What does Those Magic Changes mean?

Search Login

Sha Na Na: Those Magic Changes Meaning

Song Released: 1978

Get "Those Magic Changes" on MP3:

Get MP3 from Amazon

Those Magic Changes Lyrics

Play "Those Magic Changes"
on Amazon Music

What's that playing on the radio, why do I start swaying to and fro
I have never heard that song before, but if I don't hear it anymore
It's still familiar to me, sends a thrill right through me
'Cause those chords remind me of the night that...


    click a star to vote
    Mar 28th, 2018 3:04pm report

    I don't understand what its meant to do with Eugene singing it in grease. Anyone care to... Explaaaaiiin??


    click a star to vote
    Sep 29th, 2017 9:31am report

    Musicians, particularly jazz musicians, refer to the harmonic underpinning of a song as "chord changes," or simply "changes." This song refers to the fact that song after song in the Du Wop era traversed the same harmonic path over and over, namely the chord pattern that this song employs. The pattern is one of the most recognizable hallmarks of the music. When the song begins, with the actor/singers rhythmically chanting C, then A, then D, then G, they are chanting the roots of the chords that constitute this harmonic cul de sac. The interesting thing about these lyrics is that this use of the term "changes" is not common knowledge, being almost the exclusive jargon of jazz musicians. Thus, its use by the characters in the musical "Grease" is totally unrealistic.

More Sha Na Na song meanings ยป


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]

Just Posted

Replay anonymous
La Isla Bonita anonymous
Material Girl anonymous
Trampled Underfoot anonymous
Way To Break My Heart anonymous
The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie anonymous
Rescue Me anonymous
Say You Love Me anonymous
Trampoline anonymous
Misery anonymous
Temporary Home anonymous
Arise anonymous
Cough Syrup anonymous
You Raise Me Up anonymous
God's Country anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

All Day Long
Chance The Rapper
Do You Remember
Chance The Rapper
Heat Of The Summer
Young the Giant
Of Monsters and Men
Give Me Jesus
James Wilson
Leave Me Alone
Let The Redeemed
Josh Baldwin
The God Who Stays
Matthew West