Story of Song
Black Magic is a metaphor for empowering women to have confidence to get the man that they want. In an interview with Sugarscape.com, Little Mix revealed the message in Black magic: “The message of Black Magic is basically that we are the girls with the secret potion and we’re going to give it to all the other girls that want to get the man they want to get.” Jesy Nelson then adds:”It makes them fall in love,”, then Leigh-Anne said:”But I think the potion is a little metaphor for confidence, just have a little bit of confidence and get your man”.
A “whole new sound” is what the band described the album “Get Weird” at the 2015 Brit Awards, confirming that it was completed.
Released on May 21st, 2015
Edvard Forre Erfjord – Henrik Michelsen – Ed Drewett – Camille Purcell
Sycok – Columbia
US – 67
UK – 1
GERMANY – 1
In the US Billboard Hot 100, the song reached number 67 in its third week and became their highest charting US single. But their success was in the UK and Europe. ‘Black Magic’ reached 1.97 million streams, entered at number 1 in the UK Official Charts Company and remained at the top for three consecutive weeks. This song made ‘Little Mix’ the first girl group in the UK to have a number 1 song for longer than a week, the fourth highest debut of the year in the UK, and the biggest preorder sales of 2015.
The song was also in the top 20 in several countries charts including Australia, Belgium, Croatia and Ireland, while peaked at number 1 on Euro Digital Songs and Scotland Official Charts Company.
Artist’s age on release date
When released ‘Black Magic’, Little Mix band was active for 4 years. While Jade Thirlwall was 23, Perrie Edwards was 22, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson were both 24 years young.
Artists less famous than Little Mix covered this song.