Release Date

July 5, 1975

“It Only Takes a Minute” is a 1975 song by American soul/R&B group Tavares, released as the first single from their third album, In the City (1975). The song was the group’s only top-10 pop hit in the United States, peaking at number 10, and their second number one song on the American soul charts. On the US Disco chart, “It Only Takes a Minute” spent five weeks at number two and was the first of four entries on the chart. The song was subsequently covered by Jonathan King performing as 100 Ton and a Feather in 1976 and by boy band Take That in 1992.

Tavares did not release their original version in the UK until 1986 when it could only reach No 46 in the UK Singles Chart. It was the last of their ten hits in the UK.