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Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #150 - Mushroom Kingdoms Gloria

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Featuring Super Mario World and mostly marching music.

Greetings fellow game music lovers,

as predicted, Plumbermania continues and it features one of the first music themes ever released for the SNES: The title music to the original Super Mario World (1990). It is also one of the few unique songs in the game which otherwise uses mostly variations of the Donut Plains theme:

I suspect that the song is stylistically a pun to the barrel organs that you find on carnivals etc.. This kind of music was inspired by the pop music of the era when carnivals were at the peak of their popularity from the late 1800s to the early 20th century. As everyone who remembers "Entry of the Gladiators" knows, this often included marches. And indeed, there are several marches who have the distinctive "oomph-cha-cha-cha oomph-cha-cha-cha" rhythm of this section:

Johann Gottfried Piefke "Königgrätzer Marsch" (1866):

 Andreas Leonhardt, "Alexander Cesarewitsch-Marsch" (1853):

Marche "Carrousel" (unknown):

For the second part at 0:16 the situation is similar, although I also found some early 20th century pop that has similar structures. This isn't a suprise as march and pop music communicated a lot in these days.

Anson Weeks "Waitin’ At The Gate For Katy" (1934):

Sepp Tanzer, "Bozner Bergsteigermarsch" (1949):

Herwarth-Marschvon Gottfried Piefke (1815-1884):

Honorable mention:

Henry Burr "When My Baby Smiles" (Irving Berlin song) (1920):

Sunday more Final Fantasy!

Phil out.

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