Family fugue: The music of ‘Bob’s Burgers’

303_13_05_tk2-0051By JIM SABATASO | STAFF

Part of what makes Bob’s Burgers such a great show is its ability to deliver funny, clever, and surprisingly good original music nearly every week. From silly riffs about Linda’s search for Harry Truman or Gene’s fear of snakes, to full-blown musical numbers like Gene’s ode to Thomas Edison “Electric Love.” In fact, some of these songs have been good that the show has asked real, live performers to put their spin on them. And apparently there’s also an album in the works. Take a listen below.

“Bad Girls”

Artist: St. Vincent
Episode: “Bad Tina”

“Taffy Butt”

Artist: Cyndi Lauper
Episode: “The Belchies”

“Electric Love”

Artist: Stephen Merritt & Kenny Mellman
Episode: “Topsy”

“Sailors in Your Mouth”

Artist: The National
Episode: “An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal”

“Work Hard or Die Trying, Girl”

Artist: Carly Simon
Episode: “Work Hard or Die Trying, Girl”

BONUS: “Oil Spill”

Artist: Megan Mullally
Episode: “Food Truckin'”

Listen to all Bob’s Burgers original songs here.