I realized today that Timmy T. was conspicuously absent from the Grizzlies Fresno Famous Bobblehead contest (round of 16 voting ends 5 p.m. tonight). I say conspicuously, because Timmy T. (real name Timothy Torres) was born and raised in Fresno and was particularly famous for a quick moment in 1991 with his song “One More Try,” which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

On this very day, in fact.

We haven’t mentioned Timmy T. much of the Beehive lately, but he was of particular interest on the site for awhile, especially after rappers Fashawn and Omar Aura gave “One More Try” this awesome (and Fresnocentric) makeover in 2012.

Having a No. 1 single is no small feat, especially one with such a damn catchy chorus. So, my hats off and respect to Timmy T. Click through the jump to see a video of the original track.

Josh Tehee

Josh Tehee

Joshua Tehee is an entertainment guy. Music runs in his veins. Like seriously, you cut him open and there's no blood-- just music. It's weird.
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One thought on “On this day in 1991, Timmy T had a No. 1 hit

  • March 23, 2015 at 8:13 pm
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    You called the song “One More Time” in your article. It was called “One More Try” and you refer to Timmy T being famous for a quick moment for only this hit but left out the fact that he also had a billboard top 40 hit called “Time After Time” which charted earlier than the song “One More Try” which was number #1 on the billboard dance sales charts for several weeks :)

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