Back in 1978, Steve Martin released the classic joke hit that is “King Tut”, a masterpiece to rival the pyramids themselves, to be sure. Originally performed on SNL, the song reached number 17 in the charts and can be found on Martin’s comedy album A Wild And Crazy Guy. The novelty song may be irresistible but it works best when coupled with Martin’s funky dance moves.
When it comes to fun Halloween-friendly tunes, you can’t do much better than “Monster Mash”, Bobby Pickett‘s goofy and ghoulish 60’s hit. Not only does it namedrop pretty much all the Universal Monsters but it tells a mad scientist story and includes a Bela Lugosi impression. The song was covered many times, The Misfits‘ take on it being particularly memorable, but it’s well worth watching Mr Pickett sing the song himself while making all sorts of crazy faces.