A Little Time

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Not to be confused with So Little Time.
"A Little Time"
Single by The Beautiful South
from the album Choke
Released September 1990 (UK)
Recorded 1990
Genre Pop rock
Label GO! Discs
Writer(s) Paul Heaton/David Rotheray
Producer(s) Mike Hedges, The Beautiful South
The Beautiful South singles chronology
"I'll Sail This Ship Alone"
"A Little Time"
"My Book"

"A Little Time" is a song by The Beautiful South, and is the band's only single to reach number 1 in the UK Singles Chart.[1][2] It consists of a duet featuring vocalists Dave Hemingway and Briana Corrigan.[3]

The single was the first to be released from the Choke album. However, the other two singles taken from the album did not share similar success; "My Book" charted at number 43 whereas "Let Love Speak Up Itself" charted at number 51.[1]

The song is featured on the PlayStation 2 game SingStar.[4]


The video won the 1991 BRIT Award for Best Video, which is their only Brit Award to date.[5] It features a lip-syncing fighting couple, a trashed house, a load of flour and feathers, and a teddy bear's head impaled on the end of a kitchen knife.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "A Little Time"
  2. "In Other Words I Hate You"
  3. "What You See Is What You Get"


  1. ^ a b "Beautiful South | Artist". Official Charts. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 520. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ a b [1] Archived June 16, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "SingStar - Home". Singstargame.com. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  5. ^ "The Beautiful South". Brits.co.uk. 2014-02-19. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 

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Preceded by
"Show Me Heaven" by Maria McKee
UK number-one single
October 21, 1990 for 1 week
Succeeded by
"Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers