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Bobby (Boris) Pickett & The Crypt Kickers, “Monster Mash”, 1962

According to the data mined by YouTube, over the last three years, “Monster Mash” saw an average increase of 40.9 times it’s normal daily views. In 1962, “Monster Mash” hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart just before Halloween.

It may not be the most scary Halloween song of all time, but it’s a classic. Because it’s not all that scary, it is also kid friendly which is always a plus for families looking to be festive and fun without all the fright.

"I was working in the lab, late one night When my eyes beheld an eerie sight For my monster from his slab, began to rise And suddenly to my surprise He did the mash, he did the monster mash The monster mash, it was a graveyard smash He did the mash, it caught on in a flash He did the mash, he did the monster mash"

“Monster Mash” came about after Bobby Pickett, who was an aspiring actor and in a band, did an imitation of a horror movie actor Boris Karloff during a performance. The audience went wild for the impersonation and it stuck. “Monster Mash” was written and recorded not long after.

There have been countless covers of “Monster Mash” but Bobby’s version is clearly the best!