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Once in a Lifetime (1993)

Updated: Jun 2, 2023

Once in a Lifetime is the ninth studio album by Christian singer -songwriter David Meece. Released in 1993, it is his second album on Star Song Records and his first in three years. Six of the nine tracks were released as radio singles in 1993 and 1994. Meece co-produced the album with Brian Tankersley. Meece's wife Deborah plays the viola on the song "Going Home" and co-wrote "Every Little Step" and the title song and Meece's daughter Kelly provides guest vocals on the song "My Father's Chair." A contemporary pop album mixing ballads and uptempo pop songs. Once in a Lifetime peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart.

Track listing

1. Inside Out (David Meece, Dwight Liles) -4:01

2. Over You (David Meece, Mike Hudson) -4:03

3. Brokenness (David Meece, Mike Hudson, Dwight Liles, Niles Borop) -3:58

4. Every Little Step (David Meece, Deborah Meece, Dwight Liles) -4:04

5. Going Home (David Meece, Mike Hudson) -5:06

6. Early in the Morning (David Meece, Mike Hudson) -4:47

7. My Father's Chair (David Meece, Dwight Liles) -5:09

8. Once in a Lifetime (David Meece, Deborah Meece, Dwight Liles, Mike Hudson)


9. Living in the Shadows (David Meece, Mike Hudson) -3:32

Radio singles

"Once in a Lifetime" -#16 Christian CHR, #1 Christian AC

"Over You" -#10 Christian CHR, #1 Christian AC

"Inside Out" -#9 Christian CHR, #1 Christian AC

"My Father's Chair" -#29 Christian AC

"Every Little Step" -#19 Christian CHR, #10 Christian AC

"Early in the Morning -#31 Christian AC

Previous release: Learning to Trust (1989)

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