Let the Heartaches Begin

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"Let the Heartaches Begin"
Single by Long John Baldry
B-side "Annabella (Who Flies To Me When She's Lonely)"
Released 1967
Recorded Pye Studios, London, England
Genre Pop
Label Pye Records 7N 17385[1]
Writer(s) Tony Macaulay, John Macleod[2]
Producer(s) John McLeod[1]

"Let the Heartaches Begin" is a song performed by British singer Long John Baldry.[1] The single was a number one hit in the UK Singles Chart on 22 November 1967 where it stayed for two weeks.[3] It was the second of two consecutive UK number one hits for the writing partnership of Tony Macaulay and John Macleod, the first being "Baby Now That I've Found You" by The Foundations. Macaulay says of the recording session "Long John Baldry sings it extraordinarily well, thanks to three-quarters of a bottle of Courvoisier".[4]

The song also charted in the United States, peaking at #88 on the Billboard Hot 100, and in the Republic of Ireland, the song reached #2 in the charts.

The title of the B-side song is "Annabella (Who Flies To Me When She's Lonely)".[5]


  1. ^ a b c Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 112. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
  2. ^ "Let the Heartaches Begin - Long John Baldry | Listen, Appearances, Song Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  3. ^ "Official Singles Chart UK Top 100 - 22nd February 2014 | The UK Charts | Top 40". Theofficialcharts.com. Archived from the original on 8 April 2008. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Long John Baldry - Let The Heartaches Begin (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 

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Preceded by
"Baby Now That I've Found You" by The Foundations
UK number-one single
22 November 1967 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Hello, Goodbye" by The Beatles