Wings Upon Your Horns

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Wings Upon Your Horns
Studio album by Loretta Lynn
Released January 5, 1970
Recorded October 1969, Bradley's Barn, Mount Juliet
Genre Country
Label Decca
Producer Owen Bradley
Loretta Lynn chronology
If We Put Our Heads Together
Wings Upon Your Horns
Loretta Lynn Writes 'em & Sings 'em
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Wings Upon Your Horns is a 1970 studio album by American country music singer-songwriter, Loretta Lynn.

Wings Upon Your Horns was the first album of 1970 for Lynn, who would go on to release one additional studio album that year. She wrote or co-wrote six songs for the 11-track album, in which Lynn covered a Merle Haggard song, "I'd Rather Be Gone". The album peaked at #5 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #146 on the Billboard 200.

The title track was the only single released from the album, as another album was anticipated for the year. This song, written by Lynn alone, reached #11 on the Billboard Country Chart. The audacity of its subject, defloration, graphically referenced by the metaphor of its title, and used as a refrain in its lyrics, reflected the growing frankness about sexuality in the American culture of its time.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Wings Upon Your Horns" - (Loretta Lynn)
  2. "When I Reach the Bottom" - (Lorene Allen, Lynn)
  3. "This Stranger My Little Girl" - (Ann Burns, Barbara Fairchild, Ruby VanNoy)
  4. "I Only See the Things I Want to See" - (Loudilla Johnson, Lynn)
  5. "If You Handle the Merchandise" - (Peggy Sue Wells)
  6. "I'm Dynamite" - (Lynn)
  7. "Big Ole Hurt" - (Lynn)
  8. "I'd Rather Be Gone" - (Merle Haggard)
  9. "You Wouldn't Know An Angel" - (Lynn, Frances Rhodes)
  10. "I'll Still Be Missing You" - (Warner McPherson)
  11. "Let's Get Back Down to Earth" - (Lynn)

Chart positions[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1970 Country Albums 5
1970 Pop Albums 146

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1969 "Wings Upon Your Horns" Country Singles 11