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B.B.B.F.F.
Episode A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1
Character(s) Twilight Sparkle
Backup:
Pinkie Pie
Applejack
Rainbow Dash
Rarity
Fluttershy
Sung by Rebecca Shoichet
Backup:
Shannon Chan-Kent
Ashleigh Ball
Kazumi Evans
Andrea Libman
Music by Daniel Ingram
Steffan Andrews (orchestration)
Lyrics by Meghan McCarthy
Length 1:35
Season Season 2
Episode Transcript A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1
BMI Work No. 14903596
International versions
B.B.B.F.F. (Album Version)
Length 1:42
Season Season 2
International versions

B.B.B.F.F.[1][2] (Big Brother Best Friend Forever) is a song that is featured in the episode A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1. Twilight Sparkle first sings it when she explains to her friends that her brother, Shining Armor, was the only pony she trusted as a friend before she was sent to Ponyville. Later in the episode, when she was afraid she had "lost a brother" because of an argument, she sings a somber, much shorter reprise. The song is notable in being Twilight's first solo song. Meghan McCarthy stated that she was inspired by the relationship her daughter has with her older brother.[3]

This song is the ninth track on the Songs of Friendship and Magic soundtrack album, although the liner notes miscredit this song as appearing in A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2, and where its lyrics would appear in the booklet, the lyrics to This Day Aria, Part 1 are listed instead.

Development

The song's composer, Daniel Ingram, used a cadence known as a "deceptive cadence" rather than an "authentic cadence" to finish the reprise as an "inside joke".[4] The non-reprisal version ends on an authentic cadence, D flat major, rather than a deceptive one (B minor). In a (now deleted) tweet, Daniel Ingram mentions that Rebecca Shoichet was lightly autotuned to produce a "harmonizing effect."

Lyrics

Filly Twilight and Shining hug S2E25

Twilight and Shining Armor hugging.

[Twilight Sparkle]
When I was just a filly, I found it rather silly
To see how many other ponies I could meet
I had my books to read, didn't know that I would ever need
Other ponies to make my life complete
But there was one colt that I cared for
I knew he would be there for me
My big brother, best friend forever!
Like two peas in a pod, we did everything together
He taught me how to fly a kite (Best friend forever!)
We never had a single fight (We did everything together!)
We shared our hopes, we shared our dreams
I miss him more than I realized
It seems...
[Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, and Rarity]
Your big brother, best friend forever
Like two peas in a pod, you did everything together
[Twilight Sparkle]
And though he's, oh, so far away
I hoped that he would stay
My big brother best friend
Forever...
Forever...

Reprise

B.B.B.F.F. (Reprise)
Episode A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1
Character(s) Twilight Sparkle
Sung by Rebecca Shoichet
Music by Daniel Ingram
Steffan Andrews (orchestration)
Lyrics by Meghan McCarthy
Length 0:18
Season Season 2
Episode Transcript A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1
International versions
[Twilight Sparkle]
He was my big brother, best friend
Forever...
And now, we'll never do anything
Together...

References

  1. Daniel Ingram stating the names for Season Finale songs. (2012-04-21). Retrieved on 2012 April 22.
  2. Daniel Ingram correcting the title's punctuation. (2012-05-11). Retrieved on 2012 May 11.
  3. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic visits Comic-Con International. Access Hasbro. Retrieved on 2012 July 17.
  4. Daniel Ingram (2012-04-22). Ingram responding to an inquiry about B.B.B.F.F.. Retrieved on 2012 April 22.

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