Let There Be Love (Simple Minds song)

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"Let There Be Love"
Let There Be Love (Simple Minds song) coverart.jpg
Single by Simple Minds
from the album Real Life
B-side"Good Night"
Released1991
FormatCD single, CD maxi,
7" single, 12" maxi
Recorded1991
GenrePop rock, post-punk
Length4:44
LabelVirgin
Songwriter(s)Charlie Burchill, Jim Kerr
Producer(s)Stephen Lipson
Simple Minds singles chronology
"The Amsterdam EP"
(1989)
"Let There Be Love"
(1991)
"See the Lights"
(1991)

"Let There Be Love" is a song by Scottish rock band Simple Minds and first single from their 1991 album Real Life. The song was written by Charlie Burchill and Jim Kerr and released by Virgin Records; it became an international hit, reaching the top 10 in Ireland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Switzerland, and peaking at number one in Italy.

Australian band Icehouse covered the song for their album The Berlin Tapes in 1995.

Music video[edit]

The official music video for the song was directed by Andy Morahan.[1]

Track listings[edit]

7" & Cassette Single
  1. "Let There Be Love" [7" Mix] - 4:44
  2. "Goodnight" - 3:10
12" Single
  1. "Let There Be Love" [Extended Mix] - 8:15
  2. "Good Night" - 3:10
  3. "Let There Be Love" [7" Mix] - 4:44
  4. "Alive and Kicking" [Live, Verona 1989] - 3:51
CD Single
  1. "Let There Be Love" [7" Mix] - 4:44
  2. "Good Night" - 3:10
  3. "Let There Be Love" [Extended Mix] - 8:15
  4. "Alive and Kicking" [Live, Verona 1989] - 3:51
CD Single + Collectors Box
  1. "Let There Be Love" [Edited Album Mix] - 4:24
  2. "Let There Be Love" [Extended Mix] - 8:15
  3. "East At Easter" [Live, Verona 1989] - 6:12

Personnel[edit]

  • Written by Burchill & Kerr, except "Alive & Kicking" and "East At Easter" written by Simple Minds.
  • Mixed by Julian Mendelsohn.
  • Edited by Moraes, Mendelsohn and Lipson.
  • "Alive & Kicking" and "East At Easter" recorded Live at L'Arena, Verona 14/15 September 1989 by the Fleetwood Mobile.
  • Published by Virgin Music Publishers Ltd. except "Alive & Kicking"
  • Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Garcia, Alex S. "mvdbase.com - Simple Minds - "Let there be love"". Music Video DataBase. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Simple Minds – Let There Be Love". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Simple Minds – Let There Be Love" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Top 10 Denmark" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  5. ^ "Lescharts.com – Simple Minds – Let There Be Love" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Simple Minds – Let There Be Love". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  7. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Let There Be Love". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  8. ^ "HitParadeItalia - Top20 del 15 Giugno 1991" (in Italian). Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 15, 1991" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Simple Minds – Let There Be Love" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Charts.nz – Simple Minds – Let There Be Love". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  12. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Simple Minds – Let There Be Love". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Simple Minds – Let There Be Love". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  15. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  16. ^ "I singoli più venduti del 1991" (in Italian). Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  17. ^ "Single top 100 over 1991" (PDF) (in Dutch). Top40. Archived from the original (pdf) on March 30, 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2010.

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