Woman of the World/To Make a Man

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Woman of the World/To Make a Man
Loretta Lynn-Woman of the World.jpg
Studio album by Loretta Lynn
Released 1969
Genre Country
Label Decca
Producer Owen Bradley
Loretta Lynn chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Woman of the World/To Make a Man is a 1969 studio album by American country music singer-songwriter, Loretta Lynn.

This was Lynn's second album of 1969, released on Decca Records. The album was named after the two singles spawned from it. The lead single, "Woman of the World (Leave My World Alone)" went to #1 in 1969 and became Lynn's third #1 of her career (she would have 16 #1s). The second single, "To Make a Man (Feel Like a Man)" was a Loretta Lynn composition that went to #3 on the Billboard Country Chart in 1969. The album includes a cover of Tammy Wynette's "Stand by Your Man", Lynn's biggest rival at the time. Lynn also recorded other covers for the album, including Merle Haggard's "Today I Started Loving You Again" and Brenda Lee's "Johnny One Time". Lynn continued to write songs for this album, including co-writing songs with the Wilburn Brothers.

Allmusic gave the album an average rating, saying, "a couple of misfire tracks keep this from being the best of this country singing queen's many fine albums for this label." The website gave the album three out of five stars. The album peaked at #2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart as well as peaking at #148 on the Billboard 200. By now most of Lynn's albums were charting the Billboard 200.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Woman of the World (Leave My World Alone)" - 2:54 (Sharon Higgins)
  2. "Johnny One Time" - 2:45 (Dallas Frazier, A.L. Owens)
  3. "If You Were Mine to Lose" - 2:50 (Mickey Jaco)
  4. "The Only Time I Hurt" - 2:44 (Lynn)
  5. "No One Will Ever Know" - 2:35 (Mel Foree, Fred Rose)
  6. "Big Sister, Little Sister" - 2:40 (Frances Heighton, Lynn)
  7. "To Make a Man (Feel Like a Man)" - 2:15 (Lynn)
  8. "Today, I Started Loving You Again" - 2:17 (Merle Haggard, Bonnie Owens)
  9. "Stand by Your Man" - 2:51 (Billy Sherrill, Tammy Wynette)
  10. "One Little Reason" - 2:47 (Lynn)
  11. "I'm Lonesome for Trouble Tonight" - 2:34 (Lynn, Doyle Wilburn)

Chart positions[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1969 Country Albums 2
1969 Pop Albums 148

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1969 "Woman of the World (Leave My World Alone)" Country Singles 1
1969 "To Make a Man (Feel Like a Man)" Country Singles 3