Abracadabra song. Steve miller Band

Abracadabra (Steve Miller Band song)

abracadabra song

Miller was never going to be a video star, so this video did a little slight of hand, playing up the magic theme with magicians performing various tricks. The video was praised for its sensational and intense presentation but also garnered controversies regarding its sensual contexts. I skied down off the mountain to go have lunch. By this time, he had entered the realm of classic rock, and was once again filling arenas. Since Steve Miller himself was touring Europe at the time and unavailable for the shoot, he appears in the video only in a series of still shots, wearing sunglasses or a black video strip across his eyes and at times juxtaposed with images of the Abracadabra girl. With the repeating image of her bewitching stare and hair blowing, she appears to be casting a spell and directing the magical actions within the scenes, perfectly encapsulating the sexy but playful spirit of this ear-wormy pop song.

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Abracadabra (Steve Miller Band song)

abracadabra song

I had a different deal with in Europe. With the guy who looks like Robin from Batman. Someone get that man a songwriter's rhyming dictionary! Your special event will rock to life with the Classic American Rockers! The two handsome young men who perform alongside the sorceress were professional jugglers and actors. A live version of the song was released on in 1983. We also can provided the stage, lighting and sound. .

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Abracadabra

abracadabra song

We perfected the music and atmosphere that became the record, yet the process was indirectly intense. What few lyrics there are sound like a kindergartener wrote them. What you are seeing is a life-size cutout. The actors in the video have chosen to retain their anonymity for reasons of privacy, however all continue to be active in the arts. However, as the title mentioning the specific religion was caught up by the censorship, it was replaced with the current title meaning a conjuration. Or has it fallen into the big bit-bucket of history? Speaking on in June 2016, Miller said at first his record company did not see the potential hit it would become. Did anybody else hear that, or was it my imagination? In a series of magical situations, wearing various costumes, the trio perform tricks and illusions.

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Abracadabra by Steve Miller Band

abracadabra song

Various news agencies reported that member Ga-in watched pornography in order to prepare for the video's dance sequences. The song also showed substantial longevity, spending fourteen weeks in the top ten of the Hot 100 chart. Teasers for the music video were released in mid-July 2009, hinting at a possible kiss scene between members Ga-in and Narsha. But abracadabra, just like that; the Steve Miller Band reclaimed the 1 spot for one more week! I'm very critical, very critical. The clip was directed by Peter Conn, who was one of the first to integrate computer effects into videos. And we made a record, and midway through it Mark just says 'I can't do it any more, I've had enough'. Shot in one day, the video was produced and directed by Peter Cohn and his then wife who co-conceived the basic concept of the video.

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Abracadabra

abracadabra song

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. Scrapped a lot of music to get to the finished record. They often sprinkled electronic effects into their songs, so the keyboards and synth stabs in this song weren't out of character. When it came out in Europe, I cancelled my American tour because it was No. I still remember dancing to this at my junior high dances. The video was the first that Miller made.

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Steve Miller Band

abracadabra song

It is 3:33 and is an exclusive edit where the chorus is edited back in at 3:06 and repeats to fade. In the official American magazine of 12 October 1991, a positive review of Abracadabra was included under the 'Dance' album section. Released as the second single from in 2009, it marked a change in the group's image and style. The Classic American Rockers are a Classic Rock Band, made up of musicians who have toured with some of the biggest names in rock and roll! We'd spent like 10 years solid making records. The former are in a white background with toned-down saturation to prevent other narrative stories from conflicting the latter, and to represent an infinite space. The actors provided their own wardrobe and props and did their own hair and makeup.

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Lyrics for Abracadabra by Steve Miller Band

abracadabra song

Another woman who appears briefly in the video, is unraveled from a piece of cloth and does a dance with one of the magicians who is dressed as a harlequin. By the end of 2009, the song was downloaded 3,095,468 times becoming one of the best-selling singles in that year. The Abracadabra girl set a precedent or formula for other video vixens to follow, i. She divided the video into two settings; performing scenes of the band and narrative drama scenes. Steve was on tour when they started to shoot the video, so, in order for him to be in it, they had to use the cutout. It was originally released in August 1991, on the label. Still have not verified if Valory actually wrote the lyrics to Abracadabra.

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Steve miller Band

abracadabra song

I had played with Diana Ross and the Supremes on Hullabaloo in the '60s, and I started thinking about the Supremes and I wrote the lyrics to 'Abracadabra' in 15 minutes. A screenshot of the music video The 4-minute-long music video was directed by , who had studied Film at and established a career as a music video and commercial director. I'll take this bread knife and stab ya. And I said to him 'you should persist, you know, let's finish the record'. The boys juggle batons, the girl juggles scarves, a handkerchief turns into a dove, stars come out of a hat and other witchery. Not much of a sweet talker, are ya stevey? The song topped various on- and offline charts, including a 3-week chart-topping run on music portal M.

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