“Give Me One More Chance”
Written by Sonny LeMaire and J.P. Pennington
#1 (1 week)
November 17, 1984
Exile went into recording Kentucky Hearts as an established country band, and you can hear the difference immediately on that album’s lead single.
“Give Me One More Chance” has significantly more country instrumentation, with a twangy lead guitar and a saloon piano driving the arrangement. The lean more heavily on harmony vocals that are more in line with the Oak Ridge Boys than Player.
Best of all, the song doesn’t wear out its welcome. He makes his appeal for “one more chance” from his former lover, and he wraps up quickly.
We don’t find out if the lover keeps him around, but Exile makes a stronger case for sticking around on country radio than they did with anything from their first country album.
“Give Me One More Chance” gets a B+.
Previous: The Judds, “Why Not Me” |