Dukes of Hazzard
First Released Losers, Kings and Things We Don't Understand
Length 0:41
Singer Chris

Dukes of Hazzard (originally titled "Theme from The Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys)") is a song made famous by country music singer Waylon Jennings. Recognizable to fans as the theme to the Wikipedia:CBS comedy adventure television series The Dukes of Hazzard, the song became a No. 1 hit on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart in 1980.

Song HistoryEdit

Jennings, who had served as the narrator for the 1975 movie Moonrunners, was tapped to serve in the same capacity for The Dukes of Hazzard (which premiered on CBS in 1979 and was based on Moonrunners). Jennings wrote the theme song for the show, eventually cutting two versions; in addition to the television version, he recorded a slightly different version for commercial sale and radio airplay. [1]

"Theme From The Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys)" became Jennings' 12th No. 1 hit overall (10th as a solo recording act) in November 1980. It also became his biggest hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 21.[2] It also appeared in the British charts.

The song was certified gold for sales of 1 million units by the Recording Industry Association of America [1]


Just the good old boys
they're never meaning no harm
yeah, well all they ever saw
was the trouble of the law
since the day they was born

Flatten the curves
straighten the hills
Well someday the road'll get em
yeah, but the law never will

Yeah, making their way, the only way they know how
that was just a little bit more than the law would allow

Just the good old boys
going as fast as they could
yeah, well they fight the system like a true modern day Robin Hood



  1. Roland, Tom, "The Billboard of Number One Country Hits" (Billboard Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1991 (ISBN 0-82-307553-2)), p. 426-427
  2. ibid.

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