Awesome Music / SpongeBob SquarePants
Despite its intended audience of children, the SpongeBob SquarePants
franchise has amazing soundtracks to fit the mood.
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"'Cause it's sweet, sweet victory, yeah!"
- Let's start off by talking about SpongeBob's classic, jolly theme. The funniest part about this theme is that the creators wanted to make it as annoying as possible. They succeeded, and while it might be annoying for SpongeBob haters, for everyone else, it definitely gets you in the mood for the show in its own way. The choral version sung by the pirates to open The Spongebob Squarepants Movie is sung more like a sea shanty, and it helps to underscore the epic adventure about to take place.
- "The Stranger in Town" fits the western standoff theme between SpongeBob and Bubble Bass, despite being about food...or perhaps because of it.
- Give Jellyfish Fields A Chance. Jellyfish Fields, SpongeBob and Patrick's favorite place in Bikini Bottom, is going to be destroyed by a new superhighway, and they go out into town, and start protesting in the form of song.
- Where's Gary from SpongeBob's Greatest Hits is pretty awesome. It's like Gary's Song, but more lively.
SpongeBob: I wonder how things went so wrong. I turned around and he was gone. WHERE'S GARY!?
- Under My Rock from The Movie Album is pretty cool. It has Patrick singing about his rock and how it's the only place he'll ever stay.
: It's cold and hard and kind of gray. It's the only place I'll ever stay. Got snacks in the frdge and a telephone, in this stone that I call home! Let's Rock!
- Pressure Point from "Grandma's Kisses" (despite only being briefly played) may count as one, as in order to be a man, "You must acquire a taste for freeform Jazz."
- The Mob is another memorable tune, from when SpongeBob inspected the city as Hall Monitor.
- "The Camping Episode" is already a hilarious Bottle Episode, but to add the icing on the cake is "The Campfire Song Song". A happy little camp fire song (song), that gets a burst of energy halfway through. It's short, but sweet, and has a Funny Moment:
SpongeBob: Squidward! Good!
- "The Best Day Ever". It's the best song ever!
SpongeBob: IT'S THE BEST DAY EVER!
- "Band Geeks" is widely regarded as one of the series' most awesome episodes, and it culminates in a singularly awesome Bubble Bowl half-time performance of "Sweet Victory" by the main cast, with special mention going to SpongeBob on lead vocals, Patrick on drums, Mrs. Puff on lead guitar, Plankton on keyboard and backing vocals, and Squidward as bandleader. It's hard to resist joining the (live-action) crowd in waving lighters during the performance. No wonder Squilliam had a heart attack upon seeing the band's performance.
- "Advanced Attack" sounds similar to an epic naval battle, but is most prominently used when Larry saved a man in "SpongeGuard on Duty". This signifies how Badass Larry was during his time as a life guard.
- Attack is often used when someone is warned of the dire situations at hand, creating a scene of panic. Also, it sounds amazing.
- Need a theme to strike terror and soil trousers when ever you appear? Well "Malleus Mallificarum (a)" seems to the just the thing for The Flying Dutchman!
- During the well-liked Battle for Bikini Bottom game, "The Flying Dutchman's Graveyard" has a spooky, yet kickass theme for Sandy's trek there.
- "Robot SpongeBob/Robot Plankton/Chum Bucket theme" is pure awesomeness for a good licensed game.
- During the opening sequence of "F.U.N.", the use of "Heroes Win" creates a badass mood when SpongeBob decides to save the day. Then "Chase that Car" is badass swing to fit the Cat and Mouse scenario SpongeBob and Plankton are in.
- "Chill Out", AKA Season 1 Plankton-based episodes title music. This suave theme fits the villainy present in those episodes.
- "Dramatic Cue G" is a song fitting for any Adventurer during the Dark Ages.
- The Fun Song from the aptly titled "F.U.N." episode. Sing it with us: F is for friends who do stuff together, U is for you and me, N is for anywhere and anytime at all...
- Sandy's gentle Texas song is both this and a bit of a Tear Jerker.
- Similarly both an awesome melody and Tear Jerky, Gary, Come Home.
- "Goofy Goober Rock" from the movie; not just the song, but the scene it accompanies. SpongeBob uses The Power of Rock to free Plankton's buckethead slaves. Probably the greatest Deus ex Machina of all time.
- "Stadium Rave A", the music used during the famous "Jellyfish Jam" dance sequence. Later in the episode, we are treated to Jellyfish Jam, orchestrated by SpongeBob and performed by undersea creatures and objects. Also a heartwarming moment, considering SpongeBob is leading the jellyfish back home.
- Whenever "Send Them Victorious" plays, you KNOW something awesome will happen!
- The hilariously narmy "Krusty Krab Pizza" song from "Pizza Delivery". "KRUSTY KRA-A-A-YEAH-YEAH-AH-AH PIZZAAAAA! IS THE PIZZA YEAH FOR YOU AND...MEEEEEEEEEEEE-HEE-HEE-HEEEEEEEE!"
- Sailing Over the Dogger Bank is the salty, earthy sea shanty that opens Season 2's "Sailor Mouth".
- Tom Fool is the lithe, fanciful and surprisingly infectious woodwind music from the opening of "The Campfire Episode".
- Dangerous A is the rumbling, Jaws-esque Nightmare Fuel cue from "Clams" and several other scary episodes of the series. Death Trap manages to top it with blaring, fearful horns and a skirmish xylophone.
- Music to Drive By is the rarely-used, upbeat, happy-go-lucky big band music SpongeBob and Mystery bond to, and one of the most impressive pieces of original music in the series.
- Stealth by Night deserves a mention for its spine-tingling atmospheric build-up.
- Superquick is in a similar vein and is Mr. Krabs' joyous, percussion-heavy victory music over making his millionth dollar in "Clams".
- Wonderland of Snow is probably the most Christmas-y song you'll ever listen to.
- Stack of Leis is the musical equivalent to just relaxing and resting after a long day, and letting your body give itself out.
- Hawaiian Flower and Hawaiian Train: two similarly themed songs that are both Sweet Dreams Fuel from start to end. Let's also add in Hawaiian Calypso.
- Secret Service is SpongeBob and Patrick's super smooth and relentless spy music from "Wet Painters" and "Spy Buddies".
- Sneak Up is the sleazy, creeping big band theme for SpongeBob's more... criminal activities.
- Saxaboogie is the go-to song to get any party up and hoppin'. No, seriously. It's that good. It's commonly associated with Larry the Lobster and Goo Lagoon.
- Stars and Games is another sax-driven track to get a beach party started.
- Another Larry-related song is the rocking Surfing Summer, the instrumentals of which often appeared in pre-movie episodes.
- What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor is the jovial, accordion rendition of the classic sea shanty "The Drunken Sailor" and Mr. Krabs' theme throughout the series.
- Up She Rises is a bombastic fanfare that quickly turns into a proud, militant variation of the theme for Mr. Krabs and the Krusty Krab.
- Fight! Fight! Fight! Or as it is more commonly called...
- This list couldn't possibly be complete without the most quintessential SpongeBob song. "The best time to wear a striped sweater..."
- The new Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade theme for the SpongeBob balloon, which is a jazzy mashup of SpongeBob's theme song and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
- Eastside Story. The best tune to pick when you're in a Film Noir mood.
- Award Winners A is a memorable, triumphant tune that plays during the "Remembering SpongeBob" segment in "The Sponge Who Could Fly (The Lost Episode)".
- SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs' narmy duet of "This Grill is Not a Home" in "Welcome to the Chum Bucket". Again, sing it with us: "BUT THIS GRILL IS NOT A HOME!! THIS IS NOT THE STOVE I KNOW!!
- The Season 9 episode “Sharks vs. Pods”, while not a musical, is still a very musically jamming episode, featuring instrumentals that range from archival jazz music tracks to rocking, swinging originals. Fitting enough, as it turns out, the episode turns into a dance-off between the Sharks and Pods.
- Some of the short excerpts of established songs like Rule Britannia, Volga Boat Men, and Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy are pretty impressive.
- Though you only hear it for about 15 seconds on the show, the music that plays during Plankton's magic act is downright badass.
- "Quest for the Best", the song from the Krusty Krab Training Video, based off "Eye of the Tiger".
- Nickelodeon uploaded a video on their YouTube channel called The Ultimate SpongeBob Remix. It remixes almost every song from the pre-movie era, and exactly one post-movie era song (which was also played in the movie, though in its closing credits), into one catchy beat. The fact that they were able to include "Sweet Victory" in this despite the song's rights now being owned by Frontiers Records is awesome on its own. Added to the fact that a good majority of the entire remix is dedicated to the pre-movie era as opposed to anything else. Even then, the post-movie era song they picked still celebrates the show's past. Wanna know what song they picked? "Best Day Ever". A song from the season that, while diagonally split between the fans in terms of quality, is considered to hold up just as well as the seasons that came before it. It just goes to show that Nickelodeon cares about the show and its legacy just as much as we do.
- "Bossy Boots Song", performed by The Capsules for the episode "Bossy Boots". It's cutesy, sugary, saccharine bubblegum pop-rock 100% of the way... and it's absolutely spectacular. Better yet, if you listen to the lyrics, it's about how the singer has a dream about how awesome SpongeBob's world was, then goes swimming in the ocean to find it because they want to relive it.
- "The Lineman", while technically not made for SpongeBobnote , is nonetheless one of the most memorable songs used on the show thanks to being the theme of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy. It's a very jazzy tune evocative of the '60s Batman show.
- The end credits theme, a relaxing guitar tune. You will be hit with a wave of nostalgia when you hear it.
- "Who Am I" from "Mimic Madness" is a catchy yet depressing song that wouldn't be out of place in a musical.
- Tomfoolery, probably one of the most prevalent and memorable tracks of the whole show.