Moments Like This

Composer Burton Lane
Lyricist Frank Loesser
Year Written 1938
About Moments Like This
“Moments Like This” was written for a 1938 movie called College Swing and was introduced by Florence George. Early recordings include those by Maxine Sullivan, Teddy Wilson and Dick Stabile and His Orchestra. Later recordings include those by Peggy Lee, Bobby Short and Michael Feinstein.


Here is my casual smile, playing its part
Keeping the two of us good friends
I’ll find a new secret way, hiding my heart
Here is where the masquerade ends

Moments like this make me thrill through and through
Careless moments like this close to you
Nonchalantly we’d dine and we’d dance
Yet my heart seems to melt in your grace

Sweet moments like this with the soft lights aglow
Make me long for your kiss though I know
I’d be just one of all your affairs
But at moments like this, who cares

I’d be just one of all your affairs
But at moments like this, who cares.

Session / Album Information


“Moments Like This” was recorded in January, 1986 and was released that year on The Art of Excellence. The album was orchestrated and conducted by Jorge Calandrelli.

Moments Like This

Listen to Moments Like This on Spotify. Tony Bennett · Song · 1986.

This recording released on:

  • 1986: Columbia LP 12″: FC 40344 — The Art Of Excellence
  • 1986: CBS LP 12″: 26990 — The Art Of Excellence (UK)
  • 1986: Columbia CD: CK 40344 — The Art Of Excellence
  • 2011: Disc #55 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK54) The Art of Excellence

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