Monday, February 14, 2011

Video Games get its first Grammy award

So you may or may not have watched the grammys last night, but if you did, you saw video games walk away with a grammy award for best instrumental with vocal song. I was suprised to hear this, but we'll take what we can get, right?

The song in question is the titled "Baba Yetu" from the 2005 hit Civilization IV

If you saw the grammys, or heard about this somewhere, or even if you read it here first, do you think this was a good choice for a the best video game music has to offer? What would you suggest instead?

Here are some of my choices:
 Halo 2 OST: Unforgotten

While some may see the Halo franchise as overrated and a sell out, there is no denying that it had some good music. This is my pick.

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time opening theme
If you have ever had an N64 as a child, you had this game. The opening track brings not only sweet nostalgiac memories to mind, but it is also an objectively good song.

Metroid Prime: Phrendrana Drifts

As a piece of atmospheric music coming from an atmospheric game, this song truly steals the show. Metroid Prime in its entirety is filled with brilliant atmospheric music, however if I had to pick one, it would have to be this. (Although Tallon Overworld is a close second)

Metal Gear Solid 2: Main Theme
One of the most memorable thems for a game, inspiring as it is full of action. This is a must on my list!

So, there is my list, what would you guys nominate as a great, if not the best, video game song?


  1. music from video games have long been underrated as a source of some really great pieces. i'm glad that the grammy's are moving with the times and being close minded

  2. Bloody awesome, its about time video games started to get the international recognition just like a good film or actor, hell most video games have story lines and professionally written plots now a days anyways.

  3. I'm with you on the Zelda and MGS themes. I also think it's pretty interesting that games (or at least elements of them) are getting this kind of recognition.

  4. Decent had some kick-ass metal in it. THe 2nd one, not the third. Was a good game too.

  5. metroid has my vote.