Monday, March 21, 2011
ONE MOMENT IN TIME ~ WHITNEY HOUSTON
"One Moment in Time" is an Emmy Award winning song written by Albert Hammond and John Bettis, and recorded by American singer Whitney Houston for the 1988 Summer Olympics and the 1988 Summer Paralympics held in Seoul, South Korea. The song´s melody was inspired by the timeless figure of Elvis Presley, with Hammond imagining it as being sang 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".Worldwide, it was a big hit. In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart at number twenty-four, the week ending date of September 24, 1988, and within four weeks of its rerease reached the top position, a peak it maintained for two weeks, becoming Houston's third UK number-one single.