Let Me Know

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This article is about the Róisín Murphy song. For the song by Towa Tei featuring Chara, see Let Me Know (Towa Tei song).
"Let Me Know"
Single by Róisín Murphy
from the album Overpowered
B-side "Sunshine", "Unlovable"
Released 8 October 2007
Format CD single, digital download,
7" single, 12" single
Recorded 2007
Genre Nu-disco, dance-pop
Length 5:10
Label EMI
Writer(s) Róisín Murphy, Andy Cato
Producer(s) Róisín Murphy, Andy Cato
Róisín Murphy singles chronology
"Overpowered"
(2007)
"Let Me Know"
(2007)
"You Know Me Better"
(2008)

"Let Me Know" is a song by Irish recording artist Róisín Murphy from her second solo studio album, Overpowered. Written and produced by Murphy and Andy Cato of Groove Armada, the song was released as the album's second single on 8 October 2007. "Let Me Know" reached number twenty-eight in the United Kingdom, becoming Murphy's highest-peaking solo hit to date. The track is based on Tracy Weber's 1981 song "Sure Shot" and D. Train's 1982 song "Keep On".

Single cover[edit]

The art director of the single was British graphic designer Scott King and the photographer was Jonathan de Villiers. Murphy is depicted wearing a design by English fashion designer Gareth Pugh on the cover.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

"Let Me Know" received positive reviews from music critics. While reviewing Overpowered, Mark Edwards of The Sunday Times commented that the song's hook is "strong enough to compensate for the album's duller moments."[2] Nick Levine of Digital Spy gave the song four out of five stars, stating that it "melds propulsive synths, a nineties house piano riff and Murphy's crystalline vocals to create a groove that's harder to resist that a night of passion with Brad or Angelina (or both of them—whatever floats your boat, eh?)."[3] Gemma Hampson wrote for musicOMH that it "retains a bit of that Moloko odd-ness that set the band aside from all the other disco, funk, dance groups around at the same time. Murphy's soft and feminine voice sits well above the '80s bouncy bass and funky electro percussion. It's got a good, retro beat, ruined slightly by the dated fake piano heard all too much in dance in the past 25 years."[4]

Track listings[edit]

Official versions[edit]

  • Album Version
  • Radio Edit
  • Instrumental
  • Live Version
  • Demo Version
  • Andy Cato Vedra Mix
  • Andy Cato Vedra Mix Instrumental
  • Danny Krivit Remix
  • Ian Green Remix
  • Joey Negro's Destination Boogie Club
  • Joey Negro's Destination Boogie Dub
  • Joey Negro's Original Vibe Mix
  • Oscar the Punk Mix

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007/2008) Peak
position
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders)[8] 25
Belgian Tip Chart (Wallonia)[9] 10
Dutch Single Top 100[10] 88
European Hot 100 Singles[11] 82
Finnish Singles Chart[12] 11
Turkish Singles Chart[13] 18
UK Singles Chart[14] 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ louis (7 April 2008). "Roisin Murphy: Overpowered". Sleevage. Retrieved 9 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Edwards, Mark (14 October 2007). "Roisin Murphy: Overpowered". The Sunday Times. Times Newspapers. Retrieved 9 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Levine, Nick. "Roisin Murphy: 'Let Me Know'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 9 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Hampson, Gemma. "Róisín Murphy – Let Me Know (EMI)". musicOMH. Retrieved 9 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Let Me Know (Radio Edit) – Single by Róisín Murphy". iTunes Store UK. Apple Inc. Retrieved 9 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Let Me Know – EP 1 by Róisín Murphy". iTunes Store UK. Apple Inc. Retrieved 9 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Let Me Know – EP 2 by Róisín Murphy". iTunes Store UK. Apple Inc. Retrieved 9 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Róisín Murphy – Let Me Know". Ultratop (in Dutch). Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  9. ^ "Róisín Murphy – Let Me Know". Ultratop (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  10. ^ "Róisín Murphy – Let Me Know". MegaCharts (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  11. ^ "European Hot 100 Singles". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc) 119 (43). 27 October 2007. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  12. ^ "Róisín Murphy – Let Me Know". YLE. Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  13. ^ "Digital Singles Charts - Turkey". Number One Top 20. Archived from the original on 23 May 2008. Retrieved 23 May 2008. 
  14. ^ "Chart Stats – Roisin Murphy – Let Me Know". The Official Charts Company. Chart Stats. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 

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