A funny thing happened a few months ago.
I was at work, and a song came on the radio.
Based on the sound of the lead singer’s voice, I could tell it was a Duran Duran song; but me being me, I couldn’t really make out any of the lyrics.
You see, I have this weird, uh, “thing”, where I have a lot of trouble understanding and learning the lyrics to songs.
I’m really good with recognizing music, but when it comes to lyrics; I’m pretty epicly slow.
Anyway, the moment I heard the opening chords of the song, long before I knew any lyrics were sung; my mind immediately screamed:
“Holy shit, Battletoads and Double Dragon is on the radio?!”
Now I feel I should mention that I’m not a “radio” guy.
Most of the shit in my music library consists of videogame and movie soundtrack stuff, with a decent amount of 80’s and 90’s rock to round things out.
The point is, the vast majority of my music isn’t aired on the radio; however whenever it is, you can bet I start jumping for joy.
Then the vocals kicked in, and I realized I was just listening to Duran Duran, more specifically a song of their’s I hadn’t heard before called “Girls on Film.”
Anyway, I just happened to learn the title of this song a few days; allowing me to present the following comparison to you.
Now remember, only pay attention to the 10 seconds or so of both songs:
BATTLETOADS AND DOUBLE DRAGON (SNES VERSION)
Fuckin’ trippy, right?
They’re nowhere near identical, but even so, it’s hard to deny their similarities.
Anyway, I thought this was kind of fun so I figured I’d share it.
See you tomorrow!