"I Put a Spell on You" is a 1956 song written by Screamin' Jay Hawkins, whose recording was selected as one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. Hawkins had originally intended to record the tune as a refined love song, a blues ballad. He reported, however, that the producer "brought in ribs and chicken and got everybody drunk, and we came out with this weird version. Before, I was just a normal blues singer. I was just Jay Hawkins. I found out I could do more destroying a song and screaming it to death". The song became a quick success, despite being banned by some stores and radio stations.