"Circus" is a frequently ripped track from the game Five Nights at Freddy's.
"Circus" is the unofficial name given to a 22-second-long sound file randomly played during a normal play-through of the horror game Five Nights at Freddy's. It is a generic sounding circus-like fanfare, although its cheap quality, clicking sound effects, and slightly broken rhythm are supposed to unease the player.
Although no official credit is given to this track, it was featured on the album Organ Music: Sound Effects in 2012.
- See: Category:Circus
The first rip of this song was actually titled "Circus Theme - Five Nights At Freddy's" and was uploaded to the GiIvaSunner channel on March 21, 2016, and a second rip followed shortly after on March 23. After the GiIvaSunner Termination wiped those rips, this song changed name to "Circus", starting with the Beta Mix and Alpha Mix uploaded for 4/20 2016.
Most Five Nights at Freddy's series rips, including the vast majority of "Circus" rips, are switcheroos, usually beginning with the actual track before transitioning to a mashup with absolutely no relation to the game (although some don't even bother and directly start with the mashup). The franchise is usually used as a free title slot for contributors to upload whatever they want, but "Circus" was particularly favored and has received the most rips. Over time, realistic mix names names stopped being used for "Circus" rips in lieu of the mix being some sort of clue to the content of the rip.
For the Channel Ending, a mixless "Circus" rip ("Circus - Five Nights at Freddy's") was finally uploaded to the SiIvaGunner channel, although it's not featured in the FNAF playlist and doubles the announcement for the album Five Nights at Freddy's Original Soundtrack, which holds most of the Season 1 "Circus" rips. As a final twist to the joke, this announcement video is the actual unedited track.
Starting in Season 2, the Five Nights at Freddy's switcheroo gag became more scarce as fake game playlists became more common instead. However, near the end of Season 3 and especially in Season 4, "Circus" rips started being uploaded more often, with a new running gag where they often feature very bizarre mix names that are completely unrelated to the rip, such as puns on the word "mix". Ironically, the gag became a lot more common in Season 4 compared to previous seasons.
There are currently 218 "Circus" rips on the channel, making it by far the most-ripped song on the channel; "Slider" is a distant second with only a few dozen versions.
- "Circus" rips are usually credited to "N/A" or uncredited, but some credit artists or characters related to at least one of the jokes involved.
Frequently Ripped Tracks
|Donkey Kong: DK Rap • Stickerbush Symphony
EarthBound / MOTHER: Humoresque of a Little Dog (Buy Somethin' Will Ya!) • MOTHER 3 Love Theme • Pollyanna • Snowman • Strong One (Masked Man) • Unfounded Revenge
Jet Set Radio: Everybody Jump Around • Humming the Bassline
Mii: Mii Channel • Wii Shop Channel
Sonic the Hedgehog: Back 2 Back • Chemical Plant Zone • E.G.G.M.A.N. • Grand Metropolis • Green Hill Zone • IceCap Zone (Act 1) • Live and Learn • Mystic Mansion • Stardust Speedway Bad Future (JPN/PAL) • Unknown from M.E.
Super Mario: Athletic Theme (World) • Bob-omb Battlefield • Dire, Dire Docks • Grass Land • Ground Theme (Secret Course) • Hammer Bros. Theme • "It's a me, Mario!" • Koopa's Road • Merry-Go-Round • Overworld (Bros. 2) • Overworld Theme (World) • Slider • Staff Roll • Starman (Metallic Mario) • Steam Gardens • Underground
The Legend of Zelda: Fairy's Fountain • Gerudo Valley
Others: At Doom's Gate • Baka Mitai • BLOODY STREAM • Circus • City of Color • Corridors of Time • Emote: Dance Moves • Gadget Room • GO MY WAY!! • Konga Conga Kappa (King Conga) • Let's Practice! • Overdrive • Pursuit ~ Cornered • Redial • Take You For A Ride • We Are Number One
|General||See also: Joke games • Switcheroos|
|Albums||Five Nights at Freddy's Original Soundtrack|
|Frequently ripped tracks||Circus|
|Main series||Five Nights at Freddy's • 2 • 3 • 4 • Sister Location • Pizzeria Simulator • VR: Help Wanted • Security Breach (Fury's Rage)|
|Spin-offs||FNaF World (57: Freddy in Space) • Ultimate Custom Night|
|Related||The Desolate Hope • five nights of course clear|
|Fan games||Five Nights at Pingas 4 • One Night at Flumpty's|