Blanket on the Ground

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"Blanket on the Ground"
Blanket on the Ground - Billie Jo Spears.jpg
Single by Billie Jo Spears
from the album Blanket on the Ground
B-side "Come on Home"
Released February 1975 (U.S.)
Format 7"
Recorded 1974
Genre Country
Length 3:23
Label United Artists
Songwriter(s) Roger Bowling
Producer(s) Larry Butler
Billie Jo Spears singles chronology
"See the Funny Little Clown"
"Blanket on the Ground"
"Stay Away from the Apple Tree"
"See the Funny Little Clown"
"Blanket on the Ground"
"Stay Away from the Apple Tree"

"Blanket on the Ground" is a song recorded by country music singer Billie Jo Spears. Released in 1975, the song reached #1 on Billboard Magazine's Hot Country Singles chart,[1] and #78 on the Hot 100 pop charts. In the United Kingdom, the song reached #6 on the pop charts.

The song was written by Roger Bowling and sung from the point of view of a middle-aged woman who coaxes her hesitant husband outdoors to make love in the moonlight.[citation needed]

Chart performance[edit]


  • Roland, Tom, "The Billboard Book of Number One Country Hits" (Billboard Books, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1991 (ISBN 0-82-307553-2)), p. 62-63


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 327. 
  2. ^ a b "Top Selling Singles of 1975 | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". 1975-12-31. Retrieved 2016-10-10. 
  3. ^ "Britain's best selling records of '75". Record Mirror. London: Billboard. January 10, 1976. p. 12. Retrieved June 13, 2016. 
  4. ^ "1975 Year End". Retrieved 2016-10-10. 
Preceded by
"Always Wanting You"
by Merle Haggard and the Strangers
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

April 26, 1975
Succeeded by
"Roll On Big Mama"
by Joe Stampley

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