March 1971 – It’s Too Late by Carole King

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.

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43 thoughts on “March 1971 – It’s Too Late by Carole King

  1. This will most likely date me, but Tapestry was the first album I ever purchased with my own money as a young girl. I know every lyric on every song – The needle grooves are carved almost beyond recognition. Carole King is our Idaho treasure!

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  2. I haven’t made it here to your blog in awhile, but I sure came at a good time. This song and Carole King’s music, in general, have been a real mainstay in my life. I grew up with her, James Taylor, The Eagles, etc. However, Carole King’s music spoke to my heart. “It’s Too Late” came out about the time I broke up with my first serious boyfriend. “You’ve Got a Friend” was another that I could identify with. Thanks for taking me down memory lane!

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  3. Geeze…I remember buying albums and 45’s a LOT.
    I saved my money and bought many.
    I lived for songs! 🙂
    Used to I could even tell you the year.
    The radio station used to give away free pizza or records and things. They told me I had enough pizza once. Lol….soooo… I slacked off. 😉

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