Songs with Earlier Histories Than the Hit Version

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Let It Be Me

First recorded (in English) by Jill Corey (1957).
Hit versions by The Everly Brothers (US #7 1960), Betty Everett & Jerry Butler (US #5/R&B #1 1964), The Sweet Inspirations (R&B #13 1967), Glen Campbell & Bobbie Gentry (US #36/C&W #14/MOR #7 1969) and Willie Nelson (US #40/C&W #2/MOR #11 1982).

From the wiki: “[O]riginally published in 1955 as ‘Je t’appartiens,’ the score was written and first recorded in French by Gilbert Bécaud (‘September Morn’). The English-language version used lyrics by Mann Curtis and was first 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 hit recording by the Everly Brothers would also be the first single of theirs to be recorded in New York, and not in Nashville.”

The Everly Brothers, “Let It Be Me” (1960):

Betty Everett & Jerry Butler, “Let It Be Me” (1964):

The Sweet Inspirations, “Let It Be Me” (1967):

Glen Campbell & Bobbie Gentry, “Let It Be Me” (1969):

Willie Nelson, “Let It Be Me” (1982):

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