Yes, There Was a Sequel to “The Monster Mash”

This has to be the ultimate one-hit-wonder. “The Monster Mash” from Bobby “Boris” Pickett was first released on August 25, 1962, and has been resurrected for each of the 54 years since. I’d imagine (hope!) that Mr. Pickett and his estate (he died in 2007 as the result of leukemia) has made a good buck on the original recording and its many covers.

In the highly unlikely event you’ve never heard the song, it goes like this:

What’s less known is that Bobby tried–and failed–to follow up this hit with some sequels. For example, that Christmas, Bobby returned with “Monster’s Holiday.”

A year after “The Monster Mash” was released, Bobby returned with this.

And in 1989, there was this.

Thanks to Chartattack for bringing this to our attention.


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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