Tuesday, August 2, 2011

America - "You Can Do Magic"

You Can Do Magic - Struttin' Our Stuff

(Debuted July 31, 1982, Peaked #8, 20 Weeks on the Chart)

The band America's heyday was definitely 1972-'76, when they enjoyed six Top 10 singles (including two #1 hits) and a string of million-selling albums. The group -- formed in England by the sons of American servicemen stationed there -- suffered after Dan Peek left for a successful solo career in the contemporary Christian genre. As a duo, America continued on but the hits just didn't get as far up the charts as they once did.

"You Can Do Magic" returned them to the Top 10 hit for the first time in six years. Written by Russ Ballard, the song would be their final Top 10 hit and the biggest hit for them in the 1980s. A very accessible and hook-laden pop song, it even contained the wordless refrain that seems to show up in all of the band's greatest hits.

No comments:

Post a Comment