Johnny Lee performs “One In A Million” live on Hee Haw 1981.

The song it reached # 1 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, for two weeks in a row, and stayed a total of 16 weeks on the charts. On the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, reached # 8. The song was included in Johnny Lee's third studio album, Lookin 'for Love (Asylum Records 1980)

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One In A Million

“One in a Million”, a song written by Chick Rains, was first recorded by the Country-rock and pop duo, Rains And Harris, was recorded for the RCA label in 1977, and released in April 1978, and included on the duo’s debut album, Rains And Harris (RCA 1977).

Lp cover Johnny Lee ( Asylum 1980 )
Lp cover Johnny Lee ( Asylum 1980 )

Johnny recorded his version for the Asylum label, in the spring of 1980, in Sunset Sound Recorders, 6650 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA, in the recording session of the Johnny album was accompanied by:
James Burton (guitar), John Hug (guitar), Fred Tackett (guitar), Larry Byrom (guitar), Herb Pedersen and Mark Casstevens (banjo), Sonny Garrish and Jay Dee Maness (steel), Brian Garafalo and Joe Osborn (bass), Michael Botts and Joe English (drums), Buzz Buchanan (percussion), John Hobbs (keyboards), Herb Pedersen, Linda Dillard and Denny Brooks (background vocals). With the production of Jim Ed Norman, the song was released on 6 From October 1980, on December 27, 1980, it reached # 1 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, for two weeks in a row, and stayed a total of 16 weeks on the charts. On the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, reached # 8. It was the second number one in Johnny Lee’s career.



The song was included in Johnny Lee’s third studio album, Lookin ‘for Love (Asylum Records 1980), the album was released on October 17, 1980, on January 10, 1981, reached # 8 on the charts from US Top Country Albums, the album remained a total of 56 weeks in the charts. Lookin ‘for love was Johnny Lee’s first gold certified album.





Johnny Lee – One In A Million Lyrics

Sometimes it seems the world’s a jungle
Through it all I was born to stumble
Searchin’ for somethin’ I never would find

I take your love in bits and pieces
Comin’ to you only when it eases that lonely feelin’
That gets in my mind and you treat me so kind

With those hard times come a dime a dozen
But girls with your kind of lovin’ are one in a million
They’re so hard to find

And those hard times come a dime a dozen
But girls with your kind of lovin’ are one in a million
I’m lucky you’re mine

I know your friends don’t think much of me
They say you’re a fool to love me
But girl I know they’ll never turn you around

You’re bound to love, you hard luck poet
When I let you down you don’t show it, you know it don’t matter
They can’t touch what we found when the sun goes down

And those hard times come a dime a dozen
But girls with your kind of lovin’ are one in a million
They’re so hard to find

And those hard times come a dime a dozen
But girls, with your kind of lovin’ are one in a million
I’m lucky you’re mine

And those hard times come a dime a dozen
But girls, with your kind of lovin’ are one in a million
They’re so hard to find

And those hard times come a dime a dozen

Single Johnny Lee ( Asylum 1980 )
Single Johnny Lee ( Asylum 1980 )

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