Songs about witchcraft and voodoo are a popular genre in rock and folk music. Here are some examples of songs about witchcraft and voodoo: Florence and the Machine’s “Which Witch?” Santana’s ‘Black Magic Woman’, Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Don’t Kill the Magic’, and Godsmack’s ‘Voodoo’.
Florence and the Machine’s “Which Witch”
Florence and the Machine’s “Whiht Witch” is a darkly evocative song, and one of the album’s highlights. It’s a wild and private sound, like a pagan post-breakup ritual. It also sounds like a song you’d hear in a wooded clearing.
Santana’s version of ‘Black Magic Woman’
The first time you hear Carlos Santana play ‘Black Magic Woman,’ you might think that you’re listening to an ’80s hit. While the song has a distinct ’70s feel, it differs significantly from Gypsy Queen’s original. For starters, Santana’s version has more keyboards, and Gregg Rolie contributes some standout riffs. Other instruments, such as bongos, guiro, and percussion, are used sparingly but effectively to flesh out the thematic elements. Santana also uses subtle shadings on his G ibson SG guitar to create a wide variety of sounds, ranging from clean to raunchy.
This cover was recorded in 1971, two years after the original was released. While Santana’s version features a distinctly Latin and rock sound, the original was written by Peter Green, a former member of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. He and his bandmates later added Mick Fleetwood and John McVie to form Fleetwood Mac, which was one of the most popular blues bands in Great Britain when it debuted.
Santana’s version of ”Black Magic Woman’ peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It first entered the chart on November 8, 1970 and spent 13 weeks on the chart, with seven of those weeks being in the top ten. The group’s second studio album, Abraxas, featured the song. The album went on to peak at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart on October 8, 1971.
The song was written by Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green, but was not a big hit until the Santana version hit the charts. The Fleetwood Mac version is far different from the Santana version. It is an instrumental track, with an overlaid vocal, and features hints of later guitar riffs.
“Gypsy Queen” is another classic track that influenced Santana’s sound. Inspired by the song “Gypsy Queen” by Gabor Szabo, Santana incorporated Latin percussion in his version. It is a great example of how a Latin sound can enhance the sound of a song.
Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Don’t Kill the Magic’
If you’ve ever wished that Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Don’T Kill the Magic’ about Witchcraft and Vookdo were a song, you’re not alone. This song has a dark history, dating back to the Salem Witch Trials. The trials were notorious for their brutality, and the accused were often tied up and thrown into rivers. They were also weighed down by rocks to ensure that they drowned, believing that death would prove their innocence.
While some folklore claims that witches are consorting with the devil, this popular rock song warns men about the dangers of witchy women. Whether they are moon-eyed or raven-haired, these women are dangerous. They can work black magic on you don’t want to fall under their spell. The song also contains lyrics describing strange witchcraft rituals.
Although Stevie Nicks has stated that the song “don’t make sense” when interpreted, this is not a criticism of the song itself. The singer describes a witch in black robes as the “sister of the moon.” The song is full of fantastic flute work, and many listeners will recognize the words of the song as witchcraft.
Before joining Fleetwood Mac, Buckingham Nicks were a struggling blues rock group. Fleetwood met them by chance, after Mick Fleetwood overheard a Buckingham Nicks member requesting “bird sounds” during a recording session.
The album was a hit for the group. It reached three times platinum in the US and eight times platinum in the UK. It remained on the charts for more than a year. It was also featured on the first season of American Horror Story.
Aside from the original Fleetwood Mac song, the ‘Black Magic Woman’ song by Santana became an instant hit. The song tells the story of a man’s fight against evil magic. The chorus is beautiful and the outro is memorable.
The album is incredibly diverse in terms of genres. Fleetwood Mac’s sound was uniquely different and featured styles that were wildly popular at the time. The song “Bare Trees'” is a particular outlier, which means it doesn’t fit neatly into the mainstream.
The song “Voodoo” is one of Godsmack’s most popular hits. It was written by lead singer Sully Erna, with the bass player Robbie Merrill. It was featured on the MTV show Fear. Its music video was directed by Dean Karr and features witches dancing with swords and naked gorgons. The song has many interpretations, including being about drugs. However, many people believe the song is about the dangers of drugs.