Just Once in My Life" is a song written by Gerry Goffin, Carole King and Phil Spector. The song was released by The Righteous Brothers in 1965 and reached No. 9 on the . Billboard Hot 100
The song was covered by the American
rock band The Beach Boys and released on their 1976 album . Other artists to release versions include 15 Big Ones The Alan Price Set and The Action.
The Righteous Brothers' original [ edit ]
After the success of the Righteous Brothers' first single with Phil Spector, "
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'", the writers of the song Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil then wrote " (You're My) Soul and Inspiration" for them. The song however was not completed, and Spector instead asked Carole King to write a song for the duo, which turned out to be "Just Once in My Life".  
The Righteous Brothers released their version as a single in April
1965 as the follow-up to "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'". Their second release on the Philles label, the single was another big hit, making the top ten of the , reaching number nine. Billboard Hot 100
The Beach Boys version [ edit ]
Personnel [ edit ]
Personnel per 2000 liner notes.
The Beach Boys
Sources [ edit ]