THIS should be the next Fallout Title song!!!

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by FOvet, Jun 14, 2014.

  1. FOvet

    FOvet Wandering the Wastelands

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    Aug 26, 2012
    I first heard this song and I thought of Fallout instantly. How amazing if this were the title song to the next Fallout? It was written in 59 and the lyrics are just perfect! It is also a great song for a laugh! Come on NMA, what ya think--good title song for the series? xD xD


     
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  2. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Nov 26, 2007
    Here is another one to add to the list :wink: :

     
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  3. Banestalker

    Banestalker Wanamingo Breeder

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    even the song title fits :D
     
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  4. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    10/10, Great song. Oh wait, wrong thread! XD

    But I could definitely imagine another Louis Armstrong song for the next Fallout, and the mental image of those lyrics playing in the background with the ever-more-demolished wasteland scenery visible as the camera pans further and further back makes for a beautiful clash. The other 2 are just too "jokey" that I don't think they'd fit the same aesthetic as the opening theme songs have established. Ya know... sentimentality and dreams set to the backdrop of devastation and bleakness. Laughing about that just wouldn't set the mood properly for the rest of the game to follow. Would make great radio station songs, but not opening theme song.
     
  5. FOvet

    FOvet Wandering the Wastelands

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    Aug 26, 2012
    Actually you make a very good point. I suppose they are rather jokey, but I do love the messages in them. At *very* least I'd love to see these two as radio station songs both of them. They were even written in the right era. I really like the second song for a Fallout title, it has a really good sound. Imagine THAT with the intro to Fallout 3. I love the way FO3 introduced the ruins of DC with the song they had playing, but It's a Wonderful World would have been even better!
     
  6. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    Funny story, but one that I ALWAYS think of where "It's a Wonderful World" comes up... I forget when the movie came out, but it was either when I was still in High School or had graduated not long before. Either way, some friends from High School had apparently gone to hang out and watch The Last Samurai on DVD at one of their places (a place with a full media center with massive TV, surround sound, and all that jazz... very rare for the early naughties). Well when they put the DVD in and went to change the input over to the DVD player, they screwed up and got the video from the DVD menu, but had the audio coming from the TV channel they just had on, which at the time was playing a commercial that used "It's a Wonderful World". So, imagine, if you will, that cheery, slow-paced song playing to a montage of images of samurai and Meiji Period soldiers brutally slaughtering one another, in slow motion. That's what I always think about when I think of that song, and the memory always brings a smile to my face. =D
     
  7. helios1

    helios1 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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  8. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    It does sound fitting, but I feel like nothing beats Armstrong's "Wonderful World", in many senses. Ingoring aesthetics due to the subjective nature of it, if FO4 had it as its "theme song" at the intro to the game, it would be a leap frog of the theme song authors from the original games. FO1: Ink Spots. FO2: Louis Armstrong. FO3: Ink Spots. FO4: Louis Armstrong. (Obviously this ignores the non-numerical titles and spinoffs.) That's just poetic, if you ask me. =)