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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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For Melissa. The love of my life!
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Charts :
Chart (1975) Peak
position
Canadian Singles Chart 24
Irish Singles Chart 18
UK Singles Chart 25
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 6
U.S. Adult Contemporary 1

Charts :
Chart (1976) Peak
position
Austrian Singles Chart 14
Dutch GfK chart 5
Dutch Top 40 2
German Singles Chart 23
UK Singles Chart 40
U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles 21
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 52

Charts :
Chart (1992) Peak
position
Irish Singles Chart 3
UK Singles Chart 3
Chart (1993) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 30
French SNEP Singles Chart 42
German Singles Chart 37
Swedish Singles Chart 30

Charts :
End of year chart (1992) Position
UK Singles Chart 37

Certifications :
Country Certification Date Sales certified
UK Silver 1 January 1993 200,000

Take That

Studio albumsTake That & Party * Everything Changes * Nobody Else * Beautiful World * The Circus
Live albumsThe Greatest Day
Compilation albumsTake That: Greatest Hits * The Best Of Take That * Never Forget The Ultimate Collection * The Platinum Collection
Singles"Do What U Like" * "Promises" * "Once You've Tasted Love" * "It Only Takes a Minute" * "I Found Heaven" * "A Million Love Songs" * "Could It Be Magic" * "Why Can't I Wake Up With You" * "Pray" * "Relight My Fire" * "Babe" * "Everything Changes" * "Love Ain't Here Anymore" * "Sure" * "Back for Good" * "Never Forget" * "How Deep Is Your Love" * "Patience" * "Shine" * "I'd Wait for Life" * "Reach Out" * "Rule the World" * "Greatest Day" * "Up All Night" * "The Garden" * "Said It All" * "Hold up a Light"
ToursThe Party Tour * Everything Changes Tour * Pops Tour * Nobody Else Tour * The Ultimate Tour * Beautiful World Tour 2007 * Take That Present: The Circus Live
See alsoTake That discography * Nigel Martin-Smith * John Shanks * Never Forget the Musical



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