Most people would agree that Steven Universe is an animated masterpiece. The show features intriguing characters, lovely animation, a completely engrossing story, and some of the catchiest music around. Speaking of music, the songs on Steven Universe are the kinds of earworms that will have you humming, and it'll only be a matter of time before your friends start making up new versions and alternate lyrics. While the awesomeness of these songs isn't in question, it does raise the question: what are the very best Steven Universe songs?
Of course, best is a hard thing to define, especially with so many great options. Is it the most feelsy? The prettiest melody? Does the song have awesome animation to accompany it? No matter which catchy Steven Universe songs you like most, it's hard to deny that there are some songs that are just that more addictive than the others.
This list includes videos, so prepare to have these jams stuck in your head all day. Whether you like giant women or sworn to the sword, there's bound to be something for you here.
The conflict between Pearl and Greg has a deep history. At this point in the series, we know that Pearl still aches over Rose's departure, and dislikes the fact that Rose ever chose Greg to begin with. Fans know that the two don't exactly interact well. In the musical episode, "Mr. Greg," it all comes to a head and we hear Pearl sign her grievances to the night sky. The song is heartbreaking. This episode has so many other amazing songs, such as "Both of You," "Don't Cost Nothing," and "Empire City," but this is the one that really sticks with you. The reprise of the song's chorus at the end of the episode practically demands tears from viewers.
A lot of people argue that this is the best song in the show, and it's kind of hard to deny it. This is the first time we really hear Garnet's amazing singing voice, and she belts out this catchy and empowering tune about love and partnership. Consider we've just seen exactly what she's made of, hearing a song right afterwards about it kind of puts the icing on the cake. Take that, Jasper!
This song hit Steven Universe fans like a ton of bricks. While many songs in the show apply to specific characters or situations, this one is broader, and sends one simple message: breathe and let go. It's hard to not feel calmed by the sweet, slow melody, and the lyrics will help make anyone feel less stressed, even on your worst day. On top of all that, the visuals from guest animator Takafumi Hori (who did Kill La Kill) are mesmerizing. The whole song is a masterpiece.
For a long time, many fans of the show wanted to know more about Pearl's relationship with Rose, from before and during the Gem War. Well, the episode "Sworn to the Sword" delivered, and it did so with a song. In "Do it For Her," Pearl shows Connie how to fight, but also teaches her how to value Steven's life as more important than her own. In this, we see a reflection of what Pearl used to do, constantly sacrificing her happiness and life for Rose. We even get a brief look at the gem war itself! And to get all this in a lovely duet? What more can a fan ask for?