31 Days of Halloween with Slay — Day 11, Magic Dance

There is magic within
There is magic without
Follow me and you’ll learn
Just what life’s all about.

–          Kate Bush

Woman in a long dress standing over a cauldron with smoke rising out of itYesterday, amid the birthday fun, I put up the first of our musical posts. So far we’ve covered songs about ghosts, and we have vampires and monsters yet to come. But today we’re crafting a list about magic. (Crafting, get it? HAHAHA.)

By the way, if you do a google image search for witches, the results are all “sexxxxxxxxy” witches. Who do sex stuff. With magic. And by magic, I mean their vaginas.


“All Souls Night” – Loreena McKennitt

“Bell, Book, Candle” – Eddi Reader

“I Can Hardly Wait” – Placebo (PJ Harvey Cover)

“I Put a Spell on You” – Nina Simone

 “I was Made to Love Magic” – Nick Drake

“Fire Woman” – The Cult

“Magic Man” – Heart

“Mr. Crowley” – Ozzy Osborne

“Season of the Witch” – Donovan (there are some really great covers of this one out there, but I think Donovan’s original just can’t be beat)

“She’s Got a New Spell” – Billy Bragg

“Spellbound” – Souxie and the Banshees

“Strange Brew” – Cream

“Teenage Witch” – Eels

“The Magician” – Kate Bush

“The Spell” – Black Heart Procession

 “Voodoo Voodoo” – Lavern Baker

“Voodoo” – Godsmack

“Waking the Witch” – Kate Bush

“Walk on Gilded Splinters” – Dr. John

“Wicked Annabella” – The Kinks

“Witch” – Belly

“Witch” – The Cult

So tell me, bats, what songs am I missing from this list? What spells would you add here?

Bonus Track:

By [E] Slay Belle

Slay Belle is an editor and the new writer mentor here at Persephone Magazine, where she writes about pop culture, Buffy, and her extreme love of Lifetime movies. She is also the editor of You can follow her on Twitter, @SlayBelle or email her at

She is awfully fond of unicorns and zombies, and will usually respond to any conversational volley that includes those topics.

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