Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Halloween-esque Playlist: Love is Magical

I was poking around through my music, with a view to compiling a CD for Halloween. I was struck by how many mainstream popular songs depict love and romance in terms of magic and witchcraft! Here's what I have so far:

-Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra ("Those fingers in my hair": with or without a hand attached?)
-That Old Black Magic - Tony Bennett (there's a nice live version of this on "The Essential Dave Brubeck")
-Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered - Mel Torme (or your favorite crooner)
-I Got My Mojo Workin' - Muddy Waters (a "mojo" is a sort of voodoo love charm, as it turns out)
-Bewitched - Steve Lawrence (the theme song to the show of the same name, with lyrics!)
-I Put A Spell On You - Screamin' Jay Hawkins (Man! I'd hate to have this guy as my stalker!)
-Love Potion Number Nine - The Searchers (not quite love, but not that far off, either!)
-You Made Me Love You - Al Jolson (I didn't want to do it...)
-It's Witchery - Charlie Spivak Orchestra, w/vocal by Tommy Mercer (great, rarely-heard oldie!)
-My Friend the Witch Doctor - Dave Seville (more unrequited love, but fun! "Mojo Workin'" with chipmunks!)

And on the "maybe" list:
-Black Magic Woman - Carlos Santana ( Is it really about love? Who cares? The guitar work is amazing!)
-Witchy Woman - The Eagles

Zombie rag doll @ Barnes & Noble. Coffee mug-sized doll on the left.

Add your suggestions and faves in the comment box!


EegahInc said...

Heart's Magic Man & ONJ's Magic immediately come to mind. (Gotta show some for Xanadu!)

(former) Rocket Scientist said...

Run Joe ("Mo and Joe had a candy store...
Telling fortune behind a door.." by Louis Jordan. Great music.

Allen's Brain said...

Thanks, both of you! Anyone else?

PaperSmyth said...

"Mr. Smyth" says Abracadabra by the Steve Miller Band and Spooky by the Atlanta Rhythm Section. Also he offers Spiders and Snakes by Jim Stafford and Goodbye, Earl by the Dixie Chicks. (Fair warning: I have never heard the Dixie Chicks song and don't want to. He says it's also "scary" which I take to mean "creepy.") "Symthson" says The Cars' Magic. I say I can't believe they thought of all these...

(Eegah, the Xanadu thing... LOL!)

I like list you've got and the cute zombie doll. I may have to make one of those little guys!

David said...

You forgot "Devil Woman" by Cliff Richards

Allen's Brain said...

Great song! I couldn't decide if it was about love or not.