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'Monster Mash': Which is YOUR favorite cover?

Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s 1962 novelty song “Monster Mash” may have lost some of the humor since it first became a graveyard smash decades ago. Yet, everyone knows the song and can at least recite the chorus by memory (even if they won’t admit it). To celebrate Halloween – the one day when it’s only kind of corny to play the tune – we went out and collected some of the many “Monster Mash” covers recorded over the years. In addition to Vincent Price’s version (in the clip below, following a scene from the movie Monster Club), after the jump we’ve included a version by the Misfits (sadly, latter-day, sans-Danzig), a little mashing en espanol, courtesy of Lost Acapulco, the art-school freakishly cool Dog Doo-Da Band, and (our favorite) Bobby Brown and Mike Tyson’s duet version on Jimmy Kimmel. Any good ones we missed (please don’t say the lame “Monster Hash” covers, originally done by the Toyees)? Which is your favorite version? Any other good Halloween carols? BOO-yah?

The Misfits

Lost Acapulco

Que mounstros son - Los acapulco

Mike Tyson and Bobby Brown

The Bad Manners

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band

Zombina and the Skeletons

Some kid in Misfits makeup who just learned bar chords

Potsie, Richie, and Ralph

Originally posted October 31 2008 — 3:12 PM EDT

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