List of popular music appearances

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The Scammer Aliens singing a parody of "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye".

This is the list of popular music appearances on Futurama in production order. For the songs performed by the characters, see the list of song performances.

Artist Track Appearance
Episode(s) Description of appearance
Bob Dylan "Blowin' in the Wind" "The Series Has Landed" (1ACV02)
Bender performs this song as he gets a magnet on his head.
"Bendin' in the Wind" (3ACV13)
Referenced to by the title of the episode.
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon "The Series Has Landed" Referenced to by Fry with "Hey, cool! Dark side of the Moon!"
Traditional "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain" "The Series Has Landed" Bender performs this song as the credits comes on, though with different lyrics.
Neal Hefti The Odd Couple theme "I, Roommate" (1ACV03)
Played over the new apartment montage.
Sir Mix-a-lot "Baby Got Back "A Fishful of Dollars" (1ACV06)
Fry shows off old classics in his 20th century apartment.
Quincy Jones "Sanford and Son Theme (The Streetbeater)" "A Fishful of Dollars" The theme song plays whilst Fry is watching TV.
Rose Royce "Car Wash" "My Three Suns" (1ACV07)
Played as Bender goes through the Robot Wash.
Vera Lynn "We'll Meet Again" "A Big Piece of Garbage" (1ACV08)
Plays over the credits.
Charlie Daniels Band "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" "Hell Is Other Robots" (1ACV09)
The storyline is a reference to this song.
Beastie Boys "Intergalactic" "Hell Is Other Robots" Played at the concert.
Beastie Boys "Super Disco Breakin'" "Hell Is Other Robots" Played at the concert in the mosh-pit.
Prince 1999 "Hell Is Other Robots" Fry's line "Tonight, we're gonna party like its 1999" is from this song.
Beastie Boys "Sabotage "Hell Is Other Robots" An a capella version is played at the concert.
Rodgers and Hammerstein Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' "Hell Is Other Robots" Bender sings this song when he walks into the Planet Express Building after he found religion in Robotology.
George Frideric Handel "Hallelujah" chorus "Hell Is Other Robots" Played during the crew's escape from Robot Hell.
The Isley Brothers "Shout" "Mars University" (1ACV11)
Played during the montage at the end.
Chubby Checker "Let's Do the Freddie" "When Aliens Attack" (1ACV12)
Referenced to by Hermes with "ready, Freddie!"
The Four Postmen "I've Got a Tan" "Fry and the Slurm Factory" (1ACV13)
Slurm's theme song is an instrumental of this song.
Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley "Oompa Loompa, Doompa-Dee-Do" "Fry and the Slurm Factory" The Grunka Lunka's song parody the Oompa-Loompa's performance of this song in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles "I Second That Emotion" "I Second that Emotion" (2ACV01)
Referenced to by the title of the episode.
Maceo Pinkard "Sweet Georgia Brown" "I Second that Emotion" Bender whistles this while he does fancy basketball tricks with his head.
"Time Keeps on Slippin'" (3ACV14)
Played as the Globetrotters lands on Earth (a reference to the theme song of actual Harlem Globetrotters). Bender whistles this again at the end, although slowly.
Bender's Big Score
An adaptation of the song is whistled by the Globetrotters while doing fancy tricks with a piece of chalk.
"Attack of the Killer App" (6ACV03)
Hermes says "Sweet Georgia Brown of Kingston Town!"
"The Prisoner of Benda" (6ACV10)
Another adaptation of Brother Bones' version of the song is heard during the montage of Bubblegum and Sweet Clyde switching brains with the Planet Express crew.
Patty Hill and Mildred J. Hill "Happy Birthday to You" "I Second that Emotion" Parody of Happy Birthday sung to Nibbler
Traditional "Michael Finnegan" "Brannigan, Begin Again" (2ACV02)
The line "Finnigan, begin again" is referred in the title of this episode.
Fred Neil "Everybody's Talkin'" "Brannigan, Begin Again" Played over the montage of Zapp and Kif trying to maek money after being fired.
Jefferson Airplane "White Rabbit" "A Head in the Polls" (2ACV03)
Performed by Richard Nixon's head during his announcement to run for President of Earth.
John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" "Xmas Story" (2ACV04)
Christmas carol at the end of the episode, though with different lyrics and melody. This parody is titled "Santa Claus Is Gunning You Down".
Isaac Watts and Lowell Mason "Joy to the World" "Xmas Story" This Christmas Carol appears in this episode
James Pierpont "Jingle Bells" "Xmas Story" This Christmas Carol appears in this episode
Gene Autry and Oakley Haldeman "Here Comes Santa Claus" "Xmas Story" A parody of this Christmas Carol appears in this episode
Traditional "O Christmas Tree" "Xmas Story" Bender sings it with alternated lyrics about the Xmas tree.
Traditional "Twelve Days of Christmas" "Xmas Story" Song by the robots, with different lyrics, referring to what they stole.
Traditional "Deck the Halls" "Xmas Story" This Christmas Carol appears in this episode.
"The Futurama Holiday Spectacular" (6ACV13)
Leela sings the words "Don we now our gay apparel", a line from the carol.
Traditional "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" "Xmas Story" This Christmas Carol appears in this episode
Frank Sinatra "You're Lonely and I'm Lonely" "Xmas Story" Referenced to by Leela with "you're lonely and I'm lonely, but together... We're lonely together".
Doc Pomus "A Teenager in Love" "Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?" (2ACV05)
The line "Why must I be a teenager in love?" in referred to in the title of the episode.
Frank Sinatra "Theme from New York, New York" "The Lesser of Two Evils" (2ACV06)
Played at the Past-O-Rama concert.
Paul Anka "Put Your Head on My Shoulder" "Put Your Head on My Shoulders" (2ACV07)
Referenced to by the title of the episode.
Scruffy the Cat "Moons of Jupiter" "Put Your Head on My Shoulder" Played on the radio during Fry and Amy's trip to Europa, one of Jupiter's moons.
Harry Dacre "Daisy Bell" "A Bicyclops Built for Two" (2ACV09)
The line "A bicycle built for two" is referred to in the title of the episode.
"Love and Rocket" (4ACV03)
Performed by Bender to the Planet Express Ship.
Richard Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra "A Bicyclops Built for Two" Played as the crew enter The Internet in a similar fashion as in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
"Godfellas" (3ACV20)
Played as Bender floats around in space.
"The Sting" (4ACV12)
Played as Leela opens the coffin in a similar fashion to the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Randall Garrett and Isaac Asimov "A Clone of My Own" "A Clone of My Own" (2ACV10)
Referenced to by the title of the episode.
Donovan "Atlantis" "The Deep South" (2ACV12)
Song as a tourist information stand, with different lyrics, to be about Atlanta, instead of Atlantis. The ending of the song is played during the Fry and Umbriel montage.
Arthur Smith "Dueling Banjos" "The Deep South" Hummed by Bender.
Hal David and Burt Bacharach "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" "Mother's Day" (2ACV14)
Played during the memory of the relationship between Mom and Farnsworth.
Harry Belafonte "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" "Mother's Day" Referenced to by Farnsworth with "one foot tall, eight feet, fifteen feet."
"The Cyber House Rules" (3ACV09)
Referenced to by Hermes with "daylight come," and "tally me banana."
Traditional "The Sailor's Hornpipe" "The Problem with Popplers" (2ACV15)
Song as the theme song for Popplers by Fry and Bender, with different lyrics.
Hanson "MMMBop" "Anthology of Interest I" (2ACV16)
Played while Fry and giant Bender plays in the park, the song ends promptly as the concert is destroyed by Bender.
Black Sabbath "Iron Man" "Anthology of Interest I" Played as the giant Bender flies toward Earth.
Katrina and the Waves "Walking on Sunshine" "War Is the H-Word" (2ACV17)
Fry sings it while scrubbing Kif's back during his shower.
"The 30% Iron Chef" (3ACV22)
Fry sings it in the shower while Zoidberg exchanges his t-shirt.
"Jurassic Bark" (4ACV07)
Fry sings it while riding his bike with Seymour.
"The Sting" (4ACV12)
It is played on bagpipes by Scruffy at his funeral, to which Amy comments, "he is walking on sunshine now".
Into the Wild Green Yonder
Fry has it as his ring tone.
Johnny Mandel and Mike Altman "Suicide Is Painless" (Theme from M*A*S*H) "War Is the H-Word" Played as we see the tents.
The Animals "We Gotta Get out of This Place" "War Is the H-Word" Referenced to by Nixon with "we gotta get out of this planet."
The Kinks "Lola" "Amazon Women in the Mood" (3ACV01)
Performed by Zapp at the karaoke, though with the character Lola is replaced by Leela
Elton John "Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time)" "Amazon Women in the Mood" Zapp's performance of "Leela" spoken word parodies William Shatner's version of this song.
"Where No Fan Has Gone Before" (4ACV11)
William Shatner performs "The Real Slim Shady" spoken word, in the style of this song and his album, The Transformed Man
Lipps Inc "Funkytown" "Amazon Women in the Mood" Performed by Morbo at the karaoke.
Bonnie Tyler "Total Eclipse of the Heart" "Amazon Women in the Mood" Performed by Kif at the karaoke.
C. W. McCall "Convoy" "Parasites Lost" (3ACV02)
Played as the episode starts, and they enter a truck stop.
Traditional "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" "A Tale of Two Santas" (3ACV03)
Bender sings it as he is being executed, due to the magnets.
Simple Minds "Don't You (Forget About Me)" "The Luck of the Fryrish" (3ACV04)
Played at the end of the episode.
Traditional "Greenland Whale Fisheries" "The Birdbot of Ice-Catraz" (3ACV05)
Bender sings it a stanza of it as he refused to drink after Fry has declared his disrespect for him.
The Righteous Brothers
(originally performed by Todd Duncan)
"Unchained Melody" "Bendless Love" (3ACV06)
Played instrumentally while Bender helps Angleyne shape a girder into a heart, which is a parody of the pottery scene from Ghost, where this song is a theme.
Bender's Game
Played as over Farnsworth's flashback to going back and being romantically attached to Mom, in a reference to the film Ghost.
The American Breed "Bend Me, Shape Me" "Bendless Love" Played during the love montage.
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 5 "Bendless Love" Bender is writing sheet music that brings him to tears. The melody is actually the theme from this piece. The paper is labelled "No. 5" and "by Bender".
Diana Ross and Lionel Richie "Endless Love" "Bendless Love" Referenced to by the title of the episode.
Arthur Schwartz "That's Entertainment!" "That's Lobstertainment!" (3ACV08)
Referenced to by the title of the episode.
Roy Orbison "Oh, Pretty Woman" "The Cyber House Rules" (3ACV09)
Played as Leela gets a second eye montage.
Jay Livingston and Ray Evans Bonanza theme "Where the Buggalo Roam" (3ACV10)
Parody sung by Bender during the cattle ride.
Brewster Higley VI and Daniel E. Kelley "Home on the Range" (Kansas State Song) "Where the Buggalo Roam" Referenced to by the title of the episode.
Cypress Hill "Insane in the Brain" "Insane in the Mainframe" (3ACV11)
Referenced to by the title of the episode.
"The Why of Fry" (4ACV10)
Referenced to by one of the Brain Spawn with "are you insane in the membrane?"
Traditional "Frog Went A-Courting" "Bendin' in the Wind" (3ACV13)
Bender sings his own version because he doesn't remember the words.
Traditional "Blue Tail Fly" "Bendin' in the Wind" Bender sings both the original version and his own version of the refrain.
Simon & Garfunkel
(originally a traditional folk song)
"Scarborough Fair" "Bendin' in the Wind" This is performed at Bend-Aid by robot Cylon and Art Garfunkel's descendant.
Beck "Sexx Laws" "Bendin' in the Wind" Performed by Beck and Bender.
Beck "Where It's At" "Bendin' in the Wind" Performed by Beck and Bender.
Beck "Devils Haircut" "Bendin' in the Wind" Mentioned by Beck.
Steve Miller Band "Fly Like an Eagle" "Time Keeps on Slippin'" (3ACV14)
The line "Time keeps on slippin" is referred to in the title of this episode.
The Miracles "Love Machine" "I Dated a Robot" (3ACV15)
Song played during montage of Fry's dates with Liubot.
The Coasters "Along Came Jones" "I Dated a Robot" Referenced to by Bender with "and along came Bender."
Wham! "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" "I Dated a Robot" References George Michael's line "Please pick me up before you go-go".
Frederick Weatherly "Danny Boy" "A Pharaoh to Remember" (3ACV17)
Performed by Dr. Zoidberg at the surprise funeral of Bender.
The Bangles "Walk Like an Egyptian" "A Pharaoh to Remember" Played as Bender enters as the new Pharaoh.
Semisonic "Closing Time" "A Pharaoh to Remember" Referenced to by the Pharaoh's adviser with "you don't have to go home, but you can't stay here."
Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine "Conga" "Anthology of Interest II" (3ACV18)
Played twice during the Bender becomes a human story.
Rush "Tom Sawyer" "Anthology of Interest II" Played during the Space Invaders scene.
Lonzo and Oscar "I'm My Own Grandpa" "Roswell that Ends Well" (3ACV19)
Referenced to by Farnsworth with "Mr I'm-my-own-grandpa".
Johann Strauss II An der schönen blauen Donau (The Blue Danube) "Godfellas" (3ACV20)
Played as Bender floats around in space.
Frédéric Chopin Polonaise in C sharp minor "Godfellas" The tune Bender attempts to perform on his piano.
Men Without Hats "The Safety Dance" "Future Stock" (3ACV21)
Performed by Steve Castle two times during this episode.
Joe Esposito "You're the Best" "The 30% Iron Chef" (3ACV22)
Played over the Bender training to become a chef montage.
Giuseppe Verdi La donna è mobile "The 30% Iron Chef" Performed by the shrimp in Elzar's dish.
Cream "Sunshine of Your Love" "The 30% Iron Chef" Played as the episode ends.
Pizzicato Five "Baby Love Child" "Leela's Homeworld" (4ACV02)
Played during montage showing that Leela's parents were actually with her her whole life.
Spin Doctors "Two Princes" "Love and Rocket" (4ACV03)
The song that plays when Bender turns on the radio after Farnsworth installs the new software.
Black Flag "TV Party" "Bender Should Not Be Allowed on Television" (4ACV06)
Played during the Bender during the All My Circuits montage, but also performed by the Planet Express Crew including Dwight Conrad and Cubert Farnsworth over the credits.
Van McCoy "The Hustle" "Jurassic Bark" (4ACV07)
Performed as Fry's people's native dance.
Connie Francis "I Will Wait for You" "Jurassic Bark" Played over the montage, where Seymour waits for Fry.
KC and the Sunshine Band "Get Down Tonight" "Crimes of the Hot" (4ACV08)
Played over the montage where the robots travel to the Galápagos Islands.
Buster Poindexter
(originally performed by Arrow)
"Hot Hot Hot" "Crimes of the Hot" Played at the party at the end of the episode.
Don McLean "American Pie" "The Why of Fry" (4ACV10)
After Fry, the Brainspawn and the Infosphere are trapped in the Parallel Universe, one of the brains mentions that they could spend the rest of eternity singing this song; the full version of it lasts over eight minutes.
Eminem "The Real Slim Shady" "Where No Fan Has Gone Before" (4ACV11)
Performed by William Shatner, though spoken.
Bobby McFerrin "Don't Worry, Be Happy" "The Sting" (4ACV12)
Performed by the entire Planet Express Crew, except Leela, Fry and Scruffy, with slightly different lyrics.
Tom Jones "She's a Lady" "Bend Her" (4ACV13)
Played when Bender gets together with Calculon montage.
Marx Brothers "Hail Freedonia!" "Bend Her" Bender's national anthem for "Robonia" is similar to the national anthem for the fictional country of Freedonia in the Marx Brothers film Duck Soup.
Kenny Loggins "I'm Alright" "Obsoletely Fabulous" (4ACV14)
Contained in one of the CDs Bender brings to the island; he plays the song and dances to it.
Whitney Houston
(originally performed by Dolly Parton)
"I Will Always Love You" "Spanish Fry" (4ACV17)
Song by Leela to Lrrr and Ndnd (though originally by Dolly Parton, Leela attempts to sing it like Whitney Houston).
Ludwig van Beethoven "Für Elise" "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings" (4ACV18)
Played by one of the children at the Holophonor school, played later by Fry as well.
Maurice Ravel Boléro "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings" Played by Fry at one of his concerts.
The Jigsaw Seen
(originally performed by Scott Walker)
"30 Century Man" Bender's Big Score
A snippet is played when Fry realizes he is Lars Fillmore back in 2012.
Steam "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" Bender's Big Score The Scammer Aliens sing a parody of this song replacing "Goodbye" with "We took your stuff!" while all Earthicans are evacuating Earth.
Aram Khachaturian "The Sabre Dance" Bender's Big Score A Jamaican variation of this song plays when Hermes is limboing.
Carmen Miranda "I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much)" The Beast with a Billion Backs
Played over the montage with Yivo and the universe going out on their date.
Kool & the Gang "Jungle Boogie" The Beast with a Billion Backs A snippet is played during the segment of the universal date montage where Yivo and the universe are dancing.
The Supremes "Stop! In the Name of Love" The Beast with a Billion Backs Referenced (almost sung) by Dr. Ogden Wernstrom as he tries to catch Amy and Leela from escaping the tentacle.
Kathy McCarty
(originally performed by Daniel Johnston)
"Rocket Ship" Bender's Game
The song plays during the Planet Express Ship's venture to the Space Demolition Derby.
The Ohio Express "Chewy Chewy" Bender's Game The song plays during the montage of Hermaphrodite and Leegola frolicking.
The Beatles "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" Bender's Game A parody of the song is heard in the background music of the opening cartoon.
MC Hammer "U Can't Touch This" Bender's Game Dr. Perceptron says, "Now stop! Hammer time!"
Duran Duran "Hungry Like the Wolf" Into the Wild Green Yonder
Zapp sings this song. Later, Bender is heard humming the tune.
Woody Guthrie "This Land Is Your Land" Into the Wild Green Yonder Sung by the Feministas during their protest on Mars.
Frank Sinatra "Fly Me to the Moon" Into the Wild Green Yonder The opening theme is performed in a Sinatra style, with special relations (and mentions) to "Fly Me to the Moon".
Robert Crawford "The U.S. Air Force" Into the Wild Green Yonder Lyric referred to in the title.
Culture Club "Karma Chameleon" "Rebirth" (6ACV01)
When Leela is discovered to be in a coma, Bender sings, "Coma coma coma coma coma chameleon!"
Iron Butterfly "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela" (6ACV02)
Referenced to by the title of this episode.
Patti LuPone
(in the musical Les Miserables)
"I Dreamed a Dream" "Attack of the Killer App" (6ACV03)
Leela and Susan Boil sing this song together.
Elizabeth Mitchell "Little Bird, Little Bird" "Lethal Inspection" (6ACV06)
The song is played during the flashbacks revealing that Hermes was Inspector 5.
Zager & Evans "In the Year 2525" "The Late Philip J. Fry" (6ACV07)
This song is parodied as "In the Year 252525" during the montage of Fry, Farnsworth and Bender traveling forward in time.
Shelly Palmer Meow Mix jingle "That Darn Katz!" (6ACV08)
The jingle is meowed by the Thubanian leader to signal his mothership.
Black Eyed Peas "The Boogie That Be" "The Mutants Are Revolting" (6ACV12)
This serves as the background music for Bender's 100th delivery party.
Devo "Beautiful World" "The Mutants Are Revolting" The mutated members of Devo play this song for the Devolution Revolution.
Devo "Whip It" "The Mutants Are Revolting" Requested by Dwayne for Devo to play.
Devo "Jocko Homo" "The Mutants Are Revolting" Dwayne asks, "Are we not men now?", a reference to the song's lyric "Are we not men, we are Devo."
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich "Bend It" "The Mutants Are Revolting" Bender plays this song on the boombox at the end of the episode and everyone dances to it.
Traditional "God Rest You, Merry Gentlemen" "The Futurama Holiday Spectacular" (6ACV13)
Robot Santa Claus yells "God rest ye merry peace!".
Felix Mendelssohn "Wedding March" "The Silence of the Clamps" (6ACV14)
Played by the robot string quartet after the Donbot's eldest daughter is wed.
The Clash "Clampdown" "The Silence of the Clamps" Heard during the montage of Fry and Clamps bonding.
Young Fresh Fellows "Rock and Roll Pest Control" "Benderama" (6ACV17)
Heard during the montage of the crew getting rid of the Bender duplicates
Chet Atkins
(originally performed by The Chordettes)
Mr. Sandman "The Tip of the Zoidberg" (6ACV18)
Instrumental electric guitar version is heard during the montage of Zoidberg attempting to kill Farnsworth.
Frédéric Chopin Piano Sonata No. 2, Movement 3 - Marche funèbre: Lento "Ghost in the Machines" (6ACV19)
This famous funeral march is the horn for the hearse for DeadEx.
Johann Sebastian Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 "Ghost in the Machines" The introduction of the Toccata is heard during the montage of Bender's ghost haunting Fry.
Mike Oldfield "Tubular Bells" "Ghost in the Machines" Played as Reverend Lionel Preacherbot enters the Planet Express headquarters.
Mötley Crüe "Girls, Girls, Girls" "Neutopia" (6ACV20)
Heard during the montage of the gender reversed men doing a photoshoot
The Beatles "I Am the Walrus" "Fry Am the Egg Man" (6ACV22)
Episode title is a parody of the song's line "I am the egg man."
Eli Wolfe "Eggman" "Fry am the Egg Man" Heard during the montage of Fry keeping the egg safe.
Starship "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" "Cold Warriors" (6ACV24)
Heard during the montage of young Fry doing experiments on the guinea pig astronaut.
Traditional "There's a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea" "Reincarnation" (6ACV26)
In Space Challenge 3000, Farnsworth analyzes a log he found in a hole in the bottom of the sea, then sees a frog on the bump on the log that he found in the hole in the bottom of the sea, then sees a snail on the tail on the frog on the bump, etc.