Magic Carpet Ride (song)

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"
/"Magic Carpet Ride"
Gabriella Cilmi chronology
"Hearts Don't Lie"
/"Magic Carpet Ride"

"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.

Music video

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".

Live performances

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.

Track listings

Digital download (Double A-side release)
  1. "Defender"
  2. "Magic Carpet Ride"
  3. "Defender" (Cahill Remix)
CD single (As B-side only)
  1. "On a Mission"
  2. "On a Mission" (featuring Eve)
  3. "Magic Carpet Ride"


Chart (2008) Peak
UK Singles Chart

External links

  • [1] Live performance from This Morning on YouTube

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