Earlier I found Bubble Pop, the Rihanna song that uses music from the video game Streets of Rage. Now I’ve found one using music from Mortal Kombat. Seriously whats going on here? Singers playing video games and want to kick some ass or something? Nothing wrong with that, but really? These songs are so pop its ridiculous.
Video games are making their way into pop music. Rihanna’s got the streets of rage beat going in the song Bubble Pop, an unreleased song off her Good Girl Gone Bad Album. But since its streets of rage its got a strong connection to her Rated R Album. And to think I didn’t think she was angry then. Seems she wants to kick some ass. Although the lyrics for this one are more similar to Gwen Stefani’s Bubble Pop Electric than the songs Rihanna sings on Rated R. I kinda like this song
Here’s some footage from the game which has some pretty sweet music if you ask me:
Too bad the song falls in between Good Girl Gone Bad and Rated R. Its good, but it didn’t fit on the album. What do you think? Do you like the song? And what do you think about using video game beats in pop music?
Don’t feel bad if you only recognize these songs, which are awesome, only by the commercials. Neither Goldfrapp or Empire of the Sun have made it in the US yet, but their songs have shown up in our commercials.
Vizio: Empire of the Sun “We the People”
Gameboy: Goldfrapp “Strict machine” This is the ad from which I found out about Goldfrapp. I just had to find out what the song was and who sang it.
Target: “Fly Me Away” 2006
DJ Hero looks interesting, not as good as Guitar Hero but interesting. Game play looks similar to guitar hero. Hit the right notes on time. Thing is you’re mixing songs in this game. The songs look good, but the mixes are going to carry the game. If they aren’t good then the game won’t be either. I’m hooked on the Guitar Hero franchise I may get this when its used and cheap, but right know I’m not planning on it. I’m still thinking about getting Guitar Hero 5, because I haven’t bought it yet.
If you played it what do you think?