Wings Upon Your Horns (song)

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"Wings Upon Your Horns"
Single by Loretta Lynn
from the album Wings Upon Your Horns
B-side"Let's Get Back Down to Earth"
ReleasedOctober 1969
Format7" single
Recorded1 October 1969
Bradley's Barn, Mount Juliet, Tennessee, U.S.
Songwriter(s)Loretta Lynn
Producer(s)Owen Bradley
Loretta Lynn singles chronology
"To Make a Man (Feel Like a Man)"
"Wings Upon Your Horns"
"I Know How"

"Wings Upon Your Horns" is a song written and originally performed by American country music artist Loretta Lynn. It was released as a single in October 1969 via Decca Records.

Background and reception[edit]

"Wings Upon Your Horns" was recorded at the Bradley's Barn on October 1, 1969. Located in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, the session was produced by renowned country music producer Owen Bradley. Two additional tracks were recorded during this session including one of Lynn's signature hits "Coal Miner's Daughter".[1]

"Wings Upon Your Horns" reached number eleven on the Billboard Hot Country Singles survey in 1969. The song became her first secular single since 1963 to miss the top ten slot. Additionally, the song peaked at number five on the Canadian RPM Country Songs chart during this same period. It was included on her studio album, Wings Upon Your Horns (1970).[2][3]

"Wings Upon Your Horns" has been considered one of Lynn's most controversial recordings. The song describes the loss of a woman's virginity by using religious concepts.[4]

Track listings[edit]

7" vinyl single[5]
  • "Wings Upon Your Horns" – 2:35
  • "Let's Get Back Down to Earth" – 2:01


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1969-1970) Peak
Canada Country Songs (RPM)[3] 5
US Hot Country Singles (Billboard)[2] 11


  1. ^ "Praguefrank's Country Discography 2: Loretta Lynn, part 1". Praguefrank. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research.
  3. ^ a b "Search results for "Loretta Lynn" under Country Singles". RPM. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  4. ^ Scott, Jason. "6 Controversial Classics From Loretta Lynn". One Country. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  5. ^ ""Wings Upon Your Horns"/"Let's Get Back Down to Earth"". Discogs. Retrieved 16 April 2016.