Let's Try It Again

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"Let's Try It Again"
Single by New Kids on the Block
from the album Step by Step
A-side "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind)" [single was "double A-side"]
Released October 17, 1990
Format 7" single
Recorded 1990
Genre Pop
Length 3:51
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Maurice Starr
Producer(s) Maurice Starr
New Kids on the Block singles chronology
"Let's Try It Again"

"Let's Try It Again" is by New Kids on the Block. Written and produced by Maurice Starr, it was the fourth and final single from the groups third album, Step by Step, released in the fall of 1990. It contains shared lead vocals by Danny Wood and Jordan Knight.


After having scored their biggest hit with the albums chart topping title track, along with its well-received top 10 follow-up "Tonight," the group would see its momentum slow down in the fall of 1990. Largely blamed on overwhelming media saturation, which included an animated cartoon series during the same period, a growing public and industry backlash against the group began to ensue. Upon the release of "Let's Try It Again," many radio stations rejected the song, while others quickly dropped it from their playlist after a few weeks. As a result, it became groups first single since 1986's "Stop It Girl" that failed to peak within the top 40 in the United States; peaking instead at number fifty-three.

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "Let's Try It Again" – 3:51
  2. "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind)" – 4:24


Chart (1990) Peak
Canadian Singles Chart 10
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders)[1] 32
Dutch Mega Top 100[2] 17
French SNEP Singles Chart[2] 15
German Singles Chart[3] 68
Irish Singles Chart[4] 6
New Zealand Singles Chart 31
UK Singles Chart[5] 8
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6] 53


  1. ^ http://www.ultratop.be/nl/showitem.asp?interpret=New+Kids+On+The+Block&titel=Let%27s+Try+It+Again&cat=s
  2. ^ a b "Let's Try It Again", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved April 13, 2009)
  3. ^ German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de (Retrieved February 26, 2008)
  4. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie
  5. ^ UK Singles Chart Everyhit.com (Retrieved February 26, 2008)
  6. ^ Billboard Billobard.com (Retrieved February 26, 2008)

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