Bobby Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers Monster Mash hits #1 (1962)
“Monster Mash” is a 1962 novelty song by Bobby “Boris” Pickett. The “Monster Mash” single was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart just before Halloween. It has been a Halloween favourite ever since! The song was recorded with a number of musicians, credited as “The Crypt-Kickers”. The producers made extensive use of sound effects in the recording – did you know, the sound of a coffin opening was imitated by a rusty nail being pulled out of a board?