Top Ten South Park Songs

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Top Ten South Park Songs

Music is one of South Park’s most underrated qualities and yet it is an essential ingredient of the show when you really think about it. It drives many sequences with humor and clever lyrics and the series actually employed a great number of songs. Not only the show, but the movie which is basically a musical and I included it on this list as well. The qualities I looked for here are clever or fun lyrics, a catchy tune and most importantly humor. So here are the ten best South Park songs of all time.

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10. Merry Fucking Christmas

A hilarious song that doesn’t have the best singing in it, but benefits from Mr. Garrison’s involvement and its simply hilarious lyrics. The song is not only very catchy, but it very well showcases Garrison’s racist/xenophobic/religious ignorance and prejudices and it is such a typical South Park song in its twisting of the usual Christmas number.

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9. Work Mexican Work

Another very catchy song, Work Mexican Work takes the number nine slot because it also utilizes fun backup singing really well and it is such a great, hilarious take on this subject matter and one of a couple very amusing Butters songs, but the only one that ended up on this list.

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8. You Gotta Do What You Wanna Do

As someone who is unfortunately quite well acquainted with these High School movies, this number is awesome as it sounds as if it came right from those movies. It is so admirable how they perfectly make fun of a subject matter by succumbing to its territory and this is a great example of it. It is very well sung, fun, funny and so well choreographed.

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7. Uncle Fucka

It may be annoying to some, but this ridiculous song from the South Park movie is ludicrous in the best way possible and so entertaining, if admittedly a bit too short. It is one of the greatest scenes for Terrance and Phillip and is the type of song that was more edgy in its earlier show’s history than now, but it remains very memorable.

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6. Let’s Fighting Love

The first of the two anime songs on this list, it just goes to show how superbly they managed to poke fun of Japanese series and most especially their opening themes. It has a great mix of English and Japanese in its lyrics, but is such a representative, but still amusing take on anime opening numbers in a great episode too.

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5. Kyle’s Mom’s a Bitch

‘South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut’ truly is an amazing musical movie in its own right and this is another number that comes from its great repertoire. Such a hysterical and majestic moment from Cartman back in his glorious Sheila-hating days, it is also incredibly fun to sing along and very well crafted with the highlight being of course the part with all of the children from different nations singing their own versions.

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4. Princess Kenny Theme Song

And this is their second and best anime theme. It is one of the shining moments in an otherwise not great seventeenth season. The decision to make Kenny a Japanese princess was a brilliant move to make this character relevant again and this is his best moment. It is such a hopelessly catchy musical number with a great animation style to it and an overall superb scene accompanying it.

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3. Up There

And the best song from the movie is undoubtedly Up There, so beautifully and admirably sung by Satan who fueled this movie to greatness. This is their finest attempt at making a Disney ballad and they successfully managed to recreate that feel, but also make fun of it with a couple of hilarious moments and a very amusing gay imagery.

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2. Jesus Baby

I just love this song and it had to rank this high. It is very underrated and it perfectly makes use of Cartman’s (Trey Parker’s) terrific singing voice. Christian Hard Rock is a great episode and this is one of its highlights as it makes fun of its subject matter in the hardest and most humorous manner possible. The lyrics are hysterical, the tune is so fun and wonderfully sung and I just wish that it was a bit longer.

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  1. 1. Minorities at My Water Park

The best South Park song of all time is undoubtedly this gem called Minorities at My Water Park! There are a lot of reasons why it had to take the highest spot from the great singing voice from Cartman to a very good and emotional (in a twisted way) tone, but the best reason lies in its perfect use of Cartman’s character. Through these amusing and clever lyrics we get every bit of his racism and that is what songs are supposed to do – drive the plot while most importantly showcasing the character’s motivations and personality. A true showstopper.

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Honorable Mentions:

Ballad of James Cameron – So annoyingly catchy and it hilariously made fun of James Cameron and his hobby.

Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel – This one wouldn’t be nearly as memorable if it weren’t for such a humorous addition of Cartman’s lyrics in its second half.

I’m Gonna Make Love to You Woman – This signature song from Chef perfectly sums up his character and, although short, it is an essential part of the first half of the series.

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