Frankie Laine – Rawhide, is a Western song written by Ned Washington (lyrics) and composed by Dimitri Tiomkin in 1958. It was originally recorded by Frankie Laine. The song was used as the theme to Rawhide, a western television series that ran on CBS from 1959 to 1966. Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.
Frankie Laine – Rawhide
Song by Frankie Laine
Composer(s) Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyricist(s) Ned Washington
101 Strings Orchestra
Big John Bates
The Blues Brothers (on the soundtrack to their eponymous film)
Dezperadoz (The legend and the truth album, 2006)
Happy Feet Two
Helgi Björnsson (Icelandic, as Ríðum, ríðum, ríðum)
The Jackson 5
Frankie Laine (performed again with Jimmy Carroll and his orchestra). This version was used in 2013 in an advertisement for Google Chrome.
The Men They Couldn’t Hang
The New Zealand Railways Department used a cover of the song in a 1978 television advertisement for its freight services.
Nassim (full name Nassim Ait-Kaci) recorded an instrumental version for the soundtrack of Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland.
Riders in the Sky
Sheb Wooley (who actually starred in Rawhide)
Jan Rot translated the song in Dutch as “Yippieyayee” for the album An + Jan gaan landelijk, 2008