Just days after the movie was released, we The National Recording Registry has added video game music for the first time ever. That is GOAT.
The Library of Congress adds 25 new films to the National Film Registry each year. It’s a mix of old and new titles that you’ll hear often, usually considered “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
The same idea applies to the National Recording Registry’s sound recordings, although no video game music was added until this week. Super mario The Bros. theme tune is changing that, it’s not American.
In the case of film and television, it is supposed to be a film produced or co-produced by an American film company, but the rules for recording are a little looser and simply mean “a work of enduring importance to American culture.” increase. There is definitely a theme song.
The theme song is featured in a Super Mario Bros. movie, but the selection process is long and complicated, so it seems to be a coincidence, another sign of the song’s popularity and ubiquity.
The soundtrack for Super Mario Bros. was created in 1985 by the legendary Koji Kondo. He also composed the iconic main his theme for The Legend of Zelda, worked on most of Nintendo’s biggest titles, and is still creating new music at the age of 61.
Despite its popularity, the main theme doesn’t actually have a name, but is sometimes simply called the Ground Theme or Overworld Theme.
An unrelated set that was first submitted to a Japanese radio program in 1985 and then created in 1989 for the American Super Mario Bros. Super Show.
Unlike older film registries, the recording registry only started in 2002, but already has 600 recordings in its vault. Other music added at the same time as Super Mario Bros. includes music by Mariah Carey, Eurythmics, Jimmy Buffett, Wynton Marsalis, and John Lennon.
a blog post announced a new addition, but unfortunately, Super Mario Bros. is only mentioned passing by as the first video game to be certified.
Public nominations are taken into consideration when choosing what to add, so when video game fans learn that game music is eligible, they will no doubt be spamming recording registries with suggestions next year.
The only caveat is that all recordings must be at least 10 years old. This is clearly not the case with Super Mario Bros.
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https://metro.co.uk/2023/04/13/mario-bros-theme-tune-is-first-video-game-added-to-library-of-congress-18603767/ The Mario Bros. theme song is the first video game addition to the Library of Congress