Needless to say, Friday Night Funkin’ took the world by storm. This once small rhythm game has grown bigger and bigger with time, creating a cult following almost overnight in the form of fan art, mods, and general online presence. So much has happened to this game in terms of fan content that it’s easy to forget what the base game was like at times.
Therefore, this list will focus on where it all started, featuring the best Friday Night Funkin Songs. The creativity shown through mods and fan content is very impressive, but these tracks from the original still manage to stand out.
Best Friday Night Funkin Songs
Friday Night Funkin’ is a big hit with casual gamers, music makers, and modders. It is unknown which characters will be next to take on the rap battle and what sick melodies they will bring.
As integral as it is to a game’s function, the user interface is often overlooked and underestimated. An important aspect is the pause screen that appears when you need to catch your breath, speak to someone who is talking to you or leave completely. This makes it a screen that you should not linger on. But the one on Friday Night Funkin’ will make you want to stay.
As soon as you pause the game, you will hear the beats of a song called Breakfast. Although it doesn’t appear in the main game. It has all the groove and catchiness of all the Friday Night Funkin Songs on the setlist. It has a casual yet poppy feel and only takes a few seconds before you forget you’ve paused so you can enjoy it.
The Friday Night Funkin’ Tutorial piece is arguably the perfect example of short and sweet. This is, of course, his introduction to the world of FNF and how the battle will proceed. And, he passes with flying colors. The song is both catchy and smooth, and GF’s voice adds a pretty healthy tone to the whole sequence.
The song is far from difficult or complex, but it still manages to build FNF’s identity in such a short time. It happened through its original melodies, energetic background, and overall cute atmosphere that makes it such a successful tutorial.
Friday Night Funkin”s first big rap battle is the one most gamers will remember, mostly because of the way it’s simple and classic at the same time. This is our introduction to Daddy Dearest, who directly challenges the boyfriend and girlfriend relationship and challenges him for her.
The constant back and forth between BF and Daddy Dearest contrasts almost perfectly with the rhythm and tone of the song which, despite the stakes, is full of fun and energetic notes that invite you to move along. Well done BF! the animation is also the perfect pick-me-up, making the song short but special.
Daddy’s character is one of the most memorable opponents in the FNF lineup and is surprisingly light-hearted. You will meet him in different Friday Night Funkin Songs where he has many opportunities to show his skills. Another comes with the song Fresh, which has an air of conversation.
After opening with a sweet beatbox intro, it transitions into a smooth, mellow beat that allows the father and groom to hear each other clearly over the music. It’s a song that lacks intensity compared to the others, in favor of being more relaxed and enjoyable to listen to repeatedly.
Friday Night Funkin’s first real challenge is also one of the most intense, especially the first time. While the first two fights against Daddy Dearest are much more relaxed, this piece is fast-paced, complex and by far the funniest track of Week 1. It manages to set a high pitch with fast notes, complemented by a strong, constantly moving beat. So, giving the impression awakens from a legitimate rap battle between BF and Daddy Dearest.
Your notes not only complement this rhythm but also change with it. BF’s notes intensify when he appears to be singing about Daddy Dearest halfway through the song. All in all a fantastic and dramatic end to week 1 that only raises the bar.
A popular theme to include in a game that accepts expansions and additional content is Spooky. FNF would have to deal with it sooner or later, and it all starts with a fight against a duo of lucky monsters who support each other when they decide to take them down. While they may seem harmless, their opening track sets the mood differently.
The Friday Night Funkin Songs is appropriately called Spookeez and that’s exactly the atmosphere it creates. Although, the lyrics flow smoothly, the rhythm is always a bit off to give the feeling that something isn’t right. It give the impression that there is more to come. Even if you can’t dance to it, you can listen to it as an effective piece of haunting music.
It’s all about the spoops in Friday Night Funkin’s Week 2, and Skid and Pumps certainly bring that to this track, along with a hard-to-match tempo. This cheerier, more childish tone translates well to the week’s second track, South, which manages to seamlessly blend a trap beat with the spooky ambient sounds associated with Halloween and beyond.
This results in a song that, while it’s by no means the hardest song in the game. It manages to be one of the most memorable due to the way it lets your head bob effortlessly to the beat. Skid and Pump themselves add an extra layer of personality to the whole series. It makes the whole week something you’ll probably remember even after “Spoopy Month” is over.
Satin Panties is a very interesting song. The name is of course a bit long-winded, but the actual song feels more like a harmonic duet than an intense musical battle. Mami Mearest’s voice is very high, just like BF’s. And when layered with the drumming background, it creates a song that is fun to listen to and fun to play.
At many points in the song, the two voices also harmonize perfectly with each other. It promote the idea that this is a song they are singing together rather than against each other. This makes the whole piece incredibly satisfying.
Senpai manages to stand out from most of the other Friday Night Funkin Songs’, not only because of its unique setting but also because of the overall tone of the song as a whole. The notes are lower pitched and sound straight out of a virtual playing. The background music has a very relaxing, almost romantic tone for the whole series. It feels like something you would see straight out of a romantic anime or visual novel.
Of course, this also suits Senpai as a character: a noble and dreamy gentleman who is looking for a beautiful lady and wants to win BF’s affection. This is still battle rap, but the notes aren’t particularly hard to hit. Nothing about the piece’s calm lends itself to anything other than a peaceful and charming romance.
Of all the opponents Boyfriend has to fight, Senpai is one of the most charming. He embodies many tropes of anime characters and has a cold look when fighting. However, after hearing one of his songs, he gets surprised and messes up his hair. As a result, he tries to regain his composure with the song Roses.
The overall tone of the Friday Night Funkin Songs is aggressive, which fits the scenario of Senpai going on the attack. Each lyric is powerful and the music has solid beats to go with it. As it progresses, the song will throw a lot of notes at you as you try to keep up and listen to the pop of the song.
If there was a period of the internet called the ‘golden years, Pico would have been one of its biggest stars. Born in Newgrounds and growing up to mascot status, Pico has appeared in numerous cartoons and games with a reputation for being a tough guy. So if he decides to visit FNF, Pico has a great opening track.
This song, called Pico, is the chance for the Uzi boy to carry it all out with style and confidence. It’s a fast track with a beat emphasized by Pico’s deep voice and sick movements. The friend will have to keep up with him as the song speeds up and Pico tries to show that he’s not the only stubborn boy with skill.
Blammed is a perfect end to week 3. It feels like a real rap battle between Pico and BF, especially since the fast. Also, glitchy techno sounds often associated with Pico’s music is constantly accentuated by beeps.
While the track is short, its signature punchy beats make it one of the best ear candy Friday Night Funkin’ has to offer. Pico’s character also comes to the fore in the series, as it feels like the pinnacle of all of his songs to date.
The thorns have no right to strike as hard as he does. While it should technically be scary because the Ghost threatens the lives of the BF and GF. Then, the song is a cross between a video game soundtrack and a beatbox beat. The song wastes no time establishing itself as one of the fastest songs in the game. Waiting for you to keep up with the ever-raging spirit as the techno drum beats and the chorus constantly “Hey!” calls in the background.
Week 6 in general is perhaps the best example of progression, as the tone changes drastically from something low-key and relaxing to something dark without feeling out of place. It’s an excellent ending for that reason. So it stands out among Friday Night Funkin’s most memorable pieces.
M.I.L.F. it’s one of the longest and most complex Friday Night Funkin Songs, and it’s an absolute hit. From the moment it starts, Mommy Mearest’s voice sings her soul to that bombastic pop groove. It immediately indicates how intense this track is going to get. But even as the song continues to climb and climb. The steady beat combined with the exciting chorus and movement of the entire sequence makes this one that your body just can’t sit still.
The voices of BF and Mommy Mearest harmonize several times throughout the piece, and because they’re both so high-pitched and loud, it’s more like they’re singing together than against each other. While it’s still an uphill battle to get the notes right, the number of times this happens only serves to make those notes that much more worthwhile to keep the concert going. This is Friday Night Funkin’ at its peak.
Stress feels like the pinnacle of a trip. This is by far the fastest song in the entire game. But it’s not just the speed that makes this piece so great. It’s how it manages to build itself up into a real final battle while creating some of the beats that are more adrenaline-pumping arouse the game has to offer.
Throughout the piece there’s a lot more improvisation from BF than directly copying everything Tankman does. Serving as a theme role of sorts to show how good he’s gotten at singing. All in all, the stress will make you sweat, but once you do, it shows how far you’ve come. Pico is also perfect.