A collection of popular music by bands including REM, Coldplay, and Led Zeppelin, has been converted into hilarious 8-bit audio tracks.
Ever wonder how some of your favorite songs would sound reduced to the early 1980s style 8-bit arcade audio? Probably not, but SomethingAwful posted a collection of 16 remakes of popular songs synthesized using the audio system from an NES (Nintendo Entertainment System).
8-Bit Audio Songs
Here’s the list of 8-bit music tracks:
- REM – Losing My Religion
- Europe – Final Countdown
- Radiohead – Karma Police
- Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
- Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
- Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven
- Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
- Led Zeppelin – Kashmir
- Slayer – Angel of Death
- David Pomeranz – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now
- Coldplay – Yellow
- Rick James – Superfreak
- Semisonic – Closing Time
- Hidden NESmix Intro
- Zero Wing (Opening Theme) (4×4 Remix)
Everyone Needs More 8-Bit Music In Their Life
These remakes are all great, but the 8-bit versions of Europe’s The Final Countdown and Yellow by Coldplay are hilarious. Think of the 8-bit Hits collection as a clever way to spice up your iTunes library. Everyone needs a little more 8-bit in their life anyway, right? You can download the collection of songs here.
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