Ever watched Beavis and Butthead Do America? You must have heard various soundtracks from budding and famous musicians. The 1996 adult animated film revolves around two characters named Beavis and Butthead. Upon discovering that their television is missing, they go on a mission to find it. In their quest, they discover a motel, so they book a room. The rest is history. According to IMDB, this movie has songs from many genres, including hip-hop, soul, pop, heavy metal, stage, and screen, and many others. Here is a ranking of all the songs from the Beavis and Butthead Do America soundtrack, from the worst to the best.
10. Ain’t Nobody- LL Cool J (1996)
Though Chaka Khan was the first artist to sing Ain’t Nobody for this film, it also has a remastered version from LL Cool J’s famous rapper. He opens the song by praising a fictional character throwing her butterscotch body beneath the red light. The song’s producers were Armando Colon and Rashad Smith. It was also written by James Todd Smith and David Hawk Wolinski. The song ranked number 22 on the Billboard Top 100.
9. I Wanna Riot by Rancid feat. Stubborn All-Stars (1996)
I Wanna Riot is another fantastic soundtrack featuring in the Beavis and Butthead Do America film. Rancid released it for the movie in 1996. It talks about a man who witnessed someone else get beat down, and he took his wallet. He’s torn between informing the authorities or being silent since no one can help him find justice for the victim. The song portrays the atrocities some people face at the hands of criminals protected by the police.
8. Ratfinks, Suicide Tanks, and Cannibal Girls by White Zombie (1996)
The other soundtrack you will notice in the film is Ratfinks, Suicide Tanks, And Cannibal Girls by White Zombie. Rob Zombie used it for the mushroom-induced hallucination scene in the desert. He talks about doubting God’s existence yet claims he’s seen the devil. Many song critics have drawn many versions of the soundtrack’s meaning. One thing you can be sure of is its lyrics are so relatable.
7. Walk on Water by Ozzy Osbourne (1996)
Ozzy Osbourne also released his 28th single titled Walk on Water as one of Beavis and Butthead Do America’s soundtracks. It was written in March 1994 in Vancouver, Canada, with Jim Vallance being the main vocalist. It’s also featured in two more albums; Back on Earth (1997) and Prince of Darkness (2005).
6. Snakes by No Doubt (1996)
Singer, No Doubt also released Snakes for the film. He uses snakes as a metaphor for hate and war. Some people claim it came out during the Vietnam war or in the 1980s. Either way, snakes can represent anything evil, so everyone has an opinion.
5. Pimp’n Ain’t Ez by Madd Head (1996)
According to Spotify, Madd Head is a famous rapper who released his Pimp’n Ain’t Ez song for the film. You may have come across various artists using the same title, with some replacing the “Ez” with “Easy.” Pimping is a slang term for people who link prostitutes with clients, taking part of their pay in return. The soundtrack points out that it’s a challenging venture that needs a strong-willed person because anything terrible can happen, including getting arrested or implicated.
4. White Trash by Southern Culture on the Skids (1995)
According to Discogs, Southern Culture on the Skids (SCOTS) is a famous American rock band that sang White Trash for this 1996 film. It first performed the soundtrack in 1995 thanks to its inspiration from Southern United States’ culture. The song talks about a man who feels discouraged by people who constantly call him white trash, yet he doesn’t have hard feelings against them. It shows how people disregard white people.
3. The Lord is a Monkey by Butthole Surfers (1996)
The Lord is a Monkey is a soundtrack by Butthole Surfers, released in 1996. Some critics got caught up in the meaning, with some claiming it represents what happens on Thanksgiving and the 4th of July. Amidst all these, there’s a girl who stabs herself during countless love-making sessions. Luckily, she finds someone who links her up with League Ivy but still goes back to her old ways. That goes to prove people’s assumption of Butthole Surfers as controversial.
2. Love Rollercoaster by Red Hot Chili Peppers (1996)
Beavis and Butthead Do America borrowed the Love Rollercoaster song from an American band called Red Hot Chili Peppers. The band came together in Los Angeles in 1983 with one goal; to produce funk rock, alternative rock, and rap-rock. Surprisingly, the band’s guitarist, Dave Navarro, left the group after releasing this song. The song opens with screams from a person who gets burned by honey.
1. Lesbian Seagull by Engelbert Humperdinck
One of the best soundtracks featuring on Beavis and Butthead Do America is Lesbian Seagull by Engelbert Humperdinck. The singer recorded it in 1979 for the Tom Wilson Weinberg album. It was not until it appeared in the film that it grew on people. After monitoring seagulls on Santa Barbara Island, the singer wrote and composed the lyrics. He says seagulls had lesbian tendencies, a behavior he found strange. In the film, the judge sings it as one of the characters, David Van Driessen, who is a teacher. The track was also featured on BBC Radio’s, The Scott Mills Show after the singer came from the United Kingdom. Sources say he used the song to participate in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in the UK.
The soundtracks on Beavis and Butthead Do America film vary per scene. The director and producer did an excellent job choosing the best tracks to entertain adult animated fans. Though the tracks are less than 12, we concluded that these are the best. From metal rock, R&B, soul, and hip-hop to blues, it’s fair to conclude that they were the best choices.