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Old Oct 10, 2018, 09:58 PM
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Default Super Monkey Ball 2 composer credits from JASRAC

I've been sitting on this information for quite a while because a lot of it is indefinite stuff that we can't really do much with, but after talking about the soundtrack with a friend and revisiting these credits, I decided that it's worth getting the list out publicly.

It turns out that most of the music from Super Monkey Ball 2 is registered with Japan's copyright collection agency JASRAC, even though there was no soundtrack release. So we have a huge amount of official track titles and specific composer information, with the enormous caveat that we'll never have official confirmation for what music in the game they refer to, because there's no album or sound test to cross-reference with!

There's also the problem that the number of registered songs is quite a bit smaller than what's actually in the game (110 vs. 155* in the rip I have), so what JASRAC has is far from a complete breakdown. It does appear that most/all of what's missing are just minigame jingles, but there's no guarantee that more "major" music like stage themes aren't missing from the breakdown too.

* It's actually 111 in the rip, but each cutscene is composed of a few different cues which are registered individually on JASRAC, while the rip combines them into one song per cutscene. Splitting them apart gives 155.

So here's the list of music along with the composer, sorted in order of JASRAC production code. Be very careful with inferring too much from the song order here, because it doesn't necessarily imply anything. There is some grouping of similar tracks in the ordering, but also some randomness, like how Haruyoshi Tomita's six songs appear in the block of Shoji's cutscene music for some reason.

Spoiler:
庄司英徳 DANCE WITH BANANAS
庄司英徳 AS YOU CHOOSE "TRUE"
庄司英徳 AS YOU CHOOSE "THIRD"
庄司英徳 JUNGLE CRUISE
庄司英徳 DEEP SEA
庄司英徳 FAT BOY
庄司英徳 VOLCANIC CRATER
庄司英徳 MUTATOR
庄司英徳 STAR ON THE BLACK
庄司英徳 SUPER SPIN
井内竜次 TITLE
井内竜次 LAUNDRY
井内竜次 PLAY LAND
井内竜次 WHEEL
井内竜次 WHALE
井内竜次 RACE 2 SELECTOR
井内竜次 BEGINNER RACE
井内竜次 ADVANCED RACE
井内竜次 EXPERT RACE
井内竜次 1/F
井内竜次 BOAT SELECTOR
井内竜次 ADVANCED BOAT
井内竜次 EXPERT BOAT
井内竜次 SHOT SELECTOR
井内竜次 BEGINNER SHOT
井内竜次 ADVANCED SHOT
井内竜次 EXPERT SHOT
井内竜次 DOGFIGHT SELECTOR
井内竜次 SMB CLASSIC 2
井内竜次 SMB OPEN 2
庄司英徳 FEEL OUR PAIN
庄司英徳 FROM RADIO
庄司英徳 KINGDOM
庄司英徳 BEGINNER BOAT
庄司英徳 S.T.F.
庄司英徳 SMALL WAR
庄司英徳 FUNKY TECHNO
庄司英徳 JUST 7SEC
庄司英徳 SMB LEAGUE
庄司英徳 TAKE OVER
庄司英徳 SPOT LIGHT
庄司英徳 GREATEST MONKEY
庄司英徳 DESCENT CHORD MUSIC
庄司英徳 DESCENT CHORD MUSIC EX.
庄司英徳 ETERNAL
庄司英徳 SOURCE DIRECT
庄司英徳 THIN TEA
庄司英徳 S1A_SNG1
庄司英徳 S1A_SNG2
庄司英徳 S1A_SNG3
庄司英徳 S1A_SNG4
庄司英徳 S1B_SNG1
庄司英徳 S1B_SNG2
庄司英徳 S1B_SNG3
庄司英徳 S2_SNG1
庄司英徳 S2_SNG2
庄司英徳 S2_SNG3
庄司英徳 S2_SNG4
庄司英徳 S2_SNG5
庄司英徳 S2_SNG6
庄司英徳 S2_SNG7
庄司英徳 S2_SNG8
庄司英徳 S3_SNG1
庄司英徳 S3_SNG2
庄司英徳 S3_SNG3
庄司英徳 S3_SNG4
庄司英徳 S3_SNG5
庄司英徳 S3_SNG6
庄司英徳 S3_SNG7
庄司英徳 S3_SNG8
冨田晴義 TARGET2 SELECTOR
冨田晴義 BOWLING SELECTOR 2
冨田晴義 GOLF SELECTOR 2
冨田晴義 FUTSAL SELECTOR
冨田晴義 BASEBALL SELECTOR
冨田晴義 TENNIS SELECTOR
庄司英徳 AS YOU CHOOSE 2002
庄司英徳 S4_SNG1
庄司英徳 S4_SNG2
庄司英徳 S4_SNG3
庄司英徳 S4_SNG4
庄司英徳 S4_SNG5
庄司英徳 S4_SNG6
庄司英徳 S4_SNG7
庄司英徳 S5_SNG1
庄司英徳 S5_SNG2
庄司英徳 S5_SNG3
庄司英徳 S5_SNG4
庄司英徳 S5_SNG5
庄司英徳 S5_SNG6
庄司英徳 S5_SNG7
庄司英徳 S6_SNG1
庄司英徳 S6_SNG2
庄司英徳 S6_SNG3
庄司英徳 S7_SNG1
庄司英徳 S7_SNG2
庄司英徳 S7_SNG3
庄司英徳 S7_SNG4
庄司英徳 S7_SNG5
庄司英徳 S7_SNG6
庄司英徳 S8_SNG1
庄司英徳 S8_SNG2
庄司英徳 S9_SNG1
庄司英徳 S9_SNG2
庄司英徳 S10_SNG1
庄司英徳 S10_SNG2
庄司英徳 S10_SNG3
(there's no S10_SNG4 on JASRAC, although there is one in the game data)
庄司英徳 S10_SNG5
庄司英徳 SLAST_SNG1
庄司英徳 SLAST_SNG2

/!\ EVERYTHING THAT FOLLOWS THIS POINT IS SPECULATION BEEP BEEP GUESS TRUCK BACKING UP /!\

So here's the same list except broken up by composer, along with guesses from myself in parentheses as to which songs they actually are. The more question marks there are in my guess, the more uncertain I am about it.

Quote:
=Hidenori Shoji=
DANCE WITH BANANAS
AS YOU CHOOSE "TRUE" (menu theme after you beat the game??)
AS YOU CHOOSE "THIRD" (level select???)
JUNGLE CRUISE (World 1 - Jungle Island)
DEEP SEA (World 3 - Ocean)
FAT BOY (World 6 - Boiling Pot?)
VOLCANIC CRATER (World 2 - Volcano)
MUTATOR (World 10 - Dr. Bad-Boon's Base?)
STAR ON THE BLACK (World 9 - Space Colony?)
SUPER SPIN
FEEL OUR PAIN
FROM RADIO
KINGDOM
BEGINNER BOAT (Monkey Boat - Beginner Course)
S.T.F.
SMALL WAR (it's on this album but I don't recognize it and it's not in the SMB2 rip I have????)
FUNKY TECHNO
JUST 7SEC (time expiring music?)
SMB LEAGUE (Monkey Baseball music???)
TAKE OVER
SPOT LIGHT (continue music?)
GREATEST MONKEY (staff roll or name entry?)
DESCENT CHORD MUSIC
DESCENT CHORD MUSIC EX.
ETERNAL (staff roll or name entry?)
SOURCE DIRECT
THIN TEA
S1A_SNG1 (along with S1A_SNG2~4, these are the filenames on disc of the cues that play during the cutscene before world 1)
S1A_SNG2
S1A_SNG3
S1A_SNG4
S1B_SNG1 (world 2 cutscene)
S1B_SNG2
S1B_SNG3
S2_SNG1 (world 3 cutscene)
S2_SNG2
S2_SNG3
S2_SNG4
S2_SNG5
S2_SNG6
S2_SNG7
S2_SNG8
S3_SNG1 (world 4 cutscene)
S3_SNG2
S3_SNG3
S3_SNG4
S3_SNG5
S3_SNG6
S3_SNG7
S3_SNG8
AS YOU CHOOSE 2002 (normal menu theme??)
S4_SNG1 (world 5 cutscene)
S4_SNG2
S4_SNG3
S4_SNG4
S4_SNG5
S4_SNG6
S4_SNG7
S5_SNG1 (world 6 cutscene)
S5_SNG2
S5_SNG3
S5_SNG4
S5_SNG5
S5_SNG6
S5_SNG7
S6_SNG1 (world 7 cutscene)
S6_SNG2
S6_SNG3
S7_SNG1 (world 8 cutscene)
S7_SNG2
S7_SNG3
S7_SNG4
S7_SNG5
S7_SNG6
S8_SNG1 (world 9 cutscene)
S8_SNG2
S9_SNG1 (world 10 cutscene)
S9_SNG2
S10_SNG1 (ending cutscene)
S10_SNG2
S10_SNG3
S10_SNG5
SLAST_SNG1 (post-credits cutscene)
SLAST_SNG2

=Ryuji Iuchi=
TITLE (title theme, confirmed)
LAUNDRY (World 7 - Bubbly Washing Machine, confirmed)
PLAY LAND (World 5 - Amusement Park, confirmed)
WHEEL (World 8 - Clock Tower Factory, confirmed)
WHALE (World 4 - Inside a Whale, confirmed)
RACE 2 SELECTOR (Monkey Race 2 menu theme)
BEGINNER RACE (Monkey Race 2 - Beginner Track, confirmed)
ADVANCED RACE (Monkey Race 2 - Advanced Track, confirmed)
EXPERT RACE (Monkey Race 2 - Expert Track, confirmed)
1/F
BOAT SELECTOR (Monkey Boat menu theme)
ADVANCED BOAT (Monkey Boat - Advanced Course, confirmed)
EXPERT BOAT (Monkey Boat - Expert Course, confirmed)
SHOT SELECTOR (Monkey Shot menu theme)
BEGINNER SHOT (Monkey Shot - Beginner Stage, confirmed)
ADVANCED SHOT (Monkey Shot - Advanced Stage, confirmed)
EXPERT SHOT (Monkey Shot - Expert Stage, confirmed)
DOGFIGHT SELECTOR (Monkey Dogfight menu theme)
SMB CLASSIC 2 (Monkey Golf 2 or Monkey Bowling 2 music??)
SMB OPEN 2 (Monkey Golf 2 or Monkey Bowling 2 music??)

=Haruyoshi Tomita=
TARGET2 SELECTOR (Monkey Target 2 menu theme)
BOWLING SELECTOR 2 (Monkey Bowling 2 menu theme)
GOLF SELECTOR 2 (Monkey Golf 2 menu theme)
FUTSAL SELECTOR (Monkey Soccer menu theme)
BASEBALL SELECTOR (Monkey Baseball menu theme)
TENNIS SELECTOR (Monkey Tennis menu theme)
Based on some definite tracks for Shoji and Iuchi (worlds 2/3 for Shoji, worlds 4/5/7 and some minigame music for Iuchi), I think it's pretty easy to tell the difference between them in a lot of cases; Iuchi's progressions tend to be a bit simpler and even just shorter than Shoji's, and Shoji does a lot more beat manipulation while Iuchi tends to just use breakbeat loops right out of the box. You can even hear the same loop in World 8 and Expert Shot haha, and I wouldn't be surprised if there are more.

Last edited by CHz; Nov 10, 2020 at 06:44 PM.
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Old Jun 21, 2020, 04:44 PM
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Small War in the BBHD OST is the Monkey Fight theme from the first Super Monkey Ball so we can probably assume it's the name of the Monkey Fight 2 theme aswell
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Old Nov 10, 2020, 05:04 PM
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Stumbled on Ryoji Iuchi's Youtube Channel recently, turns out just created a playlist called "my works: Super Monkey Ball 2". In it includes:

Quote:
World 4 - Inside the Whale
World 5 - Amusement Park
World 7 - Bubbly Washing Machine
World 8 - Clock Tower
Monkey Race 2 Advanced Track
Monkey Race 2 Beginner Track
Monkey Race 2 Expert Track
Monkey Target 2
Monkey Golf 2
Title Screen
Monkey Boat - Expert Course
Monkey Boat - Advanced Course
Monkey Shot - Expert Stage
Monkey Shot - Advanced Stage
Monkey Shot - Beginner Stage
Of course, that's a 100% match with above minus a few extras (maybe he was picking favorites, or just ones he could find). Just thought it would be worth noting! I updated his page with his YouTube channel which has been fairly active recently. He has playlists of his works from a bunch of other games too, though I'm not sure which of these are newly confirmed.
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Old Nov 10, 2020, 06:45 PM
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Ah, very cool! Monkey Target 2 is an interesting new confirmation, I wonder if that's the mysterious "1/F" in the JASRAC list
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