Monster Mash

Tis’ the season and the radio is already play “Movster Mash” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett.

“Monster Mash” is a 1962 novelty song and the best-known 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 #1 on the Hot 100 chart on October 20–27 of that year, just before Halloween. It has been a perennial holiday favorite ever since. It was on the top 50 in November of 2014. (From Wikipedia)

Just like Christmad songs in November and December, whenever I hear this song in October, I know Halloween is coming up soon.

And once you hear, the song is a little music earwig that sticks with you.

Here are the lyrics… Just in case you want to sing along.

Monster Mash

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
From my laboratory in the castle east

To the master bedroom where the vampires feast

The ghouls all came from their humble abodes

To get a jolt from my electrodes
They did the mash

They did the monster mash

The monster mash

It was a graveyard smash

They did the mash

It caught on in a flash

They did the mash

They did the monster mash
The zombies were having fun

The party had just begun

The guests included Wolf Man

Dracula and his son
The scene was rockin’, all were digging the sounds

Igor on chains, backed by his baying hounds

The coffin-bangers were about to arrive

With their vocal group, “The Crypt-Kicker Five”
They played the mash

They played the monster mash

The monster mash

It was a graveyard smash

They played the mash

It caught on in a flash

They played the mash

They played the monster mash
Out from his coffin, Drac’s voice did ring

Seems he was troubled by just one thing

He opened the lid and shook his fist

And said, “Whatever happened to my Transylvania twist”
It’s now the mash

It’s now the monster mash

The monster mash

And it’s a graveyard smash

It’s now the mash

It’s caught on in a flash

It’s now the mash

It’s now the monster mash
Now everything’s cool, Drac’s a part of the band

And my monster mash is the hit of the land

For you, the living, this mash was meant too

When you get to my door, tell them Boris sent you
Then you can mash

Then you can monster mash

The monster mash

And do my graveyard smash

Then you can mash

You’ll catch on in a flash

Then you can mash

Then you can monster mash

Writer/s: CAPIZZI, LEONARD / PICKETT, BOBBY

Publisher: Reservoir One Music, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC

Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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