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Rank all the Songs! (Will be kept open)

Discussion in 'General My Little Pony Discussion' started by Oilyvalves, 10 November 2017.

  1. Oilyvalves

    Oilyvalves Railway Pony

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    I usually rank all the songs from a particular season. But I've never tried putting them all in my order of preference, so was wondering if people were up for the challenge! :) Inspired of course by Steamworks' recent episode series ranking thread.

    This rank is only for songs which have appeared in episodes of Friendship is Magic. I haven't included the Equestria Girls songs, as there's enough of those to have their own rank. I also haven't included the MLP Movie songs, tempting as it was, as I wanted this to be as manageable as possible for you guys.

    In the spoiler box below is your list of songs to choose from, in order of appearance. I've included the season number next to each as guidance, along with some notes to avoid confusion. Where there are multiple versions of a song (reprises, preludes etc), I've only included both versions separately if I felt they were significantly different, and long enough. There are 85 songs in total: roughly half as many as there are episodes.

    1 Laughter Song (Giggle at the Ghosty)
    1 Pinkie's Gala Fantasy Song
    1 The Ticket Song
    1 Evil Enchantress
    1 Winter Wrap Up
    1 Cupcake Song
    1 Art of the Dress
    1 Hush Now Quiet Now (both parts)
    1 Cutie Mark Crusaders Theme
    1 You Gotta Share, You Gotta Care
    1 So Many Wonders
    1 Pinkie Pie's Singing Telegram
    1 At the Gala
    1 Pony Pokey
    2 Find A Pet
    2 Becoming Popular
    2 The Heart Carol
    2 Piggy Dance
    2 The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
    2 The Perfect Stallion
    2 Smile
    2 Welcome Song
    2 B.B.B.F.F
    2 This Day Aria
    2 Love is In Bloom
    3 The Success/Failure Song (both parts)
    3 The Ballad of the Crystal Empire
    3 Babs Seed
    3 Raise This Barn
    3 Morning in Ponyville
    3 What My Cutie Mark is Telling Me
    3 I've Got to Find a Way
    3 A True, True Friend
    3 Celestia's Ballad
    3 Behold, Princess Twilight Sparkle
    3 Life in Equestria
    4 Hearts Strong as Horses
    4 Bats
    4 Generosity
    4 Apples to the Core
    4 Glass of Water
    4 Pinkie the Party Planner
    4 The Super Duper Party Pony
    4 Pinkie's Lament
    4 The Goof Off
    4 Cheese Confesses
    4 Make a Wish
    4 Music in the Treetops
    4 Find the Music in You
    4 Flim Flam Miracle Curative Tonic
    4 The rappin' Hist'ry of the Wonderbolts (sic)
    4 You'll Play Your Part
    4 Let the Rainbow Remind You
    5 In Our Town
    5 Make This Castle A Home
    5 I'll Fly
    5 Rules of Rarity
    5 Sisterhood
    5 We'll Make Our Mark (Prelude)
    5 The Vote
    5 The Pony I Want to Be
    5 Light of Your Cutie Mark
    5 The Pony I Want to Be (Reprise)
    5 We'll Make Our Mark
    5 Equestria, the Land I Love (including reprise)
    5 The Spectacle
    5 The Magic Inside
    5 Friends Are Always There For You
    6 Out On My Own (Apple Bloom)
    6 Hearth's Warming Eve is Here Once Again (Start)
    6 Say Goodbye to the Holiday
    6 The Seeds of the Past
    6 Pinkie's Present
    6 Luna's Future
    6 Hearth's Warming Eve is Here Once Again (Reprise)
    6 Can I Do it On My Own (Zephyr)
    6 It's Gonna Work
    6 Derby Racers
    6 A Changeling Can Change
    6 Find the Purpose in Your Life
    7 Best Friends Until the End of Time
    7 Battle for Sugar Belle
    7 You're In My Head Like a Catchy Song
    7 Flawless
    7 Blank Flanks Forever

    If you feel I've left any major ones out or mucked something up, do please say! I don't claim to be perfect at everything. During the earlier seasons particularly, there were a lot of really short Pinkie ditties. I've aimed for a minimum song length of roughly 20 seconds, to save you having to agonise between absolutely everything. Apologies to those of you who yearn to put A Hop, Slip and Jump high up your list. :p

    All song titles have been taken from this wiki page, which also contains links to clips of all songs, should you wish to refresh your memory:
    http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/Songs

    And finally, here's the all important Preference Revealer (thanks as always to Steamworks for hosting):

    The Link

    Once there are a few responses, I'll start doing the usual analysis; means, standard deviation etc. Enjoy!
     
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  2. Bridle Timeout

    Bridle Timeout I Love Twilight Sparkle

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    It looks like you left out "You'll Play Your Part"
     
  3. Oilyvalves

    Oilyvalves Railway Pony

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    D'oh! Thanks for the heads up! :) O.P is updated now.

    Can't believe I missed that one too. 'Tis one of my favourites.
     
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  4. Bridle Timeout

    Bridle Timeout I Love Twilight Sparkle

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    Here's my list. If you know me, then my number 1 won't be a surprise at all. :p

    1. You'll Play Your Part
    2. Celestia's Ballad
    3. A True, True Friend
    4. Winter Wrap Up
    5. Flawless
    6. Music in the Treetops
    7. In Our Town
    8. Let the Rainbow Remind You
    9. This Day Aria
    10. Smile
    11. I've Got to Find a Way
    12. Find the Music in You
    13. At the Gala
    14. Behold, Princess Twilight Sparkle
    15. The Success/Failure Song (both parts)
    16. Art of the Dress
    17. What My Cutie Mark is Telling Me
    18. The Ballad of the Crystal Empire
    19. Make This Castle A Home
    20. Life in Equestria
    21. You're In My Head Like a Catchy Song
    22. Morning in Ponyville
    23. Apples to the Core
    24. The Magic Inside
    25. Hearts Strong as Horses
    26. Friends Are Always There For You
    27. Love is In Bloom
    28. Luna's Future
    29. Pinkie's Lament
    30. Light of Your Cutie Mark
    31. Raise This Barn
    32. The Ticket Song
    33. So Many Wonders
    34. B.B.B.F.F
    35. The Super Super Party Pony
    36. Becoming Popular
    37. Battle for Sugar Belle
    38. Best Friends Until the End of Time
    39. The rappin' Hist'ry of the Wonderbolts (sic)
    40. Pinkie the Party Planner
    41. We'll Make Our Mark
    42. Say Goodbye to the Holiday
    43. The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
    44. Generosity
    45. Rules of Rarity
    46. Cheese Confesses
    47. A Changeling Can Change
    48. Hearth's Warming Eve is Here Once Again (Reprise)
    49. Babs Seed
    50. Make a Wish
    51. The Perfect Stallion
    52. The Pony I Want to Be (Reprise)
    53. Equestria, the Land I Love (including reprise)
    54. Sisterhood
    55. The Vote
    56. The Seeds of the Past
    57. Evil Enchantress
    58. Pinkie's Gala Fantasy Song
    59. I'll Fly
    60. Hush Now Quiet Now (both parts)
    61. We'll Make Our Mark (Prelude)
    62. Pinkie's Present
    63. It's Gonna Work
    64. Hearth's Warming Eve is Here Once Again (Start)
    65. Welcome Song
    66. Laughter Song (Giggle at the Ghosty)
    67. The Heart Carol
    68. You Gotta Share, You Gotta Care
    69. The Goof Off
    70. Blank Flanks Forever
    71. The Pony I Want to Be
    72. The Spectacle
    73. Out On My Own (Apple Bloom)
    74. Glass of Water
    75. Pinkie Pie's Singing Telegram
    76. Cutie Mark Crusaders Theme
    77. Pony Pokey
    78. Cupcake Song
    79. Bats
    80. Find the Purpose in Your Life
    81. Find A Pet
    82. Piggy Dance
    83. Derby Racers
    84. Can I Do it On My Own (Zephyr)
    85. Flim Flam Miracle Curative Tonic
     
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  5. Loganberry

    Loganberry Element of Custard

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    Here we go. I found this really difficult, much harder than the full-series ranking. I guess it just goes to show how high the general standard of the songs in MLP actually is. :) Maybe my hardest decision was ranking songs where I love part of them more than the rest. A good example is "Find the Music in You" -- I love the final reprise, with Fluttershy singing openly with the Ponytones, so much that on its own it might have made my top ten. I like the rest, but not as much, which is why it ended up at number 27.

    No such difficulties with my choice for number one: to me, "A True, True Friend" is the embodiment of everything that this show stands for. It was always going to win. And at the other end, "Piggy Dance" is not a "song" that interests me much at all, plus it suffers from being in one of my least favourite episodes.

    One minor correction, @Oilyvalves -- it's "The Super Duper Party Pony". Not a big deal, naturally. :)

    1. A True, True Friend
    2. Smile
    3. This Day Aria
    4. Winter Wrap Up
    5. At the Gala
    6. You'll Play Your Part
    7. Pinkie's Present
    8. In Our Town
    9. So Many Wonders
    10. Flawless
    11. Babs Seed
    12. Pinkie the Party Planner
    13. Say Goodbye to the Holiday
    14. The Magic Inside
    15. Music in the Treetops
    16. Luna's Future
    17. Apples to the Core
    18. Celestia's Ballad
    19. Art of the Dress
    20. Light of Your Cutie Mark

    21. We'll Make Our Mark
    22. Hearts Strong as Horses
    23. Pinkie's Lament
    24. Bats
    25. Raise This Barn
    26. The Super Duper Party Pony
    27. Find the Music in You
    28. Find A Pet
    29. I've Got to Find a Way
    30. You're In My Head Like a Catchy Song
    31. Derby Racers
    32. B.B.B.F.F
    33. The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
    34. Make This Castle A Home
    35. The Pony I Want to Be
    36. Cutie Mark Crusaders Theme
    37. Hearth's Warming Eve is Here Once Again (Start)
    38. Becoming Popular
    39. I'll Fly
    40. Generosity
    41. Out On My Own (Apple Bloom)
    42. The Spectacle
    43. Pinkie Pie's Singing Telegram
    44. Life in Equestria
    45. Can I Do it On My Own (Zephyr)
    46. Blank Flanks Forever
    47. The Heart Carol
    48. The Goof Off
    49. Best Friends Until the End of Time
    50. Let the Rainbow Remind You
    51. What My Cutie Mark is Telling Me
    52. Hush Now Quiet Now (both parts)
    53. The Perfect Stallion
    54. The Seeds of the Past
    55. Love is In Bloom
    56. Rules of Rarity
    57. The rappin' Hist'ry of the Wonderbolts (sic)
    58. We'll Make Our Mark (Prelude)
    59. A Changeling Can Change
    60. The Vote
    61. Cheese Confesses
    62. The Success/Failure Song (both parts)
    63. The Ballad of the Crystal Empire
    64. Morning in Ponyville
    65. Make a Wish
    66. The Pony I Want to Be (Reprise)
    67. Flim Flam Miracle Curative Tonic
    68. It's Gonna Work
    69. Equestria, the Land I Love (including reprise)
    70. Hearth's Warming Eve is Here Once Again (Reprise)
    71. Cupcake Song
    72. Laughter Song (Giggle at the Ghosty)
    73. Find the Purpose in Your Life
    74. Glass of Water
    75. Behold, Princess Twilight Sparkle
    76. You Gotta Share, You Gotta Care
    77. Battle for Sugar Belle
    78. Friends Are Always There For You
    79. Sisterhood
    80. Evil Enchantress
    81. Welcome Song
    82. Pony Pokey
    83. The Ticket Song
    84. Pinkie's Gala Fantasy Song
    85. Piggy Dance
     
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  6. Candy Yunagi

    Candy Yunagi Wishes she could be a cat

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    First time using the Preference Revealer, so that was interesting. I somehow seem to have only 84, though...

    1. Smile
    2. Winter Wrap Up
    3. A True, True Friend
    4. This Day Aria
    5. At the Gala
    6. What My Cutie Mark is Telling Me
    7. Cutie Mark Crusaders Theme
    8. Love is In Bloom
    9. Art of the Dress
    10. Laughter Song (Giggle at the Ghosty)
    11. You're in My Head Like a Catchy Song
    12. You'll Play Your Part
    13. Raise This Barn
    14. I'll Fly
    15. We'll Make Our Mark
    16. Generosity
    17. Derby Racers
    18. Apples to the Core
    19. The Heart Carol
    20. The Seeds of the Past
    21. The Goof Off
    22. Hearts Strong as Horses
    23. Celestia's Ballad
    24. Find A Pet
    25. Pony Pokey
    26. The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
    27. Can I Do It on My Own (Zephyr)
    28. Make This Castle a Home
    29. Let the Rainbow Remind You Find the Music in You
    30. Becoming Popular
    31. Music in the Treetops
    32. Say Goodbye to the Holiday
    33. Hearth's Warming Eve is Here Once Again (Reprise)
    34. B.B.B.F.F
    35. Rules of Rarity
    36. Best Friends Until the End of Time
    37. Make a Wish
    38. Babs Seed
    39. Cupcake Song
    40. Pinkie the Party Planner
    41. Hearth's Warming Eve is Here Once Again (Start)
    42. So Many Wonders
    43. Friends Are Always There for You
    44. Hush Now Quiet Now (both parts)
    45. The Perfect Stallion
    46. Flawless
    47. The Super Duper Party Pony
    48. I've Got to Find a Way
    49. Pinkie Pie's Singing Telegram
    50. It's Gonna Work
    51. Flim Flam Miracle Curative Tonic
    52. The Ballad of the Crystal Empire
    53. The Magic Inside
    54. Luna's Future
    55. A Changeling Can Change
    56. Equestria, the Land I Love (including reprise)
    57. The rappin' Hist'ry of the Wonderbolts (sic)
    58. Glass of Water
    59. We'll Make Our Mark (Prelude)
    60. Find the Purpose in Your Life
    61. Morning in Ponyville
    62. Light of Your Cutie Mark
    63. The Pony I Want to Be
    64. Blank Flanks Forever
    65. The Success/Failure Song (both parts)
    66. Life in Equestria
    67. The Vote
    68. Battle for Sugar Belle
    69. Bats
    70. Pinkie's Lament
    71. Cheese Confesses
    72. Out on My Own (Apple Bloom)
    73. Welcome Song
    74. The Pony I Want to Be (Reprise)
    75. Pinkie's Present
    76. Evil Enchantress
    77. The Ticket Song
    78. You Gotta Share, You Gotta Care
    79. Piggy Dance
    80. The Spectacle
    81. In Our Town
    82. Behold, Princess Twilight Sparkle
    83. Pinkie's Gala Fantasy Song
    84. Sisterhood
     
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  7. Steamworks

    Steamworks Habitual Pony

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    I had considered doing this a few days ago, but I was gonna hold off until later into the hiatus. I was also kind of struggling whether to list the extended versions of some of them from the albums. "I've Got to Find a Way" in particular benefits greatly from the extra verse or two, for example.

    1. Apples to the Core
    2. Smile
    3. The Goof Off
    4. This Day Aria
    5. I'll Fly
    6. Equestria, the Land I Love (including reprise)
    7. At the Gala
    8. Find the Music in You
    9. The Magic Inside
    10. Raise This Barn
    11. You're In My Head Like a Catchy Song
    12. The Super Super Party Pony
    13. In Our Town
    14. Find A Pet
    15. Bats
    16. A True, True Friend
    17. Winter Wrap Up
    18. The Ballad of the Crystal Empire
    19. What My Cutie Mark is Telling Me
    20. The Perfect Stallion
    21. B.B.B.F.F
    22. Becoming Popular
    23. The rappin' Hist'ry of the Wonderbolts (sic)
    24. Hearts Strong as Horses
    25. You'll Play Your Part
    26. Battle for Sugar Belle
    27. Light of Your Cutie Mark
    28. Make a Wish
    29. Music in the Treetops
    30. The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
    31. The Pony I Want to Be (Reprise)
    32. The Pony I Want to Be
    33. Babs Seed
    34. The Spectacle
    35. The Success/Failure Song (both parts)
    36. It's Gonna Work
    37. The Vote
    38. Luna's Future
    39. Love is In Bloom
    40. Life in Equestria
    41. Morning in Ponyville
    42. Generosity
    43. Blank Flanks Forever
    44. Can I Do it On My Own (Zephyr)
    45. We'll Make Our Mark (Prelude)
    46. Flawless
    47. So Many Wonders
    48. Art of the Dress
    49. Hush Now Quiet Now (both parts)
    50. Pinkie's Present
    51. We'll Make Our Mark
    52. Cupcake Song
    53. Pinkie's Lament
    54. I've Got to Find a Way
    55. Let the Rainbow Remind You
    56. Pinkie the Party Planner
    57. The Seeds of the Past
    58. Hearth's Warming Eve is Here Once Again (Start)
    59. Celestia's Ballad
    60. Make This Castle A Home
    61. Hearth's Warming Eve is Here Once Again (Reprise)
    62. Find the Purpose in Your Life
    63. Out On My Own (Apple Bloom)
    64. Laughter Song (Giggle at the Ghosty)
    65. Flim Flam Miracle Curative Tonic
    66. Pinkie Pie's Singing Telegram
    67. Best Friends Until the End of Time
    68. Cheese Confesses
    69. Derby Racers
    70. Friends Are Always There For You
    71. Say Goodbye to the Holiday
    72. The Heart Carol
    73. Rules of Rarity
    74. Cutie Mark Crusaders Theme
    75. A Changeling Can Change
    76. Evil Enchantress
    77. You Gotta Share, You Gotta Care
    78. Behold, Princess Twilight Sparkle
    79. The Ticket Song
    80. Glass of Water
    81. Pony Pokey
    82. Pinkie's Gala Fantasy Song
    83. Piggy Dance
    84. Welcome Song
    85. Sisterhood
     
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  8. Bridle Timeout

    Bridle Timeout I Love Twilight Sparkle

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    It looks like you merged "Let the Rainbow Remind You" and "Find the Music in You" onto the same line. :)

    Yay, someone else who gave "The Ballad of the Crystal Empire" a relatively high ranking. :D
     
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  9. Oilyvalves

    Oilyvalves Railway Pony

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    Awesome, thanks for all the responses so far! You're all a lot quicker than me; I'm only about half way through sorting my list. Although that might be down to the fact that I've been re-listening to loads of the songs :p. I'm heading out to a meetup in Trottingham shortly, so I'll have to finish off this evening or tomorrow. Then I can get round to analyzing the results. Some interesting mixes coming out so far though. :)

    Cheers - fixed!

    Some interesting points. Personally I've been finding it easier than the episode rank so far; I think that's down to the fact that there are so many episodes that I just don't care about either way, whereas I'm much more familiar with most of the songs. Having said that, I imagine towards the end it'l get increasingly harder to choose between all those that I really like.

    As for your point on loving parts of a song; that's actually a reason I found the episode rank so hard :p. For example, I love the final scene of Brotherhooves Social even though I'm not particular keen on the rest of that episode.

    I hadn't given that serious thought to be honest, but I guess if people want to have the extended versions in mind while they're making their rank, I don't have a problem with that.
     
  10. Wonderbolt

    Wonderbolt Honorary Pony

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    Here's mine

    5 I'll Fly

    2 Becoming Popular

    1 At the Gala

    2 The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000

    3 Raise This Barn

    2 Smile

    1 Winter Wrap Up

    2 Find A Pet

    1 Art of the Dress

    4 Bats

    2 The Perfect Stallion

    4 Hearts Strong as Horses

    5 The Spectacle

    4 Apples to the Core

    4 Pinkie the Party Planner

    4 Make a Wish

    7 Battle for Sugar Belle

    4 The Super Duper Party Pony

    4 The Goof Off

    3 Babs Seed

    2 Love is In Bloom

    2 Welcome Song

    4 Generosity

    2 B.B.B.F.F

    3 A True, True Friend

    1 Pinkie Pie's Singing Telegram

    5 In Our Town

    1 Cutie Mark Crusaders Theme

    4 Pinkie's Lament

    4 Let the Rainbow Remind You

    5 Make This Castle A Home

    5 Rules of Rarity

    7 You're In My Head Like a Catchy Song

    1 The Ticket Song

    4 Cheese Confesses

    2 Piggy Dance

    2 This Day Aria

    4 You'll Play Your Part

    4 Glass of Water

    1 So Many Wonders

    1 Pony Pokey

    4 Music in the Treetops

    7 Best Friends Until the End of Time

    3 Life in Equestria

    3 Morning in Ponyville

    1 Laughter Song (Giggle at the Ghosty)

    3 The Success/Failure Song (both parts)

    7 Flawless

    6 A Changeling Can Change

    1 Hush Now Quiet Now (both parts)

    1 You Gotta Share, You Gotta Care

    1 Evil Enchantress

    3 Celestia's Ballad

    1 Pinkie's Gala Fantasy Song

    3 I've Got to Find a Way

    3 What My Cutie Mark is Telling Me

    5 Friends Are Always There For You

    3 The Ballad of the Crystal Empire

    5 The Magic Inside

    1 Cupcake Song

    6 Derby Racers

    5 Equestria, the Land I Love (including reprise)

    4 The rappin' Hist'ry of the Wonderbolts (sic)

    5 We'll Make Our Mark (Prelude)

    4 Flim Flam Miracle Curative Tonic

    4 Find the Music in You

    5 We'll Make Our Mark

    5 The Pony I Want to Be (Reprise)

    6 Find the Purpose in Your Life

    3 Behold, Princess Twilight Sparkle

    5 The Pony I Want to Be

    6 It's Gonna Work

    5 The Vote

    5 Light of Your Cutie Mark

    6 Out On My Own (Apple Bloom)

    6 Can I Do it On My Own (Zephyr)

    5 Sisterhood

    7 Blank Flanks Forever

    2 The Heart Carol

    6 Say Goodbye to the Holiday

    6 Luna's Future

    6 Hearth's Warming Eve is Here Once Again (Start)

    6 Pinkie's Present

    6 Hearth's Warming Eve is Here Once Again (Reprise)

    6 The Seeds of the Past
     
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  11. Candy Yunagi

    Candy Yunagi Wishes she could be a cat

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    Ah, yes! That must've happened when I deleted the empty lines between each entry...
     
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  12. Oilyvalves

    Oilyvalves Railway Pony

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    OK, here's my list:

    1. The Pony I Want to Be
    2. You'll Play Your Part
    3. Luna's Future
    4. Pinkie's Present
    5. Flawless
    6. Pinkie's Lament
    7. Let the Rainbow Remind You
    8. I've Got to Find a Way
    9. You're In My Head Like a Catchy Song
    10. A Changeling Can Change
    11. Derby Racers
    12. At the Gala
    13. Apples to the Core
    14. Smile
    15. Light of Your Cutie Mark
    16. Say Goodbye to the Holiday
    17. This Day Aria
    18. Out On My Own (Apple Bloom)
    19. It's Gonna Work
    20. A True, True Friend

    21. Babs Seed
    22. I'll Fly
    23. Hearts Strong as Horses
    24. Best Friends Until the End of Time
    25. Hearth's Warming Eve is Here Once Again (Start)
    26. Bats
    27. Find A Pet
    28. Cheese Confesses
    29. Becoming Popular
    30. The Ballad of the Crystal Empire
    31. We'll Make Our Mark
    32. The Magic Inside
    33. B.B.B.F.F
    34. The Seeds of the Past
    35. In Our Town
    36. Pinkie the Party Planner
    37. Generosity
    38. Winter Wrap Up
    39. The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
    40. Find the Music in You
    41. Love is In Bloom
    42. The Success/Failure Song (both parts)
    43. The Vote
    44. The Pony I Want to Be (Reprise)
    45. Make a Wish
    46. The Perfect Stallion
    47. Music in the Treetops
    48. Art of the Dress
    49. Hearth's Warming Eve is Here Once Again (Reprise)
    50. Celestia's Ballad
    51. We'll Make Our Mark (Prelude)
    52. Morning in Ponyville
    53. Equestria, the Land I Love (including reprise)
    54. What My Cutie Mark is Telling Me
    55. Raise This Barn
    56. Laughter Song (Giggle at the Ghosty)
    57. The Spectacle
    58. Life in Equestria
    59. The Super Super Party Pony
    60. Friends Are Always There For You
    61. Make This Castle A Home
    62. The Heart Carol
    63. Flim Flam Miracle Curative Tonic
    64. Glass of Water
    65. Rules of Rarity
    66. Cutie Mark Crusaders Theme
    67. Hush Now Quiet Now (both parts)
    68. Can I Do it On My Own (Zephyr)
    69. Cupcake Song
    70. Evil Enchantress
    71. Behold, Princess Twilight Sparkle
    72. So Many Wonders
    73. Find the Purpose in Your Life
    74. Sisterhood
    75. Blank Flanks Forever
    76. The Goof Off
    77. Battle for Sugar Belle
    78. The rappin' Hist'ry of the Wonderbolts (sic)
    79. You Gotta Share, You Gotta Care
    80. The Ticket Song
    81. Pinkie Pie's Singing Telegram
    82. Pony Pokey
    83. Pinkie's Gala Fantasy Song
    84. Welcome Song
    85. Piggy Dance

    It took a fair bit of tweaking before I was happy with my top 20. The rest seemed to sort themselves out nicely in the preference revealer.

    I'll start processing the results of everyone's ranks tomorrow.
     
  13. Mane25

    Mane25 Honorary Pony

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    This was difficult. I would say the most difficult part was the musical episodes - they tend to blend in to one for me and although I like them together they've ranked a lot lower on this list than I think otherwise (that's with the exception on one musical episode that consistently ranks highly).

    1 Winter Wrap Up
    5 The Magic Inside
    5 Light of Your Cutie Mark
    4 Find the Music in You
    5 The Vote
    4 Music in the Treetops
    4 You'll Play Your Part
    5 The Pony I Want to Be
    5 The Pony I Want to Be (Reprise)
    5 We'll Make Our Mark
    5 We'll Make Our Mark (Prelude)
    2 Smile
    5 In Our Town
    3 Babs Seed
    4 Hearts Strong as Horses
    2 This Day Aria
    1 Art of the Dress
    4 Let the Rainbow Remind You
    3 The Ballad of the Crystal Empire
    1 Cutie Mark Crusaders Theme
    5 Equestria, the Land I Love (including reprise)
    3 A True, True Friend
    1 At the Gala
    4 Apples to the Core
    5 Make This Castle A Home
    1 Laughter Song (Giggle at the Ghosty)
    4 Generosity
    2 The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
    5 Friends Are Always There For You
    2 Becoming Popular
    2 Find A Pet
    4 Glass of Water

    2 The Perfect Stallion
    3 I've Got to Find a Way
    3 Raise This Barn
    5 Rules of Rarity
    2 The Heart Carol
    5 I'll Fly
    2 B.B.B.F.F
    2 Love is In Bloom
    7 Best Friends Until the End of Time
    4 The Super Super Party Pony
    1 Pinkie Pie's Singing Telegram
    3 Life in Equestria
    6 Out On My Own (Apple Bloom)
    4 Pinkie the Party Planner
    6 Luna's Future
    4 The Goof Off
    1 Hush Now Quiet Now (both parts)
    4 Make a Wish
    6 It's Gonna Work
    6 Hearth's Warming Eve is Here Once Again (Reprise)
    3 Morning in Ponyville
    1 Cupcake Song
    6 Derby Racers
    3 What My Cutie Mark is Telling Me
    3 Celestia's Ballad
    1 So Many Wonders
    3 The Success/Failure Song (both parts)
    1 Evil Enchantress
    7 Flawless
    4 Flim Flam Miracle Curative Tonic
    6 Pinkie's Present
    5 The Spectacle
    6 Hearth's Warming Eve is Here Once Again (Start)
    1 Pony Pokey
    7 You're In My Head Like a Catchy Song
    2 Welcome Song
    1 You Gotta Share, You Gotta Care
    6 Can I Do it On My Own (Zephyr)
    4 Cheese Confesses
    6 Say Goodbye to the Holiday
    4 Bats
    6 A Changeling Can Change
    6 Find the Purpose in Your Life
    4 Pinkie's Lament
    7 Battle for Sugar Belle
    7 Blank Flanks Forever
    3 Behold, Princess Twilight Sparkle
    6 The Seeds of the Past
    4 The rappin' Hist'ry of the Wonderbolts (sic)
    5 Sisterhood
    1 Pinkie's Gala Fantasy Song
    1 The Ticket Song
    2 Piggy Dance

    The further down you go the less relevant they get - there are no really bad songs.
     
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    @Mane25 there got their results submitted just in the nick of time. ;)

    Thanks again to everyone so far for participating. This thread will definitely be kept open, so if you're reading this and still wanting to submit your list, then please go for it :).

    With 7 people's song ranks posted, here are the results:

    Song Rank Results 1.jpg

    Smile has a fairly comfortable lead at the top, with 5 out of 7 people placing it in their top 10. The rest of the list is fairly closely spaced; we currently have Sisterhood and Piggy Dance tied for last place!

    One thing perhaps worth noting; all of the top 10 are from seasons 1-4, with I'll Fly in 12th being the first song from seasons 5-7.

    In terms of standard deviation; the song we most agree on is Hearts Strong as Horses, which everyone placed outside the top 10, but 25th or higher. On the other hand, the most widely placed song so far is Pinkie's Present. Two people put it in their top 10, but it also placed as low as 83rd! Admittedly, this is in part due to Wonderbolt putting all the Hearth's Warming Eve themed songs below everything else, including A Heart Carol from S2. :p

    I admittedly used to not be a huge fan of Pinkie's Present, partly due to the tap dancing segment, and the long run-time in the context of a musical episode. But it's grown on me a lot recently, particularly due to my appreciation of the live band, similar to the songs from the Movie.
     
  15. Loganberry

    Loganberry Element of Custard

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    Very interesting; thanks, @Oilyvalves! :)
    I'm not entirely shocked by that. To my mind, Daniel Ingram has been getting increasingly complex with his songs over the past three seasons (with a few exceptions) and while that's impressive it does tend to make said songs less singable. And that in turn does seem to be what attracts at least some people to specific songs.
    ...but which, thanks to the magic of statistics, does get a top 10 place overall! :p
    While Wonderbolt's reaction is perhaps a little extreme ( :p) that particular song is all over the place in people's charts. It might be interesting (for someone less lazy than me) to compare how well people's reactions to the AHWT songs compare with their ratings of the AHWT episode. Given that it was a musical episode, I wouldn't expect much difference, but some people do like songs in eps they dislike. (Most obviously the hugely popular "Smile", which is in the not-that-popular "A Friend In Deed".)
     
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  16. Mane25

    Mane25 Honorary Pony

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    Interesting for me as 8 of my top 13 are from season 5! :eek: That wasn't planned but I really thought that was a strong season for songs. Also I've realised that I didn't rank anything from S6 or 7 above 41, though I did find the Hearth's Warming songs difficult to rank so that may not be exactly representative... the best music for a while now has been from Equestria Girls and the movie.
     
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    You know I have to throw a spanner in the works xD I hate that episode with a vengeance so it hurt I couldn't put all the songs last lol
     
  18. CuldeeFell

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    No great science to it, but done using the preference revealer and a little bit of manual readjustment afterwards so it looks reasonable:

    1) A True, True Friend
    2) This Day Aria
    3) Smile
    4) Art of the Dress
    5) At the Gala
    6) You'll Play Your Part
    7) You're In My Head Like a Catchy Song
    8) Find the Music in You
    9) Winter Wrap Up
    10) The Seeds of the Past
    11) Celestia's Ballad
    12) I'll Fly
    13) Find A Pet
    14) B.B.B.F.F
    15) Babs Seed
    16) We'll Make Our Mark
    17) The Pony I Want to Be
    18) Pinkie's Present
    19) Luna's Future
    20) The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
    21) The Pony I Want to Be (Reprise)
    22) In Our Town
    23) The Magic Inside
    24) What My Cutie Mark is Telling Me
    25) Becoming Popular
    26) The Vote
    27) Rules of Rarity
    28) Generosity
    29) The Perfect Stallion
    30) Pony Pokey
    31) Raise This Barn
    32) Pinkie's Lament
    33) Apples to the Core
    34) Pinkie the Party Planner
    35) Bats
    36) Hearts Strong as Horses
    37) Glass of Water
    38) The Success/Failure Song (both parts)
    39) Flawless
    40) Say Goodbye to the Holiday
    41) The Super Duper Party Pony
    42) Light of Your Cutie Mark
    43) Equestria, the Land I Love (including reprise)
    44) Love is In Bloom
    45) A Changeling Can Change
    46) Music in the Treetops
    47) So Many Wonders
    48) Can I Do it On My Own (Zephyr)
    49) Laughter Song (Giggle at the Ghosty)
    50) The Spectacle
    51) I've Got to Find a Way
    52) The Ballad of the Crystal Empire
    53) Cutie Mark Crusaders Theme
    54) Cupcake Song
    55) Out On My Own (Apple Bloom)
    56) The Goof Off
    57) It's Gonna Work
    58) Let the Rainbow Remind You
    59) Derby Racers
    60) The Heart Carol
    61) Hush Now Quiet Now (both parts)
    62) Pinkie's Gala Fantasy Song
    63) Make a Wish
    64) Morning in Ponyville
    65) Blank Flanks Forever
    66) Cheese Confesses
    67) Make This Castle A Home
    68) Best Friends Until the End of Time
    69) Flim Flam Miracle Curative Tonic
    70) Hearth's Warming Eve is Here Once Again (Reprise)
    71) Hearth's Warming Eve is Here Once Again (Start)
    72) We'll Make Our Mark (Prelude)
    73) Find the Purpose in Your Life
    74) Life in Equestria
    75) Friends Are Always There For You
    76) Pinkie Pie's Singing Telegram
    77) You Gotta Share, You Gotta Care
    77b) A Hop, Skip and a Jump
    78) The Ticket Song
    79) Welcome Song
    80) Battle for Sugar Belle
    81) Behold, Princess Twilight Sparkle
    82) Sisterhood
    83) Evil Enchantress
    84) Piggy Dance
    85) The rappin' Hist'ry of the Wonderbolts (sic)
    85b) Happy Monthevesary

    I included a couple of the Pinkie Pie ditties that Oilyvalves left out (marked with 'b's on my list) but they ended up pretty near the bottom anyway. In fact my bottom twelve are all diagetic little ditties, mostly by Pinkie Pie. Not got a problem with them in the context of episodes but nothing much to them out of context.

    The lowest "proper" song on my list is "Friends are Always There For You", which seems reasonable. It's about the only one I struggle to remember the tune for without re-listening.
     
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  19. Oilyvalves

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    Thanks very much @CuldeeFell :). The extra Pinkie ditties were an interesting touch. Similar to you, I wouldn't say I minded a lot of them in the context of watching an episode, if they're fun.

    Here's the updated results. I've added a break each time there's a jump of more than 1.5 in the mean, to make it a tad easier to digest:

    Song Rank Results 3.jpg

    The headlines are:
    • Not only is 'Smile' still top, it's now also the song we agree on the most!
    • 'Piggy Dance' is now our outright loser, just.
    • We now have a season 7 song in our top 10!
    In regards to the songs from the later seasons; I'd say the reason they're maybe not ranking so highly is maybe that the genre and style of song has gradually become more varied, which I think leads to more divisive songs. To test this out, I plotted a graph of Standard Deviation vs Song (with the songs in order of appearance). And I got this (the trend line is an automatic linear one):

    Song deviation graph.jpg
    I tried something similar with the mean scores and got pretty much a horizontal trend.
     
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    1. This Day Aria
    2. A True, True Friend
    3. The Success/Failure Song (both parts)
    4. The Ballad of the Crystal Empire
    5. Love is In Bloom
    6. I've Got to Find a Way
    7. B.B.B.F.F
    8. Light of Your Cutie Mark
    9. It's Gonna Work
    10. Celestia's Ballad
    11. Make This Castle A Home
    12. Babs Seed
    13. Becoming Popular
    14. Out On My Own (Apple Bloom)
    15. What My Cutie Mark is Telling Me
    16. Behold, Princess Twilight Sparkle
    17. Smile
    18. The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
    19. Winter Wrap Up
    20. Hearts Strong as Horses

    Spoiler:
    21. The Goof Off
    22. Blank Flanks Forever
    23. You'll Play Your Part
    24. Find the Music in You
    25. The Pony I Want to Be
    26. Morning in Ponyville
    27. Life in Equestria
    28. Flawless
    29. At the Gala
    30. Pinkie's Lament
    31. We'll Make Our Mark
    32. Hearth's Warming Eve is Here Once Again (Start)
    33. The Perfect Stallion
    34. The Seeds of the Past
    35. Pinkie's Present
    36. Pinkie the Party Planner
    37. Generosity
    38. Cutie Mark Crusaders Theme
    39. Art of the Dress
    40. Bats
    41. The Vote
    42. A Changeling Can Change
    43. The Magic Inside
    44. The Pony I Want to Be (Reprise)
    45. Make a Wish
    46. Pony Pokey
    47. Music in the Treetops
    48. We'll Make Our Mark (Prelude)
    49. Hearth's Warming Eve is Here Once Again (Reprise)
    50. Raise This Barn
    51. Derby Racers
    52. Find A Pet
    53. Equestria, the Land I Love (including reprise)
    54. The Spectacle
    55. Say Goodbye to the Holiday
    56. Laughter Song (Giggle at the Ghosty)
    57. The Super Super Party Pony
    58. Cheese Confesses
    59. So Many Wonders
    60. Friends Are Always There For You
    61. Apples to the Core
    62. Pinkie Pie's Singing Telegram
    63. You're In My Head Like a Catchy Song
    64. You Gotta Share, You Gotta Care
    65. Rules of Rarity
    66. Glass of Water
    67. I'll Fly
    68. Can I Do it On My Own
    69. Cupcake Song
    70. Evil Enchantress
    71. Sisterhood
    72. Hush Now Quiet Now (both parts)
    73. Find the Purpose in Your Life
    74. Best Friends Until the End of Time
    75. Let the Rainbow Remind You
    76. In Our Town
    77. Piggy Dance
    78. The Heart Carol
    79. Luna's Future
    80. The Ticket Song
    81. Welcome Song
    82. Pinkie's Gala Fantasy Song
    83. Flim Flam Miracle Curative Tonic
    84. The rappin' Hist'ry of the Wonderbolts (sic)
    85. Battle for Sugar Belle
     
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