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Joss Whedon's 15 Greatest Musical Moments

By Josh Kurp | Seriously Random Lists | August 6, 2012 | Comments ()


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Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon have the best life. She's a simply awesome "tiny Asian woman with a sailor mouth," in her words, and he's the brother of Joss, yes, but also a very talented writer and musician who co-wrote "(Do You Wanna Date My) Avatar" for Felicia Day's The Guild. Together, they've written for Spartacus, Dollhouse, The Avengers, and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Over the weekend, the power couple put out on an EP called This Girl, which you can listen to here. Being a talented singer and musician must be in the Whedon blood because many of Joss's finest scenes (sorry to go back to your brother, Jed), whether they be on Buffy or Angel or Firefly or Dr. Horrible, are songs. Here are 15 of the greatest musical moments with the Whedon name attached to it.

#15. Joss Whedon singing "Heart (Broken)" (Commentary! The Musical/This American Life)

#14. Neil Patrick Harris and Matthew Morrison singing (and Joss Whedon directing) "Dream On" (Glee)

#13. The Extras singing "It's All About Me" (Commentary! The Musical)

#12. Andy Hallett singing "It's Not Easy Being Green" (Angel)

#11. Emma Caulfield singing "I'll Be Mrs." (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

#10. James Marsters singing "My Way" (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

#9. Anthony Stewart Head singing "The Exposition Song" (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

#8. The Sundays singing "Wild Horses" (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

#7. Anthony Stewart Head singing "Behind Blue Eyes" (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

#6. David Boreanaz singing "Mandy" (Angel)

#5. "Walk Through the Fire" (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

#4. Nathan Fillion singing "Everyone's a Hero" (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)

#3. "Hero of Canton" (Firefly)

#2. Neil Patrick Harris singing "My Freeze Ray" (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)

#1. Nicholas Brendon and Emma Caulfield singing "I'll Never Tell" (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)



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  • DeeOh

    I reject your list for its lack of Joss singing the Firefly theme song (from the extras on the DVD set).

  • FrogChicklet

    I'm going to throw my lot in and call attention to a song from Dollhouse.

    "Remains" by Maurissa Tancharoen & Jed Whedon with Maurissa on vocals.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

    While I realize that Dollhouse doesn't get quite as much love as other Whedon shows, Epitaph: One was a fantastic episode and this song fit the tone of the ending perfectly.

    *sighs* I still don't understand why Fox didn't air this episode.

  • NateMan

    Because Fox is run by retarded chickens. Best thing I ever did was buy both seasons of Dollhouse, because it means I could skip the first 4 or so episodes, which were complete crap, and watch the Epitaphs over and over.

  • anatomycoloringbook

    Aww...Andy Hallett.

  • SLM

    My sentiments exactly.

  • Three_nineteen

    The only Anya song on here should be the bunnies portion of "I've got a theory". This list definitely needs more Tara - the "Under Your Spell (Reprise)" would do nicely. And your choices of Dr. Horrible songs are interesting, but ultimately wrong (correct answers are "Bad Horse" and "Everything You Ever").

    But let's let bygones be bygones an move on to the "Joss Whedon's Greatest Dances" list. Here's numbers one and two on the list:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

  • BiblioGlow

    I love you for posting that Angel scene.

  • no one

    Man I was almost through the list and was all, "where's tHE DAMN DR HORRIBLE?!!1one!" and then there it was so never mind.
    Although... I bad horse mention would have made me even happier.

  • Katylalala

    Stupid Dr. Horrible, always making me feel feelings.

  • Khal Mifune

    This list makes no sense. You include "I'll Be Mrs." and "I'll Never Tell" (at number one!), but no "My Eyes" or "Standing".

    You must be a big Anya fan. That is the only logical explanation.

  • BarbadoSlim

    *siiiiiiiiigh* I know you folks have a hard-on for Whedon but maaaaaaan what a handjob piece this is. Go ahead, bury it, doesn't make it any less true.

  • FrogChicklet

    What do you have against hand jobs?
    Personally, I feel that Whedon deserves ALL the hand jobs.
    Might chafe a bit, though. He deserves all the Astroglide, as well.

  • NateMan

    I don't think Whedon deserves ALL the handies. I mean, I'd like one now and then too.

  • no one

    If you get an internet handjob is it real?

  • PerpetualIntern

    No joke, I just started playing the Mandy clip and my dog started barking. Yikes.

  • Candee

    I love the Giles Exposition Song.

    "...try not to bleed on my couch. I just had it steeaaam cleeaaned..."

    I always die when I hear that.

  • Bandit

    Anthony Stewart Head singing is knicker-soakingly good.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Now I need musical numbers in The Avengers.

  • Alyson McManus

    yes can we get some commentary the musical for the avengers?

  • DrSarCaustic

    If my Buffy boxset weren't 150 miles away I would have been inspired to rewatch "Once More With Feeling". I ♥ Joss Whedon.

  • hippyherb

    watched it last week. still as awesome as ever.

  • Vi

    THEY GOT THE MUSTAAAAAAAARD OUUUUUUUUUUUUUT

  • Alyson McManus

    haha i was totally going to comment that exact thing. you win the internet.

  • "The Exposition Song!" Love.

    And bless Nicholas Brendon for trying so damn hard to dance well in "I'll Never Tell."

  • Mary

    i was watching dr. horrible as this list was posted on fbook... fan of everything Whedon.

  • jamie pants

    And I'm watching the Buffy musical! Fun fun.

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