Let Me Be the One (Exposé song)

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"Let Me Be the One"
Single by Exposé
from the album Exposure
B-side "Love Is Our Destiny"
Released August 1987
Format 7", 12", cassingle
Genre Freestyle, Pop
Length 4:18 (album version)
4:05 (single version)
Label Arista
Writer(s) Lewis Martineé
Producer(s) Lewis Martineé
Exposé singles chronology
"Point of No Return"
(re-release)
(1987)
"Let Me Be the One"
(1987)
"Seasons Change"
(1987)

"Let Me Be the One" is a 1987 song by the freestyle girl group Exposé. The song was written by producer and group founder Lewis Martineé and appears on their debut album, Exposure. The lead vocals on the song were performed by Gioia Bruno.

Reception[edit]

Released as a single in August 1987, "Let Me Be the One" became the group's third consecutive top-ten single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in October of that year, when it peaked at No. 7.[1] The song also reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart.[2] In the United Kingdom, the song reached No. 76 on the British pop chart.[3]

Track listing[edit]

7" single
No. Title Length
1. "Let Me Be the One" (Single Version) 4:05
2. "Love Is Our Destiny"   3:16
12" single
No. Title Length
1. "Let Me Be the One" (Extended Mix) 8:04
2. "Let Me Be the One" ("Crossover" Mix) 4:39
3. "Let Me Be the One" (Radio Edit / Single Version) 4:05
4. "Let Me Be the One" (Dub Mix) 8:34
UK 12" single
No. Title Length
1. "Let Me Be the One" (Extended Mix) 8:04
2. "Let Me Be the One" ("Crossover" Mix) 4:54
3. "Love Is Our Destiny"   3:16
Germany CD single
No. Title Length
1. "Let Me Be the One" (Remix) 8:04
2. "Love Is Our Destiny"   3:16
3. "Megamix "  

Charts[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
Canada RPM Top Singles[4] 47
UK Singles Chart[3] 76
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 7
US Hot Dance Club Play[5] 2
US Hot Dance Singles Sales[5] 13
US Hot Black Singles[5] 29

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1987) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 77

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 215.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco 1974-2003, (Record Research Inc.), page 94.
  3. ^ a b UK Singles Chart info Chartstats.com. Retrieved 17 May 2009.
  4. ^ http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/rpm/028020-119.01-e.php?brws_s=1&file_num=nlc008388.0893&type=1&interval=24&PHPSESSID=4u444os8oh391jedk635aciqd7
  5. ^ a b c d http://www.allmusic.com/album/exposure-mw0000189944/awards
  6. ^ http://longboredsurfer.com/charts/1987.php

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