A Horse With No Name: AMERICA

Australian singles chart:
A Horse With No Name entered the Kent charts on 13 March 1972 and peaked at #2. The song was #25 on the Top 100 of 1972.

The song is on America which entered the Kent album charts on 10 April 1972 and peaked at #3.

Dewey Bunnell

Ian Samwell

Record label of Australian release:
Warner Bros

Writer Dewey Bunnell says he remembered his childhood travels through the Arizona and New Mexico desert when his family lived at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Bunnell has explained that A Horse with No Name was “a metaphor for a vehicle to get away from life’s confusion into a quiet, peaceful place”.
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American Songwriter:
Dewey Bunnell: “I didn’t question the song. I felt like it suddenly appeared, like waking up in a dream. It was a dream of being on a horse and realising that I don’t even know the name of this horse. And there was serious heat. I remember getting sunburned severely as a kid and it was on a beach. It wasn’t in the desert. But I guess in my mind’s eye, I was thinking, ‘I’m on this horse, I’m going somewhere, who knows where? I don’t know the name of the horse. Maybe I didn’t even have a hat on.’”
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