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Wayne’s World hit a pretty epic peak when Cassandra broke into “Ballroom Blitz” and the cameras chased Frankie Sharpe limo around Chicago, but although Crucial Taunt was a made up band, the song was a cover.

This blog is dedicated to those cinematic moments that highlight fake bands and their fake hits!

Entertainment Weekly created a “definitive” list (featured below) of the 23 best songs that were created for a movie or television show, it’s a good start but we added a whole bunch of – in our opinion- better songs that were left off.

Today’s Fun Size Podcast fills in all the gaps that EW missed (there’s a lot of them)


23. “Back Door Lover,” by DuJour (Josie and the Pussycats)

22. “Let’s Go to the Mall,” by Robin Sparkles (How I Met Your Mother)

21. “Teenage Suicide (Don’t Do It),” by Big Fun (Heathers)

20. “Take Me Away,” by Pink Slip (Freaky Friday)

19. “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah,” by Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)

18. “I Love You So Much It’s Scary,” by Boyz 4 Now (Bob’s Burgers)

17. “My Shiny Teeth and Me,” by Chip Skylark (Fairly Odd Parents)

16. “Walk Hard,” by Dewey Cox (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story)

15. “Let Me Drive My Van (Into Your Heart),” by Mr. Universe (Steven Universe)

14. “Mona Lisa,” by Connor4Real (Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping)

13. “Why Did You Do That To Me,” by Ally (A Star Is Born)

12. “My Brother’s Gay,” by Chase Dreams (The Other Two)

11. “Supernova Girl,” by Proto Zoa (Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century)

10. “Buddha’s Delight,” by Cora Corman (Music and Lyrics)

9. “Killer Tofu,” by the Beets (Doug)

8. “Inside of You,” by Infant Sorrow (Forgetting Sarah Marshall)

7. “Stand Out,” by Powerline (A Goofy Movie)

6. “Scotty Doesn’t Know,” by Lustra (Eurotrip)

5. “Pop! Goes My Heart,” by Pop! (Music and Lyrics)

4. “Please Mr. Kennedy,” (Inside Llewyn Davis)

3. “That Thing You Do,” by The Wonders (That Thing You Do!)

2. “Drive It Like You Stole It,” by Sing Street (Sing Street)

1. “Pretend to Be Nice,” by Josie and the Pussycats (Josie and the Pussycats)