Last.fm Trends: Loretta Lynn Tackles Country Greats

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Last.fm Trends countdown of CMA Entertainers of the Year has reached 1972, and today it’s the turn of Loretta Lynn.

Find out how her country classics are doing now, and what’s really top of her charts.

Lynn’s top tracks are, for the most part, a run down of the best loved songs from 2004’s Van Lear Rose.

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Produced by Jack White, the album was lauded as a perfect tribute to her career to date, touching on the poignant, elegant and occasionally political songs she made a name for herself with.

Of the songs she released in 1972, only “Rated X” – a song infamously banned from the airwaves – breaks her top 50 tracks. The most popular of her classic hits – “Coal Miner’s Daughter” – is enjoying a resurgence, with hundreds of listeners turning to it every week.

For a lady as groundbreaking and occasionally controversial as Lynn, it probably suits her to know that the newer cuts have captured the ears of her fans around the world today.

Every weekday throughout October Last.fm Trends will be celebrating Country Music Month by looking at legendary CMA winners through the years. Discover more today, at Last.fm Trends.

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