Once in a Lifetime (Keith Urban song)

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"Once in a Lifetime"
Once in a Lifetime - Keith Urban song.jpg
Single by Keith Urban
from the album Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing
Released 22 August 2006
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre Country
Length 5:54 (album version)
4:11 (radio edit)
Label Capitol Nashville
Songwriter(s) John Shanks, Keith Urban
Producer(s) Keith Urban, Dann Huff
Keith Urban singles chronology
"Tonight I Wanna Cry"
"Once in a Lifetime"
"Stupid Boy"

"Tonight I Wanna Cry"
"Once in a Lifetime"
"Stupid Boy"

"Once in a Lifetime" is a song co-written and recorded by Australian country music artist Keith Urban. It was released in August 2006 as the first single from his 2006 album Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing. Urban wrote this song with John Shanks.

On the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart dated for the week of 2 September 2006, the song entered at No. 17, setting what was then a new record for the highest-debuting song in the history of the modern country music charts.[1] The previous record was held by Eddie Rabbitt's "Every Which Way But Loose" and Garth Brooks' "Good Ride Cowboy", both of which debuted at #18 (in 1979 and 2005, respectively).

Australian track listing[edit]

  1. Once in a Lifetime 4:17
  2. Days Go By (live) 3:48
  3. You'll Think of Me (Jeremy Wheatley Mix) 3:53
  4. You're My Better Half (live) 4:05


As listed in liner notes.[2]


Chart (2006) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[3] 18
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[4] 92
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 31
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[6] 26
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 40


  1. ^ Keith Urban's 'Once In A Lifetime' Debut @ Top40-Charts.com - 40 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 25 Countries
  2. ^ Love, Pain & the whole crazy thing (Media notes). Keith Urban. Capitol Nashville. 2006. 09463-77087-0-5.
  3. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Keith Urban – Once in a Lifetime". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Keith Urban – Once in a Lifetime". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  5. ^ "Keith Urban Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  6. ^ "Keith Urban Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  7. ^ "Keith Urban Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  8. ^ "Best of 2006: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2006. Retrieved 10 July 2012.

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