“It’s a Little Too Late“
Written by Mark Chesnutt, Slugger Morrisette, and Roger Springer
#1 (2 weeks)
February 8 – February 15, 1997
Radio & Records
#1 (1 week)
January 31, 1997
Mark Chesnutt rebounds at radio with the lead single from his hits collection.
The Road to No. 1
Chesnutt only scored one top ten hit from his critically acclaimed Wings album, but he returned to No. 1 with the first single from his hits collection.
The No. 1
“It’s a Little Too Late” revisits the Cajun sound of Chesnutt’s previous No. 1 hit, “Gonna Get a Life.”
But the material is stronger this time around, with a winning composition that Chesnutt co-wrote himself. This time he’s the one being left, and he places the blame squarely where it belongs.
“Now would be a good time to change,” he rues, “but it’s a little too late.’
It’s still not quite on the same level as his best hits from earlier in the decade, but be patient. His next chart-topper is one of the best records of his entire career.
The Road From No. 1
Greatest Hits produced an additional top ten hit with “Let it Rain,” and the collection became his fourth and most recent platinum-certified release. He wouldn’t get another RIAA certification again, but he still has two more No. 1 singles on deck before the end of the decade. We’ll cover the lead single from his sixth major label studio album later in 1997.
“It’s a Little Too Late” gets a B+.
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