(This is a duo post since I’m on Team Bette, but the author is on Team Annie…it’s a death match over which is better.)
Halloween is right around the corner and we are all watching and listening to traditional Halloween classics.
If you are anything like me, the soundtracks of Edward Scissorhands, Bettlejuice and Hocus Pocus are probably on repeat at your house. Hocus Pocus is a fantastic Halloween movie and the mega hit song , “I Put A Spell On You” from the movie Hocus Pocus has been remastered by 80’s legend Annie Lennox.
The original is by the incomparable Bette Midler and now the fierce Annie Lennox has offered her twist on the hit. (more…)
I can’t believe we’re only a few weeks away from Halloween and I still haven’t figured out what costume I want to buy. Miss Adams Morgan is already over and the HRC dinner happened, but luckily I still have time to get my costume because we still have a few weeks until the Washington DC drag races. I’ve already done a post about halloween musicals here so I’m not going to do another list, but one song that I didn’t put on the list that should have been on it was I Put a Spell On You from Hocus Pocus.
I Put a Spell On You from Hocus Pocus isn’t technically a showtune because it isn’t from a broadway musical, but it is a good version of the song sung by three gay and broadway friendly actresses, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy and my favorite The Divine Miss M, Better Midler.
Bette Midler plays a wicked witch, the older sister of the three Sanderson sisters, that has come back from the dead to take over the world and eat the souls of kids everywhere to survive. Along with her two sisters she needs to “suck the lives out of little children” to survive the night and break the curse. The way she gets the parents out of the picture is by chasing the main characters to a party where all of the parents are having a dance. While they are there, the main character tries to distract Bette and escape by introducing her on stage as a guest performer. In pure Divine Miss M fashion, she thanks him for his introduction and begins casting a spell on all of the parents (including the character’s mom who is dressed as Madonna) where the parents will be stuck dancing until they die.
Eventually the kids escape the witches and kill them by making sure they don’t get anyone’s life before the sun comes up. I Put a Spell On You from Hocus Pocus is one of the most memorable and fun parts of the movie and you cannot go wrong with the three of them singing it. Better Midler did an amazing job with the song and everyone loves it. I Put a Spell On You from Hocus Pocus is a great song that I think everyone loved. Here is I Put a Spell On You from Hocus Pocus.