Lyrics!— plus the following exchange, for which I would gladly give over the Peabody this article will surely earn me: There's nothing for it but to surrender before the klezmeriffic perfection that is this, indisputably the best number of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Season Two. With the surprise reveal of Michael Hyatt — the show's MVP recurring cast member — at the end? Sadness so deeply embedded within its joyousness — and the joyousness here is potent — that you could almost miss it. It's still wonderful, and Lovell's performance remains pitch-perfect, but those other songs inched higher because they speak more directly to the show's central thesis. We're devoting an episode of Pop Culture Happy Hour to a full appreciation of this remarkable series, but it bears repeating that simply as a feat of logistics, the show's ability to write, choreograph, record, perform and edit so many elaborate musical numbers on a television production schedule remains mind-boggling. Well, yeah, sure. Give it this much: it sounds like the Huey Lewis song that would be playing in the scene set in an 80s bar when the producers couldn't get the rights to "Power of Love." But not here. And Bloom's "It's a practical proposal!" Last season's "Man Nap" covered a lot of this same, toxic-masculinity-poorly-conceals-a-wounded-infantilism ground, but Nathaniel's would-be club banger is a funnier, more accomplished endeavor all around, because of the details: He loves bottle-feeding panda cubs and identifying with monkeys ("Their eyes look like MY eyes!")! 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… It very nearly did. You loooooove this song. Granted, this I-Love-the-80s/Pointer Sisters pastiche is the song I've gone back to the most this season, for several reasons. Getting Over Jeff. 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But the ones I've seen suffer greatly from recency bias, as they were not prepared with the rigor, the cool objectivity, the razor-like dispassion of this list, which rests on the same two criteria it always has: 1. But I think that's kind of the point? Josh's Ex-Girlfriend Wants Revenge. We've watched her getting healthier, and learning that it's a complicated process that requires support, both emotional and, sometimes, pharmaceutical. Who have their own lists to make. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest. I mean, listen to the beautiful, understated work going in the opening seconds, the seamless shift: "Do I have to sing an inspirational musical-theater song right now 'cause I just can'tWHAT DOES THE FUUU-TURE HOLD". The spin Ruiz's Valencia puts on the last word in the line, "All men only want to have say-ux!," for example. Yep, originally this came in at #2 of Season 3, behind "Remember That We Suffered," but over the course of the last year it's achieved an iconic status. Retrieved October 31, 2018. Ok, it's a very faithful (possibly legally actionable) Dreamgirls bit, and what have I said about pastiches? This song wraps some very dark, and troubling, and just really no-good sentiments inside a lovely and (very deliberately) conventional Broadway melody — like a delicious but poisonous show-tune burrito! One of the longest numbers of the season, with the most moving parts. An important message, delivered through the magic of tap. If I've written up a given song before, I'll include the blurb, then comment on how my thinking has changed. It's a tough tone to get right, but this very very does. (And how about that concert special? Explicit only. Or maybe I'm just a sucker for klezmer. For the second season, see "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season Two Ratings". It's inevitable that this show would eventually return to a Disney-song parody, given the excellence of last season's "The Villain in My Own Story." For Rebecca, who once saw a grand romantic destiny written in the skies all around her, is an authentic but low-key love enough? I completely missed the song's sly importance, giving bisexuality the anthem it didn't know it needed. Who can say? Josh Is a Liar. 14. A perfect encapsulation of the show, and its protagonist's willfully skewed sense of the world – or at least, of one particular exurb. (Specifically, the "hou-AWHS/show-AH" bit.) Top five, easy! But that's just not enough to move it higher up this list. I mean, it doesn't get purer, cleaner than "That tough act's a bluff /So sheket bevaka, shut the f*** up", 8. But the deliberate hackiness of repeating the last word in the previous line gets a lot of fun play here — I could listen to Groban sink his teeth into the very, very stupid line, "Role-oh-ole-oh-OLE" all damn day. February 4, 2017. (Leave aside, if you can, the visuals, which are so chillingly spot-on. I was going to do so for season four, and then for the show's entire run, but when I went to print out my rankings of the first three seasons it came to 25 pages. Yeah, I just love it. Torture!" She lets us hear Heather's deadpan disgust throughout, allowing the musical arrangement do all the jazz-handy work. Goes somewhere. Hence this concentrated list, distilling the show's all-time best 27 numbers. “Duh!” This song is the musical expression of Josh’s epiphany that Rebecca is the one. Also, its a sharp and knowing and ruthlessly funny distillation of some dark, dark stuff. After four seasons and 157(!) You know where this song is going — you can predict the next note — but you don't mind, because that means it's vibrating on precisely the frequency that classic Broadway does. Familiarity breeds a lack of appreciation, if those other Crazy Ex-Girlfriend song rankings out there are any indication. TV Series Finale. But this song is legit smart about the distinction between lives tidily shaped by narrative conventions, and our actual, much messier, lived lives. And the fact that the observations made about men are so hack, so basic, so An Evening at the Improv. You get it.). Awful. Happens with "where's" sometimes, lately. Rebecca decides that she needs to find a way to take her mind off her ex … The hair! Either I just plain old love them, or I understand intellectually why others do, but I couldn't find a way to fit them into the actual ranking, because science is cold and hard and uncompromising, and appeals to the heart leave it unmoved. Too much, arguably! — then stands back and lets us bask in the discomfiting cognitive dissonance. It arrived at crucial inflection point in Rebecca's story, as she begins to seek the help she needs. And the production, with those wah-wah keyboards! Vella Lovell's Heather has been overdue for big moment like this one from her very first eye-roll back in season one. The songs often pay homage to or parodying other well-known songs, from Broadway hits like Les Miserables to Shakira’s Whenever, Wherever. Champlin: good lord. And the lyrics, with their deft deployment of the words "Jeff Sessions"! After four seasons on the CW, the offbeat, honest and often heart-breaking funny Crazy Ex-Girlfriend signed off with one final song. Y'all about to get klezmerized. Oh, and while I have you: zigazow. I'm not made of stone here, people. But it's become one of the songs I return to most often, due in part to Champlin's pure tone, and in part — a large part — to her delivery of "It's your BEEBEE!". "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Original Television Soundtrack (Season 1 – Volume 1)" was released on February 19, 2016 in both explicit and clean versions. in the car, try not to do it when stopped at a traffic light. Now, not every song can contain an epiphany, but the ones that legitimately transcend the genre they're spoofing in some way are the ones that end up here. The songs that earn the highest berths in this ranking do so because they move. Directed by Kimmy Gatewood. This is another song about something real, and defiantly unpretty, and rarely discussed, much less sung about — our collective search for answers, our need to belong, our belief that a medical diagnosis represents the magical end of suffering, not the beginning of a long process of managing it. This was our first glimpse of what Michelle Hyatt would bring to the show — the richness, the charisma, the timbre. Every so often this show reminds just you how deeply, how consummately, its creators know and love musicals. Makes fun of the place by sincerely celebrating it. It gave us all of that — Tovah! 21. Thank me later.) One thing that sets Crazy Ex-Girlfriend apart from other shows is its killer soundtrack. You can hear the "I am about to impart some Whitney-esque wisdom" in the fullness of that voice. Crucially, wonderfully, she doesn't sell out the character once that transition kicks in. No-oh-oh-oh-OH. To be specific, the plaintive, self-important way he sings that "Mah busy life" bit, above, is what won me over. Haven't I said below that it's the songs that engage with season three's darkness that earn high positions? Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: ... (Paula also has a song this episode, ... Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 2 Episode 2 Recap, Review. For for years now, the word "bathroom" cannot be spoken in my apartment without someone launching into this number. For the third season, see "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season Three Ratings". Ask questions and download or stream the entire soundtrack on Spotify, YouTube, iTunes, & Amazon. It's one of the rare instances of the show doing something we've seen done before, elsewhere, a lot. With guest appearances from (Jewish) Broadway stars Patti LuPone (who […] Reprises and medleys do not qualify — because they, as any decent musical theater epidemiologist will tell you, make the data noisy. ", "When Will Josh and His Friend Leave Me Alone? "The Sexy Gettin' Ready Song" (Season 1). On of our firsts indication that there was some real darkness — thick, tarry darkness — bubbling under the surface of this show. still gets me, every time. I'm always here for a Donna Lynne Champlin spotlight number, and this steers into her particular gifts with verve and aplomb. BuzzFeed has confirmed that Crazy Ex-Girlfriend creator and star Rachel Bloom has written one of the songs that will be performed by Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist in the upcoming crossover. Patti! Which is just, you know, a lot. During the course of the series, 62 episodes of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend aired, concluding on April 5, 2019. 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. A handful of songs have taken on added resonance, now that the show is over and can be regarded as a whole. How do I explain this? For the fourth season, see "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season Four Ratings". "Tell Me I'm Okay, Patrick" (Season 2). If it ever happens with "the" it'll be time for professional help. "No One Else Is Singing My Song" (Season 4). The season premiered on October 12, 2018 and ended on April 5, 2019.[4][5]. Also? But here, the execution is what sells it. As played by series co-creator Rachel Bloom, heroine Rebecca Bunch was a … Like the Littlefeather chorus, I was dubious about the addition of Scott Michael Foster this season, but with this perfectly ridiculous but sharply observed Ed Sheeran number, he both defined his character and won me over. The keyboard! That's not something you expect to get handed to you on The CW at 8:00 on a Friday night. Look: it's great. Generally. [2][3] The final season contained 17 episodes, as well as a concert special filmed at the Orpheum Theatre. The performance is wonderful. It doesn't simply check the boxes, though it does do that — it feels lovingly made. "Nothing Is Ever Anyone's Fault" (Season 3). This song is emblematic of the needle this show's been threading all season long — respecting how fraught and complicated a prospect it is to turn the travails of mental illness into blistering one-liners and catchy ditties ... and then doing it anyway. Fans were surprised at the beginning of the second season of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” when the show’s peppy theme song switched style, look and lyrics. Perfect. Or at least one of them?). and also underscores the fact that she knows exactly what she's doing ("Thanks for teaching me man-math!"). I mean, I'm me, so any song that busts out the word "trope" in its opening verse has got my damn number. They establish an idea, and then go someplace surprising with it; that's always been the genius of the show's writers. Great to see performed live, too. No, this song is all about its combined lyrical effect. Not made of stone, here, people. I've heard this number countless times, and "Thanks for teaching me man-math!" Really brings the glorious goofiness of this song home. Allison Shoemaker. All 109 songs featured in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 1 Soundtrack, listed by episode with scene descriptions. This number could have been little more than a cute throwaway, but it attains immortality on this list on the back of Champlin's performance. After all, the whole musical genre, at least as it lives in the current public consciousness, wouldn't exist without animated Disney movies. The CW renewed the series for a fourth season. And that glitter spray thingy!). There is no escape. This song should be taught in schools. Execrable. You've heard songs like this before, and you will again, but this represents a perfect distillation of all of them. 2. Every pained grunt, every murmured aside ("Like, so on the nose") is fresh and funny and manages to surprise, no matter how many times you hear it. A perfect, bittersweet number with which to send Santino Fontana's Greg, and his golden pipes, off into the sunset: starts off in crooner mode, but builds into an old-school Broadway farewell. ", "I'm Going to the Beach with Josh and His Friends! But for me there's just no z-axis, you know? And if this song gave us only Tova Feldshuh, and that lyric, and Patti Freaking LuPone, And if this song gave us only Tova Feldshuh, and that lyric, and Patti Freaking LuPone singing Nights like these are filled with glee/Noshing, dancing, singing, whee!/But we sing in a minor key/To remember that we suffered. After Showtime passed on it co-creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna shopped the pilot around to other networks until it was picked up to series by The CW the following year. Crazy-Ex Girlfriend, the CW musical comedy show that ended earlier this year, is beloved for many reasons — its genius songs top among them. Bow down before it. Also, "Don't steal!" Raw and real and funny and kind of terrifying all at once. That's exactly the point — these women aren't arriving at breathtaking new insights, they're getting drunk and voicing strongly held beliefs — "a bunch of blanket statements"-- in an environment of mutual support. Each episode features two entirely new songs, and across the season there was a whole host of different genres, styles and homages on display. Well this song just makes your whole damn day better, is what. To Josh, With Love. Boy, that was pretty obtuse. "You know the trope/In storytelling it's the norm...". Also the neon! Yep, this was my #1 song of Season 3. (NOTE: I'm not ranking the show's Theme Song, but if I did, it'd probably share this slot.). This. Each episode features a few songs written by Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger, and Jack Dolgen. I've heard from most of 'em. These are the numbers that have a special, enduring, and not easily classifiable appeal. The 4 Types of Crazy as told by the Season 3 Crazy Ex Girlfriend Theme Song; Predictions for S3 Episode 5 of Crazy Ex Girlfriend One Hour Before Premiere; By memyselfandthemoon at November 11, 2018. I mean, I still love this song, and firmly believe it belongs here, in the pantheon of the show's all-time greats. And Champlin, of course, absolutely nails the requisite trills like the pro she is. The Pilot was the original "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" episode filmed in 2014 for the Showtime network. But 10 episodes in, it's clear that Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is, without a doubt, one of the most honest and unique shows on television. I'm gonna go listen to it again. Plus, this song is just SUCH A GOOD IDEA. Always bugged me that Amber Riley and Ricki Lake got such hype about their appearance as background singers. The fact that it goes on to be very much about narrative cliches, and their structural function – sign me the hell up. Time changes things. The filthy ones are light-years better. This classic torch song is different. Also: They're prob'ly straighforward nihhhh-ples. This song came so early in the show's run that it set a ridiculously high bar for songwriting excellence. Even before the hand claps — and everyone knows any song with hand claps is a good song, that's just a medical fact — this number represents the show at its finest. ", "Why Is Josh's Ex-Girlfriend Eating Carbs? [1] The series stars Bloom as Rebecca Bunch, a depressed young woman who decides to follow her ex-boyfriend from New York City to West Covina, California in hopes of finding real happiness. "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Theme" TV theme songs that describe a show's plot went extinct with scrunchies, which is why this furiously paced 34-second show tune is such a … Whom. An advice song filled with specific, earnestly proffered but howlingly terrible advice. Look past the accents, if you can, and instead see the song for what it is: A gloriously infectious manifesto for a comically dystopic feminist future ruled with an iron, exquisitely manicured fist, zigazow. You know, like that one from Fame. In other words, it's the Platonic example of this show's mission statement. This song holds up — I was delighted to see it included in the concert special. Listen to how perfectly, and smartly, it expresses Nathaniel's characteristic, rationalizing, blame-shifting narcissism. Burl Moseley, everyone! The slow build to "wear your skin like a dress" and "baby teeth". at the TV. 1 comment: Since the debut of the hit CW show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend in 2015, the emerging cult classic has built up quite the reputation- even bringing home three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe.The series follows Rebecca Bunch, played by co-creator Rachel Bloom, and explores themes surrounding trauma, mental illness, and coping, from a lens that's both psychologically sound and full of lighthearted fun. Every narcissist sociopath should make it their audition song. Is why.). Boy, this song has its hardcore fans. I mean, sure, it's a cute stunt, but it's Michael Hyatt doing the heavy lifting here, and she's fantastic. Plenty of shows do musical episodes that feel dutiful, practiced, but not the product of a deep, lifelong passion for the form. For my money, the best song of Season 4, and, clearly, one of the best of the series, period. That's right, I ranked it the #1 song of Season 2, at the time. Yikes, Zika reference. Not for nothing? Abba golden, in point of fact. So once we got a villain song, a princess song couldn't be far behind. The desperation evident in the rhyme scheme ("With a diagnoooooosis/I'm ready to bloooooow this/Joint, and by joint I mean my innner sense/Of confusion"). A great idea, executed flawlessly. No, look, a lot of the charge this song carries comes from the visual — the Josh Groban reveal, coming as it does so late. )/Hitler's brother died/And that made him super sad!" You do. ", "My Mom, Greg's Mom and Josh's Sweet Dance Moves! (Yes, the British accents are terrible. Bloom's note-perfect Marilyn breathiness, the increasingly exasperated chorus of nattily dressed gay mathematicians — I mean you gotta respect a classic comedy construction like: This song builds off of Season One's "Settle for Me," which featured a Rebecca distractedly enamored of the trappings of Old Hollywood ("Soooo twirly!") Find all 306 songs featured in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Soundtrack, listed by episode with scene descriptions. Retrieved October 31, 2018. I may have whooped.). Plus a key change. TV Series Finale. I have nothing to add, except maybe: Champlin. Save. But before we get to the ranking, let's tick off the. This is mine. Expresses the show's specific point of view even as its crawling inside your ear to set up housekeeping. Glad to see that four-years-ago-me was a Hyatt stan from the jump. ", "Who Needs Josh When You Have a Girl Group? Since the show was now on a prime time network instead of premium cable changes were made to it. That's the challenge, and she nails it. Because my thinking on many of these songs has changed, over time. The 80's power-ballad buildup. Not quite yet, though. The earrings! Over the course of four seasons of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) has kick-ball-changed. I get it now - it's funny, it's smart, it matters a great deal to a great many people. TV Shows • Entertainment. Its melody, and its every chord progression, feel not simply imitative but essential, archetypal. If it gave us only Tovah Feldshush singing the lyric: I know, I know/The Holocaust/But the Holocaust/Is a really big deal! This terrific little number — which is such a, um, devout homage to La La Land's "Another Day of Sun" you can almost hear the CW lawyers drafting defensive memos on what constitutes Fair Use — takes on added weight now that the show's over, as it represents a major step in Rebecca's arc.

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