After completely loathing it the first time around, I’ve spent an awful amount of time this week listening to Florence + The Machine’s cover of Stand By Me.
Video games have a long and very proud association with music, either through creating their own masterpieces or excellent adaptations of their own.
It’s funny how some songs connects with us, and others don’t. For years – literally years – I had Little Girl, Gen from the Child of Light soundtrack on every playlist I had. It was the song I played on planes to help me sleep (or try to sleep). I can’t tell you why it works for me so much.
Other tracks that come to mind, for various reasons:
• The Need for Speed Underground soundtrack. Even though they’re all licensed songs, the song selection was perfect for the NFSU games. I still have Static-X as my ringtone, funnily enough. (The opening few seconds of The Only, if you must know.)
• Some of the music in oldschool platformers really made the game. DuckTales comes to mind, as does The Lion King:
• Speaking of licensed music, you can’t not mention GTA: Vice City. Luke makes a great case why.
• More recently, Hotline Miami.
What’s your favourite song or track from a video game?