Timmy T

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Timmy T
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Timmy T (left) co-hosts with Morning personality DJ Toby on KSIQ-FM in 2006
Background information
Birth nameTimothy Torres
Born (1967-09-21) September 21, 1967 (age 55)
Fresno, California
Genres Pop, freestyle
Occupation(s)Actor, musician
Years active1989–present

Timmy Torres (born September 21, 1967, in Fresno, California [1] ), professionally known as Timmy T, is a freestyle performer and musician. Timmy T had a Billboard Hot 100 #1 single with "One More Try" in 1991. [1] [2]



Timmy T started out in the 1980s in small rap groups in Fresno, but felt that he would rather do dance music. He purchased a Moog synthesizer and a Roland TR-808 drum machine at a pawn shop, and recorded his first single, "Time After Time", in his garage. He originally recorded the song for his girlfriend and after his girlfriend liked it he decided getting that single pressed on vinyl. [2] He rode his motorcycle to a local Fresno radio station to ask them to play his song. After the DJ played the song, there were many calls requesting who was performing that song. The DJ recommended that Timmy T take his record to radio stations in Los Angeles for more exposure. After Los Angeles pop station Power 106 played the record, it received airplay from several more stations throughout the country including Hot 97 in New York. Timmy got a record deal with Quality Records, and "Time After Time" went on to peak at #40 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. [2] [3]

His next single "What Will I Do", made it to #96 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. [2]

He released another single at the end of 1990, the ballad "One More Try", which proved to be much more successful than his first single, selling over a million copies and climbing to the top of the Billboard charts the following year. The success of the single drove the album, also named "Time After Time," to the #46 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart. [4]

He recorded his first album Time After Time , featuring the title track (his first single), "What Will I Do", "One More Try", and "Over and Over". None of the singles from his second album, All For Love, reached the charts, however his song "Over You" was featured in the motion picture The Raffle in the company of Elton John. The other singles of the second album were "Cry a Million Tears" and a cover of the song originally by Eric Carmen "Boats Against the Current". A year after the release of his second album, he distanced himself from the spotlight to focus on the birth of his son.

In 2018 he appeared on the Tosh.0 "Web Redemption Reunion Spectacular", singing "One More Try".

As of 2019, Timmy T was still performing along with other freestyle acts from the late 80s and early 90s.


Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected details and chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
Time After Time
  • Released: June 20, 1990
  • Label: Quality
All for Love
  • Released: March 24, 1992
  • Label: Quality
"-" denotes a release that did not make the stop.

Compilation albums

List of compilation albums, with selected details
TitleAlbum details
One More Try: The Collection
  • Released: April 3, 2006
  • Label: ZYX Music


List of singles, with selected chart positions
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
"Time After Time"198940Time After Time
"What Will I Do"199096
"One More Try"199113628
"Over and Over"63
"Too Young to Love You"
"Over You"1992All for Love
"Cry a Million Tears"
"Boats Against the Current"

Music videos

1990"Time After Time"
1991"One More Try"
"Over and Over"
"Too Young to Love You"
1992"Over You"

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