Z is for Zomby Woof #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of songs about magic. (Fitting for a fantasy author.)

Z is for “Zomby Woof” by Frank Zappa and the Mother of Invention. This song was written by Zappa for the 1973 album Over-Nite Sensation. The vocals for “Zomby Woof” were provided by Ricky Lancelotti. Background vocals were provided by Tina Turner and The Ikettes.

Zappa’s songs were often bawdy, even obscene, and this song is no different. Now while this song may not be about magic, I guess if turning into a Zomby Woof meant you were turning into some sort of zombie/werewolf-type creature it could be magical. But sadly, there is a strong sexual nature to this song which makes it less than magical. The Zomby Woof is a sexual predator. According to the Urban Dictionary, a Zomby Woof is someone who takes part in illegal sexual activities such as rape. But Z was a hard letter to find a magic song, so I will take the turning into a creature aspect as my magical connection.

Previous A to Z Challenge Posts

A is for Abracadabra

B is for Black Magic Woman

C is for Could it be Magic

D is for Do you Believe in Magic

E is for Every Little Thing She Does is Magic

F is for Five Magics

G is for Gwen Stefani (The Magic’s in the Makeup)

H is for Honky Tonk Magic

I is for I Put a Spell on You

J is for Justin Timberlake (Love Sex Magic)

K is for Katy Perry (Dark Horse)

L is for Love Potion No. 9

M is for Magic (by Pilot, The Cars & Coldplay)

N is for Neon Magic

O is for Olivia Newton-John (Magic)

P is for Puff the Magic Dragon

Q is for Queen (A Kind of Magic)

R is for Ramble On

S is for Strange Magic

T is for This Magic Moment

U is for Under Your Spell

V is for Van Halen (Me Wise Magic)

W is for Witchcraft

X is for Xanadu

Y is You Can Do Magic

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Y is for You Can do Magic #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of songs about magic. (Fitting for a fantasy author.)

Y is for “You Can do Magic” by the folk-rock duo, America. This British group (originally a trio) released the song in 1982 from their album View from the Ground. It was written by singer-songwriter Russ Ballard.

The song was a comeback hit for the group whose last Top 40 hit was six years earlier in 1976. The song hit number 8 in the U.S. in 1982.

“You can do magic
You can have anything that you desire
Magic, and you know
You’re the one who can put out the fire”

Again a song about a bewitching woman…

Previous A to Z Challenge Posts

A is for Abracadabra

B is for Black Magic Woman

C is for Could it be Magic

D is for Do you Believe in Magic

E is for Every Little Thing She Does is Magic

F is for Five Magics

G is for Gwen Stefani (The Magic’s in the Makeup)

H is for Honky Tonk Magic

I is for I Put a Spell on You

J is for Justin Timberlake (Love Sex Magic)

K is for Katy Perry (Dark Horse)

L is for Love Potion No. 9

M is for Magic (by Pilot, The Cars & Coldplay)

N is for Neon Magic

O is for Olivia Newton-John (Magic)

P is for Puff the Magic Dragon

Q is for Queen (A Kind of Magic)

R is for Ramble On

S is for Strange Magic

T is for This Magic Moment

U is for Under Your Spell

V is for Van Halen (Me Wise Magic)

W is for Witchcraft

X is for Xanadu

X is for Xanadu #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of songs about magic. (Fitting for a fantasy author.)

X is for “Xanadu” by the Canadian rock group Rush. The song was written by drummer/lyricist Neil Peart for their 1977 album A Farewell to Kings (their fifth studio album). It is 11 minutes and 8 seconds long with the first five minutes being instrumental.

The song was never released as a single. It is about searching for a place called “Xanadu” where the narrator will be granted immortality. He succeeds in his quest and a thousand years pass, leaving him a “mad immortal man.” Sound magical to me.

Previous A to Z Challenge Posts

A is for Abracadabra

B is for Black Magic Woman

C is for Could it be Magic

D is for Do you Believe in Magic

E is for Every Little Thing She Does is Magic

F is for Five Magics

G is for Gwen Stefani (The Magic’s in the Makeup)

H is for Honky Tonk Magic

I is for I Put a Spell on You

J is for Justin Timberlake (Love Sex Magic)

K is for Katy Perry (Dark Horse)

L is for Love Potion No. 9

M is for Magic (by Pilot, The Cars & Coldplay)

N is for Neon Magic

O is for Olivia Newton-John (Magic)

P is for Puff the Magic Dragon

Q is for Queen (A Kind of Magic)

R is for Ramble On

S is for Strange Magic

T is for This Magic Moment

U is for Under Your Spell

V is for Van Halen (Me Wise Magic)

W is for Witchcraft

W is for Witchcraft #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of songs about magic. (Fitting for a fantasy author.)

W is for “Witchcraft.” This song was composed by Cy Coleman with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh. It was released in 1957 by Frank Sinatra. It reached number six on the U.S. music charts, spending a total of 16 weeks on the charts.

“Witchcraft” has been recorded by a variety of artist included Bing Crosby for his 1958 radio show.

At the 1st Grammy Awards, Frank Sinatra’s recording of the song was nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

Previous A to Z Challenge Posts

A is for Abracadabra

B is for Black Magic Woman

C is for Could it be Magic

D is for Do you Believe in Magic

E is for Every Little Thing She Does is Magic

F is for Five Magics

G is for Gwen Stefani (The Magic’s in the Makeup)

H is for Honky Tonk Magic

I is for I Put a Spell on You

J is for Justin Timberlake (Love Sex Magic)

K is for Katy Perry (Dark Horse)

L is for Love Potion No. 9

M is for Magic (by Pilot, The Cars & Coldplay)

N is for Neon Magic

O is for Olivia Newton-John (Magic)

P is for Puff the Magic Dragon

Q is for Queen (A Kind of Magic)

R is for Ramble On

S is for Strange Magic

T is for This Magic Moment

U is for Under Your Spell

V is for Van Halen (Me Wise Magic)

V is for Van Halen #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of songs about magic. (Fitting for a fantasy author.)

V is for Van Halen’s song “Me Wise Magic.” This song was written by David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, Michael Anthony and Alex Van Halen for the 1996 compilation album Best of – Volume I. David Lee Roth rejoined the band to write this song along with one other for the album (this as after being replaced with Sammy Hagar in 1985).

The song became the band’s 12th number 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Track chart. It maintained the number one position for 6 weeks during the fall of 1996.

Nowhere could I find an answer as to what the song means and not sure it has anything to do with magic but hey, it fit my letter of the day.

Previous A to Z Challenge Posts

A is for Abracadabra

B is for Black Magic Woman

C is for Could it be Magic

D is for Do you Believe in Magic

E is for Every Little Thing She Does is Magic

F is for Five Magics

G is for Gwen Stefani (The Magic’s in the Makeup)

H is for Honky Tonk Magic

I is for I Put a Spell on You

J is for Justin Timberlake (Love Sex Magic)

K is for Katy Perry (Dark Horse)

L is for Love Potion No. 9

M is for Magic (by Pilot, The Cars & Coldplay)

N is for Neon Magic

O is for Olivia Newton-John (Magic)

P is for Puff the Magic Dragon

Q is for Queen (A Kind of Magic)

R is for Ramble On

S is for Strange Magic

T is for This Magic Moment

U is for Under Your Spell

U is for Under Your Spell #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of songs about magic. (Fitting for a fantasy author.)

U is for “Under Your Spell” by Desire, a Canadian electronic band. Their debut studio album, II, was released in 2009 and contained the song “Under Your Spell,” which was not released as a single. The song has been used at a 2010 fashion show and in the 2011 films Drive and Oslo August 31st.

Based on their Facebook page, the band is still out there. According to Amazon, they have re-released some of their original songs again at the end of 2017 for purchase on Amazon. Until then…

You keep me under your spell…

Previous A to Z Challenge Posts

A is for Abracadabra

B is for Black Magic Woman

C is for Could it be Magic

D is for Do you Believe in Magic

E is for Every Little Thing She Does is Magic

F is for Five Magics

G is for Gwen Stefani (The Magic’s in the Makeup)

H is for Honky Tonk Magic

I is for I Put a Spell on You

J is for Justin Timberlake (Love Sex Magic)

K is for Katy Perry (Dark Horse)

L is for Love Potion No. 9

M is for Magic (by Pilot, The Cars & Coldplay)

N is for Neon Magic

O is for Olivia Newton-John (Magic)

P is for Puff the Magic Dragon

Q is for Queen (A Kind of Magic)

R is for Ramble On

S is for Strange Magic

T is for This Magic Moment

T is for This Magic Moment #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of songs about magic. (Fitting for a fantasy author.) If you are here for my typical parenting-related post, check back in May when I am done with this blogging challenge. 

T is for “This Magic Moment” by Ben E. King and the Drifters. It is one of the best-known songs by lyricist Don Pomus and pianist Mort Shuman. The single was released in February 1960 and spent 11 weeks on the Top 100 charts in the U.S. It reached number 16 in April 1960.

A version of the song was released in 1968 by Jay and the Americans. Their version spent 14 weeks on the Top 100 charts and reached number 6 in 1969.

Ben E. King and the Drifters version

Jay and the Americans version

Previous A to Z Challenge Posts

A is for Abracadabra

B is for Black Magic Woman

C is for Could it be Magic

D is for Do you Believe in Magic

E is for Every Little Thing She Does is Magic

F is for Five Magics

G is for Gwen Stefani (The Magic’s in the Makeup)

H is for Honky Tonk Magic

I is for I Put a Spell on You

J is for Justin Timberlake (Love Sex Magic)

K is for Katy Perry (Dark Horse)

L is for Love Potion No. 9

M is for Magic (by Pilot, The Cars & Coldplay)

N is for Neon Magic

O is for Olivia Newton-John (Magic)

P is for Puff the Magic Dragon

Q is for Queen (A Kind of Magic)

R is for Ramble On

S is for Strange Magic