Let Me In (The Osmonds song)

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"Let Me In"
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Single by The Osmonds
from the album The Plan
B-side"One Way Ticket to Anywhere"
ReleasedSeptember 1, 1973
RecordedMarch 7, 1973
GenrePop rock
Length3:38
LabelMGM Records 14617
Songwriter(s)Alan Osmond, Merrill Osmond, Wayne Osmond
Producer(s)Alan Osmond
The Osmonds singles chronology
"Goin' Home"
(1973)
"Let Me In"
(1973)
"I Can't Stop"
(1974)

"Let Me In" is a song written by Alan Osmond, Merrill Osmond, and Wayne Osmond and performed by The Osmonds. It reached No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart, No. 4 on the U.S. easy listening chart, No. 5 on Canadian adult contemporary chart,[1] #15 on the Canadian pop chart,[2] and #36 on the Billboard chart in 1973.[3] It was featured on their 1973 album, The Plan.[4]

The song was produced by Alan Osmond.[5] It broke from the group's string of harder rock-sounding hits through the early 1970s and began a string in which the band began playing up their image as teen idols and began releasing love ballads as singles. As with other songs on The Plan, "Let Me In" carries a dual message of secular and Mormon/Christian themes, both as a straightforward love song and as a plea to God for redemption from the singer's past abandonment of Him and a request to return to His love (akin to the parable of the prodigal son). The song marked the return of the formula of Merrill and Donny Osmond alternating on lead vocals, the formula the band had used while Donny was a boy soprano; by this point, Donny's voice had lowered to the tenor/baritone range he would have in adulthood. Merrill sang on the verses, with Donny (aided by Alan and Wayne in unison) singing the chorus.

Other versions[edit]

  • OTT released a version of the song as a single in 1996 that reached No. 2 in Ireland and reissued in 1997 and reached No. 12 on the UK Singles Chart.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Osmonds, "Let Me In" Canadian A.C. Chart Position Retrieved February 11, 2015
  2. ^ The Osmonds, "Let Me In" Canada Chart Position Retrieved February 11, 2015
  3. ^ The Osmonds, "Let Me In" U.K. and U.S. Chart Positions Retrieved February 11, 2015
  4. ^ The Osmonds, The Plan Retrieved February 11, 2015
  5. ^ The Osmonds, "Let Me In" single release Retrieved February 11, 2015
  6. ^ OTT, "Let Me In" Chart Position Retrieved February 11, 2015