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PhilsPhindings - Table of Contents #1 - #100

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Greetings fellow game music lovers,

after a little more than 2 years I FINALLY got around making a table of contents for all of my existing entries. Now you can  check quickly if your favourite comparison is already there. Still preparing page for the more recent entries.

Title / Link

Game Songs

Comparison Songs

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #100 - Lonely Kong

Donkey Kong, NES, 1983, Title Theme

Johnny Cash - "The Devil To Pay" (1970)

Masa Takagi - "ひとりぼっちの部屋』 ( "Lonely Room" )" (1973)

The Wild Ones - "想い出の渚 / Omoide No Nagisa" (1966)

Araki Ichiro - "Sora ni hoshi gar aru noni" (1966)

Émile Waldteufel - "Skaters Waltz" (1882)

Tsukasa Itoh "Bye Bye Onesided Love" (1981)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities - Outtakes #8

Mega Man X, SNES, 1993, Zero's Entrance

Mega Man X3, Multi, 1995, Dr. Doppler theme

Mega Man X4, Multi, 1997, Cyber Peacock Stage Theme

Q5 - Steel The Light (1985)

John Williams - "Raiders of the Lost Ark - The Miracle of the Arc" (1981)

Akina Nakamori - "October Storm" (1984)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities Classics #17

Paper Mario 64, N64, 2000, Mario & Peach

Frank Loessner - "Inchworm Song" (1952)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities Classics #16

Mega Man X, SNES, 1993, Sigma Stage 3

Henri Mancini - "Peter Gunn" (1959)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #99 - Standard Encounters

Rudora No Hihou, SFC, 1996, Strange Encounter

Billy Squier - "Lover" (1991)

.38 Special - "Rebel To Rebel" (1991)

Underworld - "Original Song" (1989)

The Mission UK - "Dance On Glass" (1986)

Talk Talk - "Talk Talk" (1982)

America - "Slow Down" (1977), "Here" (1972)

Brownsville Station - "Love, Love, Love" (1973)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #98 - Cast Rock

Mega Man X, SNES, 1993, Cast Roll

Marshall Tucker Band - "Singing Rhymes" (1978)

John Mellencamp - "Hotdogs and Hamburgers" (1987)

Rockpile - "Teacher, Teacher"(1980)

The Scruffs - "Tragedy" (1977)

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - "Easy Slow" (1981)

Pilot - "Canada" (1976)

Men At Work - "Overkill" (1983)

J. Geils Band - "Do You Remember When?" (1981)

Yoko Oginome - "Birthday -Epilogue" (1990)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #97 - Penguin Cub Mortuary

Super Mario 64, N64, 1996, Bob-Omb Battlefield / Snow Mountain

Kenny Rogers - "Makes Me Wonder If I Ever Said Goodbye" (1981)

Pure Prairie Leagure - "Gimmie Another Chance" (1976)

Ry Cooder - "Taxes on the Farmer Feeds Us All" (1972)

Elyse Weinberg - "Mortuary Bound" (1968)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities - Outtakes #7

Mega Man 7, SNES, 1995, Final Wily / Cloud Man Stage Theme / Spring Man Stage Theme

Mega Man & Bass, SFC, 1998, Magic Man

Akira Takasaki - "Tusk of Jaguar" (1982)

Anthrax - "Gung Ho" (1985)

Steve Hackett - "Slogans" (1980)

Duke Ellington - "Exposition Swing" (1937)

Eddie Money - "Boardwalk Baby" (1988)

38. Specials - "If I'd been the One" (1984)

.38 Specials - "Caught Up In You" (1982)

Akina Nakamori's "雨が降ってた (Ame Ga Futteta)" (1989)

Franz Liszt - "Liebestraum" (1850)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #96 - Runaway Hedgehog

Sonic The Hedgehog 3, Mega Drive, 1994, Character Select

Kenny Rogers - "Runaway Girl" (1976)

Carribean music

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities - Outtakes #6

Mega Man 4, NES, 1991, Wily defeated / Wily Stage 1

Mega Man 5, NES, 1992, Stone Man Stage Theme

John Williams - "Back To The Future Main Theme" (1985)

Elvis Costello - "Goon Squad" (1979)

Eddie & The Hot Rods - "Echoes" (1979)

Tokyo Blade - "On Through The Night" (1983)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #95 - Celtic Plumbing

Super Mario Bros. 3, NES, 1990, Boss Battle

Celtic Frost - "Suicidal Winds" (1985)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities - Outtakes #5

Mega Man 2, NES, 1988 Wily Stage 3/4

Mega Man 4, NES, 1991, Dive Man Stage Theme

Eloy - "Ocean" (1977)

Martha Velez - "I'm gonna leave you" (1969)

J. Geils Band - "Tryin' Not to Think About It" (1980)

Blues

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities - Samplings #2

Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts, SNES, 1991, Level Clear

Golden Axe, Mega Drive, 1989, Theme of Thief

Metal Gear - Alert (Multiple Games)

Zelda - Open Treasure Chest / Item Catch (Multiple versions)

Edward Elgar - "Pomp and Circumstances" (1904)

After The Fire - "Sometimes" (1982)

P-Model - "Floor" (1984)

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - "Mad, Mad Moonlight (Musik Laden)" (1975)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities - Outtakes #4

Mega Man 3, NES, 1990, Snake Man Stage Theme, Shadow Man Stage Theme

Mega Man 4, NES, 1991, Ending Password / Wily Stage 2

Magazine - "The Great Man's Secret" (1981)

Poco - "Angel" (1974)

Blues Magoos - ""Pipe Dream" (1967)

Dave Bixby - "Drug Song (1969)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #94 - The Day After Monday and Tuesday

Lucky Luke, Philips CDi, 1991, Town Music

Pilot - "Monday, Tuesday" (1977)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #93 - Gamma Thrash

Mega Man 3, NES, 1990, Wily Stage 5-6 / Wily Guardian

Final Fantasy III, Famicom, 1990, The Living Forest

Pantera - "The Sleep" (1990)

Victor Ewald - "Quintet No. 3 for Brass" (1912)

Camille Saint-Saëns -"Aquarium" (1886)

Akina Nakamori - "Blue Misty Rain" (1984)

Vaughan Williams - "Sinfonia Antarctica" (1952)

Exodus - "Like Father Like Son" (1989)

Dark Angle - "The Death of Innocence" (1989)

Carl Orff - "Carmina Burana - Fortune Plango Vulnera" (1935/36)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #92 - Heat Trip

Gradius II, NES, 1988, Burning Heat

Cockney Rebel - "Death Trip" (1973)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #91 - Password: Prog Rock

Mega Man 3, NES, 1990, Password

Cressida - "Lights in My Mind" (1970)

The Raincoats - "Life On The Line" (1979)

Jun Togawa / Yapoos, "ベビーラヴ" (1984)

The Undertones - "Jimmy Jimmy" (1979)

Elvis Costello - "God's Comic" (1989)

Squeeze - "His House Her Home" (1982)

Demon - "Blackheath" (1983)

Mandy Morton - "Music Prince" (1978)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #90 - Deathshot

Quackshot, Mega Drive, 1991, Room 2

Sindelfingen - "Death, Part 1" (1974)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #89 - The Spark of Greece

Mega Man 3, NES, 1990, Spark Man Stage Theme

Haruomi Husono - "レゲ・エーゲ・ウーマン" (1979)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #88 - Super Mario Country

Super Mario World, SNES, 1990, Overworld Theme 

The Association - "Stop Your Motor" (1971)

New Riders Of The Purple Sage - "Sutter's Mill"  (1972) / "Take it Red" (1973)

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - "Dixie Hoedown" ( 1974 )

Raise A Ruckus Tonight (18th century)

Kingston Trio - "Jesse James" (1961)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #87 - Twin Chop

Mega Man 3, NES, 1990, Gemini Man Stage

Mega Man X4, Multi, 1997, Magma Dragoon Stage Theme

Killing Joke - "Chop Chop" (1982)

Clear Blue Sky - "You Mystify" (1970)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #86 - A Chance We Can Link It

Zelda 2 - The Adventure of Link, NES, 1987, Inside House 2

Blues Magoos - "There's A Chance We Can Make It" (1967)

 

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #85 - A Robot Friend Of Mine

Mega Man 3, NES, 1990, Robot Master Battle

Miguel Bosé - "Vota Juan 26" (1979)

Fields - "A Friend of Mine" (1971)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities Classics #15

Turtles, NES, 1989, Overworld 2

Beatles - "Come Together" (1969)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities Classics #14

Mega Man X3, Multi, 1995, Neon Tiger

Guns N' Roses - "My Michelle" (1987)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities Classics #13

Streets of Rage 2, Mega Drive, 1993, In the Bar

The Rah Band - "Messages from the Stars" (1983)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities Classics #12

Mega Man 3, NES, 1990, Top Man Stage

Deep Purple - "Burn" (1974)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #84 - Super Christmas Land

Super Mario Land, Gameboy, 1989, Stage 1 Theme

Electric Light Orchestra - "Mr. Blue Sky" (1977)

The Joystrings - ""There Will Be God" (1966)

Paladin - "Flying High" (1971)

Onyanko Club -"Osakinishitsurei" (Rude first) (1986)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #83 - Rockman Tonight

Mega Man 2, NES, 1988, Intro Opening Theme

Velvet Underground - "Sunday Morning" (1967)

Secos y Molhados - "Rosa de Hiroshima" (1973)

The Raes" - "Don't turn around" (1973)

Yngwie Malmsteen - "Heaven Tonight" (1988)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #82 - Boy An Tow

Wonderboy III - The Dragon's Trap", Sega Master System, 1989, Monster Town

Shirley Collins And The Albion Country Band - "Hal-An-Tow" (1971)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #81 - Mega Cleanup

Mega Man 1, NES, 1987, Bomb Man, Ice Man, Ending, Wily Stage 2

Stevie Wonder - "Uptight"(1965)

Iron Butterfly - "Most Anything You Want" (1968)

60s psychedelic soul

Duke Ellington - "Exposition Swing" (1939)

Specimens - "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" (1983)

Herbie Hancock - "Gentle Thoughts" (1976)

Hatfield and the North - "John Wayne Socks Psychology On The Jaw" (1975)

Spandau Ballet - "Coffee Club" (1982)

T-Square - "Hit And Run" (1986)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #80 - Blue East Wind

Sonic 2, Mega Drive, 1992, Invincible

John Renbourn / Bert Jansch - "East Wind" (1966)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #79 - Pink Devil

Mega Man, NES, 1987, Yellow Devil

Pink Floyd - "Pigs (Three different Ones)" (1977)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #78 - Breath of Prog

Breath of Fire 2, SNES, 1994, Clean Hit

Wapassou - "Trip" (1974)

Songs of Champlin - "Freedom" (1973)

Cressida - "The Only Earthman In Town" (1970)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #77 - Journey's End

Mega Man, 1987, NES, Elec Man Stage Theme

Journey - "Faithfully" (1983)

Bruce Springsteen - "Brilliant Disguise" (1987)

Shy - "Strangers in Town" (1985)

Gary - "Brooker Mr Blue Day" (1985)

Bon Jovi - "She Don't know me" (1984)

UFO - "Letting Go" (1980)

Cheap Trick - "Way of the world" (1979)

Stomu Yamashita - "Winner Looser" (1976) 

Tomm Bolin - "People, People" (1975)

Chicken Shack - "Maudie" (1970)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #76 - Breeze of Arabia

Rudora No Hihou, SFC, 1996, Echoes / Ride on the Breeze

Maurice Jarre, "Lawrence of Arabia Suite", 1962

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #75 - You Have the Guts

Mega Man, NES, 1987, Guts Man Stage Theme

Quicksilver Messenger Service - "The Truth" (1971)

Dave Bailey Quintet - "Coming Home Baby" (1961)

Cinderella - "Hell on Wheels" (1986)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #74 - Between Old Times and The Future

Rudora No Hihou, SFC, 1996, Between Two Worlds

Fruupp - "Old Time Future" (1973)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #73 - A Postexamination of the Prelude

Final Fantasy, NES, 1987, Prelude

Final Fantasy IX, PSX, 2000, Crystal World 

Pete Townshend - Let My Love Open The Door (1980)

Francis Rimbert - "Voices of Paradise" (1979)

The Moody Blues - "The Other Side of Life" (1986)

This Mortal Coil - "Fire Brothers" (1986)

Quicksilver Messenger Service - "Fire Brothers" (1971)

Luigi Cherubini - "Médée" (1797)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #72 - A House In The Solar System

Solar Striker, Gameboy, 1990, Stage 3 Music

The Animals - "House of the Rising Sun" (1964)

Phils Game Music Similarities - Outtakes #3

Final Fantasy VI, SNES, 1994, Wedding Waltz

Final Fantasy VII, PSX, 1997,  Electric de Chocobo

Final Fantasy VIII, PSX, 1998,  Eyes on Me

Final Fantasy VII, PSX, 1997, JENOVA

Final Fantasy VII, PSX, 1997, Cid's theme

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - "My Pink Half Of The Drainpipe" (1968)

The Chantays, "Pipeline" ( 1963 )

Richard Strauss - "Tod und Verklärung" (1889)

Foetus - "Theme From Pigdom Come" (1985)

Akira Takasaki - "Show Me Something Good" (1982)

Cinderella - "Heartbreak Station" (1990)

 

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #70 - Watch Your Balloon

Balloon Kid, Gameboy, 1990, Title Theme and Stage 1 & 5 Theme

Elvis Costello - "Watch Your Step" (1981)

Cosmos, Kissin' in the Rainbow (1982)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #69 - Barcelona Cyan

Final Fantasy VI, SNES, 1994, Cyan's Theme

Between - "Barcelona Rain" (1971)

Shide & Acorn - "Solitaire" (1971)

John Renbourn - "Can't Keep From Crying" (1967)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities Classics #11

Barbie Game Girl, Gameboy, 1992, Level 1

C+C Music Factory - "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" (1991)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities Classics #10

Final Fantasy V, SFC, 1992, Ancient Library

Teaching track on Youtube.

Ram Jam - Keep Your Hands On The Wheel (1977)

The Stranglers - Mean to Me (1978)

Lalo Shifrin - "Mission Impossible Theme" (1966)

Phil's Game/Pop Music Similarities Classics #9

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, 3DS, 2013, Hostile Intrusion

Shuki Levy - "Inspector Gadget Theme" (1983)

S.H. Dudley - "Whistling" (1901)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities Classics #8

Final Fantasy V, SFC, 1992, Fate in Haze

Claude Debussy, "Arabesque" (1888)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #68 - Kadet Kong

Donkey Kong, NES, 1981, Stage Theme 1

John Lennon - "The Ballad of John and Yoko" (1968)

The Cadets - "Stranded In The Jungle" (1956)

Kingston Trio - "Sloop John B" (1958)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #67 - Sorrowful Comparsas

Final Fantasy VI, SNES, 1994, From That Day On

Ernesto Lecuona - "La Comparsa" (1933)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #66 - A New Kind Of Metroid

Metroid, NES, 1986, Secret Area

John Foxx - "A New Kind Of Man" (1980)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #65 - More Melodies Of Life

Final Fantasy IX, PSX, 2000, Melodies of Life

Doo Wop

Rosie and the Originals - "Angel Baby" (1961)

John Dowland - "Frog Galliard" (17th century)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #64 - Radio 4, Plumber 5

Super Mario World 2 - Yoshi's Island, SNES, 1995, Piranha Plant's Lullaby

Public Image Ltd. - "Radio 4" (1979)

Franz Lehar - "Schön ist die Welt Walzer" (Beautiful Is The World) (1930)

Musette

Phils Game/Pop Music Comparisons #63 - Plausible Rockability

Final Fantasy VIII Demo Trial, PSX, 1998, Raid on Dollet

Hans Zimmer - "The Rock Soundtrack" (1996)

Natalie Cole - "Pink Cadillac" (1987)

Cameo - "Back & Forth" (1986)

Sergei Prokofiev "String Quartet No. 1" (1931)

Chage and Aska - "Red Hill" (1993)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #62 - PokeScience

Pokemon Red/Blue, Gameboy, 1995, Victory vs. Trainer

"Die Wissenschaft hat festgestellt"

"Mary Had A Little Lamb"

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #61 - Glory of the Extreme

Final Fantasy VIII, PSX, 1998, The Extreme

Final Fantasy VII, PSC, 1997, Main Theme

Kenso - "Power of the Glory" (1985)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities - Samplings #1

Smurfs 2, Gameboy, 1995, Game Over

Rayman, Multi, 1995, Dream Forest

Street Fighter 2, SNES, 1991, Character Select

PSX Startup sound, 1994

Oh du lieber Augustin

W. C. Handy and J Tim Brymn - "Aunt Hagar's Blues" (1920)

Hauroni Husono - "Hepatitis" (1978)

Brian Benett - "Voyage" (1978)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #60 - The Lion and the Oil Drum

Final Fantasy VIII, PSX, 1998, Maybe I'm a Lion

The Cult - "Brother Wolf, Sister Moon" (1985)

Midnight Oil - "Tell Me The Truth" (1993)

Phils Game/Pop Music Comparisons - Updates

Mega Man 1, Resident Evil 2, A Boy And His Blob, Dr. Mario

 

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #59 - Victory Toads

Battletoads in Battlemaniacs, SNES, 1993, Victory

TNT - "10.000 Lovers" ( 1987 )

Autograph - "She never looked that good for me" (1988)

Midnight Oil - "King of the Mountain" (1990)

Ratt - "Bottom Line" (1988)

Howard Jones - "Gun Turned On The World" (1992)

Winger - "Hangin' On" (1988)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #58 - Beverly Hills Turks

Final Fantasy VII, PSX, 1997, Turks Theme

Harold Faltermeyer - "The Discovery" (1984)

Phils Game Music Similarities #57 - Ninja Cosmogony

GG Shinobi: The Silent Fury, Game Gear, 1992, Intro, Castle Two

Patrick Woodroffe and Dave Greenslade - "The Pentateuch of the Cosmogony" (1979)

Katyusha

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #56 - Love Conquers All

Treasure Hunter G, SFC, 1996, Conquer the World!

Charles Fox - "Love American Style Title Song" (1969)

Family - "Emotions" (1969)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #55 - Lufia and the Rise of The Machines

Lufia 2: Rise of the Sinistrals, SNES, 1995, The Prophet

Brad Fiedel, "The Terminator - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (1984)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #54 - That Smiling Face With A Humongous Sword

Final Fantasy VII, PSX, 1997, Who Are You?

Camouflage - "That Smiling Face" (1988)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #53 - The Goonies Can't Get Enough

The Goonies, NES, 1986, Stage Theme 1

The Goonies 2, NES, 1987, Stage Theme 1

The Goonies 2, NES, 1987, Stage Theme 2

Cindy Lauper - "The Goonies 'r' Good Enough" (1985)

Thompson Twins - "Day After Day" (1984)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #52 - Ban The Sigma

Mega Man X, SNES, 1993, Sigma Stage 4

Men Without Hats - "Ban The Game" (1982)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #51 - Beating A Dead Snake

Metal Gear Solid Trailer, PSX, 1997, Metal Gear Solid Main Theme

Miklós Rózsa - "El Cid" (1961)

Flamenco

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities Classics #7

Final Fantasy VII, PSX, 1997, Anxious Heart

Kraftwerk - "Spacelab", 1978

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities Classics #6

Super Mario Galaxy, Wii, 2007, Gusty Garden Galaxy

Barbara Streisand - "Evergreen" (1976)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #50 - Spanish Turtles

Turtles, NES, 1989, Stage Theme 2

Van McCoy - "Spanish Boogie" (1975)

Phils Game/Pop Musical Similarities #49 - To The Nirvana

To The Earth, NES, 1989, Mission Theme

Nirvana UK - "The Touchables" (1968)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #48 - Songstalker

Landstalker, Mega Drive, 1992, Mysterious Island

Ludwig Van Beethoven - "Piano Sonata No. 23" (1806)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #47 - In Memory of Rutger Hauer

Duke Nukem 3D, PC, 1996, E3M1

Sonic The Hedgehog, Mega Drive, 1991, Scrap Brain Zone

Snake's Revenge, NES, 1990, Munitions Compound & Area 02

Rafflesia, Arcade,1986, 03 Start Main BGM

Vangelis - "Blade Runner Ending Theme" (1982)

Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #46 - Alex Kidd in El Paso World

Alex Kidd In Miracle World, SMS, 1986, Title Screen

Marty Robins - "El Paso" (1959)

Émile Waldteufel/Paul Lacome - "Estudiantina" (1883)

George Olsen - The Girl Friend (1926)

Phils Game Music Similarities #45 - A Breath of Brass

Breath of Fire 2, SNES, 1994, Kingdom

Gustav Holst - "Second Suite in F" (1911/1922)

Phils Game Music Similarities - Outtakes #2

Zelda 3 - A Link To The Past, SNES, 1991 - Dungeon Music

Mega Man 2, NES, 1988, Wily Stage 1

Final Fantasy VI, SNES, 1994, Devil's Lab

Can - "Aumgn" (1971)

Hawkwind - "Paradox" (1974)

Jessica Williams - "Queen of Fools" (1979)

Muddy Waters - "I Just Wanna Make Love to You" Electric Mud Version (1968)

Phils Game Music Similarities - Outtakes #1

Mickey Mania, Multi, 1994, Boss Music

Gradius 3, Arcade, 1989, Crystal Labyrinth

Super Mario World, SNES, 1990, Overworld Theme

Al Bowlly - "Lullaby of the Leaves" (1932)

Pseudo Echo - "Autumnal Park" (1984)

Phish - "Fluffs Travels" (1988)

Phils Game Music Similarities #44 - Doctor, It's Finally Raining Again

Dr. Mario, NES, 1990, Title Theme

Hoagy Carmichael - "Heart and Soul" (1938)

Supertramp - "It's Raining Again" (1982)

Joseph Williams, "Gummi Bears Title Theme " (1985)

Cold Chisel - "Forever Now" (1982)

The Royal Teens - "Big Name Button" (1958)

Shep Fields - "There’s Something In The Air" (1937)

Don Bestor - "Beautiful Girl" (1933)

Phils Game Music Similarities #43 - Hello, My Dark Lord

Treasure Hunter G, SFC, 1996, Go Red Team, Go White Team! Rah Rah Rah

Howard and Emerson - "Hello! Ma Baby" (1899) also Michigan J. Frog Version (1955)

Phils Game Music Similarities #42 - Yearning For Russian Love

Treasure Hunter G, SFC, 1996, Yearning for Love

Le Lupe - "Te voy a contar mi vida" (1968)

Jean Sibelius - "Cassazione" (1904)

Sergei Prokofiev - "8th piano sonata" (1944)

Phils Game Music Similarities #41 - Philmires Inferno

Battletoads, NES, 1991, Volkmire's Inferno

Loverboy - "Don't Let Go" (1987)

Phils Game Music Similarities #40 - Blues Shadow

Final Fantasy VI, SNES, 1994, Shadow's Theme

Jethro Tull - "Blues Instrumental" (1988)

Percy Faith - "The Virginian Opening Theme" (1962)

Phils Game Music Similarities #39 - Kijestal Tower

Final Fantasy III, Famicom, 1990, "Crystal Tower"

Sergei Prokofiev - "Lieutnant Kijé suite" (1933)

Franz Lehár - "The Tsarewitch" (1927)

Tsukasa Ito - "Morning Kitchen" (1981)

Phils Game Music Findings # 38 - The Young Esper And The Sea

Final Fantasy VI, SNES, 1994, Terra's Theme

Charles-Valentin Alkan -"La chanson de la folle au bord de la mer" (1847)

Saga - "Tired World - Chapter 6" (1978)

Nico Dostal - Operetta "Die Vielgeliebte" (1934)

Phils Game Music Similarities #37 - The Secret Sounds Of The Rudra

Rudor no Hihou, SFC, 1996, The Quest for Rudra's Mines 

Cathedral - "The Search" (1978) 

Phils Game Music Similarities #36 - Mountain Melodies Of Life

Chrono Cross, PSX, 1999, Life

Jethro Tull - "Mountain Men" (1987)

B'z - "Never Let You Go" (1991)

Phils Game Music Similarities #35 The GNGs Took My Baby Away

Super Ghouls N' Ghosts, SNES, 1991, Ending Theme

Great Mahou Daisakusen, 2000, Scramble - Stage 1

Miklós Rózsa - "Ivanhoe | Soundtrack Suite" (1952)

Roman Imperial Music

The Klan - Away To Play (1966)

Phils Game Music Similarities #34 Chromatic Aftermath

SD Hiryu No Ken, SNES, 1994, Hongkong Town

Universal Soldiers , Gameboy, 1992, Title Theme

Wildsnake, Gameboy, 1994, Gameplay Music

Mega Man 4, NES, 1991, Dr. Cossack Stage 1

Chromatic Fourth

Phils Game Music Similarities #33 Baroque Man

Mega Man 1, NES, 1987, Cut Man & Fire Man Stage Music

Chromatic fourth

Nirvana UK - "The Show Must Go On" (1968)

Chuppy - "Speed, Glue & Shinki" (1972)

Phils Game Music Similarities #32 - First Bloody Thumbs Part Three

Gradius 3, Arcade, 1989, Aqua Illusion

Jerry Goldsmith - "Rambo - First Blood Part II Main Title" (1985)

Phils Game Music Similarities #31 Oh Du Lieber Mario

Dr. Mario, NES, 1990, Combo Theme 1 & 2

Flea Waltz

Al Bowlly- "A Little White Gardenia" (1935) 

"Oh du lieber Augustin" (ca. 1679)

Phils Game Music Similarities #30 - Contra Blessings

Contra 3 - The Alien Wars ("Contra Spirits"), 1992, Mission Accomplished

Alcatrazz - "God Bless Video" (1985)

Phils Game Music Similarities #29 Big Sky Hook

Big Sky Trooper, SNES, 1995, Skyway Map

John Williams - Hook Movie, 1991, Main Title

Phils Game Music Similarities #28 - Rock Cold Crazy

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, NES, Konami, 1990

Mega Man X3 Capcom, 1995, Multi, Crush Clawfish Stage

Puzzle King Dance & Puzzle (1998) Eolith Arcade, Game Music

Queen - "Stone Cold Crazy" (1974)

Phils Game Music Similarities #27 Don't You Blow Up

Super Bomberman, SNES, 1993, Area 1 Music

Devo - "Don't You Mind" (1980)

Atsuo Fujimoto - "Colored Music" (1986)

Huey Lewis And The News - "I Want A New Drug" (1984)

Synth Pop

Phils Game Music Similarities Classics #5

Super Mario Bros., NES, 1985, Oveworld Theme

T-Square - "Sister Marian" (1984)

Phils Game Music Similarities #26 God Bless Echidna

Sonic & Knuckles, 1994, Title Screen Theme

Riot - "Dios Bendiga A Conchita" = God Bless Conchita (1973)

René Touzet - "El Loco Cha Cha" (1957)

Phils Game Music Similarities Classics #4

Street Fighter 2, SNES, 1991

T-Square - "Travelers" (1984)

Phils Game Music Similarities Classics #3

Turrican, C64, 1990, Title Theme

Transformers - The Movie (1986) - "Escape"

Phils Game Music Similarities Classics #2

Doom 2, DOS, 1994, "Running From Evil"

Megadeth - "Hangar 18" (1990)

Strangeways - "Cry Out" (1984)

Q5 - "Steel The Light" (1984)

Phils Game Music Similarities Classics #1

Rygar, NES, 1986

John Williams: Superman Movie Theme (1978)

Phils Game Music Similarities #25 Forgotten Hazards

Resident Evil 2, PSX, 1998, 2nd credits theme 

Marillion - "Forgotten Sons" (1983)

Howard Jones - "Things Can Only Get Better" (1985)

Phils Game Music Similarities #24 - A Simon and his Simon

A Boy and his Blob, 1986, Title Theme

John Williams, "Raiders of the Lost Ark Movie Theme" (1981)

Barry de Vorzon, "Simon & Simon" 2nd theme ~ 1981

Zombies - "Work N' Play" (1965)

Earl Hines - "Jelly, Jelly" (1941)

Phils Game Music Similarities #23 - And Kondo followed Kaneoka

Popeye, NES, 1988, Stage Theme

Peggy March - "I will follow him" (1963)

Phils Game Music Similarities #22 Everybody Needs Some Dynamite

Dynamite Dux, Arcade, 1988, First Stage music

Blues Brothers version (1980) of the Solomon Burke (1964) song "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love"

Dusty Springfield - "Son of a Preacher Man" (1968)

Phils Game Music Similarities #21 Fear of Heights with Holy at the Bottom

Final Fantasy VII, 1997, "Who am I?"

Hitchcocks "Vertigo" movie theme (1958)

Vincent Price "The Tingler" theme (1959)

Phils Game Music Similarities #20 Two Plumbers Can Have A Party

Super Mario Bros. 3, NES, 1988, "Grass Land"

Tammi Terrell, "Two Can Have a Party", 1965

Hoagy Carmichael, "Ole Buttermilk Sky" (1946)

Phils Game Music Phindings #19 - Chocobo Tango

Final Fantasy III, Famicom,  1990, "Chocobo Theme" and several later variants (FFVII, 1997)

The Chantays - "Pipeline" (1963)

Tom Lehrer - "The Masochism Tango" (1959)

Ludwig Van Beethoven, "Piano Sonata No.15 in D-Major" (1801), 4th movement "Rondo"

Fats Waller, "I love to whistle" (1938)

Wayne King - My Man (1939)

Fred Rich - You Are Too Beautiful (1933)

Carl Michael Ziehrer - Der Schätzmeister (1904)

Large amount of 19th century pop.

Phils Game Music Phindings #18 April in March

The Legend of Zelda, NES (1986), Title Theme

Ninja Gaiden, NES, 1988, Prologue

Mega Man X, SNES, 1993, "Variable X"

Deep Purple, "April", 1969

Phils Game Music Phindings #17 Latin Breeze

Final Fantasy VIII, PSX ( 1999), "Breezy"

Laurindo Almeida, "The Lamp is Low" (1969)

Air Supply - "All Out Of Love" (1980)

Phils Game Music Phindings #16 Crackers

Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun; (Multi, 2018)

Gokujō Parodiusu - Kako no Eikō o Motomete ( Arcade, SFC, 1994 )

Dynamite Headdy (Megadrive, 1994)

Devil World (NES, 1984)

Crystal Castles (Multi, 1983)

Tris Intellivision Homebrew

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, "Nutcracker Suite" (1892), March Portion

Phils Game Music Phindings #15 The Bubble Ghost of Christophe's Future

Bubble Ghost, Gameboy, 1990, Main Level Theme

Back to the Future Movie Soundtrack (1985)

Ghostbusters Theme (1984)

Phils Game Music Findings #14 - Battletoads in Orwells World

Battletoads in Battlemaniacas, SNES, 1993

Golden Earring, "Orwell's Year", 1984

Phils Game Music Phindings #13 - Here comes the Vigilante

Vigilante, Arcade, (1988), Ending Theme

Beatles - "Here comes the Sun" (1969)

Phils Game Music Phindings #12 - Mega Man in the 26th century

Mega Man 1 NES (1987) - Wily Stage 1

Zager and Evans - "In the year 2525" (1968)

Black Sabbath - "The Straightener" (1972)

Grand Funk Railroad - "I come tumblin'" (1972)

Alcatrazz - "Jet to Jet" (1986)

Space - "Air Force" (1977) 

The Pharaos - "The Pintor" (1963)

The Stratospheric Band - "Mexican Space" (1977)

The Supremes - "Automatically Sunshine" (1972)

Triumph - "Hard Road" (1980)

PhilsPhindings #11 Vecchio come il fugue

Mickey Mania version for PSX (1996) - Lonesome Ghosts

Dark Castle Mega Drive (1991) Main Theme

Fantasia Mega Drive (1991) - Night on Bald Mountain

Quest For Glory IV DOS (1993)

Mother 3 Gameboy Advance (2006)

Johann Sebastian Bach - "Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565" ( ca. 1704 )

Phils Phindings #10 Everybody's gone home, so let's burn some bridges together

Sonic The Hedgehog - Game Gear (1991) - "Bridge Zone"

Janet Jackson "Together Again" (1997)

Full House Main Title (1987)

Bamboo - "Everybody's gone home" (1986)

Timex Social Club - "Mixed Up World" (1986)

Maldwin Pope - "When you're away" (1976) 

Lady Lovely Locks Intro

Casiopeia - Step Daughter (1983)

Phils Phindings #9 - Far Beyond The Coincidence

Castlevania 2 NES (1987),  "Dwelling of Doom"

Yngwie Malmsteen - "Far Beyond The Sun" (1984)

Phils Phindings #8 Klaatu tortuga nikto

Turtles 2 - The Arcade game NES (1990) - "April Kidnapped"

Klaatu - ""Everybody took a holiday" (1978)

Phils Phindings #7 Kickin' it

Super Mario Bros. (1985)

Paul Simon - "Slip Slidin' Away" (1975)

Phils Phindings #6 The Square Contra Affair

Final Fantasy VI SNES (1994)

Contra (NES, 1988)

Jefferson Starship - "Sandalphon" (1975)

Phils Phindings #5 Mysterioso Pixxelcato

Wizards and Warriors (NES, 1987)

Mickey Mania (Sega CD, 1994)

Kings Quest VI (Multi, 1992)

Spelunker (Multi, 1983)

Ghost Manor (Multi, 1983)

Ghouls (Multi, 1984)

Phantom (Multi, 1984)

Dragons Lair (SNES, 1993)

Mysterioso Pizzicato

Phils Phindings #4 Mazes and Hedgehogs

Sonic The Hedgehog (1991) - Labyrinth Zone

Dreams Come True - "Kessen Wa Kinyoubi" (1992)

A Taste of Honey - "Rescue Me" (1980)

Joe Bataan - "Rap-O Clap-O" (1979)

Cheryl Lynn - "Got to be Real" (1978)

Anri - "Heartbreak" (1990)

Phils Phindings #3 Mario in the Underworld

Super Mario Bros. (1985) - World 1-2 Music

Friendship - "Let's not Talk About it" (1979)

Earth, Wind & Fire - "Serpentine Fire" (1977)

Cheryl Lynn - "Star Love" (1978)

Phils Phindings #2

Zelda 2 - The Adventure of Link (1987) - Palace Music

Mötley Crüe - "Looks that kill" (1983)

Video Game Music Findings

Mega Man 1 (1987) Stage Select Screen

Bon Jovi - "Runaway" (1984)

 

 

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