How I Met Your Mother: The Musical Mega-Mix!

I’ve been wanting to make a HIMYM mix for a while now, and I think I’ve determined the core base of songs to include. Despite my uuber-fan status, I’m sure I’ve missed some, so please comment with suggested additions! I tried to limit it to songs that are actually discussed and/or performed by characters on the show, because otherwise I would be overwhelmed with trying to find the entire soundtrack. If you’re seeking that information, though, be sure to check out How I Met Your Mother Music, which was very helpful.

  • Hey Beautiful – The Solids (theme song)
  • We Rule The School – Belle & Sebastian (music Ted remembers from when he dated Natalie)
  • Summer Breeze – Seals & Crofts (Dr. O’Brien’s guilty pleasure song)
  • Tub Thumping – Chumbawumba (Marshall’s VDay mix for Lily that plays in her apartment/Chinese restaurant)
  • Voices – Cheap Trick (Ted attempts karaoke with this song in “The Pineapple Incident”)
  • You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi (1st on Barney’s get psyched mix!)*
  • Don’t Go Breakin’ My Heart – Elton John & Kiki Dee (Lily and Marshall’s karaoke song)
  • Good Feeling – Violent Femmes (Marshall and Lily’s official song)
  • I Am Woman – Helen Reddy (Radio request for Swarley)
  • I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers (The soundtrack to all adventures in Marshall’s Fiero!)
  • Here I Go Again – Whitesnake (Barney mentions when discussing Marshall’s bachelor party)
  • Alguien Soy Yo (Somebody’s Me) – Enrique Iglesias (Gael)
  • Cats In The Cradle – Harry Chapin (Barney sings karaoke to this, alone, while holding the baby sock)
  • Sweet Home Alabama – Lynryd Skynyrd (one reason why woo girls go woo!)
  • Kokomo – The Beach Boys (plays when Ted & Barney are trying to serve drinks in 3 Days of Snow)
  • Murder Train – The Foreskins (this is the go-to soundtrack for all fight scenes now, I love it)
  • All By Myself – Eric Carmen (All By Ourselves played as Robin & Barney searched for couples friends)
  • Informer – Snow (Marshall references the lyrics in his letter to himself, written when he was 15)

More after the break – click “read more” at right!
The next set is a bit more self-explanatory…

  • Let’s Go To The Mall & Sandcastles In The Sand – Robin Sparkles
  • Two Beavers Are Better Than One – Robin Sparkles and Jessica Glitter
  • Nothing Suits Me Like A Suit – Barney
  • Superdate – Ted
  • Marshall Versus The Machine (from the Subway Wars episode – I don’t remember if it was in his voice though?)
  • I Will Remember You – Sarah McLachlan (senior goggles theme music)
  • You Just Got Slapped, Ordered Chinese Food Today, Cat-Sitting For Lily’s Mom, Cat Funeral, Best Night Ever, Bang Bang Bangitty Bang, plus all his random songs re doing laundry in the basement, paying bills using charity address labels, apple orchard banana cat dance 8663, enforcing marshall law on this champagne, etc – Marshall

*Per How I Met Your Mother Music, on the blog BeAwesomeInstead, there was more going on with Barney’s Get Psyched Mix than I realized.

They explained it well, so here’s the direct quote:

There are actually 2 lists: One that was posted on Barney’s Blog, and one that is from the handwriting on the CD case that Barney holds in the episode.

Barney’s Blog version:

1. You Give Love a Bad Name by Bon Jovi
2. The Humpty Dance by Digital Underground
3. Come Sail Away by
4. Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey
5. The Transformers Theme Song by Lion
6. You’re the Best by Joe Esposito
7. High Enough by Damn Yankees
8. Jessie’s Girl by Rick Springfield
9. Rock You Like a Hurricane by the Scorpions
10. Hip Hop Hooray by Naughty by Nature
11. Change of Heart by Tom Petty
12. Run Run Away by Slade

TV version:

1. I Wanna Rock by Twisted Sister
2. You Give Love a Bad Name by Bon Jovi
3. Lick It Up by KISS
4. Paradise City by Guns & Roses
5. Dancing With Myself by Billy Idol
6. Rock You Like A Hurricane by Scorpions
7. Panama by Van Halen
8. Talk Dirty To Me by Poison
9. Thunderstruck by AC/DC
10. Dr. Feelgood by Motley Crue
11. Round and Round by Ratt

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