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50 Pop, Rock and Country Songs About Magic

Make a Little Magic with These Songs

Love is magic.  So are nature, children, music, and art.  The whole world is filled with magic if your heart is open to the possibility.  Make a Magic Playlist with our list of pop, rock and country songs on the topic.
Love is magic. So are nature, children, music, and art. The whole world is filled with magic if your heart is open to the possibility. Make a Magic Playlist with our list of pop, rock and country songs on the topic. | Source

It's a Magical World

I'm married to a engineer — calculating, logical, precise. He sees magic in nothing, although he does know enough to say that being married to me is magical (wink, wink). I choose to see magic nearly everywhere.

Magic to me is that inexplicable spark between two people. Magic resides in a child's hug and in snuggling tender kittens. I experience it as reverence for nature and wonder in art. And magic exists, too, in the talent of a surgeon or any expert who operates at the peak of his or her performance.

I hope you have a sheer abundance of magic in your life. Why not make a Magic Playlist to celebrate everything in your life that is mysterious and enchanting? We have a long list of pop, rock, and country songs to start you off with.

1. Don't Kill the Magic by MAGIC!

The narrator in this 2014 song feels his partner pulling back from him, and he's begging her, "Don't kill the magic." He offers anything she might want: space, change, a little time, to sleep apart. The desperate man just wants to salvage their relationship.

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2. "24K Magic" by Bruno Mars

This 2016 pop song captures all the flash and braggadocio that Bruno Mars is known for. Its narrator is a player who has allowed his wealth go to straight to his head.

He's flashing his "24 karat magic" pinkie ring and all his other gaudy possessions in public, hoping to attract lots of female attention. I say that if you're working that hard, it's not magic at all.

3. "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" by The Police

Sting wrote this song years before he was with The Police, and the group ended up dubbing over his demo tape. This 1981 hit song is about a man who is smitten with a woman he cannot have. To him, "every little thing she does is magic" and enchanting, but he can't bring himself to reveal his true feelings.

"An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it." - William Bernbach, American advertising director
"An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it." - William Bernbach, American advertising director | Source

4. "Abracadabra" by Steve Miller Band

The man in this 1982 song is feeling mighty overheated because his lady friend is working him over with some sexy magic. In response to her magic spell he

  • feels like he's spinning
  • begs for her kiss
  • wants to grab her (careful now, buddy) and
  • is emotionally out of control.

Someone throw some water on this guy!

5. "Magic" by Olivia Netwon-John

This optimistic song from 1980 expresses support and encouragement for following your dreams. There's magic in being the master of your own fate:

You have to believe we are magic
Nothin' 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
Your destiny will arrive
I'll bring all your dreams alive
For you.

"Nothing will teach you more about perceived value than taking something with literally no value and selling it in the auction format. It teaches you the beauty and power of presentation, and how you can make magic out of nothing." - Sophia Amoruso
"Nothing will teach you more about perceived value than taking something with literally no value and selling it in the auction format. It teaches you the beauty and power of presentation, and how you can make magic out of nothing." - Sophia Amoruso | Source

6. "This Magic Moment" by Jay and the Americans

Aww, the young man in this 1969 song is feeling all magical and tingly. It's a new experience that has taken him by surprise, and he has his summer love to thank.

7. "Magic" by Colbie Caillat

In this 2007 song, the woman is mesmerized with the magic in her lover's touch. He has magic in his fingertips and his lips awaken her in more ways than one. Just a look makes her feel weak. (Now just watch him wave his magic wand.)

8. "Magic" by Coldplay

The heartbroken protagonist in this 2014 song longs for his former sweetheart. He still considers her magic and doesn't want anyone else but her. That lady's cast one heck of a spell on him, don't you think?

9. "Make A Little Magic" by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

He may think he's being super smooth, but the dude in this 1980s country song needs to polish his approach. The narrator isn't getting the many signals that his love interest isn't all that into him.

The woman

  • gives excuses
  • runs for cover when he gets too close
  • talks about other men and
  • changes the subject.

But our Mr. Sexy Pants still proposes that they make a little magic before the night is through. He even insults her: "A boy could get pneumonia sitting next to you." Yep, that's a sure-fire way to light her fire. No wonder he's single.

"Magic lies in challenging what seems impossible." Carol Moseley Braun, American politician
"Magic lies in challenging what seems impossible." Carol Moseley Braun, American politician | Source

10. "You Can Do Magic" by America

The guy in this 1982 song was once a realist, but that was before he met the magic lady who cast a love spell on him. She has hypnotized him and dried his tears. This alluring woman can work him like putty in her hands if she wants to.

11. "Magic" by Smashmouth

This 2012 alternative rock song tells the story of the narrator who becomes instantly attracted to a woman he meets on a plane. When she visits him, however, he discovers that his magical lady has a talent for disappearing acts, like Houdini or David Copperfield. Understandably, he starts to feel used. Perhaps he should check his wallet and credit cards to make sure they're still there, too?

12. "The Magic Hour Is Now" by Hellogoodbye

In photography, the "magic hour" (or golden hour) is the period when the sun sits on the horizon shortly after sunrise or before sunset). During this time, the light is soft and diffused rather than harsh, like at other times during the day.

Analogizing love to the sun, this 2013 indie rock song is about the inevitability of love:

Every time you run away it gets closer
You can't escape its raw power
It's coming up
The magic hour is now.

5 Magic Words in English

Magic Word
Purpose of Word
Please
Used to humbly and politely make a request of someone
Thank You
Used to express appreciation for someone's time, effort, or materials/information given
Excuse Me
Used to get someone's attention, request that someone move, interrupt or politely disagree with someone, or express embarrassment
Sorry
Used to express remorse and sympathy with someone else's distress or circumstances
Pardon Me
Used to request that someone repeat what they just said or to express embarrassment
Using manners can make your communication more magical.

13. "Magic" by The Cars

The narrator is working his moves on a woman in this 1984 pop song, and he's confident it's magic he's making. (How's that for confidence?)

He thinks he's got a hold on her and can see it in her eyes. Is he right, or is it just some mystical thinking on his part?

14. "Do You Believe in Magic" by The Lovin' Spoonful

This catchy song from 1965 is timeless because it captures the essential truth of music: Music is sheer magic because it sets you free. A great song can make you smile and start tapping your feet. Then, before you know it, you'll be dancing late into the night.

"Magic speaks to the child in all of us. No matter how sophisticated we become, there's still a part of us who wants to believe in an alternative reality, where we can defy the laws of nature." - Criss Angel, American magician
"Magic speaks to the child in all of us. No matter how sophisticated we become, there's still a part of us who wants to believe in an alternative reality, where we can defy the laws of nature." - Criss Angel, American magician | Source

15. "Love Sex Magic" by Ciara (featuring Justin Timberlake)

The two people in this 2009 song just need to get a room:

So let me drive my body around you, I bet you know what I mean
Cause you know that I can make you believe in love and sex and magic.

The woman suggests she'll wear nothing but shoes, and the man wants her to grab him by the neck and engage in sexy talk. Well, that's magical, I guess.

16. "Strange Magic" by Electric Light Orchestra

Although the lyrics are repetitive and simple, this 1975 song is catchy. It's about a guy whose magic relationship is about to end, even though he doesn't want it to.

The protagonist claims he's "got a strange magic." Over and over and over. Could his lack of variety in conversation be fueling her desire to leave?

17. "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder

Between the number "13" and broken mirrors, the narrator in this 1972 classic warns against investing too much attention in superstitions. Practical and level-headed, he explains that "when you believe in things that you don't understand, then you suffer."

What superstitions do you believe in? Some of the most common include:

  • lucky charms
  • picking up a penny on heads for good luck
  • not walking under ladders
  • making sure black cats don't cross your path and
  • aversion for the numbers 13 and 666.

18. "Magic Bullet" by Jacob Whitesides

If you don't know what a magic bullet is, don't worry. I didn't either. (No, it isn't that "Kitchen Magician" appliance they sell on late night infomercials!)

In this 2015 upbeat song, the type of magic bullet the narrator refers to is a mysterious, highly prized remedy with valuable healing properties. He tells his girlfriend that he wants to be her lover as well as her best friend. Seeking "all in" commitment, the guy asks her to hit him with her magic bullet because he can take it.

19. "All The Magic" by Natalie Imbruglia

Having had her heart broken in the past, the tentative woman in this 2007 has rediscovered love. Her new partner has brought the magic back to her heart. As a result, she feels like she is waking for the first time. Promises finally have meaning again because of the magical healing that has taken place.

20. "Summer Is Magic" by Playahitti

This 1994 Eurodance song is about the magic of summer love — carefree and happy. Summer love: sing it, dance it, and enjoy it while it lasts. The song was a hit in the rest of the world but barely made a dent on the American pop charts.

"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work." - Colin Powell, former American Secretary of State
"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work." - Colin Powell, former American Secretary of State | Source

Even More Songs About Magic

Song
Artist
Year Released
21. Love Potion No. 9
The Searchers
1964
22. I Put A Spell On You
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
1956
23. Is The Magic Still There
Alabama
1997
24. Me Wise Magic
Van Halen
1996
25. Magic In Your Eyes
Big Country
2001
26. The Magic Is Working
Janet Jackson
1982
27. Could This Be Magic
All-4-One
1995
28. Magic Road
Al Green
2005
29. Magic
Pilot
1975
30. Magic Man
J. Holiday
2009
31. Magic
Robin Thicke
2008
32. Magic
One Direction
2012
33. A Kind of Magic
Queen
1986
34. The Magic
Mackelmore
2005
35. Magic Man
Heart
1976
36. December Will Be Magic Again
Kate Bush
1980
37. A Cloak of Elvenkind
Marcy Playground
1997
38. Bring Back The Magic
Jimmy Buffet
1988
39. Black Magic Woman
Santana
1970
40. I Feel The Magic
Belinda Carlisle
1986
41. Creole Woman
Toby Keith
2008
42. Blue Magic
Colin Raye
1991
43. Magic Touch
KISS
1979
44. Magic
Tiffany Alvord
2014
45. Magic
Pussycat Dolls
2008
46. Devil Woman
Cliff Richard
1976
47. Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles
1967
48. Little Magic Glasses
Johnny Cash
1975
49. Magic
Kenny Chesney
2005
50. So Magical
ATC
2001
Know a magical song that should be on this Magic Playlist? Leave us a comment in the Comments Section below.

What's In A Name? Locations With Names Associated With Magic

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A markerAbracadabra, Idaho, USA -
Abracadabra, Idaho 83864, USA
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B markerEnchantment Peak, Canada -
Enchantment Peak, Greater Vancouver A, BC V7S, Canada
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C markerIllusion Lake, Texas, USA -
Illusion Lake, Texas, USA
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D markerMagic Mountain, California, USA -
Phil Hill, Buttonwillow, CA 93206, USA
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E markerMagic Reservoir, Idaho, USA -
Magic Reservoir, Idaho, USA
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F markerProphecy Creek, Pennsylvania, USA -
Prophecy Creek, Whitpain Township, PA, USA
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G markerSorcerer Mountain, Canada -
Sorcerer Mountain, Columbia-Shuswap B, BC V0A, Canada
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H markerSpell Pond, Louisiana, USA -
Spell Pond, 2, LA 70435, USA
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I markerWand, Austria -
6542 Wand, Austria
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J markerWizard, Nevada, USA -
Wizard, Nevada, USA
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FlourishAnyway 6 weeks ago from USA Author

Gypsy Rose Lee - Glad you enjoyed this. I enjoy the perspective that there is magic all around us. Have a magical week.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 6 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

An awesome and most magical list of songs. Will check them all out soonest. Some I know, some I don't. I know when I'm working on my music blog I pick music themes or words to be in the title then I check out my choices and sometimes I discover like I see about the word magic there are so many songs that I can return to a certain theme at least a couple of times or more. Well done and enjoyed.


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FlourishAnyway 7 weeks ago from USA Author

Linda - Thank you for your kind comment. It's not something I would typically write about, but I when I look at nature I see all the magic there is to see in this world. It's enchanting and breathtaking and captures my heart. I hope you have magic in your life, too.


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AliciaC 7 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

Magic is a lovely theme for a playlist. Thanks for sharing another enjoyable and informative article, Flourish.


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FlourishAnyway 7 weeks ago from USA Author

Heidi - So happy that I could bring back some good memories. Thanks for your loyal readership!


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FlourishAnyway 7 weeks ago from USA Author

Linda - That's a good question! To me, a miracle is magic gone bonkers. Thanks for reading and have a great week! I appreciate you.


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heidithorne 7 weeks ago from Chicago Area

A new playlist is always a good way to start a Monday! I'm partial to Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" and Heart's "Magic Man." But seeing your list, the Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" will probably be today's ear worm. :) Thanks for all the fun and magic you bring to our world!


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Carb Diva 7 weeks ago

You didn't miss a one...and added a lot more that I had forgotten, and more than a few that I had never heard of. Bill gives us wings, you give us music. I have a question for you though--what is the difference between "magic" and "miracles" or are they just different names for the same thing?


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FlourishAnyway 7 weeks ago from USA Author

MsDora - He's more of a scientific type, definitely not magical, but he does know how to make me happy. Thanks for reading and commenting. Have a magical week!


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MsDora 7 weeks ago from The Caribbean

You surely live up to your mission of finding playlists for every situation and you are creating lots of enjoyment for lots of folks. Hoping that one day your dear husband will feel the magic.


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FlourishAnyway 7 weeks ago from USA Author

Hi, Bill - I figured this Magic Playlist was right up your alley. It has a number of tunes from the era you seem to prefer, based on the occasional music selections in your hubs. Glad you found at least one that you really enjoyed.


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FlourishAnyway 7 weeks ago from USA Author

Larry - There are some I leave off because I think they're too dusty and obscure or I just really hate them. Sometimes it's an obvious one I accidentally leave off! If you see anything I did omit, set me straight. Have a great week!


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Larry Rankin 7 weeks ago from Oklahoma

You always seem to exhaust my music history resources and then some. I am always wanting to go, "But you forgot..," but you never forget anything, lol.

Another great list!


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billybuc 7 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

Shoot, my favorite was #14. Sigh! I'll just have to try harder on the next list. :) Happy Sunday, Flourish!

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