Day: December 7, 2010

The Super Mario Bros. theme song showcase

The Super Mario Bros. theme song showcase

Games & Toys, Music
In addition to being one of the most popular video games of all time (in fact, it was the best-selling game ever for 20 years) and launching an iconic and endlessly marketable title character, Super Mario Bros. also contributed one of the catchiest and most enduring video game theme songs ever. Officially known as "Ground Theme", it was composed by Koji Kondo, who used Latin rhythms as the song's foundation.  It's the song players hear when the game starts and has been featured in one variation or another throughout the Mario Bros. series.  It's also inspired countless remakes and remixes over the years, from world famous bands to anonymous fans. I present to you but a sampling of some of my favorite takes on "Ground Theme", but begin with the one that started it all: Up first