Takes a Little Time (Amy Grant song)

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"Takes a Little Time"
Takes A Little Time.jpg
Single by Amy Grant
from the album Behind the Eyes
Released 1997
Format CD Maxi-single
Recorded Secret Studio,
Franklin, TN
Genre CCM, adult contemporary, pop
Length 4:33
Label Myrrh/Word
Writer(s) Amy Grant, Wayne Kirkpatrick
Producer(s) Keith Thomas, Wayne Kirkpatrick, John Darnall
Amy Grant singles chronology
"Oh How the Years Go By"
"Takes a Little Time" (maxi single)
"Somewhere Down the Road"
Music video
"Takes a Little Time" on YouTube

"Takes a Little Time" was a maxi-single released in 1997 (see 1997 in music) to promote Amy Grant's album Behind the Eyes, which was also released that year. "Takes a Little Time" included two songs from Behind the Eyes, as well as a new version of Grant's 1982 Christian radio hit, "El Shaddai". The maxi-single was also an enhanced CD (ECD), meaning it had a video that consumers could watch when they put it in their home computer. The ECD portion of the CD contained a live acoustic version of the song After the Fire, which Grant later released on her 2003 album Simple Things; Grant stated on Oprah that she had written the song for her mother.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Takes a Little Time" (Grant, Kirkpatrick) - 4:33
  2. "Somewhere Down the Road" (Grant, Kirkpatrick) - 5:09
  3. "El Shaddai '97" (Card, Thompson) - 4:10
  • Bonus multimedia track - 39:14



  • Producers: Keith Thomas, Wayne Kirkpatrick, John Darnall
  • Engineers: Dan Marnien, John Darnall
  • Arranger: Keith Thomas
  • Design: Kurt Markus

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 21
US Billboard Mainstream Top 40 25
US Billboard Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks 15
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 4


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