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"Get up! Mow the lawn! Move it on the double! 'Cause if you don't, you're in Deep, Deep Trouble!"

In a show that focuses on the never-ending adventures of a dysfunctional nuclear family, who thought it would be this musical?

  • "Just Don't Look" from "Treehouse of Horror VI". It's even got Paul Anka's guarantee.note 
  • Another Treehouse of Horror example, the Couch Gag Villain Song from the intro to Treehouse of Horror XXIV, where Bart, Lisa and Maggie are trick or treating and encounter some ghouls. The song has a vibe similar to Oggie Boogie’s song and "You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch", and coupled with the great animation courtesy of John K., rocks.
  • All of the songs from "The President Wore Pearls". Especially Lisa's very moving version of "Don't Cry For Me Argentina".
  • "Colonel Homer":
  • Grown-Up Halloween from the "Halloween of Horror" episode (not the yearly "Treehouse of Horror"), which is a huge tribute to Rocky Horror Picture Show.
  • In Season 7, Episode 4, "Bart Sells His Soul", Bart swaps the hymn "In the Garden of Eden" with "In a gadda da vida" by Iron Butterfly. The result is both hilarious and epic. Special mention to the elderly organist playing the beat for over 17 minutes on the church's organ.
    Lovejoy: Wait a minute! This sounds like rock and/or roll!
  • The season 14 episode "Large Marge" has "You're A Bunch of Stuff," the song the restaurant patrons sang about Marge when she got breast implants, comparing her to all the great things in their lives.
  • Also from season 14, the song "Everybody Hates Ned Flanders" from "Dude, Where's My Ranch?" is a hilarious diss track Homer wrote towards his least favorite neighbor. After David Byrne produces and sells it, the whole city (Flanders included) sings along.
  • Barney's surprisingly serious and moving performance of "Danny Boy" at the funeral for Moe's Tavern in "Mommie Beerest".
  • All the songs from "My Fair Laddy", where Groundskeeper Willie proves his singing voice is great when he tries. Special mention goes to the episode's final song, "Longing for the Shack".
  • In "Cape Feare", Bart tricks Sideshow Bob into singing the score of H.M.S. Pinafore to buy time. Sadly we don't get to hear the entire show but what we do hear is truly delightful.
  • All the songs by the Party Posse in "New Kids on the Blecch" are catchy auto-tuned songs.

  • In their earliest games, the music was rather annoying: typically a looping, low-quality hissing of the theme. However, in more recent games, they've actually used, for example, orchestrated scores. Example: The orgasmically awesome soundtrack to The Simpsons Game.
  • Bart Simpson (and others) from The Simpsons Hit & Run (which is a very underrated game) has some pretty rockin' themes as well.
  • The arcade game had some good music as well, with a notable example being the downtown Springfield theme.
  • The Simpsons Wrestling, while considered a terrible game for its poor balancing, visuals and overall quality, has some excellent tracks. Mr. Burns' mansion theme makes a fine example.

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