Movie Music

King Kong Song: 10 Songs for the Giant Ape's 80th Anniversary

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10. The Jimmy Castor Bunch, "King Kong" For this classic funk track, the Jimmy Castor Bunch retell the King Kong story mostly literally, but the track is fun for its bouncing bass line.

9. Bobby Pickett and Peter Ferrara, "King Kong (Your Song)" Bobby ("Boris") Pickett didn't do much that people remember aside from "Monster Mash," but that didn't stop him from recording other great novelty tracks about movie monsters, including this one about Kong that has a nice funky swagger.

8. Bow Wow Wow, "King Kong" The bizarre British pop group responsible for "I Want Candy" also recorded this track during the same sessions, about a King Kong who eats all your money. I'm sure that's a metaphor for something, but don't ask me what for.

7. Jibbs feat. Chamillionaire, "King Kong" Proving Kong has even infiltrated rap culture, Jibbs put out this 2006 single with Houston's own Chamillionaire. I'm not sure what having King Kong in your trunk means, but it sounds like a good boast anyway.

6. Gorilla Zoe, "King Kong" And, of course, a rapper with a simian monicker would compare himself to King Kong.

5. The Kinks, "King Kong" Perhaps proof of the Kinks' creative genius, this rocking tune about Kong was originally a B-side, but it's still a killer track from their Arthur era.

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