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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.[2] 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
Loretta Lynn-You Ain't Woman Enough.jpg
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
Genre Country
Length 26:53
Label Decca
Producer Owen Bradley
Loretta Lynn chronology
I Like 'Em Country
(1966)I Like 'Em Country1966
You Ain't Woman Enough
(1966)
Country Christmas
(1966)Country Christmas1966
Singles from You Ain't Woman Enough
  1. "You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)"
    Released: April 27, 1966
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

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".

Contents

Commercial performanceEdit

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.

Critical receptionEdit

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.

RecordingEdit

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.[3]

Track listingEdit

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
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
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
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

Chart positionsEdit

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Peak
position
1966 Country Albums 1
1966 Pop Albums 140

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Peak
position
1966 "You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)" Country Singles 2
1967 "A Man I Hardly Know" Country Singles 72

ReferencesEdit