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“I Put A Spell On You” by Nina Simone

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“I Put A Spell On You” by Nina Simone


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    “I Put A Spell On You” by Nina Simone is a jazz song.

    Song Title: I Put A Spell On You
    Artist: Nina Simone
    Album: I Put a Spell on You
    Genre: jazz
    Composer: Copyright © 1956 Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
    Producer: Hal Mooney
    Recorded: January 1965, New York City
    Date:: 1965
    Label: Philips
    Number of listens: 2005
    Current rank: 2506 (updated weekly)
    Highest rank: 2289 (play the video all the way through to register a vote for this song)

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    “I Put a Spell on You”, a song originally by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. The original version gave the song an ironic theme, but Nina Simone transformed it into a thrilling love song, complete with horns and strings. It had become one of her most well known songs. She used the title for her autobiography I Put A Spell On You (1992). The Beatles drew inspiration from the song for their song “Michelle”.

    “I Put a Spell on You” is a 1956 song written by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, whose recording was selected as one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. It was also ranked No. 313 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

    Although Hawkins’ version did not make any charts, several later cover versions have done so. Nina Simone’s version reached No. 23 on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart in 1965; it also reached No. 49 on the UK singles chart that year, and No. 28 when it was reissued in 1969.

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