The Theme Song

 

     You either love it, or you hate it. Some consider the theme the funniest part of the movie. Others really enjoy its Hernando's Hideaway Latin beat. Some truly dispise the song. But you have to admit, the theme song has made its place in movie history.

 

     The Blob theme song was a last minute substitution for another theme song. Although credited to The Five Blobs, the theme song is really only performed by one person (Bernie Knee) and overdubbed to make him sound like a group (Source). The theme song was written by the songwriting duo of Burt Bacharach and Mack David, brother of Bacharach's long-time collaborator Hal David.

 

     The song was released in as a single in 1958 and made the top 40 nationwide, top 10 in LA (information provided by GraceysGuest from the doombuggies.com message board). This marks it as one of Bacharach's earliest hits.

 

     For those who have asked, here are the words:

 

     Beware of The Blob!
     It creeps, and leaps, and glides and slides,
     Across the floor, right through the door
     And all around the wall.
     A splotch, a blotch,
     Be careful of The Blob!