March Madness is the most exciting time in the NCAA Basketball season. It's win or go home, there are upsets, surprises, stars are born, stars fail hard. Sportsdrama in its ultimate form. The new season is around the corner so to get you excited already for march Sportsong of the Week #20 is 'One Shining Moment' by the late Luther Vandross.
The song was originally written by David Barrett. CBS Sports traditionally plays it at the end of the coverage of the championship game of the tournament. During the scene where the winning team's players cut down the nets, with a montage of highlights form the tournament. Teddy Pendergrass and Luther Vandross both did remakes of the song. Since 2011 the Luther Vandross version is the one that's being played. It is believed to be the last song R&B legend Vandross recorded before his stroke and subsequent death. The lyrics accompanied by the in game footage are amazing, so take (one shining) moment to take a look at the video and just let the goosebumps come over you!
RIP Luther Vandross!
Full lyrics "One Shining Moment" - Luther Vandross
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... (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 you 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....