Magic is often described as an occurrence that defies the natural order of things that is manipulated by a certain party. It could be simple as visual illusions or be complex like spells and potions. At times, magic is used to express the unexplainable. For example, when people are hopelessly in love, songs about spells are often associated with it.
The trance-like state of being in love and the irrational devotion to someone are described as casted spells. Another way to use magic is by formulating mystical brews. Some songs about potions were also composed, referencing the power of magic to help influence people. Thus, this type of enchantment has inspired a lot of songs about magic.
Listed below are songs about magic to further showcase this interesting supernatural phenomenon. So, grab your earphones and indulge in this magical musical journey.
1. “I Put A Spell On You” by Screamin Jay Hawkins
This short rock song uses the concept of a spell as a metaphor to express a man’s desperation to keep his lover. The lyrics show hints of possessiveness over a love where the other party seems to be slipping away.
However, the other party is not willing to let go and would even go the extra mile to save their relationship. The song even states that the protagonist’s love will be enough for both of them. All the other person has to do is stay for things to work out.
2. “A Kind Of Magic” by Queen
This iconic song from the famous British band Queen was included in the soundtrack of the supernatural action movie entitled “Highlander.” In the film, there are immortals among humans who roam freely around the world.
The challenge upon these beings is to survive their battles along with other immortals and take part in the gathering. That is why the song has a line saying “There could only be one,” which pertains to the lone immortal winner.
3. “Don’t Kill the Magic” by MAGIC!
This upbeat pop song with the theme of reggae fusion is one of the first songs that the band MAGIC! has written. It depicts the member’s passion for music and how it magically connected them.
This tune is special to the group that they even derived their band name from this song. As the lyrics imply, it seems anything is possible if people believe strongly in something. Concluding that everything will work out in favor of you just like magic.
4. “Do You Believe In Magic?” by The Lovin’ Spoonful
This classic pop song from the 1960s talks about how music can magically influence people. The narrative spoke about the different types of music and how it relates to the emotions and moods of people. The lyrics also encourage the listener to believe in the magic of music to free themselves of worry and simply enjoy life.
5. “Abracadabra” by Steve Miller Band
The term “Abracadabra” is often uttered when magic tricks are being performed. But in the song’s context, it pertains to the attraction of the narrator towards a person who has caught his interest. This tune is playfully infused with musical effects. It included synth stabs and keyboards that added more character to the song.
6. “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” by The Police
This new wave genre melody was initially planned to be an acoustic ballad that quite tells an interesting story. At first, the listener would initially assume that the man is in a relationship with the woman.
He is so deeply in love that everything the girl does is magical in his eyes. However, looking deeper into the lyrics, it seems like there are no hints of connection between them. The narrator is simply an admirer from afar having an obsession with the lady.
7. “This Magic Moment” by Jay and the Americans
This R&B song talks about the sincerity of feelings when people are in love. The magic moment discussed here is the romantic emotions shared by two people after their first kiss.
This melody features sounds from the violin that increases the sentimentality of this song. The work on this song was fully rewarded as it is one of the most successful hits of the group.
8. “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars
This lively R&B disco-funk number is very lavish and catchy. Anyone who will listen to this would probably dance. This melody is a party song about men who simply want to have fun.
24K was referenced to the purest form of gold which is the most expensive in the market. The title depicts that with lots of money, like magic, it can enable anyone to live life to the fullest.
9. “Magician” by Kate Bush
This song was composed for the film “The Magician of Lublin.” It talks about the musician protagonist who is struggling with his career and personal life. The narrator is looking for meaning in his life and contemplating if magic truly exists. This tune also featured the London Symphony Orchestra.
10. “All The Magic” by Natalie Imbruglia
It is the ending song for the film, “Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost Kingdom.” The movie is about a universe where fairies, witches, and magical beings live together. The main message of the melody is how the heart can magically open up to receive love once again.
11. “Bring Back The Magic” by Jimmy Buffet
This pop-rock song talks about optimism and uses the concept of magic as means of hope. The protagonist of the song encourages the listener to keep going.
There will be instances wherein people get hurt and encounter difficult situations. However, no one must not give up as with perseverance things will turn out for the better.
12. “You Can Do Magic” by America
Initially a skeptic song about love which talks about a man’s life that went full circle after meeting the girl of his dreams. This then became the theme of this catchy folk-rock song from the 1980s.
The magic here represents the love that the narrator feels toward his love interest. The lyrics are full of passionate descriptions of how intense his feelings are for the other person.
13. “Make A Little Magic” by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Ever been in a situation where you desperately want to have a chance with someone? This country song’s theme is centered on this situation. The protagonist in the song is convincing someone to spend the night together in the hopes of discovering the magic that they can conceive.
14. “Magic Bullet” by Jacob Whitesides
Falling in love has been described in a lot of songs in a variety of ways. In this song, romantic feelings are likened to a “Magic Bullet” that cuts deep and are not easy to shake off. The protagonist of the song continuously encourages his love interest to keep showering him with affections which he is more than willing to accept.
15. “Magic Man” by Heart
The feeling of entrapment towards a person is the feeling that is being described in this song. It is somewhat a coming-of-age story where a young woman is intrigued by the “Magic Man.” Due to this strong attraction, despite the warnings of others, the protagonist bravely embraces her desire.
16. “Magic” by The Cars
A song that depicts the strong feelings of a young man towards the girl he likes. The setting of the tune is in summer when youths are trying to discover themselves as they indulge in many experiences. The intensity of this song is consuming as he desperately wants to shower the lady with his affections.
17. “Summer Is Magic” by Playahitty
A song that calls everyone to have fun and indulge in the magic of summer. This catchy feel-good tune will put you in the groove. The electronic pop theme compliments its message while the rhythm incorporated is magical itself.
18. “Love Sex Magic” by Ciara (featuring Justin Timberlake)
There are times wherein unexplainable chemistry simply attracts two people together. This mysterious pull is described in the song as magic.
The two affected parties openly show their strong physical desires towards each other. The need to consummate the tension is high which the listeners can catch on.
19. “Magic” by Olivia Newton-John
Everyone has a dream and patiently awaits all their life to achieve – a message this ballad song expresses to the audience. “Magic” is themed with optimism that the dreamer’s time to shine has come. The singer who believes in them cheers on in order to fulfill their destiny.
20. “Black Magic Woman” by Santana
Guitarist extraordinaire Carlos Santana played this song in D minor and instantly received love from various audiences. This song talks about a man who has strong desires for a woman.
However, the lady seems uninterested in his advances. Due to this, he labeled her as the “Black Magic Woman” that bewitched him.
Magic itself can be anything and could come in different forms. We hope that the above listed songs will somehow help you in celebrating something in your life that is enchanting and mysterious. May you have a sheer abundance of magic in your life!