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Wunderbare-Jahre.com - German Fansite about The Wonder Years

Musik aus Wunderbare Jahre

What would „The Wonder Years“ be without the great music of the 60s and 70s? Here is a list with every song that appeared in the series:

theme song:

"Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends"

"With a Little Help from My Friends" originally titled "A Little Help from My Friends" is a song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, released on The Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967. Joe Cocker's version was a radical re-arrangement of the original, in a slower, 6/8 meter, using different chords in the middle eight, and a lengthy instrumental introduction. It was used as the opening theme song of the American television series The Wonder Years and is one of Cocker's most famous songs.
Joe Cocker

What would you do if I sang out of tune,
Would you stand up and walk out on me?
Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song
And I'll try not to sing out of key.

Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm, I get high with a little help from my friends
Mm, gonna try with a little help from my friends (...)

Joe Cocker Website | Buy this song

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1. The Wonder Years

Turn! Turn! Turn! - The Byrds
Both Side, Now - Joni Mitchell or Judy Collins (other version)
Come Softly To Me - Fleetwoods
When a Man Loves a Woman - Percy Sledge

2. Swingers

For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
Young Girl - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
Tell It Like It Is - Aaron Neville
In My Life - Judy Collins

3. My Father's Office

Blackbird - The Beatles

4. Angel

(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons - Nat King Cole
Foxy Lady - Jimi Hendrix
Blowing in the Wind - Joan Baez

5. The Phone Call

I'm a Believer - The Monkees
Theme from Romeo and Juliet - Nino Rota

6. Dance With Me

The Letter - The Box Tops
Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
The Girl from Ipanema - Astrud Gilberto or Frank Sinatra and Tom Jobim
Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf
There's a Kind of Hush - Harman's Hermits or Peter Noone (other version)
The Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
Cherish - The Association
I've Been Loving You Too Long - Otis Redding


7. The Heart of Darkness

Riders on the Storm - The Doors
Sunshine of Your Love - Cream
Here Comes the Sun - Jerry Keller or Richie Havens (other version)

8. Our Miss White

Just My Imagination - The Temptations
The Times They Are A-Changin' - Bob Dylan

9. Christmas

Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
White Christmas - Bing Crosby

10. Steady as She Goes

Somewhere - Renato Russo
The Thrill is Gone - B.B.King
Will You Love Me Tomorrow - Carole King

11. Just Between You and Me

I am a Rock - Simon & Garfunkel
Someday We'll Be Together - Diana Ross

12. Pottery Will Get You Nowhere

When I Fall In Love - Nat King Cole

13. Coda

Canon in D Major - Johan Pachelbel

14. Hiroshima, Mon Frere

Wild Thing - The Troggs
Brother, Brother - Carole King

15. Losers

You've Got a Friend - James Taylor or Carole King (other version)
Blue Danube Waltz - Johann Sutrauss
Sweet Georgia Brown - Benny Goodman

16. The Walk Out

Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters
The Tracks of My Tears - Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
Give Peace a Chance - John Lennon

17. Nemesis

My Girl - The Temptations

18. Fate

Born Under a Bad Sign - Booke T.Jones/W.Bell
Respect -Aretha Franklin

19. Birthday Boy

Hava Nagila - ?
"Bookends Theme - Simon & Garfunkel

20. Brightwing

In a Gadda Da-vida - Iron Butterfly
You Can All Join In - Traffic
Catch the Wind - Donovan

21. Square Dance

22. Whose Woods Are These?

In My Life - Judy Collins

23. How I'm Spending My Summer Vacation

Scarborough Fair/Canticle - Simon & Garfunkel
Light My Fire - The Doors
Smoke Get in Your Eyes - The Platters
Never on Sunday - Chordettes
I Only Have Eyes for You - The Flamingos
Thyme - the Percy Faith Orchestra; Theme from "A Summer Place"


24. Summer Song

Spinning Wheel - Blood, Sweat & Tears
Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
Wouldn't It Be Nice

25. Math Class

ABC - The Jackson 5
The Twilight Zone - Marius Constant

26. Wayne on Wheels

I Get Around - The Beach Boys

27. Mom Wars

Your Mother Should Know - The Beatles
Nowhere To Run - Martha and the Vandellas
The Circle Game - Joni Mitchell

28. On the Spot

That's Entertainment - JAM

29. Odd Man Out

30. The Family Car

I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Cash
Long Way You Run - Neil Young

31. The Pimple

Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross & The Supremes
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Theme from "The Wizard of Oz"

32. Math Class Squared

The Twilight Zone - Marius Constant

33. Rock 'n Roll

I Wannna Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
My Generation - The Who
So You Want To Be a Rock'n Roll Star - The Byrds

34. Don't You Know Anything About Women?

Crimson and Clover - Tommy Jones and The Shondells
Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers

35. The Powers That Be

Walkin' the Dog - Rufus Thomas
Turn! Turn! Turn! - The Byrds

36. She, My Friend, and I

37. The St. Valentine's Day Massacre

All You Need is Love - The Beatles
What Becomes of the Broken Hearted - Jimmy Ruffin
You're All I Need to Get By - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

38. The Tree House

The Ride of the Valkyries - Richard Wagner
(Let Me Tell You About) the Birds and the Bees - Jewel Akens

39. The Glee Club

Stout Hearted Men - Lots of different people pre 1955
Climb Every Mountain - Rodger & Hammerstein

40. Night Out

Happy Together - The Turtles
Hang on Sloopy - The McCoys
Shout - Joey Dee and Starliters
In a Gadda-da-vida - Iron Butterfly
Seasons - Elton John (from the movie "Friends") or Terry Jacks

41. Faith

Amazing Grace - Judy Collins

42. The Unnatural

43. Good-bye

Goodbye My Friend - Linda Ronstadt

44. Cocoa and Sympathy

Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind - Lovin'Spoonful
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole

45. Daddy's Little Girl

46. Moving

My Girl - The Temptations

47. Growing Up

Layla - Elton John
When I'm Sixty Four - The Beatles
Forever Young - Joan Baez


48. Ninth Grade Man

How Sweet It Is - Marvin Gaye
Be My Baby - the Ronettes and Angeles

49. The Journey

Daydream Believer - The Monkees.
Colonel Bogy March - Kenneth Alford
War - Edwin Starr

50. The Cost of Living

Working in the Coal Mine - Lee Dorsey

51. It's a Mad, Mad, Madeline World

Hey Good Lookin - Hank Williams

52. Little Debbie

Tutti-Frutti - Little Richard
Love is a Many Splendored Thing - Four Aces
Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller

53. The Ties That Bind

At Last"- Nat King Cole
Second Movement from Symphony No.9 - Beethoven

54. Pauls Sieg - The Sixth Man

55. A Very Cutlip Christmas

56. The Candidate

Wipeout - The Surfaris
Three Blind Mice - ?
Respect - Aretha Franklin

57. Heartbreak

God Only Knows - The Beach Boys

58. Der Party-Löwe - Denial

How Do You Do - ?
Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett or The Commitments (other version)
You Are Everything - The Stylistics

59. Who's Aunt Rose?

60. Courage

Syncopetid Clock - LeRoy Anderson
Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix

61. Buster

Morning from Peer Gyint - Grieg
Tossin' and Turnin' - Bobby Lewis ; Theme from "Lassie"
Lean on Me - Bill Withers

62. Road Trip

Largo al Factotum from the opera Il Barbieiri de Seviglia - Rossini
Teach Your Children - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

63. When Worlds Collide

Soul Man - Sam & Dave

64. Separate Rooms

65. The Yearbook

Soul Man - Sam & Dave

66. The Accident

Walk don't run - The Ventures
The Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - Platters
We've Got Tonight - Bob Seger

67. The House that Jack Built

To Each His Own - The Platters
The Times They Are A-changin' - Bob Dylan or Peter Paul and Mary (Other Version)

68. Graduation

Turn! Turn! Turn! - The Byrds
I Think It's Going To Rain Today - Randy Newman
With a Little Help from My Friends - Joe Cocker

69. Wonder Years II

My Generation - The Who
Come Softly To Me - The Fleetwoods or Darlene
Here Comes the Sun - Jerry Keller
For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
In My Life - Judy Collins


70. The Lake

Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters
Happy Together - The Turtles
Jamaica Say You Will - Jackson Browne
I Fought The Law - Bobby Fuller Four or The Clash (other version)

71. Day One

Eight Miles High - The Byrds

72. The Hardware Store

Takin' Care of Business - Bachman Turner Overdrive
Pennies from Heaven - Inner City

73. Frank and Denise

Only You - The Platters
If I Were Carpenter - Johnny Cash and June Carter

74. Full Moon Rising

Little G.T.O. - Ronny and The Daytonas
Jeopardy/Think Music - M.Griffin
Symphony no.9 - Beethoven
Theme from Hawaii 5-O - The Ventures

75. Triangle

I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher
If - Bread
Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival
I Shall Be Free - Bob Dylan

76. Soccer

Get up off - ?
William Tell Overture - Rossini

77. Dinner Out

Happy Birthday - The Tune Weavers
Back to the House - ?

78. Christmas Party

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
White Christmas - Bing Crosby
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Gene Autry

79. Pfeiffers' Choice

59th Street Song - Harper's Bizarre oder Simon and Garfunkel (other version)

80. Road Test

Mary Had a Little Lamb - ?

81. Grossvater's Car

Sing, Sing, Sing - Benny Goodman
Citizens (dum-de-dum-dum) Drive Safely - M.Roza and W.Schumann
Crazy - Patsy Cline

82. Kodachrome

Both Side, Now - Joni Mitchell oder Judy Collins (other version)

83. Private Butthead

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Forever Young - Joan Baez

84. Of Mastodons and Men

85. Double Double Date

Wild Thing - The Troggs
Sugar, Sugar - The Archies
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett oder The Commitments
You Are Everything - The Stylistics
When a Man loves a Woman - Percy Sledge

86. Hero

87. Lunch Stories

Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow - the Revingtons or Mike Wheeler (other version) or Matt Marshall (other version)
Peter Gun Theme - Henry Mancini

88. Carnal Knowledge

Walk Like a Man - The Four Seasons

89. The Lost Weekend

Judy in Disguise - John Fred and His Playboy Band
Colonel Bogy March - Kenneth Alford
I Want To Take You Higher - Sly and the Family Stone

90. Stormy Weather

Desperado - The Eagles

91. The Wedding

You Can All Join In - Traffic
Wedding Song - Paul Stookey

92. Back to the Lake

Pressure Drop - Jimmy Cliff
Venus - Frankie Avalon
Home - Karla Bonnoff

93. Broken Hearts and Burgers

Somewhere Renato Russo
You're Sixteen, You're Beautiful - Ringo Starr
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Wild Heart of the Young - Karla Bonoff oder Joni Mitchell (other version)

94. Homecoming

Find Their Way Home - ?


95. Fishing

Going Up the Country - Canned Heat
Fishing Blues - Taj Mahal

96. Scenes from a Wedding

Bad Bad Leroy Brown - Jim Croce
For Once in My Life - Stevie Wonder
I am Woman - Helen Reddy
Back Off Boogaloo - Ringo Starr
We've Only Just Begun - The Carpenters
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra

97. Sex and Economics

Takin' Care of Business - Bachman Turner Overdrive
If I didn't Care - Inks Spots oder The Platters (other version)

98. Politics as Usual

After All - Char/Peter Cetera

99. White Lies

Wake Up Little Susie - The Everly Brothers
Can't We Go Back"- ?

100. Wayne and Bonnie

(You Better) Shop Around - Smokey Robins and The Miracles
Thoughtful"- ?

101. Kevin Delivers

Tocatta and Fugue in D minor - Bach
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
Bobby's Girl - Marcie Bline
Respect - Aretha Franklin
It's My Party - Leslie Gore
Stand by Me - Ben E. King

102. The Test

Stuck in the Middle with You - Steeler Wheels

103. Let Nothing You Dismay

Twelve Days of Christmas"

104. New Year

Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme) - Maurice Jarre
Steel Guitar Dancers - Paul Anka
Auld Land Syne - Guy Lombardo

105. Alice in Autoland

Let Stay Together - Al Green
Swayin' to the Music - Johnny Rivers

106. Ladies and Gentlemen... The Rolling Stones

All the way from Memphis - Mott The Hoople
Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones

107. Unpacking

Tequila - The Champs
Reelin' in the Years - Steely Dan

108. Hulk Arnold

109. Nose

Walk Away Renee - Four Tops
Could It Be I'm Falling in Love - Spinners
Love Train - O Jays
You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker

110. Eclipse

Truckin' - The Grateful Dead

111. Poker

1st Movement from Piano Concerto No.1 - Tchaikovsky
When I Grow Up To Be a Man - The Beach Boys

112. The Little Women

Never My Love - The Association
I am Woman - Helen Reddy
1st Movement from Symphony No.9 - Beethoven
Stand by Your Man - Tammy Wynette

113. Reunion

White Sport Coat and a Pink Carnation - Marty Robbins
Our Love is Here to Stay - ?

114. Summer

Summertime Blues - Blue Cheer
Sealed with a Kiss - Brian Hyland
1st Movement from Spring - Vivaldi
When a Man loves a Woman - Percy Sledge
Up Around The Bend - Creedence Clearwater Revival

115. Independence Day

Excerpts from "The Natural" original soundtrack - Randy Newman

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