Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Encyclopedia SpongeBobia

"The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka" is a medley of two traditional polkas performed by the Chelmsford Folk Band. Much like "The Rake Hornpipe," it is known as the main theme music of the Krusty Krab and features accordions playing the main melody. It is officially replaced, starting with season 7, by "Jovial Pirate's Jig."





  • . "Me Money" - Mr. Krabs opens the safe.



  • Ironically, the first usage of this track was not used in a scene involving the Krusty Krab or Mr. Krabs.
  • "Jellyfishing" and "Shanghaied" are the only episodes where this track plays outside of a scene involving the Krusty Krab or Mr. Krabs.
  • "Restraining SpongeBob" is the only season 8 episode where this track plays.
  • Its usage has slowed down since season 6.
  • To date, due to its removal from APM Music, this track is absent starting with season 10. It has now been replaced with the music "Jovial Pirate's Jig," which was composed for the show.
  • The Cliff Polka part of this track has never played in the series.
  • This is the second most used non-sound effect APM track in the series behind "Hawaiian Cocktail."
  • This APM plays at 103-105 beats per minute.
  • The Tip Top Polka has been played in the series for a total of 91 episodes.