“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. 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”.
“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).
Has been considered one of Lynn’s most controversial recordings. The song describes the loss of a woman’s virginity by using religious concepts
B-side “Let’s Get Back Down to Earth”
Released October 1969
Recorded 1 October 1969
Songwriter(s) Loretta Lynn
Producer(s) Owen Bradley