BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #489: ‘MAGIC’- OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN AUGUST 2, 1980

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Billboard #1 Hits: #489: ‘Magic’- Olivia Newton- John. August 2, 1980. #1 for 4 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: ‘Magic’- Olivia Newton- John
  • Record Company- MCA
  • Genre: Soft Rock
  • Written by John Farrar
  • Time: 4:31
  • B-side:’ Fool Country’
  • Album- Xanadu
  • Grade: B
  • Peaked at #1 4 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #32 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Canada.

‘Magic’ was Olivia Newton-John’s biggest hit to date- the single was from the soundtrack to the movie Xanadu. In an interview in September 1980 John Lennon in a Newsweek interview named ‘Magic’ and “All Over The World’ by E.L.O. as two recent songs he liked.

11 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #489: ‘MAGIC’- OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN AUGUST 2, 1980

  1. I know everyone hates Xanadu the film, but I enjoyed it. This song does a great job of highlighting the beauty of ONJ’s voice. Cool sound effects and not so dissimilar to something by ELO. Thanks John 🙂

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