Perry Como - Magic Moments
"Magic Moments" is a popular song with music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David, one of the first compositions by that duo. The song was published in 1957.
The biggest hit version of the song was recorded by Perry Como in 1957, and became a hit in early 1958. His recording was produced by Joe Reisman. The peak position in the United States is hard to track precisely, due to the multiple charts used in Billboard magazine. The overall impact of the song probably fell just below the top ten. The song was also a 1958 hit in Italy, while in the United Kingdom it spent eight weeks at number one in the UK Singles Chart, becoming Como's biggest ever hit there. A less successful UK cover version recorded by Ronnie Hilton reached No. 22 on the UK Singles Chart, in 1958.
In his 2003 book Burt Bacharach, Song by Song, Serene Dominic comments:
Combined with the quizzical bassoon, the whistling and the ghastly white shadings of the Ray Charles Singers, these distant recollections must seem like occurrences on another planet to later generations.
Enjoy the song :)
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