This Magic Moment" is a song composed by lyricist Doc Pomus and pianist Mort Shuman, and is one of their best-known songs. It was recorded first by  Ben E. King and the Drifters. The Drifters version spent 11 weeks on the  and reached No. 16 on April 2, 1960. Billboard Hot 100 
Jay and the Americans version [ edit ]
Jay and the Americans released a version of the song, which became the song's most widely successful release. Their version spent 14 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching No. 6 on March 1, 1969, while reaching No. 1 on  Canada's " 100" RPM and No. 11 on  's Billboard Easy Listening chart. The song also debuted at No. 4 in the first issue of  RPM's "Young Adult" adult contemporary chart. The single earned  gold record status from the Recording Industry Association of America. 
In popular culture [ edit ]
The song is used in
David M. Evans' film and was also featured in David Chase's television show The Sandlot in the episode " The Sopranos Soprano Home Movies". The session musicians Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller hired to play on this record include Phil Bodner on sax, Ernie Hayes on piano, Bucky Pizzarelli and George Barnes on guitar, George Duvivier on bass, and Shep Sheppard on drums. In 2016 it was used in ESPN's 30 for 30 of the same title, "This Magic Moment" about the Orlando Magic.
Lou Reed's version, from a Doc Pomus tribute album, Till the Night is Gone, was featured in David Lynch's film . Lost Highway
References [ edit ]
^ a b Gilliland, John (1969). "Show 14 - Big Rock Candy Mountain: Rock 'n' roll in the late fifties. [Part 4]" (audio). . Pop Chronicles University of North Texas Libraries.
^ Doc Pomus - Biography at AllMusic. Retrieved 2007-06-27.
^ The Drifters - Chart History - The Hot 100, Billboard.com. Accessed May 21, 2016
^ Jay & the Americans - Chart History - The Hot 100, Billboard.com. Accessed May 21, 2016
^ " R.P.M. 100", , Volume 11, No. 2, March 10, 1969. Accessed May 21, 2016 RPM Weekly
^ Jay & the Americans - Chart History - Adult Contemporary, Billboard.com. Accessed May 21, 2016
^ " Young Adult", , Volume 11, No. 4, March 24, 1969. Accessed May 21, 2016 RPM Weekly
^ Gold & Platinum, RIAA. Accessed May 21, 2016
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