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"Let Me Let Go" is a song written by Steve Diamond and Dennis Morgan, and recorded by American country music artist Faith Hill. It was released in September 1998 as the third single from the album Faith. The song features background vocals by Vince Gill.

"Let Me Let Go"
Faith Hill - Let Me Let Go.jpg
Single by Faith Hill
from the album Faith
ReleasedSeptember 30, 1998
FormatCD single
GenreCountry
Length4:28 (album version)
4:23 (pop remix)
4:07 (soundtrack version)
LabelWarner Bros. Nashville
Songwriter(s)Steve Diamond, Dennis Morgan
Producer(s)Faith Hill, Dann Huff
Faith Hill singles chronology
"Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me"
(1998)
"Let Me Let Go"
(1998)
"Love Ain't Like That"
(1999)

Contents

HistoryEdit

"Let Me Let Go" was also remixed into a pop version and used as the soundtrack for the movie Message in a Bottle. The remix was also added to the international album Love Will Always Win and the compilation album There You'll Be. The song was nominated for a Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance; Hill performed the remix version of the song at the 2000 Grammy Awards ceremony. The footage of the performance was released on the DVD Grammy's Greatest Moments later that year.

In 2000, saxophonist Michael Lington covered the song from his album, Vivid.[1][2]

Critical receptionEdit

The song received a positive review in Billboard, which called it "a well-written song about moving on after a failed relationship" and said that it was more pop-influenced than her previous work.[3]

Pop cultureEdit

Chart positionsEdit

Chart (1998–1999) Peak
position
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[5] 11
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 33
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[8] 10
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 1

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1998) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[10] 51
Chart (1999) Position
Canada Adult Contemporary Tracks (RPM)[11] 73
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[12] 96
US Country Songs (Billboard)[13] 68

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vivid overview". Allmusic.com.
  2. ^ "Vivid Michael Lington". JazzTimes.
  3. ^ "'Let Me Let Go' review". Billboard: 25. September 19, 1998.
  4. ^ Message in a Bottle (1999), retrieved 2018-07-29
  5. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 8180." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. June 21, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  6. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 6975." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. December 7, 1998. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  7. ^ "Faith Hill Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Faith Hill Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Faith Hill Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1998". RPM. December 14, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  11. ^ "RPM Top 100 Adult Contemporary Tracks of 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  12. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  13. ^ "Best of 1999: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.

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