(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You

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"(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You"
Single by 'N Sync
from the album *NSYNC
B-side "Sad Lookin' Moon"
Released February 9, 1999[1]
Format CD single
Recorded 1997
Genre Pop, R&B, Christian, Adult contemporary
Length 4:42 (album version)
4:03 (radio version)
Label RCA
Writer(s) Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers
Producer(s) Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers
'N Sync singles chronology
"Thinking of You (I Drive Myself Crazy)"
(1999)
"(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You"
(1999)
"Music of My Heart"
(1999)

"(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You" is the sixth and final single released from 'N Sync's self-titled debut album. While the previous singles were released in Europe, this one was not, and subsequently only charted in Australia and the U.S., reaching #46 and #8 respectively. The single included a live version of Christopher Cross song "Sailing", as well as a limited edition postcard. Some versions of the single included the track's video.

It was the first song by the group to enter the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100.

Music video[edit]

The video was directed by Lionel C. Martin.[2] The video shows the band performing around one single mike, while showing footage of a mother and child, from birthright up to old age, including childhood memories, going to war, and coming home. All the footage of the mother and child is in black and white, whereas most of the footage of Nsync is in full color.

Track listings[3][edit]

Version 1[edit]

  1. "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You" (remix)
  2. "Sailing" (live version)
  3. "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You" (video)
  4. "Interview" (video)

Version 2[edit]

  1. "(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You" (single version)
  2. "Sad Lookin' Moon"

Chart positions[edit]

Alabama version[edit]

"God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You"
Single by Alabama featuring 'N Sync
from the album Twentieth Century
B-side "Sad Lookin' Moon"[6]
Released April 26, 1999
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 4:03
Label RCA Nashville
Writer(s) Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers
Producer(s) Don Cook and Alabama
Alabama chronology
"Keepin' Up"
(1998)
"God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You"
(1999)
"Small Stuff"
(1999)

In 1999, country music band Alabama recorded the song with a backing vocal from 'N Sync, and released it as a single from their eighteenth studio album, Twentieth Century. This version peaked at number three on the Billboard country singles charts and at 29 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was the only country chart entry for 'N Sync.[6] The song was later included as the B-side to Alabama's next single, "Small Stuff."[6]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[7] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 29
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 3

End-of-year charts[edit]

End-of-year chart (1999) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[10] 8
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 100
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[12] 14
Preceded by
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
by Dwight Yoakam
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single
(Alabama/'N Sync version)

August 23, 1999
Succeeded by
"Amazed"
by Lonestar

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00000I56E
  2. ^ http://mvdbase.com/video.php?id=19866 Music Video Database for "(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You"
  3. ^ http://eil.com/shop/moreinfo.asp?catalogid=199351
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – *N Sync – (God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time On You". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  5. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1999". Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  6. ^ a b c Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 20. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  7. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 8415." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 23, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  8. ^ "Alabama Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Alabama.
  9. ^ "Alabama Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Alabama.
  10. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1999". Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  12. ^ "Best of 1999: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1999. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 

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