"Spellbound" is a song recorded by British rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees in 1981. The track was written by the Banshees and co-produced with Nigel Gray. It was the first single released from the Banshees' fourth album Juju.

The Guardian hailed it as a "pop marvel".[1]

Johnny Marr, of The Smiths, stated on BBC Radio 2 in February 2008 that he rated guitarist John McGeoch highly for his work on "Spellbound". Marr said:

It's so clever. He's got this really good picky thing going on which is very un-rock'n'roll and this actual tune he's playing is really quite mysterious."[2]

In 2006, Mojo honoured John McGeoch by rating him in their list of "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" for his work on "Spellbound".[3]

The single peaked at number 22 on the UK singles chart in 1981. The 12-inch extended version of the song appeared on compact disc on the 2006 remastered version of Juju.

On the HBO series True Blood, the song appears in the end credits to the fourth season episode of the same name.


Chart (1981) Peak


U.K. Singles Chart 22
U.S. Club Play Singles 64
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