Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970- #37: “It’s Just A Matter Of Time”- Sonny James. January 24, 1970.
- Single: It’s Just A Matter Of Time”- Sonny James
- Record Company: Capitol
- Genre: Country
- Written by Brook Benton, Belford Hendricks and Clyde Otis
- Time: 2:33
- B-side:’This World Of Ours:
- Album- It’s Just A Matter Of Time
- Grade: C
- Peaked at #87 spent 4 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.
County Music Hall of Famer Sonny James- “The Southern Gentleman”- had 21 #1 country hit singles in his career. Born James Loden in Hackleburg, Alabama- James had some crossover appeal hitting the Hot 100 Pop chart 18 times. His style was easy listening country. His biggest pop hit by far was his first hit- “Young Love” #1 in 1956. James died in 2016 at the age of 87.
“It’s Just A Matter Of Time” was first a hit in 1959 by Brook Benton where it peaked at #3 on the pop chart and #1 on the R&B singles chart. The writing team of Benton, Hendricks and Otis were in a songwriting session and nothing seemed to be happening. Benton expressed his frustration and Otis responded “It’s just a matter of time, Brook”- they had their song.