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Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #228 - Dinosaur Conga


Featuring Super Mario World 2 - Yoshis Island and Conga.

Greetings fellow game music lovers,

we're still in the caribbean and I just cannot stop myself from going back to Mario. But who cares? This one is a treasure cove. Especially the second entry in the Super Mario World series from 1995, Yoshis Island. This one has a catchy tune on the overworld map with a very reminiscent beat:

I hypothesize that the song is based on the classic conga rhythm. Some examples:

Roger Edens - "La Conga" (1940):

Lecuona Cuban Boys - "La Conga se va" (1935):

From the Simpsons (and many other sitcoms):

Of course, since Kondo is a Calypso fan, one cannot hesitate to provide a sample from this genre too. Here we go:

Superblue - "Redemption Song" (1993):

Some people also notice a similarity in Enyas "Anywhere" but it was released a few months after Mario World 2.

Thanks to VGML Discord channel for support!

And the caribbean series continues!

Phil out.

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