You Ain't Woman Enough
You Ain't Woman Enough is the seventh studio album by American country music singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn. It was released on September 12, 1966, by Decca Records. It was Lynn's first No. 1 album on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, as well as her first album to chart on the Billboard 200.
|You Ain't Woman Enough|
|Studio album by Loretta Lynn|
|Released||September 12, 1966|
|Recorded||Nov. 15, 1965—Apr. 11, 1966|
|Studio||Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
RCA Victor Studio, Nashville, TN
|Loretta Lynn chronology|
|Singles from You Ain't Woman Enough|
The album includes five Lynn compositions, one co-written with other songwriters. Cover versions of previous hits by other artists include Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" and Dolly Parton's "Put It Off Until Tomorrow".
The album was Lynn's first chart topper, peaking at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, as well as her first album to chart on the Billboard 200, peaking at No. 140. The lead single, "You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)" became Lynn's biggest hit up to that point, peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The single's B-side, "A Man I Hardly Know", charted in 1967 at No. 72.
Allmusic gave the album a positive review, calling Lynn's cover version of the Wilburn Brothers' hit "It's Another World" an "excellent version" of their song. The song includes double track harmony vocals of Lynn singing.
Recording of the album took place over three sessions at two studios. The first two session on January 13, 1966, and March 22, 1966, were held at Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN. The final session for the album was on April 11, 1966, at RCA Victor Studio, Nashville, TN. "You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)" was recorded on November 15, 1965, during a session for 1966's I Like 'Em Country, at Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN.
|1.||"You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)"||Loretta Lynn||November 15, 1965||2:11|
|2.||"Put It Off Until Tomorrow"||Bill Owens, Dolly Parton||March 22, 1966||2:28|
|3.||"These Boots Are Made for Walkin'"||Lee Hazlewood||April 11, 1966||2:18|
|4.||"God Gave Me a Heart to Forgive"||Iva Cummings, Bob Cummings, Barbara Cummings, Loretta Lynn||January 13, 1966||2:54|
|5.||"Keep Your Change"||Loretta Lynn||January 13, 1966||1:52|
|6.||"Someone Before Me"||Bobby Hicks||April 11, 1966||2:12|
|1.||"The Darkest Day"||Loretta Lynn||April 11, 1966||2:08|
|2.||"Tippy Toeing"||Bobby Harden||March 22, 1966||1:52|
|3.||"Talking to the Wall"||Warner MacPherson, Bill Montagu||March 22, 1966||2:29|
|4.||"A Man I Hardly Know"||Loretta Lynn||January 13, 1966||2:05|
|5.||"Is It Wrong (For Loving You)"||Warner MacPherson||March 22, 1966||2:24|
|6.||"It's Another World"||Richard D. Statler||April 11, 1966||2:00|
Album – Billboard (North America)
Singles - Billboard (North America)
|1966||"You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)"||Country Singles||2|
|1967||"A Man I Hardly Know"||Country Singles||72|