Too Late to Turn Back Now (song)

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"Too Late to Turn Back Now"
Too Late to Turn Back Now - Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose.jpg
Single by Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
from the album Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
B-side "Lift Your Love Higher"
ReleasedMay 1972
Genre R&B
Label United Artists
UA 50910
Songwriter(s) Eddie Cornelius
Producer(s) Bob Archibald [1]
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose singles chronology
"Treat Her Like a Lady"
"Too Late to Turn Back Now"
"Don't Ever Be Lonely"

"Too Late to Turn Back Now" is the 1972 follow-up single of Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose to their debut hit "Treat Her Like a Lady". The single had previously been released in 1970 on the Platinum label.


Written by Eddie Cornelius, the song had great success upon its re-release, peaking at number 5 on the U.S. R&B chart and number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 (behind "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers). [2] "Too Late to Turn Back Now" went to No. 1 on Cash Box's chart of the Top 100 Singles for the week of July 29, 1972. [3]

"Too Late to Turn Back Now" is ranked as the 34th biggest U.S. hit of 1972. The record was awarded a gold disc on 2 August 1972 for one million sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). [4] [5]

The song was featured in the 1997 film The Ice Storm and the 2018 film BlacKkKlansman .

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