TAKE THAT : Could It Be Magic
Though singles ‘Once You’ve Tasted Love’ and ‘I Found Heaven’ were released in Australia, it was ‘Could It Be Magic’ that first started our love affair with Take That. The boys’ cover version of the 1975 Barry Manilow classic became their first ever hit in Australia, peaking at No.30 in 1993. In it’s Rapino Brothers remixed guise, the track fitted in perfectly with the Euro-dance that was dominating the Aussie charts at the time (Ace Of Base, 2 Unlimited etc). The video introduced us to five cute cheeky young men, who seemed confident, self-assured and who weren’t afraid to show us a little bit of flesh. They could dance, they could sing and this would become the first of many top 30 hits for the band ‘down under’.