Magnet and Steel

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"Magnet and Steel"
Magnet and Steel - Walter Egan.jpg
Single by Walter Egan
from the album Not Shy
B-side "Tunnel O'Love" (U.S.)
"She's So Tough" (International)
Released May 1978
Format 45 RPM
Genre Soft rock, yacht rock
Length 3:25
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Walter Egan
Producer(s) Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and Richard Dashut
Alternative cover
International single sleeve
International single sleeve

"Magnet and Steel" is a hit single written and performed by Walter Egan, released in May 1978. It was the first and greatest hit on Egan's second solo LP, Not Shy. It reached number eight on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number nine in Canada. It spent 22 weeks on the American charts.

Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, members of Fleetwood Mac, sang background vocals and co-produced the song. Nicks was also Egan's inspiration for the song.[1]

"Magnet and Steel" was featured in Boogie Nights (1997), Overnight Delivery (1998) and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999).

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
position
Australia[2] 32
Canada RPM[3] 9
New Zealand[4] 7
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 8
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary[6] 18
U.S. Cash Box Top 100[7] 9

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1978) Rank
Canada[8] 68
New Zealand[9] 46
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[10] 40
U.S. Cash Box[11] 59

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Penguin Q&A Sessions: Walter Egan". FleetwoodMac.net. October 13–26, 1999. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  2. ^ "One Hit Wonders". Australian-charts.com. October 22, 2008. Archived from the original (Internet forum) on May 13, 2013. Retrieved 2011-08-06. 
  3. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-13. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "New Zealand charts portal". Charts.org.nz. Archived from the original on 2016-08-26. Retrieved 2016-10-13. 
  5. ^ "Music: Top 100 Songs | Billboard Hot 100 Chart". Billboard.com. 1978-08-26. Retrieved 2016-10-13. 
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 85. 
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-31. Retrieved 2014-10-30. 
  8. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-13. 
  9. ^ "Top Selling Singles of 1978 | The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Nztop40.co.nz. 1978-12-31. Retrieved 2016-10-13. 
  10. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1978/Top 100 Songs of 1978". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-13. 
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-11-03. 

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