Sunday, May 20, 2012

Cusp Song of the Day: Magic

From Chapter 3: "Oh, it's magic. Never believe it's not so!" If you heard this on the radio during a first date, would you take it as a sign? You might if you were a yearning-for-love teen in 1975. Pilot's "Magic" plays for Karen and Patrick on their first date, at an Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips. Coupled with another magic-themed song (more on that one tomorrow*), it makes a powerful argument for falling in love over tartar sauce.

Pilot, probably not the only '70s one-hit wonder with a greatest hits album, entered the US pop charts for the first (and last) time in May 1975 with this song. It rose as high as number 5. Producer was Alan Parsons.

My son somehow heard this song and fell in love with it. We played it numerous times during carpool and I included it in Cusp because of him.

* Robin Gibbs' death today warrants a tribute that will run May 21. Part 2 of Karen and Patrick's "magic" will appear May 22. 

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