Let There Be Love (1940 song)

Let There Be Love (1940 song)

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composer = Lionel Rand
lyricist = Ian Grant
published = 1940
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language = English
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performed_by = Many artists; see #Recorded versions
"Let There Be Love" is a popular song with music by Lionel Rand and lyrics by Ian Grant, published in 1940 (though apparently the first recording, by Van Alexander and his orchestra, was recorded May 29, 1939).

The song is a well-known standard, recorded by many artists.

Miss Piggy and Bruce Forsyth sing it as the closing number on episode 113 of "The Muppet Show." (see ).

Recorded versions

*Van Alexander and his orchestra (recorded May 29, 1939, released by Bluebird Records as catalog number 10297, with the flip side "In the Middle of a Dream" [ [http://settlet.fateback.com/BB10000.htm Bluebird Records in the 10000 to 14999 series] ] )
*The Andrews Sisters
*Pearl Bailey
*Shirley Bassey
*Dee Bell
*Jesse Belvin
*Tony Bennett
*Chris Botti
*Lilian Boutte
*June Christy
*Rosemary Clooney (1992, on her album "Girl Singer")
*Nat King Cole (1961,a hit single in Britain.)
*Natalie Cole
*Sammy Davis Jr.
*Joe Dolan
*Al Donahue and his Orchestra (recorded March 18, 1940, released by Vocalion Records as catalog number 5454 [http://settlet.fateback.com/VOC5000.htm Vocalion Records in the 5000 to 5499 series] ] , also released by Conqueror Records as catalog number 9453 [http://settlet.fateback.com/Conq9000.htm Conqueror Records in the 9000 to 9499 series] ] , both with the flip side "Imagination")
*Jimmy Dorsey and his orchestra (recorded April 18, 1940, released by Decca Records as catalog number 3166A, with the flip side "Poor Ballerina" [http://settlet.fateback.com/Dec3000.htm Decca Records in the 3000 to 3499 series] ] )
*Westlife
*Bob Eberly
*Laura Fygi
*Teddy Grace (recorded May 28, 1940, released by Decca Records as catalog number 3202A, with the flip side "Left All Alone with the Blues")
*Dodo Greene
*Leslie Hutchinson
*Joni James (released by MGM Records as catalog number 11223, with the flip side "My Baby Just Cares for Me" [ [http://settlet.fateback.com/MGM11000.htm MGM Records in the 11000 to 11499 series] ] , also as catalog number 30826, with the flip side "The Nearness of You" [ [http://settlet.fateback.com/MGM30500.htm MGM Records in the 30500 to 30887 series] ] )
*Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers
*Sammy Kaye orchestra (recorded March 20, 1940, released by Victor Records as catalog number 26564, with the flip side "Peasant Serenade" [ [http://settlet.fateback.com/vic26500.html Victor Records in the 26500 to 26999 series] ] )
*Stan Kenton
*Henry King and his orchestra (vocal: Tony Russell) (recorded March 15, 1940, released by Decca Records as catalog number 3083B, with the flip side "Irene")
*Peggy King
*Kay Kyser and his orchestra (vocal: Harry Babbitt) (recorded March 21, 1940, released by Columbia Records as catalog number 35439, with the flip side "Fools Rush In" [http://settlet.fateback.com/COL35200.htm Columbia Records in the 35200 to 35499 series] ] )
*John LaSalle Quartet
*Peggy Lee
*Julie London
*Abe Lyman and his Californians (recorded April 17, 1940, released by Bluebird Records as catalog number 10685, with the flip side "Then I'll Be Happy" [ [http://settlet.fateback.com/BB10500.htm Bluebird Records in the 10500 to 10999 series] ] )
*Johnny McGee and his orchestra (vocal: Betty Bradley) (recorded April, 1940, released by Varsity Records as catalog number 8263 [http://settlet.fateback.com/Vars8000.htm Varsity Records in the 8000 to 8419 series] ] , also released by Montgomery Ward Records as catalog number 10067 [http://settlet.fateback.com/MW10000.htm Montgomery Ward Records in the 10000 to 10173 series] ] , both with the flip side "Sierra Sue")
*Matt Monro
*Jaye P. Morgan
*Gerry Mulligan Quartet
*Ruby Page
*Oscar Peterson
*Esther Phillips
*John Pizzarelli
*Doris Rhodes with Joe Sullivan (recorded March 26, 1940, released by Columbia Records as catalog number 35449, with the flip side "Sierra Sue")
*Annie Ross
*George Shearing
*Anne Shelton
*The Singers Unlimited
*Strings Of Paris
*Wesla Whitfield

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