Let Me Be The One

Album: Exposure (1987)
Charted: 7
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Songfacts®:

  • In this song, Exposé is through playing games with love and ready to commit to their guy, even if it leaves them vulnerable. "Let me be the one," they tell him, promising he'll never be alone again if he takes the offer.
  • This is a great example of freestyle dance music, which was big in the late '80s, evolving from the dance clubs to the pop charts. Like much of this music, "Let Me Be The One" came out of Miami, where Exposé was based. Lewis Martineé, who created the group and wrote their songs, was born in Cuba and drew on that culture for his sounds.

    Martineé's original Exposé got a deal with Arista Records thanks to their single "Point Of No Return," which took off in South Florida when Martineé personally delivered it to dance clubs in the area. But when they started recording their debut album, the three members ended up leaving the group, either on their own volition or at the behest of Arista, depending on who you talk to. Three new girls were brought in and quickly became pop stars when the album yielded four hits, including the #1 "Seasons Change."
  • Jeanette Jurado did most of the lead vocals for Exposé, but "Let Me Be The One" is fronted by Gioia (pronounced "Joy-a") Bruno. She had to leave the band in 1991 after she lost her voice while battling a throat tumor, but she recovered a few years later and eventually returned to the group. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA

Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1987 {September 26th} Expose performed "Let Me Be The One" on the ABC-TV Saturday-afternoon program, 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time "Let Me Be The One" was at position #22 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, five weeks later it would peak at #7 {for 1 week} and it spent twenty two weeks on the Top 100...
    And on October 4th, 1987 it peaked at #2 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Dance Club Play chart, the week it was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "Don't You Want Me" by Jody Watley...
    Between 1987 and 1994 the Miami, Florida group had twelve records on the Top 100 chart, eight made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "Seasons Change", for 1 week in February of 1988...
  • Bruce from San Jose, Calif.Always loved this song....very “Come Hither” in a seductive way...
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