"Abracadabra" is a song by American rock group Steve Miller Band, written by Steve Miller. The song was released as the first single from the 1982 album of the same name the same year. The song is said to have been inspired by the American singer Diana Ross with whom Miller had met while performing together on Hullabaloo in the 1960s and is listed at #70 on Billboard???'??s Greatest Songs of all time.
The song became a worldwide hit, charting in ten countries and topping the charts in six countries, and has become one of the band's biggest hits, along with "The Joker" and "Rock'n Me".
In the United States, the song was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for two non-consecutive weeks. It knocked Chicago's "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" out of the #1 spot, just as Chicago had done to the Steve Miller Band in 1976 when "If You Leave Me Now" knocked "Rock'n Me" out of the #1 spot.
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