SpongeBob SquarePants will have fans of all ages swaying to the sounds of Bikini Bottom this summer with Nickelodeon and Sony Music Entertainment’s (SME) release, SpongeBob’s Greatest Hits. Available in stores everywhere and on iTunes July 14th, this brand-new full-length album features 17 tracks of original music from the past 10 years of the hit animated series, as well as new hits like “We’ve Got Scurvy,” an original song performed by P!nk, and a remix of the SpongeBob SquarePants theme song performed by Cee-Lo Green of Gnarls Barkley. Also included as a holiday bonus track is the aptly titled “Don’t Be a Jerk (It’s Christmas),” a new song, co-written by Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob, and Andy Paley.
Later this year, P!nk will appear as herself in a live-action sequence that will air during a special episode of SpongeBob SquarePants. The special also will include Cee-Lo’s interpretation of the SpongeBob SquarePants theme song, set to an all-new opening sequence.
The complete track listing for SpongeBob's Greatest Hits is as follows:
1. SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song
2. The Goofy Goober Song
3. F.U.N. Song
4. Campfire Song Song
5. Ripped Pants
6. Where's Gary?
7. My Tighty Whiteys
8. Doing the Sponge
9. Stadium Rave
10. Goofy Goober Rock
11. The Best Day Ever
12. Idiot Friends
13. Gary's Song
14. The Bubble Song
15. SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song -- performed by Cee-Lo Green
16. We've Got Scurvy -- performed by P!nk
17. Don't Be a Jerk (It's Christmas)
Nickelodeon also will celebrate SpongeBob SquarePants’ 10th anniversary with a number of DVD releases. First, SpongeBob will turn Bikini Bottom upside down in search of new shorts in SpongeBob SquarePants: To SquarePants or Not To SquarePants, available beginning July 21. Then, in a true testament to the series, a special compilation of SpongeBob SquarePants’ First 100 Episodes will hit retail on Sept. 22, packed with exclusive special features.
Over the last 10 years, the porous brainchild of creator Steve Hillenburg has grown from a single Saturday morning kids’ show to a certified pop culture maverick. Since its launch in July 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has emerged as a pop culture phenomenon with 70 million viewers monthly, and has been the number-one animated program with Kids 2-11 for more than seven consecutive years. The show is seen in 171 markets in 25 languages and is the most widely distributed property in MTV Networks’ history.
About Sony Music Entertainment
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including American Recordings, Arista Nashville, Arista Records, Aware, Battery Records, Beach Street Records, Black Seal, BNA Records, Cinematic, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Epic Records, Essential Records, Flicker Records, Fo-Yo Soul, GospoCentric, Hitz Committee Entertainment, J Records, Jive Records, LaFace Records, Legacy Recordings, Masterworks, Polo Grounds, RCA Records, RCA Nashville, RCA Red Seal, RCA Victor, Reunion Records, Slightly Dangerous, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Verity Records, and Volcano Entertainment. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.
About Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products
Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products manages the world’s third largest licensing business, representing leading properties such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer, and managing merchandising for Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTVN International, and Spike TV.
Nickelodeon, now in its 30th anniversary year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 98 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for more than 14 consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).