His iconic line from "Juicy" got me reminiscing ,as I generally do, and I began to think about all my favourite tunes over the years that featured a reference to video game.
There are actually less tunes with a video games reference than you would think BUT I have managed to pull together my favourite 10 tracks that are actually also quite decent to listen to.
Take a look at my list and see if you can think of any other additions to go into this list of video games musical references….
1. Kaiser Chiefs "Oh My God" (2004)
"Knock me down I'll get right back up again,
I'll come back stronger than a powered up Pac-Man"
2. House Of Pain "Jump Around" (1992)
"TRYING TO PLAY ME OUT LIKE AS IF MY NAME WAS SEGA"
3. Redman "Rolling" (1996)
"I'm the master of disaster, super rhyme maker
Grimy by nature, database maker
Play em out like Sega, Saturn
Blow your blocks in patterns for about nine acres"
Says the Mario man today
(He's played so hard, he's got blisters on his fingers)"
5. The Streets "The Irony of it all" (2002)
"This ain't no wholesale operation
Just a few eighths and some Playstation's my vocation"
"I just completed Gran Turismo on the hardest setting
We pose no threat on my settee"
6. The Streets "Has It Come to This" (2002)
"Turn off your phone
Cos this is our zone
Videos, televisions, 64s, playstations"
7. Lilly Allen "Alfie" (2007)
"How how the hell do you ever expect that you'll get laid,
When all you do is stay and play on your computer games?"
8. The Notorious B.I.G. "Juicy" (1994)
"Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis
When I was dead broke, man, I couldn't picture this"
9. Eminem "Murder Murder" (1997)
"Actin' like they never seen nobody hit a nick before
Smashed the window, grabbed the Nintendo 64
When they sell out in stores the price triples
I ran up the block jumpin' kids on tricycles"
10. The Ambassadors Of Funk "Supermarioland" ft. MC Mario" (1992)
"Welcome, and enter the center
Of my Super Mario adventure
My girl is trapped on the other side of town
So I'm movin' in leaps and bounds
Folks around my way think I'm strange
But there's a villian to blame
Even my ma, she thinks I'm crazy
But I've got to rescue Daisy (let's go!)
Th-th-there ain't no place like Super Mario Land"
Are You Humming the Supermarioland tune now?
What Humdinger Tunes Have YOU Thought Of?