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Let Me Be the One (The Shadows song)

"Let Me Be the One"
Cover of vinyl single
Eurovision Song Contest 1975 entry
Country United Kingdom
Artist(s) Bruce Welch
John Farrar
Hank Marvin
Brian Bennett
As The Shadows
Language English
Composer(s) Paul Curtis
Lyricist(s) Paul Curtis
Conductor Alyn Ainsworth
Finals performance
Final result 2nd
Final points 138
Appearance chronology
◄ "Long Live Love" (1974)   
"Save Your Kisses For Me" (1976) ►

"Let Me Be the One" was the United Kingdom's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1975, written by Paul Curtis and performed in English by the band The Shadows.

The song was performed ninth on the night (following Yugoslavia's Pepel in Kri with "Dan ljubezni" and preceding Malta's Renato with "Singing This Song"). At the close of voting, it had received 138 points, placing 2nd in a field of 19.

It was succeeded as British representative at the 1976 Contest by the UK's third ever Eurovision champion, Brotherhood of Man's "Save Your Kisses For Me".


Chart (1975) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[1] 12
Ireland (IRMA)[2] 10

Personnel (studio recording)

Personnel (live)


  1. ^ "Archive Chart: 1975-05-17" UK Singles Chart.
  2. ^ "Chart Track: Week 9, 1975". Irish Singles Chart.

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Preceded by
"Long Live Love"
by Olivia Newton-John
United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
"Save Your Kisses for Me"
by Brotherhood of Man

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