Pop Songs Used on the Big Bang Theory Sitcom, or Dedicated to the Characters
One of the most popular sitcoms on TV, "The Big Bang Theory," has left an indelible mark on pop culture in America. Sheldon has a new colorful t-shirt for each episode, and the four science dudes make us laugh with their quirky manners and mannerisms. This list focuses on the music of The Big Bang Theory: songs used in the show, or for the show. Some of these songs were actually played on the show, while others were just mentioned in an episode, and the rest are just dedicated to TBBT. Here are the top 20 songs for the cast and crew of The Big Bang Theory:
1 - Weird Science from Oingo Boingo
2 - Big Bang Rocks Tonight (Gara Gara Go) by the k-pop band Big Bang
3 - Star Trekkin' by the Firm
4 - Mama Weer All Crazee Now , by Slade (and Quiet Riot)
5 - Rocket Man by Elton John, for Astronaut Howard Wolowitz
6 - I Love My Shirt by Donovan … for all Sheldon's funky t-shirts I love my shirt, My shirt is so comfortably lovely.
7 - Funny How Love Is ... from Queen, for Leonard and Penny
8 - Make Me Laugh by Anthrax
9 --Bernadette by The Four Tops for Bernadette who married Howard (he sang this to Bernie at the Cheesecake Factory), and then: "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" by The Pet Show Boys, for what she is thinking now.
10 - Short People by Randy Newman for Howard
11 - Brown Sugar recorded by the Rolling Stones, for Raj (in his own words)
12 - The Scientist by Coldplay for Leonard the Science Dude
13 - Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne for Sheldon the walking OCD. "I'm not crazy. My mother had me tested."
14 - 'Cause I'm a Blonde by comedienne Julie Brown for Penny (although Penny is pretty cool).
15 - Amy by Green Day, for Amy Farrah Fowler (she's come a long way since Blossom).
16 - The Enemy Within by Rush, for Wil Wheaton, Sheldon's arch enemy.
17 - Come Upstairs by Carley Simon, for all the stairs they climb every day, because of the broken elevator. Really? $5 million per episode, and you can't fix it?
18 - Laughing by R.E.M., from the Murmur CD
19 - The Big Bang by Rock Mafia (and Miley Cyrus)
20 - She Blinded Me With Science by Thomas Dolby
Bonus Track: Top of the World by the Carpenters, because the show always tops the ratings. Congratulations to the cast and crew, and good luck in the new season.
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See Also: Top 25 Sheldon Quotes from the Big Bang Theory