Living in a Moment (song)

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"Living in a Moment"
Single by Ty Herndon
from the album Living in a Moment
Released June 17, 1996
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:52
Label Epic
Writer(s) Pat Bunch, Doug Johnson
Producer(s) Doug Johnson
Ty Herndon singles chronology
"In Your Face"
(1996)
"Living in a Moment"
(1996)
"She Wants to Be Wanted Again"
(1996)

"Living in a Moment" is a song written by Pat Bunch and Doug Johnson, and recorded by American country music artist Ty Herndon. It was released in June 1996 as the first single and title track from his album of the same name. In October of that year, it became his second Number One hit (see 1996 in country music).

Content[edit]

"Living in a Moment" is a moderate up-tempo country pop song in which the male narrator expresses his satisfaction with the lover he has found ("The world just lost two lonely people / The world just lost two broken hearts"). He elaborates on this point in the chorus by saying that he is "living in a moment [he] could die for".

Critical reception[edit]

Allmusic critic Thom Owens considered the track one of the stronger songs on the album.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Steven Goldmann and premiered in mid-1996.

Chart positions[edit]

"Living in a Moment" debuted at number 56 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of June 29, 1996.

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 13
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Owens, Thom. "Living in a Moment review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  2. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. September 30, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  3. ^ "Ty Herndon Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Ty Herndon.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1996". RPM. December 16, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1996: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
Preceded by
"So Much for Pretending"
by Bryan White
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

October 5, 1996
Succeeded by
"Believe Me Baby (I Lied)"
by Trisha Yearwood
RPM Top Country Tracks
number-one single

September 30-October 7, 1996
Succeeded by
"You Can't Lose Me"
by Faith Hill