Are these lyrics from ''Old Town Road'' or a classic TV western theme song?

Can you tell the difference between Lil Nas X and 1950s TV?

"Old Town Road" in the biggest song in America right now. (Well, technically, the remix featuring Billy Ray Cyrus.) Undeniably, the Lil Nas X single the biggest hit of 2019, having reigned atop the charts for two solid months… so far.

And it's no wonder. "Old Town Road" blends the two biggest genres in American music — hip-hop and country — into a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup of pop. Plus, as classic TV Westerns proved, everybody loves a cool cowboy.

But how well do you know the lyrics? Could you, say, tell the difference between the No. 1 song of 2019 and lyrics from a half-century-old TV western? See if you can tell them apart!

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  1. "I got the horses in the back"
  2. "I'm like the Marlboro Man so I kick on back"
  3. "A knight without armor in a savage land"
  4. "Smooth as the handle on a gun… wild as the wind in Oregon"
  5. "I been in the valley, you ain't been up off that porch"
  6. "Panther quick and leather tough"
  7. "I'm gonna ride 'til I can't no more"
  8. "Spent a lot of money on my brand new guitar"
  9. "Soon we'll be livin' high an' wide"
  10. "With an eye like an eagle and as tall as a mountain"
  11. "Hat is matte black, got the boots that's black to match"
  12. "It's the way you ride the trail that counts"

Are these lyrics from ''Old Town Road'' or a classic TV western theme song?

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PhilMelcher 2 months ago
10/12 I'm impressed considering I don't know the song nor the lyrics to 50's themes that well. A lot of it was intuition I suppose.
Angie 4 months ago
11/12. MIssed Roy Rogers. I don't' know what 'Old Town Road' or "lil Nas x(??) are and have never listened to Billy Ray, but I know my Western theme songs.
Stephen 4 months ago
You got 12 out of 12
Well, what do you say, does the music of 2019 compare to the songs of the '50s and '60s?
AndrewHass 4 months ago
I was 11/12 but on a couple i just guessed.
UTZAAKE 4 months ago
11/12. This is funny. All guesses and I only flubbed the last one. Who da thunk?
cperrynaples 4 months ago
10/12! Missed 6 and 7! Most were obvious, no old time western would use a phrase like 5, plus I do listen to opening themes!
stephaniestavropoulos 4 months ago
9/12. Only missing 3, not bad for someone who has never heard of he song or the two singers.
Anybody else who took this quiz like me and has heard of neither the Lil Nas or Billy Ray Cyrus versions of this song? Heck, I haven't even heard of those two guys! Wait, I THINK I've heard of BRC.
Would that be from "Achy Breaky Heart" or "Hanna Montana"...LOL!!!
I only just heard of that song last night but didn't listen to it.
PhilMelcher cperrynaples 2 months ago
Billy Ray also had a pretty good run with "Doc" on PAX TV. It's where Miley Cyrus got her start in acting.
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