"Ground Theme" (though most commonly and simply known as the "Super Mario Bros. theme") is the main theme of the cult classic game Super Mario Bros. It was composed by Koji Kondo, who would end up composing most of the sequels' soundtrack as well; as for most of its compositions, Kondo's idea behind it was to create a song that people could listen in loop without being tired of it. It plays during the overworld levels, which compose more than half of the levels in the game.
The track immediately became the main theme of the series and Mario's leitmotif, being rearranged and reused literally dozens of time for the numerous sequels and spin-off games of the Mario franchise, though usually only used for secret areas and nostalgia levels. Some of its more famous variations include the "Title Theme" of Super Mario 64, "Secret Course" in Super Mario Sunshine which is an a cappella rendition, a calm piano rendition played on the stage "Mushroomy Kingdom" in the Super Smash Bros. series, or the infamous "Do The Mario" ending song from the The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
The theme is arguably one the most famous video game melody of all time, known all around the world even by non-gamers. It is conversely one of the song with the most covers ever made. Although it was originally made with the Famicom 5 tracks chiptune set, the theme is nowadays commonly associated with saxophones, xylophones, and pianos.
The first "Ground Theme" uploaded on both the GiIvaSunner channel and the new SiIvaGunner channel was "Overworld - Super Mario Bros.", a mashup with the "Do the Mario" song, respectively on February 28, 2016 and April 17, 2016. However, the name was eventually retconned to Super Mario Bros. Music - Ground Theme to make it look similar to the one uploaded on the true GilvaSunner channel (in the original spirit of bait-and-switch).
There are currently 13 high quality rips of "Ground Theme" on the channel (not counting the "Secret Course" rips), 9 of them being the original rendition in the SMB playlist, 1 of them being the "Title Screen" from SM64, 2 of them being the "Mushroomy Kingdom" version (1 for Super Smash Bros. Brawl and 1 for Super Smash Bros. 3DS), and finally a special cover in the "Mario Series for Guitar" playlist.
- "Super Mario Bros. Ground/Overworld Theme | 1985-2015" - YouTube
- Rips featuring Ground Theme - YouTube playlist by Aidan Zamboni.
|Mario: 1-Up • Ground Theme (Secret Course) • Invincible • Overworld (Bros. 2 • NSMB) • Steam Gardens • Underground • Underwater (SMB1)|
Super Mario Bros. 3: Above Ground BGM • Athletic BGM • Course Clear • Hammer Bros. Theme • Slots • Toad's House • Underground BGM
Super Mario Bros. 3 (World Map): Grass Land • World 4: Giant Land
Super Mario World: Athletic Theme • Overworld Theme
Super Mario 64: "It's a me, Mario!" • Bob-omb Battlefield • Bowser's Theme • Dire, Dire Docks • File Select • Game Start • Koopa's Road • Merry-Go-Round • Metallic Mario • Piranha Plant's Lullaby • Slider • Snow Mountain • Staff Roll
Spin-offs: Baby Park • Beware the Forest's Mushrooms • Play a Mini-Game! • The Grand Finale
Donkey Kong: Bonus Room Blitz • DK Island Swing • DK Rap • Stickerbush Symphony
Wario: Body Rock • Waluigi Pinball
EarthBound Beginnings / MOTHER: Humoresque of a Little Dog • Pollyanna • Snowman
EarthBound: Buy Somethin' Will Ya! • Enjoy Your Stay
MOTHER 3: Love Theme • Strong One (Masked Man) • Unfounded Revenge
Undertale: Bonetrousle • Death by Glamour • Fallen Down • His Theme • MEGALOVANIA • Menu • sans. • Snowdin Town
Deltarune: Smart Race
Kirby: Butter Building • Factory Inspection • Float Islands • Forest Area • Gourmet Race • Green Greens • Here Come The Squeaks! • Invincible Lollipop • Kirby Dance • Marx's Theme • Meta Knight Defeated • Mt. Dedede • Puzzle Room • Save Hut
Sonic the Hedgehog: Chemical Plant Zone • Drowning • Green Hill Zone • IceCap Zone (Act 1) • Live & Learn • Rooftop Run (Day) • Unknown from M.E.
Pokémon: An Unwavering Heart • Lacunosa Town • Lavender Town • Route 201 • Route 228
Cave Story: Balcony • Cave Story (Theme Song) • Jenka 1 • Plant
Final Fantasy: Chocobo Theme • Dancing Mad • One-Winged Angel
Kingdom Hearts: Dearly Beloved • Simple and Clean
The Legend of Zelda: Fairy's Fountain • Gerudo Valley • Kakariko Village • Lost Woods
Love Live!: Aishiteru Banzai! • Natsuiro Egao de 1, 2, Jump! • Snow halation
THE iDOLM@STER: GO MY WAY!! • Kyun! Vampire Girl
Touhou: Bad Apple!! • Beloved Tomboyish Girl • U.N. Owen Was Her?
Banjo Kazooie: Click Clock Wood • Main Title
Jet Set Radio: Everybody Jump Around • Humming the Bassline
Mega Man: Dr. Wily Stage 1 & 2 • Flash Man Stage • Wood Man Stage
Phoenix Wright: Maya Fey ~ Turnabout Sisters 2001 • Pursuit ~ Cornered
Crypt of the NecroDancer: Crypteque (1-2) • Konga Conga Kappa (King Conga)
Pac-Man: Coffee Break Music • Start Music
Other: Baka Mitai • BLOODY STREAM • Bloody Tears • Brain Power • Caramelldansen • Circus • City of Color • Corneria • Corridors of Time • Emote: Dance Moves • Gadget Room • Hybrid song 2:20 (Funky stars) • K.K. Bossa • Meet the Flintstones (Title Theme & Ending) • Overdrive • Redial • Take You For A Ride • Think! • Type A • Watch Me Dance! • We Are Number One • Wii Shop Channel