Magic (Robin Thicke song)

"Magic" is a song by American R&B singer Robin Thicke. The R&B Jazz-inspired song was produced in 2008 for Robin Thicke's third studio album, Something Else. "Magic" is a R&B uptempo song, with its live instrumentation is varied; including conga, horn, Violin, and Piano. The song's lyrics refer to a someone reversing their lovers past hurts in relationships. The track was released on May 20 2008 to radio and is the album's lead single. The song was introduced to the universe on July 13, 2008 at the Miss Universe 2008 pagent. It was the background music for the 'Evening Wear' competiton of the pagent. The song is also used on the most recent Samsung U900 Soul advert for the summer.


"Magic" was released to radio May 20 2008. The song debuted on the R&B/Hip-Hop singles chart on May 29 2008 at number ninety, and has since then peaked at number ten as of July 16 2008, giving Thicke his second top ten on the chart. After falling from the top ten for three weeks "Magic" re-entered the top ten of the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop chart on August 14th, and as since jumped to number six. The song then debuted on the Hot 100 charts on June 19 2008 at number eighty-eight. In July 2008, the single re-entered the Hot 100 at number ninty-one, and has climbed to a new peak of number sixty-one as of August 2008. After slipping in the charts in September to 73 on Sept 11th it surged to a new again at 59. It has also entered the Canadian Hot 100 chart at number ninty-eight and has so far risen to number sixty.

Chart positions

Chart (2008) Peak
Turkey Top 20 Chart 19
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 6
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 59
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 78
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult R&B Airplay 3
Canadian Hot 100 60

Music video

The music video for Robin Thicke's "Magic" has already been shot, and premiered Thursday July 17 on BET's 106 & Park. It was directed by Robert Hales (who also directed Britney Spears' Break the Ice) and Robin Thicke himself. On August 8, 2008, the video debuted on 106 & Park at number 9, and has currently peaked at number 8 and is still climbing.

It is an example of many contemporary music videos which have a blend of modern day computer effects along with dance moves of the past. This is shown in one scene as Robin Thicke uses a replica set to the one dance legend Fred Astaire used when singing to Puttin' on the Ritz. He also uses several similar steps to the ones that Fred Astaire used in the original video.

The video also resembles Michael Jackson's iconic Don’t Stop 'til You Get Enough video, from the 1979 album Off The Wall.


  • Magic (Album Version) (3:53)
  • Magic (Radio Edit) (3:35)
  • Magic (Acapella) (3:24)
  • Magic (Instrumental) (3:54)
  • Magic (Movement Soul Remix) (5:38)
  • Magic (Remix feat. Freeway) (3:36)
  • Magic Touch (feat. Mary J. Blige) (NYC Remix Radio Mix) (3:37)
  • Magic Touch (feat. Mary J. Blige) (NYC Remix Extended) (3:52)
  • Magic Touch (feat. Mary J. Blige) (Moto Blanco Radio Mix) (3:20)
  • Magic Touch (feat. Mary J. Blige) (Moto Blanco Club Mix) (7:32)
  • Magic Touch (feat. Mary J. Blige) (Moto Blanco Dub Mix) (7:18)
  • Magic Touch (feat. Mary J. Blige) (Mark Ronson Remix feat. Wale) (3:52)
  • Magic Touch (feat. Mary J. Blige) (Remix feat. Rick Ross) (3:55)

Also worth noting is the unofficial Mick Boogie Remix featuring Jay-Z. The remix uses the first verse from Jay-Z's American Gangster.


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