Super Mario Bros. Theme

Super Mario Bros. Theme

The Super Mario Bros. theme, officially known as the "Ground Theme" (地上BGM, Chijō BGM?, lit. "Aboveground BGM"), is a musical theme originally heard in the first stage of the Nintendo Entertainment System video game Super Mario Bros.. It was one of six themes composed for Super Mario Bros. by acclaimed Mario and The Legend of Zelda series composer Koji Kondo, who found it to be the game's most difficult track to compose. The theme has a calypso rhythm and usually receives a corresponding orchestration in games whose sound synthesizers can imitate steel drums.

Since being included in Super Mario Bros., it went on to become the theme of the series, and has been a fixture in most of its titles. It has been reused and remixed in other Nintendo-published games, including Tetris DS, Nintendogs: Chihuahua and Friends, WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames!, and all three entries in the Super Smash Bros. series. It also made a cameo appearance in the Capcom video game Viewtiful Joe.

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