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Its All About Magic
  It's All About Magic   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Find the magic in this collection of songs.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, christopherm, Jul 29 20
Very Easy
christopherm gold member
Jul 29 20
1976 plays
Its a Kind of Magic
  It's a Kind of Magic   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
A quiz about magical songs.
Easier, 10 Qns, kino76, Dec 24 16
kino76 gold member
756 plays
Magic in Song
  Magic in Song   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Bubble, bubble, toil, and trouble, can you identify these songs related to magic? Good luck!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, Jul 16 17
Very Easy
PootyPootwell gold member
Jul 16 17
885 plays
Every Little Song You Hear Is Magic
  Every Little Song You Hear Is Magic    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Each one of the songs in this quiz mentions "magic" or something associated with it. How well do you know these songs and their artists? Each picture is or contains a CLUE to the correct answer.
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Apr 08 15
alaspooryoric gold member
519 plays
  Magical Songs.   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz deals with artists who recorded hits with "magic" in the title.
Average, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Mar 29 09
2075 plays
  Some Marvellous Songs With A Magical Theme   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Simply match the "magical" song title to the artist who first had a hit with it.
Easier, 10 Qns, ClarkyB, Dec 09 16
871 plays
  Check Out This "Magic" Trick   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
All these songs were U.S. Billboard Top 40 hits, and had "Magic" in the title. Songs range from the 50s through the 80s.
Average, 15 Qns, fredsixties, Jun 18 22
Jun 18 22
1326 plays
  Magical Melodies   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These songs are about magic and other supernatural manifestations. Be very, very careful.
Average, 10 Qns, elmo7, Jul 15 16
467 plays
  Magical Songs    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A small quiz about magic in music... Witches, Wizards, Spells etc.
Average, 10 Qns, DaveH1960, Jan 08 11
802 plays
  A Mystery Tour of "Magical" Hit Songs    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There's something special about the effect music can have on human beings. The writers of the songs in these questions clearly sense that magical quality.
Average, 10 Qns, Dreamcoat, Jan 03 14
796 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Who had a number one in 1958 with "Magic Moments"?

From Quiz "Abracadabra!"

Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
No, this is not a quiz on conjuring tricks or enchanting spells. It's simply a quiz on songs which have the word "Magic" in the title!
Tough, 15 Qns, Popsicle01, Mar 29 09
566 plays
  Wizard Rock!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Harry Potter has spawned an extraordinary fanbase. There are fan-fictions, fan art, and even fan music, called Wizard Rock. To date there are over 100 Wizard Rock bands. This quiz covers those bands and the history of Wizard Rock.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Marxious, Mar 29 09
339 plays
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Magic in Songs Trivia Questions

1. There was a song called "Witchy Woman" that was an early (1972) hit for the group that recorded it. Who had success with this somewhat spooky number?

From Quiz
Magical Melodies

Answer: Eagles

"Witchy Woman" was written by Don Henley and Bernie Leadon. Interestingly, they identified Zelda Fitzgerald, a queen of the Jazz Age and the wife of author F. Scott Fitzgerald, as partly representing the title character. The line "She drove herself to madness with a silver spoon" apparently refers to a method Zelda had for imbibing absinthe. Most listeners would give the line a somewhat broader interpretation. The Eagles' album cover also indicated that various ladies met at nightclubs such as the Whisky A Go Go were involved as models in the creation of their "Witchy Woman".

2. Released on their "Face the Music" album in 1975, and as a single in 1976, was which "magical" song by Electric Light Orchestra?

From Quiz A Mystery Tour of "Magical" Hit Songs

Answer: Strange Magic

ELO also included a re-mastered version of "Strange Music" on their "Flashback" box set in 2000.

3. 'Ho Ho Ho it's magic, you know, Never believe it's not so' The first two lines from a popular song released in 1974. Which group sang 'Magic'?

From Quiz Magical Songs

Answer: Pilot

Pilot was a group that was formed in Scotland by two ex-members of 'The Bay City Rollers'. Along with 'Magic' they also had hits with 'January' and 'Just a Smile'. *Useless Information* 'Magic' has featured in the soundtracks of a number of films including; 'Happy Gilmore' and 'Herbie: Fully Loaded'. An episode of 'Pushing Daisies' was entitled 'Oh Oh Oh It's Magic' after the song's familiar refrain.

4. Which Seattle based group sang about their "Magic Man"?

From Quiz Magical Songs.

Answer: Heart

The Wilson sisters actually grew up in Southern California and Taiwan before their Marine Corps father retired to Seattle. After attending college Ann and Nancy returned to Seattle. Nancy worked as a folksinger and Ann joined a local group in 1970. The group was formed in 1963 by Steve Fossen along with Roger and Mike Fisher and was known as The Army. They changed their name to White Heart and shortened it to Heart in 1974. They recorded the "Dreamboat Annie" album which had two songs released as singles, "Crazy on You" and "Magic Man". "Magic Man" reached number nine in 1976. "Dreamboat Annie" sold over a million copies. The Pixies formed in Boston in 1985. Following a 1990 tour the Wilson sisters put together an informal acoustic group called The Lovemongers.

5. What was the first ever official Wizard Rock band?

From Quiz Wizard Rock!

Answer: The Switchblade Kittens

It is commonly thought that Harry and the Potters were the first Wizard Rock band, but this is incorrect. The Switchblade Kittens formed in Spring 2000, with their song, "Ode to Harry" from Ginny Weasley's perspective. Paul and Joe DeGeorge (The members of Harry and the Potters) created their band in Summer 2002 at a cookout. Everyone loved their music, and the band formed. Their first album was released April of 2003.

6. Who said in 1973 that "You Can Do Magic"?

From Quiz Abracadabra!

Answer: 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.

7. In 1969 Jay and The Americans took "This Magic Moment" to number nine. Who took "This Magic Moment" to the top twenty for the first time in 1960?

From Quiz Magical Songs.

Answer: The Drifters

"This Magic Moment" was written by lyricist Doc Pomus and pianist Mort Shuman. It was first recorded by The Drifters and reached number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1960. Ben E. King was the lead vocalist for the Drifters when the song was recorded. The Drifters were originally formed by Clyde McPhatter of Billy Ward & the Dominoes in 1953. They underwent several personnel changes before Ben E. King joined them for "This Magic Moment". Ben E. King left to enjoy a solo career. The Coasters had a string of hits in the late 1950s beginning with "Searchin'" and "Young Blood". The Platters formed in Los Angeles in 1953. Their hit "Only You (And You Alone)" was originally written for the Ink Spots. The Ink Spots formed in the thirties in Indianapolis and had their first hit with "If I Didn't Care".

8. What is the main purpose of Wizard Rock?

From Quiz Wizard Rock!

Answer: To promote literacy in children.

Harry and the Potters gave people toothbrushes with their names on it at one point, if people read a book. The Remus Lupins' slogan is, "Fight Evil. Read Books."

9. Who said it was "A Kind Of Magic" in 1986?

From Quiz Abracadabra!

Answer: 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.

10. Written by John Sebastian and first released by The Lovin' Spoonful in 1965, this song also became a Top 40 hit for Shaun Cassidy 12 years later.

From Quiz A Mystery Tour of "Magical" Hit Songs

Answer: Do You Believe in Magic

"Do You Believe in Magic" later featured in advertising for several high-profile companies (McDonald's, Mercedes Benz and Burger King among others). It has also been successfully covered by a number of other artists, including Cher, David Cassidy and John Mellencamp.

11. Roy Wood was the founder of which magical group, probably best known for 'I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day'?

From Quiz Magical Songs

Answer: Wizzard

Roy Wood was originally a member of The Move (a band that hold the distinction of having the first record played on the BBCs Radio One when the station opened in 1967), he then went on to be a co-founder of the Electric Light Orchestra, along with Bev Bevan and Jeff Lynne, a band which he left in 1972 after 'increasing tensions' within the group. He formed Wizzard in 1972 along with a number of other members of ELO.

12. Who bragged "My Baby Must be a Magician" in a sixties song?

From Quiz Magical Songs.

Answer: The Marvelettes

The Marvelettes were the first big Motown girl group, hitting number one with "Please Mr. Postman" in 1961. They released their 1967 "Sophisticated Soul" album named for a new musical style. Singles released from the album include "You're the One" and "My Baby Must Be a Magician". "My Baby Must Be a Magician" made it to number 17 on the Pop charts. It features an introduction by Melvin Franklin of The Temptations. Martha Reeves and the Vandellas got their group name when Martha Reeves combined the Detroit street name Van Dyke Avenue with the Della Reese's name. The Shangri-Las first hit was "Remember (Walking In the Sand)". It features a young Billy Joel on the piano. Between 1961 and 1963 the Supremes released eight singles that did not make the Top 40 before "Where Did Our Love Go" was made it big in 1964. Ironically the Marvelettes had rejected the song.

13. 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?

From Quiz Abracadabra!

Answer: 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.

14. The song, which has been covered by many artists, is called "I Put A Spell On You." Which singer/entertainer had the original hit with this in 1956?

From Quiz Magical Melodies

Answer: "Screamin'" Jay Hawkins

The recording session for "I Put A Spell On You" started out by interpreting the song as a slow blues ballad. However, the producer treated the singer and band to "Chicken and ribs, and everybody got drunk" (according to Jay Hawkins), and the song changed to the form by which it is known today. Hawkins screamed out the lyrics, the band played faster. "Screamin'" Jay Hawkins later became (in)famous for beginning his stage act by rising up out of a coffin, aided by special effects of smoke and fog. The song "I Put A Spell On You" was covered by Nina Simone, who became identified with the song. Other cover versions include Alice Cooper, CCR, and Marilyn Manson.

15. "I feel the magic in your caress, I feel magic when I touch your dress..." "I see magic in your eyes, I hear the magic in your sighs..." - lines from which hit song?

From Quiz A Mystery Tour of "Magical" Hit Songs

Answer: "Abracadabra," Steve Miller Band

"Abracadabra" was released on an album of the same name in 1982. It hit number one in Australia, Austria, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, and on two non-consecutive weeks in the USA. []

16. Going back in time to 1957... Frank Sinatra released a single which reached number 20 in the US and number 12 in the UK the following year. Can anyone recall the name of this record?

From Quiz Magical Songs

Answer: Witchcraft

Frank Sinatra was one of the most popular singers of the 20th century and also a very good actor winning Oscars for Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor along with many other awards for his acting. *Useless information* Frank's first ever solo commercial recording, "From the Bottom of My Heart", which was released in 1939 sold less than 8,000 copies and is one of the most sought after singles by record collectors the world over.

17. What 1950s doo-wop group had a big hit with "(You've Got) The Magic Touch"?

From Quiz Check Out This "Magic" Trick

Answer: The Platters

"(You've Got) The Magic Touch" was a romantic hit from The Platters which reached number four on the Billboard charts in 1956. The group was a mainstay of the mid and late 1950s with songs like "The Great Pretender", "My Prayer", "Twilight Time", and "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes".

18. Which magic song was done by the Dubs in 1957?

From Quiz Magical Songs.

Answer: Could This Be Magic

The Dubs were formed in 1956. They are best known for their songs "Could This Be Magic", "Don't Ask Me To Be Lonely" and "Chapel of Dreams". "Could This Be Magic" rose to number 23 in 1957 and over the years became a doo-wop classic. The success of the hit landed the group a spot on an Alan Freed package show and they toured extensively with other artists of the era. "Black Magic Woman" was written by Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac, and was released as a single in 1968. It became a classic hit by Santana two years later, reaching number four on the U.S. charts. "It's Magic" was a hit for Pilot, a group formed by former Bay City Rollers musicians David Paton and Billy Lyall. "Could it Be Magic" was written by Adrienne Anderson and Barry Manilow. It was included on Manilow's 1973 debut album, "Barry Manilow I" and released as a single two years later.

19. In 1980, which month did Kate Bush say would be magic again?

From Quiz Abracadabra!

Answer: 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.

20. Here's a real oldies question. Do you recognize the opening lines: "I took my troubles down to Madam Ruth, you know that gypsy with the gold-capped tooth?" So which singer or group had a hit with the original version of "Love Potion Number Nine?"

From Quiz Magical Melodies

Answer: The Clovers

"Love Potion Number Nine" was written by the very successful songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, who had penned many of Elvis Presley's hits. The song deals with a shy young man who gets an aphrodisiacal potion from a gypsy, which causes him to go to the other extreme, and "(start) kissing everything in sight." He likes it, though, as the last line tells us, "I had so much fun that I'm going back again, I wonder what happens with Love Potion Number Ten?"

21. 'The Witch's Promise' was a song released in 1970 by whom? (Probably best known for the songs 'Aqualung' and 'Bungle in the Jungle' (Oh and inventing the seed drill maybe?))

From Quiz Magical Songs

Answer: Jethro Tull

Jethro Tull - the band - have sold more than 60 million albums world-wide since their formation in 1967 and are probably best known in the US for the single 'Bungle in the Jungle' and, of course, for the album 'Aqualung'. Jethro Tull - the agriculturist - is credited with inventing the horse drawn seed drill in 1701.

22. "You Made Me Believe in Magic" was recorded by which Scottish group in 1977?

From Quiz Magical Songs.

Answer: Bay City Rollers

In early 1976 the Bay City Rollers reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 with "Saturday Night". A second hit came with "Money Honey", which hit number nine. In 1977 "You Made Me Believe in Magic" managed to just crack the top ten in the United States for the band. Currently there are two touring versions using the group's name: Les McKeown's Legendary Bay City Rollers and Ian Mitchell's Bay City Rollers featuring Kyle Vincent on lead vocals. Rock band Nazareth was originally called The Shadettes. They formed in Dunfermline in 1968 and released their debut album in 1971. Simple Minds began as a New Wave band. Their first album, "Life In A Day", was released in 1979.

23. Who had a number one in 1958 with "Magic Moments"?

From Quiz Abracadabra!

Answer: 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.

24. A song which begs to be included here is "Black Magic Woman". This song, with its beautiful guitar work, was released in 1970. Though they did not have the first version of the song, which band had an immediate US/Canadian hit with it?

From Quiz Magical Melodies

Answer: Santana

"Black Magic Woman" tells of the singer's loving this lady, ostensibly because she has put a spell on him: "I got a black magic woman, got me so blind I can't see that she's a black magic woman, she's gonna make a devil out of me." The song was written by Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac; this band had the first hit with the song, but their version peaked at only No. 37 of the Billboard Hot 100 (1967).

25. "I never believed in things that I couldn't see. I said if I can't feel it then how can it be? No, no magic could happen to me - and then I saw you..." Aww, that's so cute! Which band re-booted their career with 1982's "You Can Do Magic"?

From Quiz A Mystery Tour of "Magical" Hit Songs

Answer: America

America's last hit prior to "You Can Do Magic" was "Today's the Day" in 1976. Perhaps surprisingly, the song only reached number eight on the US Billboard Top 100 in October 1982. Internationally it ranked from number 12 in New Zealand to number 59 in the UK.

26. "Puff The Magic Dragon" roared onto the charts in the early 1960s for this group of singers with a folk slant. Name them.

From Quiz Check Out This "Magic" Trick

Answer: Peter Paul and Mary

"Puff The Magic Dragon" was a 1963 hit for Peter, Paul and Mary which did very well for them. It reached number two on the U.S. Billboard charts early that year. The song itself is based on a 1959 poem written by Leonard Lipton. He was a devotee of Ogden Nash, who had once written a poem called "Custard The Dragon'. Lipton gave the poem to his friend Peter Yarrow, who modified it to its now famous lyrics. Contrary to some rumors, the song is not about smoking marijuana.

27. "Strange Magic" was a hit for which rock band?

From Quiz Magical Songs.

Answer: Electric Light Orchestra

"Strange Magic" was written and performed by the Electric Light Orchestra. It is on the 1975 "Face the Music" LP. It was released as a single in 1976. The Birmingham, England, band released eleven studio albums between 1971 and 1986 and another album in 2001. The band was originally founded by Roy Wood but the band's direction was set by Jeff Lynne who wrote all of the group's original compositions and produced every album after their debut album. "Strange Brew" is a Cream hit. Yes was formed in London 1968 by Jon Anderson and Chris Squire. Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade of Pale" reached number one on the British charts and was a hit in the US. Their first live gig was opening for Jimi Hendrix in 1967.

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