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Could It Be Magic

Could It Be Magic
Single information
NameCould It Be Magic
ArtistBarry Manilow
AlbumBarry Manilow
Released1975
Format7" single
Recorded1973
GenrePop
LabelArista
SongwriterBarry Manilow, Adrienne Anderson
ProducerBarry Manilow

Could It Be Magic

Single information
NameCould It Be Magic
ArtistDonna Summer
AlbumA Love Trilogy
B-sideWhispering Waves
Released1976
Format7" single
GenreDisco, Pop, Soul, R&B
LabelCasablanca (U.S.) * GTO Records (UK) * Various labels, (rest of world)
ProducerGiorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte
Previous single"Love to Love You Baby"
(1975)
Next single"Try Me, I Know We Can Make It"
(1976)

Could It Be Magic

Single information
NameCould It Be Magic
ArtistTake That
AlbumTake That & Party
ReleasedNovember 30, 1992
Format7" single, 12" maxi single, CD single, Cassette single
GenrePop
Length4:28 (Album Version)
LabelRCA
ProducerThe Rapino Brothers
Previous single"A Million Love Songs"
(1992)
Next single"Why Can't I Wake Up With You"
(1993)

Could It Be Magic

Single information
NameCould It Be Magic
ArtistAbigail
AlbumFeel Good
B-sideThis Is A Dream
Released1993
Format12" maxi single
GenreHi-NRG
Length6:21
LabelKlone Records
Previous single"I Feel You"
(1992)
Next single"Constant Craving"
(1993)

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"Could It Be Magic" is a song by Adrienne Anderson and Barry Manilow. It was included on Manilow's 1973 debut album, Barry Manilow.

Due to its popularity, it was released as a single in 1975, two years after it had originally been recorded, where it reached #6 in the United States.

Manilow's recording begins and ends with an excerpt of Frédéric Chopin's Prelude in C Minor, Opus 28, Number 20. The whole song is based on the harmonic scheme of Chopin's prelude. The "sweet Melissa" is a nod to singer Melissa Manchester.

The song has been covered by a number of other artists over the years, most successfully by Donna Summer in 1976 and UK boy band Take That in the early 1990s. Manilow himself re-recorded an up-tempo version of the song in 1993, using the original orchestration of brass and strings combined with new drums, bass and synthesizers, and included it on the album Greatest Hits: The Platinum Collection. An extended remix of the 1993 version was issued as a promotional 12" single.


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