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Bev Harrell - One In A Million (1967)

(Tony Hatch - Jackie Trent)
Australia Australia
Original version
#28 Sydney #8 Brisbane #13 Adelaide

Released February 1968.

Single on HMV, produced by David McKay.

This appears to be the first released version of this song. It was released before Petula Clark’s version, produced by songwriter Tony Hatch (see below).

For more on Bev Harrell, see her biggest hit  What Am I Doing Here With You.

Prolific songwriter, arranger, musical director and producer Tony Hatch wrote most of his songs with his wife, singer Jackie Trent. He was the musical brains behind Petula Clark’s mid-60s career revival and was responsible for her run of hit records from Downtown (1964). Hatch and Trent also wrote the theme to the TV series Neighbours.

See the Tony Hatch song list at Tony Hatch’s archived site.

Tony Hatch also had a hand in the original versions of Heart by Lynne Randell. He produced The Montanas’ version of Ciao Baby, a song better known in Australia through Lynne Randell’s version.

Petula Clark - One In A Million (1968)

(Tony Hatch - Jackie Trent)

On the 1968 album Petula, also known as The Pink Album.

This track was recorded in March 1967, but the album was not released until August 1968. This was after Bev Harrell's One In A Million had been released and had charted in Australia.

Further reading:  Petula Clark website at petulaclark.net.

The Duprees - One In A Million (1968)

(Tony Hatch - Jackie Trent)

On the album Total Recall.

The Platters - One In A Million (1956)

Red herring
#31 USA

Same title but not the same song as ‘One In A Million’ by Bev Harrell.

Single on Mercury label.

<span class=There are numerous recordings of songs called One In A Million, by artists that include The O’Jays, Steve Miller Band, Gene Pitney, John Mayall, Maxine Brown and Bunny Berigan.