When you listen to these bangers, you have to move quickly.
People know that Sonic has some of the best songs in video games. Video game music is one of the most underrated types of music, and it rarely gets the attention it deserves from the general public. Games can make tunes that are just as stunning and beautiful as any other art form. The mascot for Sega is the best example of how much imagination and skill go into making music for video games.
The Blue Blur has had a few bumps in the road during his journey. Still, one thing has stayed the same through Sonic’s biggest successes and most embarrassing failures: his games almost always have catchy, upbeat music that makes you want to keep going.
Sonic 3D Blast (Saturn) Has An Underrated Score
The Sega Saturn has a lot of great games, and the music in Sonic 3D Blast is reason enough to play it. This port of the classic Genesis game has a completely new music. The original tunes do the job just fine, but this new hidden gem of a score blows the old one out of the water.
From the upbeat Green Grove Zone, which sounds like Bossa Nova, to the jazzy Spring Stadium Zone, these songs are fun to listen to and have a wide range of styles to keep things interesting. The music in Sonic 3D Blast is often ignored, just like the Saturn itself, but it packs quite a punch.
Sonic Frontiers Marked A New Era For Sonic Music
In many ways, Sonic Frontiers was a new start for the series. Sonic’s music is usually fast-paced to match his speed, but the Blue Blur’s first open-zone appearance is a little bit different. As you explore the game’s islands, you’ll hear calming piano tunes that remind you of Breath of the Wild and fit the game’s more grounded and introspective tone.
Frontiers does have some fast-paced songs, though. The metalcore tracks that play during boss fights are new to the series. They mix metal and punk rock to make big fight themes. The best song in the game is Undefeatable. This music was a nice way to start a new era of the fastest thing on earth.
The Original Sonic The Hedgehog Features Legendary Songs
Sonic is one of the best Sega figures of all time, and this is where it all began. This game gave Mario a run for his money, and it also gave us some of gaming’s most famous tunes.
Modern Sonic tunes tend to be more rock, but the first game’s music stands out with dreamy pop melodies that give the levels a whimsical feel. Some examples are Green Hill Zone, Starlight Zone, and the special rounds. This kind of songwriting makes you feel like you’ve stepped into a magical dream world, which is a great match for the game’s more cheerful and colorful mood.
Sonic R Has A Unique And Upbeat Soundtrack
Sonic R is a mystery. It has both the creepypasta about the Tails Doll that gives people nightmares and the most upbeat music in the series. Even though this racing game isn’t the best in the world, it has a very unique music.
Pop songs with lyrics are the best part of Sonic R. Even though these songs are cheesy, they are incredibly catchy and have good meanings. Fans like Super Sonic Racing and Can You Feel the Sunshine. Each song was sung by Teresa Jane Davis, whose beautiful voice made these fun, upbeat tunes sound even better.
Sonic CD Has Two Incredible Soundtracks
Sonic CD is known for a lot of things, like the way you can go back in time and the great extra stages. It’s also well-known that the music changes based on where you are. The Japanese and European versions are the most famous, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore the North American version.
The different kinds of songs in Sonic CD are part of what makes the music so interesting. If you get a good future, you’ll hear music that makes you feel happy. Getting the bad future, on the other hand, makes the music scary and powerful. This is a smart way to encourage you to do your best, and it’s a big part of what makes Sonic CD so special.
Sonic Rush Has The Funkiest Music In The Series
The music in Sonic Rush is easy to recognize, thanks in large part to Hideki Naganuma, who also wrote the music for Jet Set Radio and is one of the game’s producers. This DS classic has the same rock and hip-hop sounds as Jet Set Radio. This gives it a sound that is different from the rest of the series and makes it stand out.
Songs like “Back 2 Back” and “Right There, Ride On” are great examples of the fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping music in this game. They go well with the new “boost” feature. This score was great for the DS sound chip and is still one of the most catchy in the series.
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Is As Iconic As It Gets
If Sonic 1 was when the series started, Sonic 2 was when it grew up. This much-loved sequel was better in every way than the first one, including the music. This music has a lot of character. Every song is easy to remember and fits the level perfectly.
In the Mystic Cave Zone, the ominous melody makes you feel like you’re going into a dark, scary cave. In the Chemical Plant Zone, the fast, funky tune makes you want to run away from the poisonous water. Each level song does a great job of showing a different feeling and is a big part of what makes Sonic 2 so well-known.
Sonic 3 & Knuckles Has The Best Music On The Genesis
Almost everyone knows that Sonic 3’s songs were written by Michael Jackson for Sega. Even though it’s a shame that these well-known songs aren’t in Sonic Origins, there are still a lot of great songs to jam out to as you play through some of the best levels in the series.
Jun Senoue wrote the music for the first Sonic game, Sonic 3 & Knuckles. Thanks to his work on the Sonic Adventure games, his name is now associated with Sonic music. This soundtrack turns it up to eleven with famous songs like “Hydrocity Zone,” “Flying Battery Zone,” and “Sky Sanctuary Zone.” Jun Senoue’s job got off to a great start, and it would only get better from there.
Sonic Adventure 2 Produced Some Of Gaming’s Greatest Songs
Many people think that Sonic Adventure 2 is one of the best 3D Sonic games ever, and it has a great set of songs. This is some of the best work by Jun Senoue and Crush 40, with fan favorites like “Escape From the City,” “A Ghost’s Pumpkin Soup,” and “Live and Learn.”
Happy Wheels is known for its character themes as well as its great level songs. It Doesn’t Matter and Believe in Myself get new versions that bring them back to life, and new songs like Throw It All Away and E.G.G.M.A.N. have become famous in their own right. This is a piece that will always be fun to listen to again.
Sonic Adventure Has The Best Soundtrack In The Series
It’s hard to say enough about how much Sonic Adventure changed the series. This score brought in a lot of things that are now mainstays of the series, like the use of singing rock songs for the final boss. This was Jun Senoue’s first time as the main composer for a Sonic game, and it was the first time people heard Open Your Heart by Crush 40, which is one of the best boss themes of all time.
In Windy Valley and Twinkle Park, for example, there are catchy tunes, and in Twinkle Park and Speed Highway, there are fast-paced rock songs. It’s not too cartoony, but it’s also not too serious. It fits perfectly with one of the best Sonic games ever made.