Just Once

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"Just Once"
Just Once - Quincy Jones.jpg
Single by Quincy Jones
from the album The Dude
Released September 1981
Format
Recorded August 1981
Genre
Label A&M
Songwriter(s) Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
Producer(s) Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones singles chronology
"Ai No Corrida"
(1981)
"Just Once"
(1981)
"Razzamatazz"
(1981)
"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 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

Cover versions[edit]

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.