You Made Me Believe in Magic

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"You Made Me Believe in Magic"
Single by Bay City Rollers
from the album It's a Game
Released 1977
Format 7" Vinyl
Recorded 1976
Genre Pop
Length 2:42
Label Arista
Writer(s) Len Boone
Producer(s) Harry Maslin
Bay City Rollers singles chronology
"It's a Game"
(1977)
"You Made Me Believe in Magic"
(1977)
"The Way I Feel Tonight"
(1977)

"You Made Me Believe in Magic" is the title of a 1977 international hit single by the Bay City Rollers taken from their album It's a Game. The recording, a mid-tempo disco-styled pop tune featuring strings and horns, had its greatest impact in North America, where it was issued as the album's lead single in May 1977 to reach #10 on the US Hot 100 in Billboard magazine that August. "You Made Me Believe in Magic" was the Bay City Rollers' third US Top 10 hit; the follow-up single "The Way I Feel Tonight" (#25) would mark the group's final Hot 100 appearance.

Outside the US "You Made Me Believe in Magic" was typically issued as its parent album's second single serving as a less successful followup to the "It's a Game" single: this was true in Australia (#36), Germany (#25), New Zealand (#39) and the UK (#34) where "You Made Me Believe in Magic" was the Bay City Rollers' twelfth and final chart hit. In Canada, however, the song enjoyed its greatest international popularity, where it peaked at number five, and ranks as the 68th greatest hit of 1977.[1]

Cover Versions[edit]

"You Made Me Believe in Magic" was remade in 1995 by Bed & Breakfast. "You Made Me Believe In Magic" was also performed on the hit comedy "American Pie"

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly singles charts

Chart (1977) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 10
U.S. Cash Box Top 100 7
Canada [2] 5
WLS survey (Chicago) [3] 2
Germany 25
UK [4] 34
Australia 36
New Zealand 39

End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (1977) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 [5] 76
U.S. Cash Box Top 100 [6] 59
Canadian RPM singles [7] 68
WLS survey (Chicago) [8] 27

Track listing[edit]

1. "You Made Me Believe In Magic" - 2:41
2. "Dance Dance Dance" - 3:29 (US/Canada) | "Are You Cuckoo" - 4:02 (UK)

Credits[edit]

  • Written by Len Boone
  • Photography [Coverphoto] - Arista
  • Producer - Jimmy Ienner (tracks: B)
  • Producer, Engineer - Harry Maslin (tracks: A)

Notes[edit]

  • (P) 1977 Arista Records.

Made in Germany. EMI Elctrola GmbH, Köln. Printed by Druckhaus Maack KG, 5880 Lüdenscheid.

GEMA LC 3484

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