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The Bojack Horseman soundtrack includes some songs and tunes that are quite catchy, hilarious, or even awesome.

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    Multiple Seasons 
All Series
  • The full version of the main Theme Tune, AKA "BoJack's Theme" by Patrick Carney, used at the beginning of each episode, is an epic work of jazz music, with its seamless smooth façade of blues rock often giving leeway to a melancholic saxophone and beats that oscillate both moods to instill a creeping sense of chaos, urgency, dread, rhythm, energy and resigned numbness, fittingly putting you inside the mind of the very screwed-up horse, all ready to watch his long descent into spiritual hell of the episode.
  • While the full version of "BoJack's Theme" is awe-inspiring as it is, the shorter version for the opening sequence is a feast for all senses, a blend of visual and musical genius: from bed to the supermarket/studio/cinema/hallucination to party-crashing to pool-dunking, the stare BoJack gives at the viewer while the rest of the world moves faster and faster and the music builds to a crescendo onto the saxophone transition as he sinks into his pool while everyone is watching him, the way the catatonic horse oddly connects with the audience in this general feeling of helplessness. It's your own very personal Heroic BSoD.
  • The Ending Theme song, "Back in the '90s" by Grouplove, which describes Bojack's melancholy mood from a self-reflective first-person viewpoint, and is also very hard to get out of your head.


    Season 1 

Say Anything

Downer Ending


  • "Wild Horses" by The Rolling Stones, played alongside a "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue montage: A zenith plane of Hollywood streets; Princess Carolyn and Vincent packing for their cruise through the Bahamas, each one showing the other their swimsuits and embracing; Margo Martindale in a prison not too dissimilar from Orange Is the New Black, meeting Suzanne "Crazy-Eyes" at the cafeteria; Herb not needing his IV injection and joking around with his nurse; and lastly BoJack alone late at night, rewatching Horsin' Around reruns. Then, it fades as the morning comes, and BoJack heads toward the observatory.

    Season 2 
Escape from L.A.
  • Instead of of the usual intro theme, there's "Kyle and the Kids", a song describing Charlotte's apparently perfect family, and how Bojack isn't going to be able to get between them.
  • "BoJack's Theme" appears again (in a longer form than usual) towards the end of the episode as Bojack takes a road trip to return home.

    Season 3 
The BoJack Horseman Show
  • "Back in '07", an alternate parody version of "Back in the '90s" that plays during the end credits, is a very hilarious, self deprecating recount of BoJack's unsuccessful return to television acting in 2007.

Fish Out of Water

Brrap Brrap Pew Pew

That's Too Much, Man!

That Went Well

  • Nina Simone's cover version of Janis Ian's song "Stars" closes this season finale, and it resonates with the overall atmosphere of the ending. The version heard over the credits ends with the sound of a needle at the end of its groove, making the ending even more haunting.
    But anyway, I'm trying to tell my story...
    Janis Ian told it very well,
    Janis Joplin told it even better,
    Billie Holiday even told it even better...
    We always, we always, we always have a story...

    Season 4 
  • Saint Motel's "Cold Cold Man", the song playing in the Season 4 trailer, beautifully fits with the preview for this season, and there's some Fridge Brilliance in a song that talks about a man being unable to express his love being the theme for this season.

See Mister Peanutbutter Run

  • This episode concludes with "I'm Mr. Peanutbutter", which is yet another catchy, alternate parody version of "Back in the '90s", but this time, it's from Mr. Peanutbutter's point-of-view, as he makes some weird promises for his political campaign in the California gubernatorial election.

The Old Sugarman Place

Stupid Piece of Sh*t

  • K. Flay's "Blood in the Cut", which plays over during Bojack's inner monologues. It's a fitting song for somebody who wants to drown out their self-loathing with anything they can get their hands on.
    Guess I'm contagious, it'd be safest if you ran
    Fuck, that's what they all just end up doing in the end


  • Tank and the Bangas' "Oh Heart", heard over the closing credits. That rinky-tink style of the piano particularly, especially for the disparity between how sad the episode is and how upbeat the song is.

What Time Is It Right Now

  • Jenny Owen Youngs' "Wake Up", the final song of this season finale, which plays over during Hollyhock's and BoJack's phone call, in which she is very happy to have him in her life as a brother, and he gives his first genuine and sincere smile in the entire show. The music perfectly crowns what is, to many, the most heartwarming moment of the show thus far.
    Make way for the new time
    Can't wait on the side lines

    Season 5 
  • "Back in the '90s" is remixed a few times this season: "The Dog Days Are Over" plays a Vietnamese dub of the song; "The Amelia Earhart Story" has a lilting acoustic guitar cover; "Free Churro" has a pipe organ funeral dirge; "Mr. Peanutbutter's Boos" has a Halloween-style cover; and "Ancient History" has a high-energy metal version.

The Light Bulb Scene

  • "Los Ageless", by St. Vincent, plays at the beginning and end of the episode, foreshadowing Bojack's Sanity Slippage throughout the season, as both times it plays the scenes are identical.

Planned Obsolescence

  • "Break My Fall", by Doc Robinson, is a cool and chill ballad sung with a guitar that matches nicely with the melancholic though lightly hopeful tone of the episode's end, with Bojack making a selfless action that goes awry, Todd breaking up with Yolanda to look for someone with whom he has more in common, and Mr. Peanutbutter entering a new relationship.

The Showstopper

    Season 6 
The New Client
  • Ruthie's crying is mixed with various other sounds and phrases from the episode to create an admittedly catchy beat to Princess Carolyn's routine, albeit slightly anxiety-inducing.


  • We finally get to hear the full version of "Do the BoJack", and yes, it's very cheesy.

The View from Halfway Down

  • Sarah Lynn's rendition of "Don't Stop Dancing". It starts like the original, before going into the EDM Sarah Lynn normally did. Before the music stops altogether with Sarah Lynn still singing, before stopping and jumping backwards into the black doorway.

Nice While It Lasted

  • The intro has Why The Long Face?, a garage rock song that perfectly encapsulates the chaotic nature that is Bojack's life post-suicide attempt.
  • The final shot of the series is accompanied by Catherine Feeny's "Mr. Blue", which perfectly suits the ending's bittersweet tone. The lyrics are about a depressed person the singer loves that she has to leave. She assures him ("Mr. Blue") that she still loves him but has to leave for her own good. Absolutely perfect for Diane and BoJack's last time together.


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