Hard Magic

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"Hard Magic"
Single by Divine
from the album Maid in England
Released 1985
Format Vinyl, 12-inch single
Genre Hi-NRG, House
Length 7:10
Label Bellaphon, Proto Records
Writer(s) M. Flinn, P. Morris
Producer(s) Nick Titchener, Pete Ware
Divine singles chronology
"Twistin' The Night Away" (1985) "Hard Magic"
"Little Baby"

"Hard Magic" is a single from the album Maid in England by Divine.

Chart performance[edit]

"Hard Magic" was Divine's last single to chart on the UK Singles Chart. It debuted and peaked at #87 before falling to #90 in its second week.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the single has a jungle African setting and features Divine in two roles. One as a female captive of a voodoo tribe and one as the male chief (who is also a witch doctor) who controls the captive with a voodoo doll. It starts out with the captive trying to resist the control of the doll (as shown with him with the doll fully bound to a pole like the one the captive's foot it tied to). The witch doctor is then shown to put the doll in a pot with water (not boiling) and the captive is shown with the same position. Then the captive is shown being chased by tribe members around the pole from earlier and then they catch her and are tying her to the pole. After freeing herself the captive manages to upset the chief and is imprisoned in a cage that is then wrapped with cloth by the tribe. A fire is lit and there is a close up of the cage and the members of the tribe are seen eating chunks of meat (from an unknown source).

Track listings[edit]

  • UK 7-inch single[2]
  1. "Hard Magic" - 7:10
  2. "Hard Magic (Instrumental Mix)" - 2:54
  • German vinyl, 12-inch single[3]
  1. "Hard Magic" - 7:10
  2. "Hard Magic (Magic Mix)" - 6:48
  3. "Hard Magic (Instrumental Mix)" - 2:54


Chart (1985) Peak
UK Singles Chart[1] 87


  1. ^ a b "Divine - Hard Magic". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2010-06-16.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "chartstats" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ Divine - Hard Magic Single Discogs. Retrieved 2010-06-16.
  3. ^ Divine - Hard Magic German Single Discogs. Retrieved 2010-06-16.