17 Best Songs About Superstition

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Written by Corey Morgan

Best Songs About Superstition

The notion of superstition has always been a part of musical culture, and it’s no surprise that some of the biggest artists in the industry have embraced it in their music.

From Stevie Wonder “Superstition” to Cliff Richard, “Devil Woman”, superstition has become an integral part of many songs.

From a pop culture perspective, superstition offers us an intriguing lens through which to view our lives and the world. While we may not be able to control everything, superstition can help us make sense of our experiences and move forward with a little more optimism.

Therefore, it should come as no surprise that superstitious songs frequently contain strong emotion and can comfort those going through difficult situations.

In this article, we’ll examine some of the most well-known songs that embrace superstition and consider how they’ve influenced the genre of music we listen to today.

17 Top Songs About Superstition

1. “Lucky Man” – Emerson Lake & Palmer

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Lucky Man (Live)

This song is almost certainly going to be the first song that comes to anyone’s mind when they are asked to mention songs about superstition.

This is a song about being humble and telling yourself that when you do something well, it’s just because you’re lucky, for no other reason, and there’s no other explanation but dumb luck.

It is a song that is more about being confident than it is about actually believing in anything at all, but it can help you when you want to relax and not stress over the things that are going on in your life.

2. “Lord of the Thighs” by the band Aerosmith

Lord Of The Thighs

Next on our list of songs about superstition is “Lord of the thighs”. It is possible that Aerosmith is one of the most superstitious musicians in the history of music because she has written a song that is entirely about being superstitious.

It is simply the way that people who get together on purpose can create something special and magical for each other, bringing good luck into their lives for no other reason than the fact that they want it. It has nothing to do with any kind of spirit or even with any religion.

3. “Superstition” – Stevie Wonder

Do you consider yourself to be someone who believes in all of the different myths and legends that surround bad luck? It’s possible that Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” would be of interest to you.

It’s possible that you’ll come to the conclusion that superstition isn’t actually all that harmful after all. This is one of the songs about superstition I find interesting.

This song examines the destructive potential of superstition and the perilous situations in which people can find themselves solely as a result of their adherence to such beliefs. It helped Stevie Wonder earn a Grammy award. That is an incredible accomplishment on its own.

4. “(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman” by The Kinks.

The Kinks - (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman (from One For The Road)

This is an excellent song that discusses how strange it is that some people believe that certain things are true even though it is impossible for those things to be true.

It’s the reason why you can get yourself all worked up and convinced of something, even though you know the truth and you know that it’s probably all just a bunch of superstition and nonsense. It’s the reason why you can get yourself all convinced of something, even though you know the truth.

One of the most difficult challenges in life is to believe in things that you are aware are not true, but this one is worth listening to because of the way it presents the problem. It is unlikely that it will change your mind in any way.

5. “You’ve Got a Friend” – Rene Froger

Rene Froger - You've Got A Friend

This is one of those songs that blows your mind the very first time you hear it, but it only gets better and better the more times you listen to it.

This is another one of those songs that will make you feel scared because it is about being afraid of the dark, and because we all experience that fear at some point in our lives. It will be very difficult for you to refrain from singing along to every word.

6. “I Wonder” – The Gants

You might believe that writing a song about overthinking is a poor choice, but as you can see, this song isn’t really about that kind of thinking at all. Instead, it’s about a different kind of thinking altogether.

When you should be excited and ready for things to get done and to move forward with your life, you are instead being a little too laid back and nonchalant about it all. This is the primary issue.

This piece of advice is for people who are always thinking “what if,” rather than just getting on with things, which can be good because you never know what could happen if you just start living your life. It is a bit of advice for people who are always thinking “what if,” rather than just getting on with things.

7. “Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon”

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Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon

This is the kind of song that makes you want to get out some beads and other hippie gear and go crazy.  It simply states that women who choose not to marry will eventually begin to pay attention to their biological clocks and develop an eagerness for the enjoyable things that life has to offer.

It makes no mention of your soul, your spirit, or anything else of the sort. It’s possible that you won’t even be aware of it, but you might find yourself singing along to this one.

8. Violent Femmes’ “Blister in the Sun”I

Violent Femmes - Blister In The Sun (Lyric Video)

This masterpiece also reflects on songs about superstition. It’s hard not to be superstitious when you’re convinced that the world is full of evil spirits and creepy critters. All of this is discussed in the song “Blister in the Sun” by the Violent Femmes, which was one of their earliest and most successful hits.

It is also one of the catchiest songs ever written about the different ways that feelings of isolation and fear can manifest themselves in your life, which is an added bonus. The song is about running superstition thoughts in your head.

9. Rockwell’s “Somebody’s Watching Me”

Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me (Official Music Video)

Can you even begin to fathom what it would be like to be aware that someone was obsessed with you and was watching you around the clock, seven days a week? It is horrifying to think about.

Rockwell most assuredly believes that, and he makes his opinion known to the rest of the world in this song. He sings about how difficult it is to live with the paranoia that comes with such a realization and how it comes with such a realization.

10. Bill Withers’s “Ain’t No Sunshine”

Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine (BBC In Concert, May 11, 1974)

We all know someone who has recently experienced the loss of the person they loved the most and can’t help but reflect on the wonderful times they had together and the love that was so unique.

This is the central theme of the song “Ain’t No Sunshine,” along with the idea that people are afraid of the night because they associate it with feelings of isolation and misery.

You might not be superstitious, but if you believe in the concept of people going missing, it will be difficult for you to listen to this track without experiencing a twinge of melancholy.

11. Yes, “Close To The Edge”

YesSongs #5: YES - Close To The Edge

The Lord of the Rings, widely regarded as the best work of fantasy literature ever written, served as a source of creativity for this song. A different book, Siddhartha, is also a source of inspiration for some of the lyrics, particularly the title.

Magic and otherworldly occurrences play a significant role in both works, which is likely why authors Jon Anderson and Steve Howe were drawn to them.

This song is about 20 minutes long, providing the listener with a comprehensive song experience filled with themes of relaxation, rising above yourself, and being close to the edge of universal experiences.

The song was written with the intention of conveying a great deal of information regarding spirituality, and for the most part, it succeeded.

12. John Martyn’s “Fairy Tale Lullaby”

Fairy Tale Lullaby

If you didn’t know better, you’d think this song was taken straight from a fairy tale.

John Martyn creates a truly enchanted atmosphere by deftly blending traditional folk music with captivating lyrical content to create his songs.

This tune sounds as though it was composed for a children’s show because it has a magical, fantastical, and childlike quality to it.

You do not need to be a child in order to appreciate this straightforward and childlike depiction of magical creatures and other aspects of the mystical elements.

13. “Witches Hat” by The Incredible String Band

Witches Hat - The Incredible String Band

This song is just as endearing and ridiculous as you’d imagine real magic to be. Even though it is a short song, it is filled with delightful imagery of a witch’s hat along with other random acts of enchantment, all set to the tune of the mysterious medieval music of days gone by.

It is entertaining for adults and children alike, particularly if you are the kind of person who enjoys learning about medieval history. It’s possible that you’ll soon be able to hear this song played at the Renaissance fair in your locale.

14. David Seville’s “Witch Doctor”

David Seville - Witch Doctor [Remastered]

Who among us has not been familiar with Alvin and the Chipmunks? It was in the 1950s when Ross Bagdasarian, better known by his stage name, David Sevill, came up with the crazy idea of singing chipmunk characters. Because of this, it is possible that this song is the oldest one on the list.

The protagonist of the story is a rejected suitor who seeks the guidance of a witch doctor. The song reached number one on the charts, which ultimately saved his record studio.

Ross didn’t include the chipmunks in the first version of the show at first, but after seeing how popular the characters were, he changed his mind and included them later.

You won’t be able to stop singing that catchy tune even after you’ve heard it for hours, thanks to the iconic witch doctor spell.

15.  Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put A Spell On You”

Screaming Jay Hawkins - I Put a Spell on You (Audio)

A score as unsettling as that could only have been written by an eccentric individual like Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. During the time that it was being recorded, Hawkins was, of course, completely inebriated, which did not help matters.

The plot revolves around a man and his attempt to get revenge on his cheating lover by means of a spell. Even though most covers attempt to tame this wild ride and transform it into a tender love song, the original will always be available to show that it wasn’t intended to be interpreted in that way at all.

When listening to Hawkins’ commanding voice in this song, you might be fooled into thinking that she is actually performing some sort of ritual or spell.

16. “Voodoo” – Godsmack

Godsmack - Voodoo (Official Music Video)

The song “Voodoo” is the one on this list about the supernatural that comes the closest to being a genuine piece of pagan ritual music.

The song’s lead singer, Sully Erna, is an actual follower of the Wiccan religion, and many of the religion’s musical influences can be heard throughout the song, particularly in the use of a variety of tribal percussion instruments.

The majority of individuals erroneously believe that the lyrics are about particular substances; however, Erna has stated on multiple occasions that this is not the case, and that he does not even partake in these substances.

The melody of the song has a hypnotic quality, and if you are not careful, you will find that it casts a spell over you as well.

17. Cliff Richard, “Devil Woman”

Cliff Richard - Devil Woman (Official Video)

Last on out list of songs about superstition is this song written by Cliff Richard during a period of time when supernatural films such as “The Exorcist” were becoming increasingly popular.

The plot of the story revolves around a man who is put under a hypnotic trance by a magical black cat. After that, he consults a gypsy witch in order to learn how to break the spell. As it happens, it was the witch herself who was responsible for casting the spell upon him in the first place.

The listener is cautioned in the song to watch out for the wicked woman. Despite this, there is no clear indication in the song as to whether or not it is a love spell.