Best Line: “It’s not a phase / I’m not confused / Or indecisive / I don’t have the gotta-choose blues.”. Even without the songs, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend would still be one of the best comedies on TV: a sharply insightful, wickedly subversive, riotously funny rom-com that is fully aware it’s a rom-com. Any list of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s best songs would be incomplete without it, and while Greg Serrano may have escaped the Cov, this song will never abandon us. Contact us: [email protected]. Over the 4 years we’ve been given love triangles, new careers, amazing friendships but most of all, wonderful music. Not to mention it’s the dirtiest song in the show’s entire catalogue — how they slipped “Let me choke on your cocksuredness” through Standards and Practices still amazes me. Save FB Tweet. Environmental law? It’s not only the best song from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, but also a serious contender for best song of 2017 in general — although Camila Cabello may have something to say about this. Characters: Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) Josh Chan (Vincent Rodriguez III). But I could! 157! Greg’s excitement and Fontana’s commitment sell the piece. It’s tough to write songs for the show that are more sincere and not just obvious jokes Logo Concept by: Illumination Ink. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, the lovechild of Aline Brosh McKenna and Rachel Bloom comes to the end of it’s 4 season run tonight on The CW. But while it’s a cathartic, triumphant song that is a welcome reprieve after Rebecca’s brush with suicide, the lyrics still sow underpinnings of doubt, as Rebecca clings to the idea of a new diagnosis potentially solving her problems. Best line: “Yes, Josh is a dream, but I’m right here in flesh and blood and self-hate. No money plus it’s a bummer!”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKdJ1dsAF_c. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend S3 Songs, Ranked The recently concluded third season of The CW's darkly hilarious musical comedy series featured 25 original songs; once again, Glen Weldon ranks them all … There was a time where this was my favourite CXG song, as it’s just so brutal and honest. An ode to a show I love so much. 0 0 0. One of the show’s rare sincere songs, “A Diagnosis” is the apotheosis of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s wonderfully nuanced approach to mental illness. Episode: When Will Josh and His Friend Leave Me Alone? Best line: “But I say no, no, no! The elegant arrangement and simple melody as well as the song’s sneakily raunchy lyrics cemented Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s appeal early on. Best Line: “A bishop in Wisconsin / Said something Anti-Semitic / So the temple has decided / To boycott cheddar cheese.”. Best line: “Newflash douchebags, I’m a good person.”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIQbwDhZ8iY, Characters: Josh Wilson (David Hull) and Rebecca’s friends. Posted on Friday, April 5th, 2019 by Hoai-Tran Bui. Review: The Top 27 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Songs, Ranked The CW's romantic-comedy-drama-fantasy-musical just aired its series finale, after four seasons and 157 original songs. The best singer in the (very talented) cast, Donna Lynne Champlin gets to show off her chops in the soaring Broadway diva number, “After Everything I’ve Done For You (That You Didn’t Ask For).” A riff off of “Rose’s Turn” in Gypsy, the song is every rom-com sidekick’s lament, as Paula lists all the dark and dirty deeds she’s committed in order for Rebecca to live out her fantasy with Josh. Third party images are used under the fair use doctrine. Fontana’s honeyed Disney Prince voice is what makes “It Was a Shit Show,” a bittersweet ballad about Rebecca and Greg’s short-lived romance, such a stunner. Every joke made about “Jewish American Princess” culture throughout the song had me dying from laughter at it’s accuracy. / If not I’ll be swinging from a hypotenuse”) even as she gets confused by all the “man math.” Rachel Bloom’s breathy vocals and hilariously expressive faces, as well as its absurd asides (“A swing! Over the course of two seasons on the CW, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has delivered top-notch musical comedy. Whoop dee fricking doo, the song could have been number 1, but who cares about number 1, Greg doesn’t. Settle for me! Created by Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend never got the audience it deserved because of its cringeworthy title, but in its four seasons on the air, it delivered a madcap and maddeningly perceptive depiction of mental illness through the frame of a romantic-comedy series. Vincent Rodriguez III nails those nasally Blink-182-style vocal inflections and smoothly delivers the hysterically atonal lyrics like “Dudes sing these kinds of songs!” and “Let’s get a Costco card!”, Best Line: “She’s so hot but she doesn’t know it / She probably just found that outfit lying around / (Like, in the trash!)”. Who would have thought a song about an uncomfortable medical condition would turn in to such a toe tapping hit? This song showcases his softer side, whilst still being an absolute banger and bonus, cute animals. Episode: My First Thanksgiving with Josh! Here's My Ranking Of The 25 Best "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" Songs — You Know I'm Right. The underrated comedic masterpiece that is Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will be singing its final aria today on the CW in a two-hour series finale and live show that will cap off one of the sharpest, funniest, and most profound comedies on TV today. This classic Broadway showstopper is a showcase for Bloom’s soaring vocals and emotionally vulnerable performance, without a trace of the show’s signature irony. Best Line: “There are so many other professions / That don’t turn you into Jeff Sessions!”. I regularly consider making this my ring tone. From a song about UTIs that will be stuck in your head until the end of the time to a flawless Ed Sheeran parody, we are never disappointed.And the best part? “Gettin’ Bi” is one of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s greatest achievements, kicking off the arc of Pete Gardner’s adorable Darryl, who as a middle-aged divorced parent realizes that he is bisexual. But seriously, don’t. 02. Let’s generalize about songs! Currently the team have gifted us with 298 original songs, and I set out to decide which were the 25 best. Best line: “Why have cats, over time, become, Synonymous with loneliness?”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57ZDNuakBsQ. Here they are: our 15 fave Crazy Ex-Girlfriend songs. Best Line: “We have chemistry of course / But that’s a formula for divorce / A play about pieces of feces / Is what we are together.”. Yes please! Episode: I’m Going on a Date with Josh’s Friend! The answer: all of them. This list actually orignally started as the 5 best, bet there’s just too many choices. No money, even less money! “The Math of Love Triangles” is a pitch-perfect distillation of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s formula: A razor-sharp satire of ditzy Marilyn Monroe-esque numbers, and a showcase for the show’s signature witty lyrics — in this case, a million triangle puns. Web design by Pro Blog Design. Best line: “You ruined everything, You stupid, stupid bitch. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has a whopping 157 songs in its catalogue, spread over four seasons. It’s such a wonderful song that goes with CXG’s anti rom com feel. Who hasn’t taken someone home and then obsessed over whether they may or may not be a murderer? It sounds terrible. You’re just a lying little bitch, who ruins things and wants the world to burn.”. Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom, also the co-creator), the titular character, leaves her high-powered lawyer job behind and moves to West Covina, California to follow her high school summer camp ex-boyfriend. The highlight of Grebecca Version 1.0 is this buoyant ditty about… a urinary tract infection. But even as the song pulls back the curtain on Rebecca and Paula’s friendship, “After Everything I’ve Done For You” is a ceaselessly entertaining number, with Champlin proving to be a joy to watch, jazz hands and all. They even do the Running Man dance! And Josh just happens to live here. 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Even without the songs, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend would still be one of the best comedies on TV: a sharply insightful, wickedly subversive, riotously funny rom-com that is fully aware it’s a rom-co… This funky ’90s R&B throwback is a delight for all the senses — from the In Living Color outfits, right down to the Bobby Brown-inspired beats and the Milli Vanilli-look-alike dancers. Kiss me, baby, all over the place, And please don’t be a murderer!”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu3FE7BswYI, Episode: Josh’s Ex-Girlfriend Wants Revenge, Characters: Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom), Paula Proctor (Donna Lynne Champlin), Heather Davis (Vella Lovell), Valencia Perez (Gabrielle Ruiz). The lilting romantic guitar clashes hilariously with the offensive lyrics like when Nathaniel tells Rebecca “You could use the exercise.” But more impressive is this song’s graceful choreography — the best in the series until the La La Land-esque “Antidepressants Are So Not a Big Deal” would later show it up with a rousing tap number. Aided by Gardner’s infectiously charming performance, “Gettin’ Bi” makes coming out seem like a big party — which makes the song all the more powerful. That is actually insane. “Don’t Be a Lawyer” has one of the catchiest melodies of the series and the funniest lyrics, which range from literary to topical — the song manages to squeeze in a Shakespeare reference and dig at Jeff Sessions in the span of two minutes. Best line: “‘Cause I’m hopefully, desperately in love with… West Covina!”, Greg leaves. Don’t be such a girl Becs!”, Characters: Nathaniel Plimpton III (Scott Michael Foster). Josh is Irrelevant. A sax solo nodding to Springsteen (“Big man”)! All information and materials on this website are provided for general information and entertainment purposes only. It’s a big sparkly Broadway number with a giant pretzel that introduces us to Rebecca’s rose tinted glasses. Best Line: “You’ll never escape us / ‘Cos we live in your head / Just two swell dudes / That you screwed.”. Top 10 Songs From Crazy Ex-Girlfriend // Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/c/MsMojo?sub_confirmation=1These are the best songs from the hit show Crazy Ex … I Never Want to See Josh Again. Ahead of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s” final bow, we’ve ranked the 10 best songs from the show’s four-season run. The theme song to "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" on the CW!Buy the "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" Season 1 Volume 1 Soundtrack AVAILABLE NOW!! Josh Is a Liar. Community Contributor. Best line: “Hey sexy stranger, come back to my place, And I hope you’re not a murderer! Josh's Ex-Girlfriend Is Crazy. Best Line: Not really a lyric, but that self-deprecating “Yeah you guys know this one” cuts deep. Best line: “Fluffin’ and flouncin’, Gigglin’ and ladyin’, The sexy getting ready song.”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrPrr4wmnJ4. This erotic Chicago-esque jazz piece sees Rebecca seducing Nathaniel with innuendos about moral ambiguity (“Peel away my values / “Rip off my compassion with your teeth”) while performing an elaborate strip tease in which she throws shoes at his face. Best line: “Gather ye ’round, And I’ll tell you a tale, Of all the great times, I’ve had with an ale”. Best line: “I used to think I was a hero, can’t believe she didn’t come… to tell me that she needed, so much more than I could give.”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGtb-gZcLak. The funniest and smartest tunes from Rachel Bloom's award-winning CW series. The dancing, the twirling, the old school Hollywood feel. Getting Over Jeff. AD This pop-punk parody so effectively skewers the entire musical genre that the YouTube comments can’t decide if it specifically satirizes Blink-182, Bowling for Soup, Panic at the Disco, or All Time Low. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkfSDSfxE4o&t=1s. Best line: “Hey, West Covina, Why won’t you let me break free?”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRDLHEdWZoQ. This is the final group number of the entire season, and what a way to go out. Best line: “Let’s take one bad thing about one man, And then apply it to all of them”, Characters: Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) feat. And no, there is absolutely no #TeamGreg bias here whatsoever. After some awkward conversations with the women in the office, Tim comes to realise he might not be doing as good a job in the bedroom as he thinks. Why go for the guy you want, when you can go for the guy who’s right here? Best line: “On the ottoman you took a lot of man!”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ix3qJPS1b4. Body rolls are hard. Nathaniel Gets the Message! Keanu Reeves Reveals How Much Longer He’ll Play John Wick and We Learn When the 4th Movie Starts Filming, Captain America: Chris Evans Denies Return Rumors & Peggy Carter Trends on Twitter, Black Panther 2: Michael B. Jordan Reportedly Returning for Second Film. For me, it’s up there in the best theme songs of all time. Inspired by old Irish pub songs, we get to hear some of the wilder tales from Greg’s drinking problem that we might have previously missed. Captain America: Chris Evans Finalizing Deal to Return as Cap! The scathing and cruel lyrics, as well as the song’s meta commentary on self-disgust, is a far-too-familiar dialogue to all of us, which makes “You Stupid Bitch” one of the harder songs to listen to on repeat. Best Line: “So tell me about your sins / And shock me with their luridness / Let me be your pupil / Let me choke on your cocksuredness.”. The music, the flamboyance, the tap dancing. Best Line: “You’re nothing without me / And my creativity / I created you / You lived in my womb / I mean, figuratively!”. From songs about finding bathrooms to accepting that medication that isn’t such a big deal, there’s something for every music fan hidden in the depths of the show. The song that started it all. What”ll it be perfectly sums up Greg’s character, is beautifully written and sung, and a wonderful homage to Piano Man. ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’: 8 Favorite Songs Rachel Bloom, Jack Dolgen and Adam Schlesinger, the trio responsible for the show’s original songs, highlight their favorites. The 15 Best ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Songs, Ranked, Rachel Bloom Is Making an NSYNC Superfan Movie with Boy Band Member Lance Bass, Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne Co-Founder and Songwriter for ‘That Thing You Do’ and ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,’ Dies of Coronavirus Complications, ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’ Trailer: Birds and Pigs Must Join Forces to Take on Some Frigid Fowls, ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’ Trailer: Winter is Coming for the Angry Birds. Formerly FanFest.com but still for fans! Best line: “Our love has made us totes invincible”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsxgXgo7ipQ. Episode: Will Scarsdale Like Josh’s Shayna Punim? Rebecca decides that the universe has spoken and it’s time to accept spinster, so what better accessory for a life of loneliness than a furry feline? “Settle for Me” put Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on the map with its Emmy win for choreography — the show’s only major win (a travesty!) And with Fontana oozing old-school charm, it’s no surprise that “Settle for Me” got so many people hooked on the will-they-won’t-they of it all. But I don’t!”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V36c809pVLA, Characters: Paula Proctor (Donna Lynne Champlin), Paula and Rebecca go back to Paula’s hometown and run in to a very important person from Paula’s past…, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gVOeTHoOXY. Scott Michael Foster showed he was more than just “the new guy” with this sweeping Ed Sheeran-inspired song that proved he could pull off Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s brand of weird comedy. Rebecca’s reprise in the season 2 finale feels like the end to the first big chapter in CXG, Rebecca’s love and obsession with Josh, but also opened up some of her bigger issues that would be explored in future episodes, such as her lack of self worth without love. ( Note: Some of the videos below contain crude language. Another Crazy Ex-Girlfriend classic, this song is constantly ranked amongst the show’s best tunes. Picking the best songs from “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” is like going to an all-you-can-eat buffet catered by a Michelin-star chef. A Huey Lewis and the News-esque funky band number! Best Line: “I won’t be back to normal till I see what your nipples look like / They’re probably straightforward nipples.”. This is just about sex! http://smarturl.it/crazyex1_i In a sad way, darling, it’s fate.”, Characters: Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) and company. With Crazy Ex-Girlfriend returning for its fourth and final season this Friday, it’s time to pay homage to the best songs from the show’s first three years of existence. Cosplay Spotlight: Freddy Krueger Cosplay, Cosplay Spotlight: Daenerys, Game of Thrones Cosplay, Cosplay Spotlight: The Best of Catwoman Cosplay, Cyberpunk 2077 Next-Gen Coming in second half of 2021. The Jewishness of it all! It took a while for Nathaniel to find his groove in the show, and find a bigger purpose than being Rebecca’s mean yet somehow sexy boss. Privacy Policy / Cookie Policy. But more than just a delightful skewering of a classic genre that turns into a brilliant meta-commentary about how women infantilize themselves for men, “The Math of Love Triangles” still lightly touches on Rebecca’s deep-seated issues (“Will this help me choose? (He appeared later in the episode as Ghost Greg for I Tapped That Ass), Best line: ” I won’t forget, I won’t regret, This beautiful, heart stopping, breathtaking, life changing….”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtb-ZPOkMyI, Episode: I’m Going on a Date with Josh’s Friend, Characters: Greg Sarrano (Santino Fontana) and Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom). Released right at the crest of the #MeToo movement, it’s no wonder that “Let’s Generalize About Men” went viral. 20 Best Songs From Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Brian Thompson December 27, 2017. As rows of women with giant hearts affixed to their backs swan around, protagonist Rebecca Bunch (co-creator and songwriter Rachel Bloom) insists, “I have no underlying issues to address/I’m certifiably cute and adorably obsessed!” A song that debunks LGBT stereotypes and flies in the face of TV’s pervasive bi erasure! Love Kernals appears in the first episode of Season 2, when Rebecca has left Greg and Josh has left Valencia. You’d better fill that head with dirt because you’re gonna have some serious earworms crawling around in there for the next few days. There’s also a NSFW version. Best line: “Love’s not a game, that being said, let’s make it rain!”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqOU6oY5-Ro. They worked with the evolution of the show, but this original is just SO good and captures all the elements of season one. The show later mixed it up and went with a new theme every season. Should possibly win for best innuendos in a song. Cleverly walking the line between a heart-wrenching farewell and a cruel kiss-off, “It Was A Shit Show” is a beautiful ode to Rebecca and Greg’s whirlwind but toxic affair, showcasing the pair’s easy chemistry and deep connection, but delineating exactly why it was time for Greg to go (before he would come back as Skyler Astin two seasons later). But this Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers-esque ditty completely deserves that award. There are several Bob Fosse-inspired numbers throughout this series, but “Strip Away My Conscience” is far and away the best one. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is sadly over, and there’s no better way to memorialize it than counting down its best original songs. Though “Let’s Have Intercourse” is manifestly a parody of Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” it’s a sharp commentary on how most romantic pop songs are basically passive-aggressive insults. That’s literal suspension!”) are what sell this number as the best Crazy Ex-Girlfriend song. Best Line: “Your sons are gonna be rapists!” is to this date, the show’s most brutal punchline. Bloom and Brosh McKenna have done a lot to discuss female sexuality in the series run, and this song was a highlight of how much more open talk is needed. Not only was it one of the only musical shows on television, but it also turned the trope of the crazy ex-girlfriend on its head. It was the worst episode ever because Greg left. Best Line: “cause my daddy will love me, and then in a wonderful way, everything in the past, will just fall away.”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw0Z7E1L6pE. by Kevin Schwaller. Zombies Will Be Free In Black Ops For A Limited Time! Rebecca realises she’s got the feels for Greg, and not just in a sexual way. Also, why have we not had WAY more White Josh numbers over the last 4 years? Plus, like many of the songs on this list, it’s absurdly catchy — if not for the tongue-in-cheek lyrics (“Let’s take one bad thing about one man / And apply it to all of them!”), you could easily mistake “Let’s Generalize About Men” as an ’80s chart topper. Unfortunately, it’s not quite as magical as their magic carpet ride at the end of Season 1, and Rebecca is left picking up tiny love kernals of affection from Josh wherever she can get them. In this case, the Jewish American Princess stereotype, which Bloom and Rachel Grate (as Rebecca’s lifelong frenemy and fellow ACLU member Audra Levine), acknowledge is “offensive.” But it’s easy to not care, as both women spit bars about how they’re the more accomplished than the other while trading dozens of cutting insults in both Yiddish and English. Whether it’s latest reviews, news, or industry scoop at CrookedLlama.com, we want to give fans fun ways to interact with the things that they love. CrookedLlama.com is not associated with—and we have no "official" relationship with—any production company, film or television studio, or any subsidiary or affiliate of the same. So as we count down the hours until Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s swan song, we’ll be counting down the 15 best Crazy-Ex Girlfriend songs in the show’s whopping 150-plus song catalogue. Ah, the song that effectively guaranteed Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s four-season run despite its pitiful ratings. But if you’re Jewish, like myself, I guarantee this song takes on a whole other meaning for you. Episode: When Will Josh See How Cool I Am? Take a stroll down memory lane and listen to what I think are West Covina’s 25 best. Best Line: “I’m aware mental illness is stigmatized / But the stigma is worth it if I’ve realize / Who I’m meant to be / Armed with my diagnosis.”. April 01, 2019 at 02:19 PM EDT Skip gallery slides. In no particular order, these are the ten best songs from the first season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

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