Someone asked me today what my favourite video game theme music of all time was. My answer? Well, I had to go with my gut. It’s the Monkey Island theme. No music makes me feel those feels like the intro to Monkey Island.
After reminding myself of how good the Monkey Island theme music was, I decided to go on a search on YouTube to listen to it. In that search I found an assortment of riches.
Obviously, I found the original. The opening theme to The Secret of Monkey Island…
And then my personal favourite — the jazzed up funky MIDI beats of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge.
How about this free flowing orchestral remix of the track. Love this to death.
This plain and simple piano rendition is great.
As is this rustic wee guitar number. Love the whistling. Somehow this seems the most ‘Monkey Island-esque’ of the lot.
Monkey Island meets metal…
This band seems as tight as can be. Love the easy jump to different songs in the series.
Oh dear God it’s Monkey Island on a harp. It’s like you are plucking the strings… in my heart. Sheer genius.
You might remember this floppy disc drive thing that went viral a while back — I didn’t know they did Monkey Island!
This is a cool little curiousity: the orinal track as played by multiple different sound cards. Some massive differences here.
It was just so much fun to listen to all these different versions of the same music. That song is completely timeless. It sounds good no matter what the hell you decide to do with it.