They’re called Voca People and they cover the history of musical genres in five minutes. Dude.
The music theorist in me is overjoyed by how accurate this is And the chorister in me is having some sort of religious experience. THIS IS MUSICAL PORNOGRAPHY. I DON’T KNOW WHAT MY FEELINGS ARE DOING.
Day- O (The Banana Boat Song) Mbube- Solomon Linda and The Evening Birds Ameno Dorime- Era Toccata and Fugue in D Minor- Bach Spring- Vivaldi Messiah, HWV 56, Part 2, No. 44 Chorus- Georg Friedrich Händel The Entertainer- Scott Joplin Mr. Sandman- The Chordettes Puttin’ on the Ritz- Irving Berlin Hit the Road Jack- Ray Charles In the Mood- Glen Miller Tutti Frutti- Little Richard I Get Around- The Beach Boys Can’t Buy Me Love- The Beatles Take A Chance On Me- ABBA Long Train Running- Doobie Brothers Celebration-Kool and the Gang Holiday- Madonna Billie Jean- Michael Jackson Sweet Dreams- The Eurythmics Yeke Yeke- Mori Kante Smells Like Teen Spirit- Nirvana Wannabe-The Spice Girls Macarena- Los del Rio Cotton Eyed Joe- Rednex Hit Me Baby One More Time- Britney Spears Who Let the Dogs Out- Baha Men Everybody Dance Out- C+C Music Factory I Like to Move It- Reel to Real
I think I got all of them!!! It took me a while to recognize Yeke Yeke, but I got it!
Dore Na || Fenris’ Theme & Mage Pride Arranged by Sven’Harel (Composed by Inon Zur)
I put both Fenris’ Theme and Mage Pride from the Dragon Age II soundtrack together. Title taken from a fan transcription and translation of the lyrics, found here. So apparently I test out Audacity when I get horrifically bored.
I always found it an interesting thematic choice that Inon Zur composed two ‘halves’, so to speak. These two pieces never sounded whole to me when apart. It seems like they represent the opposing sides of the mage freedom argument, using characters as juxtaposition: Fenris who despises the twisted side of magic, and Anders (I always feel like Mage Pride is his theme, or at least his purpose) who advocates for his people’s rights. Neither side is wholly correct or incorrect.
If you take away the different melodies, what lies underneath both compositions is almost the same. I like to think that these two complementary pieces are Inon Zur’s gentle reminder that everyone is fundamentally identical. We are all people.