During its 19 seasons on air (plus one incredible movie), South Park has given us dozens of brilliant songs that will stay in our heads forever. But which ones are the absolute best? It was a tough task, but I’ve compiled what I consider to be the 10 best songs in South Park history. I’ll be the first to acknowledge that, yes, there are some classics that didn’t make the cut. That’s what happens when a show is responsible for so many great musical moments. Hopefully, even if your favorite didn’t make the list, you’ll agree that these 10 are all hilarious, and great examples of why South Park has endured for so long as it heads into its 20th season.
10. “Getting Gay With Kids”
In which a group committed to saving the rainforest gives itself the dumbest name ever, and sings an even more infuriating song. At the episode’s end, after suffering an infinite number of misfortunes while traversing the rainforest, the group changes their tune, and sings a modified version of the song, this time calling for the rainforest to be torn to bits immediately, while deriding activists who claim to care about the rainforest even though they’ve never actually been there.
9. “Let’s Fighting Love”
A happily incoherent parody of an anime theme, in which the phrase “protect my balls” comes up without much explanation. There’s not much to say about this one. It’s just a spot-on spoof of some of the worst attempts to translate Japanese TV shows into English.