Let Me Be There
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|"Let Me Be There"|
|Single by Olivia Newton-John|
|from the album Let Me Be There|
|B-side||Maybe Then I'll Think of You (most of the world)
If Not For You (Japan)
|Olivia Newton-John singles chronology|
"Let Me Be There" is a popular song written by John Rostill. It was first recorded by Olivia Newton-John in 1973 and included on her album of the same title. The country-influenced song was Newton-John's first Top 10 single in the U.S., peaking at No. 6, and also won her a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocalist. Mike Sammes sings a bass vocal harmony on the song.
"Let Me Be There" was recorded live by Elvis Presley, and sung at many concerts until his death in 1977. Probably the most noted Elvis cover was recorded on March 20, 1974 live at a concert in Memphis, Tennessee. Most of that concert was released on July 7, 1974 as the album Elvis: As Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis. The cover of "Let Me Be There" from that show was also released as track 5 on the Moody Blue album on July 19, 1977. Tanya Tucker recorded the song for her gold album Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone) in 1974 and included on several greatest hits compilations.
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||6|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks||3|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles||7|
|Canadian RPM Top Singles||2|
|Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks||3|
|Canadian RPM Country Tracks||11|
|Australian Kent Music Report||11|
"The Happiest Girl In the Whole USA" (Donna Fargo, 1973)
|Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance
"Love Song" (Anne Murray, 1975)
- "American single certifications – Olivia Newton-John – Let Me Be There". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
- Morse, Ann; Keely, John (March 1, 1976). Olivia Newton-John. Creative Education.
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