Let's Try It Again

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"Let's Try It Again"
Let's Try It Again.jpg
Single by New Kids on the Block
from the album Step by Step
A-side "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind)"
(double A-side in the UK and Ireland)
Released September 20, 1990
Format 7" single, 12" single, CD, cassette
Recorded 1990
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 3:51
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Maurice Starr
Producer(s) Maurice Starr
New Kids on the Block singles chronology
"Let's Try It Again"
"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 group's 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 another big hit with the title track and its well-received top 10 follow-up "Tonight" from their number one album Step by Step, the group's momentum subsequently slowed 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 ensued. 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 group's 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 (1990–91) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[1] 51
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2] 32
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[3] 60
Dutch Mega Top 100[4] 17
French SNEP Singles Chart[4] 15
German Singles Chart[5] 68
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 6
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 31
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 8
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 53


  1. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  2. ^ "Ultratop.be – New Kids on the Block – Step by Step" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 7749." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved July 28, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Let's Try It Again", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved April 13, 2009)
  5. ^ German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de Archived January 8, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved February 26, 2008)
  6. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Step by Step". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  7. ^ "Charts.org.nz – New Kids on the Block – Step by Step". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  8. ^ "Archive Chart: 1990-10-13" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  9. ^ "New Kids on the Block – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for New Kids on the Block. Retrieved March 6, 2016.

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