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"Abracadabra"
Single by Steve Miller Band
from the album Abracadabra
Released 1982
Format 7", CD single
Genre Rock, New Wave
Length 5:08 (album)
3:34 (single)
Label Capitol Records
Producer Steve Miller
Gary Mallaber
Steve Miller Band singles chronology
"Heart Like a Wheel"
(1981)
"Abracadabra"
(1982)

"Abracadabra" is a well-recognized song recorded by the Steve Miller Band.

Released as the main single from Abracadabra in June 1982, it became a number-one hit on the United States Billboard Hot 100 chart, and also hit number two on the UK charts. It followed Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" (from Rocky III) on the Hot 100, and preceded Chicago's "Hard to Say I'm Sorry". After Chicago's ballad ended its two-week stay at number one, "Abracadabra" re-assumed the top spot on the U.S. charts for an additional week on September 25. John Cougar's "Jack and Diane" dislodged the Steve Miller Band's final number-one hit from the top on October 2.

The song is said to have been inspired by the american singer Diana Ross with whom the band met filming TV shows in the 1960's.

This song holds the record for the biggest drop out of the Top 10/Top 40 on the Hot 100. In the fall of 1982, as the song was moving down the chart, "Abracadabra" fell 38 spots from #10 to #48 in one week.

The song is listed at #70 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of all time.[1]

Cover versions of the song have been performed by Sugar Ray on their album 14:59 and by Mike Chapman Band.

A version lasting 3 minutes and 41 seconds appears on a CD of Songs hand-picked by Guy Fieri titled Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives:Road Songs That Rock

Another CD that has the single version is from the Time-Life Label Sounds of the Eighties: 1980–1982.

Preceded by
"Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
September 4, 1982
September 25, 1982
Succeeded by
"Hard to Say I'm Sorry" by Chicago
Preceded by
"The Other Woman" by Ray Parker, Jr.
Australian Kent Music Report number-one single
September 6, 1982 – September 13, 1982
Succeeded by
"Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor
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"Abracadabra"
File:Abracadabra Steve Miller
Single by Steve Miller Band
from the album Abracadabra
Released 1982
Format 7", CD single
Genre Rock
Length 5:08
Label Capitol Records
Producer Steve Miller
Gary Mallaber
Steve Miller Band singles chronology
"Heart Like a Wheel"
(1981)
"Abracadabra"
(1982)

"Abracadabra" is a well-recognized song recorded by the Steve Miller Band.

Released as the main single from Abracadabra in June 1982, it became a number-one hit on the United States Billboard Hot 100 chart, and also hit number two on the UK charts. It followed Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" (from Rocky III) on the Hot 100, and preceded Chicago's "Hard to Say I'm Sorry". After Chicago's ballad ended its two-week stay at number one, "Abracadabra" re-assumed the top spot on the U.S. charts for an additional week on September 25. John Cougar's "Jack and Diane" dislodged the Steve Miller Band's final number-one hit from the top on October 2.

This song holds the record for the biggest drop out of the Top 10/Top 40 on the Hot 100. In the fall of 1982, as the song was moving down the chart, "Abracadabra" fell 38 spots from #10 to #48 in one week.

The song is listed at #70 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of all time.[1]

Cover versions of the song have been performed by Sugar Ray on their album 14:59 and by Mike Chapman Band.

A version lasting 3 minutes and 41 seconds appears on a CD of Songs hand-picked by Guy Fieri titled Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives:Road Songs That Rock

Template:Start box |- style="text-align: center;" |- style="text-align:center;" |width="30%" align="center" rowspan="1"|Preceded by
"Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor |width="40%" style="text-align: center;" rowspan="1"|Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
September 4 1982
September 25 1982 |width="30%" align="center" rowspan="1"| Succeeded by
"Hard to Say I'm Sorry" by Chicago |- |- style="text-align: center;" |- style="text-align:center;" |width="30%" align="center" rowspan="1"|Preceded by
"The Other Woman" by Ray Parker, Jr. |width="40%" style="text-align: center;" rowspan="1"|Australian Kent Music Report number-one single
September 6, 1982 - September 13, 1982 |width="30%" align="center" rowspan="1"| Succeeded by
"Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor |- Template:End box


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