Your favourite LucasArts song

Inspired by a post of @PiecesOfKate, I would like to know which is (or was long ago) your favourite song of all LucasArts/Lucasfilm adventures?

My favourite is the Monkey Island 1 theme. I still whistle it in several occations and even without noticing it. :slight_smile:

(btw: I’m not doing a poll because there are too much different versions and too much songs.)

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Woodtick theme from MI2. I regularly sing it as a lullaby for my daughters :smiley:

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Does it work? :slight_smile: (Do they fall asleep?)

It’s more of a rite now than an actual need :stuck_out_tongue: but I’ve been singing it since the first one was born, so they’re pretty used to that melody. I think everything works if you’re persistent enough :stuck_out_tongue:

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Monkey Island 1 main theme. BEST-VIDEOGAME-TUNE-EVER. :monkey:

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@PiecesOfKate said it best:

Monkey Island: Do do, do-do do-do doo, do do-do do-do, do do doo.
Maniac Mansion: Berby berrrb, berb-berb. Berby berb berb berb-berb!
Zak McKracken: Beep-beep beep beep, beep-beep-beep-beep, b’beep b’beep.

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Haha, made me think of that tweet too :smile:

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And what’s your favourite, @milanfahrnholz? :slight_smile:

Hmmm it is between

  • Monkey Island Main Theme
  • Scabb Island Overview
  • Curse of Monkey Island Main Theme (Sweet intro and real instruments)
  • Diving For the Mad Monkey

All Michael Land, All Monkey Island all Amazing!

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Well, MAK said at David´s talk in italy that there has been a lot of borrowing in his tunes for Zak. Of course it´s obvious that we hear Mars The Bringer Of War at the cinematic at introduces the martian surface. And that thing with Leaving On A Jetplane is fun because you could miss it easily as it is not the main melody. There are occasional beeps in the airport theme that when you play the theme really fast actually sound like the John Denver tune :slight_smile:

But I believe that the opening theme is entirely original, it has a vibe of mystery around it that I find hard to explain why it works to well. It could be the theme tune to a great secret agent series. It´s so good it is actually a bit of a shame it was only the intro tune to one single game.

But I love Maniac Mansion too, even though it is only the opening theme. However only the C64 version because that is the only one to have that menancing John Carpenter like sutstained chord at one point when the title appears:

(timecode @51 seconds)

Those four seconds are pure genius!

I also like Monkey Island main theme, the ending (or love) theme and LeChuck´s theme.

Had I to pick a single favourite it would probably be Zak.

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The first MI theme. Another favourite is Zak’s main theme. These are rather obvious choices, but I also love one of the in game tracks from Curse. I haven’t heard it in years, so it’s bit sketchy now. I thought it was one of Lande’s best. It has long sustained notes from some strange ethereal instrument that give it kind of a haunting quality. Reminds me of the band Opeth which seem very different (it’s a rather heavy prog metal band), yet they often create this kind of strange, sad mood with this kind instrumentation.

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The Monkey Island 3 theme, followed by the C64 version of the Zak McKracken theme.

I also quite like the Rollercoaster of Death theme, as well as the Final Showdown from Loom.

:slight_smile:

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Definitely the MI1 theme. I even had it as ringtone for a while (on my Ericsson GF 768).
But I also very much like “A Pirate I Was Meant To Be” from MI3.

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Because I think a song should be sung, and it is sooo hard to pick one favorite out of all other instrumental tunes, I am going with:

and this one on Friday Nights:

Curse of MI spoiler ahead!! Don’t watch the video link or read my story below until you played it/solved a puzzle involving a gun duel.
Fun anecdote: I always played the musically correct notes - so I got to redo that puzzle so many times, because I just couldn’t bring myself to picking the “correct” note - correct to solve the puzzle at least Luckily, it would randomise the notes to pick, so once in a while a whole section would make sense!

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Haha, I thought it was a fun one. :slight_smile:

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Easily MI 2 theme! Song of my life! MI theme or other MI songs would do too!

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Of course I love The Secret of Monkey Island game the most, but I must say, that the Bones song from MI2 stuck most in my head. Back then we didn’t have a sound card, all sounds and effects went through the pc speaker. Oh, it was so beautiful! :slight_smile:

This is bit offtopic but should be interesting. In Grim Fandango there was a guy underwater singing an old gospel song. It was pretty annoying to say the truth : ) I suppose it’s at least a semi-well know song in America, but living in Poland I’ve never heard it before and my only reference point is Grim Fandango. So anyway, I was just listening to an album by a great band Firewater consisting of cover songs when this came up. I struggled to remember where I’ve heard it first and it was fun to realise it’s the Grim Fandango song (well, sort of).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNzL87W7t44

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I’ve realised that I actually really like the intro music to the special edition of Monkey Island 2. It’s a kind of a slowed down, ‘funked up’ version of the original theme, with the usual flutey sound for the main tune, a deep bass, tin drums(?) and nicely timed cymbal clashes.

Odd, as I normally prefer the older style sounds.

I’m having a bit of a bob to it while writing this Do, do, do, do-do-do-do do, do, do :bowing_woman: :musical_note:

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And now I picture you rhythmically hopping up and down on your chair* while typing. :laughing:

*or floating in space if you´re not on a chair.

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