While most of us associate October 31 with Halloween, it is also, fittingly, National Magic Day, and the day that Harry Houdini passed in 1926. Magic Day started over 80 years ago initially as “Houdini Day,” a day marked to celebrate the famous magician. This holiday was brought to light by the national president of the Society of American Magicians (S.A.M.), Richard Bowman. Over time it has become a week-long event where magicians from this society perform free shows for those in need, a common charitable practice of Houdini’s, who was also a member of S.A.M.
Celebrate National Magic Day with these songs that have the word “magic” in them. We’ve compiled more than 45 songs spanning over 2 hours, including classic favorites such as “Black Magic Woman” by Santana, “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” by The Police, and “Abracadabra” by Steve Miller Band, to recent pop hits including “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars to indie songs such as “Magic Spells” by Crystal Castles.
Give it a listen and let us know what we’ve missed!