‘The Monster Mash’: At 55, It’s Still A Graveyard Smash

This article 1st appeared in Booming Encore

If you’re a Baby Boomer and you have a favorite Halloween song, chances are that tune is the self-proclaimed graveyard smash “The Monster Mash.”

Of course, in the 55 years since it was first released, Halloween enthusiasts and music fans of all generations have learned to love the creepily classic performance of Bobby “Boris” Pickett, the Coffin Bangers, and their vocal group The Crypt-Kicker Five.

So just how popular is “The Monster Mash,” which has been labeled the national anthem of Halloween?

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