I Wanna Be Free (album)

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I Wanna Be Free
Studio album by Loretta Lynn
Released 1971
Genre Country
Length 28:50
Label Decca
Producer Owen Bradley
Loretta Lynn chronology
We Only Make Believe
I Wanna Be Free
You're Lookin' At Country
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

I Wanna Be Free is a 1971 studio album by American country music singer-songwriter, Loretta Lynn.

This was Lynn's third studio album of 1971 and her second studio album as a solo artist of the year. The lead single was the title track. The song peaked at #3 on the Billboard Country Chart and also made the Billboard Hot 100. The album peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200 and #110 on the Billboard 200. The album's 11 tracks includes Lynn's self-penned "I Wanna Be Free" and hit singles from the year, including Janis Joplin's "Me and Bobby McGee", Sammi Smith's "Help Me Make It Through the Night", and Lynn Anderson's "Rose Garden". The back cover liner notes are written by Teddy Wilburn.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Wanna Be Free" - (Loretta Lynn)
  2. "Help Me Make It Through the Night" - (Kris Kristofferson)
  3. "See That Mountain" (Connie Moore)
  4. "When You Leave My World" (Sharon Higgins)
  5. "Put Your Hand In the Hand" - (Gene MacLellan)
  6. "If I Never Love Again (It Will Be Too Soon)" (Loretta Lynn, Teddy Wilburn)
  7. "Me and Bobby McGee" - (Fred Foster, Kris Kristofferson)
  8. "When You're Poor" (Tracy Lee)
  9. "Rose Garden" - (Joe South)
  10. "Drive You Out of Mind" (Loretta Lynn, Lorene Allen)
  11. "I'm One Man's Woman" (Lynn, Peggy Sue Wells)

Chart positions[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1971 Country Albums 5
1971 Pop Albums 110

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1971 "I Wanna Be Free" Country Singles 1
Pop Singles 94