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"Let There Be Love" is a song by Scottish rock band Simple Minds and first single from their 1991 album Real Life.

The song was written by Charlie Burchill and Jim Kerr and released by Virgin Records; it became an international hit, reaching the Top 10 in Ireland, Sweden, United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Switzerland, it also reached #1 in Italy.

Australian band Icehouse covered the song for their album The Berlin Tapes in 1995.

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Track listings[edit]Edit

7" & Cassette Single
  1. "Let There Be Love" [7" Mix] - 4:44
  2. "Goodnight" - 3:10
12" Single
  1. "Let There Be Love" [Extended Mix] - 8:15
  2. "Good Night" - 3:10
  3. "Let There Be Love" [7" Mix] - 4:44
  4. "Alive and Kicking" [Live, Verona 1989] - 3:51
CD Single
  1. "Let There Be Love" [7" Mix] - 4:44
  2. "Good Night" - 3:10
  3. "Let There Be Love" [Extended Mix] - 8:15
  4. "Alive and Kicking" [Live, Verona 1989] - 3:51
CD Single + Collectors Box
  1. "Let There Be Love" [Edited Album Mix] - 4:24
  2. "Let There Be Love" [Extended Mix] - 8:15
  3. "East At Easter" [Live, Verona 1989] - 6:12

Personnel[edit]Edit

  • Written by Burchill & Kerr, except "Alive & Kicking" and "East At Easter" written by Simple Minds.
  • Mixed by Julian Mendelsohn.
  • Edited by Moraes, Mendelsohn and Lipson.
  • "Alive & Kicking" and "East At Easter" recorded Live at L'Arena, Verona 14/15 September 1989 by the Fleetwood Mobile.
  • Published by Virgin Music Publishers Ltd. except "Alive & Kicking"
  • Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

Charts[edit]Edit

Peak positions[edit]Edit

Chart (1991) Peak

position

Australian ARIA Singles Chart[1] 15
Dutch Top 40[2] 4
French SNEP Singles Chart[1] 23
German Singles Chart[3] 16
Irish Singles Chart[4] 5
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart[1] 48
Swedish Singles Chart[1] 9
Swiss Singles Chart[1] 7
UK Singles Chart[5] 6

End of year charts[edit]Edit

End of year chart (1991) Position
Dutch Top 40[2] 47

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