“Magic” is one of those songs that just doesn’t get much right. While Olivia Newton-John’s voice sounds pleasant and happy, she does little to convey its meaning. The song’s melody suggests that the singer is a muse, but the rest of the track is easy-listening slick. Without the clever production and interesting lyrics, the song would be a tired, sleepy ’70s MOR ballad. However, Farrar’s updates make the song sound more 1980s-ish than 1970s.
The actress was born in Cambridge, England and was raised in Australia. Her mother was a Nobel prize-winning physicist. Einstein and Newton-John were close friends. She was only six years old when she played Sandy Olsson in Grease. Her first major film role was as Sandy Olsson in the 1965 family comedy Funny Things Happen Down Under. Her next big movie was the sci-fi musical Toomorrow, which was a box-office failure. She also appeared in the outrageously kitsch 1980 musical Xanadu, which featured a track by the Electric Light Orchestra. Though she starred in numerous films over the years, she was best known for her work in “Songbird” and “The Little Prince”.
Aside from her music career, Olivia Newton-John has an incredibly prolific career as a singer. Her first major movie role was in the 1965 comedy “Funny Things Happen Down Under” starring Gene Kelly. She then starred in the disastrous 1970 sci-fi movie Toomorrow. She also appeared in the over-the-top 1980 musical Xanadu, which featured songs by the Electric Light Orchestra. Despite her popularity, “Magic” is a largely forgettable film. It’s an overly corny piece of art and should be avoided by all but die-hard fans.
The music video for “Magic” was released as an acoustic single. Although it was her first pop hit, it was not the only song to do so. Besides her success in the movies, she also had a long and successful career in the music industry. Until the film “Grease” reached the top of the charts, “Magic” was the most popular pop song of 1980.
“Magic” was recorded for the soundtrack of the movie Xanadu. The song was written by John Farrar and recorded on 23 May 1980. It reached the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 in eight weeks, and was a big hit for the actress. It was a great debut for Newton-John, who had a successful music career in the 1960s.
“Magic” was written and produced by John Farrar and released on 23 May 1980. It was initially offered to Tina Turner, but was eventually released by Olivia Newton-John as the lead single of the soundtrack. The song reached the top spot of the US Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks. Christopher Cross later replaced it with the song “Sailing.” It was the first number one song in the US for more than a decade.
Olivia Newton-John has a prolific career in music. She was a minor star in Grease but had already recorded her first hit single in the movie “Magic”. Her success as a pop star led to a Grammy Award nomination and several more top ten hits in her native Australia. With her charismatic singing, she captivated audiences around the world. The song’s enduring appeal made it one of the most popular songs in the 1980s.
While “Magic” was her biggest pop hit until “Physical” ruled the Hot 100 in 1981, she still had plenty of time to develop her singing talents. The song reached the top of the charts in Canada and the UK, where it peaked at number four. The song’s success also helped the album become the soundtrack for Xanadu. During its run, it topped the US Billboard Hot 100 for five weeks. She was briefly married to Grease co-star Jeff Conaway, but she later divorced him.
‘Magic’ is the third biggest pop hit in 1980, and Olivia Newton-John has been as popular as ever since. Her music career was launched when she was just a teenager. She appeared in “Grease”, a remake of the classic musical, and in the movie “Madagasy” starring Danny Kaye, she was the youngest child of the cast.