"Athletic Theme" is a track composed by Nintendo veteran composer Koji Kondo that plays in numerous levels in Super Mario World. It's a ragtime-style variation of the leitmotif used in many other tracks in the game. Being one of the most popular songs from Super Mario World, it has been rearranged and reused in several other titles, such as Super Smash Bros. Melee ("Yoshi's Island"), Super Mario Galaxy 2 ("Hightail Falls Galaxy"), and Super Mario Maker 2.
- See also: Category:Athletic Theme (World)
The first rip of "Athletic Theme", titled "Athletic - Super Mario World", was uploaded to the GiIvaSunner channel on March 10, 2016. After the GiIvaSunner Termination, it was then reuploaded to the SiIvaGunner channel on April 19, 2016, with the title "Athletic (JP Version) - Super Mario World", which was later changed to "Athletic Theme (JP Version) - Super Mario World" to match the original GilvaSunner's metadata.
There are currently 23 rips of this song and its many arrangements on the channel, the most popular of them being "Athletic Theme (PAL Version) - Super Mario World", which is a melody swap and mashup with "Witch Doctor" by Cartoons, a song that bears a great resemblance to "Athletic Theme". It was first uploaded to GiIvaSunner on March 24, 2016, and later reuploaded to SiIvaGunner on April 22, 2016. Since then, the rip has become the most viewed rip on the channel, with nearly 5.3 million views as of August 17, 2021, and has also been featured and referenced in many other rips due to its popularity.
- "Super Mario World (album)" on the Super Mario Wiki
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