"(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You" is the sixth and final single released from 'N Sync's self-titled debut album. While the previous singles were released in Europe, this one was not, and subsequently only charted in Australia and the U.S., reaching #46 and #8 respectively. The single included a live version of Christopher Cross song "Sailing", as well as a limited edition postcard. Some versions of the single included the track's video.

It was the first song by the group to enter the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100.


 [hide*1 Music video

Music video[edit]Edit

The video was directed by Lionel C. Martin.[2] The video shows the band performing around one single mike, while showing footage of a mother and child, from birthright up to old age, including childhood memories, going to war, and coming home. All the footage of the mother and child is in black and white, whereas most of the footage of Nsync is in full color.

Track listings[3][edit]Edit

Version 1[edit]Edit

  1. "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You" (remix)
  2. "Sailing" (live version)
  3. "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You" (video)
  4. "Interview" (video)

Version 2[edit]Edit

  1. "(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You" (single version)
  2. "Sad Lookin' Moon"

Chart positions[edit]Edit

Peak positions[edit]Edit

Chart (1998) Peak


Australia (ARIA)[4] 46
Canadian RPM Top 100 3
US Billboard Hot 100 8
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard) 5
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard) 30
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard) 2

Year-end charts[edit]Edit

Chart (1999) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 45

Alabama version[edit]Edit

"God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You"
Single by Alabama featuring 'N Sync
from the album Twentieth Century
B-side "Sad Lookin' Moon"[6]
Released April 26, 1999
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 4:03
Label RCA Nashville
Writer(s) Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers
Producer(s) Don Cook and Alabama
Alabama chronology
"Keepin' Up"


"God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You"


"Small Stuff"


In 1999, country music band Alabama recorded the song with a backing vocal from 'N Sync, and released it as a single from their eighteenth studio album, Twentieth Century. This version peaked at number three on the Billboard country singles charts and at 29 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was the only country chart entry for 'N Sync.[6] The song was later included as the B-side to Alabama's next single, "Small Stuff."[6]

Peak positions[edit]Edit

Chart (1999) Peak


Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[7] 1
US BillboardHot 100[8] 29
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 3

End-of-year charts[edit]Edit

End-of-year chart (1999) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[10] 8
US BillboardHot 100[11] 100
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[12] 14
Preceded by

"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Dwight Yoakam

RPM Country Tracks

number-one single (Alabama/'N Sync version) August 23, 1999

Succeeded by

"Amazed" by Lonestar

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