Pop Music that sounds like Game Music

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PostPop Music that sounds like Game Music
by deathofcows » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:29 pm

Remember when Selena Gomez's Same Old Love came out and you were so sure you recognized the sound of the beat and then you realized it was basically the Lindblum theme in notes and tone and then you could rest easy? Me too!





And now there's that new Ariana Grande song whose beat and instrument (of the chorus/hook) is so familiar but you can't quite place it?



Me too!

I'm pretty sure it's a game though, and that it's very very similar.

Any other notable examples whilst we're on the topic? I like making links :D

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PostRe: Pop Music that sounds like Game Music
by Lime » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:36 pm

I always think of this example:

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PostRe: Pop Music that sounds like Game Music
by more heat than light » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:42 pm

Someone shared this with me a while back and I could never shake the notion that the widely guitar bit sounds just like something from early Mega Man.


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PostRe: Pop Music that sounds like Game Music
by OrangeRKN » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:42 pm



The whole song gives me Earthbound vibes, but skip to 2:50 and listen for those squid sisters from Splatoon in the background.

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PostRe: Pop Music that sounds like Game Music
by Octoroc » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:43 pm

How about pop-music actually commissioned for a video game?





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PostRe: Pop Music that sounds like Game Music
by The Watching Artist » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:42 pm

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PostRe: Pop Music that sounds like Game Music
by Tafdolphin » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:43 pm

Time for this old gem



Course, it turned out he did do the some of the music before his kiddy interference made SEGA nervous and they pulled his credit.

Personally, I always thought



sounded like


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PostRe: Pop Music that sounds like Game Music
by Mafro » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:08 pm

I used to think this sampled music from Yoshi's Story or something.


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PostRe: Pop Music that sounds like Game Music
by Ironhide » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:53 pm



This sounds like loads of 8-bit game samples mashed together.

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PostRe: Pop Music that sounds like Game Music
by Johnny Ryall » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:09 pm

Ooh great thread, first thing that comes to mind is this chiptune ass sounding intro



This sounds like a sega song, I mean the beats for this could be straight out of Sonic CD?


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PostRe: Pop Music that sounds like Game Music
by Quantum Name » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:51 pm

Pills by St Vincent is literally just her singing over a tune from the original Pokemon games.

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PostRe: Pop Music that sounds like Game Music
by Quantum Name » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:57 pm

Proof:




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PostRe: Pop Music that sounds like Game Music
by Pedz » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:00 am

Tafdolphin wrote:Time for this old gem



Course, it turned out he did do the some of the music before his kiddy interference made SEGA nervous and they pulled his credit.

Personally, I always thought



sounded like



Jazzem posted a song ages ago that was meant to be the music for ice cap zone. I will see if I can find it.

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I do believe is correct.

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PostRe: Pop Music that sounds like Game Music
by deathofcows » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:24 pm

Lime wrote:I always think of this example:


This must be fate, because you posting that (as first reply no less!) gave me the link I was struggling with:

The hook music from

...sounds like...



...and now I'm :D

Also some great shouts in here, really enjoying.

And of course there's also



...which supposedly samples:



(at around 50 seconds)

Though I think that's a little tenuous as it seems like a fairly simple motif, and the DK one has those notes that sound even closer to the swells in Night on Bald Mountain :?:

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PostRe: Pop Music that sounds like Game Music
by Balloon Sod » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:46 pm



Not exactly on topic, but I always think this would fit Crash Bandicoot boss music.

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by Spindash » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:07 am




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PostRe: Pop Music that sounds like Game Music
by Rapidly-Greying » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:53 pm

The chorus music on Hanging tree on Songs for the deaf(QOTSA) sounds like a bad guy battle tune on super Mario 2 on the nes. I defy you to say I'm wrong.

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PostRe: Pop Music that sounds like Game Music
by Ironhide » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:48 pm

Spindash wrote:



Was going to post that myself but couldn't remember what the song was called.

There's a Lady Gaga song that sounds like a slightly slower version of this:


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PostRe: Pop Music that sounds like Game Music
by deathofcows » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:17 pm

Mafro wrote:I used to think this sampled music from Yoshi's Story or something.



And then it was used for the trailer for the original Little Big Planet, if I remember correctly.

:) So meta.

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PostRe: Pop Music that sounds like Game Music
by deathofcows » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:20 pm

Labo Banana Split wrote:Proof:





This is a great shout - is it just a common, nursery-thyme-style scale or mode or something? So similar.

Tafdolphin wrote:Time for this old gem



That mini-boss music comparison sounds much more like the (more iconic) 4-chord Bond theme, I reckon.


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