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"
ReleasedMarch 1970
Format7" single
GenrePop, R&B
Length3:14
LabelRCA 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)

"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[1] on May 1, 1970 and at #13 on the R&B chart.[2] On the Adult Contemporary singles charts, "Love or Let Me Lonely" went to #9.[3] The song is ranked as the 63rd biggest hit of 1970.[4]

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[11] and number 11 on the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart.[12]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
Canada RPM Adult Contemporary[13] 29
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[14] 40
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 11
U.S. Cash Box Top 100 41

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 219.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 98.
  4. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1970/Top 100 Songs of 1970". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-02-11.
  5. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  6. ^ Billboard Adult Contemporary, April 18, 1970
  7. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-02-11.
  8. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1970/Top 100 Songs of 1970". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-02-11.
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-02-11.
  11. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  12. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 72.
  13. ^ RPM Adult Contemporary, August 28, 1982
  14. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X