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August 7[edit]

Tekken 6 question[edit]

In Tekken 6, I've recently achieved all the levels except where you have to fight Alisa after fighting Jin Kazama and I need help. I've read questions and answers on Q&A websites, but none of them are any help to me. I'd appreciate any help because I've been trying for many many days now. I know other people have said that to try and finish her henchmen before her, but the controller leads me to her instead. SwisterTwister talk 02:16, 7 August 2011 (UTC)


Why will 9Live close down on August 9, 2011? -- (talk) 08:21, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

See this article. Basically, it was no longer profitable. Nanonic (talk) 13:03, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

Will 9Live be replaced by sixx? -- (talk) 15:51, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

Songs that reference Magic[edit]

Not a proper reference desk question, I know, but I'd be grateful for any examples to add to this brainstorm of songs which reference magic. The criteria are:

  1. Very prominent references in the title, chorus or frequently-repeated phrase better than subtler ones.
  2. The word "magic" preferred to related words like "spell" or "illusion".
  3. Big chart hits which everyone knows preferred to obscure album tracks.
  4. Songs where the connection is obvious are better than ones where you'd need foreknowledge to make the connection (e.g. The Magic Flute or Hedwig's Theme).
  5. The more eclectic the list becomes, the better.

My list begins:

  • You Can Do Magic - Limmie & the Family Cooking
  • Every Little Thing She Does is Magic - The Police
  • A Kind of Magic - Queen
  • Magic - Pilot
  • I put a Spell on You - Nina Simone
  • Love Sex Magic - Ciara & Justin Timberlake AndyJones (talk) 11:06, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

The Marvelettes with My Baby Must Be a Magician Britmax (talk) 11:13, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

Magic Moments Britmax (talk) 11:15, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

Do You Believe in Magic (song) Staecker (talk) 11:43, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

Magic by Olivia Newton-John. Britmax (talk) 11:49, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

Ramble On by Led Zeppelin. The Wizard by Black Sabbath. Blood Sugar Sex Magik by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. --Saddhiyama (talk) 11:51, 7 August 2011 (UTC)
"Ramble On"? That doesn't exactly meet the OP's criteria as it's not very prominent and, dare I say, barely a passing mention is made in the line "How years ago in days of old, when magic filled the air." It's basically a song about losing a girl. Dismas|(talk) 12:06, 7 August 2011 (UTC)
Perhaps not. But it is a well-known song by a wellknown band, and it does have an entire verse dedicated to Tolkien's Middle Earth universe (which can be said to be magical in its own right). --Saddhiyama (talk) 12:11, 7 August 2011 (UTC)
"Black Magic Woman" - Santana, err... I've heard this song for years and always thought it was written by Santana but apparently not. psst... Song titles should be in double quotes per MOS:TITLE --Dismas|(talk) 11:57, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

Here's a list I extracted from my record collection:

--TrogWoolley (talk) 16:11, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

If Jazz standards count, That Old Black Magic by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer (1942). AndrewWTaylor (talk) 20:31, 7 August 2011 (UTC)
You Can Do Magic by America. The title is the same but this 1982 song is different from the Limmie & the Family Cooking's 1973 song. Oda Mari (talk) 08:00, 8 August 2011 (UTC)
"Magic" by Bruce Springsteen. --Viennese Waltz 08:02, 8 August 2011 (UTC)
"Abracadabra" might actually be the worst song ever, but it's very well known and very about magic. Look out though, because it will reach out and grab ya. Recury (talk) 20:05, 8 August 2011 (UTC)
Music barnstar.png The Music Barnstar
For a far better answer than I could have hoped for, I award the entertainment ref-deskers this musical barntar. Excellent work, guys, thank you! AndyJones (talk) 21:00, 8 August 2011 (UTC)
I don't want to cause no fuss ...Tamfang (talk) 01:14, 12 August 2011 (UTC)