Just One Time

Don Gibson

About Just One Time

"Just One Time" is a single written and originally recorded by American country music artist Don Gibson. Released in February 1960, the song reached #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, while also reaching #29 on the Billboard Pop chart. The single was later released on Gibson's album Look Who's Blue. In 1971 American country artist Connie Smith recorded a cover version of "Just One Time" and released it as a single in April 1971. The single peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and #19 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 singles chart. It became her first single in seven years to reach the latter chart. In addition, "Just One Time" reached #2 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart in 1971. It was released on an album of the same name shortly after. Others recording the song are Skeeter Davis in 1960 (an answer song as “I Want To See You (Just One Time)”), the Everly Brothers in 1963, Johnny Tillotson in 1965, Frank Ifield in 1966, Kitty Wells in 1971, Dottie West in 1971, Jean Shepard in 1971, Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass in 1971, Chet Atkins in 1971, Renée Martel (in French, as "Si on pouvait recommencer") in 1972, Freddy Fender in 1976, and Chet Atkins and Mark Knopfler in 1990. 


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If I could see you just one time
Oh, how it'd ease my troubled mind
If I could hold you just one time
And then pretend that you're still mine

Lips that used to thrill me so
They now thrill someone else I know
Gone is the love that once was mine
Wish I could see you just one time

Oh, oh, oh, oh I miss you so
Oh, I need you so
I'd, I'd, I'd give this heart of mine
If I could see you just one time

Wish I could relive just one time
Turn back the pages and there I'd find
That same old love that once was mine
Wish I could see you just one time

Oh, oh, oh, oh I miss you so
Oh, I need you so
I'd, I'd, I'd give this heart of mine
If I could see you just one time

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Don Gibson

Donald Eugene "Don" Gibson (April 3, 1928 – November 17, 2003) was an American songwriter and country musician. A Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Gibson penned such country standards as "Sweet Dreams" and "I Can't Stop Loving You", and enjoyed a string of country hits from 1957 into the early 1970s. more »

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Composer Classification
"Just One Time" is a song written by country musician Don Gibson. He is well-known for his skills in composition, contributing significantly to the genre throughout his career.
Primary Performers Classification
Although Don Gibson wrote "Just One Time", it has been covered by various artists. These include Chet Atkins, Connie Smith, Johnny Tillotson, Skeeter Davis, and The Everly Brothers, adding diversity to its interpretations.
Chart Performance Classification
Gibson's initial recording of the song reached number two on the Billboard country singles chart in 1960, showcasing its initial success.
Popularity Classification
The Everly Brothers' version of "Just One Time" was a part of their 1963 album "The Everly Brothers Sing Great Country Hits". The album made it to the 18th spot on Billboard's "Top Country Albums" chart, demonstrating the song's popularity through this cover version.
Duet Classification
Skeeter Davis and Bobby Bare recorded a duet version of "Just One Time" that was included in their 1970 album "Your Husband, My Wife." This showcases the song's flexibility in being performed as a duet.
Instrumental Classification
In addition to performing the song, Chet Atkins, a guitarist known for his fingerpicking style, recorded an instrumental version of "Just One Time". This version appeared on his 1960 album "The Other Chet Atkins."
Female Vocal Classification
Connie Smith, a prominent female country singer, covered the song and it was included in her 1971 album "Just One Time". Her signature powerful and emotional singing style added a unique flavor to the classic.
Rendition Classification
Johnny Tillotson, known for his pop and country singles in the 1960s, also covered "Just One Time", adding his own spin to the time-honored hit.
Country Music Classification
"Just One Time" is widely recognized as a staple in country music. The different versions by several country artists helped solidify its status.
Cross-Genre Classification
Despite initially being a country song, "Just One Time" has had crossover appeal. Various artists from different genres have covered the song, making it reach larger audiences.

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