Let Me Down Slowly

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"Let Me Down Slowly"
Alec Benjamin and Alessia Cara - Let Me Down Slowly.png
Single by Alec Benjamin featuring Alessia Cara
from the album Narrated for You
ReleasedJanuary 7, 2019 (2019-01-07)
Length2:49
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Alec Benjamin singles chronology
"I Built a Friend"
(2017)
"Let Me Down Slowly"
(2019)
"The Boy in the Bubble"
(2018)
Alessia Cara singles chronology
"Trust My Lonely"
(2018)
"Let Me Down Slowly"
(2019)
"Out of Love"
(2019)
Alternative cover
Single cover for Benjamin's solo version
Single cover for Benjamin's solo version
Music video
"Let Me Down Slowly" (Solo Version) on YouTube
"Let Me Down Slowly" (Duet Version) on YouTube

"Let Me Down Slowly" is a song by American singer Alec Benjamin, originally released as a solo version in 2018 and included on his mixtape Narrated for You before being re-released as a duet with Canadian singer Alessia Cara in early 2019. Billboard called the track Benjamin's "vulnerable breakout hit".[1]

Background[edit]

Benjamin wrote the song in 2017 about an experience with an ex-girlfriend.[1] It was one of the songs that Atlantic Records heard before signing him.[1] The song was produced by Sir Nolan,[2] with additional production by Aaron Z, and co-written by Benjamin with Michael Pollack and Sir Nolan.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the solo version was released on June 4, 2018 and for the duet version on February 6, 2019. Benjamin and Cara then made a video for an acoustic version of the song, which was released two weeks later.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[4]
  1. "Let Me Down Slowly" – 2:49
  • Digital download[5]
  1. "Let Me Down Slowly" (featuring Alessia Cara) – 2:49

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018–19) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[6] 56
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[7] 50
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[8] 4
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[9] 7
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[10] 49
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[11] 1
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[12] 2
Denmark (Tracklisten)[13] 6
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[14] 6
France (SNEP)[15] 16
Germany (Official German Charts)[16] 40
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[17] 17
Ireland (IRMA)[18] 17
Italy (FIMI)[19] 54
Malaysia (RIM)[20] 17
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[21] 19
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[22] 22
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[23] 23
Norway (VG-lista)[24] 6
Portugal (AFP)[25] 12
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[26] 41
Singapore (RIAS)[27] 30
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[28] 19
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[29] 94
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[30] 38
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[31] 20
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[32] 31
US Billboard Hot 100[33] 79

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[34] Platinum 70,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[35] Gold 15,000*
Belgium (BEA)[36] Platinum 40,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[37] Platinum 80,000*
France (SNEP)[38] Gold 100,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[39] Platinum 30,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[40] Gold 10,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[41] Silver 200,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[42] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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  2. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/song/let-me-down-slowly-mt0055545498/attributes
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  17. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Stream Top 40 slágerlista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
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  24. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly". VG-lista. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  25. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  26. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  27. ^ "Singapore Top 30 Digital Streaming Chart Week 11" (PDF). Recording Industry Association (Singapore). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 25, 2019.
  28. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201915 into search. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  29. ^ "Top 100 Canciones: Semana 15". Productores de Música de España. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  30. ^ "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 15". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
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  34. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #523". auspOp. May 4, 2019. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
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  36. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – singles 2019". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 19, 2019.
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  38. ^ "French single certifications – Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  39. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  40. ^ "Polish single certifications – Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  41. ^ "British single certifications – Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved April 26, 2019. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Let Me Down Slowly in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  42. ^ "American single certifications – Alec Benjamin – Let Me Down Slowly". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 9, 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.