Let It Be Me (song)

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"Let It Be Me"
Single by The Everly Brothers
B-sideSince You Broke My Heart
Released1960
Format7" single
GenrePop
Length2:33
LabelCadence 1376
Writer(s)Gilbert Bécaud, Manny Curtis, Pierre Delanoë
The Everly Brothers singles chronology
"(Till) I Kissed You"
(1959)
"Let It Be Me"
(1960)
"Cathy's Clown"
(1960)
 
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"Let It Be Me"
Single by The Everly Brothers
B-sideSince You Broke My Heart
Released1960
Format7" single
GenrePop
Length2:33
LabelCadence 1376
Writer(s)Gilbert Bécaud, Manny Curtis, Pierre Delanoë
The Everly Brothers singles chronology
"(Till) I Kissed You"
(1959)
"Let It Be Me"
(1960)
"Cathy's Clown"
(1960)
"Let It Be Me"
Single by Betty Everett and Jerry Butler
B-side"Ain't That Loving You Baby"
Released1964
Format7" single
GenreR&B
Length2:44
LabelVee-Jay
Writer(s)Gilbert Bécaud, Mann Curtis, Pierre Delanoë
Betty Everett and Jerry Butler singles chronology
Everett: I Can't Hear You (1964)
----
Butler: I Stand Accused (1964)
Let It Be Me
(1964)
Everett: Getting Mighty Crowded (1964)
----
Butler: Smile (with Betty Everett) (1964)

"Let It Be Me" is a popular song originally published in 1955 as "Je t'appartiens". The score was written and first recorded by Gilbert Bécaud. The lyrics were penned in French by Pierre Delanoë. The English language version used lyrics by Mann Curtis and was performed in 1957 by Jill Corey in the television series Climax!. Corey's version, with orchestration by Jimmy Carroll, was released as a single and was moderately successful. The most popular version of "Let It Be Me" was released in 1960 by The Everly Brothers. It reached 7th position on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] The harmony arrangement of this version was often emulated in subsequent remakes. This was the first Everly Brothers single to be recorded in New York, and not in Nashville. the musicians that backed up the brothers on the record included Howard Collins, Barry Galbraith and Mundell Lowe on guitar, Lloyd Trotman on Bass, Jerry Allison on drums and Hank Rowland on piano.

Chronology[edit]

1960s[edit]

1970s[edit]

1980s[edit]

1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Glen Campbell and Bobbie Gentry[edit]

Chart (1969)Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles14
U.S. Billboard Hot 10036
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks7
Canadian RPM Country Tracks1
Canadian RPM Top Singles85
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks15

Willie Nelson[edit]

Chart (1982)Peak
position
Canadian RPM Country Tracks1
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks1
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles2
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks11
U.S. Billboard Hot 10040
U.S. Cashbox Top 10047
Preceded by
"Galveston"
by Glen Campbell
RPM Country Tracks number-one single
(Glen Campbell and Bobbie Gentry)

May 26, 1969
Succeeded by
"It's a Sin"
by Marty Robbins
Preceded by
"I Will Always Love You"
by Dolly Parton
RPM Country Tracks number-one single
(Willie Nelson)

November 6-November 13, 1982
Succeeded by
"Close Enough to Perfect"
by Alabama
Preceded by
"Heartlight"
by Neil Diamond
RPM Adult Contemporary number-one single
(Willie Nelson)

November 20, 1982
Succeeded by
"Break It to Me Gently"
by Juice Newton

References[edit]

  1. ^ Trager, Oliver (1997). The American Book of the Dead: The Definitive Grateful Dead Encyclopedia. New York: Fireside Books. pp. [unknown/unpaginated]. ISBN 978-0-684-81402-5. Retrieved October 29, 2009. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 95. 
  3. ^ "The Walkers - 40 Års Jubilæumsbox". Allmusic. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 

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