Is “Goo Goo Muck” the new “Running Up That Hill?” Could be.

When Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” was featured in an episode of Stranger Things earlier this year, it went viral on a global basis with streams rocketing up by more than 20,000% and earning her somewhere around US$3 million in 2022 alone. Metallica had a nice bump from Stranger Things, too.

The latest Netflix sensation is Wednesday, the Tim Burton project that’s a spin-off of The Addams Family. Ratings have actually eclipsed those of Stranger Things, meaning that any song featured in the series has a good chance of blowing up into something massive. First up is The Cramps’ version of “Goo Goo Muck,” which first appeared on their 1981 album, Psychedelic Jungle, and spread further on a 1984 compilation called Bad Music for Bad People.

The song–a cover of a song originally from Ronnie Cook and The Gaylads–is on the verge of exploding into something interesting. Ronnie (who is still with us) will be getting some nice royalty cheques. Sadly, Lux Interior is no longer with us (he died in 2009) but his wife of 37 years and bandmate, Poison Ivy, will benefit.

Get on board now, kids. Streaming of the song is already up substantially.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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