The Englishman's distinctive and romantic treatment of the number was perfect for his ever-growing audience.
Surprisingly unsuccessful at the time, the album has thankfully become a monument to the unique soulfulness of one of Britain’s finest-ever voices.
The Irish group's version of a song recently released by Lulu became their second top ten hit in quick succession.
The modern-day line-up of the Motown legends burnish their recorded legacy with first new album in eight years.
After their immense success with 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin',' the pressure was on Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield to repeat the feat, and they did with 'Just Once In My Life.'
A musical trip back to 1962 gave the band their second US No. 1 in eight months.