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"Spooky Scary Skeletons"
Song by Andrew Gold
from the album Halloween Howls: Fun & Scary Music
Released1996 (1996)
LabelMusic for Little People
Songwriter(s)Andrew Gold
Producer(s)Andrew Gold

Spooky Scary Skeletons is a 1996 Halloween song by Andrew Gold. It is the most well known of the songs from Gold's album Halloween Howls.

In 2010, the song was uploaded to YouTube by Three Ply Chord. As of 24 March 2019, it has been seen over 27 million times.[1] An extended dance mix of the song has had over 84 million views.[2]

Thanks to the numerous YouTube videos and various remixes, the song has became increasingly popular, with the band Red Hot Chili Peppers even doing a version of it at a live Halloween performance.[3] Forbes listed "Spooky Scary Skeletons" fourth in their top 20 list of Halloween songs.[4]

"Spooky Scary Skeletons" is now considered an anthem of the spooky internet subculture.[2]


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  1. Three Ply Chord (2010-05-05), Spooky Scary Skeletons, retrieved 2019-03-24
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ohlheiser, Abby (18 October 2018). "A short guide to spooky culture, the Internet's Halloween refuge from a scary real world". Washington Post. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  3. "Red Hot Chili Peppers surprise school with costumed Halloween performance - National | Globalnews.ca". globalnews.ca. 2018-11-01. Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  4. Gibbs, Adrienne. "Top 20 Halloween Songs On YouTube". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-03-24.