Billboard #1 Hits: #444: “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late”- Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams. June 3, 1978. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late”- Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams
- Record Company- Columbia
- Genre: Pop
- Written by John Vallins and Nat Kipner
- Time: 3:00
- Album-You Light Up My Life
- Grade: B
- Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.
This really seemed like an out of left field hit in 1978. Johnny Mathis had last hit #1 with “Changes Are” in 1957. His last Top 40 hit – had been when President Kennedy was in office in 1963. Deniece Williams had only one previous hit in her career- 1976 “Free” #25. Johnny Mathis is my mother’s favorite singer- and she got to see him in concert later that summer for the first time. To me Johnny Mathis was someone from a different era- his popularity was in the late 1950’s- but looking at it now- he was only 42 years old when this went to #1. He was hardly an old codger.