Halloween Songs: Monster Mash

Monster Mash is a Halloween song that has continued to be a hit since its release in 1962. One night while Bobby “Boris” Pickett was performing with his band, he decided to do a monologue imitation of horror movie actor Boris Karloff to the song “Little Darlin” by the Diamonds.   The monologue was such an Read More

The Purple People Eater

“The Purple People Eater” tells how a strange creature descends to Earth because it wants to be in a rock ‘n’ roll band. The creature is described as a “one-eyed, one-horned, flying, purple people eater” The song was written and performed by Sheb Wooley and is classified as a novelty song.  The premise of the Read More

Behind the Song: Thriller

Michael Jackson was the top artists of the day when he released his pop song with a horror theme.  Few songs had been written of such a theme, or were primarily for the holiday of Halloween. However, Thriller had lasting power beyond the theme of Halloween. The song was written by Rod Temperton. Jackson and Read More