Awesome Music: Phineas and Ferb
Music makes us better,
Brings us together,
And it helps me get back that spirit they stole!
Music makes us better,
Brings us together,
And I owe my life to Rock and Roll!
— Love Handel, "Music Makes us Better"
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- You want specifics? Oh, where to begin? How about the entirety of the "Love Handel" Episode? "Danny's Story", "You're Fabulous!", "I Ain't Got Rhythm" (oh yes you do!), and of course: The Concert too.
- "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 Awesome Music, 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.
- "Squirrels in My Pants". Best Disney song ever made EVER. And the extended version is even better. The video also counts as a Moment of Getting Crap Past the Radar.
- Basically every song that made it into the Cliptastic Countdownnote . 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.
- Gitchee Gitchee Goo and its extended version. This was the song that convinced the studio to make sure there was a song in every single episode from then on!
- 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 Jetsons song, "Eep Opp Ork Ah Ah (Meet Me Tonight)".
- If you think about it, it might also count as a 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. The instrumental version of it playing when Candace runs through is awesome as well.
- "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.
- Disco Miniature Golfing Queen. An insanely catchy disco-themed song about miniature golf? ABBA would be proud.
- My Chariot from "Greece Lightning" has its merits. What other song has the word 'anachronistic' in it?
- Missing My Nemesis (possibly better remembered as "The Moments When We Didn't Get Along") 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.
- Chains On Me.
- He's A Bully.
- Queen Of Mars. Ultra-catchy, probably the best of Ashley Tisdale's singing... and she's just so happy.
- The birthday song that Candace wrote for her mom.
- Do Nothing Day.
- Busted, especially the The Brazilian version.
- I'm Lindana And I Wanna Have Fun, anyone? Olivia Olson shows a great voice in that one.
- "Backyard Beach." Is there anything Ferb can't do?
- Let's take A Rocket Ship To Space is beautiful, romantic, and like every other song on this page, an incomparable Ear Worm.
- "The Magnificent Few" has On The Trail and In The Mall.
- Phinedroids and Ferbots.
- He's Bigfoot. Barry Bostwick ought to sing more often.
- 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!
- You can't forget about Perry the Teenage Girl!
- There's the rocking Shooting Star Milkshake Bar guaranteed to make you shake your asteroid.
- Hemoglobin Highway.
- You're Not Ferb.
- 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!
- "Come Home Perry".
- A-G-L-E-T is bizarre, pun-filled, and strangely adorable.
- Evil Love shows that even Doofenschmirtz can do touching songs.
- Technology vs. Nature.
- I'm Me. Some of the lyrics make no sense, but just go with it... pure awesomeness.
- Even if you're not a fan of rap, for Ferb you may make an exception. "Aroma therapy... (deep inhale) Yea... aroma therapy."
- 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!"
- Just Passing Through.
- "Ducky Momo Is My Friend" is also pretty reminiscent of the more downbeat songs from the Toy Story series.
- Any resident car wash would get big if they used The Phin-tastic Ferb-ulous Car Wash as a car commercial. Bonus points for everything about it being a blatant send up to The B-52's, right down to that... thing Vincent Martella is doing with his voice.
- Let's Go Digital. Baljeet looked AWESOME in those shades.
- My Ride From Outer Space, especially Ferb's line: "You're diggin' my ride from outer space."
- Mix And Mingle Machine. It's just so damn catchy, and the way they've got it so practically every line is said by a different person is really cool.
- In "The Secret of Success" we have "We're Talking All Terrain which is just plain epic.
- What Do It Do? The #1 song about reverse engineering!
- "Doof Side Of The Moon" has "Floor After Floor" which is also awesome.
- 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...
- "Yodel Odel Obey Me" from "Bubble Boys" became about 40 seconds of pure awesomeness and hilarity. Too bad Perry had to interrupt it...
- This video attempted to make it go uninterrupted.
- "She's Got An Alien Heart" by Max Modem (Lawrence Fletcher) is so very, very 80's and so very, very awesome. Plus points that it's Riff Raff.
- Despite being completely random (or maybe because of that),"There Is No Candy In Me" has become a fan favorite and an example of Funny Music. "NERD AIN'T NO PINATA!!"
- And with "You Snuck Your Way Right Into My Heart", "Couldn't Kick My Way Right Into Her Heart".
- 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.
- "Split Personality" gives the awesomeness known as Me, Myself, and I
- What happens when Perry takes control of Doof? Awesome. That's what
- The official Musical Episode. Seriously. In the very first song (which isn't even 5 whole minutes through the episode) they reference Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Oklahoma!, Singin' in the Rain, Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, The Music Man, Les MisÚrables, The King and I, and Chicago. With the murderesses. Hell yeah.
- Not so Bad a Dad. Heartwarming, phenomenal singing.
- "Candace Gets Busted" features the completely epic Candace Party. Almost makes up for the Downer Ending. No, it DOES make up for it.
- Robot Rodeo.
- When You Levitate.
- Not Knowing Where You're Going.
- Wedding Adventure.
- The Beak's theme song is completely about how much better he is than you. It is also awesome.
- "The Wizard of Odd" has many awesome songs. Notable ones include "The Yellow Sidewalk" and "Tree-related Wish".
- The credits feature - completely out of nowhere, which makes it even better - a parody of "Busted" called "Rusted" that Candace sings to the rusted Tin Man.
- You've Gotta Bust Your Brothers.
- Mobile Mammal may be the catchiest truck driving song ever.
- When You're Small.
- From the Hawaiian vacation episode, there's Do the A-Prime Calypso with Me and Bad Luck.
- "Give Up", an epic anti-anthem about...well, Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
- "Run Candace Run" was pretty epic. Even more epic if you pick up on where it was inspired from.
- The Shark of Danville Harbor is proof that Phineas and Ferb can even do a sea shanty and still make it sound good.
- "Lunar Taste Sensation"/"Space Ice-Creams" from Moon Farm. The best part: Baljeet arguing with the singer over whether or not he should have brought the marshmallows.
We've got chocolate, and vanilla
But we don't have rocky road
It's not that we don't like it -
We left the marshmallows at home (I blame Baljeet)
- Epic Monster Battle from Excaliferb, it's basically a homage and parody of Heavy Metal like Manowar or Tenacious D.
- Aerial Area Rug from the episode "Magic Carpet Ride". It's even more memorable if you realize that the song references "A Whole New World" from Disney's animated movie Disney/Aladdin. The song is literally uplifting and seeing as it's Danny Jacob's 16-year-old son Aaron singing, his voice is so breathtakingly magical.
- Dance, Baby! is not only groovy music and makes you want to dance, it is also one of the best moments for the Perryshmirtz fans.
- "A Real Boy". Who knew Norm could rap?
- "Road To Danville" gives us "A Heck of a Day", which is sung from Perry's point of view. Imagine trudging through the desert for hours while Doofenshmirtz drones on and on and you'll get the idea.
- "Phineas and Ferb Interrupted" has the inspirational and amazing "With these Blueprints". It's even more amazing when you see that Doofenshmirtz is singing the same song that everyone else is singing.
- Jeremy Sets the Record Straight. The man needs more songs.
- We're Evil!. A great Villain Song sung by countless of villains in a very happy and joyful way.
- Lonely Vampire is a short goth song sung about how Candace hates being goth (and a vampire). And, as is usual, it is awesome. Plus, it starts with a Take That at Twilight.
It's not romantic or that cool...
- Frenemies just about sums up the relationship between Buford and Baljeet.
- As usual, Ferb Latin is catchy and very adorable. AND the three-part counterpoint...
- Zubada. It starts as a catchy tune, then it becomes a caveman parody of their biggest hit. And it's AWESOME.
- In Doof Dynasty, we have Way of the Platypus. Probably the best "Eye of the Tiger" parody ever (although Gravity Falls' "Training Mix" comes a close second).
- The Perry the Platypus theme song. Wait- you think you've already heard this one before? Have you heard it while he's in a fez?
- Perry's Hat.
- From the same episode, Cheesetopia is well worth a mention.
- Meatloaf. Sung by Davy Jones (yes, that Davy Jones).
- Shot in the Butt with a Dart deserves a mention.
- Half a Day from Perry the Actorpus.
- Hole in My Heart ripped ours into a million pieces and sent them to the winds.
- Lies is quite catchy and truthful for a song about lies.
- "My Fair Goalie" has How to Be a Lady?, Football X-7, and Nostrils on the Bus.
- Drusselstein Driving Test Waltz is, almost undoubtedly, the funniest waltz you will ever hear in your life. And that's against competition from the aforementioned Tom Lehrer!!
- It doesn't matter if you are a mother, a father, a son, or a daughter, you will find We Are The Moms to be awesome.
- Don't Look Down.
- Going Deep Into Your Mind.
- Great To Be A Baby.
- "Takin' on the Big Brain". If the song itself isn't awesome enough, Baljeet's dancing is.
- "Get Down". Yes, that's right. They can even do a song about sitting on the couch all day watching TV and make it sound amazing.
- The aptly-named "Jetpack Volleyball" song.
- Evil For Extra Credit. Who knew Carl could sing?
- Home on the Road.
- Running From Love.
- The most awesome, and most likely only, song about "A Platypus Fight" ever.
- Livin' in a Fun House is exactly as fun as you think it is.
- What you hear is exactly what you see with Building a Supercomputer.
- Tour De Ferb.
- Breaking Out.
- Weaponry, an uncharacteristically cheerful Villain 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.
- On the Savannah sums up the beauty of African wildlife.
- Living with Monkeys is a sad (and weird) Candace song.
- What music did they decide to put to a montage of Doofenshmirtz's failed inators in "This Is Your Backstory"? None other than Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.
- 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".
- Who says this is just for songs? The music at the beginning of "Sidetracked" is friggin' epic!
- Hockey Z-9.
- Fly on the Wall has to be the best song about being a fly ever.
- My Sweet Ride, which sounds like it came straight out of Grease.
- Der Kinderlumper.
- Improbably Knot, which is a definite Mind Screw but a pretty fun song at the same time.
- Just when you think the episode is over, you get Shake. Doof's boot-controlled dancing adds to the hilarity.
- Ginger gets to lead her first song in the show, Waggle Dance. Given that this is from the episode "Bee Story", you can probably guess what it's about. It also counts as Getting Crap Past the Radar.
- Extra-Ordinary, an awesome Candace song.
- The History of the Tri-State Area. Even in-universe, it's considered the highlight of the otherwise boring mandatory tour of the city hall. And it's sung by Wayne Brady! That automatically makes it awesome.
- Alone is such an adorably sad song by Isabella.
- Interface, a fantastic robot rap/love song that's surprisingly steamy.
- Haunted By You is a very Halloween-y love song, with just the right amount of Phineas and Ferb silliness in the lyrics.
- How about No Momo? Creepy and catchy.
- A Brave New World is a catchy song showcasing new steam powered technology in 1903, sung by Professor Elemental!
- Straight-Up Bust.
- Giant Puppet is VERY creepy but awesome at the same time.
- During the credits of "It's No Picnic", Candace and Vanessa sing a pretty rockin' version of the Ducky Momo Theme Song.
- "Operation Crumbcake" has the rocking "I Need My Letter Back", sung by Isabella.
- The Ballad of Klimpaloon, cut from "Summer Belongs to You!", finally gets airtime in "The Klimpaloon Ultimatum".
- Talk to Him, in which Doofenshmirtz explains proper nemesis behavior in song.
- The Inator Method. As if we needed more evidence that, whatever else he may do wrong, Doofenshmirtz knows how to sell his stuff.
- Chupacabra Ho.
- "Act Your Age" has Doof's rather jazzy Mid-Life Crisis song, where he rocks the kazoo in the middle.
Specials and Miscellaneous
- Every song in their Christmas Special.
- Even before it aired, a sneak preview of the 1-hour special "Phineas and Ferb: Summer Belongs To You" with the songs Bouncin' Around The World and Rubber Band promised to make the episode epic.
- The first 15 minutes went online soon afterward, and it had "I Believe We Can" and "J Pop (Welcome to Tokyo)".
- 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.
- How about City of Love? Genuinely touching.
- The last song in the episode Summer Belongs To You, is epic.
- Actually, pretty much ALL of the songs in the special were awesome, go figure.
- The Phineas and Ferb Holiday Favorites CD has some pretty good songs like the completely epic Run Rudolph Run sung by Phineas and Days of Christmas which gives Doofenshmirtz some priceless lines.
- This show can turn the Dodger Stadium code of conduct into an example. Seriously.
- Do you like the original Perry the Platypus theme? Check out the extended version.
- The Animatin' Rap done by the creators is both awesome and educational.
- The O.W.C.A. recruitment song, a parody of Y.M.C.A.
- Mission Marvel gave us Only Trying to Help, an awesome and very touching duet between Candace and Isabella.
- The final song in the special, "Feeling Froggy", underscores the final fight between the Marvel heroes (with Perry) and the supervillains. And it is epic.
- Doofenshmirtz raps about rap music on Doof's Daily Dirt.
- "Phineas and Ferb Save Summer" gives us three awesome songs:
- "Summer All Over the World" performed by Phineas and the gang might rival "Summer Belongs to You" and "Summer (Where Do We Begin?)" as the official anthem of summer.
- "Irving's Camp Song", a song performed by Irving while filling in for Phineas and the gang, sounds pretty much like something Wander would sing (which makes sense, since they're both voiced by Jack McBrayer).
- "OWCA's Goin' Down", a song performed by the villains of L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N. is a direct parody of songs from West Side Story such as "The Jets Song" and "Cool".
- "Phineas and Ferb Star Wars" contains five musical numbers:
- "Tatooine", Phineas' ode to the planet he calls home that actually makes what is portrayed as a Crapsack World in the Star Wars universe look like an awesome place to live. Complete with live horns and a fantastically catchy chorus. Ferb also drops a rap in the middle.
- "In the Empire", Candace's musical backstory about why she became a Stormtrooper, with plenty of jokes such as "You can be all that they want you to be."
- "I'm Feelin' So Low", A pretty humorous song sung by Twi'Lek singer Vanessa, where she sings "so low" so many times that it annoys Isabella and she shoots her microphone.
- "Sith-Inator", Darthenshmirtz's fast-paced Broadway-style song all about his latest creation.
- "Rebel, Let's Go!", Vanessa's rockin' finale.
- In fact, the entire score of the special not only uses John Williams' original score, but Danny Jacob's score is made to sound less synthesized than usual that the lines are blurred between the two.
- "Night of the Living Pharmacists":
- Jump Right to It, in which Gretchen makes her debut as a lead singer.
- Triangulation is, as Baljeet puts it, an upbeat song for a desperate situation.
- Doofenshmirtz revels in his Army of Me.
- Just when you think we've seen the last of the zombie pharmacists, we get Lots of Me, in which Doofenshmirtz turns their mantra into a rap.
Across the 2nd Dimension
- Across the Second Dimension has some rocking songs of course, like the epically chassis-kicking Robot Riot.
- Though it's been cut, "Some Mysterious Force" qualifies.
- 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.
- A Brand New Best Friend qualifies as the most awesomely charming villain song ever in a Disney movie.
- Brand New Reality.
- Everything's Better with Perry. It even wins the second Musical Cliptastic Countdown, beating "Summer Belongs to You" among others.