Let the Heartaches Begin
|"Let the Heartaches Begin"|
|Single by Long John Baldry|
|B-side||"Annabella (Who Flies To Me When She's Lonely)"|
|Recorded||Pye Studios, London, England|
|Label||Pye Records 7N 17385|
|Songwriter(s)||Tony Macaulay, John Macleod|
The single was a number one hit in the UK Singles Chart on 22 November 1967 where it stayed for two weeks. 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".
The song also charted in the United States, peaking at #88 on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of 20 January 1968, and in the Republic of Ireland, where the song reached #2 in the charts.
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