Friday, April 13, 2012

Rockin’ Friday: Superstition

This week’s Rockin’ Friday tune is Stevie Wonder’s Superstition. I thought this was a great way to honor today’s Friday the 13th “holiday”. Unless you actually are superstitious, like some of my relatives, then you probably won’t appreciate this one.  

Written by Wonder in 1972, Superstition tells the tales of what bad things can happen if you ignore the old wives’ tales about black cats, broken mirrors and other nonsense scary stuff.  Recognizable for its steady drum into and utilization of Stevie’s super funky synthesizer this song was ahead of its’ time when it was written.  It is a great amalgamation of funk, soul, horns and a great pre-disco disco beat.

With great lyrics that can be applicable to many situations in life, I think the message is pretty powerful:

When you believe in things that you don’t understand
Then you suffer
Superstition ain’t the way…

Stevie is a wise man. Go check it out…

Are you superstitious? Tell me about it in the comments below.


  1. I'm not very superstitious, but there are a few biggies I couldn't get away from.

    1- My husband seeing me in my wedding dress before the ceremony. Couldn't do it.

    2- Having things for the baby in the house before the baby arrives. I caved on this for my twins, who ended up being born via emergency c-section... two weeks after I allowed my house to be filled with baby stuff. That didn't help at all.

    1. I totally get it. Though we didn't do #1 (b/c of pictures), we did #2. I didn't even get a crib until he was a month old!

  2. And now I'll be humming this song for the rest of the week...

    1. And now that you said that, I probably will be, too :)

      Thanks, Stephanie.

  3. I had to turn around three times and spit on the floor before leaving a comment.

    What was the question?