Let There Be Love (Oasis song)

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"Let There Be Love"
Let There Be Love (Oasis song) coverart.jpg
Single by Oasis
from the album Don't Believe the Truth
B-side
Released 28 November 2005
Format 10" vinyl, CD single, DVD single
Genre Rock
Length 5:31
Label Big Brother
Songwriter(s) Noel Gallagher
Producer(s) Dave Sardy, Noel Gallagher
Oasis singles chronology
"The Importance of Being Idle"
(2005)
"Let There Be Love"
(2005)
"Stop the Clocks EP"
(2006)

"Let There Be Love" is a song by the English rock band Oasis from their sixth studio album, Don't Believe the Truth.[1] Written by Noel Gallagher, it is the third Oasis song to feature Liam and Noel on lead vocals, the first being "Some Might Say" B-side "Acquiesce", and the second being Standing on the Shoulder of Giants track "Put Yer Money Where Yer Mouth Is". It was released on 28 November 2005 as the third single from the album in the United Kingdom (see 2005 in British music), and the second single in the United States.

"Let There Be Love" reached number two on the UK Singles Chart and peaked atop the Scottish Singles Chart, capping a very successful year for the band in the UK. In Ireland, the song reached number 14, becoming the band's 21st top 20 single there.[2] Outside the British Isles, the song reached number two in Italy, but was it a minor hit elsewhere, only managing to reach the top 90 in Germany and the Netherlands.

Many critics cited this song as proof that Oasis had returned to the form seen in the mid-1990s.

Background and recording[edit]

A demo for the track was recorded during demo sessions for Standing on the Shoulder of Giants. A bootleg of these demo sessions was leaked onto the Internet in early 2000. This track was given the unofficial title "It's a Crime" on many bootlegs as the track was unknown and unreferenced anywhere before then. The album version of the song is structurally almost exactly the same as the demo with a slight change in melody in the part that Noel sings. The lyrics to the chorus remains intact, but the verses and bridge have totally rewritten lyrics.

The single version of the song omits the second verse and chorus.

A second, Noel-sung demo was released on the "Let There Be Love" DVD single. It has the same lyrics as the album version, and in fact the album version takes some elements from the demo such as the piano. It was probably recorded sometime in 2003 or 2004, prior to the main Don't Believe the Truth recording sessions.

Music video[edit]

The video is a montage of some of Oasis' live shows during the summer of 2005 including clips of the gigs at Hampden Park and the City of Manchester Stadium. The clips do not actually show the band playing 'Let There Be Love', as the band didn't play the song at either of these gigs. And later, the video clip was appeared on their Don't Believe the Truth tour rockumentary, Lord Don't Slow Me Down.[3]

Live performances[edit]

The song has only been played live twice, the first on an Italian radio show in late 2005 and the second closing a concert in Santiago de Chile, in 2006. However, both were acoustic performances featuring only Noel Gallagher. Oasis also performed the song on several television shows, such as BBC's Top of the Pops, but these TV performances were done by playback, so the song was never actually performed live by the entire band. The recording of the song was played at the last show of the Don't Believe the Truth tour, in Mexico City.

Track listing[edit]

UK

  • CD RKIDSCD 32
  1. "Let There Be Love" – 5:31
  2. "Sittin' Here in Silence (On My Own)" – 1:58
  3. "Rock 'n' Roll Star" (live at City of Manchester Stadium – 2 July 2005) – 7:49
  • 10" RKID 32
  1. "Let There Be Love" – 5:31
  2. "Sittin' Here in Silence (On My Own)" – 1:58
  • DVD RKIDSDVD 32
  1. "Let There Be Love" – 5:31
  2. "Let There Be Love" (demo) – 5:25
  3. Excerpts from the forthcoming film Lord Don't Slow Me Down and the "Let There Be Love" video – 13:25

Japan

  1. "Let There Be Love" (Radio edit)
  2. "Rock 'n' Roll Star" (live at City of Manchester Stadium – 2 July 2005)
  3. "Don't Look Back in Anger" (live at City of Manchester Stadium – 2 July 2005)

Promotional UK/US releases

  1. "Let There Be Love" (radio edit) – 3:53

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hilburn, Robert (29 May 2005). "Oasis emerges from its desert". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Oasis". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 23 May 2018. 
  3. ^ McCarthy, Cindy (25 November 2005). "Oasis – Let There Be Love". Faster Louder. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Oasis – Let There Be Love". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  5. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Let There Be Love". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Oasis – Let There Be Love". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Oasis – Let There Be Love" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  10. ^ "End of Year Singles Chart Top 100 - 2005". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 June 2018. 

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