Mix-Tape Today: Seinfeld
Seinfeld. The show about nothing has been entertaining viewers for years, and when Hulu+ started streaming Seinfeld this summer, the series was revitalized in the eyes of binge-watchers everywhere. In honor of Jerry & the gang, here’s a playlist of songs that have appeared in Seinfeld.
- The Seinfeld Theme – Jonathan Wolff
The iconic bass of the theme song has a bouncy quality to it that reflects the humour of the show quite nicely.
- The Seinfeld Theme Slowed 1200% – Seinfeld Current Day
- I Could Have Danced All Night – My Fair Lady
When Elaine’s boyfriend invites Jerry’s parents to tag along on a date, the bright, happy song from My Fair Lady provides a stark contrast to how Elaine feels about the evening.
- Master of the House – Les Misérables
In “The Jacket,” George can’t get the Les Misérables song out of his head and, sometimes, neither can I.
- Hello – Lionel Richie
If you’re going to sit on a bench and think about major life choices you can’t go wrong with this song.
- Believe it or Not (Theme from The Greatest American Hero) – Joey Scarbury
The parody of this song on George’s answering machine is a perfect mix between corny and brilliant.
- Lemon Tree – Peter, Paul, and Mary
A good song whether you’re looking for some pleasant music, or you don’t think “Maria” would make a good signal.
- Vesti la Giubba – Ruggero Leoncavallo
Because sometimes clowns really are very scary indeed.
- The Barber of Seville – Gioacchino Rossin
The perfect background music for Italian barbers everywhere. That Edward Scissorhands make-a me cry too.
- War – Edwin Starr
Did you know that “War: What is it Good For?” was the original title of War and Peace before Tolstoy’s mistress insisted he change it?
- Downtown – Petula Clark
Of course going downtown is necessary to the project! It’s just like in the song.
- Superman Theme – John Williams
Jerry Seinfeld’s love of the man of steel is constantly hinted at throughout the series, including a few glorious moments set to the John Williams theme.
- Rochelle, Rochelle – Bette Midler
Of all the fake movies in Seinfeld (Prognosis: Negative, Sack Lunch, Chunnel, etc.) Rochelle, Rochelle is the only one to be turned into a Broadway musical. I’m sure Bette Midler will be wonderful in the title role! As long as nothing happens to her, that is…