Just Once in My Life (album)

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Just Once in My Life
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Studio album by
ProducerPhil Spector, Bill Medley

Just Once in My Life is the 1965 album by The Righteous Brothers.[1] According to Bill Medley, he was allowed to produce most of the tracks in the album, including "Unchained Melody" which was originally intended only as an album track because Phil Spector was interested only in producing singles.[2] The album reached No. 9 on Billboard 200 in the United States.[3]


The title track "Just Once in My Life" was the first single released from the album, and it reached No. 9 on the singles chart in May 1965.[4] The single "Unchained Melody" was initially only intended as a B-side for "Hung on You" from the next album Back to Back, but it became popular and it was then released as an A side, reaching at No. 4 in the United States and No. 14 in the United Kingdom in 1965.[5] It was later included in the soundtrack of 1990 blockbuster film Ghost and the re-released single reached No. 1 in the UK in 1990.[6]

Track listing

1."Just Once in My Life"3:55
2."Big Boy Pete"
  • Dewey Terry
  • Don Harris
3."Unchained Melody"3:34
4."You Are My Sunshine"3:04
5."The Great Pretender"Buck Ram2:33
6."Sticks And Stones"Titus Turner1:54
7."See That Girl"3:09
8."Oo-Poo-Pah-Do"Jessie Hill3:51
9."You'll Never Walk Alone"Rodgers and Hammerstein2:15
10."Guess Who?"Jesse Belvin2:30
11."The Blues"Bill Medley2:50


Chart (1965) Peak
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[7] 8
US Billboard 200[8] 9


  1. ^ "The Righteous Brothers - Just Once in My Life". AllMusic.
  2. ^ Bill Medley (April 24, 2014). The Time of My Life: A Righteous Brother's Memoir. Da Capo Press. p. 35. ISBN 978-0306823169.
  3. ^ "The Righteous Brothers > Billboard 200". Billboard.
  4. ^ "The Righteous Brothers > Hot 100". Billboard.
  5. ^ The Official Charts Company "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-15. Retrieved 2010-10-05.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link). Retrieved on 2010-11-27.
  6. ^ "Unchained Melody (1990)". The Official Charts Company.
  7. ^ "The Righteous Brothers Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "The Righteous Brothers Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.