Let Your Love Flow

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"Let Your Love Flow"
Single by The Bellamy Brothers
from the album Let Your Love Flow
B-side "Inside My Guitar"
  • February 14, 1976 (1976-02-14) (U.S. pop)
  • March 13, 1976 (U.S. country)[citation needed]
Format 7" (45 RPM)
Recorded October 1975
Genre Country pop
Length 3:18
Writer(s) Larry E. Williams
The Bellamy Brothers singles chronology
"Let Your Love Flow"
"Hell Cat"

"Let Your Love Flow" is the title of a pop song written by Larry E. Williams, a former roadie for Neil Diamond[1] and made popular by the American country music duo The Bellamy Brothers. Diamond was initially offered the opportunity to record the song, but he declined. The song was first recorded by Gene Cotton prior to the Bellamy Brothers, but Gene never secured the rights.

The song was a crossover hit in the United States, reaching Number One on the 1976 Billboard Hot 100 charts, #2 on Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks, and #21 on Hot Country Singles. It was also an international hit, landing on the charts in the UK, Scandinavia and West Germany,[2] where the Bellamy Brothers' record spent five weeks at #1. In 2008, the song re-entered the UK Singles Chart following its appearance in an advertisement in the United Kingdom for Barclaycard, where it peaked at #21.

In other media, it was used in the 1980 Tatum O'Neal film Little Darlings and the 2008 period drama Swingtown.

The song has been covered by numerous other artists, most notably Joan Baez, who included it on her 1979 Honest Lullaby album. Another re-recording by the Bellamy brothers with Gölä is included on the album The Greatest Hits Sessions. "Ein Bett im Kornfeld", a German language adaptation of the song recorded by Jürgen Drews, spent eleven weeks at #1 in West Germany in 1976.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[5] 6
Canada Top Singles (RPM) 3
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM) 1
Canada Country Tracks (RPM) 42
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 1
Ireland (IRMA) 3
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[7] 6
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[8] 2
Norway (VG-lista)[9] 2
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 2
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 1
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 7
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 2
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 21
Chart (2008) Peak
UK Singles Chart 21
Chart (2010) Peak
Swiss Singles Chart 45A
  • AFeaturing Gölä.


Preceded by
"Disco Lady" by Johnnie Taylor
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
May 1, 1976
Succeeded by
"Welcome Back" by John Sebastian

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