THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
923-The Bellamy Brothers-Let Your Love Flow.
1976-Number 7 single. When reissued in 2009, it reached Number 21.
Best Bit-At 0.43.Unlike the Walker’s, and the Righteous,’ and the Beyond’s, these two are actually real brothers.
The Bellamy Brothers are Homer Howard Bellamy, born 1946, and his brother, David, born 1950, in Pasco County, Florida.In 1975 David was working as a session musician, having just co-written, with Jim Stafford, the hit single ‘Spiders and Snakes,’ and his brother Howard, was Stafford’s manager, when the duo were offered this song.’Let Your Love Flow’ was written by Larry E. Williams, who was a roadie for Neil Diamond’s live shows. Williams offered the song to Diamond, who turned it down, it was then offered to American Rockabilly, and Blue Eyed Soul singer, Johnny Rivers, but he turned it down as well.The Bellamy Brothers recorded the song with members of Neil Diamonds live band, and in 1976 it went to Number 1 on Billboard.There is actually an earlier release of the song from 1975 by American Pop/Folk singer Gene Cotton, which failed to chart.
In 2008 the song was used in a Television advert to promote ‘Barclaycard,’ this brought the song to the attention of a whole new generation, and put it back in the UK chart again.In the UK The Bellamy Brothers are also known for their 1979 Number three song, If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me,’ but in The States they have achieved 26 top 10 Country Music hits.
‘Just let your love flow like a mountain stream, and let your love grow, with the smallest of dreams.’