Dragula (song)

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Rob Zombie Dragula.jpg
Single by Rob Zombie
from the album Hellbilly Deluxe
  • "Super Monster Sex Action",
  • "Halloween (She Get So Mean)"
ReleasedAugust 24, 1998
FormatCD single,
Recorded1998 at Chop Shop Hollywood, CA
GenreIndustrial metal[1]
Songwriter(s)Rob Zombie
Scott Humphrey
Producer(s)Rob Zombie
Scott Humphrey
Rob Zombie singles chronology
"Living Dead Girl"

"Dragula" is a song co-written and recorded by American rock musician Rob Zombie. It was released in August 1998 as the lead single from his solo debut Hellbilly Deluxe. Since its release it has become Zombie's most recognizable song as a solo artist. It is also his best-selling song, and had sold over 717,000 copies in the U.S. by 2010.[2] The song is based on the drag racer "DRAG-U-LA" from the sitcom The Munsters.

The audio clip "superstition, fear and jealousy" at the beginning of the song is from the film Horror Hotel, and is spoken by Christopher Lee.

The song also appears on Rob Zombie's Past, Present & Future, the greatest hits album The Best of Rob Zombie. The original single included a big beat remix of the song by Charlie Clouser, entitled the "Hot Rod Herman" remix (in reference to the Munsters episode), which is contained on American Made Music to Strip By (under the name Si Non Oscillas, Noli Tintinnare Mix). Additionally, it appeared on the soundtracks for video games, films and TV shows.

Background and writing[edit]

Zombie told Billboard magazine that the title came from the name of Grandpa Munster's eponymous dragster DRAG-U-LA on The Munsters. He goes on to say that it "was a classic show with great comic characters. Strangely enough, 'Dragula' was one of the last songs finished for the record. It fell together really fast and worked, but it could just as easily not [have] been on the record."[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video shows Rob Zombie driving a car that resembles the Munster Koach (not the actual Dragula racing car) with various shots of the band members and different scenes from movies, e.g. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at the beginning of the video and the killer robot from the old movie chapter serial The Phantom Creeps. It achieved heavy rotation on MTV following the huge success of the album. The video also appears in the film Idle Hands.



The song was covered by Mitchell Sigman for The Electro-Industrial Tribute to Rob Zombie in 2002. It was also covered by gothic metalcore band Motionless in White in 2009 and electronic rock band Crosses for the album Mondo Sex Head in 2012.


Additional personnel[edit]


Chart (1998-99) Peak
Canada Rock/Alternative 30 (RPM) 1
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 44
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 6
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 27
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 16

In popular culture[edit]


  1. ^ Kaufman, Gil (July 31, 1998). "Rob Zombie Solo Debut Is Monstrous". MTV. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  2. ^ Chart Watch Extra: Halloween's Greatest Hits - Chart Watch
  3. ^ Billboard, November 21, 1998 - Vol. 110, No. 47, Page 81.
  4. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133093/soundtrack

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