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VIDEO GAMES CHANGED POPULAR MUSIC.

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Paper Mario” by Centella. is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Video games changed popular music. Ever since Japanese composer Koji Kondo designed the soundtrack for the original Super Mario Bros., 8-bit sounds have been making their way into all corners of the music scene. From the electronic dance music that populates today’s airwaves, to classical arrangements, to radio-friendly hits, ‘video game music’ is everywhere. In the ’80s, when Kondo and other composers were pioneering unexplored territory, they were unknowingly altering the course of music as we know it today.

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