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"Today is Gonna Be a Great Day"
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Bowling For Soup singing the chorus of the song.
Song by Bowling For Soup
Album: Phineas and Ferb (soundtrack)
Released: September 22, 2009
Genre(s): Pop Punk, Punk Rock
Length: 0:52 (Episode)
3:01 (Full)
Chronology
Previous: "Phineas and Ferb Theme"
Current: "Today is Gonna Be a Great Day"
Next: "Winter Vacation"
Video
Phineas and Ferb - Today is Gonna Be a Great Day (2nd Verse)00:53

Phineas and Ferb - Today is Gonna Be a Great Day (2nd Verse)

Episode Version
Phineas & Ferb - Today is Gonna Be a Great Day03:09

Phineas & Ferb - Today is Gonna Be a Great Day

Full Version

"Today is Gonna Be a Great Day" is the full version of the series' theme song. It is performed by the band Bowling For Soup. The song is composed in a fast, loud rock styling, but was originally written as a slow song with a light chorus, based on classic Disney songs. Many stanzas in the song are at least closely resembling actual adventures and inventions Phineas and Ferb take part in throughout the series, while others are merely interesting things the boys could possibly do. The song first appeared in its entirety in the episode "Phineas and Ferb's Quantum Boogaloo," and then was released as part of the official series soundtrack.

Lyrics

There's a hundred and four days of summer vacation,
'Til school comes along just to end it,
So the annual problem for our generation,
Is finding a good way to spend it
Like maybe:

Building a rocket, or fighting a mummy,
Or climbing up the Eiffel Tower,
Discovering something that doesn't exist,
Or giving a monkey a shower,
Surfing tidal waves, creating nanobots,
Or locating Frankenstein's brain,
Finding a dodo bird, painting a continent,
Or driving our sister insane!

This could possibly be the best day ever!
(This could possibly be the best day ever!)
And the forecast says that tomorrow will likely be a million and six times better,
So make every minute count, jump up, jump in, and seize the day,
And let's make sure that in every single possible way,
Today is gonna be a great day!

Crossing the tundra or building a rollercoaster,
Skiing down a mountain of beans,
Devising a system for remembering everything,
Or synchronizing submarines,
Racing chariots, taming tiger sharks, constructing a portal to Mars,
Building a time machine, stretching a rubber tree, or wailing away on guitars!
Oh, man

This could possibly be the best day ever!
(This could possibly be the best day ever!)
And the forecast says that tomorrow will likely be a million and six times better.
So make every minute count, jump up, jump in and seize the day,
And let's make sure that in every single possible way,
Today is gonna be a great day!

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

Let's put our heads together and design a master plan,
We may miss dinner, but I know mom will understand
We've got our mission and some pliers, yogurt, gumballs, and desire,
And a pocket full of rubber bands, the manual on handstands,
A unicycle, compass, and a camera that won't focus,
And a canteen full of soda, grab a beach towel, here we go!
This is Ferb-tastic!

This could possibly be the best day ever!
(This could possibly be the best day ever!)
And the forecast says that tomorrow will likely be a million and six times better.
So make every minute count, jump up, jump in and seize the day,
And let's make sure that in every single possible way,
Seriously, this is gonna be great.

This could possibly be the best day ever!
(Today is gonna be a great day!)
This could possibly be the best day ever!
Today is gonna be a great day!

Background Information

Lyrics trivia

The episode "Phineas and Ferb's Quantum Boogaloo" shows more literal examples of the Big Ideas described in the song:

  • Skiing down a mountain of beans
  • Devising a system for remembering everything
  • Taming tiger sharks.

Production Information

    • The creators (Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh) originally wrote a slower number as the theme song, more like a "classic Disney song", but the network felt changes were needed to appeal to modern children and commissioned a rock/alternative version which made the final cut. (Original Pitch)
    • The song first appeared on television during the episode "Phineas and Ferb's Quantum Boogaloo." The following day, it was released as part of the official series soundtrack.
    • In the other languages' versions of the episode 'Phineas and Ferb's Quantum Boogaloo', except the Japanese dub, the song isn't translated, probably due to copyright issues with Bowling for Soup.
      • The Spanish group Indras got the rights for the song for the Spanish version of the "Phineas and Ferb Soundtrack". However, in the actual Castilian Spanish version of the episode, the original English version is used.
      • The Spanish version song was re-made by the band "Super Banda Infantil" and included in their album of TV themes, along other children theme songs such as "Under the Sea" "Canciones Infantiles, Series de Televisión"[2]
      • The Russian dub has this song untranslated, like in most countries, but no subtitles were used.
    • The song was played in Disney's Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever! while the audience waited for the show to start.
    • The song is based on the theme song, the first two verses using the same lyrics but the vocals are re-recorded, and the music was changed slightly.

Songwriters

BMI Work # 10532430
ASCAP Work # 504797555/506025116

References

See Also

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"Dr. Coconut"
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"Also Sprach Zarathustra"
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