Let Me Be The One – Shadows

The Shadows occupied the UK top 40 for seven weeks in 1975 with this Eurovision entry.

(If this video fails to load, or you would like to watch a different version, search for Let me be the one by the Shadows on YouTube.)

Forty years ago this week, Let me be the one by the Shadows reached its highest position of number 12 in the UK singles chart, having entered the top 40 three weeks previously at number 32. After one week at its peak position, the song started to slide down the chart but remained in the top 40 for another three weeks.

Let me be the one was released on the EMI record label and was the fifty-seventh UK top 40 hit for the Shadows. It was the UK entry in the 1975 Eurovision Song Contest. The song finished in second place, fourteen points behind the winning entry from the Netherlands, Ding-a-dong by Teach-In.

More music from the Shadows


UK singles chart for the week ending 5 April 1975

  1. Bye bye babyBay City Rollers

  2. There’s a whole lot of lovingGuys ‘n’ Dolls

  3. GirlsMoments and Whatnauts

  4. Fancy pantsKenny

  5. Fox on the runSweet

  6. What am I gonna do with youBarry White

  7. I can do itRubettes

  8. Swing your daddyJim Gilstrap

  9. Play me like you play your guitarDuane Eddy and the Rebelettes

  10. The funky gibbon / Sick man bluesGoodies


  1. Let me be the oneShadows

Be Sociable, Share!

Join the discussion