Let Me Talk
|"Let Me Talk"|
|Single by Earth, Wind & Fire|
|from the album Faces|
|B-side||"Let Me Talk" (Instrumental)|
|Genre||Funk, R&B, Post-Disco|
|Songwriter(s)||Maurice White, Ralph Johnson, Phillip Bailey, Larry Dunn, Al McKay, Verdine White|
|Earth, Wind & Fire singles chronology|
"Let Me Talk" is a single by the R&B band Earth, Wind & Fire released in August 1980 by ARC/Columbia Records. The single reached Nos. 8 and 29 on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles and UK Singles charts, respectively.
NME noted that the song is "without a recognisable disco beat", has an "irresistible riff" and "gives off such a compulsive, joyous, frienzied noise that it's hard to sit still". Record Mirror declared that Let Me Talk "sets off at a punishing pace that is never relinquished" and its "positively frantic". Billboard described the song as "rock oriented" with "a clipped lead vocal and a steady rhythmic beat alternating choruses" with a "fulsome melodious sound".
|US Billboard Hot 100||44|
|US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||85|
|US Billboard Hot R&B Singles||8|
|UK Singles Chart||29|
- Earth, Wind & Fire: Let Me Talk. Columbia Records. August 1980.
- "Earth, Wind & Fire: Let Me Talk (Hot R&B Songs)". Billboard.com.
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- Rambali, Paul (October 11, 1980). Singles. NME. p. 19.
- Singles. Record Mirror. September 21, 1980. p. 13.
- "Top Single Picks". Vol. 92 no. 38. Billboard Magazine. September 20, 1980. p. 71. Cite magazine requires
- "NME Albums and Singles of 1980". rocklistmusic.co.uk. New Musical Express.
- "Earth, Wind & Fire: Let Me Talk". Youtube.com.
- "Earth, Wind & Fire: Let Me Talk". imdb.com.