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Guitars, Cadillacs

"Guitars, Cadillacs"
Single by Dwight Yoakam
from the album Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.
B-side "I'll Be Gone"
Released June 30, 1986
Format 7" single
Recorded 1986
Genre Country
Length 3:02
Label Reprise 728688
Writer(s) Dwight Yoakam
Producer(s) Pete Anderson
Dwight Yoakam singles chronology
"Honky Tonk Man"
"Guitars, Cadillacs"
"It Won't Hurt"

"Guitars, Cadillacs" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Dwight Yoakam. It was released in June 1986 as the second single and partial title track from his debut album Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.. It peaked at number 4 in the United States, and number 2 in Canada.

Music video

The music video was directed by Sherman Halsey, and features Dwight Yoakam at a concert.

Critical reception

Larry Flick, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that "walking bass, twangy guitar, fiddle, and Yoakam's voice make it a pure hillbilly delight."[1]

In June 2014, Rolling Stone magazine ranked "Guitars, Cadillacs" #94 in their list of the 100 greatest country songs.[2]

In popular culture

This song plays on a jukebox in the 1991 action film Terminator 2: Judgment Day when the Terminator walks into a biker bar looking for clothes to wear, however the song was cut from television broadcasts. It was also featured in the film Dutch released the same year..

Chart performance

"Guitars, Cadillacs" debuted at number 54 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of July 12, 1986.
Chart (1986) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 4
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 2


  1. ^ Billboard, June 28, 1986
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