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SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song

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General Information
Written by: Stephen Hillenburg
Derek Drymon
Performed by: Painty the Pirate
(voiced by Patrick Pinney in all episodes except Truth or Square, Christmas Who?, and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie / CeeLo Green in Truth or Square)

The Kids
(voiced by Camryn Walling, Austin Stout, Devin Johnson, Seth Mumy and Harrison Fahn[1])
SpongeBob SquarePants (nose flute)
(voiced by a flute)
A Choir ("Christmas Who?" version)
(voiced by )
Gary (Brand New June 2011 Premieres version)
(voiced by Tom Kenny)
The Pirates (The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie)
(voiced by )

Episode(s) featured: Every episode
Released: 1999
Length: 0:41
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The "SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song" is the song that is sung at the beginning of every SpongeBob SquarePants episode by Painty and a group of kids. Other versions were made for special events and episodes.

Versions

Normal version

Painty: Are you ready, kids?
Kids: Aye-aye, Captain!
Painty: I can't hear you!
Kids: AYE-AYE, CAPTAIN!
Painty: Ohhhhhhhh...! Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
Kids: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!
Painty: Absorbent and yellow and porous is he?
Kids: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!
Painty: If nautical nonsense be something you wish,
Kids: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!
Painty: Then drop on the deck and flop like a fish!
Kids: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!
Painty: Ready?
Painty and Kids: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS! SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS! SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!
Painty: SpongeBooob... SquarePaaaaaaants! A-ha-ha-ha-ha!

[SpongeBob plays his nose like a flute. We hear the seagulls heard at the start and the episode starts]

"Christmas Who?" version

SpongeBob Christmas Who? Theme song (Instrumental version)00:27

SpongeBob Christmas Who? Theme song (Instrumental version)

Painty: Ready for Christmas, kids?
Kids: Aye-aye, Captain.
Painty: I can't hear you!
Kids: AYE-AYE, CAPTAIN!
Painty: Ohhhhhhhh...!
Choir: Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!
Choir: Absorbent and yellow and porous is he?
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!
Choir: If nautical nonsense be something you wish?
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!
Choir: Then drop on the deck and flop like a fish!
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!
Choir: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS! SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS! SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS! The SpongeBob Christmas Special!
Fa la la la la la la la la la la la la...

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie version

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Theme Song00:50

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Theme Song

Pirates: Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
Pirate Choir: SpongeBob SquarePants...
Pirates: Absorbent and yellow and porous is he?
Pirate Choir: SpongeBob SquarePants...
Pirates: If nautical nonsense be something you wish,
Pirate Choir: SpongeBob SquarePants...
Pirates: Then drop on the deck and flop like a fish!
Pirate Choir: SpongeBob SquarePants...
Pirates: SpongeBob SquarePants, SpongeBob SquarePants
SpooongeBooob SquaaarePaaaants...
Pirates: SpongeBob SquarePants, SpongeBob SquarePants
SpooongeBooob SquaaarePaaaants...
Pirates: SpongeBob SquarePants, SpongeBob SquarePants
A Pirate: SpoooongeBoooob... SquaaaarePaaaaaaants!

"What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?" version

WhoBob WhatPants Theme Song00:43

WhoBob WhatPants Theme Song

Painty: Are you ready, kids?
Kids: Aye-aye, Captain.
Painty: I can't hear you!
Kids: AYE-AYE, CAPTAIN!
Painty: Ohhhhhhhh...!
Painty: Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
Kids: WHOBOB WHATPANTS!
Painty: Absorbent and yellow and porous is he?
Kids: WHOBOB WHATPANTS!
Painty: If nautical nonsense be something you wish,
Kids: WHOBOB WHATPANTS!
Painty: Then drop on the deck and flop like a fish!
Kids: WHOBOB WHATPANTS!
Painty and Kids: WHOBOB WHATPANTS! WHOBOB WHATPANTS! WHOBOB WHATPANTS!
Painty: WhoBooob... WhatPaaaaaaants! A-ha-ha-ha-ha!

[SpongeBob plays his nose like a flute. We hear the seagulls heard at the start and the episode starts]

"Brand New Premieres" version (advertisement)

SpongeBob Episode EVERY Saturday in June 201100:31

SpongeBob Episode EVERY Saturday in June 2011

Painty: Ohhhhhhhh......!
Painty: Who's kicking off summer with brand new premieres?
Kids: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!
Painty: You'll be laughing so hard, you'll end up in tears!
Kids: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!
Painty: You won't be believin' what SpongeBob will do!
Kids: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!
Painty: Each Saturday morning, it's brand-spankin' new!
Kids: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!
Painty and Kids: BRAND NEW SQUAREPANTS! BRAND NEW SQUAREPANTS!
Kids: Brand neeeew... SquarePaaaaaaants!
Painty: Don't miss a brand new SpongeBob! Every Saturday morning in June on Nick!
Gary: Meow.

"Truth or Square" version

SpongeBob Theme in Stop Motion00:45

SpongeBob Theme in Stop Motion

Painty: Are you ready, kids?
Kids: Aye-aye, Captain.
Painty: I can't hear you!
Kids: AYE-AYE, CAPTAIN!
Painty: Ha-ha-ha! Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
Kids: SpongeBob SquarePants!
Painty: Absorbent and yellow and porous is he?
Kids: SpongeBob SquarePants!
Painty: Now, if nautical nonsense be something you wish,
Kids: SpongeBob SquarePants!
Painty: Then drop on the deck and flop like a fish!
Kids: SpongeBob SquarePants!
Painty: Oh!
Painty and Kids: SpongeBob! (SQUAREPANTS!) Come on. SpongeBob! (SQUAREPANTS!) Everybody. SpongeBob SquarePants! SpongeBob... SQUAREPANTS!
Painty: A-ha-ha-haaa!

[SpongeBob plays his nose like a trombone. We hear seagulls and the episode starts]

"Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants" version

Square Roots The Story of Spongebob Squarepants Part 1 HQ06:35

Square Roots The Story of Spongebob Squarepants Part 1 HQ

Painty: Are you ready, kids?
Kids: Aye-aye, Captain.
Painty: I can't hear you!
Kids: AYE-AYE, CAPTAIN!
Painty: Ohhhhhhhh......!
Avril Lavinge: ''Are you ready kids?! I said, 'are you ready'?!
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SPONGEBOB! SQUAREPANTS!
Absorbent and yellow and porous is he? SPONGEBOB! SQUAREPANTS!
If nautical nonsense be something you wish... SPONGEBOB! SQUAREPANTS!
...then drop on the deck and flop like a fish! SPONGEBOB! SQUAREPANTS!
SpongeBob (SPONGEBOB!)... SquarePants! (SQUAREPANTS!) SpongeBob (SPONGEBOB!)... SquarePants! (SQUAREPANTS!) SpongeBob (SPONGEBOB!)... SquarePants! (SQUAREPANTS!) SpongeBob... (SPONGEBOB!) ...SquarePants!

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Version

The SpongeBob Movie Sponge Out of Water - Rap Battle (HD with video)02:29

The SpongeBob Movie Sponge Out of Water - Rap Battle (HD with video)

Burger Beard: Are you ready, kids?
Seagulls: Aye-aye, Captain.
Burger Beard: Uh, What did you say? There's sand in my ears and I can't hear you.
Seagulls: Aye-aye, Captain.
Burger Beard: Ohhhhhhh.........!
(Scene switches to cartoon and Burger Beard becomes Painty the Pirate)
Painty: Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
Seagulls: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!
Painty: Absorbent and yellow and porous is he?
Seagulls: SPONGEBOBSQUAREPANTS!
Painty: If nautical nonsense is something you wish,
Seagulls: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!
Painty: Then drop on the deck and flop like a fish!
Seagulls: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!
Painty: Ready?
All: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS! (Bubbles: Stop it!)
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS! (Bubbles: That's enough!)
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS! (Bubbles: Silence!)
[Rap Battle is sung]
Painty and Seagulls: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!

"Squidward Tentacles," "Patrick Star," and "Eugene Krabs" versions

"It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" version

Its a SpongeBob Christmas instrumental intro00:44

Its a SpongeBob Christmas instrumental intro

Painty: Ready for Christmas, kids?
Kids: Aye-aye, Captain.
Painty: I can't hear you!
Kids: AYE-AYE, CAPTAIN!
Painty: Ohhhhhhhh......!
Kids: Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
SpongeBob SquarePants!
Kids: Absorbent and yellow and porous is he?
SpongeBob SquarePants!
Kids: If nautical nonsense be something you wish?
SpongeBob SquarePants!
Kids: Then drop on the deck and flop like a fish!
SpongeBob SquarePants!
Kids: Fa la la la la la la la la! Fa la la la la la la la la! Fa la la la la la la la la! SpongeBob SquarePants! Fa la la la la la la, Christmas!

Literal Version

Literal Spongebob Theme Song00:46

Literal Spongebob Theme Song

A literal version (describing what goes on in the video) was made as a Nickelodeon commercial. It goes as such:

Painty: My mouth looks weird!
Kids: Sure does, Captain!
Painty: I can't hear you!
Kids: WE'RE YELLING, CAPTAIN!
Painty: Dooooown...
Painty: Here is a pineapple, where are the shells?
Kids: Here comes a man hand!
Painty: Taking a bath so he no longer smells!
Kids: Bubble title!
Painty: Multiple SpongeBobs on multiple ships...
Kids: Here's the title again!
Painty: What's with this fish? And what's with his lips?
Kids: Let's try a tiki title!
Painty: That looks painful! Lots of spinning! Must be dizzy! SpongeBob loses his pants...! There they are! Sometimes his nose sounds like a flute!

2012 McDonald's advertisement version

SpongeBob 2012 McDonald's advertisement00:33

SpongeBob 2012 McDonald's advertisement

Announcer: Are you ready, kids?
Animals and Kids: Yeah!
Announcer: Who likes to practice karate?
Animals and Kids: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!
Announcer: And who likes to jellyfish everyday?
Animals and Kids: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!
Announcer: Here's some milk, now eat some fruit!
Bird: Fruit, fruit! Milk and fruit!
Announcer: Now play you nose just like a flute!
[SpongeBob plays his nose flute while the kids are going "toot"]
Everyone: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS! SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!

SpongeBob Anthem Music Video

SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob Anthem Music Video Nick00:46

SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob Anthem Music Video Nick

Karaoke version

SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song (Karaoke Version) Nick01:04

SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song (Karaoke Version) Nick

International versions

See the international page.

Trivia

  • Derek Drymon makes a comment about the SpongeBob theme song: "Steve's idea was to try to make the most annoying song you can, to—so when Saturday morning, when kids turn the TV on and parents are  trying to sleep, you have this pirate screaming in the other room for the kids to jump on the floor."
  • The song is based on the sea shanty, "Blow the Man Down."
  • You can see Squidward's house on the left after Painty yells "Ohhhhhhhh...!"
  • Captain Maggot of Emilie Autumn's musical group likes to sing this song.
  • In the Square Roots version, Avril Lavigne sings it.
  • A new opening was only to be seen in "Truth or Square."
  • SquidBob TentaclePants had an opening, but later on, it was switch back into the normal theme song.
  • In the first movie, it was a real song.
  • When SpongeBob plays the trombone in Truth or Square, it was similar to Pinky Dinky Doo when Mr. Guinea Pig played a trumpet everytime someone was about to say the "Great Big Fancy Word."
  • In The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, when Burger-Beard the Pirate begins reading the story to some talking seagulls, the seagulls begin to sing the theme song, but Burger Beard orders them to stop before they can finish, threatening them with death. In the end of the movie, having accepted defeat, Kyle, a younger seagull, asks him if they can sing it. They put a hat on Burger-Beard and a picture frame around him and Burger-Beard, having accepted defeat, reluctantly agrees to lead them in singing the song. The scene then becomes animated with Burger-Beard replaced by Painty the Pirate, and audio from the TV version of the theme song is used.
  • In some other countries, the intro footage is different. (Ex: the French version has a bubble of SpongeBob, a face of him and his name in French too)
  • In the Albanian, European Spanish, French, Italian, Korean (EBS), and Macedonian versions, it uses footage in which no text is to be seen.
  • After Season 2, the animation was changed, followed by an HD transition from Season 9 onwards. Despite this, the song remains in its original cel animated, SD (Standard-definition) version throughout the entire series, even with the newer episodes.
    • The only really difference it that the theme song has become a tad brighter in quality as the years went on.
  • On August 5, 2015, in a tweet by Vincent Waller, it was confirmed that a 16:9 HDTV/widescreen version of the theme song is in the works.[2][3][4]

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References


Music (VTE)

Albums
Original Theme HighlightsThe Best Day EverThe SpongeBob SquarePants MovieThe Yellow AlbumSpongeBob's Greatest HitsIt's a SpongeBob Christmas!Music from The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of WaterThe SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Songs
Theme SongA Day Like ThisAll You Need is FriendsThe Alphabet SongAttitude of GratitudeBack in EncinoBarnacles!Beautiful DreamerBee Line for the Tree LineThe Best Day EverBikini BottomBikini Bottom - Rock BottomBossy BootsThe Bubble SongCampfire Song SongCha-ChingChristmas Eve JittersChristmas Is MineClarinet WizardDead EyeDoing the SpongeDoin' the Krabby PattyDear FriendDon't Be a Jerk (It's Christmas)Down the WellThe Dragon is HereElectric ZooEverybody Loves the SpongeEmployee of the MonthFishin' for MoneyFueling the BusThe F.U.N. SongGary Come HomeGive It All You GotGive Jellyfish Fields a ChanceGood-Bye, AtlantisGoofy Goober RockGoofy Goober SongThis Grill is Not a HomeHappy Birthday, Squidward!He's FlyingHey All You PeopleHey, Mean Mr. BossmanHigh Seas ChantIt's High Time We Went on TourHo Ho HoedownHot FruitcakeI Can't Keep My Eyes Off of YouI Wrote ThisIdiot FriendsIf I Could Talk to MoneyI Will Trap SantaI Love Krabby PattiesIf Only I Could Join YouThe Jellyfishing SongJust a KidKrabby Patty JingleThe Krusty Krab PizzaLivin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the MoonlightLoop de LoopMeatball, MeatballMr. Krabs' SongMusical DoodleMy Tighty WhiteysNever Give UpNow That We're MenOcean ManOh, Krusty KrabOh, My KarenPlankton's SongPatrick StarPretty Ribbons and BowsPrehibernation (song)Prince Paul's Bubble PartyPlankton Jams the SignalRidin' the HookRipped PantsRubber Hose RagRap BattleThe Road SongSandy's SongSailing Over The Dogger BankSanta Has His Jolly Little Eyes on MeSanta Won't Let You DownSnowflakesSo Long, Bikini BottomSpongeBob and Patrick Confront the Psychic Wall of EnergyThe SpongeBob History SongSpongeBob ScaredyPantsSquidward's SongSquidward's Tiki LandSqueeze MeSuperiorSurreptitiously MineSurfin' SummerSandy SquirrelSquidward's BackSweet VictoryScurvy Ain't For the Likes of MeThat's the RodeoThank Gosh It's MondayTeamworkTogetherThey'll Soon DiscoverTruth or Square Theme SongsTexasThat's What Friends DoUuhrUnder My RockUnderwater SunThe Very First ChristmasWe've Got ScurvyWhen Worlds CollideWhere's GaryWe're the Ghouls of the Briny DeepWet, Wet ChristmasWho Wants to Race Me?You Will Obey!You Better SwimYou're Old

Short Songs
4-PlyCookie, Wookie, Teddy BearIt's All About You GirlIndoorsFor He's A Jolly Good RookieSquidly's 7 SongsBirthday Song for SquidwardBikini Bottom National AnthemI'm PatrickOff to WorkWe're Gonna Be PiratesPearl's Me DaughterStriped SweaterBest Friends Forever RingSanta's Coming TonightBrush, Brush, Brush My TeethWelcome Home, SandyLife on the PrairieEat at The Krusty KrabLaundry Song

Other
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