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I remember there being a thread like this some time ago, but I don't know where it is now. Hope it's okay if I bring it back just for the halibut.

Anyway, this has been a thing as of recent - finding songs in video games that sound similar to a song not video game-related. It's happened quite a few times. Feel free to share any experiences you've had with this matter.

For example:


This song shares some similar chords in the main melody with

this song.
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Here's an interesting one:
Listen to the bass line in this tune (Chameleon by Herbie Hancock) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbkqE4fpvdI ,
then listen to the bass line in this one (Mallow Castle from Kirby Super Star) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwXbfSk8yAc .

They sound rather similar, but I'm sure if you pitch Chameleon up one whole step, you can better hear the similarity.
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Even though everyone knows this by now, I feel it's obligatory to post this:

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(10-16-2015, 12:47 AM)Random Talking Bush Wrote: Even though everyone knows this by now, I feel it's obligatory to post this:

I didn't and you just blew my fucking mind. Thank you!
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Not all of these sound exact, of course, but all of these I picked up on with my ears. I tried to pick out some lesser known ones and ones that are just interesting. Enjoy my massive list.

Breath of Fire 3 - Angry Goddess
Survivor - Eye of the Tiger

Chrono Trigger - Robo's Theme
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up

Final Fantasy 8 - Man with the Machine Gun
Gershon Kingsley - Popcorn

Street Fighter 2 - Ken's Theme
Cheap Trick - Mighty Wings

Chrono Trigger - Singing Mountain
Laputa: Castle in the Sky - Carrying You

BeatmaniaIIDX 11 R.E.D - D.A.N.C.E.
m-Flo - The Love Bug

Dance Dance Revolution 5th Mix - Broken My Heart
Leslie Parrish - Remember Me

BeatmaniaIIDX 5th Style - The Cube
Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out

Portal 2 - Robots FTW
Lemon Demon - BRODYQUEST

Dance Dance Revolution Solo - Drop Out
DoDonPachi Daifukkatsu - Zatsuza

Muv Luv - わるだくみ
Ricky Martin - Livin' La Vida Loca

Contra: Hard Corps - Locked & Loaded
Sir Mix-a-Lot - Baby Got Back
(Bonus Version: Johnathan Coulton - Baby Got Back)

The World Ends With You - Three Minutes Clapping
Kansas - Carry On My Wayward Son

Jet Set Radio - Thats Enough
Fatboy Slim - Always Read the Label

BeatmaniaIIDX 19: Lincle - Diavolo
BeatmaniaIIDX 20: Tricoro - Thor's Hammer
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A bit of an obscure one and it isn't quite the same (also considering how tone deaf I am) since it is a jazzy take, however it is similar enough to notice:

World Heroes 2 - Not New York (Deathmatch Theme 3) [This is the CD version, can't find the original chiptune version on Youtube that sounds slightly more closer]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFGMjnmfCJ4

Mission Impossible Theme
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWGeRgFa-hI
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It's weird how certain songs sound so similar, that people actually find it interesting. Yet the composer for early-2000s DBZ games is now in hiding because some of his music had pinches of old 70s tunes.
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Dokapon Millenium Quest (July 14, 2000)
Forest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drX83WsC4dw
Forest Temple: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnzXIzI8ros

-vs-

Pokemon the Movie 2000 (July 21, 2000)
Lugia Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqpXrDuLqE0

Both came out the same month of the same year. Who stole from who? I want to say Pokemon stole, because...

Madou Monogatari ARS (1993)
Schezo Intro Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6rny6-d8To

-vs-

Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald (November 21, 2002 for R/S)
Fortree City: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKndzmu__nc

Clearly, they stole this time F3.
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Neon Tiger Stage Theme
My Michelle - Guns and Roses
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Gotta three-fer.


Safe to say, Jungle Hijinx (and every other variation) was probably inspired by those classic jazz tunes.
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And there is this in the first Donkey Konga
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I found another one
Sans Theme from Undertale
WOWOWOW by SHINee
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