10 Best Songs About Superstition 

If you have any superstitions, you might want to ease up on the jinxing and other bad vibes that can haunt you. There are plenty of songs dedicated to the subject, and they will do more good than harm in your life if you just listen without criticizing. Here is a list of the 10 best songs about superstition.

“Blister in the Sun” – Violent Femmes

It’s hard not to be superstitious when you’re convinced that the world is full of evil spirits and creepy critters who are just waiting for the perfect opportunity to jump out at you from behind a bush or from under a bed.

The Violent Femmes bring all this up in “Blister in the Sun,” one of their first and best-known hits. As a bonus, it is also one of the catchiest songs about running superstition thoughts in your head ever written about the different ways that loneliness and fear can surface in your life.

“Superstition” – Stevie Wonder

Are you a person who believes in all the bad luck myths and legends? You may want to listen to “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder. You might just find that superstition isn’t such a bad thing after all. This song is about the power of superstition and the dangerous ways that people can find themselves simply because of those beliefs. It helped Stevie Wonder earn a Grammy award. That’s an amazing feat in itself.

“Somebody’s Watching Me” – Rockwell

Can you imagine what it would be like to know that someone is obsessed and watching you 24 hours a day, seven days a week? It would be terrifying. Rockwell certainly thinks so and he lets the world know in this song. He sings about the paranoia that comes with such a realization and how difficult it is to live with.

“Ain’t No Sunshine” – Bill Withers

We all know someone who’s lost the love of their life and is doing nothing but thinking about the good times they had and the love that was so special. That’s what “Ain’t No Sunshine” is about, along with being afraid of the dark because it stands for loneliness and unhappiness. You may not be superstitious, but if you believe in missing people, you’ll have a hard time listening to this one without feeling a touch of sadness.

“You’ve Got a Friend” – Rene Froger

This is one of those songs that is just awesome the first time you hear it but gets better and better each time you play it. It’s about being scared of the dark, and because we all fear that at some point in our lives, this is another one of those songs that will make you feel scared. You’ll find it hard to resist singing along to every word.

“I Wonder” – The Gants

You might think that a song about thinking too much is a bad way to go, but you see, this song isn’t really about that kind of thinking at all. It’s more about being a little too laid back and nonchalant when you should be excited and ready for things to get done and to move forward with your life.

It’s a bit of advice for people who are always thinking “what if,” instead of just getting on with things, which can be good because you never know what could happen if you just start living your life.

“Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon” – Urge Overkill

This is the kind of song that makes you want to get out some beads and other hippie gear and go crazy. It doesn’t talk about your soul or your spirit or anything like that, just the fact that girls who stay single will eventually start listening to their biological clocks and eagerness for the good things in life. You might find yourself singing along to this one without even realizing it.

“Lucky Man” – Emerson Lake & Palmer

Here’s a song about being humble and telling yourself that when you do something well, it’s just because you’re lucky, for no other reason than dumb luck. It’s a song that’s more about being confident than it is about actually believing in anything at all, but it can do you some good when you want to relax and not stress over things.

“Lord of the Thighs” – Aerosmith

Aerosmith has written a song that’s all about being superstitious, which may make her one of the most superstitious artists of all time. It doesn’t have anything to do with any spirit or even any religion, though, just the way that people who get together on purpose can create something special and magical for each other, bringing good luck into their lives for no other reason than the fact that they want it.

“(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman” – The Kinks

This is a great song about how strange it is that people would believe that some things are true even though they can’t possibly be true. It’s the reason why you can get yourself all worked up and convinced of something, even when you know the truth and you know that it’s probably all just a bunch of superstition and nonsense. This one isn’t likely to change your mind at all, but it’s worth listening to for the way it presents one of the toughest challenges in life: believing in things that you know aren’t true.


It’s hard to be superstitious, especially if you don’t believe in the supernatural, but if you listen to these songs and others like them, you’ll have a much easier time. The best part is that they aren’t just great songs; they are also catchy tunes and fun to sing along with. You’ll be able to lose yourself in the music and forget that you’re scared of things that you can’t even think of a name for. Now that’s something worth listening to!


Born and raised in Austin, David is a dedicated writer and avid fragrance lover. When he's not trying out perfumes, he enjoys traveling and exploring new restaurants.

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