And that is all that love's about
And we'll recall when time runs out
That it only took a moment
To be loved a whole life long
Song & Lyrics Facts
Michael Crawford's 'It Only Takes a Moment' is an uplifting ballad that was released in 1971. The song appears on the album of the same name, which was produced by David Mackay and arranged by Ivor Raymonde.
It was written by Jerry Herman, who also wrote the musical Hello Dolly!. The single was backed with the B-side track, 'Let Me Love You'. The song features Michael Crawford on lead vocals accompanied by the backing band of The Mike Sammes Singers. The lyrics are about how love can be found unexpectedly and how it only takes a moment for two people to fall in love. This romantic message has made the song a timeless classic and one of Crawford's most popular songs.