By Spencer . October 14, 2008 . 5:46am
Nintendo is pushing Wii Music with televised subway ads in Tokyo showing families, couples, and kids enjoying making music with just a remote. Great, but before I pick up the game I would like to know what songs Nintendo plans to package in it. Just glancing over the Japanese site six songs are confirmed by Nintendo of Japan.
Get ready to do the dog dance to:
My Grandfather’s Clock
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Ode to Joy
Super Mario Brothers Theme
The Legend of Zelda
Animal Crossing Wild World
My Grandfather’s Clock was a bluegrass song, but it got a J-Pop cover from Ken Hirai. It’s unclear if Nintendo of Japan plans to include the remake or the original song. Ode to Joy also got a J-Pop remake from boy band KAT-TUN, but Wii Music might be using the original composition from Beethoven. Without the vocals it’s difficult to distinguish. Both of these songs are likely to be in the US version too since their international appeal predates any covers. At least Eine Kleine Nachtmusik is clearly the original composition. In addition to those there are three Nintendo medleys which rounds out six of the 50 songs. At E3 I remember Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Yankee Doodle were in it too, but that sums up like eight songs. Not a whole lot of information to base a purchase on.
Images courtesy of Nintendo.