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Behind The Meme: Spooky Scary Skeletons

Spooky Scary Skeletons is originally a song written and performed by Andrew Gold, intended to be a Halloween song for children. The song was released on August 20th 1996, on Gold’s Halloween themed album titled Halloween Howls.

The emergence of Spooky Scary Skeletons as a meme is credited to YouTuber JimmyWilson01, when he put Gold’s song over a Disney short animation called The Skeleton Dance. JimmyWilson01’s video released in 2010 has gained over 14 million views as of October 2017. This video was the launching point of the meme, and it led to other videos such as the dubstep remix of the song by music producers The Living Tombstone, and YouTuber Jontron’s reaction video, which spread the meme and increased its popularity. Remixes and the original version of the song have been used in Minecraft and Five Nights at Freddie’s videos, both have huge fandoms with millions of fans.

Later on in Spooky Scary Skeleton’s development, memes in the form of pictures emerged and were shared through forums and social media sites such as Facebook, and this resulted in its exposure to the masses, although it’s still one of the more obscure memes.

Halloween is a spooky time of year, so what better way is there to send shivers down your spine than to emerge yourself with Spooky Scary Skeletons?!

Written By: India-Lynn Upshaw-Ruffner


Spooky scary skeletons
Send shivers down your spine
Shrieking skulls will shock your soul
Seal your doom tonight
Spooky scary skeletons
Speak with such a screech
You’ll shake and shudder in surprise
When you hear these zombies shriek
We’re so sorry skeletons
You’re so misunderstood
You only want to socialize
But I don’t think we should
Cause spooky scary skeletons
Shout startling shrilly screams
They’ll sneak from their sarcophagus
And just won’t leave you be

Spirits supernatural
Are shy what’s all the fuss
But bags of bones seem so unsafe
It’s semi-serious!
Spooky scary skeletons
Are silly all the same
They’ll smile and scrabble slowly by
And drive you so insane
Sticks and stones will break your bones
They seldom let you snooze
Spooky scary skeletons
Will wake you with a boo!

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