Like the Mr. and Mrs. Smith soundtrack, the music for Bewitched sticks to a theme -- in this case (surprise!) witches, magic, and love -- but generally manages to avoid utter cheesiness and predictability. Frank Sinatra's "Witchcraft," Steve Lawrence's "Bewitched," and Ella Fitzgerald's wonderfully mischievous version of "Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead" are among the vocal pop classics that make up the album's elegantly playful backbone, while quirkier choices like Rupert Holmes' "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" and Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth's cover of "Witchy Woman" underscore that Bewitched isn't a typical rom-com soundtrack. Other standout tracks include Talking Heads' "And She Was," the Police's "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic," and the witty lounge-pop of "City of Love" by San Francisco's Persephone's Bees.
AllMusic Review by Heather Phares