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Yes, I am talking about the halloween song with the same name.
I read no question is too silly so I will ask, what is the mash? Really, I realize sometimes songs don't make much sense, but why mash and not mush or mesh?
Bobby "Boris" Pickett - Monster Mash Lyrics
Mashed Potato - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The "mashed potato" or "mash" was a type of dance popular in the 60s and various songs and dance crazes were based on it.
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There was an annoying trend in the 1960s to make a "dance" out of almost any word, phrase or current popular TV/movie character. Even if there were no actual unique dance moves involved, it sold records to have, for example, "Lurch" from The Addams Family record a novelty song called "Do the Lurch."