|Monster Mash, by Bobby (Boris) Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers|
The ‘Monster Mash’ is a fun song co-written by Bobby “Boris” Pickett and Leonard Capizzi, in 1962. After every major record label turned the song down, Gary S. Paxton’s, of Garpax Records, decided to produce it. The song reached the #1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on October 20, 1962, remained #1 for two weeks, and sold a million copies that year!
In 1973 it hit #3 on the UK Singles Chart and sold a million copies again!
Not bad for a one-hit-wonder!
As a matter of fact, it has been considered a Halloween favorite every year since its release 50+ years ago.
Can you guess how the “Monster Mash” got its name?
A few dances were popular at the time of its release, the “Twist” and the “Mashed Potato” were two of them, and they inspired the name of the song.
If you would like to sing along to this song, you can find the lyrics here.
The video below is a fun, kid-friendly cartoon version of the song.
Wikipedia: Monster Mash
Wikipedia: Bobby Pickett
YouTube: Learn How To Do The Monster Mash 12:59
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