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Single by ZZ Top
from the album Rio Grande Mud
RecordedBrian Studios
Ardent Studios
Memphis, Tennessee
GenreRock music
Writer(s)Billy Gibbons
Steve Perron
Ken Cordray[1]
Producer(s)Bill Ham
ZZ Top singles chronology

"Francine" is a song by the American rock group ZZ Top from their album Rio Grande Mud, released in 1971. "Francine" gave ZZ Top their first bona fide hit reaching #69 on the Billboards charts. It is the only single released from the Rio Grande Mud album. Dusty Hill also recorded a Spanish sung version as well, though Gibbons frequently handles the vocals on stage. Various official ZZ Top releases throughout the years, beginning in 1972, have used the alternative spelling "Francene", especially on the various 45 releases both within and outside the United States. The song was actually written by Steve Perron and Kenny Cordray. They were not given credit for many years.[2]


  • Frank Beard – drums
  • Billy Gibbons – guitar, lead vocals
  • Dusty Hill – bass guitar, backing vocals


  1. ^ BMI entry for song BMI, accessed June 25, 2013
  2. ^ Deborah Frost (1985). ZZ Top - Bad And Worldwide. New York: Rolling Stone Press. ISBN 0020029500.


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