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|Who said in 1973 that "You Can Do Magic"?|
Limmie and the Family Cookin'. American group Limmie and the Family Cookin' also had UK chart hits with "Dreamboat" and "A Walkin' Miracle" in the early 1970s. A different song called "You Can Do Magic" was a hit for the band America in 1982.
|Who said it was "A Kind Of Magic" in 1986?|
Queen. What can I say about Queen that has not already been said? One of the all time best selling bands, "A Kind Of Magic" was just one of their many hit singles.
|Donna Summer, Barry Manilow and Take That all had hits with the song "Could It Be Magic", but which version reached the highest position in the UK charts? |
Take That. Donna Summer reached number 40 in 1976, with Barry Manilow going to 25 in 1978. But it was UK boy band Take That who scored the biggest hit with "Could It Be Magic", taking the song to number 3 in 1992. The band had 8 UK number 1 hits, before disbanding in 1996. Singer and main songwriter Gary Barlow now writes songs for other artists, whilst ex-member Robbie Williams has achieved huge chart success with his solo career.
|In 1980, which month did Kate Bush say would be magic again?|
December. Kate Bush was discovered by Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmour, and is perhaps best known for her huge "Wuthering Heights" 1978 single. Kate reached number 29 in the UK charts with the song "December Will Be Magic Again" in, surprisngly enough, December 1980.
|Who had a number one in 1958 with "Magic Moments"?|
Perry Como. Famed for his easy listening music, Perry Como's other hits include "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes", "Catch A Falling Star" and "And I Love Her So". A version of "Magic Moments" by Ronnie Hilton was also a hit in 1958.
|What magic insect did the band Space have in 1977?|
Fly. This French band scored a UK number 2 with "Magic Fly" in 1977, but never made any further visits to the charts. They are not to be confused with the UK band Space, who had several hits in the late 90s.
|Which band had a 1974 number 11 UK hit with a song simply called "Magic"?|
Pilot. Pilot flew 6 places higher in the Billboard charts, where "Magic" was a respectable number 5 hit in 1975.
|What kind of magic vehicle did The Who have in 1968?|
Bus. Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle and Keith Moon were the members of this legendary British rock band, who first hit the charts in 1965 with "I Can't Explain". "Magic Bus" reached number 26 in the UK charts. Sadly, drummer Keith died in 1978 and bass player John passed away in 2002.
|Who had a hit with "The Magic Friend" in 1992?|
2 Unlimited. "The Magic Friend" was the 4th UK chart entry for Dutch duo 2 Unlimited. Their other hits include the number one "No Limit".
|De La Soul had a magic what in 1989?|
Number. New Yorkers De La Soul are Posdnous, Trugoy The Dove and Pasemaster Mace. According to the song, 3 was "The Magic Number"-I presume it is because there are 3 of them! The song was from the bands "3 Feet High And Rising" album.
|Which female artist had a "Magic Smile" in 1987?|
Rosie Vela. American model Rosie Vela was assisted on her "Zazu" album by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker of Steely Dan fame. "Magic Smile" was Rosie's only UK hit, reaching number 27.
|Which band had a "Magic Man" in 1976?|
Heart. A number 9 hit in America, Heart missed out on UK chart success with "Magic Man", despite regular airplay of their "Dreamboat Annie" album. They finally cracked the UK top 40 in 1986 with "These Dreams".
|Which band went for a "Magic Carpet Ride" back in 1968?|
Steppenwolf. Who has not heard Steppenwolf's 1969 classic "Born To Be Wild"? Although best known for that song in the UK (if there is a rock compilation out, you can bet that song will be on it), the band also charted in America with "Magic Carpet Ride" and "Rock Me".
|Who said ("You've Got) The Magic Touch" in 1956?|
The Platters. This doo-wop group were also known for their classics like "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" and "The Great Pretender".
|Which UK comedian went for a spin on the "Magic Roundabout" in 1975?|
Jasper Carrott. Real name Robert Davies, Jasper Carrott had a double A side hit with "Funky Moped" and "The Magic Roundabout". The latter was deemed a little too risque for 1975 audiences, so it was "Funky Moped" which got the airplay!
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