"Spooky Scary Skeletons" Dance Trend

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Wondering why everyone is dancing with spooky scary skeletons on TikTok? TikTokMerch – home of the greatest TikTok stickers – has the origin story to the trend.

Before getting into the TikTok trend, first you need to know the song. The original "Spooky Scary Skeletons" song was released by Andrew Gold on his Halloween Howls album in 1996.

Spooky scary skeletons
Send shivers down your spine
Shrieking skulls will shock your soul
Seal your doom tonight

However, the version of the song that's heard most often is a remix. It's sometimes paired with the dancing pumpkin man – another Halloween classic.

In September 2019, right as the spooky season started getting underway, TikToker @minecrafter2011 uploaded a dance video to the song. With thHis original creation instantly caught on, as it became the (un)official dance of Halloween on TikTok this year. It has over 5 million likes!

Obsessed with @minecrafter2011's creations and wondering "how do I do the spooky scary skeletons dance"? Thankfully, YouTuber and dancer Laurie Elle made a tutorial, and it's already at nearly a million views. You're not alone!

Think you understand how to do the "Spooky Scary Skeletons" dance now? Then you might be a fan of TikTokMerch's exclusive TikTok trend merch and stickers!

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