Galavant is one of the best shows on TV, so completely different from everything else, making use of humor, music, and Timothy Omundson and Joshua Sasse’s fantastic beards. While some of the songs by Alan Menken are more miss than hit, most of them are solid and that makes ranking incredibly difficult. Thankfully, I have many, many opinions when it comes to musical theatre so I’ve taken it upon myself to write a very biased list of Galavant’s best songs. Don’t try to argue with me. You know I’m right.
Honorable Mention: “Secret Mission” – 1×08
Just because it never fails to make me laugh.
10. “Today We Rise” – 2×06
Sid gets a solo number about disemboweling that pays homage to Les Miserables. Sid deserved more songs, but I appreciate the joke that the other characters never let him finish singing a line.
9. “Maybe You’re Not the Worst Thing Ever” – 1×02
IT WAS SO HARD TO CHOOSE, but ultimately, I went with this song over both of Richard’s ballads because this one just feels more in tune with the show’s theme. And it has Madalena.
8. “Togetherness” – 1×04
Bickering is a big part of Galavant and it’s on full display in “Togetherness.” And they make fun of Isabella’s snoring, which is cute because snoring is super cute in women. Right, guys?
7. “A New Season” – 2×01
How could I not have this amazing song on my list? Sure, it’s not as catchy as the original theme, but it’s so meta it hurts. Galavant isn’t afraid to poke fun at itself and this opening number is proof of that.
6. “My Dragon Pal and Me” – 2×05
This is one of the more ridiculous songs of the bunch and I’ll be honest, I’m such a sap that most of the time I drift toward the ballads, but come on, TAD COOPER. I SUPER BELIEVE IN YOU, TAD COOPER.
5. “Love is strange” – 1×06
Ah, the first real love song between Galavant and Isabella. It’s a sweet song, but more importantly, it’s gross and honest. I’m constantly amazed by how funny Galavant’s songs are, even when they’re melting my heart.
4. “Off with his shirt” – 2×01
Is it hot in here? No? Just me? Well, then. I’ll just be off ordering a beefcake happy meal.
3. “World’s Best Kiss” – 2×02
Of all the songs in Galavant, this one is the most Menken-esque and that’s most assuredly not a bad thing. It reeks of The Little Mermaid but I loved that its melody was carried through most of the season. I think it’s a better Galavant/Isabella theme than “Love is Strange” and Isabella’s reprise of “World’s Best Kiss” is heart-breaking.
2. “What is this feeling?” – 2×04
I know most people hate Madalena, but I love her and I was ecstatic she got her own ballad, a real ballad, this year. Mallory Jansen has the best voice on the show and even though it’s a solo song, it’s one that works well with all of the other characters.
1. “Galavant” – 1×01
The song that started it all. The song I heard in my head for 7 months before the first season aired because I couldn’t stop watching that stupid catchy trailer. The song I loved so much I wrote my own, ahem, rendition of for the sake of page views and trying to convince people to watch this damn show. The writers spent the most time polishing this theme and that love is apparent in how good it is.
What do you think? Did I nail this list or what? Let me know in the comments!