After several smash hits in the early and mid 60's ("She Cried," "Cara Mia," "Come A Little Bit Closer"), Jay & The Americans released what I have always felt to be their greatest hit single of all time. "This Magic Moment" reached #5 on Cash Box for two weeks on the weeks ending March 8, 1969 and March 15, 1969. It sold over one million copies and went gold, but, sadly, was the last top ten record for the group. The joyous, romantic rocker, originally recorded by The Drifters and reaching #16 on Billboard in 1960, reprised the simpler style of love ballad that was more common to the late 50s and early 60s; simple, direct, and unrelentingly optimistic.
No deep thinking or analysis regarding the song or this video is required. As the song nears its conclusion, a few characters from some of my other music videos are given an opportunity for an encore.