It's a Matter of Time

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"It's a Matter of Time"
Single by Elvis Presley
from the album Burning Love and Hits from His Movies, Volume 2
A-side "Burning Love"
B-side "It's a Matter of Time"
Released August 1972[1]
Format 7" single
Recorded March 29, 1972
Studio RCA Studios, Nashville[2]
Length 2:48
Label RCA
Writer(s) Clive Westlake
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"An American Trilogy" / "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
(1972)
"Burning Love" / "It's a Matter of Time'"
(1972)
"Separate Ways" /
"Always on My Mind"
(1972)

"It's a Matter of Time'" is a song written by Clive Westlake and recorded in 1972 by Elvis Presley.

It was recorded by him during the March 27–29, 1972 recording session at the RCA Studios in Nashville.[2]

The song was first released in August 1972 as a B-side to "Burning Love"[1] and then in November on the album Burning Love and Hits from His Movies, Volume 2.[3]

Critical response[edit]

Billboard in its August 12, 1972 issue put the single "Burning Love / It's a Matter of Time" on the recommended list (New Radio Action Billboard Pick Singles, section "Pop").[4]

Reception[edit]

While the A-side ("Burning Love") made it to number two on the Hot 100,[5] the flip side ("It's a Matter of Time") charted both on the Billboard Easy Listening and Hot Country Singles charts.[6]

"Burning Love / It's a Matter of Time" became the last Elvis Presley's single to be certified platinum.[7]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1972) Peak
position
US Billboard Easy Listening[8] 27* / 9**
US Billboard Hot Country Singles[9] 36*
* as "It's a Matter of Time"
* as "It's a Matter of Time / Burning Love"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b John A. Whisler (June 1981). Elvis Presley, reference guide and discography. Scarecrow Press. 
  2. ^ a b Robert Matthew-Walker (1995). Heartbreak hotel: the life and music of Elvis Presley. Castle Communications. ISBN 978-1-86074-055-8. 
  3. ^ Ron Barry (1976). The Elvis Presley American discography. Spectator Service, Maxigraphics. 
  4. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (12 August 1972). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 59–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  5. ^ "Elvis Presley - Awards". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2017-01-02. 
  6. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (9 September 1972). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 50–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  7. ^ Richard Rossini Atanes (16 December 2007). Conhecendo Elvis. Clube de Autores. pp. 79–. PKEY:90119439. 
  8. ^ "Elvis Presley - Chart history (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
    "Elvis Presley - Chart history (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-14. 
  9. ^ "Elvis Presley - Chart history (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-14. 

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