September 10: Monster Mash & Maniac

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On this day in 1962, the BBC banned this song because it was too spooky -- but it became a smash hit that's still heard at Halloween parties every year.

Also on this day, in 1983, this song started its two-week run at #1 on the charts -- it was sung by a name you might not remember. Hint: Before his big hit, he was a guitarist for Stevie Wonder. Does that help?