Let the Music Play (Barry White album)

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Let the Music Play
Let the music play.jpg
Studio album by Barry White
Released January 2, 1976
Recorded 1975
Genre R&B, disco, soul
Length 31:21
Label 20th Century
Producer Barry White
Barry White chronology
Barry White's Greatest Hits
(1975)Barry White's Greatest Hits1975
Let the Music Play
(1976)
Is This Whatcha Wont?
(1976)Is This Whatcha Wont?1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Let the Music Play is the self-produced fifth album by American R&B singer Barry White, recorded in 1975 and released in January 1976 on the 20th Century label.

History[edit]

The album reached #8 on the R&B albums chart and peaked at #42 on the Billboard 200. It also reached #22 on the UK Albums Chart. The album yielded the Billboard R&B Top Ten single, "Let the Music Play", which peaked at #4. It also reached #32 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #9 on the UK Singles Chart. Another single, "You See the Trouble with Me", reached #14 on the R&B chart and #2 on the UK Singles Chart. A third single, "Baby, We Better Try to Get It Together", reached #29 on the R&B Chart, #92 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #15 on the UK Singles Chart. The album was digitally remastered and reissued on CD with bonus tracks on February 14, 2012 by Hip-O Select.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Barry White, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "I Don't Know Where the Love Has Gone" 4:57
2. "If You Know, Won't You Tell Me" 5:04
3. "I'm So Blue and You Are Too" 7:05
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
4. "Baby, We Better Try to Get It Together"   4:26
5. "You See the Trouble with Me" Barry White, Ray Parker 3:30
6. "Let the Music Play"   6:16

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
position
Australian Albums (Kent Music Report)[2] 75
French Albums (SNEP)[3] 77
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[4] 40
Italian Albums (FIMI)[5] 87
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[6] 12
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 34
UK Albums (OCC)[8] 22
US Billboard 200[9] 42
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[10] 8

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US
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US
R&B

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US
Dan

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UK
[14]
1975 "Let the Music Play" 32 4 15 9
1976 "You See the Trouble with Me" 14 2
"Baby, We Better Try to Get It Together" 92 29 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cook, Stephen. Let the Music Play > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-05-16.
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  3. ^ "Lescharts.com – Barry White – Let The Music Play". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  4. ^ "Barry White - Let The Music Play". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved July 18, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Barry White – Let The Music Play". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  6. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Barry White – Let The Music Play". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  7. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Barry White – Let The Music Play". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  8. ^ "Barry White | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  9. ^ "Barry White – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Barry White. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  10. ^ "Barry White – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Barry White. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  11. ^ "Barry White - Chart history (The Hot 100) | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2017-07-18. 
  12. ^ "Barry White - Chart history (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs) | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2017-07-18. 
  13. ^ "Barry White - Chart history (Dance Club Songs) | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2017-07-18. 
  14. ^ "barry-white | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2017-07-18. 

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