Classic video game music. Nothing brings back childhood memories like hearing a song from a game you grew up with. Also, the tunes from a musical perspective were pretty damn good. Those Japanese composers could take an elephant fart and electric synthesize it into something Mozart would be proud of.
Smooth McGroove, along with his cat and his beard of destiny, have bean tearing up the Internet recently with his brilliantly mixed acapella recordings of some of the best classic video game songs. Nostalgic hits from franchises such as Megaman, Final Fantasy and The Legend of Zelda have all been meticulously recorded individuality by Smooth and Smooth only. We’ve decided to put together the 10 best offerings done by the young Gandolf into one neat, little package. Enjoy.
10) Gerudo Valley Acapella – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
And so it begins, the first of many songs from the greatest game ever played: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. If you were raised in the ’90’s and you disagree there’s a solid chance you had no childhood.
Best Comment On YouTube: “Saruman: the college years.”
9) Spark Mandrill – Megaman X
MEGAMAN!!! Nothing says childhood like playing Megaman who looking back at it was just a child in a spacesuit. Still just as boss.
Best YouTube comment: “THE CAT DID SO MUCH”
8) Song of Healing – The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
Screw the doctor. Listen to this for an hour straight and you’ll be cured of everything from the common cold to chlamydia. Eh, maybe two hours for chlamydia, just to be sure.
Best YouTube Comment: “Thank you for turning me back into a human.”
7) Ocean/Overworld Theme – The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
And people thought sailing around in Wind Waker was boring. Pssh.
Best YouTube Comment: “Jesus ain’t got sh*t on this guy.”
6) Saria’s Song (Lost Woods) – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
There’s a reason why Zelda, specifically Ocarina of Time, is on here multiple times and if you don’t understand why already then you will never understand. Plus it’s the franchise that Smooth decided to record the most so, yeah, deal with the awesomeness.
Best Comment On YouTube: “Level 100 finger-snapping…”
5) Dire Dire Docks – Super Mario 64
See said YouTube comment below.
Best YouTube Comment: “Nostalgia boner”
4) Song of Storms – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Best to cover up your computer or phone right now because it’s about to start pouring up in this bitch.
Best YouTube Comment: “10 Hours version. Now.”
3) Battle Theme – Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy fans are always in their own little world. The type of people who have this song in their head and start thinking the fate of the universe depends on them while they’re taking a sh*t. And they wouldn’t want it any other way.
Best YouTube Comment: “Viking Jesus”
2) Bloody Tears – Castlevania II
If this song were recorded in the Baroque era, it very well might be comparable to the masterpieces by Bach.
Best YouTube Comment: “Please tell me you have hairy feet and are all 4 races from middle earth combined. It would be the only excuse for being so awesome.”
1) Overworld Theme – The Legend of Zelda
The original amazing game with the original amazing song. Enough said.
Best YouTube Comments: “… is that chainmail you’re wearing?” And the response from Dr. McGroove himself: “It’s not an artifact from medieval Europe, but it’s definitely real. I’ve sword tested it while wearing it, and the sword takes more damage than the mail.”
And there you have it. Subscribe to Smooth McGroove’s YouTube page and check out his deal on Facebook too as he has a lot more excellent songs not listed here. Also, demand him to do the tunes you want to hear that will put you back into childhood mode but still be able to legally drink as much as possible. The perfect combination.