“Spooky” was originally an instrumental song performed by saxophonist Mike Sharpe (Shapiro), written by Shapiro and Harry Middlebrooks Jr, which first charted in 1967 hitting No. 57 on the US pop charts. Its best-known version was created by James Cobb and producer Buddy Buie for the group Classics IV when they added lyrics about a “spooky little girl”. The vocalist was Dennis Yost.The song is noted for its eerie whistling sound effect depicting the spooky little girl. It has become a Halloween favorite.In 1968, the vocal version reached No. 3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and No. 46 in the UK.