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Popular Music: The Podcast

Oct 28, 2019

Are you ready to do the MONSTER MASH? Only if you’re GIVE DRACULA ROYALTIEEESSSS BWA HAHA! That’s right, Popettes. For this very special Halloween week episode, we’re finally covering Bobby Pickett’s signature Halloween hit, “Monster Mash.” We say “signature” because you may not realize that he wrote an entire ALBUM of Halloween bops in 1962 and this song is just one of those songs! He was the original Kim Petras! Find out why Dracula wants royalties from Bobby (Boris) Pickett’s monster and hear all about how the BBC banned this song when it was first released because it was “too morbid.” 


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This week's Spotify Mix:






Additional Recommendations:

Bobby Pickett - “Transylvania Twist”

Bobby Pickett - “Skully Gully”

Bobby Pickett - “Wolfbane”

Bobby Pickett - “Monster Rap”

Bobby Pickett - “Monsters Holiday”

The Police - “Every Breath You Take”

The Everly Brothers - “All I Have To Do Is Dream”

The Drifters - “This Magic Moment”



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