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Satan-powered witchcraft, and more specifically, the Halloween-style witch, is a creation of man's imagination, and our propensity to place blame for our misfortunes on others. Outside of the Wicca religion, most people picture witches as nasty, spell casting, ugly women with green skin, pointy hats and warts. But in real life, they were mostly innocent women with some social oddity that led others in the community to brand them as "in league with Satan". Sickness, a poor harvest, natural disasters and all sorts of calamities could be blamed on a "witch", who would be put on trial and executed. "Witch hunts" have happened in many different cultures across the globe, including our own sad history here in America with the Salem witch trials.

So when you see the witches this Halloween remember that the most terrifying monsters were the ones who burned innocents at the stake. This playlist includes 25 songs inspired by witches.

What would you add?

Songs About Witches

1. Season of the Witch - Donovan

2. Witch Hunt - Rush

3. Witches' Rave  - Jeff Buckley

4. Cut-Out Witch

5. Welcome To The Jungle - Guided By Voices

6. Witches - Buffalo Tom

7. Hunting For Witches - Bloc Party

8. Witches Promise - Jethro Tull

9. Witch Craft - Ella Fitzgerald

10. Witches Dream - Mason Jennings

11. Burning The Witches - Warlock

12. Teenage Witch - Eels

13. Witches Hat - The Incredible String Band

14. Witches Night - The Judybats

15. Witch Season - The Court & Spark

16. Witch - Belly

17. Witchy Woman -  The Eagles

18. Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra

19. 19 Witches - Monster Magnet

20. Witch Hunt - The Church

21. Witch Fire -  Herbie Hancock

22. 10 Witches - Minotaurs

23. The Good Witch Of The North - Everclear

24. Witches, Witches, Witches - Andrew Gold

25. Acera or the Witches' Dance -  Yo La Tengo

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