I've been asked by several people if I heard Oprah's speech at The Golden Globes and I caught pieces of it. I was just way more fixated on classic video game songs when the awards show was on. I tried to give a crap about The Golden Globes. I like Seth Meyers and I like movies but I just hate awards shows SO much. Art is subjective and giving awards for it makes no sense to me. But I am trying to be more open about things I hate (I just started watching Jersey Shore and like it a lot).
While half watching the show I clicked on an article about the creator of Black Mirror. He mentioned the title theme from Robocop for Gameboy as one of his desert island songs. I thought that was weird and funny choice. I remember playing that game as a child but couldn't remember the music being all that memorable (probably cause I played it with the sound off during church). Once I found it on YouTube I understood what Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker was saying. The music in this mediocre game was better than it had to be. This lead me down a rabbit hole of YouTube videos and suggestions from my twitter followers that made an otherwise boring night at home incredibly fun. Here are some of my favorites.
The aforementioned Robocop for Gameboy theme.
This boss battle theme from Batman is so good I wish my parents were dead and I was beating up clowns to cope with losing them.
I never played this game but the Silver Surfer soundtrack is out of this world. Sorry. I suck.
It's a rule that if you listen to the Ninja Gaiden soundtrack all the way through you are a real ninja.
The Ducktales Moon theme is a favorite of many. It's okay but not my favorite.
I love this theme but also hate it cause this game is so f*cking hard.
The most surprising and best NES song I found yesterday was the title screen theme for Pictionary. Yes. Pictionary.
If there's old video game songs you love that you want me to hear comment below or send em to me on twitter.
Send me good music from NES games— Bill Squire (@billsquire) January 8, 2018