March 1971 – a song popular in this month – It’s Too Late by Carole King
This was released as the B-side to “I Feel the Earth Move.” After a few weeks of continuous airplay with “I Feel the Earth Move,” many DJs all over the States decided to give “It’s Too Late” an equal amount of airplay.
Interesting facts about It’s Too Late & Carole King –
This song won a Grammy for Record Of The Year in 1972. In addition, her song “You’ve Got a Friend” won a Grammy for Song Of The Year, and her album Tapestry won Grammys for Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female.
Some people saw a political message in this song, as the idealism of the ’60s had faded and the deaths of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy in 1968 had left a young generation jaded, believing that “It’s too late” to change things.
Over a moody melody, King sings about how she realizes her once-promising relationship is over. While she’s putting on a brave face, she’s feeling tormented inside.
Other artists who have covered this song include Gloria Estefan, Denise LaSalle, Johnny Mathis, The Stylistics, Kyle Vincent and Andy Williams.
This was used in the 2006 movie The Lake House starring Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves.
This information was provided by Songfacts.com