ReMix: Final Fantasy VII "Chocarena" 4:25

By Draggor

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Arranging the music of one song...

"Electric de Chocobo"

Primary Game: Final Fantasy VII (Sony, 1997, PS1), music by Nobuo Uematsu

Posted 2002-09-16, evaluated by the judges panel


An instant classic - not Mozart, sure, but a good idea (depending on your perspective) to mix the multi-series Final Fantasy Chocobo theme with the . . . Macarena. Thus yielding the mutant offspring, the one, the only: Chocarena. Characteristic of the original hit that made at least half of the dancing adult world look like happy but uncoordinated schmucks (in a good way!), this piece features a peppy dance beat, rhythmic chord hits, blatant overuse of clapping, and a general distaste for all that is serious and decent - so I for one like it :) In addition to some soloing exposition towards the end of the middle, we get a break and then change of gears into a gradually accelerating "Wipeout" (think The Surfaris, not Psygnosis) bit that then jumps right back into that good ole Chocobo theme. Hell - why not? Ours is not to reason why, ours is but to listen to strange-but-fun hybrids of peppy Latin-American dance hits crossed with peppy Uematsu Chocobo-themes. This has been available in various circuits on the Internet and lord knows where else for a while, and now takes a justified place in the OC ReMix canon. Ole ^^

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cipher_nemo
on 2013-07-19 16:17:14

It sounds a little confused like it's tripping over itself, but ultimately it's an interesting and worthwhile remix of chocobo tunes. :)

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Mythezza
on 2012-10-27 19:55:03

Ten years later and it's still one of the best feel-good songs on this site. Head-bobbin' dancin' bobblin' track. Stands the test of time. This is an OCRemix classic. 3

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Codamadius
on 2011-12-03 02:45:53

Holy Land: "Haha, this makes me smile. The cheerfulness is infectious. At first I thought it could use a little bit more of interpretation and focus, but once the second half/soloing kicked in I was sold.

...and it left me wanting some more of that "Wipe Out" section. Good stuff :razz:

Thumbs up."

I completely agree with Holy Land. No matter what mood I'm in listening to this remix always makes me smile and feel better. I even laugh a little sometimes it's so cheerful ;-) good work on this piece.

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Holy Land
on 2010-09-01 12:20:41

Haha, this makes me smile. The cheerfulness is infectious. At first I thought it could use a little bit more of interpretation and focus, but once the second half/soloing kicked in I was sold.

...and it left me wanting some more of that "Wipe Out" section. Good stuff :-P

Thumbs up.

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MechaFone
on 2010-05-28 12:59:48

A bit wonky here and there, but not a bad mix. I like the surfer feel coming in at 2:50, got my head a-noddin'.

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SoulinEther
on 2010-04-03 05:22:53

a little interpretive, but on the whole not too impressed. the melody could stand out more and perhaps be a more driving force in the song to pump you up / get you energized / dancing. second half has more energy - but melody presence problems continue.

i still can't see "carena" without thinking "hey ocarina!"

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OA
on 2010-01-12 16:15:05

Lots of claps! Everyone clap!

A pretty cute remix that holds up decently, with some good interpretation. Production gets a little messy, but I can't fault this track for having a good time. :-)

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42
on 2009-12-15 19:52:47
"HEYYY CHOCARENA!"

Hahaha Oh Snap!

This is amazing. It has this chippiness to it that I haven't heard since Pokemon Gold Silver.

I imagine the dance moves to this would be a cross between the Macarena and the Chicken Dance. :

It's chocobo, it's fun, it's get down and shake it on the dance floor. One just can't listen to this and not smile.

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sefirosu
on 2009-04-08 20:49:03

"HEYYY CHOCARENA!"

Woo!

Love it.

I turned it on, put it on my stereo system, cranked it up and danced!

*Listens and dances some moar*

Yep, still awesome.

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Square-EnixLover
on 2006-03-17 19:48:10

I love all of the chocobo-chocobo remixes, but this one is the best by far. I love how you did the background music, it kind of reminds me of double dragon games. You also didn't just stay with the normal chocobo tune, you mixed it up, but in a good way.

Yeah, it's just overall a great song, listen to it almost every day. Mmmmyup

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link14
on 2006-01-06 17:44:14
This one is just plain fun. Love that slow-down and speed-up part around 2:50. Somehow, everything just falls perfectly together. It really gives me a picture of a day at the amusement park. Just letting the wind take your hair as you ride up and down the roller coaster or simply walking and talking with your buddies. Good for a sunny day.

I couldnt have said it better myself. I dont know if this is for da playlist but its a good one!

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lady zelda
on 2006-01-06 00:47:48

This one is just plain fun. Love that slow-down and speed-up part around 2:50. Somehow, everything just falls perfectly together. It really gives me a picture of a day at the amusement park. Just letting the wind take your hair as you ride up and down the roller coaster or simply walking and talking with your buddies. Good for a sunny day.

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The_Wind_Waker8
on 2005-12-23 16:35:33

I first heard this one on 8-bit theatre, and I loved the tune. So I actually watched through the credits just to see what the song was, so I could then search the internet for this song. Definitly downloading this one, and I'll play it over and over again! :D

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Bummer
on 2005-09-21 09:00:01

There aren´t many instrumentschanges compared to the original, but DUUUUDE, this still rocks. First time I heard, I just downloaded it right away. Those who reads this knows or will probably know why.

Thanks again Draggor. 8)

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Valruz
on 2005-09-16 21:17:46

Hi.

I just heard this song via the animation of 8-Bit Theater, and I came to look for it, but it's gone. Could someone please inform me as to why?

-Valruz, Caian Warrior

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Primary Game:
Final Fantasy VII (Sony, 1997, PS1)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu
Songs:
"Electric de Chocobo"

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Duration:
4:25

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