Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everyone! Similar to last December, this month’s music video is celebrating songs from winter and ice levels from a plethora of Nintendo games.
This compilation was done by Henriko Magnifico, who’s channel is dedicated to all sorts of video game music. Aside from his YouTube channel, he also has a Twitch channel for his gaming and music. We first discovered this guy when we were searching for some background music to work to and realized he has a 24/7 radio dedicated to Nintendo and other video game music.
We hope you enjoy this compilation just as we did!
Hello everyone! To go along with Zelda Month, this month’s music video showcases a blend of the Song of Time and Song of Storms, both from the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I believe I had this on a Friday Favorites a long time ago, but I figured it deserved to be given a little more of the spotlight, especially this month.
This cover is done by Taylor Davis and is probably one of my all-time favorite covers of hers. The violin and scenery are gorgeous, and Davis went all out with being in a Sheikah costume for the video. This particular video was released about 4 years ago — since then, Taylor Davis has two albums of original songs and a Christmas album (and a few other albums of covers, including one dedicated to Legend of Zelda music), not to mention about two to three tours under her belt.
We’ve showcased her work on this blog before with Gerudo Valley (one of Rachel’s favorites) and Megalovania from Undertale. We hope you enjoy this cover!
Happy Wednesday, everyone! As you may have noticed, we’re really enjoying Super Mario Party on the Nintendo Switch and this month’s music reflects that.
We’ve showcased Yungtown on here before with Settle It in Smash. This time around we’re showing his Mario Party game rap “Take My Star.” It’s a catchy song, with Rachel and I occasionally bursting out into the chorus while playing Mario Party.
While Yungtown hasn’t uploaded on YouTube in a while, his music is enjoyable on that platform, iTunes, and Spotify. He does stream on Twitch as well, if you wanted to check him out there. Either way, we hope you enjoy “Take My Star!”
Happy Saturday, everyone! We’re sharing some more music today. This time it’s a cover of the Super Smash Brothers Brawl theme by the Triforce Quartet.
While they only have about a dozen videos up on their YouTube channel, they are fairly active on their Twitter channel considering they’re busy performing in various venues and conventions, such as PAX West.
Rachel and I love hearing covers of our favorite video game music, especially when the covers include string instruments like violins and cellos! We hope you enjoy this cover like we do!
Alright, I know we just had a String Player Gamer video up on this blog last month, but we really enjoyed one of his latest videos!
We’re still in the middle of playing Octopath Traveler, and we’ve fallen in love with the soundtrack. Once we’re able to, I’m sure we’re going to splurge on the soundtrack but, for now, we’re content to listen to String Player Gamer’s rock version of the battle them. We hope you enjoy it too!
Rachel and I are going away next week with the family, which is great, but we’ll also be stuck in the car for the better part of the day. Normally I don’t mind being in the car for that long since I have my music, many of which are from video game soundtracks. While the games sometimes can be lacking, Sonic the Hedgehog titles can come out with some pretty good tunes, especially with Crush 40 at the helm!
Never Turn Back
The closing song of Shadow the Hedgehog, “Never Turn Back” combines rock with beautiful piano keystrokes for a song about moving forward.
I love the dark tone of this song, especially the version from Sonic Adventure 2 Battle. Being used during the Biolizard boss fight, it amped up the tension and focus for the battle.
Open Your Heart
Sonic Adventure DX was one of my younger game self’s first foray into Sonic the Hedgehog games — the only experience we had with the original Sonic games was from an old arcade cabinet our dentist office used to have. This song, both in the opening and as the final boss’s theme, is cemented in my head with happy nostalgia.
What I’m Made Of
Sonic Heroes was not a great game, but I love the soundtrack! What I’m Made Of was an amazing final boss song, one that made me want to take on a thousand bad guys barehanded.
What are some of your favorite songs from the Sonic the Hedgehog series? Either lyrical or instrumental?
It’s been a while since we’ve had a String Player Gamer video up on this channel! We’re still enjoying his work, and thought that one of his latest videos would be appropriate around this time.
With the hype for Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!, this cover of the Red & Blue theme was perfect. Rachel and I are also suckers for violin music, so that was another point in this video’s favor. We hope you enjoy this rock violin cover of the Pokemon theme song!
We’ve showcased the music mixes that a YouTuber who goes by Luigi has created before on our blog with his Winter and Holidays video mix.
This time around, in honor of summer around these parts, we’re showing off his mix of Nintendo music from beach and tropical inspired levels. Ranging from Animal Crossing, Mario Kart tracks, and Pokemon Sun and Moon, to name a few, this mix is certainly relaxing for the warmer weather!
Crazy Group Trio was discovered via Spotify when the music streaming service recommended the artist due to the covers and remixes of video game music that the artist creates. Super Mario RPG covers were included, something that was exciting to us!
Crazy Group Trio’s YouTube channel is fairly active, with music being uploaded a couple of times a week. The music ranges from several games, including Final Fantasy, Super Mario, Legend of Zelda, and Banjo-Kazooie. The piano arrangements give familiar video game music a fun, new twist.
Below is the YouTube video that shows off the piano arrangement for Barrel Volcano from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
So, Spotify’s Daily Mix playlists are fairly spot-on. Lately, they’ve been creating two mixes for me based on video game music (apparently I listen to enough to warrant the need for two mixes). Due to listening to the likes of Big Bad Bosses, Spotify eventually threw “Hero of Our Time” at me by NateWantsToBattle, or Nathan Sharp, one of the members of Big Bad Bosses.
I fell in love with the energetic beat and the, “Go, hero, you can do it!” message of the song. The song itself is part of an album of original songs that Nate published dedicated to the Legend of Zelda series. He also has albums of Pokemon songs, as well as covers of hit songs and albums of his original work.
We hope you enjoy this song, as well as Nate’s other work if you choose to go and take a listen!