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Monster Mash

"Monster Mash"
Bobby "Boris" Picket Monster Mash 7-inch US vinyl.jpg
Side A of the 7-inch U.S. vinyl single (1962)
Single by Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers
from the album The Original Monster Mash
B-side"Monsters' Mash Party"
ReleasedAugust 25, 1962
RecordedMay 1962
Genre
Length2:57
LabelGarpax (US)
London (UK)
Songwriter(s)Bobby Pickett and Leonard L. Capizzi
Producer(s)Gary S. Paxton
Audio sample
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.

  1. ^ Snyder, Michael (September 30, 2019). "Spooky, scary, and silly tunes". Marina Times. Retrieved October 9, 2019. 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"..