Album: Xanadu Soundtrack (1980)
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  • Come take my hand
    You should know me
    I've always been in your mind
    You know I will be kind
    I'll be guiding you

    Building your dream
    Has to start now
    There's no other road to take
    You won't make a mistake
    I'll be guiding you

    You have to believe we are magic
    Nothing can stand in our way
    You have to believe we are magic
    Don't let your aim ever stray
    And if all your hopes survive
    Destiny will arrive

    I'll bring all your dreams alive
    For you
    I'll bring all your dreams alive
    For you

    From where I stand
    You are home free
    The planets align so rare
    There's promise in the air
    And I'm guiding you

    Through every turn I'll be near you
    I'll come anytime you call
    I'll catch you when you fall
    I'll be guiding you

    You have to believe we are magic
    Nothing can stand in our way
    You have to believe we are magic
    Don't let your aim ever stray
    And if all your hopes survive
    Destiny will arrive

    I'll bring all your dreams alive
    For you
    I'll bring all your dreams alive
    For you

    Hey, have to believe we are magic
    Nothing can stand in our way
    You have to believe we are magic
    Don't let your aim ever stray
    And if all your hopes survive
    Destiny will arrive

    I'll bring all your dreams alive
    For you
    I'll bring all your dreams alive
    For you Writer/s: John Farrar
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, O/B/O CAPASSO, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 8

  • Scot from Tucson, AzIn 1943 Glen Miller had #1 hit on Billboard with a song called “That Old Black Magic”
  • Mister_mojo_risin from Atlanta UsaMan, I remember this song on pop radio from when I was 4 or something... The edge of a disco and a pop vibe...

    Song still grooves to this day.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 26th 1980, Olivia Newton-John performed "Magic" on the NBC-TV program 'The Midnight Special', she was also the show's guest host...
    At the time of this appearance on 'TMS' the song was at #2 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; the next day it moved into the #1 position, and stayed there for 4 weeks...
    (See the 2nd post below).
  • Ken from Louisville, KyThe song tells the story about the movie. Olivia plays a young man's "muse", his fantasy woman, who has magically come to life to help him achieve his dreams. She says she has always been with him - in his mind - and always will. Incidentally, the actor who played the young man was Michael Beck, who had a major role in the 1979 movie "The Warriors". He sometimes joked that "The Warriors" launched his career, but "Xanadu" just about ended it!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 8th, 1982, Olivia Newton-John performed "Magic" on her own ABC-TV special 'Let's Get Physical'...
    Two years earlier May 18th, 1980 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #74; and on July 27th it peaked at #1 (for 4 weeks) and spent 23 weeks on the Top 100 (and for 9 of those 23 weeks it was on the Top 10)...
    And on July 13th, 1980 it reached #1 (for 5 weeks) on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks...
    In Canada it peaked at #1 on the RPM Top Singles and RPM Adult Contemporary charts...
    It was composed by John Farrar; who also wrote her #1 records "Have You Never Been Mellow" and "Hopelessly Devoted To You" (plus penned her duet record with John Travolta, "You're The One That I Love", it also peaked at #1).
  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxI played this song and 'Xanadu' to death during the summer and fall of '80. Still love both.
  • Xav from Chicago, IlConsidering two-hit wonder group Pilot's song "Magic" was used by AT&T (with commercials featuring Julia Louis-Dreyfus), I knew some company would eventually get around to commercializing this one. At least those ubiquitous Macy's ads might introduce the song to a new generation whose PARENTS aren't even old enough to remember how huge this song was in 1980.
  • Paul from Detroit, MiA beautiful song and my favorite by Olivia. Why don't AC stations ever play her songs anymore? They are timeless and she had so many huge hits.
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