‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’: 3 Is the Magic Number For These Reaction Videos to the Ending Song of the Tom Holland Movie

Spider-Man: No Way Home blew fans away by folding in characters from every 2000s live-action Spider-Man franchise. Marvel brought in familiar faces from the Tobey Maguire and Sam Raimi movies, the Andrew Garfield and Marc Webb Amazing Spider-Man movies, and collided them with Tom Holland in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Appropriately the Spider-Man: No Way Home ending song, “3 Is The Magic Number,” officially called “The Magic Number” by De La Soul, sums up the massive crossover perfectly.

Posters for 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' which started the 'Spider-Man 3 is the Magic Number' trend on TikTok
Posters for ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ | Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Marvel chose the ‘Spider-Man’ ‘3 Is The Magic Number’ song because they brought three Spider-Man live-action franchises together

The end credits roll with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man and Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange wrapping up the battle for the Multiverse. While many Marvel fans waited for the Spider-Man post-credits scenes, others found themselves listening to a catchy tune.

The lyrics heard at the end of Spider-Man, “3, that’s the magic number,” cued fans in on a clever joke.

While De La Soul released their song “The Magic Number” back in 1989, Marvel brought it back into the spotlight. Guardians of the Galaxy did a similar thing with several music tracks like Redbone’s “Come and Get Your Love” and Rupert Holmes’ “Escape (The Piña Colada Song).”

It also perfectly summed up Spider-Man: No Way Home. The movie perfectly wrapped together all three live-action Spider-Man series since Tobey Maguire became the webhead in 2002.

Fans on TikTok made reactions to the ‘Spider-Man’ ‘3 Is The Magic Number’ song

Fans on TikTok started making reaction videos and skits around hearing the song. They talked about how they were nearly in tears at the movie’s end when the music played. Suddenly, they found themselves bopping to a catchy tune.

Then, like Guardians of the Galaxy, the Spider-Man ‘3 is the Magic Number’ trend brought the classic song back to everyone’s attention.


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Some videos were simply reactions, while others feature fans or clips of dancers rocking out to the song.

As the saying goes, what’s old is new again. However, a blockbuster crossover with Holland’s Spider-Man, Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock, and Jamie Foxx’s Electro does not hurt either.

Marvel fans used the trend to show just how hard the Tom Holland movie hit them

While De La Soul’s “Magic Number” has appeared in other movies before Spider-Man: No Way Home, fans have taken it to a new level.

“De La Soul’s music has accompanied many feature films over the years, the group can be heard on soundtracks for movies like Boiler Room, Osmosis Jones, and High Fidelity,” Rock the Bells reported.


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Both old and new fans felt emotions flooding back with the latest Spider-Man movie. Adults watching Marvel movies grew up with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man. Seeing the movie series brought back then hits them with nostalgia.

The younger generation feels the effects, too, with Holland’s Spider-Man dealing with his own tragedies in the movie.

Fans of all ages felt themselves agreeing that for Spider-Man, 3 is the Magic Number.