1. Witchy Woman, Eagles
This song was inspired by several women encountered by the Eagles, but Don Henley said top of mind was Zelda Fitzgerald, wife and muse of F. Scott Fitzgerald of Gastby fame.
Whatever. I like to think it’s about me. And I’ll bet I’m not the only woman who’s had that fantasy.
2. Rhiannon, Fleetwood Mac
This version for the 1997 MTV awards starts a bit slower than what I’m used to, but I confess. The lyrics are more understandable. And the tempo picks up. Plus, check out Stevie Nicks’s fab witchy costume. All hail the goddess of rock!
3. Spooky, Joan Osborne
Yeah, it’s a cover. But I just love this version. There’s something raw and powerful in Joan’s voice, a lounge singer with an edge.
4. Death Dreams, Delphic Oracle
Delphic Oracle’s music has a thoroughly modern, more meditative groove, and it’s 100% magic. Their performances are part devotional, part recreational.
5. Beast, Lara Runars
Icelandic artist Lara Runars brings the primal magic of that country to her music. One of the most accessible songs on her latest album, Moment, is Beast.
6. I Put a Spell on You, Nina Simone
I wanted to put this at number one, because for me this is the ultimate witchy song. But I thought I’d organize these more by mood and era, so here she is, powering the classics section.
7. Witchcraft, Frank Sinatra
Sinatra’s caught in a spell, and so are we. But why try to break it when it’s so delightful?
What witchy songs should we add to the list? Let us know in the comments section below.
About the Author
Kirsten Weiss is the author of Steam and Sensibility, a steampunk novel of suspense, and the Riga Hayworth series of paranormal mysteries: the urban fantasy, The Metaphysical Detective, The Alchemical Detective, The Shamanic Detective, The Infernal Detective and The Elemental Detective. Book six in the series, The Hoodoo Detective, is coming soon.