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Just Once was a 1981 single released from Quincy Jones' album The Dude on A&M records. This song features James Ingram on vocals, where he is noticeably known for singing this song. This song reached at number 17 on the Billboard Chart in the summer of 1981.
History and Composition
On a TV program interview, Ingram stated that this song was a $50 demo done by ATV music, composed by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. And Quincy Jones called back and wanted James to sing on his album.
This song is composed originally in the key of C major. The bridge is transposed in the key of A flat major, and then taken higher in the key of B major. And then the song ends in D major.