Let Me Let Go

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"Let Me Let Go"
Single by Faith Hill
from the album Faith
Released September 30, 1998
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 4:28 (album version)
4:23 (pop remix)
4:07 (soundtrack version)
Label Warner Bros. Nashville
Writer(s) Steve Diamond, Dennis Morgan
Producer(s) Faith Hill, Dann Huff
Faith Hill singles chronology
"Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me"
(1998)
"Let Me Let Go"
(1998)
"Love Ain't Like That"
(1999)

"Let Me Let Go" is a song written by Steve Diamond and Dennis Morgan, and recorded by American country music artist Faith Hill. It was released in September 1998 as the third single from the album Faith. The song features background vocals by country artist Vince Gill.

History[edit]

"Let Me Let Go" was also remixed into a pop version and used as the soundtrack for the movie Message in a Bottle. The remix was also added to the international album Love Will Always Win and the compilation album There You'll Be. The song was nominated for a Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance; Hill performed the remix version of the song at the 2000 Grammy Awards ceremony. The footage of the performance was released on a Grammy-themed DVD later that year.

In 2000, saxophonist Michael Lington covered the song from his album, Vivid.[1][2]

Critical reception[edit]

The song received a positive review in Billboard, which called it "a well-written song about moving on after a failed relationship" and said that it was more pop-influenced than her previous work.[3]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1998–1999) Peak
position
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[4] 11
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 33
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[7] 10
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[9] 51
Chart (1999) Position
Canada Adult Contemporary Tracks (RPM)[10] 73
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[11] 96
US Country Songs (Billboard)[12] 68

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vivid overview". Allmusic.com. 
  2. ^ "Vivid Michael Lington". JazzTimes. 
  3. ^ "'Let Me Let Go' review". Billboard: 25. September 19, 1998. 
  4. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 8180." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. June 21, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  5. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 6975." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. December 7, 1998. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  6. ^ "Faith Hill – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Faith Hill.
  7. ^ "Faith Hill – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Faith Hill.
  8. ^ "Faith Hill – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Faith Hill.
  9. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1998". RPM. December 14, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  10. ^ "RPM Top 100 Adult Contemporary Tracks of 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  11. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Best of 1999: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 

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Preceded by
"It Must Be Love"
by Ty Herndon
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

December 12, 1998
Succeeded by
"Husbands and Wives"
by Brooks & Dunn
Preceded by
"Wide Open Spaces"
by Dixie Chicks
RPM Top Country Tracks
number-one single

December 7, 1998
Succeeded by
"You're Easy on the Eyes"
by Terri Clark
Preceded by
"You're Easy on the Eyes"
by Terri Clark
RPM Top Country Tracks
number-one single

January 11, 1999
Succeeded by
"Fly (The Angel Song)"
by The Wilkinsons