Episode 49: Inspirations & Influences

In this very special episode, the guys, joined by Marty, take a trip through time throughout music history, to explore the inspirations and influences of video game music. From as far back as the medieval period in the 1200s, all the way to rock bands of the 1980s. Enjoy this diverse look at where the musical styles of video games came from!
Listen to Episode 49

Alfonso X "El Sabio" - Performed by Vox Valgaris - 1200s
-Cantiga 166
Johann Sebastian Bach - Performed by Janos Sebestyen - 1720-23
-Invention 13 in A Minor, BWV 784

Scott Joplin - Performed by Richard Zimmerman - 1899
-Maple Leaf Rag
Scott Joplin - Performed by Richard Zimmerman - 1909
-Solace: A Mexican Serenade
George Gershwin - The Piano Rolls - 1925
-Sweet and Lowdown

Carlos Gardel - Performed by Fabio Hager Sexteto - 1935  
-Por una Cabeza

Leroy Shield - Hal Roach Studios - 1930s
-Hal Roach Medley

Cole Porter - Performed by Ella Fitzgerald - 1938
-Begin the Beguine
Machito and his Afro Cubans - This Is Machito - 1952

Return to Forever - Medieval Overture - 1976
-Medieval Overture
John Williams - Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra - Superman - 1978
-Main Title March
Huey Lewis & The News - Picture This - 1982
-Do You Believe in Love
Survivor - Rocky III Soundtrack - 1982
-Eye of the Tiger
Cheap Trick - Top Gun Soundtrack - 1985
-Mighty Wings
Joe Hisaishi - Laputa: Castle in the Sky Soundtrack - 1986
-The Girl Who Fell from the Sky, Sheeta's Decision

Play In:Johann Strauss - 1866 
-The Blue Danube
Play Out:Masato Nakamura - Dreams Come True 
-Sweet Sweet Sweet