March 1972 – Horse With No Name by America

March 1972 – a song popular in this month – Horse With No Name by America

America was formed in England by sons of US servicemen who were stationed there.

Interesting facts about Horse With No Name & America

This was originally titled “Desert Song,” since Bunnell wrote it based on the desert scenery he encountered when his dad was stationed at an Air Force base in Santa Barbara County, California.

According to Dewey Bunnell, the “horse” represents a means of entering a place of tranquility, and this tranquil place was best represented by the desert, which sounded pretty good to him while he was stuck in rainy England.

Released as a single in the UK, it shot to #3 in January 1972, prompting the group’s label, Warner Bros., to issue the single in the US and also release the album with the song included. On March 25, both the single and album hit #1 in the US; the song stayed at the top spot for three weeks, the album for five.

America did the soundtrack to Rankin Bass’s classic animated film The Last Unicorn.

America is known for their soft rock sound. This genre gained popularity after the breakup of The Beatles. The music is usually highly orchestrated and heavy on ballads.

A 2010 episode of the TV series Breaking Bad is titled “Caballo sin Nombre,” Spanish for “Horse With No Name.” At the beginning of this episode, the main character Walter White sings along to the song on his car radio, and then at the end he sings it again.

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45 thoughts on “March 1972 – Horse With No Name by America

  1. I’m with Kerry – this is one of my favourite EVER songs. You have such a knack of posting music that I adore for which I thank you. I also thank you for the fascinating facts …. I would never have known. Hugs to you and I hope today has been a good day for you 🙂

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    • Yes, I have to agree with you Brian, I think that is one reason I am just stuck in the 70’s when it comes to my music. There is some great music during that time. Thanks my friend for stopping by, have a great Monday. 🙂

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  2. I’m trying to catch myself up on the posts I missed-this is a favorite song and a favorite band of mine….I love folk music, I would have made a wicked hippie! Thanks for the great post Terry 🙂

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  3. Aww – I just love this song and the band of course, too! I remember very clearly falling in love with their music when I watched The Last Unicorn for the first time when I was little 🙂 What a fantastic band! Thank you so much for this, Terry! xxx

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