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Radio 52, side B, track 9: “Abracadabra” by The Steve Miller Band, #60 on The Top 90 of the ’80s

Steve Miller Band - AbracadabraOh, The Steve Miller Band, I was really excited to have recorded this one off the radio, but I was thinking this was a different song.  Not to take anything away from this one since it’s pretty much all kinds of amazing, but I thought that this was actually the song “Magic” from “Ghostbusters”.  Looking back, I don’t know how I got them mixed up other than that they both revolve around magical words, but they have much different vibes to them.  I’m including a clip from “Ghostbusters” below if you want to play this over the footage, which would be totally fine, but you’ll be able to tell pretty quickly that that whole scene of the ghosts escaping would not have the same impact if it included this song instead. Honestly, I think this song still would have worked since it’s about the sexy magicness of your lady friend, and Sigourney Weaver is definitely all kinds of sexy magicness, but I remember watching that scene both at the theater and the many other times I’ve seen it since, and that song created the perfect sense of eerieness to everything, I still get goosebumps watching those trails of light heading toward Dana’s apartment as the song plays in the background.  Sorry, The Steve Miller Band, didn’t mean to hijack a post about this song talking about a completely different song, but I’m feeling pretty confident you’ll never read this post, so I think we’ll be fine.  Congrats on making it onto the countdown, fellas, it was well-deserved!

“Abracadabra”

<awesome The Steve Miller Band jam>

I heat up
I can’t cool down
You got me spinnin’
‘Round and ’round
‘Round and ’round
‘Round it goes

Where it stops
Nobody knows

Every time you call my name
I heat up like a burnin’ flame
Burnin’ flame
Full of desire
Kiss me, baby, let the fire get higher
Abra-abracadabra

I wanna reach out and grab ya

Abra-abracadabra

Abracadabra

You make me hot
You make me sigh

You make me laugh
You make me cry
Keep me burnin’
Fo yo love
With the touch of a velvet glove
Abra-abracadabra

I wanna reach out and grab ya

Abra-abracadabra

Abracadabra

I feel the magic in your caress
I feel magic when I touch your dress
Silk and satin
Leather and lace

Black panties with an angel’s face

I see magic
In your eyes
I hear the magic
In your sighs
Just when I think I’m gonna get away
I hear those words that you always say
Abra-abracadabra

I wanna reach out and grab ya

Abra-abracadabra

Abracadabra

Every time
You call my name
I heat up like a burnin’ flame
Burnin’ flame
Full of desire
Kiss me, baby, let the fire get higheeeeeer, yeah yeeeeeah

<awesome The Steve Miller Band jam>

I heat up
I can’t cool down
My situation goes (’round and ’round)

I heat up
I can’t cool down
My situation goes (’round and ’round)

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