The Cramps’ ‘Goo Goo Muck’ enjoys resurgence after ‘Wednesday’ inclusion
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The Cramps' 'Goo Goo Muck' enjoys resurgence after 'Wednesday' inclusion

The Addams Family spin-off Wednesday is currently the most popular show on Netflix. It tells the story of the titular daughter of Gomez and Morticia Addams as she navigates a new social setting at the school for outcasts, Nevermore Academy, and attempts to uncover a string of murders she is mysteriously connected to. 

The show has been a resounding success, with fans already anticipating the second season just two weeks after it premiered on the streaming service. 

There were many memorable moments on Wednesday, but the dance scene that features ‘Goo Goo Muck’ by The Cramps is the most talked-about. Here we see Wednesday deliver a goth-inspired dance for her love interest, Tyler. The scene has been so impactful that the song has had a 50-fold streaming surge in the US.

‘Goo Goo Muck’ is a highlight of The Cramps’ 1981 album Psychedelic Jungle, with it originally released by Ronnie Cook and The Gaylads in 1962. 

Per Billboardbefore the show’s premiere on November 23rd, The Cramps’ track sat at 2,500 daily on-demand streams in the US, and in the five days after, the figure multiplied over 5000%, reaching 134,000 daily US streams by November 28th. Presently, it has nearly 10 million streams.

Although ‘Goo Goo Muck’ is enjoying its most popular period to date, Jim Shaw, who owns the publishing rights to the song, claimed that the amount that Netflix licensed it for was “an average payment for TV use.”

Shaw acquired the rights in 2001, and was approached by the streaming service last year, with him expressing that the track’s resurgence is “a really amazing, fun little bonanza”.

Notably, Wednesday features a host of great music, with tracks from Beach House, The Rolling Stones, Metallica, and Dua Lipa, bringing the world of Wednesday Addams to life.