Halloween Extravaganza: Folklore Playlist #2 – It’s Witchcraft
We couldn’t have a Halloween Extravaganza without a playlist, and what better than a playlist completely dedicated to the witch. As those who have been with us a while know, the witch holds a special place in both of our hearts and, with that in mind, I’ve been hard at work on a playlist that reflects her power, her mystery, and her magic. Click here (or in the embedded box!) to listen to it on Spotify!
“Fires At Midnight” by Blackmore’s Night – This seems like a perfect opening to a playlist all about witchcraft. I love how it starts slow and then picks up into a beautiful song to dance to. You start to feel enchantment all around – “stars are out and magic is here.”
“Castle” by Halsey – This song is all about powerful women taking control, and what could be more witchy than that?
“Witchy Woman” by Kristin Chenoweth – I love this unabashedly girly but fierce cover.
“Season of the Witch” by Lana Del Rey – Speaking of fantastic covers… this just came out recently and I couldn’t be happier about it. Honestly, I’m surprised it didn’t happen sooner… the song is just so perfect for her. A classic reimagined.
“Witch” by The Bird and the Bee – Hilariously, I heard this song in a Starbucks and was like “I NEED THIS” :D. It’s a 1960s-inspired witchy wonder of a song.
“Howl” by Florence + the Machine – Obviously I had to put a song by Sara and I’s witch-faerie queen Florence, the only problem was which one. There were SO many that could have worked! I settled on “Howl” – though some might argue that this would fit better on a werewolf-inspired playlist (and they wouldn’t be wrong.) That said, I love the wild, even feral aspect of the witch that this song captures.
“Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered by Katalina – A spectacularly 1990s cover that amuses me greatly :P. And yes, it’s from the movie Simply Irresistible (which I maintain is a highly underrated witchy film… terrible in some ways, but such delightful, low-key kitchen witchery!) Sadly this one isn’t available on Spotify, but I found it on YouTube!
“Witchka” by S.J. Tucker – An incredibly catchy song all about a girl who embraces her witchy self.
“All Souls Night” by Loreena McKennitt – Again I struggled with what song to pick from this artist! There were so many that could have worked. In the end though, this one was inevitable. Witches keep the Halloween magic alive way past the 31st.
“Control” by Poe – Like the Halsey song, I love how this song is all about embracing your power. There is strength in becoming the witch you were born to be.
“Rhiannon” by Fleetwood Mac – If you thought you were going to get a witchy playlist without Stevie you were sorely mistaken! This song is completely necessary.
“Shadow of the Moon” by Blackmore’s Night – Okay, I’m repeating an artist here, but full disclosure: this is one of my favorite songs of all time. It’s all personal sorcery and self-love and wild magic. My ultimate witch song.
“16 Psyche” by Chelsea Wolfe – Chelsea Wolfe is one of the witchiest artists working right now and “16 Psyche” has just the right atmosphere of dark enchantment.
“Girls That Glitter Love the Dark” by Hannah Fury – The witch is a complicated figure, and I feel like this song expresses that so well, I love it. Plus it’s got one of the best titles of all time.
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