- Magic Carpet Ride (song)
"Magic Carpet Ride" Single by Gabriella Cilmi from the album Ten Released 26 August 2010 Format Digital download Recorded 2009 Genre Soul, pop rock Length 2:51 Label Island Writer(s) Kiki Dee Gabriella Cilmi singles chronology "Hearts Don't Lie"
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TBA Gabriella Cilmi chronology "Hearts Don't Lie"
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"Magic Carpet Ride" is the 9th single from Australian singer–songwriter Gabriella Cilmi. The song was originally a B-side to her hit single "On a Mission". "Magic Carpet Ride" is not included on the physical release of her second album, Ten, but is available as an iTunes bonus track. The song was originally recorded by English singer-songwriter Kiki Dee in 1968. "Magic Carpet Ride" was released as a double A-side along with "Defender" in August 2010.
"Magic Carpet Ride" was first released as a B-side to "On a Mission" on 5 February 2010 in Australia and on 7 March 2010 in the UK. The song was later chosen to be released as a double A-side with "Defender" on 26 August 2010. The single failed to chart.
No music video was produced for the single. However, a music video was made for the other track on the double A-side single, "Defender".
Although most media attention and promotion went towards "Defender", Gabriella still performed Magic Carpet Ride at live events. Cilmi performed the song on popular British day-time TV show This Morning and the song was also performed at the movie premiere of the soul film, Soul Boy.
- Digital download (Double A-side release)
- "Magic Carpet Ride"
- "Defender" (Cahill Remix)
- CD single (As B-side only)
Chart (2008) Peak
UK Singles Chart — Lessons to Be Learned Ten Promotional singles Featured singles"Non Ti Aspettavo (Libertà)" Other songs"Warm This Winter" • "Magic Carpet Ride"
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