’70s One Hit Wonders That Will Trigger Some Major Nostalgia

Nadine Blanco | November 25, 2019 1:21 pm

“Magic” – Pilot

Scottish rock group Pilot released their single “Magic” in 1974. Selling upwards of one million copies, it was certified Gold within a year, peaking at No. 5 on U.S. charts. It would be Pilot’s only U.S. success, as their next single “January” was only popular in the U.K. and Australia.

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Michael Putland/Getty Images

Pilot subsequently faded out of the American music season almost as quickly as they emerged, but people began looking them up again at the turn of the century. Renewed interest in “Magic” generated after Pillsbury used the song in a 2007 commercial. Selena Gomez also sang a cover two years later while she was still on Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place.