We’ve all seen the rise of the “Ten Hour Versions” on YouTube, and though a lot of us laughed – who wants ten? hours of something that is neither sleep nor a the Lord of the Rings marathon? – I will say that I listened to some of them for manner longer than I would like to admit.
Except I’ll admit it, right now, because I’m writing this play.
Of all the songs to listen to for hours on end, for me that was Kirby’s Dream Land. Concretely, this video:
Kirby’s Dream Land is chaotic, noisy and a bit much to listen once, without speaking over and over again for ten hours. But somewhere there works. Obviously it’s an absolute bop, but it kind of blends into an overall vibe of YOU MUST WORK REALLY HARD AND FAST. I will end up writing as if my hands were possessed by the ghost of an angry typewriter, and I will dance furiously.
The Tetris theme is also very good for this, especially because you can make up lyrics in it – my current favorite words to sing along are “it’s time for Tetris, it’s time to play Tetris, it’s time for Tetris, Tetris time. ”I’m not a lyricist, don’t come for me.
But on the other hand, there are also ten hour versions of music to relax. Damn outside. This jazzy take on Ace Attorney’s Godot theme, “The Scent of Black Coffee,” plus the sounds of a distant thunderstorm, is great to have while you work or while you sleep (or whatever in between. the two). Feels like you’ve set up your laptop in a cozy bar where drinks cost $ 20 each, but they go down slowly. Personally, I’ve never enjoyed coffee, but if it tastes the same, maybe it’s time I tried harder.
Sure video game music is great for nonstop loops because it is designed looping and listening for hours. I don’t think I could listen to Bohemian Rhapsody for an hour at a stretch, let alone ten – but luckily no one asks me.
If you had to pick a video game song (a single song, not a soundtrack, that’s cheating) to listen to for ten hours, what would you choose?
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