from the album Time After Time (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #1 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 16
Today's song of the day comes from Latin freestyle dance music singer Timmy T, who had slipped into the pop top-40 in American in the spring of 1990 with the club hit "Time After Time". That was followed by the uptempo dance jam "What Will I Do", which slipped on to the pop chart at #96, but did make the top-40 on the dance sales chart. The third single from the Time After Time album, however, would eclipse them all. "One More Try", a break-up ballad written and produced by the artist (under his real name Timothy Torres), was a bare-bones heartfelt tale of regret and wanting another chance, and it resonated enough to take it to the top of the pop chart...
"One More Try" became Timmy T's biggest pop hit, reaching #1 on the U.S. pop chart in March of 1991. The single also climbed to #4 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary (or "easy listening") radio chart. Internationally, the record reached the top-10 in Canada (#7), the Netherlands (#2), Sweden (#5), and Germany (#8). A fourth single from the album, the midtempo synthpop of "Over and Over", was a minor pop hit in the U.S. at #18, while another track from the set, the house music jam "Paradise", reached the top 20 in the Netherlands. In 1992, Timmy released a second album, All For Love, but by that time freestyle had been replaced in the clubs by Eurodance and pop-house. Timmy continues to perform in oldies freestyle shows.
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Here's Timmy performing the song live on Rick Dees' late night show...
...and another shot of him on that program, singing with only his piano..
Up tomorrow: Soul trio feels a bit warm, temporarily.