A Witch's Mix Tape-Witchy Music For Halloween Or Any Magical,Spooky Party.
Did I scare you? Thought so!
So, why are you so jumpy? Could it be that Halloween is lurking around the corner? Are you getting that creepy feeling? Well, don't be scared, instead, embrace it!
Halloween is the time witches shine, so I've taken the liberty of compiling a top 10 (+2) list of the most magical, diabolical, and spell-a-rific songs of our time, especially for your Halloween listening pleasure. Some are creepy, some are sexy, and some are silly but all will be a great addition to your i-pod while taking your broom for a spin.
Devil Woman >O
"Devil Woman" sung by Cliff Richard, 1976.
The classic tale of boy meets crazy cat, then boy meets crazy cat lady, lady gives him a magical rufe and boy loses wallet. "She's gotta get you from behind"? Nah, you saw it coming dude.
Year Of The Cat
"Year of the Cat"-Al Stewart, 1976
Another cat lady song in 1976? I wouldn't say that Al is talking about a witch in this song, but definitely someone who is a little strange and definitely magical in her own way. The poor sap gets sucked into her mysterious world and now he's stuck there.
Fun fact: here no such thing as the "Year of the Cat" in the Chinese Zodiac; however, there's a "Year of the Cat" in the Vietnamese zodiac. Coincidentally, 1975 was a "cat" year.
Spooky Little Girl Like You
"Spooky Little Girl Like You"-The Zombies
Guys, if you are trying to woo that witch in your life, this is the perfect song. The ideal engagement scenario for a magical maiden: full moon, screech owl whinnying in the distance, the guy "proposing on Halloween." Awesome.
I so relate to this song.:)
"Seventh Son"-Johnny Rivers 1965
The seventh son of a seventh son is said to be a man born of special and strong mystical talents. Yep, he's the one.
"Magic Man"-Heart, 1976
Mama, you gotta understand. We all have that person in our lives that we couldn't resist; there was just something about them that was otherworldly. Just ask Chaudia Schiffer or Bess Houdini.
Abracadabra! (I made a really cheesy 80's video!)
"Abracadabra"-The Steve Miller Band, 1982
I love the Steve Miller Band, I really do. I think they rocked the 70's.
So, please don't judge them by this video. I know, it looks like S&M meets David Copperfield. Who the heck is the "Peeping Tom" guy with the awful striped shirt? Why is there a bar across his eyes? I guess he must be embarrassed to be in this video. Can't blame him there.
Anyway, cool song...sexy, fun, typical 80's magic.
I Put A Spell on You. (Awesome...and creepy)
"I Put A Spell On You"-Screaming Jay Hawkins 1956
Halloween songs aren't complete without the sinister Voo-doo man throwing around love spells. This is a creepy song and really creepy man! If you want a spooky atmosphere at your next Halloween party, this song is a must have on your play list.
Fun Fact: This was considered "shock rock" back in the day, banned from many stores and radio stations. However, it is also considered one of the greatest 500 songs of all time, according to Rolling Stone Magazine.
Season of the Witch
"Season of the Witch"-Donovan 1966
"When I look out my window,
Many sights to see.
And when I look in my window,
So many different people to be
That it's strange, so strange"
Yes it is strange. When look out my window, I see Lady Gaga walking down the street with a fairy princess and Spongebob. But that's Halloween, not wacky weed or whatever Dovovan was on at the time. I don't normally see that sort of thing. Honest.
"Witchy Woman"-The Eagles 1972
What can I say about "Witchy Woman"? The Eagles spun the tale of a woman who totally enchants everyone but got bested by the darker side of herself. The guitar riffs are totally bewitching and hypnotic.
"Marie Laveau"-Dr. Hook 1972
(Special thanks to Rcrumple for bring this eerie musical jem to my attention)
Once I heard this song, I knew it had to be in the mix tape. Before this, when I thought of Dr.Hook, disco balls and flashing colored floors popped into my head. But "Marie Laveau" is raw and bluesy; it gives me a whole new appreciation for Dr. Hook. A great Halloween and witch-themed song!
Witch Queen of New Orleans
"Witch Queen of New Orleans"-Redbone 1971
(Another great suggestion from Rcrumple!)
From the band who brought you, "Come and get your love", the "Witch Queen of New Orleans" is also about Marie Laveau, the famous Voodoo lady of Louisiana.
Magic. (Never believe it's not so!!)
Ending my list on an upbeat note, we have "Magic". Yes, it's bubblegum-y, but I dare you not to smile and tap your feet while listening to it. I love all the songs on this list, but this song reflects my nature more than any other.
Magic is love. Love is magic.
Never believe it's not so!
Blessed be, peeps. Have a Happy Halloween!