Coffee Break: Witches, Magic and Potions

The Witches' Frolic
A page of verses from 'The Witches' Frolic' by English cleric and humorous writer Richard Harris Barham (1788-1845), a.k.a. Thomas Ingoldsby, published 1888. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

With Halloween on its way, we're ramping up the creepy factor with eerie themes for the 9:30 Coffee Break. Yesterday, we covered songs about ghosts and spirits.

Today, we think you'll find our topic particularly spellbinding: We want to explore songs that reference witches, magic and potions. Perhaps it's the wholesome kind of magic practiced onstage before befuddled audiences or studied by the pupils at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Or perhaps it's a bit darker than that, like the sisters in Macbeth who cast "Eye of newt, and toe of frog / Wool of bat, and tongue of dog" into their bubbling cauldron as they conjure spooky prophecies. Ultimately, it's up to you!

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention witches, magic or potions? Send us your requests.

Songs played

The Witch - Clinic
That Old Black Magic - Sammy Davis Jr.
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered - Dinah Washington
Witch's Wand - Sloan
Last Day of Magic - The Kills
I Put A Spell On You - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
The Wizard - Black Sabbath
Love Potion Number Nine - The Searchers
The Witch - The Sonics


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