Let Me In
Release Date: May 16th, 1962
Words by: Whaley Big Jesus
March 23rd, 2012
Chess Records was in full swing in mid 1962. Pun intended. Swinging doo wop groups like The Sensations were hitting the airwaves thick and fast.
Formulaic and sweet. A dancehall crowd pleaser, 'Let Me In' slides along pleasantly enough, but it's by no means a stayer. An upbeat tempo and cutesy vocal hook does just enough to keep the feet tapping throughout, but longevity/immortality evades this tune, as it has the thousand others that sound remarkably similar.
It's pleasant yet forgettable, and indifference is arguably the least desirable reaction to music, or art in general. You're undoubtedly better off in attracting either love or hate, as people at least remember such responses.