M is for Magic #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of songs about magic. (Fitting for a fantasy author.)

M is for “Magic.” There are many songs titled “Magic.” Since I was having a hard time just picking one, I decided to feature three songs today.

The first is “Magic” by the Scottish rock group Pilot. “Magic,” their first hit single, was released in 1974. It was written by band members Billy Lyall and David Paton. It appeared on their debut album, From the Album of the Same Name.

It hit number one on the charts in Canada, number eleven on the UK Singles Charts and number five in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100.

The second song “Magic” is by the American rock band The Cars. The song was written by Ric Ocasek, lead singer for The Cars. It was included on their fifth studio album, Heartbeat City, which was released in 1984.

Their song reached number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100.

The third song “Magic” is by British rock band Coldplay. The song was written by the band – Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin for their sixth studio album, Ghost Stories, which came out in 2014.

It peaked at fourteen on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and number ten on the UK Singles Chart. It made it to number one on the US Adult Alternative Songs Chart.

(You can also see Olivia Newton-John’s song “Magic” from the movie Xanadu when I get to the letter O.)

Here are videos for each of the songs.

“Magic” by Pilot

“Magic” by The Cars

“Magic” by Coldplay

Previous A to Z Challenge Posts

A is for Abracadabra

B is for Black Magic Woman

C is for Could it be Magic

D is for Do you Believe in Magic

E is for Every Little Thing She Does is Magic

F is for Five Magics

G is for Gwen Stefani (The Magic’s in the Makeup)

H is for Honky Tonk Magic

I is for I Put a Spell on You

J is for Justin Timberlake (Love Sex Magic)

K is for Katy Perry (Dark Horse)

L is for Love Potion No. 9