During the early part of his career, Ricky Nelson released a number of double-sided hit singles. Many of them had a ballad side and a rock side.
“Never Be Anyone Else But You/It’s Late” was released during late February of 1959. The A side reached number six and the B side number nine on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart.
“Never Be Anyone Else But You” was a gentle ballad that appeled to his large female fan base at the time. “It’s Late” was the rocker and looked back to his rockabilly roots; a style that would disappear as his career progressed.
The single received an award for over one million copies sold.