Top 10 Best Songs From Family Guy

Script written by Garrett Alden Lucky, there’s a Family Guy! Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Songs from Family Guy. For this list, we’re looking at the songs – both originals and covers – that have been featured on this long-running animated series. We’ll be ranking the entries based on how entertaining, catchy, inventive, and funny they are. Special thanks to our users Norris Vaughn, jkellis, Robert Payes, and Egw Esu for suggesting this idea, check out the voting page at WatchMojo.comsuggest/Top%2010%20Songs%20from%20Family%20Guy
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Lucky, there’s a Family Guy! Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Songs from Family Guy.

For this list, we’re looking at the songs – both originals and covers – that have been featured on this long-running animated series. We’ll be ranking the entries based on how entertaining, catchy, inventive, and funny they are.

#10: “Prom Night Dumpster Baby”
“Airport ‘07”


“Family Guy” and Seth MacFarlane are never afraid to try a weird or potentially offensive thing if it has the potential to be funny, and this bizarre song has it all. Appropriately sung by a baby abandoned in a dumpster on prom night, the number features the primary singing baby backed up by other abandoned infants, who swing their umbilical cords like canes in what has to be one of the strangest things ever put on network television. While it’s far from inoffensive, this song’s odd charisma and creative imagery make it a necessary pick for our list.

#9: “Mr. Booze”
“Friends of Peter G.”

When Peter and Brian convince their fellow Alcoholics Anonymous members to start drinking in secret again, the group is surprisingly well prepared: when the police come a-knockin’, they launch into a revival-style musical number railing against the dangers of alcohol. Besides being a toe-tappingly catchy song, with some improbably good choreography performed by drunks, the whole sequence is a loving tribute to a near-identical one from the classic Rat Pack film, “Robin and the 7 Hoods,” in which bootleggers pull a similar stunt to avoid suspicion from the authorities. This may be the first entry on our list to demonstrate the show’s love of older cinema, but it won’t be the last!

#8: “Vasectomy”
“Sibling Rivalry”

After Peter expresses his unfamiliarity with what a vasectomy is, Brian calls in a barbershop quartet that was apparently waiting just outside the door to explain it to him. Sung to the tune of “Goodbye My Coney Island Baby,” “Vasectomy” alternates between a detailed, medical explanation on how it’s done and an explanation on how the procedure somehow diminishes one’s manhood. The song also goes on a significant tangent, with the quartet suggesting that Peter could have an affair and disparaging sexual harassment seminars, all in perfect unison. Family Guy tends to run jokes into the ground in very amusing ways – and this is a perfect example of that.

#7: “Christmastime Is Killing Us” “
Road to the North Pole”

Upon arriving at the North Pole, Stewie and Brian discover that Santa Claus and his elves are strung out and overworked from their grueling schedule. Saint Nick and company then deliver an incredibly grim and dour song in which they reveal the less-than-jolly side of the Christmas season, which concludes with most of the elves apparently hanging themselves and Santa coughing up blood. While we were tempted to include the other Christmas-themed song from the episode, “All I Really Want for Christmas,” ultimately we had to go with this Grammy-nominated tune for its more memorable, darker tone.

#6: “I Need a Jew”
“When You Wish Upon a Weinstein”

When Peter is in need of financial advice, he sings about his wish to have someone, namely a stereotypical Jewish person, help him sort out his money, in a number satirizing “When You Wish Upon a Star.” Besides being offensive, if rather funny, “I Need a Jew” got the show in hot water in the form of a lawsuit – but not for the reason you’d think. The Bourne Company, who owns the rights to “When You Wish Upon a Star,” filed the suit, claiming that the lyrics damaged the original’s integrity and infringed upon copyright. However, parody falls within fair use, so “Family Guy” won the case, so this outrageous song continues to run in syndication.

#5: “It’s a Wonderful Day for Pie”
“Road to the Multiverse”

The multiverse is full of musical possibilities, which Brian and Stewie discover on their journey through alternate realities. In one such locale, the duo encounters a version of their family that spontaneously bursts into a song about pie in a musical moment inspired by Disney. Accompanied by visuals like anthropomorphic animals and objects, “It’s a Wonderful Day for Pie” pokes fun at the typical Disney musical style, but it’s just as catchy, enchanting, and enthralling as the material it lampoons.

#4: “You Have AIDS”
“The Cleveland–Loretta Quagmire”


It must have taken a special kind of demented genius to come up with this cutaway song gag. After Peter claims to be good at delivering bad news, the scene cuts to him leading a barbershop quartet that’s serenading a poor AIDS patient about the fact that he has the terrible, incurable disease. The song is catchy, upbeat, and in the worst possible taste, which caused several AIDS support organizations to protest it. However, the fact that the song is so – ironically - tone deaf is what makes it so effectively cringe-worthy and hilarious.

#3: “A Bag o’ Weed”
“420”

Brian’s attempts to get people excited to legalize marijuana at a park go strangely unheard, so Stewie offers to spice up his presentation with an improvised musical number. What follows is a cheerful and incredibly catchy song, backed by a marching band, and accompanied by creative choreography and fancy footwork. In yet another example of “Family Guy” using a tune from film, “A Bag o’ Weed” is based on the song, “Me Ol' Bamboo,” from “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” This counter cultural melody “blazes” its own unique trail though.

#2: “Shipoopi”
“Patriot Games”

When Peter joins the New England Patriots football team, he shows off a bit after making a touchdown. On one occasion, however, he manages to take it to another level entirely – launching into a rendition of “Shipoopi,” a song from the classic musical, “The Music Man.” He is readily joined not only by the other players, but also the audience, referees, band, and even viewers watching on TV in an elaborate, utterly spontaneous extravaganza of song and dance. This is one high-stepping, show-stopping, unforgettable moment in the show’s history that we still can’t get out of our heads.

Before we get to our top choice, here are a few honorable mentions:
- “Drunken Irish Dad”
“Peter’s Two Dads”

- “Road to Rhode Island”
“Road to Rhode Island”

- “This House Is Freakin’ Sweet”
“Peter, Peter, Caviar Eater”

#1: “The FCC Song”
“PTV”

After Peter creates his own TV station, Lois calls in the FCC to censor him when his programming gets a bit too risqué. However, Peter is ready with a rebuttal, and launches into this song, which is set to the tune of “Volunteer Fireman’s Picnic” from the stage musical, “Take Me Along.” Peter, accompanied by Stewie and Brian, sings about America’s censorship bureau and their draconian attempts to enforce “decency” upon television, complete with clips of many of the times “Family Guy” has given decency the finger. With its infectious melody and funny visuals, this song is a hit with everyone, even the FCC itself, who unfortunately, hasn’t taken the hint.
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