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    Mar 16, 2020

    Here Is Every Single Song From "The Mighty Boosh" Ranked From Worst To Best

    "Eels up inside ya…"

    Whether you're a huge fan of The Boosh (like me), or you woke up at 3am to BBC Three still playing a few too many times in the noughties, you'll be familiar with the surreal comedy stylings of Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt.

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    Their most prolific and well-known project, The Mighty Boosh, ran for three seasons and included myriad musical numbers that were both bizarre AND banging in equal measure! Here is every one of them ranked according to brilliance:

    *not including crimps like Calm a Llama Down or The Soup Song.

    29. Sammy the Crab's song from "The Chokes".

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    On a scale of 1–booshtastic: 0.5

    Why: Because most of the lyrics are just "I'm Sammy the Crab." Even The Horrors can't improve on that!

    28. The Hitcher rap from "Hitcher".

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    On a scale of 1–booshtastic: 1

    Why: This smells like everyone's favourite market-stall jingle "One Pound Fish", but in truth, series one Hitcher could never stand up to Muhammad's skills.

    27. "Searching for the New Sound" from "The Priest and the Beast".

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    On a scale of 1–booshtastic: 1

    Why: It's the third and final song in this episode and tbh, it's just a bit flat.

    26. "Freak" from "Killeroo".

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    On a scale of 1–booshtastic: 1.5

    Why: This little ditty has something endearing to it, but it's far too fleeting to ever become an iconic Boosh song.

    25. "Higher Place" from "The Strange Tale of the Crack Fox".

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    On a scale of 1–booshtastic: 2

    Why: I'm here for the friendship between Bollo and Naboo, but this one just doesn't hit hard enough for me.

    24. "Rudy's Quest" from "The Priest and the Beast".

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    On a scale of 1–booshtastic: 2

    Why: Tbf, Rudy hadn't found his "new sound" in this episode yet, and it shows.

    23. "Charlie" from "Charlie".

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    On a scale of 1–booshtastic: 3

    Why: I live for the aesthetic in this musical interlude, but the lyrics are too simple and plain for this song to pop – get it? Charlie's made of bubblegum.

    22. "Killeroo" from "Killeroo".

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    On a scale of 1–booshtastic: 4

    Why: It's got a great beat, but this one is just too brief!

    21. "Spider Lovin'" from "The Priest and the Beast".

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    On a scale of 1–booshtastic: 4

    Why: This one is a lowkey banger, and while it's satisfyingly whacky, the words are a little repetitive.

    20. "It's What's Inside That Counts" from "The Power of the Crimp".

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    On a scale of 1–booshtastic: 5

    Why: It's got a great message and I love Howard's impromptu delivery, but I think it belongs somewhere in the middle.

    19. "Mod Wolves" from "Jungle".

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    On a scale of 1–booshtastic: 5

    Why: Sure, this has a melody that would make any mod get up and jive, but without the witty wordplay it's destined to forever be middling.

    18. "El Sonido Nuevo" from "The Priest and the Beast".

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    On a scale of 1–booshtastic: 5.5

    Why: It's a groovy tune that incorporates a sick guitar riff, with calming Spanish lyrics, and psychedelic graphics – new sound indeed!

    17. "Ape of Death" from "Bollo".

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    On a scale of 1–booshtastic: 5.5

    Why: Not the most memorable song but a decent tune with whimsical lyrics.

    16. "Mutants" from "Mutants".

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    On a scale of 1–booshtastic: 6

    Why: It might not be the most stunning Boosh track, but I guarantee you'll be shaking it when this riff hits ya.

    15. "Sea Funk" from "The Legend of Old Gregg".

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    On a scale of 1–booshtastic: 6

    Why: It's a simple yet effective finale song with some excellent fashion choices.

    14. "Yeti Magic" from "Call of the Yeti".

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    On a scale of 1–booshtastic: 6.5

    Why: Very catchy song (that's kind of the point) and you gotta love the nod to the '70s free love style. Plus, Noel in BUNCHES? Yes!

    13. The theme song.

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    On a scale of 1–booshtastic: 7

    Why: I mean, it's just a classic! And as a theme song it perfectly describes what the show is all about!

    12. "Bouncy Bouncy" from "Party".

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    On a scale of 1–booshtastic: 7

    Why: A celebration of bouncy castles wrapped up in a catchy little refrain – what more could you want?

    11. "Isolation" from "The Nightmare of Milky Joe".

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    On a scale of 1–booshtastic: 7.5

    Why: It's a classic tune from a classic episode, but maybe it's a little too real right now.

    10. "Looking Backwards" from "The Power of the Crimp".

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    On a scale of 1–booshtastic: 8

    Why: This is a meme in my social circle and for good reason – that hilarious ye olde refrain is too much! I love the incongruity of this one.

    9. "I did a Shit on your Mum" from "Journey to the Centre of the Punk".

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    On a scale of 1–booshtastic: 8

    Why: I don't usually go for toilet humour, put those lyrics over a sick punk riff and sign me up!

    8. "Electro Boy" from "Electro".

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    On a scale of 1–booshtastic: 8.5

    Why: An absolutely iconic song from the first series of Boosh, this track fuses crashing electro rhythms with a play on Vince Noir's androgynous image perfectly.

    7. "Love Games" from "The Legend of Old Gregg".

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    On a scale of 1–booshtastic: 8.5

    Why: Who could forget Howard and Old Gregg's masterpiece duet? Those funky riffs and their off-kilter chemistry is too good.

    6. "Future Sailors" from "The Power of the Crimp".

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    On a scale of 1–booshtastic: 9

    Why: It's catchy, it's upbeat, and it's packed full of witty wordplay – what more could you want?

    5. "Eels" from "Eels".

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    On a scale of 1–booshtastic: 9

    Why: Can you remember the first time you saw The Hitcher thrashing at those keys while singing his cockney nonsense? This song is cabaret genius!

    4. "The Chosen One" from "Fountain of Youth".

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    On a scale of 1–booshtastic: 9.5

    Why: Oh it's brief but it's BANGING – and it has a serious early noughties indie vibe. The Kooks, eat your heart out!

    3. "The Tundra Rap" from "Tundra".

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    On a scale of 1–booshtastic: 10

    Why: YESSSS. It's just sooooo good! The choppy style, the sick bars, Howard shouting "Tuuuuuuundra". All excellent stuff.

    2. "Nanageddon" from "Nanageddon."

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    On a scale of 1–booshtastic: 10.5

    Why: Funny? Check. Memorable? Definitely check. A hella catchy hook? Check bloody check! This song slaps harder than your grandma's slippers on the kitchen linoleum.

    1. "Pie and Mash-up" from "Eels".

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    On a scale of 1–booshtastic: The Mighty Boooooooooosh

    Why: Howard and Vince join The Hitcher for an "Eels" mash-up that features an incredible electronic backing track and some superb costumes to boot. I even added this guy to my mp3 player which could only hold a max of 55 songs, so that's saying something!

    Do you agree with my ranking? Sound off in the comments!

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