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Hometown: Cheltenham, England - and it's great. Full of farmers, posh people and people with rural England accents. Currently living in London

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Dear :iconriza-izumi:,

I hope you are well. This is made in direct reply to your stamp suggesting that the Bible allows murder and rape:…

This is not an aggressive attack on your stamp; however this is an explanation of what I believe and why the Laws you have mentioned no longer apply to Christians today. I fully respect why you came to your conclusion as it is easy to be misguided and point out things such as you have. Without trying to sound too harsh, this letter is me attempting to assert why you’re wrong, and why your statements show a lack of biblical understanding. I know that sounds hard and aggressive – I don’t mean it to, but there’s not really another way of putting it so please bear with me! Please do take the time to read this – I know it may not come across this way but I’m trying to be friendly and help you rather than be aggressive and attack you, and it can be hard to portray that through text at times!

You’ve touched a very controversial issue here, and I thought I’d try and clear up the messy situation here as best I can! To tell you a bit about myself, I am a student studying at a university in London. I am a Christian and am no expert on the Bible, but I have read it cover to cover and am currently studying John and Colossians in Bible studies led by others.

Matthew 5 and 6 are good chapters for you that summarise the way that Christians should live with respect to the Ten Commandments. Often they are more sincere than the Old Testament Commandments. For example:

”You have heard that it was said ‘Do not commit adultery’. But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed sin with her in his heart.” Matthew 5:27-28

It is these two chapters in the New Testament that first begin to imply that changes are being made with the law when Jesus arrives on the scene. The old Jewish Laws, many of which you have listed in the description, talk about a bad action and then give a suitable punishment. As you can see in the verse above, Jesus is more concerned about what is inside a person – what they think, how they feel, and what their intentions are – rather than the actions that they actually take. This is asserted for sure in Matthew 15:1-20. In this section of the Bible Jesus and his disciples are criticised by the Jewish Pharisees for not washing their hands before they eat in conjunction with Jewish Laws. Jesus then clarifies that:

“What goes into a man’s mouth does not make him ‘unclean’, but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him ‘unclean’.” Matthew 15:11

So what does that mean? The Pharisees are stating Jewish Law by saying that failing to wash one’s hands makes the food one touches ceremonially unclean – essentially not right in the eyes of God - and by eating that food the person becomes unclean. Jesus is replying by saying that putting ‘dirty’ food in one’s mouth does not bother God. Rather what comes out of the mouth is the issue. The things that come out of the mouth are things that come from the heart. These may be good things, but can also be bad things such as evil thoughts, adultery and murder and it is these things that makes a person ‘unclean’, or incorrect in  the eyes of God. Jesus explains this in Matthew 15:17-20:

“Don’t you see that whatever enters the mouth goes through the stomach and then out of the body? But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man ‘unclean’. For out of the heart comes evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. These are what make a man ‘unclean’; but eating with unwashed hands does not make a man ‘unclean’.”

So you can see that Jesus is more concerned with a person’s thoughts and intentions than their actions. And Jesus affirms that some Jewish Laws may be unnecessary. But of course you may be thinking that intentions and actions are more often than not linked – if a person steals money it’s most likely that they intended to. Why should they not be punished as the Jewish Laws in the Old Testament say so?

The New Testament tells us that the old Laws no longer need to be followed for a new time has begun with Jesus. Jesus himself tells us this:

“No one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins.” Luke 5:37-38

The Apostle Paul echoes this sentiment in his letter to the Colossians:

“Since you died with Christ to the basic principle of this world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules: ‘Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!’? These are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings. Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.” Colossians 3:20-23

So Paul is saying that these laws such as “do not taste, do not touch” are unnecessary as they are “self-imposed” – the laws come from “human commands”, not from God. They are useless as they do not restrain “sensual indulgence” – they do not prevent you from sinning. Why then did they ever exist?

Matthew 19 tells the story of Jesus being asked if it is okay to divorce. Jesus says it is not, but the Pharisees asked him why Moses allowed the Israelites to do so. Jesus replies with:

”Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard.”Matthew 19:8

At the time the Jews were far from God. They were not ready to hear what God really wanted them to hear. Their hearts were “hard” so they were given guidelines and laws with punishments to help them get back on track as it were. But now Jesus’ New Covenant applies instead:

“Jesus has been found worthy of greater honour than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honour than the house itself”. Hebrews 3:3

The main reason that the old laws are not followed as such by Christians today is this: we are not punished by the Church for our sins because Jesus was punished for us. He was the ultimate sacrifice. When Jesus died he took all of the sins that had ever occurred and ever were to occur on himself and died with them. When he rose from the dead he had defeated death and eliminated our sin. That is why he was sent to this world, that by his death and resurrection death might be avoided for us too, and that by his elimination of our sins we may be united with God through him and have eternal life with God.

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus” Romans 3:23-24

“And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” Hebrews 10:10

So the Church and God do not punish us for Jesus is punished for us through his death. The old laws died with Christ, as referenced above at the start of the passage from Colossians. That is why we do not have these laws, as they are no longer needed.
What commandments should we follow then?

“’The most important one,’ answered Jesus, ‘is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’. There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:28-30

Cannot all good be summarised by loving God and loving one another? That is what Christians are to do. Those who follow Jesus Christ and his teachings can be saved through him:

”He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son does not have life.” 1 John 5:12

So by the death of Christ the old laws are dead also. The New Covenant is Jesus’ teachings and what we are to follow. Hopefully now you may understand one of the most famous verses in the Bible:

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, so that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. Thanks be to God.
Why do Old Testament laws not apply today?
Throughout the Bible Jesus is frequently referenced as "the Lamb of God". This is because lambs were sacrificed by Jews to repay God for their sins. Jesus was the lamb for Christians, the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. This is the reason that Old Testament laws do not apply today.

Thanks to my Bible study and Church leaders, and also the people who compiled the "Teen Study Bible". Most of all thanks to God the Father, his son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit through which he works.

This is a direct reply to Riza's stamp, linked in the letter. This merely shows my interpretation and understanding of the titular matter of this letter. Whilst I disagree with Riza's interpretations I still respect them and hope that she respects mine. I hope that all others who read mine and her pieces do so as well, and I condone aggressive attacks on neither her nor my works.
Sonic Controversy Meme by djaik-niffsta
Sonic Controversy Meme
Felt like doing this instead of my university work. Feel free to do the same. Base:…
Base copyright donamorteboo
Pictures inside belong to SEGA/Sonic X
I own nothing
Favourite character: Tails - Obviously
Despised character: Chris Thorndyke - No I don't openly hate him as much as some people. But I still dislike him.
Favourite show: Sonic Boom - I'll give it credit, it's light hearted but fun to watch. Genuinely funny at times. I like Sonic X but it can be a touch 'kiddy' at times.
Despised show:Sonic Underground - only seen a bit of it and it's not terrible, but it's the worst Sonic show I've seen.
Most overrated character: Sally Acorn - AKA Mary-Sue. Nothing against her though except that.
Most underrated character:Charmy Bee - if just for his contribution to Prison Island in Shadow the Hedgehog. Hilarious!
Favourite game:Sonic Generations - nostalgia, replayability and tonnes of unlockable stuff all rolled into a game that actually controls well and is fun to play. What's not to like?
Despised game:Sonic Jump - A game that basically rips off Doodle Jump, just with irritatingly hard missions and constants efforts from SEGA to make you buy in-game purchases. Closely followed by Shadow the Hedgehog.
Favourite couple:Tails and Cosmo - Go figure
Despised couple:Sonic and Shadow - Can you believe this actually exists? Who came up with it?
Favourite villain:Dr Eggman - the one and only. Closely followed by Shadow. Metal Sonic also deserves a mention.
Despised villain:Black Doom - his inclusion in the franchise was unnecessary, he is lacking in interesting characteristics and probably did more harm to the franchise than good. Closely followed by Lyric and Mephiles for similar reasons.


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 - PASSED!
24/12 - Christmas Eve - PASSED!


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.

5. I Am... All Of Me - Shadow the Hedgehog…
Heavier than most Crush 40 but in my opinion one of their greatest songs. There is not really an aspect of the song that I don't like.
Performed by Crush 40.

4. Knight of the Wind - Sonic and the Black Knight…
Like 'Live Life', this song is proof that violins etc. are fantastic in rock. This is a fantastic tune, and *spoiler alert* however controversial this may be, I think it is Crush 40's best song.
Performed by Crush 40.

3. Let's Make It - Sonic Adventure 2…
I don't know why I like this tune so much. Perhaps it's the anticipation leading to a great game, Sonic's carefree attitude in the cutscene or the fact that it is a flawless instrumental of the chorus from It Doesn't Matter. Anyhow, despite it's short length I think this is a great jingle. It sends excited shivers down my spine. Weird choice for number three I know, but I stand by it.

2. Endless Possibility - Sonic Unleashed…
It's funny that this should be second in my list as when I first the song I really didn't thing much of it, going as far to say that I felt there were no good vocal songs in the Sonic franchise chronologically between His World and Reach for the Stars. Perhaps it's because this song is a little bit different to how Sonic vocal tracks had been before - it's less rocky and more alternative, perhaps slightly pop inclined. But Jaret Reddick's vocals are great (incidentally I think his band Bowling For Soup are hilarious), and rhythm guitar sounds really work. This is just a fantastic song.
Performed by SEGA and Jaret Reddick.

Bring on number one...

1. Lava Shelter - Shadow the Hedgehog…
Yes, this is my absolute favourite tune in the whole of the Sonic franchise. This may come as a huge surprise to some of you - in terms of fan popularity it's not even close to the likes of City Escape, Rooftop Run, Chemical Plant or any of Crush 40's songs. In fact it's rarely mentioned. Shadow the Hedgehog received criticism from many due to it's lack of good music tracks; vocal tracks aside, I can't help but agree with the masses on this front. Nothing else stands out. Most of it is pretty bland.

So why is this number 1? It is classic Jun Senuoe work which is always a plus, but is heavier and darker. This didn't succeed for most of Shadow's music, but it did here because the melody is fantastic and there is a great contrast between the high-pitched lead guitar and the heavier, lower-pitched rhythm guitar. Everything about this tune works well together. And also maybe it's because this is the final level of the neutral pathway, the only pathway in Shadow the Hedgehog that anyone is likely to find enjoyment playing. Believe me, I've been there.

Thanks so much for reading, and I wish you all a merry Christmas 2014!! May your Christmas be filled with love, Jesus, good food and a whole host of drunk people dancing badly to irritating Christmas songs (now you see why I put this together, eh?!). Have a good 'un.
COMPLETED - Christmas 2014: favourite Sonic music
The best 90 songs in the Sonic franchise in my opinion. Enjoy!
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Cosmofan132 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Okay, Dkaik! The sixth chapter is out now! It took me awhile but i gad figured out what i wanted in this chapter! So tell me what you think in my comments please! And have a nice day :P
djaik-niffsta Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for letting me know! I'm very busy at the moment so can't guarantee I'll read it just yet, but I'll try to over the next couple of days
Cosmofan132 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Haha thank you Djaik! And hope you can soon haha i will make a seventh one while you are not on than 😔 but yet i have lots to do and hope you have a good day! And i just started to wright "the one who stays"! And it is going pretty well! Haha 😄
Cosmofan132 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hello, Djaik! How are you? And i have not started on the sixed chapter wet, but i am about to in a second...:)
djaik-niffsta Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hello! I am well ,and I hope you are. Sorry for not replying sooner. How's the chapter going?
Cosmofan132 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Sorry for not replying iether i had family issues going on. Anyways, the chapter was on hold because of all the school work going on at my school, but it will come out as soon as possible!

And i had not started 'The One who stays' because i had to get started quickly on it on a paper than rewrite it so...yeah i am having a busy day...or atleast days
Cosmofan132 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Haha thank you Djaik! I have a lot now because of you! And i am going to be using the stuff you told me only one that is it!

And i am doing a new story in a couple of weeks! It is called, "The One Who stays" but i still have to make the mistakes i had put it on a paper so that i know what i am writing about! And also, i have decided that maybe when Tails&Cosmo are dating, the others do not know and that they want to keep it a secret! ☺️
djaik-niffsta Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Great news, glad to hear that your story is progressing nicely! I'll look forward to "the one who stays" then.
Cosmofan132 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yup, but "the one who stays" is going to take take a while longer than i expected because i have to recopy it on here, and stuff and thank you and i will tell you when it comes out!
Cosmofan132 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
What should happen in the next chapter? I still have nothing :/
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