Talk:I Put a Spell on You

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Lyrics[edit]

Are lyrics encyclopedic? Do u believe articles with just lyrics, and no additional information about the band/musician, should be included in the encyclopedia? I'm going to put a cleanup notice on this because I think that if it is retained, it should include more information than just lyrics (such as musician information, background, brief history, etc.). – Mipadi July 1, 2005 14:55 (UTC)

Articles with lyrics only may not possess an encyclopedic value, but it could be valuable to include excerpts of lyrics or the entirety of the lyrics with contextual information about their meaning or with links to the cultural phenomena that the lyrics are referring to. WIthin that realm, the inclusion of lyrics would have meaning. Irishexpatriate (talk) 14:34, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Alan Price[edit]

Alan Price recorded "I Put a Spell On You" after he left the group. The Animals also recorded it. While neither version was a major hit, the Alan Price version was released as a single, while the Animals' version was not. ----CinRit, July 2007

-- note: the youtube video linked to in the sidebar does not seem valid. I would have put one in, but I'm not sure which one was intended. --Kimslawson —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kimslawson (talkcontribs) 22:42, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

other covers[edit]

The Shane MacGowan and Sonique versions as separate sections seem out of proportion in regards to their importance among the many more notable covers listed. 22yearswothanks (talk) 20:04, 12 January 2012 (UTC)22yearswothanks (talk) 20:58, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Should covers that are neither influential like the original or charted like Creedence Clearwater Revival's rendition that reached #58 be limited to just a a list of covers? The other minor versions come off as fan pages instead of rising to the level of belonging in an encyclopedia.22yearswothanks (talk) 17:57, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

Clean up[edit]

Proposal to only include the info boxes for the major versions of the song as defined as either being the original that influenced other artists or that made the charts. Move the info for the others to the list of covers and any addition trivia to those artists pages. Therefore details would be left for Screaming Jay Hawkins's original and the Creedence Clearwater Revivial version for charting at #58. The Shane MacGowan listing with Johnny Depp as a musician would therefore be moved to the Shane MacGowan page. Further cleanup could be to reduce the number of covers. Its impractical to list every cover for a song on Wikipedia since some more well known songs have thousands of covers.22yearswothanks (talk) 03:10, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

The article was overly long taking the focus away from the subject of the article. Covers of I Put a Spell on You that did not have research showing they were of encyclopedic value have been pruned from this article. If any versions are felt to have been dropped in error, please provide documentation such as chart position, major awards granted or awards they were nominated for. There is a rewritten version of the Shane & Friends version left if evidence to show that this was more than a fan page.22yearswothanks (talk) 02:19, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

As there has been no objection on the talk page, this article will be cleaned up again to include only notable versions instead of a list of every time the song has been played in concert or had a non charting or version. A check of iTunes for a rough estimate of how many versions has over 800 showing up so listing all of them is not practical or desirable. This is to refocus the article to not be so cluttered and allow users to find information on the song instead of this becoming a fan page. 22yearswothanks (talk) 17:33, 30 August 2013 (UTC)