"This Magic Moment" is a song composed by lyricist Doc Pomus and pianist Mort Shuman. It is one of their best-known songs. It was recorded first by Ben E. King and The Drifters and scored number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 during 1960. It was recorded by Jay and the Americans in 1969 and went to number 6, earning gold record status. The song is used in David M. Evans' film The Sandlot and is also featured in David Chase's television show The Sopranos in the episode "Soprano Home Movies".
The song was recorded as a cover version by Lou Reed on a Doc Pomus tribute album entitled Till the Night is Gone and later featured in David Lynch's film Lost Highway. It was also covered by horror punk music band the Misfits for the album Project 1950 and by indie rock band The Mountain Goats for their first cassette release Taboo VI: The Homecoming.