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Let Me In by The Sensations

45 single of Let Me In by Philadelphia doo wop group The Sensations

R&B

The song “Let Me In” by The Sensations features some classic doo wop music. In the lyrics, the song says that there’s dancing and music and lovers, so:  “Let me in whee-ooh (whee-ooh, whee-ooh, hoop-whee-ooh) / (Whee-ooh, whee-ooh, hoo-ooh-oop-whee-ooh, whee-ooh).” In 1962, “Let Me In,” written by Yvonne Mills  Baker, was a hit for The Sensations, going to #2 on the R&B Chart and  #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Sensations were a doo-wop group from Philadelphia that had originally formed as The Cavaliers in 1954 and soon changed their name. They had some  success the  singles “Yes Sir That’s My Baby” and “Please Mr. Disc Jockey,” but disbanded in 1957. They re-formed in 1961 with Baker and Howell joined by Richard Curtain and Sam Armstrong. After “Let Me In,” they did not have as much success, and Yvonne Baker began a solo career (e.g., “You Didn’t Say a Word”).

Here are the lyrics to “Let Me In” by The Sensations:

“Let me in, whee-ooo.
Whee-ooo, whee-ooo
Hoo-whee-oo.
Whee-ooo, whee-ooo, hoo-ooo-ooo, whee-ooo,
Whee-ooo.

I can see the dancin’, (let me in).
The silhouettes on the shade (silhouettes).
I hear the music (music),
All the lovers on parade (oh).
Open up (let me in), I wanna come in again,
I thought you were my friend.

Pitter patter of those fee-ee-ee-ee-eet.
Movin’ and a-groovin’ with that be-eat.
Jumpin’ and stompin’ on the flo-o-o-o-oor.
(Lemme in ) Let me in! (Open up.) Open up!
Why won’t you open up that door? (Let me in.)

I hear (open up) music let me in (music).
I wanna come in again.
Let me in (let me in), a-well I heard it just then.
I thought you were my friend.

Whee-ooo, whee-ooo
Hoo-whee-oo.
Whee-ooo, whee-ooo, hoo-ooo-ooo, whee-ooo,
Whee-ooo.

[Instrumental break.]

Pitter patter of those fee-ee-ee-ee-eet.
Movin’ and a-groovin’ with that be-eat.
Jumpin’ and stompin’ on the flo-o-o-o-oor.
(Lemme in.) Let me in!. (Open up.) Open up!
Why don’t you open up that door? (Let me in.)

I-ah-I (open up) hear music, let me in (music).
Oh, I heard it just then. Let me in. (Let me in.)
I wanna come in again.
I thought you were my friend

Whee-ooo, whee-ooo, hoo-whee-oo.
Whee-ooo, whee-ooo, hoo-ooo-ooo, whee-ooo.
Hoo-ooo-ooo, whee-ooo.
[Fade.]
Hoo-ooo-ooo, whee-ooo.
Hoo-ooo-ooo, whee-ooo.
Hoo-ooo-ooo, whee-ooo.”

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