Five Minutes (Lorrie Morgan song)

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"Five Minutes"
Single by Lorrie Morgan
from the album Leave the Light On
B-side "I'll Take the Memories"[1]
Released January 1990
Format CD single
Recorded 1988
Genre Country
Length 3:36
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) Beth Nielsen Chapman[2]
Producer(s) Barry Beckett
Lorrie Morgan singles chronology
"Out of Your Shoes"
"Five Minutes"
"He Talks to Me"
"Out of Your Shoes"
"Five Minutes"
"He Talks to Me"

"Five Minutes" is the title of a country music song written by Beth Nielsen Chapman. In 1989, it was recorded by Lorrie Morgan on her debut album Leave the Light On, from which it was released in as the album's single. The song became her first number one hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in April 1990.

It was also recorded by Pam Tillis in the late 1980s during her tenure on Warner Bros. Records, but was not issued on an album until the 1994 Pam Tillis Collection.[3]


"Five Minutes" is a mid-tempo centralizing on the end of a failing relationship. The female narrator tells her lover that he has "five minutes" to repair the relationship.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 9
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 14
Preceded by
"Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart" by Randy Travis
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks number-one single
April 14, 1990
Succeeded by
"Love on Arrival" by Dan Seals


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 286–287. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Owens, Thom. "Leave the Light On". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  3. ^ "Pam Tillis Collection". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-05-12. 
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 9039." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. April 28, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  5. ^ "Lorrie Morgan – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Lorrie Morgan.
  6. ^ "Best of 1990: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 

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