Steve Miller’s “Abracadabra” Hits #1 – Happened In The 80s – August 29th

On this day in 1982, the Steve Miller Band topped the charts with their song “Abracadabra.”

Fun facts about Steve Miller’s “Abracadabra”…..

The 1982 song with mild sexual innuendo was a far cry from the band’s earlier work.

Steve Miller is one of several Rock artists to release a slick Pop song in the early 1980s; Van Halen, Yes, and ZZ Top also had hits of the 80s featuring synthesizers.

“Abracadabra” was the Steve Miller Band’s third single to hit the number one spot on the charts, following “The Joker” and “Rock ‘n’ Me.”

Six months before “Abracadabra” came out the Steve Miller Band released their “Circle of Love” album, which did not at all do well.

The music video for “Abracadabra” was the first one the Steve Miller Band made for MTV. It featured various magicians performing their magic.

Abracadabra Lyrics

I heat up, I can’t cool down
You got me spinnin’
‘Round and ’round
‘Round and ’round and ’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-abra-cadabra
I want to reach out and grab ya
Abra-abra-cadabra
Abracadabra

You make me hot, you make me sigh
You make me laugh, you make me cry
Keep me burnin’ for your love
With the touch of a velvet glove

Abra-abra-cadabra
I want to reach out and grab ya
Abra-abra-cadabra
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-abra-cadabra
I want to reach out and grab ya
Abra-abra-cadabra
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 higher

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


One Response to “Steve Miller’s “Abracadabra” Hits #1 – Happened In The 80s – August 29th”
  1. Abel Says:

    I loved this song! It was a little bit off beat, and as you said, not Millar’s usually style.. still a very catch tune that takes me back.

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