Feature: The Real Songs That Inspired Iconic Nintendo Music

And a few non-Nintendo ones for good measure.

Have you ever been listening to music, enjoying yourself, and then BAM, suddenly you hear the first four notes of a song from a video game — and then you have that song stuck in your head for the rest of the day?

Well, that’s not always a coincidence. Many musical composers take heavy inspiration from their favourite music, sometimes on purpose, sometimes without even realising it. It’s called interpolation, and it’s a common musical technique in which a musician uses borrowed melodies to craft their own song. It’s functionally different from sampling, which is taking a direct sample from another song, and more importantly, it’s not stealing!

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