The Goldbergs

By ABC Music Lounge | Dec 16th, 2015

Before there were parenting blogs, trophies for showing up and peanut allergies, there was a simpler time called the ‘80s. For geeky and movie obsessed youngest child Adam (Sean Giambrone), these were his wonder years, and he faced them armed with a video camera to capture all the crazy. The Goldbergs are a loving family like any other -- just with a lot more yelling. Mom Beverly (Wendi McClendon-Covey) is a classic "smother," an overbearing, overprotective matriarch who loves her delicious kids, but still rules this brood with 100% authority and zero sense of boundaries. Dad Murray (Jeff Garlin) is gruff and sometimes oblivious, parenting with half his attention span but all his heart. Sister Erica (Hayley Orrantia) is popular and terrifying, doing her best to cover up that she's the smartest of the clan. Barry (Troy Gentile) is a passionate dreamer, who maybe dreams a little too big and who always gets the short end of the stick.  Adam (Sean Giambrone) is the youngest, a camera-wielding future director who’s navigating first love, and growing up with his family. Rounding out the family is beloved grandfather Al "Pops" Solomon (George Segal), the wild man of the clan, a shameless Don Juan who’s learning as much from his family as he teaches them.


Music from the latest episode:

Episode #310 "A Christmas Story"
Original Air-Date: 12/9/2015
Song Artist Scene Description
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town Neil Diamond The family help Beverly create "Super Hanukkah," they all become swiped up in the event when Pops arrives and sours the mood; (repeats) End montage
Episode #309: "Wingmom"
Original Air-Date: 12/2/2015
Song Artist Scene Description
Top Gun Anthem Harold Faltermeyer & Steve Stevens End montage
Episode #308: "In Conclusion, Thanksgiving"
Original Air-Date: 11/18/2015
Song Artist Scene Description
Never Surrender Stan Bush Barry gives a Thanksgiving speech that moves all expect Erica; (repeats) Erica returns to give her speech, Barry excuses her of copying his speech; Murray takes out the table leaf out. 
Cat's In the Cradle Harry Chapin Adam shows Murray his latest video in a bid to get him to give him money for better equipment; End Montage
Episode #307: "Lucky"
Original Air-Date: 11/11/2015
Song Artist Scene Description
We Belong Pat Benatar Erica surprises Beverly pajama party then tells her she still needs her; Barry & Murray watch an Eagles game with Lucky; Erica & Beverly watch Troop Beverly Hills and gossip together. 
Episode #306: "Couples Costume"
Original Air-Date: 10/28/2015
Song Artist Scene Description
Shadows of the Night Pat Benatar Beverly races to the Hunted House to save her children, she stops Erica's makeout session with an older guy, saves a hurt Barry and carries home out the house; Adam finds Dana's run and returns it. 
Episode #305: "Boy Barry"
Original Air-Date: 10/21/2015
Song Artist Scene Description
Do You Really Want to Hurt Me Culture Club Barry arrives at school dressed like Boy George; (repeats) Beverly & Barry race to Bill & Lainy's house to apologize to them; End montage. 
Episode #304: "I Caddyshacked the Pool"
Original Air-Date: 10/14/2015
Song Artist Scene Description
Alive and Kicking Simple Minds Barry gives Erica the money he gathered for BARITY for SAC; Erica sells SAC tee shirts; Adam tells Beverly he'll wear the jams she brought; Adam and classmates jump in the pool wearing SAC tees. 
Episode #303: "Jimmy 5 is Alive"
Original Air-Date: 10/7/2015
Song Artist Scene Description
Forever Young Rod Stewart Barry & Beverly make up; Adam gives up his robots for the new; Murray buys Adam a Johnny 5 and apologizes to him; Erica sniffs her Strawberry Shortcake doll; Barry invites Beverly to hang out. 
Never Surrender Stan Bush Plays during Barry's Momtage video. 
Episode #301: "A Kick-Ass Risky Business Party"
Original Air-Date: 9/23/2015
Song Artist Scene Description
Old Time Rock and Roll Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Barry tries several times to do the "Risky Business" dance but keeps failing; (repeats) Beverly uses her smothering and dance skills to end the "Risky Business" party. 
Toy Soldiers Martika Adam sings on the phone. Also used for the end montage.