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Awesome Music / Bob's Burgers

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Who's to say that a show like this one is devoid of cool music?
Theme songs
  • The theme song for the first two seasons is low-tempo and relaxing.
  • The opening theme for the third season and onward is not only catchy, but bouncy and upbeat. There are also sounds of rhythmic clapping and guitar music throughout.

Season 1

  • The duet between Linda and the burglar in "Hamburger Dinner Theater". Not only does the burglar have a smooth singing voice, but Gene plays techno music on his keyboard.
  • "Lifting Up the Skirt of the Night", an 80s R&B song that plays during the montage of Bob's night job as a cab driver in "Sheesh! Cab, Bob?" It's produced perfectly, and sounds like something Rick Astley would sing.

Season 2

  • "Taffy Butt," a parody of the theme song from The Goonies, sung by Cyndi Lauper herself! The fact that they got an awesome singer like Lauper is great on its own, but the ukulele and new-wave feel to it makes it even better.
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  • Gayle's cover of "One Way Or Another" in "Dr. Yap" is post-punk and exciting.

Season 3

  • "Pass the Cranberry Sauce" in "An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal". The credits version shows Linda singing the same lyrics about cranberry sauce and killing turkeys but also includes toe tapping drums and a spotlight!
  • "This is Working" in "Lindapendant Woman". The lyrics sung by Bob and Linda take on different emotions as they're working separately to an upbeat orchestral melody.
  • "Electric Love" in "Topsy" is the best musical work written by Gene at this point in the series. The singing voices of Kevin Kline and Megan Mullally are cool on their own, but the piano just sells it.
  • "The Kids Run the Restaurant" in the episode of the same name. Linda is singing along recapping the episode in a peppy, Broadway inspired melody.
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  • "Details" in "Boys 4 Now". The rock guitar makes it cool, and it has a peppy melody.
  • Linda's Chant in the credits of "Carpe Museum" has an electric guitar playing, and Linda having a little too much fun with the rhymes.

Season 4

  • The Belchers singing about their new time slot because of Cosmos. It's brief, but the ukulele accompaniment plus all five Belchers singing the really long notes make it great.
  • "Farts Will Set You Free" in "The Frond Files". Especially the credits version. It has a 1980's feel to it. Only Gene can make a song about farting sound so amazing!
  • "Jingle in the Jungle", the song that Gene is constantly calling in for the radio station to play. Bonus points for it being a sound-alike of both "Pico and Sebalvida" (aka, the theme from the Dr. Demento show) and the kind of bizarre novelty songs Dr. Demento would play.
  • "Nice Things are Nice" in "Wonder Wharf Part I" sees Bob trying to persuade Fischoeder to sell the Wharf by bursting into song, with a nice piano playing throughout. It culminates in both of them harmonizing on the last note. Its Dark Reprise, "Bad Things Are Bad", is a beautiful, melancholy piece of piano music.
  • Linda's solo in the credits for "Wonder Wharf Part I". The song and the visuals in the credits look and sound like something out of a James Bond movie, but Linda's nasally voice makes it both funny and awesome. It's also epic, what with the guitar.

Season 5

  • The entire musical number plus the song sung in the credits for "Work Hard or Die Trying, Girl" featuring Carly Simon. The song itself has an assortment of various musical genres.
  • Happy Place/Crappy Place in "Late Afternoon in the Garden of Bob" is a catchy, happy little piano ditty.
  • Darryl's solo and the reprise in the credits for "Can't Buy Me Math" makes for a charmingly silly serenade.
  • "I Don't Need Music" in "Itty Bitty Ditty Committee". Just the irony of Gene singing about giving up music while stomping around on piano keys makes for a hilarious song.
  • BM in the PM in "Eat, Spray, Linda". Somehow a piano song about someone's bathroom habits during the day can sound really good with the right singing voice and piano playing.
  • The Bob's Burgers-ified version of Nena's "99 Luftballons" that closes out "The Oeder Games" while everyone is having a normal water balloon fight.

Season 6

  • Tina's imagine solo Breakin' Out in "The Hormone-iums" contains lyrics about acne, but it's placed in an old fashioned theater with flashing lights, sparkly costumes, and a burst of confetti to contrast.
  • Tina singing "Just What I Needed" by The Cars in the credits for "The Hormone-iums". Given the events of the episode it's almost like a victory song for her. Even better is that Tina's classmates are singing backup.
  • "I Love You So Much (It's Scary)", as sung by band within the show Boyz 4 Now, has all the hallmarks of your typical cheesy Boy Band song...and all the infectious catchiness that comes with it. Even the family can't resist dancing to it.
  • "Butt Phone," the song about how Critter got a cell phone in jail. It's great because it sounds like the most dumbed-down Steppenwolf song ever. Put this one as your ringtone.
  • "Bad Stuff Happens in the Bathroom" in "Glued, Where's my Bob?" features a suspenseful duet in which Bob wants to become unstuck to the toilet in time for his magazine interview and Louise denying any blame in song. Bob and Louise's voice actors aren't the strongest singers but it's less noticeable in this song. The toe tapping reprise in the credits includes every character on the block singing in addition to Bob and Louise.

Season 7

  • "Not the Forgiving Type" kicking off the episode "Flu-ise". It's a Distant Duet with Louise in her bedroom and Bob, Linda, Tina, and Gene out in the hallway singing about how mad and sorry they are respectively with a simple orchestral accompaniment backing them up. It's easy to hear how upset Louise is as she sings, and the remaining Belchers singing voices blend together nicely in this brief tune.
  • Teddy singing "Beyond the Sea" in the credits of "Sea Me Now." There's no mention if Larry Murphy, Teddy's voice actor, is musically trained, but he hits all the right notes while staying in character.
  • "Witchy Witchy" performed in the credits of "Teen-A Witch". The gritty vocals and electric guitar playing contrast against innocent lyrics about Halloween and pumpkin stealing make for a headbanging and ironic song.
  • "The Quirky Turkey". It's a Thanksgiving play about turkeys but the lyrics reflect a message about self acceptance seen in Tina's show saving solo. The version played during the credits of "The Quirkducers" make it sound more like a rock opera thanks to a wider instrumental accompaniment and better vocal harmony, which is probably how Tina imagined the play would be.
  • "We Can't Spell Christmas Without US" in "The Last Gingerbread House on the Left". The reprise in the Christmas features a faster tempo with piano accompaniment and a wider ranges of voices singing, including Kevin Kline singing baritone. The episode also features a guest character, Oscar, performing a beautiful rendition of "Adeste Fideles" in the original Latin, sung in countertenor.
  • "Sky Kiss", the chilled-out shoegaze-like track from "Bob Actually" that plays over the end credits. Almost all of the YouTube comments are fans just absolutely begging for a full version.
  • Bob and Linda singing along to the "Windthorpe Manor theme" in "Zero LARP Thirty". Linda and Bob start out singing the words "Windthorpe Manor" melodramatically and Bob cuts in beat boxing while Linda raps along. Somehow it works for an otherwise hoity toity tune.
  • The Rock Opera (sorry, "Rock-xperience") by Zentipede called "General Insanity" that Bob takes Gene to see a laser show of in "The Laser-Inth" sounds like a pretty fantastic eighties metal album. Sadly, we only get to hear some snippets, the longest one being in the credits.
  • Linda singing Lionel Ritchie's "Dancing on the Ceiling" in the credits of "Mom, Lies and Videotapes." It's a pretty simple scene, just Linda singing along while Bob's at the grill and the kids are nonchalantly helping out wearing their play costumes. Suddenly, mid-song, Linda is dancing on the ceiling and doesn't miss a beat!
  • "Hot Pants Rain Dance" from "Paraders Of The Lost Float". An insanely catchy, very dance-able disco number.
  • Bob singing "I Want to Take You Higher" by Sly and The Family Stone in the credits for "Into The Mild." Normally it's Linda that goes all out in musical numbers, but this time it's Bob that's getting into it by dancing behind the grill with Tina, Gene, and Louise wearing a rope climbing harness before being lifted away from the ceiling.

Season 8

  • Every song in “The Bleakening,” a special one-hour Musical Episode.
  • "As I Walk Through The Alley of the Shadow of Ramps" ends with Bob teaching Louise to ride a bicycle while the two sing Meatloaf's "Bat Out of Hell".
  • "Mission Impos-slug-ble"'s Burobu Theme is a parody of the Pokémon theme song, but the rhythm and arrangement doesn't make it any less awesome.

Season 9

  • "Just One of the Boyz 4 Now For Now":
    • "Napkin-ing" is a cheesy romantic ballad made even better because it's performed by broadway veteran Josh Gad.
    • Gum is short but hilarious because Tina's newest crush happens after a random stranger asks if she has any gum.
    • "Friend Zone" is a very catchy tune, complete with numerous references to John Hughes teen movies.
    • "Hate the Way I Love You" is a satire of belligerent sexual tension in workplace rom-coms, performed by Daveed Diggs.
    • No Pants In Space goes from being an unrequited love ballad to a rap battle to a brilliant duet, performed by Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad.
    • Finishing the episode is "The Right Number of Boys", in which all of Tina’s crushes from the episode sing together, including the newly reunited Boyz 4 Now.
  • "Bobby Driver" ends with Bobby and Edith singing a friendly and cool version of the already cool and awesome "Radar Love", by Golden Earring.
  • The Cake performance at the end of "The Gene Mile" has no singing and very little instrumental accompaniment, but the clapping makes for a sweet beat, and Bob's face really sells it.
  • The escape theme from "Not Without My Zeke." The orchestral accompaniment is reminiscent of the Mission: Impossible theme, but the breathy voices singing the lyrics make it funny.

Season 10

  • "Motor, She Boat" has Linda singing "Feeling Hot Hot Hot" by The Merry Men. It's made even better because Bob, Tina, Gene, and Louise are acting as Linda's backup dancers wearing firemen helmets.