Glen Campbell: 20 Essential Songs

From his signature "Rhinestone Cowboy" to an unconventional Foo Fighters cover

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"Let It Be Me" (1968)

Almost 10 years after the Everly Brothers scored a hit with this harmony-heavy ballad, Campbell and Bobbie Gentry got a piece of the action too, turning "Let It be Me" into a conversation between two lovers. The pair pledge their mutual devotion over a Countrypolitan arrangement of flutes and syrupy strings, with Campbell's vocal run at the 1:10 mark – where he sings about Gentry's "sweet, sweet love" with surprising swagger – adding fuel to what might otherwise be fairly standard fire.

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