You Won't Let Me

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"You Won't Let Me"
Single by Rachael Yamagata
from the album Chesapeake
GenreAlternative rock
Songwriter(s)Rachael Yamagata, Mike Viola[1]
Producer(s)Indaba Music

"You Won't Let Me" is a song by American recording artist Rachael Yamagata from her third studio album Chesapeake (2011). It was written by Yamagata and Mike Viola, with Indaba Music producing the track. Described as a "pleading ballad",[2] the song is about "showing someone how to laugh".[3]

Karise Eden cover version[]

"You Won't Let Me"
Single by Karise Eden
from the album My Journey
Released19 June 2012 (2012-06-19)
Songwriter(s)Rachael Yamagata, Mike Viola
Karise Eden singles chronology
"You Won't Let Me"
"Threads of Silence"

"You Won't Let Me" is the debut single by Australian singer-songwriter Karise Eden who won the first season of The Voice (Australia). It was released as a digital download in Australia on 19 June 2012 as the lead single from her debut studio album My Journey (2012), on 19 June 2012. The song peaked at number five on the ARIA Singles Charts.

Track listing[]

Digital download[4]
  1. "You Won't Let Me" – 3:34
CD single[5]
  1. "You Won't Let Me" – 3:34
  2. "Nothings Real But Love – The Voice Performance" – 2:55
  3. "You Won’t Let Me - Instrumental" – 3:34


Chart (2012) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[6] 5


Country Certifications
Australia Gold[7]

Release history[]

Region Date Format Label
Australia 19 June 2012[4] Digital download Universal Music Australia
21 June 2012[5] CD single


  1. ^ ""You Won't Let Me" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  2. ^ Sculley, Alan (18 November 2011). "Making it on her own - Rachel Yamagata has broken the chains of big-label bureaucracy". The Columbian. Campbell Family. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  3. ^ Richardson, Jordan (2 November 2011). "Music Review: Rachael Yamagata - Chesapeake". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Hearst Corporation. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  4. ^ Jump up to: a b "iTunes – Music – You Won't Let Me – Single by Karise Eden". iTunes Store (Australia). Apple. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
  5. ^ Jump up to: a b "Karise Eden (The Voice) - You Won't Let Me - Eden, Karise". JB Hi-Fi. Archived from the original on 30 December 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  6. ^ " – Karise Eden – You Won't Let Me". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 2012-07-02.
  7. ^ "Top 50 Singles Chart". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 2 September 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
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