Magic (The Cars song)

1984 single by The Cars

"Magic" is a song by The Cars from their fifth studio album, Heartbeat City, which came out in 1984. The song was written by Ric Ocasek and produced by Mutt Lange and The Cars. Ocasek sang lead vocals.

Single by The Cars
from the album Heartbeat City
B-side"I Refuse"
ReleasedMay 7, 1984 (1984-05-07)
StudioBattery (London)
Songwriter(s)Ric Ocasek
The Cars singles chronology
"You Might Think"
Music video
"Magic" at YouTube

Music video


The music video for the song shows many different personas of people at a party as Ocasek walks on the pool water singing the song.

The Cars filmed "Magic" at the Hilton family house in Beverly Hills. Kathy Hilton rented the house for her band. A Plexiglass platform was located below the surface of the water. In the first take, the platform collapsed. The platform had to be adjusted for Ric's weight. The house is also the setting for the movie Blind Date starring Bruce Willis and Kim Basinger.




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