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|Single by Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers|
|from the album The Original Monster Mash|
|B-side||"Monsters' Mash Party"|
|Released||August 25, 1962|
|Songwriter(s)||Bobby Pickett and Leonard L. Capizzi|
|Producer(s)||Gary S. Paxton|
The sample shows Pickett's Bela Lugosi impression and his Boris Karloff voice style which was the inspiration for the song.
"Monster Mash" is a 1962 novelty song by Bobby "Boris" Pickett. The song was released as a single on Gary S. Paxton's Garpax Records label in August 1962 along with a full-length LP called The Original Monster Mash, which contained several other monster-themed tunes. The "Monster Mash" single was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on October 20–27 of that year, just before Halloween. It has been a perennial Halloween favorite ever since.
Some might suggest that music inspired by All Hallows' Eve begins with Bobby "Boris" Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers's whimsical 1962 rock 'n' roll novelty number "Monster Mash"..