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Time (The Alan Parsons Project song)

"Time" is a song released in 1981 as a single by the Alan Parsons Project. It was from their 1980 album The Turn of a Friendly Card. In the U.S., the song peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] On the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart, "Time" peaked at #10.[2] In addition, "Time" spent two weeks at #14 on Cash Box, making it the group's second most successful single ("Don't Answer Me" from 1984 also reached #15 on the Hot 100, but reached #17 on Cash Box).[3] Cash Box ranked it as the 94th biggest hit of 1981.[4] Outside the US, the song peaked at #30 in Canada.

Time - Alan Parsons Project.jpg
Single by The Alan Parsons Project
from the album The Turn of a Friendly Card
B-side"The Gold Bug"
ReleasedApril 1981
GenreSoft rock
Songwriter(s)Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson
Producer(s)Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson
The Alan Parsons Project singles chronology
"Games People Play"
"Snake Eyes"

The song was the first Alan Parsons Project song (and single) to feature Eric Woolfson as lead vocalist, and one of the group's few songs in which Alan Parsons' own voice can be heard singing (background/counterpoint vocals).

Release historyEdit

Country Date
United States April 1981
United Kingdom August 1981

Appearances in mediaEdit


  1. ^ "Music: Top 100 Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 190.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 December 2014. Retrieved 2016-07-11.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2016-07-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)