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 [1 ] R&B chart. Outside the U.S., the song peaked at number nine on the [2 ] Canadian Singles Chart and number three on the [3 ] 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. [4 ] [5 ]
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.
Chart performance [ edit ]
Weekly singles charts [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
[10 ] 47
[11 ] 25
[12 ] 17
[13 ] 24
Billboard Hot 100 [14 ] 28
Cash Box [15 ] 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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