Carole King recorded "It's Going To Take Some Time" (Carole King - Toni Stern) for her album "Music" in 1971.

The Carpenters (Karen and Richard) hit cover came one year later from the album "A Song For You" along with the hits: "Top Of The World", "Hurting Each Other", "I Won't Last a Day Without You" and "Goodbye to Love". The single hit number twelve on Billboard and second place on the Easy Listening chart.