Just Once

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"Just Once"
Just Once - Quincy Jones.jpg
Single by Quincy Jones
from the album The Dude
ReleasedSeptember 1981
Format
RecordedAugust 1981
GenreR&B
Length4:32
LabelA&M
Songwriter(s)Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
Producer(s)Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones singles chronology
"Ai No Corrida"
(1981)
"Just Once"
(1981)
"Razzamatazz"
(1981)

"Just Once" is a 1981 single released from Quincy Jones' album The Dude on A&M Records. The song features James Ingram on vocals, and reached number 17 on the Billboard chart in the summer of 1981.[1]

History and composition[edit]

On a television program interview, Ingram stated that this song was a $50 demo done by ATV Music, composed by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Quincy Jones called back and wanted Ingram to sing on his album.[2]

The song is composed originally in the key of C major. The bridge modulates to the key of A flat major, moves to B major, and finally ends in D major.

The song was featured prominently in the 1982 film The Last American Virgin.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1981–82) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100
17
US Billboard R&B[3]
11
US Billboard Adult Contemporary Songs
7

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.musicvf.com/song.php?id=33851
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSGhmPZof2Q
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2005). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research.