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The theme for the 1964 TV series The Addams Family was written and arranged by longtime Hollywood film and television composer Vic Mizzy. The song's arrangement was dominated by a harpsichord and a bass clarinet, and featured finger-snaps as percussive accompaniment. Actor Ted Cassidy, reprising his "Lurch" voice, punctuated the lyrics with the words "neat", "sweet", and "petite". Mizzy's theme was popular enough to enjoy a single release, though it failed to make the national charts.
- Addams Groove - a single performed by hip-hop artist Hammer that was released as the theme song to the 1991 film The Addams Family.
- Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All) - a single by goth metal band Type O Negative that includes a short reference of the theme.
The song has become popular as a staple of the Addams Family. It is referenced in other media prominently, especially in the 2022 series Wednesday. In the series, the code to enter the sanctum of the secret society of the Nightshades is to snap twice (similar to how snapping twice is part of the song). Christina Aguilera recorded her own version of the song for The Addams Family 2 soundtrack in 2021.
- McLellan, Dennis (October 20, 2009). "Vic Mizzy dies at 93; film and TV composer wrote 'Addams Family' theme song". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
- "Megan Thee Stallion and Snoop Dogg join 'The Addams Family 2' soundtrack". NME. September 28, 2021. Retrieved October 13, 2021.
- on YouTube from the original television series.
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- Vic Mizzy, His Orchestra And Chorus - Discography at 45cat.com
- The Addams Family Theme at Discogs (list of releases)