Halloween Music History #9 (2015)

HALLOWEEN SONG #9:
“THE BLOB”
THE FIVE BLOBS, 1958


 

Burt Bacharach has written or co-written seven #1 songs. He’s also also written or co-written 29 top 10 hits and almost 70 Top 40’s…but one of those Top 40’s he might not want to admit…”The Blob” by the Five Blobs. It sounded like this….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG2-ccAEcWs<br><p>

Released in October, 1958–a great year for novelty records–it was also the theme song for the Steve McQueen movie of the same title. If you went to a theater to see “The Blob,” you were also treated to the classic movie, “I Married A Monster From Outer Space.” Anyway, “The Blob” by the Five Blobs is this writer’s choice as the #9 Halloween song of all time.
 
 Among the key reasons for its ranking is its uniqueness (Bacharach writing it) and its radio airplay  at Halloween time.

 The Five Blobs members were Bernie Nee, Bernie Nee, Bernie Nee, Bernie Nee and Bernie Nee. While they SOUNDED like five people singing “It creeps, it crawls,” it was actually Bernie Nee having himself dubbed over his own voice at least four times.

The Five Blobs’ only chart single was on the Columbia label.

For more on the movie “The Blob” at Wikipedia go to…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blob

P.S.
The seven #1 songs written or co-written by Burt Bacharach were “This Guy’s
In Love With You,” “Groovy Kind Of Love,” “That’s What Friends Are For,” “On My Own,” “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do).” “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head” and “(They Long To Be) Close To You.”

 

Preview YouTube video The Five Blobs – The Blob (Burt Bacharach and Mack David)

 NEXT, TOMORROW AT #8:
“Dinner was served for three at Dracula’s house
by the sea. The wolfman was there. The monster
was there. And the only normal person – – –
Was ME!”


 

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