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Cowboys always bring the cattle home safe, or so say the tunes in this list of songs about cowboys. Musicians are wanderers, touring and seldom home, so it makes sense they would have an affinity with the nomadic cowboy image. The outlaw aspect of cowboys is also appealing to many a rock ‘n roller, who love to draw comparisons in epic ballads. Whatever the attraction to cowboys is, there’s sure to be a cowboy song on this list that you would want playing in your saloon.

The Eagles’ “Desperado” is actually the title track of their second album, which is outlaw themed. “Wanted Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi was written by Jon Bon Jovi after realizing the similarities between the rock ‘n roll lifestyle and the lifestyle of Old West outlaws.
 

“Rhinestone Cowboy” was a hit song for Glen Campbell, which tells the tale of a musician who’s just surviving, but will live to see the day that his success shines.

Which songs wrangle you in every time you hear them? Vote for your favorites! If there’s a song about cowboys that’s not on the list, please add it to the stable, err, list.

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edward1111100 added Roy Rogers, Elton John

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Rhinestone Cowboy Glen Campbell

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Desperado The Eagles

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Space Cowboy Steve Miller Band

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Big Iron Marty Robbins

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Back in the Saddle Aerosmith

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Cowboy Song Thin Lizzy

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New Kid in Town The Eagles

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All Around Cowboy Waylon Jennings

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Cowboy (medley): Cattle Call /... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Songs About Cowboys

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Cowboy Casanova Carrie Underwood

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Ride Like The Wind Christopher Cross

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Cowboys and Angels George Michael

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I Wanna Be a Cowboy Boys Don't Cry

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Cowboy of Dreams Crosby^! Stills^! Nash & Young, Crosby & Nash

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Cowboy Coffee The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

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Cowboy Style Kylie Minogue

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Good Cowboy Brooks & Dunn

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Cowboy in the Jungle Jimmy Buffett

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Broken Down Cowboy John Fogerty

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Cowboy, Cowboy Brooks & Dunn

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Cowboy Town Brooks & Dunn

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Cowboy Movies Waylon Jennings

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Asphalt Cowboy Jason Aldean

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Last Driftin' Cowboy Hank Williams, Jr.

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Cowboy Cadillac Garth Brooks

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Cowboys Like Us George Strait

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The Cowboy Rides Away George Strait

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Cowboy Logic The Charlie Daniels Band

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Cowboy Boogie Randy Travis

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Cowboy Kid Rock

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Ride Cowboy Ride Bon Jovi

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All Around Cowboy Johnny Cash

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Midnight Cowboy Faith No More

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Cowboy Take Me Away Dixie Chicks

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Watcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Songs About Cowboys
Watcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy Garth Brooks, Chris LeDoux

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When I Was a Cowboy John Denver

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Lonesome Rodeo Cowboy George Strait