Songs About Magic & Mystery


magic_hat_gloves_wand_in_globeThere’s an alluring fascination with magic and the occult. The Harry Potter movie and book series has brought the subject up often over the last few years. I haven’t come across too many music selections on this topic specifically, so I thought I’d give it a shot from my own collection of music. As with my other song lists I’ve done in the past, I’m trying to keep this list narrowed down to only those that mention magic, magical and magician within the title. I have deviated enough to include in the “bonus section” other songs that refer to magical potions or spells without crossing over to “luck, lucky, miracles, gypsy, witch, warlock, devil and Satan” titled songs. (That could very well be another post some time in the future.)  Other bonus material included here are songs with words that suggest magic potions or spells within the title such as “abracadabra, hocus pocus, potion, spell, illusion, disappear, wizard and voodoo”.

So, below you will find a fairly decent selection (with a wide span of years and music genres) of “magic and mystery” songs to make a playlist for your Ipod, mp3 player or cd to burn. They’re listed alphabetically along with the years they came out (in some cases) when known. More may be added if I get any suggestions or locate others “magically:)

Songs About Magic

  1. A Kind of Magic – Queen
  2. Black Magic Woman – Fleetwood Mac (1969)
  3. Black Magic Woman – Santana (1970)
  4. Blue Magic – Jay-Z (2007)
  5. By The Light of A Magical Moon – T-Rex
  6. Could It Be Magic – Barry Manilow (1975)
  7. Do You Believe In Magic – Lovin’ Spoonful (1965)
  8. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – Police (1981)
  9. Five Magics – Megadeth
  10. If It’s Magic – Stevie Wonder
  11. Magic – Pilot (1975)
  12. Magic – Olivia Newton-John (1980)
  13. Magic – The Cars (1984)
  14. Magic – Bruce Springsteen
  15. Magic – Ben Folds Five
  16. Magic America – Blur
  17. Magic Bus – The Who (1968)
  18. Magic Carpet Ride – Steppenwolf (1968)
  19. Magic Dance – David Bowie
  20. Magic Eyes – Jack Grayson & Blackjack (1981)
  21. Magic Fingers – Eddie Fisher (1955)
  22. Magic Guitar – Bunny Paul (1953)
  23. Magic In The Air – Badly Drawn Boy
  24. Magic Hollow – Beau Brummels
  25. Magic Man – Heart (1976)
  26. Magic Melody – Billy Murray (1915)
  27. Magic Moments – Perry Como (1958)
  28. Magic Moon – The Rays (1961)
  29. Magic Pie – Oasis
  30. Magic Power – Triumph (1981)
  31. Magic of Your Eyes – Charles Harrison (1917)
  32. Magic Tango – Hugo Winterhalter (1954)
  33. Magic Touch – Hugo Winterhalter (1953)
  34. Magic Touch – Aerosmith
  35. Magic Stick – Lil’ Kim (2003)
  36. Magic Town – The Vogues (1966)
  37. Magic Woman Touch – Hollies (1973)
  38. Magical Mystery Tour- The Beatles (1967)
  39. Magical Mystery Tour – Ambrosia (1977)
  40. Night Time Magic – Larry Gatlin
  41. Puff (The Magic Dragon) – Peter, Paul & Mary (1963)
  42. She Didn’t Do Magic – Lobo
  43. Spanish Castle Magic – Jimi Hendrix Experience
  44. Strange Magic – Electric Light Orchestra (1976)
  45. That Old Black Magic – Glen Miller (1943)
  46. That Old Black Magic – Sammy Davis Jr.
  47. This Magic Moment – The Drifters (1960)
  48. This Magic Moment – Jay & The Americans (1968)
  49. You Can Do Magic – America (1982)
  50. (You’ve Got The) Magic Touch – Platters (1956)

Bonus Song Selection …..

These are the songs that refer to various magical terminology (as mentioned above).

  1. Abracadabra – Steve Miller Band (1982)
  2. Disappear – INXS
  3. The Grand Illusion – Styx
  4. Hocus Pocus – Focus (1973)
  5. I Put A Spell On You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
  6. I Put A Spell On You – Creedence Clearwater Revival (1968)
  7. Love Potion Number Nine – The Coasters
  8. Love Potion Number Nine – The Clovers
  9. Love Potion Number Nine – The Searchers
  10. Pinball Wizard – The Who
  11. Pinball Wizard – Elton John
  12. Spellbound – AC/DC
  13. Spellbound – Siouxsie & The Banshees
  14. Spellbinder – Foreigner
  15. Voodoo – Godsmack
  16. Voodoo Child – Jimi Hendrix
  17. The Wizard – Black Sabbath
  18. The Wizard – Uriah Heep

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Here is the last category on songs with “mystery” or “mysterious” in the title. Not much success in finding many here. I hope to include more as suggestions are made or I find more “mysteriously” in my collection or searches.

Songs About Mystery

  1. Magical Mystery Tour – The Beatles (1967)
  2. Magical Mystery Tour – Ambrosia (1977)
  3. Mysterious Ways – U2 (1992)
  4. Mystery – Paul Biese Trio (1920)
  5. Mystery Lady – Billy Ocean (1985)
  6. Mystery Man – Tom Petty
  7. Mystery of Tallahatchie Bridge – Roger White (1967)
  8. Mystery Train – Elvis Presley (1955)
  9. She Is Still A Mystery- Lovin’ Spoonful (1967)
  10. That Mysterious Rag – Arthur Collins & Albert Campbell/American Quartet (1912)

As always — additional suggestions are always welcomed ……….

2 Responses

  1. How about…

    Mysterious Girl – Peter Andre
    Sweet Little Mystery

    Cheers

    Chris

  2. I need a super easy link to buy all these songs. Itunes is my preference. Can I cut and paste? I can’t spend hours buying these tunes.

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