Huey Lewis & The News were at the height of their popularity when the single “Doing It All For My Baby” was released in 1987. Being the decade of Mtv, there had to be an accompanying music video. With the Halloween season starting, what better video to kick things off than this one featuring characters from Universal’s classic horror movies. The set design, effects, and costumes are fantastic and will get you into the Halloween mood.
With Halloween getting nearer I find that after getting off work I’ll normally crash in front of the record player and listen to some vintage Halloween audio treats. On 1988’s Elvira Presents: Haunted Hits there is wonderful selection of songs ranging from the “Monster Mash” by Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers to “I Was a Teenage Werewolf” by the Cramps.
While I didn’t pick up the record originally in 1988, it was probably about ten years later when I added it to my collection it was the first time I heard Jumpin’ Gene Simmons’ 1964 hit novelty song “Haunted House”.
Jumpin’ Gene Simmons got his start at Sun Records back in 1958, he was actually the opening act for a little known singer named Elvis Presley. Simmons’ only top 40 hit was his cover of “Haunted House” which was in fact originally recorded by Johnny Fuller in 1958.