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Ok, the ultimate in nerdy VGM thread topics:

Have you ever heard any pop/mainstream/commercial music and thought:

"Oh my god, the arrangement, the instrumentation, if you just took out the vocals that'd be a perfect overworld theme."

or Title Screen theme

or Boss theme

or Dungeon theme

This happens to me on a semi-regular basis but of course, now that I bring it up I can only think of some weak examples:

Gorrilaz - Melancholy Hill = End Credits

Anyone else do this?

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A couple of Epica songs I always thought would be great for some pivotal battles in a strategy RPG.

Such as this one:

This one I picture being set to an assault on the capital of some desert country.

Here's a track from the Haibane Renmei OST that I always imagined being set to some weird asian-style city:

I actually don't even remember how it was used in the show.

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I think this would be a great theme for a first enemy-free puzzle-centric dungeon:

Reminds me of Chrono Cross (Shadow's End Forest) or something. It would be a great forest theme!

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Not so much the song but this bass melody from

reminds me of something I'd want to hear from a Contra-type game.
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I think this would be a great theme for a first enemy-free puzzle-centric dungeon:

And then at the end, you revisit the first dungeon and open a deeper level, which is the final dungeon:

Yeah, these tracks completely sound like Uematsu.

Throughout, this sounds a lot like the cave music in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island:

SORT of... Really messed up vid.

There's some good music in this thread in general, and anime music is almost like cheating. :P

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