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"
Released June 1975
Format 7" single
Genre Hard rock
Length 5:28 (album version)
3:29 (single version)
Label Mushroom
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Mike Flicker
Heart singles chronology
"Crazy on You"
(1976)
"Magic Man"
(1975)
"Dreamboat Annie"
(1976)
"Crazy on You"
(1976)
"Magic Man"
(1976)
"Dreamboat Annie"
(1976)

"Magic Man" is a song by the American rock band Heart. The single was released in Canada in June of 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.

"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, as well as in the film The Virgin Suicides, when the character of Trip Fontaine is first introduced. The song was heard also on the Classical Music episode on You Can't Do That on Television.

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

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians

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

Chart performance[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  2. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  3. ^ Steffen Hung. "Heart - Magic Man". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Heart - Magic Man". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  5. ^ "Heart - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  6. ^ "Australian Chart Book". Austchartbook.com.au. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X. 

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