PixelTunes Radio Podcast Show Episode 4 – Pop Music Soundalikes



Have you ever played a video game and thought, “Hey, that song sounds familiar?” You’re not alone! In this episode, Ed and Mike pick some tunes that sound suspiciously like songs you’d hear on the radio! Visit PixelTunesRadio.com or Youtube.com/dongled for links to the popular songs we reference on the show!

Here are links to the songs we reference on the show, so you can follow along!

1. Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest – Dwellings of Doom

Sounds like: Yngwie Malmsteen – “Far Beyond The Sun” Verse riff .24 -.46 seconds

2. Spider Man: Maximum Carnage: Heroic Assault

Sounds like: Black Sabbath – “The Mob Rules” The entire thing basically.

3. Sonic The Hedgehog: Master System/Game Gear: Bridge Zone

Sounds like: Janet Jackson: Together Again

4. Outrun 2019 – Victorious

4a. Street Fighter 2 World Warrior : Ken’s Theme

Sounds like: Cheap Trick – “Mighty Wings”

5. TMNT 1 NES: Title Theme

Sounds like Queen’s “Stone Cold Crazy” .08 Seconds

6. Earthbound: Runaway Five’s Final Performance

Sounds like The Door’s “Changeling”

7. Mega Man: Elec Man

Sounds like Journey’s “Faithfully”

7a. Mega Man X3: Neon Tiger

Sounds like Guns and Roses My Michelle

8. Ninja Gaiden Arcade: I Am Man

Sounds like Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man”

9. SMB 3 Airship

Sounds like Gustav Holt’s “Mars, Bringer of War” (Just the Intro, but it’s exact)

10. UN Squadron: Select Screen

Sounds like “?????” (Listen in to find out!)

About PixelTunesRadio

PixelTunes Radio is a celebration of video game music in an hour long (give or take a few minutes) podcast format. Created by Ed (Ruiner9) Wilson and Michael (Miketendo) Levy, the concept is simple: every two weeks a new episode with a different theme is released. There's tons of colorful commentary, awesome video game music and of course, hilarious gamer-related fake commercials to enjoy. Please make sure to also download our podcast on iTunes and also on Youtube.com/dongled for a video-streaming option.