Love Is the Foundation (song)

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"Love Is the Foundation"
Single by Loretta Lynn
from the album Love Is the Foundation
B-side "What Sundown Does to You"
Released April 23, 1973
Genre Country
Label MCA
Writer(s) William Cody Hall
Producer(s) Owen Bradley
Loretta Lynn singles chronology
"Rated "X""
"Love Is the Foundation"
"Hey Loretta"

"Love Is the Foundation" is the title track from the 1973 album by Loretta Lynn. "Love Is the Foundation", written by William Cody Hall, was Lynn's seventh number one on the U.S. country singles chart as a solo artist. The single stayed at number one for two weeks and spent a total of thirteen weeks on the chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 2
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 209. 
Preceded by
"Why Me"
by Kris Kristofferson
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

July 14-July 21, 1973
Succeeded by
"You Were Always There"
by Donna Fargo
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

July 21, 1973
Succeeded by
"Don't Fight the Feelings of Love"
by Charley Pride