What was the number one song in the UK on 28th February 1958?

By Hayley Beasley Dye

American singer and actor, Perry Como was number one for 8 weeks with Magic Moments.

Oh this is one of those warm and cosy songs. As soon as the familiar whistling kicks in at the beginning of the song, it gives a sense of ‘coming home’. It’s a very well written song by Bacharach with an incredibly catchy tune. The whistling alone can get stuck in your head for weeks at a time. A very cheering, lovely and heart warming song and can absolutely see why it was number one for so long.

Wikipedia

“Magic Moments” is a popular song with music by Burt Bacharach and 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 and released by RCA Victor in December 1957, becoming a hit early in 1958. The record was produced by Joe Reisman. The peak position in the United States is hard to track precisely, due to the multiple charts used in Billboard magazine. The overall impact of the song probably fell just below the top ten. The song was also a 1958 hit in Italy, while in the United Kingdom it spent eight weeks at number one in the UK Singles Chart, becoming Como’s biggest ever hit there.

Lyrics

“Magic moments, when two hearts are carin’
Magic moments, mem’ries we’ve been sharing
I’ll never forget the moment we kissed the night of the hay ride
The way that we hugged to try to keep warm while takin’ a sleigh ride
Magic moments, mem’ries we’ve been sharin’
Magic moments, when two hearts are carin’
Time can’t erase the memory of
These magic moments filled with love
The telephone call that tied up the line for hours and hours
The Saturday dance I got up the nerve to send you some flowers
Magic moments, mem’ries we’ve been sharin’
Magic moments, when two hearts are carin’
Time can’t erase the memory of
These magic moments filled with love
The time that the floor fell out of my car when I put the clutch down
(The penny arcade, the games that we played, the fun and the prizes)
The Halloween hop when everyone came in funny disguises
Magic moments filled with love”

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