You’ll need some songs for your Halloween party or your monster movie marathon, or even a Frankenstein double feature party. Regardless of the reason, we’ve got the Frankenstein hits for you. Not as many songs were written about Dr. Frankenstein’s monster, compared with ghosts and other creatures. But we were able to assemble a list of the 10 best hits on the subject of the infamous Universal Monster. Here are the top 10 songs about Frankenstein:
1 – Frankenstein (Instrumental) by Edgar Winter Group was a #1 hit in 1973, and first was featured in quadraphonic stereo. It’s an instrumental song with lots of synthesizer, bass. and a few lasers in the riff. It tops our Frankenstein song list.
2 – Teenage Frankenstein by Alice Cooper, from the 1986 CD Constrictor, Alice never disappoints when it comes to monster-themed hit songs.
I’m a teenage Frankenstein, The local freak with the twisted mind
I’m a teenage Frankenstein; These ain’t my hands, and these legs ain’t mine
3 – Over at the Frankenstein Place written by Richard O’Brien for the Rocky Horror Picture Show Musical. He performed it both on stage and on the movie soundtrack.
4 – The Siege and Investiture of Baron von Frankenstein’s Castle at Weisseria (1988) by Blue Oyster Cult, from the Imaginos CD. BOC is another band who’ve written many monster-themed songs.
Imagine he was me and I was called Frankenstein
5 – Weird Science by Oingo Boingo from the soundtrack to the “Weird Science” movie about a hot female Frankenstein assembled by two high school boys.
6 – Monster Mash by Boris Pickett, a big hit in 1962
For my monster from his slab, began to rise, And suddenly to my surprise
He did the mash, he did the monster mash
7 – Crown of Creation by Jefferson Airplane
8 – Purple People Eater (1958) by Sheb Whooley
9 – Frankie Frankenstein (1959) performed by the Crickets (aka Ivan), post Buddy Holly days. The song is about a guy who agrees to a blind date, but the guy fears she’s going to look like a Frankenstein monster. She turns out to be a knock-out. He’s gonna marry Frankenstein.
10 – Monster is Loose by Meat Loaf, from the album “Bat Out of Hell III”
I was falling apart at the seams,
Holding my breath just to breathe, Tasted the sting of my tears
… The monster is loose and now, you know the truth
Bonus tracks for Dr. Victor Frankenstein: Created a Monster by B.o.B.
Doctor Doctor by UFO from the 1974 “Phenomenon” album.
Victor by Blondie
And for the Bride of Frankenstein: Phantom Bride by Erasure
Dr. Frankenstein’s creature lives on in song. From Mary Shelley’s book in 1818 to hit songs today, the creature has endured. Now you’re prepped for your next Monster-themed party.
For more monster hit songs, check out:
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Top 40 Songs about Ghosts
Top 10 Horror Movie Soundtracks