Ain't Got Rhythm is the only song from Phineas and Ferb apart from the opening that actually won an award, which makes it even more impressive. The Title Drop in Fabulous is the icing on the cake, mainly because of the way Phineas says it.
Phineas: Nice 'do! But back to the matter at hand.
So what do you say, are you back in the band?
Bobbi: Well, maybe if I can find my old leather.
Phineas: Dude! We're getting the band back together!
As if this show needs any more proof that it's filled to the brim with Crowning Music of Awesome, think about this: after composing a spectacular, authentic-sounding, toe-tapping, undeniably catchy original hardcore rock song, they take this said song, and shove it in their credits. Not just that, but they just make it less than 30 seconds long. That's what Phineas and Ferb did with Music Makes Us Better, from the band episode. Judging from the music on most kids shows nowadays, other shows would kill to have that kind of song as the show-stopper in the middle of any episode. Amazing.
And seriously, "Ain't got Rhythm" deserves more emphasis. You wouldn't believe a library has so much rhythm until you watch that. Honestly, when Vincent Martella starts harmonizing and the kickass horn section drops in, it becomes the best dancing, most toe-tapping thing ever. Not only that, but the beat sounds suspiciously similar to "We Will Rock You", making it a huge Shout-Out to Queen.
Basically every song that made it into the Cliptastic Countdownnote Technically a Season 2 episode, but listed here because all the songs were from Season 1.
The Countdown itself ended up being an unintended tribute to Candace. She sings in 7 out of the top 10 songs and was prominently featured in all but one, far more than any other character. The Countdown showcased Ashley Tisdale's superb singing voice, the many different music styles that can be found on the show, and how songs can range from catchy to hilarious to touching to sad. And nearly all of it was centered around this one character.
Even when it's not an original song, the music in this show is still awesome. Watch the episode "Mom's Birthday" and listen hard when the wax presidents melt. Is that song you're hearing in the background Jimi Hendrix's version of 'The Star Spangled Banner'? Yes, yes it is.
And if you listen closely, and have a decent knowledge of cartoon history, you'll easily recognize the song as a parody/homage to the Jetson's song, "Eep Opp Ork Ah Ah (Meet Me Tonight)"
If you think about it, it might also count as Crowning Moment of Getting Crap Past the Radar; part of its main lyrics is about the singer's girlfriend singing 'bow-chicka-bow-wow' which is a rather infamous background music.
One Little Scare Ought To Do You Some Good. There's the shipping, yes (Phineas, is there a reason you needed to hold Isabella's hand throughout the entire song, even while standing still?) but even better there's the Danny Elfman-esque track (complete with creepy lalalalas in the backgound), Phineas as a mad scientist, and Baljeet and Buford's hilarious attempts to terrify Isabella.
"E.V.I.L. B.O.Y.S". Yes, you will believe a middle-class teenage white girl can sing the Blues.
The F Games An arena-rock-sounding song that feels so authentic and engaging, you'll swear Freddie Mercury had a hand in composing it.
My Chariot from Greece Lightning has its merits. What other song has the word 'anachronistic' in it?
How about the Toy Story-esque "Missing My Nemesis" (possibly better remembered as "The Moments When We Didn't Get Along")? It manages to be tear-jerking and hilarious AT THE SAME TIME. "But now you're doing battle/With a panda from Seattle"? That's genius, man.
She's A Truck Driving Girl tells you exactly why Candace is a a tire-spinning, gear-grinding, clutch-burning', back-firing, paint-trading, red-lining, over-heating, throttle-stomping Truck-Drivin' Girl!
Baljeet's reaction in "The Baljeetles" when he realized that the "Summer Rocks" camp he joined was NOT a geology camp, but rather a music camp... AND that he would not be graded for his hard work... needless to say, it was priceless and awesome!
Watching and Waiting. It starts out sorta' spacey, with just ticking, acoustic guitar, some light horns, and simple percussion, then... WHA-BAM! Epic drum fill, followed by wailing electric guitar, and really satisfying syncopation, all before fading back to spaciness.
There's one line that makes it as good as it is;
We're starin' and we're glarin' 'till our corneas burn!
Martin Olson, a producer for the show, uploaded the original inhouse demo of the song to his SoundCloud account. It's sung by Martin, Jon Colton Barry (a writer for P&F), Dan, and Swampy, and it's just as awesome.
A DVD extra shows them composing the song, which they claim to have completed, like all the other songs in the show, in exactly one hour. So much awesomeness from so short a time...
How can you not love a song on a children's show ("X-Ray Eyes" from "No More Bunny Business") which contains the lines
I got a brand new way of looking at life
An altogether different visual spectrum.
Sometimes photons behave like a wave,
But they're particles when you reflect 'em.
"Our movie's better than yours!" Taking away the usual lightheartedness of Phineas and Ferb to replace it with music of PURE UNDILUTED EPIC! Perfectly capturing the undoubtedly epic tone of both movies, and making it sound for a moment like the two factions are seriously going to go to war.
Weaponry, an uncharacteristically cheerfulVillain Song by Norm about taking over the Tri-State Area by force. And just to make it more epic, all throughout it he's marching through the streets, countering everything Perry throws at him without skipping a beat.
Happy New Year is both an awesome song and the best way to end the year.
The music video makes it even more awesome with one brief scene of Phineas and Ferb doing a homage to Gangnam Style.
Even more awesome when you realise that it's Clay Aiken and Chaka freakin Kahn! The fact that they actually topped the epicness of having Bowling for Soup do two of the songs and Jaret Reddick (lead singer of Bowling For Soup) providing the voice for Love Handle's lead singer is incredibly impressive. It'll be a hard act to follow.
Special mention to many people's favorite, Summer (Where Do We Begin?). It will stand the test of time not only for Vincent Martella's wonderfully uplifting vocals and the excited yet soothing music, but also as the absolute be-all-and-end-all representation of summer to a child. Who can go against "Ice cream cones and/Cherry soda/Dripping down your chin"?? That's it. That's summer.
Also special mention to "Kick It Up A Notch," which has the be the most epic ending song ever. How epic? It has majorly cool guitar playing by Slash. Who said he did it because he likes the show.
How did the show's creators get Slash to do a song for the movie? He called them and asked.