Magic Man

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"Magic Man"
Magic Man.jpg
Single by Heart
from the album Dreamboat Annie
B-side"How Deep It Goes"
ReleasedJuly 1975
Format7" single
GenreHard rock
Length5:28 (album version)
3:29 (single version)
LabelMushroom
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Mike Flicker
Heart singles chronology
"How Deep It Goes"
(1975)
"Magic Man"
(1975)
"Crazy on You"
(1976)

"Magic Man" is a song by the American rock band Heart. The single was released in Canada in July 1975,[1] and in America in 1976, as the second single from the band's debut album, Dreamboat Annie. Written and composed 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 that the "Magic Man" was her then boyfriend, band manager Michael Fisher, and that part of the song was an autobiographical tale of the beginnings of their relationship.[2]

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

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians

  • Dave Wilson – drums
  • Ray Ayotte – conga
  • Mike Flicker – percussion

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Archived from the original on 2016-03-16. Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  2. ^ Bienstock, Richard. "Heart's Ann & Nancy Wilson: Our Lives in 15 Songs". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. p. 136. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Heart – Magic Man" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  5. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 5110A." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  6. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Heart USA" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Heart – Magic Man" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved June 23, 2012.
  8. ^ "Charts.nz – Heart – Magic Man". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved June 23, 2012.
  9. ^ "Heart Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  10. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Singles – Week ending October 30, 1976". Cash Box. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  11. ^ "Top 200 singles of '76". RPM. Vol. 26 no. 14/15. January 8, 1977. p. 13. ISSN 0315-5994. Retrieved October 2, 2019 – via Library and Archives Canada.
  12. ^ "The Cash Box Year-End Charts: 1976 – Top 100 Pop Singles". Cash Box. December 25, 1976. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  13. ^ "Top 100-Jaaroverzicht van 1977" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  14. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Single 1977". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved October 2, 2019.

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