The ball is tipped And there you are You're running for your life You're a shooting star And all the years No one knows Just how hard you worked But now it shows... (in) one shining moment, it's all on the line One shining moment, there frozen in time
But time is short And the road is long In the blinking of an eye Ah, that moment's gone And when it's done Win or lose You always did your best Cuz inside you knew... (that) one shining moment you reached deep inside One shining moment, you knew you were alive
Feel the beat of your heart Feel the wind in your face It's more than a contest It's more than a race... And when it's done Win or lose Uou always did your best Cuz inside you knew... (that) one shining moment, you reached for the sky One shining moment, you knew One shining moment, you were willing to try One shining moment
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Charlene Miller from Toledo,ohioMy all time favorite sport song and love Luther Vandross....My team lost today tOSU, but I'll watch March Madness till the end just to hear One Shining Moment!
Karel from Amsterdam, NetherlandsDoes anyone know if the Luther Vandross version is available on CD or CD-single somewhere???
Bill from Fort Wayne, InJust a comment on the "Ball is kicked" line being changed. I recently emailed Mr. Barrett through his website, asking if this version existed. Contrary to poular belief, the first line in the song was NOT changed from "The Ball is Kicked" to "The Ball is Tipped." In his reply, he said:
"My daughter informed me that they claim that the initial line was the ball is kicked. That's not the case. It never was. The original line was, the gun goes off...which I changed to suit the tournament. Ironically - I wrote the song about basketball (after watching Larry Bird) but for some reason (who knows what I was thinking?!?) I didn't write it into the original first line. And so having the first line fall into place as it did was poetic and true."
The Chicago White Sox used the version with "The Gun Goes Off" to close their telecast on the final game at Comiskey Park on September 30th, 1990. To my knowledge, this is the ONLY time that this version of the song was aired.
The song is available as a CD Single on his website: http://www.oneshiningmoment.com/
Additionally, there are different versions available through iTunes, including the current version used, sung by Luther Vandross.
John from Newport News, VaWhile Luther's version is good, I much prefer Davis Barrett's original. His vocals remind me so much of old England Dan and John Ford Coley songs. I'd love to see CBS go back to the original as his, to me, is far superior. Great work, David!
Jonathon from River Falls,wi, WiI love this song! I want to go and buy the single now! I always have to stay up and watch "One Shining Moment" at the end of the post game show, even if my dad yells at me and saying it is time for bed.
Eric from New York, NyIf anyone wants to learn more about this song, I interviewed David Barret, the writer and original singer for my pop culture podcast. To listen, go to www.justmyshow.com and then go to the special basketball section. If you are seeing this after the tournament is over and don't see it, look in the "reruns" section.
Steve from Owasso, OrI think David Barrett is a very talented singer. "One Shining Moment" is my favorite "sport" song. Could I possibly learn more about his sport type songs?