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Samples used in Sonic games

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Back 2 Back is officially my new favorite Sonic song, if just for the Louie Louie.

Also, do we have any Rhythm and Blues fans? I have something to add to the pile:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k5ooaufrLM&feature=related

Yes, i am aware that i said R&B and posted the Beatles cover. Sorry.

This was bothering me for a long time. I KNOW THAT TUNE! BUT FROM WHERE?

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Haha, I knew I recognised the opening for Tropical Resort. Not so much a case of sampling there but instead an homage I think.

Can't think of any particular samples off the top of my head right now, but this is definitely worth noting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkSr-6ANqg4

Does this song sound familiar? It should, especially if you liked Sonic 06's soundtrack...

Holy crap! It took a moment for that to hit me, but wow. That's definitely it.

Edited by Blue Blood

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Does this song sound familiar? It should, especially if you liked Sonic 06's soundtrack...

I see what you're getting at, but personally I'd say any similarities between that and Dreams Of An Absolution (assuming I'm right in comparing it to that) are coincidence, or just a generic house-y beat, rather than any sort of sampling or homage to Stardust. It's like how people say they hear Green Hill Zone in Dreams Of An Absolution - I can definitely see where they're coming from, but sometimes it just seems like people are hearing what they want to hear in it, because I don't believe it was an intentional remix; just like Mazuri and the Sonic 1 GG Credits tune.

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This topic is destined for awesomeness. Signed in just to click some up-reps here. Great post, SonikkuForever!

I forgot about that track from Sonic Rush Adventure. Great track.

...I wish I had more to contribute to this topic. :(

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Wow, some of those are pretty neat.

Still, I'm not really clued up on the music scene in general, but surely there's a border between 'sampling' (i.e. the vocals used in the Sonic CD boss tune), and outright ripping off part of a tune (Haunted Ship)?

Surely sampling in excess becomes plagiarism? I mean, what are the legal implications regarding it, anyway?

Edited by -Mark-

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The first post has a couple links that are wrong. The links "turn it up" and "General Offensive... for Sky Deck" lead to another song.

Fun fact: the "C'mon Mr. DJ" was also sampled in DDR Mario Mix's first track. That's not related to Sonic, but it may have been influenced by it.

... Yeah, I can't actually contribute to this topic. I'm too ignorant for that. ><

Edited by Koopalmier

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To everyone who says they "don't hear" the similarities between the "The Music Sounds Better With You" song and "Dreams of An Absolution"... get your ears checked. I was able to recognize how close the two songs sound within the first ten seconds, without having to read any of the later comments. The synth-piano flow is exactly the same as the main melody in "Absolution", and the punctual alarm-like sound is mimicked in it as well. It isn't an instance of sampling, but Bentley was certainly influenced by the song, judging by how very similar the music during the verses of "Absolution" is to "The Music Sound Better".

Also, now that I think about it, all this "song similarity" stuff, as opposed to actual sampling, is going a bit off topic.

Edited by Legendary Emerald

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Great find! I love the Ollie King OST. Would make sense, as they're both SEGA produced.

I wonder why they never released it as retail( maybe too little content?) last generation or as a downloadable release now. It's not like it has any benefit as a Arcade game.

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