Sooner or Later (Larry Graham song)

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"Sooner or Later"
Single by Larry Graham
from the album Sooner Or Later
Released 1982
Format 12", 7"
Length 5:10 (12" version)
3:38 (Album version)
Label Warner Bros. PRO-A-1046 (US)
Warner Bros. K17925T (UK)
Writer(s) Larry Graham
Producer(s) Larry Graham
Larry Graham singles chronology
"Don't Stop When You're Hot"
"Sooner or Later"
"I'm Sick And Tired"

"Sooner or Later" is a song recorded by American guitarist, singer-songwriter and music producer Larry Graham. The song, written and produced by Larry Graham, was released in 1982 by Warner Bros. Records. The song is included in his album of the same name.

"Sooner or Later" was moderately successful, peaking number 17 on the Billboard Dance chart and number 27 on the R&B chart in 1982. The single even crossed over to British pop chart, reaching number 54.[1][2][3]


In July 1982, the song was included in the Billboard Top Single Picks, recommended section, stating "Graham's recent success as a balladeer hasn't buried his roots in hearty black pop, as evidenced by this infectious exercise in smooth funk. Synthesizer, hand-claps and Graham's sly bass syncopations keep the pace while the singer still adds enough of a croon to his delivery to keep female listeners swooning".[4]

Track listing[edit]

1982 releases[edit]

12" vinyl[5][6]
  • US: Warner Bros. / PRO-A-1046
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Sooner Or Later" 5:10
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Sooner Or Later" (Instrumental) 4:59
12" vinyl[6]
  • UK: Warner Bros. / K17925T
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Sooner Or Later" (Instrumental) N/A
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Sooner Or Later" (Vocal) N/A
2. "One In A Million" N/A


  • Composer, producer, arrangement: Larry Graham
  • Executive Producer: Ron Nadel

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play[1] 17
US Billboard Black Singles[1] 27
UK Singles Chart[3] 54


  1. ^ a b c "((( Larry Graham ))) - Discography". Allmusic, Billboard. Retrieved 2011-09-08. 
  2. ^ "Sooner or Later at ChartStats". ChartStats. Retrieved 2011-09-08. 
  3. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 233. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ "Billboard (r) Top Single Picks (tm)". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 94: 65. July 10, 1982. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  5. ^ ""Sooner or Later" (Warner Bros) on Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-09-08. 
  6. ^ a b ""Sooner or Later" (Warner Bros) on Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-09-08.