On their debut album, America , was not initially the song A Horse with No Name , but on the advice of producer Ian Samwell was decided the song still add to the album.
The song was initially Desert Song to be called, but this was later amended. The song was written on a rainy day in England and has the intention to provide a heat and drought desert . The underlying origin of the song is the youth of Dewey Bunnell , he grew up in the vicinity of Vandenberg Air Force Base  .
The song was in some parts of the United States, including Kansas City , banned because the song was referring to drug use  ("horse" is a United States used synonym for heroin ). The song then won the first position on the U.S. chart .
In the Netherlands the number on the eleventh position, was the highest ranking of the band America in the Netherlands.
Dutch Top 40 [ edit ]Edit
|Chart position: 15-01-1972 t / m 26-02-1972|
Dutch Single Top 100 [ edit ]Edit
|Chart position: 22-01-1972 t / m 19-02-1972|
|Number (s) with markings
in the Radio 2 Top 2000
|A horse with no name||175||245||141||96||109||135||119||155||113||126||199||184||244||223||297|
- The Danish rock band DAD has been covered the song on their album DAD Draws a Circle .
- The song can be heard in the soundtrack of the game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on the radio station K-DST .
- The melody is by Michael Jackson taken over and used for his song "A Place With No Name". Its existence was announced a few weeks after his death.