Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)

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Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)
Loretta Lynn-Don't Come Home a Drinkin'.jpg
Studio album by Loretta Lynn
Released February 13, 1967
Recorded Nov. 16, 1965—Nov. 17, 1966
Studio Bradley's Barn, Mount Juliet, TN
Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Genre Country
Length 28:24
Label Decca
Producer Owen Bradley
Loretta Lynn chronology
Country Christmas
(1966)
''Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)''
(1967)
Singin' Again
(1967)
Singles from Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)
  1. "Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)"
    Released: October 1966
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind) is the eighth studio album by American country music singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn. It was released on February 13, 1967, by Decca Records.[2][unreliable source]

Critical reception[edit]

Allmusic gave Lynn's album a positive review, rating it five stars and calling her choice of selecting cover versions as something that "suits her perfectly", including her cover version of Ernest Tubb's "The Shoe Goes on the Other Foot Tonight".[1]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album peaked at No. 1 on Billboard"s Top Country Albums chart, and was the first album by a female Country singer to be certified Gold by the RIAA. The album also peaked at No. 80 on the Billboard 200. "Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)" was the only single released from the album and it peaked at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, becoming Lynn's first No. 1 single.

This was the first album by a female country music artist to receive "Gold" certification by the RIAA.[citation needed] The album has sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide.[citation needed]

Tracks listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)" Loretta Lynn, Peggy Sue Wells October 5, 1966 2:06
2. "I Really Don't Want to Know" Howard Barnes, Don Robertson November 17, 1966 2:56
3. "Tomorrow Never Comes" Johnny Bond, Ernest Tubb October 3, 1966 2:42
4. "There Goes My Everything" Dallas Frazier November 17, 1966 2:46
5. "The Shoe Goes on the Other Foot Tonight" Billy Mize October 3, 1966 2:30
6. "Saint to a Sinner" Betty Sue Perry November 15, 1965 2:27
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "The Devil Gets His Dues" Darrell Statler July 16, 1966 2:14
2. "I Can't Keep Away from You" Darrell Statler October 5, 1966 2:00
3. "I'm Living in Two Worlds" Jan Crutchfield October 3, 1966 2:42
4. "Get Whatcha Got and Go" Loretta Lynn, Ron Williams, Leona Williams November 17, 1966 2:00
5. "Making Plans" Voni Morrison, Johnny Russell October 3,1966 2:00
6. "I Got Caught" Loretta Lynn November 17, 1966 2:01

Chart positions[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Peak
position
1967 Country Albums 1[citation needed]
1967 Pop Albums 80[citation needed]

SinglesBillboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Peak
position
1967 "Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)" Country Singles 1[citation needed]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[3] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]