The Late Movies: A Very Unlucky Friday the 13th Playlist
I hope you didn't walk under any ladders or cross any black cats today, because then you'd have a double dose of bad luck on this unluckiest of calendar dates. The superstition around Friday the 13th dates back to late 19th century but persists today. Fear of the date is known as friggatriskaidekaphobia. Here, six songs to get you in the mood for the, um, holiday.
"Superstition" by Stevie Wonder
The classic song is performed on Sesame Street.
"I Ain't Superstitious" by Willie Dixon
Here, Jeff Beck performs the song with Rod Stewart.
"Superstitious" by Europe
The video for this 1988 hit was filmed at an old castle on Long Island.
"That Old Black Magic" by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer
Ella Fitzgerald was one of many popular singers who did this song. Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. also sang the Glenn Miller standard.
"I Feel Lucky" by Mary Chapin Carpenter
A cover of this hit country song was covered by the Chipettes for a Chipmunks album.
"Born Under a Bad Sign" by John Mayer and Gary Clark, Jr.
Originally recorded by Albert King in 1967, this tune has been called "a timeless staple of the blues."