Let Me Be the One (The Carpenters song)

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"Let Me Be the One"
Single by The Carpenters
from the album Carpenters and From the Top
Released 1971, 1991
Format Promo CD single
Recorded 1971
Genre Pop
Label A&M
Writer(s) Roger Nichols, Paul Williams
Producer(s) Richard Carpenter
The Carpenters singles chronology
"If I Had You"
"Let Me Be the One"
"Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again"

"Let Me Be the One" is a song written in 1971 by Roger Nichols and Paul Williams. It first appeared on the 1971 album Carpenters by The Carpenters.

"Let Me Be the One" is a relatively short song, with a run time of 2:25. The song was a potential Carpenters single release in 1971, but Richard Carpenter did not feel that it was likely to be successful.

The 1991 remix for "Let Me Be the One" can only be found on the From the Top box set, for which it was released as a promotional single. It starts off with Karen counting off, and Richard's piano line is very different from the original 1971 mix found on the Carpenters album. In the original 1971 mix, the song fades out; the 1991 remix continues through to the point where Karen and the rest of the musicians create a conclusion.


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