The song was introduced by Doris Day in her film debut, Romance on the High Seas (known in the United Kingdom as It's Magic after the song), and was published in 1947. Versions which made the Billboard magazine charts in 1948 were recorded by Doris Day, Tony Martin, Dick Haymes, Gordon MacRae, and Sarah Vaughan. It was nominated for a Best Song Oscar in 1948, losing to "Buttons and Bows."
You sigh, the song begins, You speak and I hear violins, It's magic The stars desert the skies And rush to nestle in your eyes, It's magic
Without a golden wand or mystic charms, Fantastic things begin when I am in your arms
When we walk hand-in-hand, The world becomes a wonderland, It's magic How else can I explain Those rainbows when there is no rain? It's magic
Why do I tell myself These things that happen are all really true When in my heart I know The magic is my love for you?