This Magic Moment – Drifters

September 7, 2022

This Magic Moment was composed and written by Mort Shuman and Doc Pomus. It was subsequently produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stolleron on December 23, 1959, before its release on January 28, 1960. Although many cover versions of the hot single have been released, the original version by The Drifters spent almost three months on The Billboard Hot 100.

The Drifters released “This Magic Moment” in 1960. Here are a few fun facts about the hit single.

Fun Facts

  • Ben E King, officially known as Benjamin Aaron Nelson, was born on September 28, 1938, in Henderson, North Carolina.
  • Ben E. King and the Drifters recorded This Magic Moment at Bell Sound Studios in New York.
  • The Atlantic record label released the song on January 28, 1960.
  • Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman wrote the lyrics to “This Magic Moment”.
  • Jerry Leiber and Mike Stolleron produced the hit single.
  • The last album was titled Eleven Best and released in 2011.
  • Benjamin King died on April 30, 2015.

Lyrics 

This magic moment

So different and so new

Was like any other

Until I kiss you

And then it happened

It took me by surprise

I knew that you felt it too

By the look in your eyes

Sweeter than wine

Softer than the summer night

Everything I want, I have

Whenever I hold you tight

This magic moment

While your lips are close to mine

Will last forever

Forever, ’til the end of time

Oh-oh-oh-oh (magic)

Oh-oh-oh-oh (magic)

Mmm (forever)

Sweeter than wine

Softer than the summer night

Everything I want, I have

Whenever I hold you tight

This magic moment

While your lips are close to mine

Will last forever

Forever, ’til the end of time (magic)

Oh-oh-oh-oh (magic)

Magic moment (magic)

Magic moment (magic)

Magic moment (magic)

Oh-oh-oh-oh (magic)

Oh, magic moment (magic)

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