For many of us, every Halloween is signified by that one song we hear at least once every spooky harvest season. No matter what the neighborhood ghouls and goblins get into, few songs are as much of a rite of passage, hallmark and staple as Bobby "Boris" Pickett's "Monster Mash." Ubiquitous within the Halloween season, it seems to be mandated by law to appear in every "Halloween-episode" of every sitcom committed to tape, we as a society almost take for granted that "Monster Mash" will always be there. Whether you love it or hate Halloween (that venn diagram doesn't really seem to really intersect) chances are all you might know of the "Monster Mash" is #1 it's a graveyard smash and #2 it caught on in a flash. That's why I'd like to take a moment away from costume shopping to really examine why the "Mash" has managed to trick and treat listeners for over 50 years.
YouTube Screen Capture Clip from a Monster Mash (Reenactment)