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Many thanks to the youtubers who's videos I have used. All songs performed by SEGA unless stated otherwise.

Date of text in italics below: 26/09/14

So Sonic the Hedgehog has had some amazing music over the years. I've been pretty lax on deviantART lately, so this seems like a good way to get re-involved. This will be a list of my top 90 favourite pieces of music from the Sonic the hedgehog series.

Some of my older and more avid followers may remember my 30 day song challenge. This is a far more ambitious 90 DAY SONG CHALLENGE that will hopefully come to a close on Christmas Eve (if I have made my calculations correctly), during which I will post one tune a day.

Yes, there may be duplicates since a lot of music was remixed for Sonic Generations. And yes, my opinions may have changed slightly since the 30 day song challenge. And yes, there will be a complete absence of music from Sonic R. And yes, of course  there will be plenty of Crush 40!! And yes, I really should stop procrastinating and let the list begin...


26/10 - Clocks go back 1 hour in the UK - PASSED!
31/10 - Halloween - PASSED!
5/11 - Bonfire night - PASSED!
11/11 - Remembrance Day - PASSED!
27/11 - Thanksgiving - PASSED!
30/11 - First Sunday of Advent - PASSED!
6/12 - St Nicholas Day - PASSED!
7/12 - 2nd Sunday of Advent - PASSED!
14/12 - 3rd Sunday of Advent - PASSED!
21/12 - 4th Sunday of Advent
24/12 - Christmas Eve


90. Angel Island Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Knuckles
Act 1:…
Act 2:…
In my opinion no tune sounds so competently made, and with such a variety of instruments, in 16-bit than this song. Pleasing to ears and unflappably jolly despite the fact that the place is on fire, it's no wonder this tune was remixed for Super Smash Brothers Brawl.  
In the standalone games it appears in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (as opposed to Sonic and Knuckles).

89. Bridge Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog (Game Gear)…
A cheerful yet simple tune, if somewhat repetitive. Nonetheless, this happy little 8 bit number should take any Sonic fan back to the hedgehog's earliest, and arguably best, days.

88. Green Hill Act 2 (Fast) - Sonic Generations…
The Green Hill music is classic, and this remix - only heard when boosting with modern Sonic - summarises Sonic perfectly: iconic status, coupled with speed, adventure and happiness. It is a pity that the music is always distorted in game by Sonic's boost noise. However, this tune still manages to set you up for a great start to one of Sonic's best games.

87. Sonic 3D Blast (Saturn) theme remix - Sonic Generations…
One of the things I love about Sonic Generations is the fact that so many games get a reference, even if they don't have a reimagined level. This is the game's reference to Sonic 3D Blast and somehow manages to be nostalgic to me despite the fact that I have never played the Saturn version of the game! The tune is relaxing and playing missions to this music makes a nice change from frantic tunes that get your heart pumping. Genuinely a tune I like listening to while doing other things.

86. Rooftop Run Day - Sonic Unleashed…
Who doesn't like this tune? Another typical Sonic tune in that it manages to capture speed and adventure simultaneously. This is wonderful bankground music to what, at the time, was some of modern Sonic's greatest moments for several years. So why isn't it higher than this? The guitar and stringed instruments I find almost 'whiny'. Something a little softer is needed...

85. Sonic Boom - Sonic CD
Opening/main version:…
Ending version:…
This song is a milestone, being the joint first song with lyrics to appear in a Sonic game (and this list!) along with Sonic - You Can Do Anything from the Japanese soundtrack of the same game. I really enjoy the breakdown after the second rendition of the chorus, and I like the way the opening version is fast paced to give you an adrenaline rush prior to playing, while the slower ending version better suits your epic/proud/relieved mood when completing the game. Well worthy of a Crush 40 cover!
Performed by Pastiche

84. Emerald Beach remix - Sonic Generations…
Originally from Sonic Battle, this jolly number is played during side missions. It's fun, exciting and more pleasing to the ears than the version played on GBA.

83. Sonic Heroes - Sonic Heroes…
A happy pop rock song that marks the first appearance of Crush 40 on this list. The link takes you to the full version of the song that I don't think appears in the game. A fun, enjoyable, light-hearted song that certainly suits the game it's from. Spoiler: yet it isn't Crush 40's best work in my opinion.
Performed by Crush 40.

82. Marble Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)…
So many people turn off Sonic 1 at this stage because of the change from fast-paced Green Hill Zone to slower and more platform-heavy Marble Zone. I can't understand why because the level isn't bad (it's certainly not Labyrinth Zone!) and more importantly the music is awesome! You may find it hard not to hum along while playing this level.

81. Chemical Plant Act 2 - Sonic Generations…
I like the Chemical Plant theme and this is a cool rocky version that has synths that makes it still sound kind of retro, exactly what the level is supposed to be, thus it really fits with the level. This is just a good tune.

80. Sea Gate - Sonic Heroes…
A year or two ago this would have been higher on my list but I still like it. It's like Seaside Hill but more relaxing, and therefore superior. Still reminds me of Seaside Denied though. It always seems a bit like a hidden gem because anyone who owns Sonic Heroes only ever plays this level once and while they do it instead of listening to the music they are yelling at Omochao to shut up. So I hope I've brought this tune to the attention of more people!

79. His World (Zebrahead Version) - Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)…
I like the combination of pop-rock and rap-type vocals. It's just a tune. That's all I have to say really.
Performed by Zebrahead.

78. Rooftop Run Act 1 (Classic remix) - Sonic Generations…
The first double song on the list! So what makes it better than the original Sonic Unleashed version? It is less whiny, more varied and had a cool breakdown where the music speeds up. The alternation between modern and classic sounding instruments - particularly the drums - really fits in with what the level is about: classic Sonic done in a modern way, leaving the tune feeling nostalgic whilst retaining it's own identity. Definite ringtone material.

77. Ice Cap Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Knuckles
Act 1:…
Act 2:…
Whether Michael Jackson was involved in writing this tune or not remains primarily a mystery. What we do know is that this calming, icy tune really fits the level and is an absolute fan favourite. If anything I slightly prefer Act 2. Like most Sonic fans I really like this tune. But why is it not higher oin the list? I find it repetitive, and also whiny in the same way I found Rooftop Run from Sonic Unleashed to be (does anyone actually understand what I mean by that?!)
Appears in the standalone game Sonic the Hedgehog 3.

76. Star Light Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)…
Calming and relaxing, this makes a nice change from the irritating Labyrinth zone. Truly a classic tune from Sonic's earliest days.

75. With Me (Massive Power Mix) - Sonic and the Black Knight…
Strictly speaking this version is not from the game, but the original is and this is still a Sonic song! Heavier than normal for Crush 40 this is a really head-banging, awesome song. And of course it has a Jun Senoue guitar solo - what's not to like?
Performed by Crush 40.

74. Downtown Race - Sonic Adventure 2: Battle…
Appearing only on the Battle version, this is a fast paced, exciting tune. It is in the 2P City Escape level and uses exactly the same drum track, as well as similar guitar melody. City Escape takes it's first bow on this list!

73. Radical Highway - Sonic Adventure 2…
This badass tune is a great introduction to playing as Shadow. A lot darker and heavier than most Sonic music, it is still well written and remains a great tune to listen to! I also like the way the music 'leaps' around your ears, particularly at the beginning and end.

72. Tropical Resort - Sonic Colours
Act 2:…
Act 3:…
Yes, I spelt 'colours' with a 'u'. I'm English, that's how we spell it, we invented the language and therefore that's how it's supposed to be spelt. So there. Joking aside, this is a really upbeat tune that has a really nice mix of electro instruments and guitar. The problem with Sonic Coloursis that each act has a subtly different remix to the previous act. I'm allowing myself to put two acts worth of music under the same heading for instances like these (excluding in Sonic Generations) and decided on the bouncy, electronic Act 3 and more 'modern' Act 2. But Act 1 came mighty close! I think I prefer the guitar riff in the act 2 verse, but the Act 1 opening is better - go look for it!

71. "Windy Hill" for Windy Valley - Sonic Adventure…
This piece is played during the first part of Sonic's Windy Valley level, and in E-102 Gamma's level as well. I like it because it is calm and enjoyable. It is different to most other Sonic Adventure music, ironically then making it similar as Sonic Adventure has some of the greatest variety of music compared to most Sonic games.

70. Splash Hill Act 1 - Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1…
Take a bow the Dying Duck Orchestra. I actually do like this tune quite a bit, even if the attempt to make it sound like a classic Sonic game backfired horrifically and failed in it's original quest. But the melody is thoroughly enjoyable. Unfortunately the game's music gets worse from here on in, which is very irritating considering this is the very first level and Sonic games are known for their normally great music. Aside from a couple of exceptions, in both episodes of Sonic 4 there are a few tunes I think are okay, some I ignore and several that I found downright annoying to listen to. If you like the melody my suggestion would be to find a remix.

69. Believe in Myself - Sonic Adventure 2…
As a Tails fan I have to like his theme. This song flows more nicely than it's original Sonic Adventure counterpart, which won't be making an appearance on this list. It's a happy tune, and is easy to play on both drums and rhythm guitar - on guitar I managed to successfully work out the power chords, though the strings have to be retuned E->B, B->G, etc. A good tune nonetheless.
Performed by Kaz Silver

68. Metropolis Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog 2…
Another Mega Drive tune that sounds so competently made. Three acts of this is glorious! And I don't care what anyone says about the level, it's really fun even if it ios challenging and they have the irritating praying mantis things, the starfish and the fabled manly crabs. Yeah, every enemy seems to want to throw it's arms at you.  

67. Free (Crush 40 version) - Sonic Free Riders…
Like With Me (Massive Power Mix) this is a Crush 40 cover that technically isn't in the game. But oh well! It took me a while to grow into this song. But Crush 40 have a knack for making songs better!
Performed by Crush 40.  

66. Ending music - Sonic the Hedgehog 2…
I think this is a beautiful piece, and gives you a real sense of achievement after beating the game. It is also infinitely better than the remix for Sonic 2006.

65. Un-gravitify (Crush 40 version) - Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity…
If you haven't worked it out already, I am a massive fan of Crush 40 and often prefer their covers to the original tune, as is the case here. Like Free I had to grow into this one, but it has many great parts. I like it a lot.
Performed by Crush 40

64. Blue Coast Act 3 - Sonic Rivals 2…
By this point it had been a little while since a great new Jun Senoue guitar riff had been blasted out in a Sonic game, so this brief cameo was more than welcome. Good work Mr Senoue!

63. Sonic Boom (cover version) - Sonic CD…
Another remix with Crush 40! Why is better than the original? It's heavier, been Crush 40-ed with a hint of the techno stuff leaving the Cash Cash stamp, and Johnny Gioeli's voice is too awesome. Again, strictly speaking this is not from the game Sonic CD, but is a cover of a track that was on the game.
Performed by Crush 40 and Cash Cash

62. Gotta Go Fast - Sonic X…
Here, have a video with a cool hedgehog that runs. Yes, I actually quite like this song. For anyone who doesn't know, this is the theme of cartoon Sonic X in North America. It is very kiddy, but also very nostalgic and for that reason I like it. The tune is also doesn't suck, which is always a plus.  
Performed by Norman J. Grossfeld, Joseph Garrity and Russell Velázquez

61. Solaris Phase 2 - Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)…
Essentially an instrumental of the game's main theme His World, this is regarded by many as one of the greatest video game tunes ever. For all the criticism the game received, the music obtained almost universal praise and this tune was at the forefront. Few tunes give such an awesome sense of epicness, and while it kept the trend of final bosses in super mode having awesome music, it also started a different - and awesome - trend of orchestrating the main theme for the final boss. Many may ask why this is not higher on the list. My reply would be that I can think of 60 Sonic-related tunes that are better than this. So if this song is awesome, how great are the rest?!

60. Egg Emperor - Sonic Heroes…
Beautiful! It gets you so pumped for the final fight of the story. And those drums - the way the ride cymbal is hit off beat! This is a glorious and underrated tune.

59. All Hail Shadow (Crush 40 Version) - Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)…
I love the intro and the "bow your head low, all hail Shadow' bit as well. The entire song is pretty awesome. It is a rocky tune that I used to vacuum to. So for those who are unaware, the original version was done by Magna-Fi for the game Shadow the Hedgehog, then Crush 40 did a cover for the next console game to act as Shadow's theme for the game. Great song!
Performed by Crush 40

58. Boss theme - Sonic the Hedgehog 2…
Epic, but not too epic to overshadow the final boss. So catchy as well!

57. Grand Metropolis - Sonic Heroes…
Really calming, catchy and suits the level. I love the variety of sounds all played at once. Another Jun Senoue classic. And of course it's reputation is further enhanced by Metropolis Mayhem.

56. His World - Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)…
Another fan favourite, this is a fantastic tune with 'epic violins'. This song definitely took Sonic music in a different direction - while incorporating some of the 'happy pop rock' elements that had been present in previous games, there is also rap elements and use of classical music. The fantastic thing is that while the music in this game was less similar to previous Sonic soundtracks, the level of quality in the music remained at least as high.
Performed by Ali Tabatabaee and Matty Lewis (both of Zebrahead) and SEGA

55. Sweet Mountain - Sonic Colours…
I've only put Act 1 here because I haven't really heard the other acts. Each segment of this song sounds different, so it has the feel of a proper jazz piece. I like the guitar riff, and the bass solo is awesome. Generally a funky a tune.

54. It Doesn't Matter - Sonic Adventure 2…
Yes, it's cheesy and over-the-top happy. But Sonic's covered theme for this game improves on it's counterpart from Sonic Adventure. The music is fast paced, like Sonic, while the jolly themes in the hero story contrast nicely with the heavier themes of the dark story.
Performed by Ted Poley and Tony Harnell

53. We Can - Sonic Heroes…
Oh yes, it makes the list. Some of you may remember that for my 30 day song challenge I said that this was the worst song I've ever heard because of it's cheesiness and awful lyrics. I regret to inform you that it has since been displaced from that title by the song Butterfly by But back to the point - just because I think a song is utterly dreadful it doesn't mean that I can't like it. So why do I like it? Well, it is a cheerful upbeat tune that never fails to make me smile. And although the beat is simple, the song is fun to drum to because it is fast-paced. But mostly I like it because it is just so awful that it's funny. Yeah.
Performed by Ted Poley and Tony Harnell  

52. Door Into Summer - Sonic Generations…
This swanky tune plays sometimes in the collection room, and was originally from the game Knuckles' Chaotix. Initially I didn't like this tune, but it has certainly grown on me. This highlights for me the effort put into Sonic Generations by SEGA as the game included references to little known games of relative unimportance, such as Knuckles' Chaotix.

51. Wonder World - Sonic: Lost World…
Initially I was upset that the main theme of a modern Sonic game had no vocals, but then I heard the tune. It's a relaxing tune that's very Mario-esque, fitting in well with the ideas that SEGA took for this game from Mario Galaxy. It's nothing exceptional, but it's an enjoyable piece of orchestral music.

50. Can't Stop, So What? - Sonic Adventure 2…
This plays at the end of Metal Harbor, and is a really fast, catchy, upbeat tune. Another great piece of work from Jun Senuoe (presumably)!

49. "At Dawn" for Speed Highway - Sonic Adventure…
A calm melancholy tune. It describes perfectly the great variety of music present in Sonic Adventure since it contrasts so greatly with the music from the other parts of Speed Highway. This tune can only be heard in Knuckles' part of the level and at the end of Sonic's level.

48. Final Boss Phase 2 - Sonic Colours…
Yes I think Reach for the Stars orchestrated is better than His World orchestrated. Regardless, this is a great high tempo tune that gets you pumped for the final fight. I love the way the drums change the pace of the piece, and that the song has a variety of sections with a variety of instruments, all of these sections differing in tone. For an orchestral song it has just about everything possible that an orchestral song could have.

47. Hikaru Michi (The Shining Road) - Sonic X…
Yes, the song that reminds everyone of Tails and Cosmo. It's a sad, melancholy tune but it's enjoyable nonetheless and certainly nostalgic. It's a beautiful piece of music that I like listening to. And can you believe that it is sing by a young girl who can't have been older than 10 at the time of recording?! For those who are not aware, it is the Japanese end credits theme for Sonic X for most episodes.
Performed by Aya Hiroshige.

46. Sky Sanctuary Act 2 Fast - Sonic Generations…
Sky Sanctuary is generally a good tune, and the combination of modern instruments and a fast pace on this version is more pleasing to the ears and more exciting. I love this level, and I love the music!

45. Wave Ocean "The Inlet" - Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)…
A rocky, heavier theme with power chords, but it also has a great guitar riff and rapid drums with the use of the ride cymbal in a way that was popular with sonic at the time - most notably it appears in Endless Possibilities and A New Venture (Surfin' S.R.A. Remix). This tune though is thoroughly enjoyable and manages to be different to music from other beach Sonic levels, yet retaining an Oceanside feel. Sonic '06 received praise for it's music and this is a prime example of the many tunes in the game that moved away from the 'cheesy rock' in previous games yet still remained great.  

44. Live Life - Sonic and the Black Knight…
A much softer tune than we are used to from Crush 40, yet it pays off the create one of their best pieces of music. This is a particularly satisfying song because Sonic and the Black Knight was the first game since Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) that Crush 40 had written any music for.
Performed by Crush 40

43. Mad Convoy Race - Sonic Generations…
Fast paced, exciting and a great way to end City Escape as you are chased by a huge truck that now comes with sharp pincy and cutty things! For the keen musicians, you may also notice that this tune plays out in 6/4, which is really cool.  

42. E.G.G.M.A.N. - Sonic Adventure 2…
It's so awesome that they made a theme for Dr Eggman, and is it catchy! I love this song, and it's so great to hear things from the Doctor's perspective once in a while.

41. Team Chaotix - Sonic Heroes…
One of the only songs in the world that manages to successfully combine cheesy and somewhat badass. Really catchy and it's kinda sad that this is the only song for any of team Chaotix's members. I've always thought that if any of the Sonic games would be made into a musical it would be Sonic Heroes because of it's overly simple storyline line and enough songs for each team. Weird, but this song would be one of the best in the show if that ever happened!
Performed by Gunnar Nelson

40. Mission Street - Sonic Adventure 2…
Quite calming, this is a nice tune with another great Jun Senoue guitar riff. It's hard to judge but I'd call it mainly pop with an element at least of rock. Regardless, it makes easy listening.

39. Egg Fleet - Sonic Heroes…
Personally I think this level's counterpart Final Fortress suffers from comparison both musically and gameplay wise. This tune is fast-paced, rocky and exciting which really helps you enjoy the level, which is also fast-paced. It would set you up perfectly for the Egg Emperor, but I find that the slower pace and significant increase in combat and difficulty of Final Fortress kills the momentum a little.

38. Dark Gaia Phase 2 - Sonic Unleashed…
Yes, another orchestral remix of the game's main theme. But it's so awesome! I often find myself singings the song's lyrics to this (Endless Possibility for anyone who doesn't know). So it's awesome. Yeah!

37. Karting - Sonic Adventure 2…
Happy, guitar lead and fast-paced: all making up a classic example of a Jun Senuoe piece of music. This is really catchy and fun theme. Yes, it may be kind of cheesy somehow but I still like it!

36. Boss: Team battle - Sonic Heroes…
It's like Grand Metropolis, and I really like it. I can't put my finger on why, I just like the beat.

35. Escape from the City - Sonic Adventure 2…
Yes, so this universally loved song makes it's grand appearance! So catchy, and really suits the level. Having lyrics to the opening level's music really gave the game a kick-start. And yes, I love to play this on drums, even if it is a simple track. So why only 35th? There are 34 songs I prefer. That's the only reason, I have nothing against this amazing piece of music.
Performed by SEGA, Ted Poley and Tony Harnell.

34. Opening theme - Sonic Adventure 2: Battle…
Remnants of Live and Learn in this gamecube-only theme are just a fraction of what is good about this tune. It's foreboding, tantalising, basically setting you up well for a great game. It also has a cheeky couple of bars in 3/4. Good tune!

33. Casino Park - Sonic Heroes…
I didn't used to think much of this tune at all ,especially given I wasn't the level's biggest fan. But it has definitely become more popular with me. It's somehow relaxing and exciting simultaneously. Also, at some point it seems the Sonic Paradox will be attempting a spoof!

32. Let the Speed Mend It - Sonic and the Secret Rings…
I love the Arabian feel to the soundtrack of this game and this tune is no different, being the pick of the bunch. It's amazing how much can be made out of the same three chords in the same progression for most of the song, and the background lyrics and a new and exciting dynamic to Sonic level music.

31. All Hail Shadow - Shadow the Hedgehog…
So here's an example of a song where I think the Crush 40 cover ISN'T better than the original. This game was largely criticised for it's music lacking in variety and catchiness in comparison to other games, but this is a fantastic tune loved by most. It was originally the pure hero theme of Shadow, but it must come as no surprise that it became Shadow's signature theme in the next game Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) due to it's popularity, returning with the aforementioned Crush 40 cover. A really solid rock tune.
Performed by Magna-Fi.

30. Escape From the City Act 1 (Classic Remix) - Sonic Generations…
1 month today is Christmas Day, and what better way to celebrate than with this gem of a tune. Blasphemy I know, but I consider this to be better than the riginal. I love the arrangement and the parallel with "Endless Mine" from Sonic the Hedgehog 3, whether that be intentional or not. Furthermore the melody in the final few bars of the song is taken from the original vocal-free beta version of "Escape from the City", which shows just how far SEGA were willing to pay homage to Sonic in Sonic Generations. The attention to detail of the game never ceases to amaze me. All things considered, this track is one of the best in the game.
Original Song performed by SEGA, Ted Poley and Tony Harnell. This version remixed by SEGA and Cash Cash.

29. Never Turn Back - Shadow the Hedgehog…
Another Crush 40 gem, I see this as the 'unsung hero' of Crush 40 songs - the really good one that doesn't receive as many plaudits as the others. It's appearance in a relatively unimportant and disliked game may have played a part but that hasn't prevented the likes of All Hail Shadow becoming a success. Nevertheless this is a great theme. It has a great piano intro, a great tone throughout and is unusual in the sense that it does not contain a Jun Senoue guitar solo at any point. This song can only be found in the game by completing the finalstory, but is nevertheless worth a listen.
Performed by Crush 40.

28. "Be Cool, Be Wild and Be Groovy" for Ice Cap - Sonic Adventure…
Apologies to all the Sonic 3 fans out there, but this is the better Ice Cap tune. It's funky, intense and exciting. This plays during the snowboard section of Ice Cap in Sonic and Tails' levels, and is a nice change from the seemingly bland music in the other parts of the level.

27. "Azure Blue World" for Emerald Coast - Sonic Adventure…
I really like this tune for some reason. It displays the variety of music in Sonic Adventure compared to other games, varying greatly with the harder rock tracks from levels like Sky Deck, dramatic music like that of Lost World and of course the "up and down and all around" of Speed Highway. The tune is somewhat melancholy yet upbeat at the same time, even though that is an oxymoron! And let's not forget how iconic this piece of music is, being the first track heard in a true 3D Sonic level.

26. File Select Music - Sonic the Hedgehog 3…
One of the jolliest tunes on the planet. Wonderful stuff. Never fails to cheer me up when I'm sad. Ringtone worthy.

25. Holoska - Cool Edge Day - Sonic Unleashed…
This piece of music captures the icy element of the level perfectly, and is a very calm yet adventurous tune. Rightly so, it was one of the more popular level themes from Sonic Unleashed.

24. Metal Sonic's theme - Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2…
This is a fantastic tune. It suits Metal Sonic down to the ground, and I often find myself replaying his boss fight just to hear the music. Unfortunately this songs really sticks out on Sonic 4 as being one of the only good tracks. The rest of the produce of the dying duck orchestra hurts my ears. One criticism on this song - it loops back far too quickly. But it's still great!

23. Egg Rocket Zone - Sonic Advance…
I'm not a fan of music from pre-DS handheld consoles generally because I don't think much is offered in terms of sound quality, but this is a glorious piece of alternative music. Perhaps it would have garnered more attention if it appeared in a more important Sonic game.

22. Stardust Speedway Bad Future (JP) - Sonic CD…
This is for those who have disliked the lack of 16-bit/8-bit tunes on this list! This is a great tune, extremely funky and reminds us all of a nostalgic and fantastic race with Metal Sonic.

21. Reach for the Stars - Sonic Colours…
This song was different in genre from other Sonic vocal tracks, away from the pop-rock of previous games. Thusly, it was never going to be for everyone. However I enjoy this song very much! I like the upbeat nature of it and it takes the franchise in a less serious direction in nature, coinciding nicely with both a change of voice acting cast and one of the simpler and more light-hearted scripts of the modern Sonic era.
Performed by Cash Cash.

20. Final Boss (Big Arm) - Sonic the Hedgehog 3…
I love the way this starts slowly, then gets faster! The tune s so ominous, epic and heart pumping. I'm not sure if there has ever been a song this epic played in 16-bit.

19. It Has Come To This - Sonic and the Secret Rings…
This plays during the final boss fight with Erazor Djinn. It is much heavier than most Sonic music, and I love the drums and heavy guitar. The rap-like vocals across the top are great too. Generally a fantastic piece of music that stands out as unique within the Sonic franchise.

18. Vs Metal Sonic (Stardust Speedway Bad Future JP remix) - Sonic Generations…
It's so funky! And the modern instruments and a touch more variety makes it that little bit more aesthetically pleasing than it's original Sonic CD counterpart.

17. Death Egg Robot - Sonic Generations…
The original 16-bit version for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 redefined epic, and this version is somehow more epic. I love the use of stringed orchestral instruments and the way the drums slowly get more epic until it becomes just whacking the crash, bass and snare at the end. But one of the best bits for me is the fact that the original 16-bit drum beat is kept to at the start of the song with modern instruments. Truly a great remix!

16. City Escape (Trial) - Sonic Adventure 2…
For those of you who do not know, this was originally going to be the theme for City Escape until someone decided to add lyrics, hence this track is not in the final release of the game as level music. But I love the tune, the guitar riff is fantastic and you can hear elements of the guitar riff at the end of Classic City Escape in Sonic Generations.

15. Open Your Heart - Sonic Adventure…
The song that Crush 40 first announced themselves with is an absolute gem. Heavy guitar riffs with a great solo from Jun Senoue, and the fantastic voice of Jonny Gioeli make this song. Classic rock is sorely missed as a presence in today's charts. This song also started the trend of having a Crush 40 song for the final boss fight. Unfortunately this only lasted to Sonic '06; fortunately they replaced it with orchestrated versions of the games' main theme, which is also cool. Regardless, this is a fantastic song.
Performed by Crush 40.

14. Escape from the City Act 2 (Modern Remix) - Sonic Generations…
City Escape takes it's final bow on this list, having occupied no fewer than 5 spaces! I love this tune and cponsider this to be the best version because it is rockier, fast-paced, thrilling and has a cool bridge at the end that none of the other's do. And they actually got the original singers back from Sonic Adventure 2 to record this song!
Performed by Ted Poley, Tony Harnell and SEGA.

13. Rooftop Run Act 2 (Modern remix) - Sonic Generations…
This tune is often my alarm in the morning, and has been my ringtone, which says everything about how much I like it. It's in the same style as the original piece from Sonic Unleashed but the emphasis on piano and stringed instruments instead of electric guitar gives is a softer and more relaxing tone without removing the sense of speed from the song. Another great remix from SEGA for Sonic Generations!

12. Metal Harbor - Sonic Adventure 2…
Despite the fact that as an Englishman I think the stage should be called Metal Harbour, I still love this tune. It's upbeat, fun, exciting and Sonic. I really don't know where SEGA would be without Jun Senoue.

11. Crisis City Act 2 (Modern remix) - Sonic Generations…
Definitely one of the biggest improvements made on the original tune, I really don't care much for the classic remix or original tune from Sonic '06. This is more tense, exciting and has a much nicer string arrangement. It even altered the melody sligfhtly in places, to the great improvement of the song. Wonderful tune.

10. Live and Learn - Sonic Adventure 2…
The 'cult classic' of Sonic music makes an appearance on the list! Certainly one of the most popular Crush 40 songs, if not the most popular, and possibly the most popular song from the franchise, and it's really not hard to see why. A pumping classic rock song, a song of a genre that has been sorely missed since the 1980s, and of course it plays to the final boss of the game. Truly a great song and I am often genuinely surprised that it has not gained much attention outside of the Sonic fan base.
Performed by Crush 40.

9. Prison Lane - Sonic Adventure 2…
Um... I just really like this! I'm running out of things to say about the music! It's another Jun Senoue piece, perhaps less jolly than most of his work, but not too heavy. It's Tails in a prison blowing the crap out of stuff so go figure.

8. What I'm Made Of - Sonic Heroes…
Heavy but upbeat, perfect classic rock. The partially open hi-hat and raw instrument sounds, especially in the drums give the song an 'outside in a storm' feel, which is basically where the song is played in the game, being a final boss theme. I think this is one of the songs where Jun Senoue's ability to write guitar riffs for both rhythm and lead parts is best displayed.
Performed by Crush 40

7. Town Mission 4 - Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)…
Despite some people criticising this music for being too similar to the Flashman theme from the Megaman series I like it a lot. It's catchy, exciting and has a great guitar riff.

6. Green Forest - Sonic Adventure 2…
Extremely fast paced, exciting, rocky, a great guitar riff and really fun to drum along to. This is Sonic music at it's best, particularly in the Dreamcast era. If you listen to the drum fills you'll notice that they actually vary a fair amount.
Countdown to Christmas 2014: favourite Sonic music
Self explanatory. With any luck this will end on the day of Christmas Eve. Enjoy!
What is this new status thing?! Let's find out...
Dear :iconbiggesttailsfan:,

I don’t really know how to tell you this, but our romance is over. I think I realised it when you put cuffs on me under the bus and I saw you ignore my best friend. I'm sure you're cowardly enough to understand that I’m allergic to your hamster. I'm returning your love letters to you, but I'll keep the oil stocks as a memory. You should also know that I always will remember senility .

Good luck on your short-term leave from jail, Djaik-niffsta


Tagged: anyone who wants to reply to this.

RULES: Do the "Letter MEME". Tag no less than 5 other people(yes I ignored this rule), and leave them a comment, informing them that they have been tagged. Then copy the "How-to" Letter Meme, and finish your Journal entry.

-> How you do the Letter Meme:

Dear -icon of the person who tagged you or the last person you talked to-
I don't really know how to tell you this, but ___1___. I think I realized it ___2___ ___3___ and I saw you ___4___ ___5___. I'm sure you're ___6___ enough to understand ___7___. I'm returning ___8___ to you,but I'll keep ___9___ as a memory. You should also know that I ___10___ ___11___ .

___12____, -Your name-

1. What's the color of your shirt?
Blue - Our romance is over
Red - Our affair is over
White - I'll join the monastery
Black - I dislike you
Green - Our horoscope doesn't match
Grey - You're a pervert
Yellow - I'm selling myself
Pink - Your nostrils are insulting
Brown - The mafia wants you
No shirt - You're a loser
Other - I'm in love with your sister

2. Which is your birth month?
January - That night
February - Last year
March - When your dwarf bit me
April - When I tripped on sesame seeds
May - First of May
June - When you put cuffs on me
July - When I threw up
August - When I saw the shrunken head
September - When we skinny dipped
October - When I quoted Santa
November - When your dog ran amok
December - When I changed tennis shoes

3. Which food do you prefer?
Tacos - In your apartment
Pizza - In your camping car
Pasta - Outside of Chicago
Hamburgers - Under the bus
Salad - As you ate enchilada
Chicken - In your closet
Kabob - With Paris Hilton
Fish - In women's clothing
Sandwiches - At the Hare Krishna graduation
Lasagna - At the mental hospital
Hot dog - Under a state of trance
None of the above - With George Bush and his wife

4. What's the color of your socks?
Yellow - Hit on
Red - Insult
Black - Ignore
Blue - Knock out
Purple - Pour syrup on
White - Carve your initials into
Grey - Pull the clothes off
Brown - Put leeches on
Orange - Castrate
Pink - Pull the toupee off
Barefoot - Sit on
Other - Drive out

5. What's the color of your underwear?
Black - My best friend
White - My father
Grey - Bill Clinton
Brown - My fart balloon
Purple - My mustard soufflé
Red - Donald Duck
Blue - My avocado plant
Yellow - My penpal in Ghana
Orange - My Kid Rock-collection
Pink - Manchester United's goalkeeper
None - My John F. Kennedy-statue
Other - The crazy monk

6. What do you prefer to watch on TV?
Scrubs - Man
O.C. - Emotional
One Tree Hill - Open
Heroes - Frostbitten
Lost - High
House - Scarred
Simpsons - Cowardly
The news - Mongolic
Idol - Masochistic
Family Guy - Senile
Top Model - Middle-class
None of the above - Ashamed

7. Your mood right now?
Happy - How awful I've felt
Sad - How boring you are
Bored - That Santa doesn't exist
Angry - That your pimples are at the last stage
Depressed - That we're cousins
Excited - That there is no solution to this
Nervous - The middle-east
Worried - That your Honda sucks
Apathetic - That I did a sex-change
Ashamed - That I'm allergic to your hamster
Cuddly - That I get turned on by garbage men
Overjoyous - That I'm open
Other - That Extreme Home Makeover sucks

8. What's the color of your walls in your bedroom?
White - Your ring
Yellow - Your love letters
Red - Your Darth Vader-poster
Black - Your tame stone
Blue - The couch cushions
Green - The pictures from LA
Orange - Your false teeth
Brown - Your contact book
Grey - Our matching snoopy-bibs
Purple - Your old lottery coupons
Pink - The cut toenails
Other - Your memories from the military service

9. The first letter of your first name?
A/B - Your photo
C/D - The oil stocks
E/F - Your neighbour Martin
G/H - My virginity
I/J - The results of your blood-sample
K/L - Your left ear
M/N - Your suicide note
O/P - My common sense
Q/R - Your mom
S/T - Your collection of butterflies
U/V - Your criminal record
W/X - David's tricot outfits
Y/Z - Your grades from college

10. The last letter in your last name?
A/B - Always will remember
C/D - Never will forget
E/F - Always wanted to break
G/H - Never openly mocked
I/J - Always have felt dirty before
K/L - Will tell the authorities about
M/N - Told in my confession today about
O/P - Was interviewed by the Times about
Q/R - Told my psychiatrist about
S/T - Get sick when I think of
U/V - Always will try to forget
W/X - Am better off without
Y/Z - Never liked

11. What do you prefer to drink?
Water- Our friendship
Beer - Senility
Soft drink - A new life as a clone
Soda - The incarnation as an eskimo
Milk - The apartment building
Wine - Cocaine abuse
Cider - A passionate interest for mice
Juice - Oprah Winfrey imitations
Mineral water - Embarrassing rash
Hot chocolate - Eggplant-fetishism
Whisky - To ruin the second world war
Other - To hate the Boston Celtics

12. To which country would you prefer to go on a vacation?
Thailand - Warm regards
USA - Best regards
England - Good luck on your short-term leave from jail
Spain - Go and drown yourself
China - Disgusting regards
Germany - With ease
Japan - Go burn
Greece - Your everlasting enemy
Australia - Greetings to your frog Leonard
Egypt - Fuck off now
France - In pain
Other - Greetings to your freaky family
Reply to letter meme
Self explanatory. Yes, I could have used a journal for this but I prefer to keep my journal separate from memes. Thanks to :iconbiggesttailsfan: for the tag, and anyone who wants to reply to this is welcome.
I’ve always been a Sonic the Hedgehog fan, ever since I and my friend would play Sonic 1 and 2 on his old Sega Mega Drive when we were 5 year olds. Tails was my favourite character. We always loved Sonic, but our love faded when we parted ways by going to different secondary schools at age 11. 

I kept in contact with my friend, but we never really talked about Sonic much. It wasn’t until shortly before my 16th birthday that I decided that I wanted a Sonic game – almost out of the blue. Up until this point the only Sonic games I had owned were the Mario and Sonic at the Olympics ones. I researched what games were available, then downloaded Sonic Heroes from PSN and received Generations (still the best game I have ever played) for my birthday. From this point on I was (re-)hooked.

I remembered watching a couple of episodes of Sonic X as a 7 or 8 year old, and once I had played some of the games I decided to see if I could find a few episodes. Having done so I found myself unexplainably interested in the romance between Tails and Cosmo. I have never been one for romance much, so this surprised me. I proceeded to research fanfictions on the subject and discovered (first one I ever read) and discovered that I actually enjoyed reading them, no matter how badly written or punctuated they were. My favourite authors quickly became deviantART users TheBloxtaismofan and fanficwriter (unfortunately the latter two have since deleted their accounts and stories).

Having come up with a couple of ideas I concluded that I could probably write a couple of stories, hence I signed up and began my first fanfiction Return of the Petalis. It wasn’t the best story every written – with short chapters, plot holes and weird moments that make me cringe – but it gained a respectable amount of popularity, if I do say so myself!

I branched off into writing shorter stories and one-shots, which myself as well as others view as my strength. The most celebrated of these, and my most popular deviation to date, remains this one and I can understand why. 

I started writing my second multi-chapter story, Six Years On which in my opinion proved to be superior to RotP, although not perfect. This one took a lot longer to write as other things in my life took over, and to some extent I lost interest.

By the time this story had gathered momentum I had become a contributor at both :iconsonicwriterz: and :icontails-fox-fans: I am still active with both, and it is something that I have thoroughly enjoyed.

After some time I finally finished SYO back in April. Since then I have been rather quiet, and I am not currently sure whether I will write or not in the near future. It entirely depends on whther I get any good ideas, then motivate myself to write them or not.

Thanks for reading!  Incidentally, I would like to thank my unnamed friend for getting me into Sonic (even though I doubt he’ll read this). We have done many game playthroughs of games, most recently Shadow the Hedgehog (someone save us!). I would also like to thank the following people for supporting me/inspiring me/another reason in which they have generally helped me write on dA and been particularly nice. I am grateful for:

Other writers I look up to:

:icontheblox: :iconthepenvsthesword: :icontheficdoctor: , taismofan, fanficwriter

My oldest and closest dA friends:

:iconbiggesttailsfan: :iconjohannfinsprower:

My most devoted followers:

:iconlinucrix: :icontmoney521900: :iconlittledevil-inwonder: :iconstarredprower: :iconkenta321: :iconfoster-lightdweller::iconsonicaddict007: :iconpacman10101: :iconlogbed: :iconcosmoandtailsfan: :icontailsrox: :iconshadowblade463: :iconfancy1001:

Other people who have been generally nice for miscellaneous reasons:
 :iconaleczia: :icontails4evr: :iconfirerai: :icon12342445: :icontaismo8425:

And one big final thank you goes to Jesus!

Thank you to all! Many apologies if I have forgotten you.

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Cosmofan132 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Okay! Djaik it is out now and I know I have not been able to do it long enough but Lolz here it is!
djaik-niffsta Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
Sweet! I'm just about to head out, so I'll check it out in a few hours :)
Cosmofan132 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Well, when i clicked on 'change your avitar' and clicked 'identify' it did not pop up anything really and well i do not know...but thank you for your help anyways! :)
Cosmofan132 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hey, djaik how do you have a profile picture? I do not know how to do that...
djaik-niffsta Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Hover the mouse over your name in the top right corner and click on 'settings'. On the menu on the left click 'identity' then click 'change your avater' which should be in the middle of your screen. Hope that helps! 
Fancy1001 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Hey djaik
djaik-niffsta Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hi, how are you?
Fancy1001 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
tired, college is going well, english still driving me crazy, but that will end on December 3rd. i just have to make sure i dont fail due to the Gordon rule. i am doing just fine in computor, and i got another a on my humanities test/paper. i'm also still working on my story. it's been going slower due to school, but i can still work on it on the bus, and i'm trying to figure out what should happen next since sonic and sallys wedding, along with amandas birth will end the chapter. do you have any ideas.
djaik-niffsta Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, best of luck. I'll give it some thought on the chapter over the weekend.
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