Top 10 Tammy Wynette Songs

Tammy Wynette Songs

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Our Top 10 Tammy Wynette Songs takes a look at the songs of one of the most famous musical voices of all time. Not only was she known as one of the most important voices in country music, she was one of the most successful female country artists of all time. Her reign was especially strong in the 1960s and early 1970s where she simply scored hit after hit. She will always be remembered most of all for her signature hit “Stand By You Man,” which was a powerful testament to the power of country music and the impact it had across all genres. We can never underestimate the influence of county on rock and roll and it’s one of the standing principles of why we cover county on our classic rock history site. And of course it also works the other way around as many legendary rockers like Jerry Lee Lewis turned to country music after their rock and roll careers began to fade. Like we always say, it’s all connected.

Tammy Wynette was born in 1942 in Tremont, Mississippi. While in her late 20s she married another county music legend in George Jones creating a powerful county music team. We would see many country music stars marry each other over the years like Faith Hill and Tim McGraw going all the way back to Johnny Cash and June Carter. Some of them lasted, many did not.

Throughout her career Tammy Wynette would release an amazing body of work. Tammy Wynette released her first album in 1967 entitled Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad on Epic Records. From that point on she would constantly release albums and singles at a rapid pace. She released two albums eash in 1967, 1968 and 1969. In 1970 she released four studio albums including the records The Ways to Love a Man, Tammy’s Touch , The First Lady  and Christmas with Tammy. That’s ten albums released in her first four years. Not even The Beatles or Elton John did that. In the end, Tammy Wynette would release thirty three studio albums and over twenty compilations. Tammy Wynette would have incredible success on the singles charts where she scored many number one hits from a catalog of sixty four single releases. With such a large catalog of success, picking only ten songs is no easy task as there are so many we would like to present. Nonetheless, we can only pick ten on a top 10 list , so here you go……

# 10 – Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad

We open up our top 10 Tammy Wynette songs list with her first top 10 single entitled “Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad.” This country rocker had hit written all over it when it was first released. The song was released on the album also entitled Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad. It was the second single released from the album. The album was released in 1966. The song “Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad.” exploded onto the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts hitting number three. Tammy Wynette had arrived on the scene. The song “Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad ” was composed by Billy Sherrill and Glenn Sutton

# 9 -My Elusive Dreams

Moving on with our top 10 Tammy Wynette songs list we take a listen to the great song entitled “My Elusive Dreams.”  The song was released on the album named after the great single entitled My Elusive Dreams. The My Elusive Dreams album was released in 1967. It was the first single released from the album. “My Elusive Dreams,” is a very special song in the career of Tammy Wynette as it became her first number one single of her career as it hit number one on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts.  “My Elusive Dreams” was also her first song to break into the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number eighty three. “My Elusive Dreams,” was composed by  Billy Sherrill and Curly Putman. The song has covered by many artists over the years including a great version by Tom Jones.

# 8 – Sometimes When We Touch

In the number eight spot on our top 10 Tammy Wynette songs list we present the song entitled “Sometimes When We Touch” This would become the last top 10 hit of Tammy Wynette’s career. This was an amazing cover of the beautiful Dan Hill song that was a bug hit in the 1970s. Tammy Wynette’s version was released on the album also entitled Sometimes When We Touch. The album was released in 1985. “Sometimes When We Touch,” was the first single released from the album. The song “Sometimes When We Touch,” was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number six.

# 7 – ‘Til I Can Make It on My Own

In the number seven position on our top 10 Tammy Wynette songs list is the heartbreaking song entitled “‘Til I Can Make It on My Own.”  The song “‘Til I Can Make It on My Own,” was released on the album also entitled Til I Can Make It on My Own. The album was released in 1976. It was the first single released from the album. “‘Til I Can Make It on My Own was a monster hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number one. The song also broke into the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number eighty four. The song “‘Til I Can Make It on My Own,”  also was a hit on the Canadian Country Music Charts rising all the way to number one. “‘Til I Can Make It on My Own” was composed by George Richey, Billy Sherrill and Tammy Wynette

# 6 – Good Lovin’ (Makes It Right)

Landing in the number six spot on our top 10 Tammy Wynette songs list we present rockin honky tonk song  “Good Lovin’ (Makes It Right).” The song “Good Lovin’ (Makes It Right),” was released on the album entitled Tammy’s Greatest Hits, Volume Two.  The album was released in 1971. She knocks it out of the ballpark with her vocal performance on this one. “Good Lovin’ (Makes It Right),” was the first single released from the album. The song “Good Lovin’ (Makes It Right),” was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number one. The song  was also a number one hit on the Canadian Country Music Charts. “Good Lovin’ (Makes It Right),”was composed by Billy Sherrill.

# 5 – Another Lonely Song

At the halfway point on our top 10 Tammy Wynette songs list is the song entitled “Another Lonely Song.” It’s tough to lose your love to another and you can hear the pain in Tammy’s voice on this one. The heartbreaking song “Another Lonely Song,” was issued on the album entitled Another Lonely Song. The album was released in 1973. “Another Lonely Song was the second single released from the album. The song “Another Lonely Song,” was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts reaching all the way up to the number one spot. “Another Lonely Song,” was composed by Billy Sherrill and Norro Wilson.

# 4 – Run Woman Run

At the number four spot on our top 10 Tammy Wynette songs list we present the song entitled “Run Woman Run”  This one always reminded me of the song “Stand By Your Man.” It sounded like a sad sequel.This slow burner song was released on the album entitled The First Lady. The album was released in 1970. It was the first single released from the album. “Run Woman Run,” was a number one single on the Billboard Country Charts.  The song “Run Woman Run,” was composed by Ann Booth, Duke Goff and Dan Hoffman.

# 3 – I Don’t Wanna Play House

Moving along on our top 10 Tammy Wynette songs list we present the song entitled “I Don’t Wanna Play House.” The song was released on the album entitled Take Me to Your World/I Don’t Wanna Play House. The album was released in 1967. It was the first single released from the album. The song “I Don’t Wanna Play House,” was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts slamming at number one. “I Don’t Wanna Play House,” was composed by Billy Sherrill and Glenn Sutton.

# 2 – D-I-V-O-R-C-E

Well there is quite a contrast between the meaning of our number one and number two songs on our Tammy Wynette songs list. Sadly, there are probably just as many or even more that can relate to the number two song than the number one song. And folks we will leave it at that. From a commercial perspective though, this one was a huge hit for Tammy Wynette. The song “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” was released on the album also entitled D-I-V-O-R-C-E. The album was released in 1968,  It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts peaking at number  one. The song “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number sixty four. The sad song “D-I-V-O-R-C-E”  was composed by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman.

# 1 -Stand by Your Man

There are not many more bigger country songs than Tammy Wynette’s classic recording “Stand by Your Man.” Some would argue it’s the most famous country song of all time. Of course not everyone agreed with the song’s premise. For many it was a controversial songs and for others it was a no brainer. Regardless of how you felt or feel about the song, it’s a legendary one for sure.

The song “Stand by Your Man,” was released on the album titled Stand by Your Man. The album was released in 1968. It was the first single released from the album. The song “Stand by Your Man,” was one of the biggest hits ever on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts where it stayed at number one for almost a month. Everyone knew who Tammy Wynette was after “Stand by Your Man,” was released.  The song “Stand by Your Man,” would also become Tammy Wynette’s first and only top 20 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 where it reached the number nineteen spot. The extraordinary song “Stand by Your Man,” also was a number one hit in the United Kingdom and Canada. The song  “Stand by Your Man,” was composed by Billy Sherrill and Tammy Wynette.

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