Awesome Music: My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Let's be honest with ourselves: Every song in the series, BGM or otherwise, fits this category.

See also the Awesome Music from the fandom.

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Season 1

Season 2
  • Find A Pet, where Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash sing when trying to pick a pet for Rainbow Dash in "May the Best Pet Win!" (the first song of the season!) is a perfect blend of awesome, cute, and funny.
    • Being able to work in not just a few recognizable measures but a large bulk of "Ride of the Valkyries" is pretty impressive as well.
  • Episode 9 "Sweet and Elite" brings us the second song of the season "Becoming Popular (The Pony Everypony Should Know)" and it's beautiful, though that's to be expected when you have a wonderful singing voice like Rarity's.
  • Although it's only a good half minute long, the holiday carol sung in episode 13's "Hearth's Warming Eve" can be considered this and one of the Heartwarming Moments, if not even a Moment Of Awesome, for the episode.
  • Episode 15 "The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000" brings us "The World Famous Flim Flam Brothers". A Shout-Out to "Ya Got Trouble" from The Music Man, much like a song from another cartoon series. Sure, they're trying to run out the Apple Family, but the Vaudeville-esque song is just too damn catchy that you can't help but sing with them. Just ask Rainbow Dash and the rest of Ponyville.
  • "Hearts and Hooves Day" has the CMC singing the incredibly catchy "The Perfect Stallion," which can only make fans wonder, "Why doesn't Sweetie Belle have her cutie mark yet?"
    • The featured singers in this song were Sweetie Belle and Apple Bloom. What makes this impressive is that both parts are sung by the same actress - an 11 year old girl.note 
  • The episode A Friend In Deed finally gives us the long-leaked song Smile, Smile, Smile. It DARES you not to do the same. Because it primarily sums up everything that is great about Pinkie Pie's character.
    • The Latin-American version is simply BEAUTIFUL, even if there's no choir.
    • The Japanese version also manages to generate a high quality dub that can be considered to be on par with the original.
  • Twilight finally sings a solo (MORE THAN ONCE!) in the second season finale, and it is glorious.
    • Her "B.B.B.F.F" song is both beautiful and heartwrenching, especially if the person listening has any siblings that they've grown apart from. And that's just the first rendition; try to contain your feels when she sings its reprise.
      • Special mention has to go the harmony on the very last "forever" in the first song. Bonus points for Daniel Ingram confirming that Twilight's glissando deliberately matches the first few notes in the theme song.
    • The song she sings during the wedding reception, "Love is in Bloom", should be played at all wedding receptions! An extended version of the song was soon released on Hasbro's website.
  • WE FINALLY HAVE ANOTHER VILLAIN SONG! "This Day Aria," which is (sort of) a Cadence duet with herself is nothing short of epic and brings to mind another song from another movie...
    • Props especially go to the voice actress, Britt McKillip, who manages to use the same voice, but vary it enough that who is who can be identified just by the vocals.
    • The Reprise, sung by Kathleen Barr (Chrysalis' voice in her true form) just adds to the awesomeness of the whole damn song. Chilling, but awesome.
    • An Aria is a piece for one voice backed by an orchestra. Originally, though, it was simply a very emotive piece, not necessarily with vocals. It lives up to both meanings very much so.
  • B.B.B.F.F., officially named by the writer of the song himself.

Season 3

Season 4

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks
  • Adagio Dazzle and the Dazzlings have two great songs revealed.
  • The Rainbooms' songs are also great.
  • The song featuring both competing bands, "Welcome to the Show", which, at the end, contains a solo by Sunset Shimmer! This is also a meta moment of awesome for Rebecca Shoichet, who performs a duet with herself as Sunset and Twilight, characters with two distinct voices.
  • The end credits song, "Shine Like Rainbows".
  • Even Twilight's "Bad Counter Spell", despite the intentional Stylistic Suck in the instrumental parts, has Daniel Ingram's Signature Style in the vocals.
  • "Music to My Ears" from the tie-in shorts is Daniel Ingram's first attempt at dubstep, and it rocks as hard as anything by seasoned pros in the genre. In fact, its vast dynamic range may make it 20% TOO awesome; remixes tend to give it a more normalized volume level.

Season 1

Season 2
  • The BGM that plays during Applejack's corruption in the Grove of Truth is a masterpiece of Danny Elfman-style creepiness.
  • The music that plays all through Applejack's restoration, from around :38 to 1:00, especially when it shows her memory of running alongside Rainbow Dash. In fact, all the music during the restoration of the elements kind of makes you wish there was a trope page for Heartwarming Music.
  • Enjoy the BGM to the finale of The Return of Harmony, in all its Star Wars-y goodness.
  • The BGM that plays from 17:00 to 18:00 in "Lesson Zero", when the entire town of Ponyville is fighting over Smarty Pants, is incredible. It's creepy, discordant, and surprisingly grandiose...befitting the climax of the episode and the height of Twilight's craziness.
  • While only background music, the melodies in "The Mysterious Mare Do Well" can be quickly identified as Suspiciously Similar Songs to Danny Elfman's Batman theme and Jerry Goldsmith's The Shadow theme.
  • Throughout Episode 10 "Secret Of My Excess", we can hear the unmistakable strains of The Sorcerer's Apprentice.
  • The BGM for Granny Smith's story (beware, spoilers!) is just great, and quite deserving for one of the most pleasant surprises of the episode. In particular, the zap apple theme when fully orchestrated is reminiscent of James Horner's score for The Land Before Time.
  • The music cues when Rainbow Dash is finally bored enough to try reading from "Read It and Weep" borrow heavily from The NeverEnding Story when Bastian is about to open the book for the first time.
  • Something very similar to "The Lonely Man" (aka the "David Banner hitch-hiking" theme) from the 70s The Incredible Hulk TV show appears in Putting Your Hoof Down when Fluttershy realizes she's lost control, and slowly walks back to her cottage, to isolate herself from other ponies while she tries to fight the monster within.
  • The BGM that plays during Twilight's securing of Ponyville in "It's About Time" is pretty catchy and fun.
  • "Dragon Quest" has some awesome metal in the dragon's crater.
  • The training montage from "Hurricane Fluttershy" was pretty awesome. (You're the best! Around! Nopony is gonna keep you down!)
  • The background music during the "hoovicure" scene during "Ponyville Confidential" Is a particularly subtle example. It's quiet and tense ambient music that you wouldn't otherwise notice. What makes it awesome is that it takes a scene that should be lighthearted and funny, and turns it oddly dark. It conflicts with each pony's musical cues, evoking the idea that everypony knows the gossip is wrong, but is ignoring those feelings.
  • "Love Conquers All", the background music when Shining Armor and Cadence defeat the changelings with The Power of Love. It is exactly as awesome as it needs to be.

Season 3
  • The Crystal Empire arc contains some truly amazing BGM. One that stands out as equal parts Awesome Music and Hell Is That Noise is King Sombra's Return. It sounds like it could be the start of an epic RPG boss theme, and the droning beat just screams Oh, Crap.
  • The background music when Luna makes her full appearance in "Sleepless in Ponyville". It's so alluring yet carries an air of mystery and fits Luna perfectly.
    • Further from "Sleepless" the BG music cues when Rainbow Dash is telling Scootaloo about being scared, and at the scene at the waterfalls, borrows from "No One Is Alone" from the Sondheim musical Into the Woods (a very appropriate song here).
  • The music when the Timberwolves attack in "Spike at your Service". It sounds very evocative of a normal RPG Battle theme.
  • Counting the Triumphant Reprise, "Magical Mystery Cure" had a grand total of seven songs. Special points go to the Ear Worm "What My Cutie Mark is Telling Me", the soft and depressing "I've Got to Find A Way", and the Awesome Moment of Crowning with the coronation anthem "Behold Princess Twilight Sparkle."
    • One of the ways the music in this episode is used so well is that Plot A - the swapped cutie marks - is set up, dramatized, and resolved through three separate songs with just a handful of spoken scenes. Compared to musical attempts that most television shows try to do (even in Friendship Is Magic, such as "The Success/Failure Song" from "The Crystal Empire") where it reiterates plot points just made, this episode used the songs very economically for plot development instead of just exposition. That's partially why both Daniel Ingram and M.A. Larson are credited with lyrics for this - they needed to work hand in hand to make this happen.
    • "A True True Friend", the highlight of the episode, would not sound as musically awesome if it wasn't so tightly connected to the cutie mark-switching plot and the order which with they have to be resolved - there's almost no other way for that song to build up from a quiet duet between Twilight and Fluttershy, have an amazing bridge sung by Rarity, and end on a Crowd Song with Pinkie's return, if the cutie marks were swapped in any other fashion.
      • The music from the chorus is previewed when Twilight realizes what needs to be done to help her friends, and reprised when she figures out how to finish the original spell, which transitions to a dramatic musical climax as the Elements are activated.
    • Not to mention the gloriousness that is Nicole Oliver's singing voice.

Season 4
  • Loved Luna's theme in "Sleepless in Ponyville"? Well, "For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils" gives us two new versions of the song and they are just as beautiful as the original.
  • In "Testing Testing 1 2 3", the backing music during the segment showing what the rest of the town was doing during the second Twilight/Rainbow flying sequence is wonderfully evocative, capturing the spirit of "It takes a village..." aid that the town provides to Rainbow. The same music appears at the end of "Equestria Games", when Spike is giving his closing thoughts.
  • In "Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2", we get not only the music heard during Twilight's battle with Tirek, but also the music heard during the Rainbow Power sequence, which is an epic rearrangement of the original My Little Pony jingle.

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks
  • Prior to Sunset's solo in "Welcome to the Show", we get a major Autobots, Rock Out! moment when the Dazzlings summons projections of their Siren forms, leading to the battle between them and the Rainbooms.