31 Songs Of Halloween: The Raveonettes: My Boyfriend's Back

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  • 8.10.16

My Boyfriend's Back - the song - originated as a different song with a totally different meaning, written by Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein and Richard Gottehrer and recorded for the first time by the girl group, The Angels, in 1963. In the song the narrator warns an admirer/stalker of hers to back off, since her boyfriend is back in town, but since the 1993 horror-comedy film of the same name which was formerly titled Johnny Zombie and directly referred to The Angels' hit, the song got a whole other meaning.

Among the many times the song had been covered in various styles and genres is The Raveonettes' version, which was included in the excellent soundtrack for the video game Stubbs The Zombie, alongside indie greats like Ben Kweller, The Dandy Warhols, The Flaming Lips, Death Cab For Cutie, The Walkmen, Cake and more, all of which do covers of hits from the fifties and the sixties.

See the other entries in 31 Songs Of Halloween 2016


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