Archive | October 29, 2019

SciFi SongFest, Songs 313-318


Okay, again not strictly science fiction, but it’s only two more days till Hallowe’en and our grand finale, and these offerings seem appropriate to the season:

The Addams Family and Munsters tv shows premiered the same year, and in fact the same week.

It’s clear which one was better, of course. I mean, just look at Carolyn Jones’s and John Astin’s expressions in the Addams Family opening. Worth the price of admission right there.

313. Jack Marshall, “Munsters Theme” (1964):

There were actually lyrics, but they were never used on the show:

314. Vic Mizzy, “Addams Family Theme” (1964):

Some more Addams Family songs from later incarnations of the franchise:

315. Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Mark Shaiman (sung by Raul Julia and Christopher Lloyd), “Mamushka” (from the 1991 Addams Family movie):

And there’s another, unused version with more lyrics:

316. Christina Aguilera, “Haunted Heart” (from the 2019 Addams Family movie):

317. Buddy Baker, “Grim Grinning Ghosts” (1969):

Not Munsters or Addams Family related, but in the same spirit – the theme song from Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion ride:

318. Randy Newman (composer) and Keith David (performer), “Friends on the Other Side” (2009):

And this, from the movie The Princess and the Frog:

(If it doesn’t let you watch it here, just click through to watch it on YouTube.)

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