First Hit #1: March 23, 1991
One More Try works as something as a response to Someday. The previous track was about how a man would come crawling back to Mariah Carey after he realized she was the best, this is about Timmy T crawling back to a woman after he screwed up their relationship. Imagining that T’s pleadings will be met with an angry Carey rejecting him makes it a much more compelling track, because otherwise it’s a bland attempt at reconciliation.
That’s the problem with the song, it’s just boring. T gives a performance that is neither a revelation or actively risible. The lyrics are not terrible, but they’re not great. The composition is competent, but uninspiring. It kind of boggles the mind how this became popular enough to ascend to the top of the charts, but maybe a bunch of boring people had a breakup in 1991, and needed an adequate song to try to convince their boring exes to take them back. Whatever happened, it’s just kind of the musical equivalent of a beige sofa – functional, but uninspiring.