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"Blanket On the Ground"
Single by Billie Jo Spears
from the album Blanket On the Ground
Released February 1975 (U.S.)
Format 7"
Recorded 1974
Genre Country
Length 3:23
Label United Artists Records
Writer(s) Roger Bowling

"Blanket on the Ground" is a song made famous by country music singer Billie Jo Spears. Originally released in 1975, the song became her first and only song to reach No. 1 on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart. Further, it crossed over into the Hot 100 pop charts, peaking at #78.

Somewhat rare for a country song, it was a major smash in the UK, hitting #6 there in July 1975.

Sources

  • Roland, Tom, "The Billboard Book of Number One Country Hits" (Billboard Books, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1991 (ISBN 0-82-307553-2)), p. 62-63
  • Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs: 1944-2005," 2006.

Succession

Preceded by
"Always Wanting You"
by Merle Haggard and the Strangers
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number one single

April 26, 1975
Succeeded by
"Roll On Big Mama"
by Joe Stampley

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