Let's Straighten It Out

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"Let's Straighten It Out"
Single by Latimore
from the album More More More Latimore: Let's Straighten It Out
A-side "Let's Straighten It Out"
B-side "Ain't Nobody Gonna Make Me Change My Mind"
Released 1974
Format 7" single
Genre R&B, blues
Length 3:20
Label Glades
Songwriter(s) Benny Latimore
Producer(s) Steve Alaimo
"Let's Straighten It Out"
Song by Monica featuring Usher
from the album Miss Thang
Released 1994
Genre R&B
Length 4:25 (Miss Thang version)
4:06 (Panther version)
Songwriter(s) Benny Latimore, Dallas Austin
Producer(s) Dallas Austin

"Let's Straighten It Out" is the name of a hit song by blues and R&B singer Latimore. From his second album More, More, More, the single spent two weeks at number one on the R&B singles chart in November, 1974. It also peaked at number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.[1]

The single was covered by R&B singers Monica and Usher for the Panther soundtrack in 1994. In 1995 a longer version of the same recording appeared on Monica's debut album, Miss Thang. The song has also been covered by O.V. Wright (1978), Gwen McCrae (1978), B.B. King (1989), Etta James (2002) and Clarence Carter (2011).

Preceded by
"Higher Plane" by Kool & the Gang
Billboard Hot Soul Singles number one single
November 2–9, 1974
Succeeded by
"Woman to Woman" by Shirley Brown


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 341.