suzanne vega

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This is a magic- and supernatural-themed mix from spring 2003.


1. “Betwitched” theme from Television’s Greatest Hits, vol. II

2. “That Old Black Magic” by Kevin Spacey

3. “He’s the Wizard” from The Wiz original cast recording

4. “I Ain’t Superstitious” by Howlin’ Wolf

5. “The Twilight Zone” theme from Television’s Greatest Hits

6. “The Strange Case of Frank Cash & the Morning Paper” by T-Bone Burnett

7. “Prince Charming Comes” by the Flash Girls

8. “Preditions” by Suzanne Vega

9. “Monkey’s Paw” by Laurie Anderson

10. “The Chosen One” by the Darkest of the Hillside Thickets

11. “Magic” by the Cars

12. “Papa Legba” by the Talking Heads

13. “This Is Halloween” from The Nightmare Before Christmas soudtrack

14. “Business on You” by Richard Thompson

15. “I Put a Spell on You” by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

16. “Witchcraft Tips” by Dame Darcy

17. “Season of the Witch” by Donovan

18. “Under Your Spell” from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Once More, with Feeling soundtrack

19. “Big Joe and Phantom 309″ by Archers of Loaf

20. “Haunted” by Poe

21 “Dance of the Dream Man” from the Twin Peaks soundtrack

Luka
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  • Suzanne Vega
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Luka - Suzanne Vega

“This song was one of the earliest to deal with child abuse and domestic violence. One critic said, the ‘happy’ music is a metaphorical denial, making this seem beautiful and serene while discussing something terrible and devastating. It is a wonderful use of tune as a metaphor for how many abuse victims also deny their abuse, and is a profound classic.”

'Luka’ earned Vega nominations at the 1988 Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.“