Personally, one of my favorite shows that’s been going for the past 15 years or so – that I’ve been watching since it’s inception (yes I was in 3rd grade watching South Park), is South Park. So, this is a music blog and I am a fan of the work – I decided to drop off 10 of the best musical moments of South Park for your enjoyment and laughter. Peep below..
01. “Gay Fish” – Season 13 Episode 5 “Fishsticks”
As if there was any doubt about being #1. Kanye West made one of the biggest and most talked about appearances on South Park in the classic “Fishstick” episode, and since then we’ve been randomly asking people “Do you like Fishsticks?” for the longest? We don’t think Kanye West quite got it – but this made for an amazing cover to his song “Heartless.”
02. “Poker Face” Season 13 Episode 11 “Whale Whores”
Rock band is amazing huh? But what was more amazing than this cover of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” than Cartman’s. Such emotion, vigor, every inch of his body and soul was thrown into it. Hell – he even managed to remix it a bit to insult Stan and Whales. “Go and hug a tree!”
03. “Heat Of The Moment” – Season 5 Episode 13 “Kenny Dies”
Perhaps one of the most touching covers to date, at least initially. Pleading to congress to change the ban on stem cell research to save Kenny from dying (yes, Kenny was dying – FORREAL). Solidifying his cause, he put his words in the form of a timeless song. We just find this moment absolutely amazing. STOMP STOMP *CLAP*.
04. “Fingerbangin’ Into The Night” – Season 4 Episode 8 “Something You Can Do With Your Finger”
Back in the late 90s and early 00s, boy bands ruled the world and this exactly shows why. No matter what you sang, if it had a neat beat and each members had a different personality and the sweet solo bridge “girl you know, that you’re the only girl – the girl…” Fingerbang bang bang! I don’t think they know what that means.
05. “Jesus Baby” – Season 7 Episode 9 “Christian Rock Hard”
In another one of his get rich quick schemes, Cartman decides to bet Kyle that he could release a platinum selling album. However, instead of simply just writing his own songs – he takes a few songs and replaces “baby” and “darling” with Jesus. “Man, that kid really REALLY likes Jesus.” Anyone notice the keys playing for themselves?
06. “Getting Gay With Kids” – Season 3 Episode 1 “Rainforest Shmainforest”
Getting Gay With Kids? It means like – Getting Happy with kids right? Totally not getting like…gay…right? What did we learn from this clip? Jennifer Aniston at some point voiced a south park episode and according to Cartman, “Jews have absolutely NO rhythm.” We like the second version better though, so here it goes.
07. “Love Is A Battlefield” – Season 7 Episode 7 “Red Man’s Greed”
Pat Benetar re-lived for a slight moment once again through the witty comedy of South Park. Attempting to stop Indians err, I mean Native Americans from destroying the town – the town comes together in possibly one of the most empowering anthems to date. Actually, it’s not really an anthem – but you wouldn’t be able to tell me wrong after this clip.
08. “Montage” – Season 5 Episode 2 “Asspen”
Get this. This is a song about the concept of a montage, during a montage? That’s just plain genius. As Stan DARSH prepares to face one of his greatest foes (not really), he trains in the art of skiiing to this Rocky esque, 80s, number in montage form. Not your ordinary “Eye of the Tiger” shtick.
09. “Not My Water Park (Minorities)” – Season 13 Episode 14 “Pee”
When’s the last time you heard an offensive ballad? South Park is known for pushing quite a few buttons on the show when attempting to push the envelope, and this is just one of those moments. Cartman’s ballad about “Minorities” could’ve offended us – but we just found this more hilarious than anything. “Even the authorities….are minorities.”
10. “California Love” – Season 11 Episode 7 “Night Of The Living Homeless”
Could you find a doper remake to 2Pac and Dr. Dre’s classic hit, “California Love?” The gang used this song in leading the sea of homeless people that devoured South Park to California with a simple change of the words. “California…super kewl to the homeless!”