BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #270: “A HORSE WITH NO NAME”- AMERICA – MARCH 25, 1972

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Billboard #1 Hits: #270: “A Horse With No Name”- America. March 25, 1972. #1 for 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single:” A Horse With No Name”- America
  • Record Company- Warner Bros
  • Genre: Folk Rock
  • Written by Dewey Bunnell
  • Time: 4:08
  • B-side:”Everyone I Meet Is From California”
  • Album- America
  • Grade: A-
  • Peaked at #1 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #3 in UK Singles Chart. #1 in Canada.

” A Horse With No Name” was America’s first- and most successful single. Sure does sound like Neil Young- whose “Heart Of Gold” America replaced at #1. Dewey Bunnell who wrote the song admitted that he was inspired by Neil. Incredibly “A Horse With No Name” was banned on some radio stations in America- ‘horse” being a slang name for heroin.

6 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #270: “A HORSE WITH NO NAME”- AMERICA – MARCH 25, 1972

  1. I know some folks essentially discount America as a mediocre copy of CSNY. Their 1975 compilation “History: America’s Greatest Hits” was among the first vinyl records I heard. I instantly liked it and still do to this day.

  2. It’s a good one! One of those early childhood musical memories. they were slated to play in a theater in my city this spring & I toyed with idea of going but then covid and shutdowns made it a moot point!

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