The Magic Friend

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"The Magic Friend"
The magic friend.jpg
Single by 2 Unlimited
from the album Get Ready!
Released August 1992
Format CD single, CD maxi, 7", 12"
Recorded 1992
Genre Eurodance
Label Byte, Zyx, PWL
Songwriter(s) P. Neefs, Ray Slijngaard
Producer(s) Phil Wilde, Jean-Paul De Coster
2 Unlimited singles chronology
"Workaholic"
(1991)
"The Magic Friend"
(1992)
"No Limit"
(1992)
"Workaholic"
(1991)
"The Magic Friend"
(1992)
"No Limit"
(1992)
Music video
"The Magic Friend" on YouTube
UK cover
UK cover

"The Magic Friend" is a song recorded by Dutch Eurodance band 2 Unlimited.[1]

Release and reception[edit]

The Magic Friend was released in August 1992 as the fourth and final single from 2 Unlimited's debut album Get Ready!. The UK release once again omitted Ray Slijngaard's rap, but did include the vocals from Anita Doth.

The release scored chart success in many European countries with its highest peak coming in Finland where it topped the charts.

Track listings[edit]

Belgian CD single
  1. "The Magic Friend" (Vocal Edit) (3:43)
  2. "The Magic Friend" (Instrumental Edit) (3:02)
  3. "The Magic Friend" (Extended Version) (5:14)
  4. "The Magic Friend" (Rio & Le Jean Remix) (5:15)
  5. "The Magic Friend" (Automatic Remix) (4:23)
  6. "Murphy's Megamix" (5:40)
  7. "Automatic Megamix" (4:55)
German CD maxi
  1. "The Magic Friend" (Vocal Edit) (3:43)
  2. "The Magic Friend" (Instrumental Edit) (3:02)
  3. "The Magic Friend" (Extended) (5:14)
  4. "The Magic Friend" (Rio & Le Jean Remix) (5:05)
  5. "Murphy's Megamix" (5:40)
  6. "Automatic Megamix" (4:55)
UK CD single
  1. "The Magic Friend" (7" Edit) [aka Instrumental Edit] (3:02)
  2. "The Magic Friend" (Automatic Remix) (4:23)
  3. "The Magic Friend" (Rio & Le Jean Remix) (5:15)
  4. "Automatic Megamix" (4:55)
7" single
  1. "The Magic Friend" (Vocal Edit) (3:43)
  2. "The Magic Friend" (Instrumental Edit) (3:02)
12" maxi
  1. "The Magic Friend" (Automatic Remix) (4:23)
  2. "The Magic Friend" (Rio & Le Jean Mix) (5:15)
  3. "Automatic Megamix" (4:55)
  4. "Murphy's Megamix" (5:40)

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allmusic: 2 Unlimited (Biography)". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  2. ^ a b c d "The Magic Friend", in various Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved February 15, 2008)
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – 2 Unlimited – The Magic Friend" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  4. ^ Canada dance peak
  5. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3. 
  6. ^ German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  7. ^ Irish Singles Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved February 15, 2008)
  8. ^ UK Singles Chart Everyhit.com (Retrieved February 15, 2008)
  9. ^ "Single top 100 over 1992" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 

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