Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" is a song performed by singers Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams. Lyrics and music are arranged by Nat Kipner and John Vallins. The single was a comeback of sorts for Mathis, as it was his first chart-topping hit in the US since 1957's " Chances Are".
Released as a single in 1978, it reached number 1 on the U.S.
pop chart, Billboard Hot 100 Adult Contemporary chart, and  R&B chart. Outside the U.S., the song peaked at number nine on the  Canadian Singles Chart and number three on the  UK Singles Chart.
"Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" was certified gold and silver in the US and in the UK by the
RIAA and the British Phonographic Industry respectively.  
Later in 1978 the duo released a follow-up single, "
You're All I Need to Get By" (which peaked at number 47 on the Hot 100), and a full album of duets, . The success of the duets with Williams prompted Mathis to record duets with a variety of partners including That's What Friends Are For Jane Olivor, Dionne Warwick, Natalie Cole, Gladys Knight, and Nana Mouskouri. A compilation album, also called Too Much, Too Little, Too Late and released by Sony Music in 1995, featured the title track among other songs by the Mathis/Williams duo.
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Billboard Hot 100  28
Cash Box  29
Silver Sun version [ edit ]
power pop band Silver Sun recorded a cover of " Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" for their album . It was also released as a single, reaching number 20 in the Neo Wave UK Singles Chart in 1998.
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