Singers: The Unhokey Okie

Trailers for sale or rent,

Rooms to let fifty cents,

No phone, no pool, no pets.

Ain't got no cigarettes.

Ah but two hours of pushin' broom

Buys an eight-by-twelve fourbit room.

I'm a man of means,

By no means,

King of the road.

With a plunking background and a beat that makes it sound somehow like a lilting dirge, that bit of drifter's lingo is the hottest item on the current top pop charts. Out less than two months, King of the Road passed the three-quarters of a million sales mark last week, is fourth...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!