A Little More Work

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"A Little More Work"
Single by Kira Isabella
from the album Love Me Like That
Released July 31, 2012 (2012-07-31)
Format Music download
Genre Country, country pop
Length 3:15
Label Sony Music Canada
Writer(s) Kira Isabella
Jason Phelps
Walt Aldridge
Producer(s) Jerry Lane
Mark Liggett
Kira Isabella singles chronology
"A Real Good Radio"
"A Little More Work"
"Songs About You"
US re-release cover

"A Little More Work" is a song recorded by Canadian country music artist Kira Isabella. It was released July 31, 2012 as the third single from her debut studio album Love Me Like That (2012).[1] Peaking at number 68 on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 and number 7 on the Canada Country airplay chart, it is, as of February 2014, Isabella's most commercially successful single. A "radio mix" of the song was released October 21, 2014 as Isabella's second American single, following "Quarterback".[2]


"A Little More Work" is a country song additionally influenced by pop and rock[1] music with a duration of three minutes and fifteen seconds. MusicRow also described the song's sound as "bluesy".[3] It was written by Kira Isabella, Jason Phelps, and Walt Aldridge, and was produced by Jerry Lane and Mark Liggett. The song is instrumented by distorted guitars and features empowering lyrics about a girl who refuses to give up her heart easily, insisting her love interest has "a little more work" to do to keep her satisfied.[1] Isabella's "good girl who brashly goes her own way" attitude on the song has been favorably compared to Taylor Swift by Wondering Sound magazine.[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Ben Knechtel and premiered August 17, 2012.[5]

Awards and nominations[edit]

The video for "A Little More Work" was nominated for the CMT Video of the Year award at the 2013 Canadian Country Music Association Awards, but lost to Gord Bamford's "Leaning on a Lonesome Song".[6]

Chart performance[edit]

"A Little More Work" debuted at number 93 on the Canadian Hot 100 for the week of September 8, 2012.[7]

Chart (2012) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8] 68
Canada Country (Nielsen BDS)[9] 7

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Ref.
Canada July 31, 2012 Digital download Sony Music Canada [1]
Country radio
United States October 21, 2014 Digital download (Radio mix) [2]
November 2014 Country radio [10]


  1. ^ a b c d Siegel, Noah. "Kira Isabella - A Little More Work - Single Review". New Canadian Music. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "A Little More Work - Single by Kira Isabella". iTunes Store (US). Apple Inc. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Nicholson, Jessica (18 April 2014). "MusicRowPics: Kira Isabella". MusicRow (Music Row Enterprises). Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Aaron, Charles (1 August 2014). "Is Country Radio Ready for a Song about Date Rape?". Wondering Sound (eMusic). Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  5. ^ KiraIsabellaVEVO. "Kira Isabella - A Little More Work". YouTube. Google. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "2013 CCMA Awards Nominees Announced". FACTOR. 17 July 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Canada Singles Top 100 (Saturday September 8, 2012)". aCharts.us / Billboard. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Chart Search". Billboard Canadian Hot 100 for Kira Isabella. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  9. ^ "BDSRadio Charts (Canada Country National Airplay)". BDS Radio. Nielsen N.V. Archived from the original on 3 October 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  10. ^ Kelly, Corey (22 November 2014). "Kira Isabella Interview". Soundcheck Entertainment. Retrieved 8 February 2015. We re did “A Little More Work” we remastered it and I cut the vocals again, and they put that on “The Horizon” which is amazing.