Featuring Sonic The Hedgehog 3 and Kenny Rogers.
Greetings fellow game music lovers,
given the fact that Sonic The Hedgehog 3 (1994) plays on an island, it is no miracle that the soundtrack is packed with songs reminiscent of exotic south sea music. After looking at the first one of this kind in the form of the invincibility theme comes the second one, the character select screen:
Several people have identified this music as Calypso, Samba or latin music in general. Funny enough, the first song that I encountered that reminded me of this was instead by a country rock artist, Kenny Rogers, the refrain of his 1976 song "Runaway Girl":
The song got some international exposure as part of the soundtrack for the James Mitchum film "Trackdown".
Once I really start digging into carribean music, this page is probably going to fill up a lot more.