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The cover album for the first season's soundtrack.

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 Händel, "Music Makes us Better"

One reason why Phineas and Ferb was so popular was because of the many songs used for almost every single episode. So let's take a listen to the many songs that this show has created.

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    Season 1 
  • The one that started it all, "Gitchee Gitchee Goo" and its extended version. This was the song that convinced the higher ups at Disney to request the show have an original song Once an Episode! And if you listen closely, and have a decent knowledge of cartoon history, you'll easily recognize the song as a parody/homage to a song from The Jetsons, "Eep Opp Ork Ah Ah (Meet Me Tonight)".
  • "Dude, We're Getting The Band Back Together." The whole episode. "Danny's Story", "You're Fabulous!", "I Ain't Got Rhythm", and of course: The Concert too.
    • "Ain't Got Rhythm" was actually nominated for the 2008 "Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics" Emmy, which makes it even more impressive. 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.
    • 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.
  • "Squirrels in My Pants". Best Disney song ever made EVER. And the extended version is even better.
  • Basically every song that made it into the Cliptastic Countdown.note  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.
  • At one point during Candace's Mushroom Samba in "The Ballad of Badbeard", you can hear a Suspiciously Similar Song version of Jimi Hendrix's "Hey Joe" for a few seconds. Just... yes.
  • "Ready for the Bettys". No wonder Stacy and Candace are such big fans.
  • "Fish out of Water", the first episode to humanize Buford outside of Phineas' sort-of-rival and Baljeet's tormentor, showing off just how lonesome the poor kid is and how much that fish means to him. And Laura Dickinson's vocals are just so earnest, you'd be forgiven for crying too.
  • "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 background), 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. There's also Dan Povenmire's cover of the song as Doofenshmirtz.
  • "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 is a sweet little melody to express Candace's love for her mother, another sign that she's still capable of caring.
  • "S'Winter" is Isabella's winter song with a cool tune to welcome in the snow and the frosty season.
  • "He's Bigfoot". Barry Bostwick ought to sing more often, especially with his booming vocals.
  • "She's A Truck Driving Girl" tells you exactly why Candace is a tire-spinning, gear-grinding, clutch-burning', back-firing, paint-trading, red-lining, over-heating, throttle-stomping Truck-Drivin' Girl!
  • "The Black Knight of Worcestershire", exactly what you would expect a medieval folk ballad to song like in this show's weird and wonderful world.
  • The kids go Pin Bowlin' through town. Yes, a hard rock version of a bowling/pinball hybrid game exists, and it is marvelous.
  • "Gotta Make Summer Last",a lively little ditty that plays as the kids enjoy their fun in "Leave the Busting to Us!". They liked it enough for it to pop up again in the "Fun Preservers" scene in "That Sinking Feeling" next season.

    Season 2 
  • Baljeet's reaction in "The Baljeatles" 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!
  • 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!"

    Season 3 
  • "Lonely Vampire is a short goth song sung about how Candace hates being goth (and a vampire). And, as is usual, it is awesome.
  • "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 "Gitchee Gitchee Goo". And it's AWESOME. Bonus props to Baljeet's EPIC falsetto solo.
  • 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?
  • "Half a Day" from Perry the Actorpus, an adorable New Wave-style song from the point of view of the boys to Perry.
  • "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.
  • "Road Trip" provides the very catchy 70s-ish country tune "Home on the Road" that will make you crave chicken fried steak or biscuits and gravy.
  • "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!!
  • "The Ballads of Paul". Love Händel consistently produces gems out of anything, even if it takes Paul himself a while to warm up to them.
  • 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.

    Season 4 
  • "Dancing in the Sunshine" has such a wholesome atmosphere to it, as Candace and Doofenshmirtz enjoy their lucky day, and Phineas, Ferb, and friends outmaneuver all the misfortune conspiring against their game of sky tennis.
  • "Giant Puppet" is VERY creepy but awesome at the same time.
  • From "Live and Let Drive", amongst the numerous James Bond Shout Outs, we get "Doofenshmirtz Evil Hideout Vacation Swap", a song that sounds just like the opening to a Bond film.
  • "Troy": a hard-core rock number about one of the keystones of western literature. It doesn't get much better than that! And let's not forget the Bagpipe solo!
  • "Un-Untieable Knot", an undeniably charming song as the kids play around in their giant Gordian Knot, with some added hilarity as Candace and Stacy try to figure out what could be in that safe.
  • 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". An epic ballad as the kids try to catch this mythical beast.
  • "Fletcher Family Flying Circus" in the Father's Day episode is a guaranteed heart-warmer, as the boys, Lawrence, and Grandpa Reg enjoy their day together.
  • "All the Convoluted Reasons We Pretend to Be Divorced". If the content on its own isn't enough, how about the fact that it's Charlene's only song in the series, and she manages to make a lasting impression.
  • "Act Your Age":

  • 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 Bands, Rubber Balls" 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 realize 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 Händel'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, as well as a shout out to the closing number of Hairspray.
  • Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel opens with the party goin' supernova, and only gets more epic from there.
  • "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 (1961) 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.(Considering she's voice by the same actress as Sofia the First, it's not a surprise that she sounds good.)
    • Doofenshmirtz revels in his "Army of Me".
    • "Triangulation" is, as Baljeet puts it, a mighty upbeat song for a desperate situation.
    • 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.
  • The Grand Finale "Last Day Of Summer":
  • These are the stories of the agents of the O.W.C.A. These are "The OWCA Files"!. Basically, this is the rocking, technological tune which hypes viewers up to see the O.W.C.A. agents' finest moments in saving the world.

    Across the 2nd Dimension 

  • "Everything's Better with Perry". It even wins the second Musical Cliptastic Countdown, beating "Summer Belongs to You" among others.
  • Though it's been cut, "Some Mysterious Force" qualifies.
  • "A Brand New Best Friend" qualifies as the most awesomely charming villain song ever in a Disney movie.
  • 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.
  • "I Walk Away", as the inability to communicate causes Phineas to lose trust in Perry and send him away as the platypus is going to turn himself in an an effort to protect the boys. Phineas, Perry, and the audience are all devastated and heartbroken.
  • "Brand New Reality". Played as the five main characters travel across dimensions to return to theirs.
  • "Robot Riot". Seeing every single invention that Phineas and Ferb made up to that point fighting the Norm-bots with this song playing in the background is just epic. And the extended version.
  • 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.
  • Last but not least, "Takin' Care of Things", an equally heartwarming and thrilling tribute to the relationship between the title characters.
  • This one is from the video game based on it rather then the movie itself, but Gonna Get Gone is just as awesome as any song from the show itself.
    Candace Against the Universe 
  • "Such a Beautiful Day", sung by Candace, was released on July 24th, 2020, in time with the Comic-Con@Home panel, and proved to be very catchy. The show may have been off the air for some time, but this song proves they still got it!
  • "We're Back", the song written for the end credits. The title sums it up. The cast is singing about how they're back and ready for this new movie. It also still has a super fun catchy beat and is extremely upbeat. Also, the accompanying music video does something really unique, it adds new lip-sync to pre-existing clips from the series.
  • "Us Against the Universe sees Candace realize that she isn't alone, that the boys are always with her, she's special in her own way and that the universe isn't all against her. With the boys and all the siblings' friends joining in as a show of True Companions.
  • "Adulting" sees Doof and Isabella finally get a song together about who is better fit to lead the group and it is just as awesome and silly as it sounds.
  • The film used a live orchestra for its score, which is used to its full advantage, as evidenced by the four score tracks on the soundtrack album.
  • The Cut Song "Step into the Great Unknown" is a great song about how Phineas and the kids will do whatever they need to in order to bring Candace home, no matter how dangerous the situation might be.


Alternative Title(s): Phineas And Ferb The Movie Across The2nd Dimension, Phineas And Ferb Christmas Vacation, Phineas And Ferb Mission Marvel, Phineas And Ferb Star Wars, Phineas And Ferb The Movie Candace Against The Universe