Oct 31, 2012
The biggest Halloween song in history, "Monster Mash" has been recorded and released by numerous recording artists over the last 50 years.
Aspiring Hollywood actor Bobby "Boris" Pickett created the song's world famous monologue in imitation of horror movie megastar Boris Karloff.
Pickett wrote "Monster Mash" and recorded it with Gary Paxton, Leon Russell, Johnny McCrae, Rickie Page, and Terry Berg, known as The Crypt-Kickers. The smash single was produced by Gary Paxton.
"A GRAVEYARD SMASH!"
Not only was the song a viral sensation in 1962, the dance craze inspired by "Monster Mash" got everyone onto dance floors around the world.
On the 50th anniversary of "Monster Mash," the monster Halloween hit can be heard playing across the planet today.
The spooky cultural phenomenon is STILL a graveyard smash, which can be enjoyed in the following cool music video.
"Monster Mash" 50th Anniversary