Top 10 Funniest Songs From Video Games

Soundtracks add depth to video games, and can make us feel all sorts of emotions. However, not all soundtracks are made up of dramatic or melancholic compositions. These ten video game songs are just as ridiculous as they are loveable and memorable. Accordions, polka and swearing squid-kids are the last things you’d expect when you’re shooting zombies or fighting wars!

 

You Are Dead – Total Distortion

Composed by Joe Sparks

 

Easily the greatest ‘game over’ theme you’ll ever hear in a video game. In Total Distortion, you gotta visit Heavy Metal-themed planets in order to make the greatest music video ever for fame and cash. It’s only appropriate that the developers decided to add a song that reminds you how much you suck at it when you fail. The chants of “You are dead! Dead! Dead!” are so infectious that you’ll be singing along, too.

 

 

Critics’ Choice – House of the Dead: Overkill

Composed by John Sanderson

 

Parodying B-horror movies, blaxploitation films and ‘video nasties’ of the seventies and eighties, House of the Dead: Overkill is a rude, crude ‘n’ hilarious twist to the otherwise-overtly serious zombie-slaying series. In fact, it’s so good, the announcer of the game decides to talk about what all the critics (and a few other unlikely people) are saying. All to the tune of a deliciously funky track.

 

 

Like a Monkey – TimeSplitters: Future Perfect

Composed by Goteki

 

TimeSplitters 2 may be a fan favourite (hey, it did throw over 100 playable characters at us, one of which was a monkey), but TimeSplitters: Future Perfect is easily the most polished title in the series, not to mention the funniest. One reason is that there’s a catchy dance-song called “Like a Monkey” that you play on any custom match you wish. Don’t expect any thought-provoking lyrics. It’s all about going crazy with guns… like a monkey.

 

 

Fish Polka – Rise of the Triad: Dark War

Composed by Lee Jackson

 

If you decide to cheat and go to the level warp menu in this old-school shooter, you’ll hear some silly polka music. This is a reference to the Dopefish, “the second-dumbest creature in the universe” from id Software’s side-scroller Commander Keen 4. According to the composer, the song is deliberately goofy so that anyone nearby knows you’re cheating.

 

Secret Area – Battleblock Theatre

Composed by Patric Catani

 

Once you stumble across a secret area in this dopey side-scroller, you’ll hear this play. The narrator sounds like he recorded himself improvising “lyrics” in one take after chugging six strawberry and vodka milkshakes.

 

 

#[email protected]%* Dudes Be #[email protected]%* Sleepin (Live) – Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion

Composed by Ryo Nagamatsu

 

There’s a big emphasis on music in Nintendo’s beloved team-based shooter Splatoon 2. Pearl, the pint-sized pop princess from Off The Hook was, according to the Octo Expansion DLC, previously the lead singer of a punk rock band that likes to smash things after their performance. She’s also the only character in the series to say a bad word, aptly censored.  

 

 

Surf No Mercy – Command & Conquer: Red Alert

Composed by Frank Klepacki

 

On the official Command & Conquer: Red Alert soundtrack CD, there was a hidden song on the final track. It’s a bodacious and radical surfer-themed cover of the sinister song “No Mercy” from the original Command & Conquer. Was it supposed to be the theme that plays during the Brotherhood of Nod’s holiday? Who knows…

 

 

Mall Music 3 – Dead Rising

Composed by Hideki Okugawa

 

Have you ever booted up a game hoping to massacre the undead to some atmospheric, eerie tunes? Imagine everyone’s surprise when this played in the background. Just the thing to get your spirits up!

 

 

Pizza Time – Spider Man 2

Composed by Michael McCuistion & Lolita Ritmanis

 

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