Let Me Be There

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"Let Me Be There"
Let Me Be There - Olivia Newton-John.jpg
Single by Olivia Newton-John
from the album Let Me Be There
B-side
  • "Maybe Then I'll Think of You" (most of the world)
  • "If Not For You" (Japan)
ReleasedNovember 1973
GenreCountry, pop
Length3:02
LabelFestival
Songwriter(s)John Rostill
Producer(s)Bruce Welch
John Farrar
Olivia Newton-John singles chronology
"Take Me Home, Country Roads"
(1973)
"Let Me Be There"
(1973)
"Long Live Love"
(1974)

"Let Me Be There" is a popular song written by John Rostill. It was first recorded by Olivia Newton-John in 1973 and included on her album of the same name. The country-influenced song was Newton-John's first Top 10 single in the U.S., peaking at No. 6, and also won her a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocalist. Mike Sammes sings a bass vocal harmony on the song.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[13] Platinum 150,000^
United States (RIAA)[14] Gold 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Cover versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morse, Ann; Keely, John (March 1, 1976). Olivia Newton-John. Creative Education.
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 4966." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved July 28, 2013.
  4. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 4967." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved July 28, 2013.
  5. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 4965." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved July 28, 2013.
  6. ^ "flavour of new zealand - search listener". Flavourofnz.co.nz. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  7. ^ "Olivia Newton-John Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  8. ^ "Olivia Newton-John Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  9. ^ "Olivia Newton-John Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  10. ^ David Kent's "Australian Chart Book 1970-1992" Archived March 5, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  12. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1974/Top 100 Songs of 1974". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  13. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Olivia Newton-John – Let Me Be There". Music Canada. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  14. ^ "American single certifications – Olivia Newton-John – Let Me Be There". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 15 April 2012. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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