Hallowe’en is too busy begging strangers for candy and appeasing the dead to have developed a huge musical tradition like that other holiday with the cherubs and the tinsel and stuff. It has one song, and it’s a legend.
Here’s a playlist of 14 versions of Monster Mash. Let’s dance.
- Bobby Pickett does the Monster Mash on American Bandstand and there was much rejoicing.
- The Misfits play the Monster Mash as a balls-out rock song. Wait. Igor, whose balls are these?
- 8-Bit Universe makes it gloriously chippy with Monster Mash 8-Bit Remix.
- Kelly Ruth has a Monster Mash to perform and a few names to cross off her list.
- Pop-punk Monster Mash courtesy of Jonathan Young.
- Dreamy five-part vocal harmony group The Overtones deliver the Monster Mash with roses.
- In an alternate universe the Monster Mash is by Bailey Pelkman, accompanied by guitar and sweetness.
- Kill Effect proves that the Monster Mash can dance hard without spilling its beer.
- Footage from Boris Karloff’s Black Sabbath (1963) artfully cut to Bobby Pickett’s Monster Mash.
- If there is a more poptacular Monster Mash than this one by Only the Young, I didn’t find it.
- Unexpectedly satirical Monster Mash by Vincent Price. VINCENT PRICE SINGS THE MONSTER MASH.
- Gummibär lends his distinctive vocals and international following to a very on-brand Monster Mash.
- Pink Skulls gives Monster Mash the classic guitar band treatment.
- Mannheim Steamroller gets down with the Monster Mash and it’s magical.