What's the most iconic video game song ever composed? If you ever played an NES, you're likely to say the music that plays in World 1-1 of Super Mario Bros. The ditty has become so synonymous with Mario that Nintendo continues to use the song in Mario games to this day.
While Nintendo may be remixing and reusing the song in games to this day, fans have been recreating the song on just about every instrument known to man for just as long. The most common is the piano as the song's simple melody makes it easier for beginners to easily pick up. Of course, big bands and even full orchestras have even performed the song. With almost every instrument exhausted, where does the maestro turn to when he/she wants to be original?
Wine glasses, of course!
YouTube user Dan Newbie has shared a rendition of the Super Mario Bros. theme as performed by himself on wine glasses and a frying pan. It's a little unorthodox, but the results are amazing:
Oh, and remember how I mentioned that the Super Mario Bros. theme has been performed on just about everything? I wasn't lying. Here's the theme being played on a Tesla coil:
Tesla coil too tame for you? How about a theremin?
Tesla coils and theremins too extreme for you? Here's the Eminence Symphony Orchestra performing a Super Mario Bros. medley that's to die for:
There are many, many more where that came from. I'm sure even recorder fans out there can find somebody playing the theme on the world's simplest instrument.
But I digress, Dan Newbie isn't just playing the Mario theme on wine glasses. He's also playing Oscar-winning songs from hit films:[h/t: Kotaku] Image via Dan Newbie/YouTube