Shannon ‎– Let The Music Play

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Let The Music Play 5:49
Let The Music Play (Dub Version) 6:10

Versions (84)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EMDS 6540 Shannon Let The Music Play(12") Emergency Records EMDS 6540 US 1983 Sell This Version
817 045-7 Shannon Let The Music Play "Deja Que Suene La Musica"(7", Single) Polydor 817 045-7 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
601.040, 601040 Shannon Let The Music Play (Re-Mix)(12") Ariola, Dance Records 601.040, 601040 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
601.040, 601040 Shannon Let The Music Play (Re-Mix)(12") Ariola, Dance Records 601.040, 601040 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
120 • 07 • 067 Shannon Let The Music Play (Special-Remix)(12", Maxi, Single) Bellaphon, Emergency Records Inc. 120 • 07 • 067 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
120•07•067 Shannon Let The Music Play (Special-Remix)(12", Single) Bellaphon 120•07•067 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
120•07•067 Shannon Let The Music Play (Special-Remix)(12", Single) Emergency Records, Bellaphon 120•07•067 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
MM-006 Shannon Let The Music Play(12") Unidisc MM-006 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
TI - 70729 Shannon Let The Music Play(12") Musart, Trebol TI - 70729 Mexico 1983 Sell This Version
MM-006 Shannon Let The Music Play(12") Emergency Records MM-006 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
814 752-1 Shannon Let The Music Play(12") Casablanca 814 752-1 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
LET 112, 814 752-1 Shannon Let The Music Play(12") Club, Club LET 112, 814 752-1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
12MM-006 Shannon Let The Music Play(12") Unidisc 12MM-006 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
EMDS 6540 Shannon Let The Music Play(12", Mar) Emergency Records EMDS 6540 US 1983 Sell This Version
817 045-1 Shannon Let The Music Play(12", Maxi) Polydor 817 045-1 France 1983 Sell This Version
817 045-1 Shannon Let The Music Play(12", Maxi) Polydor 817 045-1 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
817 045-1 Shannon Let The Music Play(12", Maxi) Polydor 817 045-1 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
817 045-1 Shannon Let The Music Play(12", Maxi) Polydor 817 045-1 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
LET 112 DJ Shannon Let The Music Play(12", Promo) Club LET 112 DJ UK 1983 Sell This Version
EMDS 6540 Shannon Let The Music Play(12", Promo) Emergency Records EMDS 6540 US 1983 Sell This Version
601.040 Shannon Let The Music Play(12", Single) Ariola, Dance Records 601.040 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
LET 112, 814 752-1 Shannon Let The Music Play(12", Single) Club, Club LET 112, 814 752-1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
817 045-1 Shannon Let The Music Play(12", Single) Polydor 817 045-1 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
EMDS 6540 Shannon Let The Music Play(12", TP) Emergency Records EMDS 6540 US 1983 Sell This Version
7DM 0106 Shannon Let The Music Play(7") Polydor 7DM 0106 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
MM-702 Shannon Let The Music Play(7") Emergency Records MM-702 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
814 752-7 Shannon Let The Music Play(7") Casablanca 814 752-7 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
817 045-7 Shannon Let The Music Play(7") Polydor 817 045-7 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
7MM-702 Shannon Let The Music Play(7") Unidisc 7MM-702 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
MM-702 Shannon Let The Music Play(7") Unidisc MM-702 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
7MM-702 Shannon Let The Music Play(7") Unidisc 7MM-702 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
817 045-7 Shannon Let The Music Play(7") Polydor 817 045-7 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
105.943 Shannon Let The Music Play(7") Ariola, Dance Records 105.943 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
LET 1 Shannon Let The Music Play(7") Warehouse Records (3) LET 1 US 1983 Sell This Version
817 045-7 Shannon Let The Music Play(7") Polydor 817 045-7 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
7-99810 Shannon Let The Music Play(7") Mirage (2) 7-99810 US 1983 Sell This Version
LET DJ 1 Shannon Let The Music Play(7", Promo) Club LET DJ 1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
EMS 4540 Shannon Let The Music Play(7", Promo) Emergency Records EMS 4540 US 1983 Sell This Version
7-99810 Shannon Let The Music Play(7", S/Sided, TP) Mirage (2) 7-99810 US 1983 Sell This Version
100•07•238 Shannon Let The Music Play(7", Single) Bellaphon 100•07•238 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
100•07•238 Shannon Let The Music Play(7", Single) Emergency Records, Bellaphon 100•07•238 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
105.943 Shannon Let The Music Play(7", Single) Ariola, Dance Records 105.943 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
817 045-7 Shannon Let The Music Play(7", Single) Polydor 817 045-7 France 1983 Sell This Version
7-99810 Shannon Let The Music Play(7", Single, AR) Mirage (2) 7-99810 US 1983 Sell This Version
let1 , 814-752-7, LET 1, (814-752-7) Shannon Let The Music Play(7", Single, Blu) Club, Club, Club, Club let1 , 814-752-7, LET 1, (814-752-7) UK 1983 Sell This Version
100•07•238 Shannon Let The Music Play(7", Single, M/Print) Bellaphon 100•07•238 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
7-99810 Shannon Let The Music Play(7", Single, Promo) Mirage (2) 7-99810 US 1983 Sell This Version
LET 1, 814 752-7 Shannon Let The Music Play(7", Single, Sol) Warehouse Records (3), Warehouse Records (3) LET 1, 814 752-7 UK 1983 Sell This Version
KCTI70729 Shannon Let The Music Play(Cass, Maxi) Trebol KCTI70729 Mexico 1983 Sell This Version
Let 212 Shannon Let The Music Play (Remix)(12") Club Let 212 UK 1984 Sell This Version
Let 212 Shannon Let The Music Play (Remix)(12", TP, Promo) Club Let 212 UK 1984 Sell This Version
EM M/700 Shannon Let The Music Play(12") Gira EM M/700 Portugal 1984 Sell This Version
XPD 2217 Shannon Let The Music Play(12") Gallo XPD 2217 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
PAL-7232 Shannon Let The Music Play(12", RE) Emergency Records, Profile Records PAL-7232 US 1987 Sell This Version
PAL-7232 Shannon Let The Music Play(12", RE) Emergency Records, Profile Records PAL-7232 US 1987 Sell This Version
ZYX 6219-12 Shannon Let The Music Play (1989 European Remixed Version)(12", Maxi) ZYX Records ZYX 6219-12 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
ZYX 6219-7 Shannon Let The Music Play (1989 European Remixed Version)(7") ZYX Records ZYX 6219-7 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
ZYX 6219-8 Shannon Let The Music Play (1989 European Remixed Version)(CD, Maxi) ZYX Records ZYX 6219-8 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
SHO 12220 Shannon Let The Music Play(12") Smash One Music SHO 12220 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
FIN 053 Shannon Let The Music Play(12") Flying International FIN 053 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
GDC 2053-8 Shannon Let The Music Play(CD, Maxi) ZYX Music GDC 2053-8 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
CMC-1020 Shannon Let The Music Play (Special Limited Edition)(12", Ltd) Contagious Records CMC-1020 US 1999 Sell This Version
none Shannon Let The Music Play(CDr, Promo) Contagious Records none US 1999 Sell This Version
SDES 11T Shannon Let The Music Play(12") Sound Design SDES 11T UK 2001 Sell This Version
SD 0011-12 Shannon Let The Music Play(12") Sound Design SD 0011-12 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
VLMX 860-3 Shannon Let The Music Play(12") Tanga Records VLMX 860-3 Spain 2001 Sell This Version
GDC 2053-8 Shannon Let The Music Play(CD, Maxi, RE) ZYX Music GDC 2053-8 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
SD 0011-8 Shannon Let The Music Play(CD, Single) Sound Design SD 0011-8 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
none Shannon Let The Music Play(CDr) Sound Design none UK 2001 Sell This Version
SD 0011R Shannon Let The Music Play (Remix)(12") Sound Design SD 0011R Germany 2002 Sell This Version
VBZZ 118-12 Shannon Let The Music Play(12") Vocal Bizz Recordings VBZZ 118-12 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
GDC 2308-8 Shannon Let The Music Play(CD, Single) ZYX Music GDC 2308-8 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
ZYX 66125-5 Shannon Let The Music Play(CD, Single, Promo) ZYX Music ZYX 66125-5 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
DD-004 Shannon Let The Music Play (Disco Dogs Remixes)(12") Disco Dogs Records DD-004 UK 2003 Sell This Version
none Shannon Let The Music Play 05(CDr, Promo, Single) Not On Label none UK 2005 Sell This Version
PD021 Shannon Let The Music Play - The 2009 Remixes(9xFile, MP3, 320) Perfecto Digital PD021 UK 2009
WR1309 Shannon Let The Music Play (Full Intention Remixes)(12", W/Lbl) Waako Records WR1309 US Unknown Sell This Version
SPEC-1609 Shannon Let The Music Play (Remix)(12", Single, RE) Emergency Records, Unidisc SPEC-1609 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
SPEC-1609 Shannon Let The Music Play(12", RE) Unidisc, Emergency Records SPEC-1609 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
MM-006 Shannon Let The Music Play(12", Single, RP) Unidisc MM-006 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
EMDS 6540 Shannon Let The Music Play(12", Unofficial) Emergency Records (2) EMDS 6540 US Unknown Sell This Version
LAR 005 Shannon Let The Music Play(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label (Shannon) LAR 005 Unknown Sell This Version
PLAY 1 Shannon Let The Music Play(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label (Shannon) PLAY 1 Unknown Sell This Version
EMRS-0009 Shannon Let The Music Play(7", Single) Emergency Records & Filmworks Inc. EMRS-0009 Philippines Unknown Sell This Version

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REENO

REENO

June 29, 2015
referencing Let The Music Play, 12", EMDS 6540
Good record, but overplayed to the point of nausea. As good as this is, there are better ones from this year that did not cross over, and are hence not as well known.
jim.cairns.5

jim.cairns.5

April 11, 2015
referencing Let The Music Play, 12", SD 0011-12
Let The Music Play (Full Intention Club Mix) i need to buy this mix mp3 any chance?????????
jtdevious

jtdevious

August 11, 2010
referencing Let The Music Play, CD, Maxi, GDC 2053-8
Electro classic. Hard synths, keyboards and a tough electro beat provide the background to Shannon’s soaring vocals.
andyman5

andyman5

August 8, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Let The Music Play, 12", EMDS 6540

Some have called this record "cheesy"....shame on ya'll for that! This is one mighty classic that was and is the rebirth of dance music in the 80's. Just four years earlier people were blowing up disco records on baseball fields in Chicago and Disco Sucks! was a mantra of the punk and post-punk movements... and then this came out (and as others have said) helped feminize electro and IMHO this bridged to house and so on...

September 9, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Let The Music Play, 12", EMDS 6540
An undisputed classic as well as a critical record in the evolution of dance music, Shannon's groundbreaking 'Let The Music Play' was, in some ways, a throwback to the diva-dominated days of 70s disco. For 1983, this cut made use of some truley cutting edge production techniques. Up until that point, electro was very much a masculine thing. When 'Let The Music' was released, not only did it elevate electronic music to a new high, it was also the first time we heard a robust female vocal backed by wholly synthetic music - something that has since dominated mass appeal dance music. Additionally, it also did the impossibly difficult task of transporting dance music back over to the masses (a feat for the mid 80s), something absent since disco itself.
Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

December 23, 2004
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Let The Music Play, 12", EMDS 6540

The Brooklyn singer Brenda Shannon Greene was only 25 years old when she recorded on the electro-disco label Emergency a tune named "Let The Music Play" in autumn 1983. At the first moment, Shannon was absolutely surprised when she saw her name mentioned on the song credits, and the track became instantly a massive dance club hit. With more than one million copies sold, reaching number eight at the Billboard pop charts and the second place in the R&B charts, the Freestyle anthem had a combination of typical electro-synth bass, lovely piano lines, dancing breakbeats and Shannon vocals whose lyrics “Let the music play, He won’t get away, Just keep the groove and then he’ll come back to you again! Let it play!” were heard in the dancefloors of USA and Europe. Largely played at Manchester’s Hacienda club (on the same building of the Factory Records), it was included on the repertory of the compilation “Viva Hacienda - Fifteen Years Of Hacienda Nights” that celebrated the hits of the club from 1982 to 86. The tune became a reference to many of the freestyle artists that appeared later, such as Angelique, The Cover Girls, Debbie Deb, Alizee, Wickett, between others.