The Matador (Johnny Cash song)

"The Matador"
Single by Johnny Cash
from the album Old Golden Throat
B-side "Still in Town"
Released September 1963
Recorded 1963
Genre Country
Length 2:48
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash
Producer(s) Don Law, Frank Jones
Johnny Cash singles chronology
"Ring of Fire"
"The Matador"
"Understand Your Man"

"The Matador" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Johnny Cash. It was released in September 1963. The single peaked at number two on the country charts.[1] "The Matador" also crossed over to the Hot 100, peaking at number 44.[2] The song was written by Cash and his wife, June Carter Cash. It was later included on the album Old Golden Throat; along with the b-side "Still in Town".

Chart performance

Chart (1963) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 44


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 75.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 111.
  3. ^ "Johnny Cash Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Johnny Cash Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.

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