#19 – Thurl Ravenscroft – “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch” – (1966)

Thurl Ravenscroft. Yes, he has one of the most awesome names ever. The lyrics to this song are great: “Your soul is an appalling dump heap overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment of deplorable rubbish imaginable… mangled up in tangled up knots.” Then again, what has Dr. Seuss written that isn’t perfectly worded?

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas is fairly classic in and of itself, but it’s songs really stand out – There is “Welcome Christmas,” performed by the whatever the current studio chorus was at the time, although I generally see it credited to Boris Karloff.
I think the link for Welcome Christmas might be to a slightly different than the original version that I’m familiar with, but I can’t tell.