Video Game Music of the Week - 321

Daytona USA (Arcade)


The King Of Speed, Let's Go Away, Pounding Pavement

Takenobu Mitsuyoshi
David Leytze

Daytona USA released for Arcade systems officially in 1994 and has since been considered one of the most successful Arcade games ever.

The King Of Speed
Daytona USA is filled with insane amounts of early arcade-nostalgia, especially in its music. This song is the games first racetrack theme and is very well known for that fact. There are some initial lyrics that bring the song into its techno style.

Let's Go Away
This theme track also features some minor lyrics throughout, but its the songs pulsating rhythm that makes it one of the games most representative themes.

Pounding Pavement
This track uses vocals in a unique way, making it feel more like an instrument to the theme. It is in fact the same words and melody used in previous song, but sampled in a very unforgettable way.

Written by - Michael Villalon for ‘The VG Island’.

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