Take These Chains from My Heart
"Take These Chains from My Heart" is a 1953 single by Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys, written by Fred Rose and Hy Heath. The song was the last of Hank Williams' country number-one hits. The song reached Number One on the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart.
Lee Roy Parnell version
|"Take These Chains from My Heart"|
|Single by Lee Roy Parnell|
|from the album On the Road|
|Lee Roy Parnell singles chronology|
Lee Roy Parnell covered the song on his album On the Road, with a guest vocal from Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn. Parnell's version peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||21|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||17|
- George Jones (1962) Recorded it for his lp My Favorites of Hank Williams.
- Ray Charles (1963) on the album Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music Volume Two. The song peaked at #8 on the Billboard chart and at #5 in the UK charts.
- Little Willie Littlefield recorded a version for his 1990 album Singalong with Little Willie Littlefield.
- Madeleine Peyroux (2013) on the album The Blue Room.
- Kentucky Headhunters (2005) on the album Big Boss Man.
- Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 465. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
- Whitburn, p. 315
- "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 15, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
- "Lee Roy Parnell Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Lee Roy Parnell.
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|Country & Western National Best Sellers
number one single
June 6, 1953
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