Each Day I Live…

Whitney Houston is one of the most known female artists of our time. Born in 1963, she died in 2012. She had a beautiful voice and awesome personality that made her stand out amidst other iconic female music stars of her time such as Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, Madonna, Mary J. Blige among others. She was at one time the most awarded female artist of all time in the World Guinness Record Book.

Among her many record breaking albums, the song One Moment in Time stands out to date. the my sentimental ballad was written by Albert Hammond and John Bettis. it was produced by Narada Michael Walden. The song was released in 1988 during the 1988 Summer Olympics, then held in Seoul, South Korea. It featured as a soundtrack for the global games.

The lyrics consist of words which have deep lying meaning that appeal to any soul who seeks inspiration to any challenges they face.

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

The instruments, voice and poise of the singer make the song stand out, and will remain to imapct to many generations to come. It is now 32 years since the song was released, and 8 years since her passing in February, 2002.

Singing the song at the Olympics 1988 was a big moment for Whitney, as was her single album Summer Album. The song was performed live by Whitney Houston herself on the main stage during the main event during the Olympic Games in Korea. She then performed live at the opening of the 31st Grammy Awards (February, 1989), during Sammy Davis Jr. 60th Anniversary in Showbiz (February, 1990), Summer Olympics in Barcelona (1992), US Open Tennis Championships (August, 1997), and in 2006 during the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.

The track, an ageless and perfect synchronization of instrumentals and voice from some of the best composers of our time is an anthem for everyone to believe in themselves, against all odds. We all need to fulfill our destinies, and this needs courage and determination you can master. See the lyrics below and sing along:

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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