"Let Me In"
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Single by The Osmonds
from the album The Plan
B-side"One Way Ticket to Anywhere"
ReleasedSeptember 1, 1973
RecordedMarch 7, 1973
GenrePop rock
Length3:38
LabelMGM Records 14617
Songwriter(s)Alan Osmond, Merrill Osmond, Wayne Osmond
Producer(s)Alan Osmond
The Osmonds singles chronology
"Goin' Home"
(1973)
"Let Me In"
(1973)
"I Can't Stop"
(1974)

"Let Me In" is a song written by Alan Osmond, Merrill Osmond, and Wayne Osmond and performed by The Osmonds. It was featured on their 1973 album, The Plan.[1] The song was produced by Alan Osmond.[2]

Background

It broke from the group's string of harder rock-sounding hits through the early 1970s and began a string in which the band began playing up their image as teen idols and began releasing love ballads as singles. As with other songs on The Plan, "Let Me In" carries a dual message of secular and Mormon/Christian themes, both as a straightforward love song and as a plea to God for redemption from the singer's past abandonment of Him and a request to return to His love (akin to the parable of the prodigal son). The song marked the return of the formula of Merrill and Donny Osmond alternating on lead vocals, the formula the band had used while Donny was a boy soprano; by this point, Donny's voice had lowered to the tenor/baritone range he would have in adulthood. Merrill sang on the verses, with Donny (aided by Alan and Wayne in unison) singing the chorus.[citation needed]

Chart performance

In 1973, "Let Me In" reached No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart,[3] #36 on the Billboard chart,[4] No. 4 on the U.S. easy listening chart, No. 5 on Canadian adult contemporary chart,[5] and #15 on the Canadian pop chart.[6]

Other versions

References

  1. ^ The Osmonds, The Plan Retrieved February 11, 2015
  2. ^ The Osmonds, "Let Me In" single release Retrieved February 11, 2015
  3. ^ "Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. 1973-10-27. Retrieved 2021-10-02.
  4. ^ The Osmonds, "Let Me In" U.K. and U.S. Chart Positions Retrieved February 11, 2015
  5. ^ The Osmonds, "Let Me In" Canadian A.C. Chart Position Retrieved February 11, 2015
  6. ^ The Osmonds, "Let Me In" Canada Chart Position Retrieved February 11, 2015
  7. ^ The Osmonds, "Let Me In" Canadian A.C. Chart Position Retrieved February 11, 2015
  8. ^ The Osmonds, "Let Me In" Canada Chart Position Retrieved February 11, 2015
  9. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Let Me In". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved October 3, 2021.
  10. ^ "Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. 1973-10-27. Retrieved 2021-10-02.
  11. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  12. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, October , 1973
  13. ^ Canada, Library and Archives (July 13, 2017). "Image : RPM Weekly".
  14. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.
  15. ^ OTT, "Let Me In" Chart Position Retrieved February 11, 2015