9. "Theme From The Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys)"
As the narrator of CBS's 1979-85 hillbillies-in-hot-rods series The Dukes of Hazzard, Jennings set the stage every Friday night for Bo and Luke Duke's car-jumping adventures. It was also his voice singing the tailor-made theme song he wrote especially for the show. With Dukes proving popular, the parenthetically titled "Good Ol Boys" also took off on radio, racing to Number One on the country singles chart. While its lyrics obliquely referenced the law-bending main characters, Jennings wrote directly about his own below-the-neck appearances on the show in the final verse: "I'm a good ol' boy, you know my mama loves me/but she don't understand they keep a-showing my hands and not my face on TV." For such a hokey song, it was a glimmer of self-referential brilliance.