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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

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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

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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