500 Greatest Songs of All Time
The Lovin' Spoonful, 'Do You Believe in Magic'
Writer: John Sebastian
Producer: Erik Jacobsen
Released: July '65, Kama Sutra
13 weeks; No. 9
The first single by the Lovin' Spoonful went Top 10 and, in a sense, never went away. While rehearsing the song, Sebastian affixed a contact mike to his autoharp, and in combination with Zal Yanovsky's electric guitar, they hit on a unique sound. Sebastian said "Magic" was rooted in "the chord progressions coming out of Motown at the time."
Appears on: Do You Believe in Magic (Buddha)