Magic Power

Album: Allied Forces (1981)
Charted: 51

Songfacts®:

  • The "magic power" is the music. This song is about a young girl who goes to bed at night listening to the radio, hoping the DJ will play her favorite song. It's a remnant from a time long before streaming when we got our music from albums or radio. It was also a time when you could call a radio station and the DJ just might play your song.
  • The full band wrote this song, but the lyric was written by lead singer Rik Emmett, who told Songfacts: "I wrote it about myself as a 9-year-old with a transistor radio, and then I changed the pronouns to 'she' and 'her.' If there hadn't been a John Sebastian 'Do You Believe in Magic?' and a Pete Townshend 'Won't Get Fooled Again'/Who's Next, 'Magic Power' might not have ever been born."
  • This was one of Triumph's most popular songs in America, where they made an impact with "Lay It On The Line " and "Hold On." They were one of the most popular rock bands in Canada in the late '70s and early '80s.

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