Netflix Hit 'Wednesday' Breaths New Life Into The Cramps' 'Goo Goo Muck'

2 December 2022 | 4:18 pm | Emma Whines

Will The Cramps follow in Kate Bush's footsteps and be the next Netflix-created hit?

The new Netflix series Wednesday has blown up since its release on November 23, and along with it, the iconic song, Goo Goo Muck by The Cramps. 

The new show follows main character Wednesday Addams, as she navigates her high school years and learns to hone her psychic gifts. The show is turning into a favourite of the year, and one particular scene in the show has become very popular, featuring Wednesday rocking out to the old Goo Goo tune. The video on YouTube showing the dance has reached 5 million views, and fans are starting to crack on to how fantastic the song is outside of the show. 

Originally, Goo Goo Muck was an obscure 1962 single written and recorded by Ronnie Cook And The Gaylords; however, in 1981, The Cramps covered it for their second studio album, Psychedelic Jungle, via I.R.S. Records and turned it into a classic. This version was also featured in the 1986 film Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, but it didn't quite stir up the type of hype they've been getting these last few weeks. With Goo Goo's feature in Wednesday, it's quickly becoming an adored favourite of an entirely new generation. A timeless song, despite its very distinctive 60s sound. 

In particular, the song is doing the rounds on TikTok, with die-hard fans attempting to copy the wild dance moves choreographed by Jenna Ortega (who plays Wednesday Addams). The extended cast of the show has also chimed in, with some admitting that it's their favourite scene of the season.

Fred Armisen, who plays Uncle Fester on the show, exclaims, "The Cramps!" when the scene comes on.

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Jenna Ortega and the cast of Wednesday react to the iconic Wednesday dance scene ft. the Goo Goo Muck song. #WednesdayNetflix

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Avid Netflix watchers are starting to wonder whether Goo Goo Muck will have a similar trajectory as Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill. The 1985 hit shot back up the charts after featuring in the popular Netflix show, Stranger Things, and has since topped over 100 millions steams.

Goo Goo Muck seems to be heading in the same direction with Netflix announcing that Wednesday has broken the record for the most hours viewed in a single week of any Netflix TV show ever, with over 341.2 million hours viewed. Particularly with the love that The Cramps' featured scene is getting, we won't be surprised if we see Goo Goo Muck quickly climbing the charts over the next few weeks.