Love or Let Me Be Lonely

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"Love or Let Me Be Lonely"
Love or Let Me Be Lonely.jpg
Single by The Friends of Distinction
from the album Real Friends
B-side "This Generation"
Released March 1970
Format 7" single
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 3:14
Label RCA Victor 74-0319
Songwriter(s) Skip Scarborough, Jerry Peters, Anita Poree
The Friends of Distinction singles chronology
"Going in Circles/Let Yourself Go"
(1969)
"Love or Let Me Be Lonely"
(1970)
"Time Waits For No One"
(1970)
"Going in Circles/Let Yourself Go"
(1969)
"Love or Let Me Be Lonely"
(1970)
"Time Waits For No One"
(1970)

"Love or Let Me Be Lonely" is a pop song recorded by the soul group The Friends of Distinction and released as a single in early 1970. The song was a multi-format success, peaking in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 at #6 and at #13 on the R&B chart.[1] On the Adult Contemporary singles charts, "Love or Let Me Lonely" went to #9.[2] The song is ranked as the 63rd biggest hit of 1970.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Paul Davis version[edit]

The song returned to the charts in the summer of 1982 in a version by Paul Davis, which reached number 40 on the Hot 100 and number 11 on the Adult Contemporary chart.[8]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 40
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 11
U.S. Cash Box Top 100 41

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 219. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 98. 
  3. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1970/Top 100 Songs of 1970". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-02-11. 
  4. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-02-11. 
  5. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1970/Top 100 Songs of 1970". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-02-11. 
  6. ^ "Cash Box YE Pop Singles - 1970". 50.6.195.142. 1970-12-26. Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved 2016-02-11. 
  7. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-02-11. 
  8. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 72.