According to Wikipedia, “Black magic has traditionally referred to the use of supernatural powers or magic for evil or selfish purposes.” In these songs, black magic must be the cause for the lover’s lack of common sense. They seem to be powerless while their lover is in control. Despite their best efforts, they’re unable to walk away from the relationship. It’s as if they are spellbound.
Black Magic by Little Mix
This song is not in the point of view of the suffering lover. It’s sung by the one who has the black magic and guarantees the “recipe” will make your man belong to you.
Black Magic Woman by Santana
An inspired choice of music for a belly dancing performance! It works beautifully with Santana’s version of Fleetwood Mac’s song.
That Old Black Magic by Ella Fitzgerald
In this song, the woman acknowledges she should walk away but she believes this is fate. She enjoys the spell and is unwilling to break it.
After listening to songs about love as black magic, one thing is clear. The person would not feel such a level of torment if they had the same power over their lover!