It's Magic

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composition date
1948
genre
Film
songwriter(s)
Jule Styne
Sammy Cahn

Sammy Cahn on “It's Magic”

“The song was written for Doris Day, then still unknown. Jule Styne and I brought her to the attention of Mike Curtiz at Warner’s, who gave her her first important chance in the movies which catapulted her to stardom. Another interesting fact about this song is that Jule Styne had played the melody for me for two years, and I kept passing it by because it had a slightly Spanish flavor. Only after I had seen the script for Romance on the High Seas, and saw the song as a number for Doris Day and Jack Carson in a Latin nightclub scene, did the song come into focus for me and I was able to do the lyrics.”

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