"Magic Moments" is a popular song with music was written by Burt Bacharach, the 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. The peak position is hard to track precisely, due to the multiple charts used in Billboard. The overall impact of the song probably fell just below the top ten. The song was also a 1958 hit in Italy and in the United Kingdom in a version recorded by Ronnie Hilton, reaching #22 on the UK Singles Chart.
Synthpop duo Erasure recorded the song for their 1997 album Cowboy. Their version is featured in the Clive Barker film Lord of Illusions, providing the background music to a magicians' convention.
Magic Moments is also the name given to a Surprise, Surprise style show within the BBC television film Pat and Margaret. Its theme music is the song itself and as the coach carrying various members of the audience sets off at the start of the film, they start singing it.
This song was used in the television commercial for a brand of confectionery, "Quality Street" in the UK in the late 80's.
The song is also occasionally sung by Ulster Rugby fans at away matches, particularly after 'magic moments' of play.
The Perry Como version is featured in the 1998 film, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" (2004).
This song was played during a video on ebaumsworld.com of a girl trying to commit Suicide. The video is no longer up.
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