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One Moment In Time

From: 1988 Summer Olympics Album: One Moment In Time
Whitney Houston - One Moment In Time U.S. 7-inch vinyl single front cover

Whitney Houston’s “One Moment In Time” was the official song of the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. The song was the title track for the 1988 Summer Olympics Album: One Moment In Time, and was released as a worldwide single, reaching #1 in the U.K. and Germany, and the Top 5 in the U.S. and many other countries. Whitney received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female, and opened the award show with a live performance of the song, which was later released on the compilation album Grammy’s Greatest Moments, Vol II and the 2014 album Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances.

Songwriters: Albert Hammond, John Bettis

Producer: Narada Michael Walden for Perfect Light Productions, Inc.

Lyrics

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

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