Magic Man

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"Magic Man"
Single by Heart
from the album Dreamboat Annie
B-side "How Deep it Goes"
Released June 1975 (Canada)
1976 (America)
Format 7" single
Genre Psychedelic rock, Jazz Fusion, Hard rock
Length 5:28 (Album Version)
3:29 (Single Version)
Label Mushroom Records
Writer(s) Ann Wilson
Nancy Wilson
Producer(s) Mike Flicker
Heart singles chronology
"Crazy on You"
(1976)
"Magic Man"
(1976)
"Dreamboat Annie"
(1976)
For the band, see Magic Man (band). For the Mega Man enemy, see Robot Master. For the film, see Magic Man (film).

"Magic Man" is a hit rock song by American hard rock band Heart. The single was released in Canada in June 1975,[1] and in America in 1976 as the second single from the band's debut album Dreamboat Annie. Written by Ann and Nancy Wilson, the song is sung from the viewpoint of a young girl who is being seduced by an older man (referred to as a Magic Man), much to the chagrin of her mother, who calls and begs the girl to come home. In an interview, Ann Wilson revealed the "Magic Man" was her then boyfriend, band manager Michael Fisher, and part of the song was an autobiographical tale of the beginnings of their relationship.

"Magic Man" became Heart's first Top 10 hit in the United States, peaking at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The song also featured notable Minimoog synthesizer usage.

The song is featured in the movie Swingers in the trailer scene outside Las Vegas and The Virgin Suicides as Trip Fontaine walks down the hallway. The song was heard also on the Classical Music episode on You Can't Do That on Television.

Comedienne Sandra Bernhard sang the song in comedic tribute to Jerry Stiller at Stiller's Friar's Club Roast.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1976-1977) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[citation needed] 6
Belgian Singles Chart[citation needed] 11
Canadian Singles Chart[2] 26
Dutch Singles Chart[3] 8
New Zealand Singles Chart[4] 26
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 9

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