Tammy Wynette has placed twenty number one singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Five decades ago, precisely in 1967, she set two number one singles called “I Don’t Wanna Play House” and “My Elusive Dreams.” Those songs helped her prominence. Indeed, those became her trademark songs besides “Stand by Your Man.”
Tammy Wynette was indeed a legend. She is considered one of the best country artists of all time. She recorded and released albums and songs that country music enthusiasts loved. On the other hand, her other number one singles were “We’re Gonna Hold On”, “DIVORCE”, “Take Me to Your World”, “Kids Say the Darndest Things”, “He Loves Me All the Way”, “The Ways to Love a Man”, “You and Me”, “Run , Woman, Run”, “Til I Get it Right”, “Good Lovin’ (Makes it Right)”, “Golden Ring”, “Til I Can Make it On My Own”, “Another Lonely Song”, “My Man”, “Bedtime Story”, and “Singing My Song”. Meanwhile, her last single to top the chart was “Near You” which charted back on February 5, 1977.
My Elusive Dreams
Billy Sherrill and Curly Putman pooled resources for the words and lyrics of “My Elusive Dreams.” Tammy Wynette and David Houston recorded and released the single in July 1967. The song was part of Tammy Wynette’s album of the same name. Various artists recorded the song. However, the most successful of them all was from Tammy and David. With this, it placed at number one spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart on September 16, 1967.
Interestingly, Tammy Wynette and George Jones re-recorded and re-released “My Elusive Dreams” in 1973.
I Don’t Wanna Play House
Billy Sherrill and Glenn Sutton pooled resources for the words and lyrics of “I Don’t Wanna Play House.” Tammy Wynette released the song in July 1967 under her album of the same name. The song earned her Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. Also, the song peaked at number one spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart on October 14, 1967.
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