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LET IT BE ME

 
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Artist Name: JOHNNY YOUNG
 
 
Song Author: Gilbert Bécaud, French by Pierre Delanoë. Mann Curtis
 
 
Year Recorded: 1966
 
SONG PROFILE
 
Let It Be Me (song)

A popular song originally published in 1955 as "Je t'appartiens". The score was written and first recorded by Gilbert Bécaud. The lyrics were penned in French by Pierre Delanoë. The English language version used lyrics by Mann Curtis and was performed in 1957 by Jill Corey in the television series Climax!.

Corey's version, with orchestration by Jimmy Carroll, was released as a single and was moderately successful.

The most popular version of "Let It Be Me" was released in 1960 by The Everly Brothers. It reached 7th position on the Billboard Hot 100.

The harmony arrangement of this version was often emulated in subsequent remakes.

1964 – Betty Everett and Jerry Butler released their version as a single.
1966 – Australian pop star Johnny Young, with his backing band Kompany.
1969 – Glen Campbell and Bobbie Gentry