♫ One Moment In Time ♫

This song, sung by the late Whitney Houston was written by Albert Hammond and John Bettis for the 1988 Summer Olympics held in Seoul, South Korea.  The song was Houston’s third number one in the UK Singles Chart, and reached number five on the US Billboard Hot 100.

The song’s melody was inspired by the timeless figure of Elvis Presley, with Hammond imagining it as being sung by Presley at the opening of the Olympics. It appeared on the album 1988 Summer Olympics Album: One Moment in Time, produced in conjunction with NBC Sports’ coverage of the Seoul games and which, in addition to Whitney Houston who sang it live at the main ceremony, also featured artists such as: The Four Tops, The Bee Gees, Eric Carmen, Taylor Dayne and the film composer John Williams. The track is an anthem for believing in yourself against all odds as Houston asks for “One moment in time/when I’m racing with destiny/Then, in that one moment of time, I will feel eternity.”

One Moment in Time
Whitney Houston

Each day I live
I want to be
A day to give
The best of me
I’m only one
But not alone
My finest day
Is yet unknown

I broke my heart
Fought every gain
To taste the sweet
I face the pain
I rise and fall
Yet through it all
This much remains

I want one moment in time
When I’m more than I thought I could be
When all of my dreams are a heartbeat away
And the answers are all up to me
Give me one moment in time
When I’m racing with destiny
Then in that one moment of time
I will feel
I will feel eternity

I’ve lived to be
The very best
I want it all
No time for less
I’ve laid the plans
Now lay the chance
Here in my hands

Give me one moment in time
When I’m more than I thought I could be
When all of my dreams are a heartbeat away
And the answers are all up to me
Give me one moment in time
When I’m racing with destiny
Then in that one moment of time
I will feel
I will feel eternity

You’re a winner for a lifetime
If you seize that one moment in time
Make it shine

Give me one moment in time
When I’m more than I thought I could be
When all of my dreams are a heartbeat away
And the answers are all up to me
Give me one moment in time
When I’m racing with destiny
Then in that one moment of time
I will be
I will be
I will be free
I will be
I will be free

Songwriters: Albert Hammond / John Bettis
One Moment in Time lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

12 thoughts on “♫ One Moment In Time ♫

  1. Wonderful song! Loved Whitney’s music, so sad that she died, she indeed was gifted!
    OH MY, I just saw in the comments above me that you never saw The Bodyguard!! You gotta watch it. Just get out the tissues!

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    • She led, I think a very sad life, culminating in her tragic death.

      No, never saw it, but I have added it to my watch list on Cheryl’s and your advice! I had no idea it was a sad movie! As I told Cheryl, I must have been living my life in a cave! 😉

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  2. What a beautiful song. I’ve never heard it, shockingly. Bran could use a good dose of this tonight. He bought me “The Bodyguard” for Christmas. I loved Whitney Houston, so how in the world did I miss this one???

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