Just Once Song Lyrics

Quincy Jones


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Jerry Foster, Roger Lavoie, John Robert Morris
album: Track 3 in album The Dude
release date: 1981-3
popularity : 516 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Jazz Funk / Soul
styles: Soul-Jazz/Downtempo/Disco/Rhythm & Blues/Soul
length: 4:32
lead vocals: James Ingram
trumpet: Jerry Hey
background vocals: Patti Austin
programming: Ian Underwood
synthesizer: Greg Phillinganes
electric piano: Greg Phillinganes
brass arranger: Jerry Hey
synthesizer arranger: Johnny Mandel
arranger: Quincy Jones
writer: Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil

Album Information

label: A&M Records
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Quincy Jones The Dude cover art


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I did my best
But I guess my best wasn't good enough
'Cause here we are back where we were before
Seems nothing ever changes

We're back to being strangers
Wondering if we oughta stay
Or head on out the door

Just once can't we figure out what we keep doing wrong
Why we never last for very long
What are we doing wrong
Just once can't we find a way to finally make it right

Make the magic last for more than just one night


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ai no Corrida
  • 2 The Dude
  • 3 Just Once
  • 4 Betcha' Wouldn't Hurt Me
  • 5 Somethin' Special
  • 6 Razzamatazz
  • 7 One Hundred Ways
  • 8 Velas
  • 9 Turn on the Action