Abracadabra
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 15, 1982
Recorded1981
StudioCapitol Studios, Hollywood, California
GenreRock
Length37:08
LabelCapitol
ProducerSteve Miller, Gary Mallaber
Steve Miller Band chronology
Circle of Love
(1981)
Abracadabra
(1982)
Steve Miller Band Live!
(1983)
Singles from Abracadabra
  1. "Abracadabra"
    Released: May 1982
  2. "Keeps Me Wondering Why"
    Released: 6 August 1982 (UK) [1]
  3. "Cool Magic"
    Released: 11 September 1982 (US) [2]
  4. "Give It Up"
    Released: October 1982 (UK) [3]
  5. "Goodbye Love"
    Released: 11 February 1983 (Ger.) [4]
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[5]
Rolling Stone[6]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music[7]

Abracadabra is the twelfth studio album by American rock band Steve Miller Band. The album was released on June 15, 1982, by Capitol Records.

Abracadabra charted in nine countries, including Germany where the record reached No. 1 for a week.[8] Four singles were released from the album: the title track, "Cool Magic", "Keeps Me Wondering Why", and "Give It Up", with the title song charting the highest.

Track listing

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Keeps Me Wondering Why"Gary Mallaber, Kenny Lee Lewis3:43
2."Abracadabra"Steve Miller5:08
3."Something Special"Mallaber, Lonnie Turner, Greg Douglass3:35
4."Give It Up"Miller3:35
5."Never Say No"Mallaber, John Massaro, Lewis3:37
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Things I Told You"Mallaber, Massaro3:15
7."Young Girl's Heart"Mallaber, Massaro3:33
8."Goodbye Love"Mallaber, Douglass, Turner2:53
9."Cool Magic"Mallaber, Lewis4:23
10."While I'm Waiting"Mallaber, Massaro3:26

Personnel

Additional personnel
Technical

Charts

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[19] Platinum 100,000^
Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[20] Gold 10,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[21] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[22] Platinum 1,000,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References

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  2. ^ "Steve Miller singles".
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  6. ^ Steve Pond (1982-07-22). "Steve Miller Band: Abracadabra". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  7. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.
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  9. ^ https://www.guitarplayer.com/players/steve-miller-breaks-down-his-most-iconic-songs
  10. ^ "Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra (Album)" (ASP). Austrian Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 10, 2011.
  11. ^ "50 Albums". RPM. 37 (2). August 28, 1982. ISSN 0315-5994. Archived from the original (PHP) on October 23, 2012. Retrieved July 10, 2011.
  12. ^ "Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra (Album)" (ASP). Dutch Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 10, 2011.
  13. ^ "Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra (Album)" (ASP). New Zealand Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 10, 2011.
  14. ^ "Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra (Album)" (ASP). Norwegian Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 10, 2011.
  15. ^ "Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra (Album)" (ASP). Swedish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 10, 2011.
  16. ^ "Chart Archive: Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive – 17th July 1982". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 10, 2011.
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  18. ^ "Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. 1982. Archived from the original on 19 October 2021. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  19. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra". Music Canada. Retrieved December 6, 2021.
  20. ^ "IFPIHK Gold Disc Award − 1983". IFPI Hong Kong. Retrieved December 6, 2021.
  21. ^ "British album certifications – Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved December 6, 2021.
  22. ^ "American album certifications – Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 6, 2021.