Let It Shine (Linda Hargrove song)

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"Let It Shine"
Single by Linda Hargrove
from the album Music Is Your Mistress
Songwriter(s)Linda Hargrove
Linda Hargrove singles chronology
"Fallen Angel"
"Let It Shine"
"Blue Jean Country Queen"
"Let It Shine"
Single by Olivia Newton-John
from the album Clearly Love
B-side"He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother"
ReleasedDecember 1975
GenreCountry pop
Songwriter(s)Linda Hargrove
Producer(s)John Farrar
Olivia Newton-John singles chronology
"Something Better to Do"
"Let It Shine"
"Come on Over"

"Let It Shine" is a 1973 single written by Nashville songwriter Linda Hargrove.[1]

Two years later, "Let It Shine" was the second single released from Olivia Newton-John's 1975 album Clearly Love, produced by John Farrar. In January 1976, the single went to number one on the US Easy Listening (adult contemporary) chart and number thirty on the Billboard Hot 100.[2] "Let It Shine" peaked at number five on the US Country chart.[3] The B-side of "Let It Shine" was a cover of Bobby Scott-Bob Russell classic "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother".

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1975-76) Peak
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary [4] 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 17
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 12
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening [5] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 30
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 5

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Linda Hargrove". Rocky-52.net. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 181.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 248.
  4. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  5. ^ "Adult Contemporary Music Chart". Billboard. 1976-01-24. Retrieved 2016-10-08.