This weekend’s theme is around Fantastic Beasts and the Harry Potter spin-off of sorts comes to cinemas in two weeks. What better way to celebrate that than with a track of the day both from the film series but also all about fantastic beasts?
‘Do The Hippogriff’ was featured in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and was intended to show the audience what type of music wizards listen to. Far from the obvious muggle music that’s featured in the films, from ‘Boys will Be Boys’ by the The Ordinary Boys to Nick Cave’s ‘O’Children’, this song is by wizard rock group The Weird Sisters and is all about fantastic beasts dancing. During this scene, The Weird Sisters perform at the Yule Ball and are portrayed by real life rockstars Jarvis Cocker, Johnny Greenwood on guitar and more.
Move your body like a hairy trollLearning to rock and rollSpin around like a crazy ‘elfA’ Dancin’ by himselfI boogie down like a unicornNo stoppin’ till the break of dawnPut your hands up in the airLike an over just don’t care(Chorus)Can you dance the hipogriff?Ma ma ma, ma ma ma, ma ma maFlyin’ off from a cliffMa ma ma, ma ma ma, ma ma maSwooping down, to the groundMa ma ma, ma ma ma, ma ma maWheel around and around and around and aroundMa ma ma, ma ma ma, ma ma maMove around like a scary ghostSpooking himself the mostShake your booty like a boggart in painAgain and again and againGet it on like an angry specterWho’s definitely out to get ya’Stamp your feet like a leprechaunGettin’ it on, gettin’ it on( Chorus)Yeah, yeah, yeahOoh, come onMmm, you gotta move itLike a groovy creature,Creature of the nightYeah, that’s rightAh, a creature of the nightWell, do ya’ feel alright?Do ya’ feel alright?Ow!Yeah!Can you dance like a hippogriff?Ma ma ma, ma ma ma, ma ma ma
Rock isn’t the only type of music in the wizarding world however as Mrs Weasley is often seen listening to the more classical Celestina Warbeck. That said, Wizard Wrock as it’s called by muggles, is a big sensation among the fandom, with many forming Potter related bands such as Harry and The Potters and Draco and the Malfoys who sing about book themes. One song from the latter declares ‘”my dad is rich and your dad is dead”.
Let us know if you have any favourite wizarding music and answer us the important question: can you dance like a hippogriff?