PixelTunes Radio VGM Podcast – Episode 76: Software Serenade (VGM w/Vocals)



Video game music is predominantly instrumental. Sometimes though, a composer’s creative vision needs to be expressed through words, and that’s when vocalists are brought in to make some VGM magic. Join Mike and Ed as they explore some of their favorite tracks which include the human voice… used either as instruments or sung lyrics!

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The Tracklist:

Format: Game Title (System, Year) – Track Title – Composer(s)

Intro – Lunar Silver Star Story (PS1 & Saturn, 1996) – “Wings” – Noriyuki Iwadare, vocals by Jennifer Stigile

1 – Lunar Silver Star Story (PS1 & Saturn, 1996) – “Wind Nocturne” – Noriyuki Iwadare, vocals by Jennifer Stigile

2 – Dynami Tracer (SNES, 1996) – “Title Theme” – Nobuo Uematsu

3 – Project X Zone 2 (3DS, 2016) – “Sekai wa Hitotsu no Butai / All the World’s a Stage” – Naofumi Tsuruyama, Kayoko Matsushima, Takuya Hanaoka

4 – Alan Wake (X360, 2010) – “The Poet and the Muse” – The Old Gods of Asgard (AKA Poets of the Fall)

5 – Katamari Damacy (PS2, 2004) “The Moon and the Prince” – Music – Akitaka Tohyama, Vocals: Kenji Ninuma & Fumina

6 – No More Heroes (Wii, PS3, 2007) – “The Virgin Child Makes a Wish Without Feeling Anything” – Suda51, Brad Holmes

7 – Space Channel 5 (DC/ PS2/ GBA, 1999) “Final Boss Music” – Naofumi Hataya

8 – Skullmonkeys (PS1, 1998) – “Bonus Room” – Terry Scott Taylor

9 -Killer Instinct (XB1, 2013) – Touch Me and I’ll Break Your Face (B. Orchid’s Theme) – Mick Gordon, Vocals by Ali Edwards, Faye Newborough. Lyrics by Ali Edwards, Casey Edwards.

10 – Cannon Fodder (3DO, 1994) – “Cannon Fodder Theme” – Richard Joseph

11 – Sonic Adventure 2 (DC, GCN 2001) “Pumpkin Hill Zone” – Jun Senoue, Kenichi Tokoi, Fumie Kumatani, Tomoya Ohtani, Marlon Saunders, Hunnid-P

12 – Portal (PC etc, 2007) – “Still Alive” – Jonathan Coulton, Vocals by Ellen Mclain

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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.