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Old Jan 28, 2022, 06:18 AM
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Does anyone know what that music is being referenced on M-09? It's quite a well-known piece but I can't put my finger on what it is.
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Old Jan 28, 2022, 09:10 AM
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Reminds me a bit of 'Hit the Road Jack' with a different melody but that might not be what you're looking for
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Old Jan 28, 2022, 09:57 AM
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Yeah, it definitely channels "Hit the Road Jack", intended or not.

It's mostly the chord progressions that sound familiar (or common even), the melody itself doesn't ring a bell.

The Famicom version specifically evokes the ending music of Vampire Killer (MSX). But it's not like they could have stolen the chord progression (although Metro-Cross FC was released a mere 6 weeks later), seeing how the arcade version already had the track.

A few bars remind me of "Friend Like Me" from Disney's Aladdin when the Genie sings "Mr. Aladdin, Sir, what will your pleasure be?" And the latter part's progression sounds a bit like "The Wedding Waltz ~Duel" from FF6. Both were released later, of course.

I'm sure the aforementioned elements were quite common before they appeared in Metro-Cross.
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Does anyone know what that music is being referenced on M-09? It's quite a well-known piece but I can't put my finger on what it is.
It reminds me a bit of this song from Aladdin: https://youtu.be/kNVXsIs22ls?t=101
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Reminds me a bit of 'Hit the Road Jack' with a different melody but that might not be what you're looking for
Oh yeah, this is the song I was thinking of. Not quite as blatant as I thought though.

Interesting that you guys both mention that Aladdin song, hadn't noticed the similarities there before.
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