Pete Townshend – “Let My Love Open the Door” Live
Love Can Cure Your Problems!
“Let My Love Open the Door” was written by Pete Townshend and released on June 4, 1980 in the US. It’s a single from his first solo album “Empty Glass.” It peaked at number 9 in the US Charts. However, in Britain, it was only a minor hit — reaching number 46.
Initially, Townshend’s manager despised the track (due to it “not sounding like Townshend”) and wanted it to be removed from Empty Glass. However, upon the song’s chart success, his manager called to apologize.
The bass player and drummer eventually became a part of a rock quartet a few years after this track was released. It may be Pete Townshend’s only hit in America which made it to the top 10 BUT it charted as high as the tracks released by The Who.
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine just after this song became a hit, Townshend referred to it as “Just a ditty.” He went on to say that he preferred another song from Empty Glass, “A Little is Enough,”
It has been covered by numerous music artists and has also been featured in movies and TV series such as “Mr. Deeds” and “Along Came Polly.”
Can’t help but fall in love with this beautiful song!