Will the Wolf Survive (song)

"Will the Wolf Survive?" is a single by American Chicano rock band Los Lobos. It was released in 1984 as the second single from their album How Will the Wolf Survive? The song reached number 26 on the Billboard Top Rock Tracks chart and number 78 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1]

"Will the Wolf Survive?"
Single by Los Lobos
from the album How Will the Wolf Survive?
GenreChicano rock
LabelSlash/Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s)David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez
Producer(s)T-Bone Burnett
Los Lobos singles chronology
"Don't Worry Baby"
"Will the Wolf Survive?"
"Shakin' Shakin' Shakes"

Chart performance

Chart (1984) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Rock Tracks 26
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 78

Waylon Jennings version

"Will the Wolf Survive?"
Single by Waylon Jennings
from the album Will the Wolf Survive?
B-side"I've Got Me a Woman"
ReleasedMay 17, 1986
Songwriter(s)David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez
Producer(s)Jimmy Bowen, Waylon Jennings
Waylon Jennings singles chronology
"Working Without a Net"
"Will the Wolf Survive?"
"Even Cowgirls Get the Blues"

"Will the Wolf Survive?" was also recorded by American country music artist Waylon Jennings. It was released in May 1986 as the second single and title track from the album Will the Wolf Survive?. The song reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[3]

Chart performance

Chart (1986) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 5
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 5


  1. Los Lobos Billboard Singles
  2. "Los Lobos Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  3. Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 176.
  4. "Waylon Jennings Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.

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