Spooky Scary Skeletons

Spooky Scary Skeletons

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Updated Jan 30, 2023 at 06:58PM EST by anonymous.

Added Aug 19, 2015 at 12:03AM EDT by Synge.

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"Spooky Scary Skeletons" is the name of a children's Halloween song written and preformed by Andrew Gold. Online, the song is primarily associated with the skeleton culture and often used as background music in skeleton-themed memes like 2spooky and Mr. Bones' Wild Ride.

Origin

On August 20th, 1996, musician Andrew Gold released the children's song "Spooky Scary Skeletons" on the Halloween themed album Halloween Howls. Years later on October 20th, 2007, animator Nathan "ZekeySpaceyLizard" Malone uploaded an animated music video for the yearly Newgrounds Halloween contest set to a remix of the original song by musician RED.M. As of January 2023 it has accumulated over 130,000 views.[1] It was posted to Youtube on February 1st, 2008. (shown below) and has accumulated over 260,000 views as of January 2023.[2]



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On May 5th, 2010, YouTuber JimmyWilson01 uploaded a video of the 1929 Disney short film The Skeleton Dance with "Spooky Scary Skeletons" edited in to play in the background (shown below). As of August 2015 the video has over 5.3 million views.[3]



On October 3rd, 2012, YouTuber 47drift uploaded a video entitled "/v/ Sings – Spooky, Scary Skeletons" which had been previously recorded through a 4chan singing thread (shown below, left).[4] On October 27th, 2013 YouTuber White Void JoJo uploaded a looped clip from a JonTron video in which "Spooky Scary Skeletons" briefly plays, and edited a longer version of the song onto the clip (shown below, right).[5]



On October 31st, 2013, electronic music producer The Living Tombstone uploaded a dubstep remix of the original song (shown below, left).[6] The following year, YouTuber Nyanners uploaded a cover of the song (shown below, right).[7]



The Living Tombstone's remix has also been used in various other animation videos, specifically those within the Minecraft and Five Nights at Freddy's fandoms, with the most viewed from each having over 1.8 million and 2.8 million views respectively (both shown below).[8][9]



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SHANE PLAYED "SPOOKY SCARYSKELETONS HE'S GONE NOW quickmeme.co Finding a mod for skyrim that plays spooky scary skeletons whenever you're fighting a skeleton XVO.COM


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