"Let Me Be There"
Single by Olivia Newton-John
from the album Let Me Be There
B-side
  • "Maybe Then I'll Think of You" (most of the world)
  • "If Not For You" (Japan)
ReleasedSeptember 1973
GenreCountry, pop
Length3:02
LabelFestival
Songwriter(s)John Rostill
Producer(s)Bruce Welch, John Farrar
Olivia Newton-John singles chronology
"Take Me Home, Country Roads"
(1973)
"Let Me Be There"
(1973)
"Long Live Love"
(1974)

"Let Me Be There" is a popular song written by John Rostill. It was first recorded by Olivia Newton-John and released in September 1973 as the second single from her studio album of the same name. The country-influenced song was Newton-John's first Top 10 single in the U.S., peaking at No. 6, and also won her a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocalist. Mike Sammes sings a bass vocal harmony on the song.[1]

Chart performance

Certifications and sales

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[13] Platinum 150,000^
United States (RIAA)[14] Gold 1,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Cover versions

References

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  10. ^ David Kent's "Australian Chart Book 1970-1992" Archived 5 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine
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  12. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1974/Top 100 Songs of 1974". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  13. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Olivia Newton-John – Let Me Be There". Music Canada. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  14. ^ "American single certifications – Olivia Newton-John – Let Me Be There". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 15 April 2012.