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19th Apr '18 7:56:26 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''{{Theatre/Dreamgirls}}'' (2006) the MovieBonusSong "Listen" stands out as an attempt to give Music/{{Beyonce}} a big showstopping number to rival "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" (itself not eligible for Best Song). The fact that it was so blatant, and featured Beyonce straining against her usual range, is probably why the song flopped. Ironically, the ''Series/{{Glee}}'' cover by Charice was much better received.

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* In ''{{Theatre/Dreamgirls}}'' (2006) the MovieBonusSong "Listen" stands out as an attempt to give Music/{{Beyonce}} a big showstopping number to rival "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" (itself not eligible for Best Song). The fact that it was so blatant, and featured Beyonce straining against her usual range, is probably why the song flopped. Ironically, flopped (though the ''Series/{{Glee}}'' cover by Charice was much better received.received). The end credits reprise of "When I First Saw You" also hits some of the notes of this trope (though it was likewise ineligible).
17th Apr '18 4:25:11 PM NoUsername
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* The credits music from ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}} Super Star'' lacks vocals (obviously, given the SNES's sound limitations), and is about twice the tempo of your average Award Bait Song, but hits pretty much every other aspect on the list.

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* The Many ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' credits music songs hit the marks of this trope.
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iha6_y4XR0M credits music]]
from ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}} Super Star'' ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' lacks vocals (obviously, given the SNES's sound limitations), and is about twice the tempo of your average Award Bait Song, but hits pretty much every other aspect on the list.list.
** ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn'''s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UgbY1WyVS8 staff credits theme]] also fits, featuring a slow-paced, feel-good piano melody.
** The one that fits this bill the most is the credits music for ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb6MMKV6dPY "Return to Dream Land"]]. It starts off slow, incorporates many of the game's leitmotifs, and builds up to a triumphant finish.



* ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' is no slouch to Award-Bait Songs: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFQRn5BiN1s Die House]]" is [[TheDragon King Dice's]] [[IAmSong "I Am"]]/VillainSong about him being an NPCRoadblock to Cuphead and Mugman, who will only pass if they collect enough Soul Contracts. The fact that it's performed by [[CrossDressingVoices Alana Bridgewater]], as well as her King Dice vocal range, was enough for the song to earn a nomination for "Best Original Song" at the [[http://www.audiogang.org/2018-awards/ 16th Annual Game Audio Network Guild Awards]].
** Heck, the same game awards show qualified four other games for "Best Original Song" nomination: ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfWar'' with the theme song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgZ0-kdyY5A Fires of War]]", ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' with "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6zIGXun57U Legends Never Die]]", featuring rock band Against the Current, ''VideoGame/HearthstoneHeroesOfWarcraft'' with "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPguoeYTvMI Hearth and Home]]" (which won the award), and ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' with "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhciLj5VzOk Jump Up, Super Star!]]" (which also won the award for "Song, Original or Adapted") at the [[http://navgtr.org/archives/3365/ NAVGTR Awards]].
* Speaking of NAVGTR Awards, three other 2017 games were nominated for "Song, Original or Adapted": ''VideoGame/GranTurismoSport'' with "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc4Sojv6hVc A Country Song]]", ''VideoGame/{{Pyre}}'' with "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u438nebJzkI Vagrant Song]]", and ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' with "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9abKMCh0Rjc Burn]]".
16th Apr '18 4:39:23 PM Angeldeb82
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** "Heritors of Arcadia" from the VideoGameRemake of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden Fire Emblem: Gaiden]]'' appears to have dethroned "Lost in Thoughts All Alone" as the straightest example of an AwardBaitSong. It's ''again'', a synth laden ballad with a TruckDriversGearChange played at the end credits and, in the English version, is sung by [[TakingTheVeil Silque's]] voice actress.

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** "Heritors of Arcadia" from the VideoGameRemake of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden Fire Emblem: Gaiden]]'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'' appears to have dethroned "Lost in Thoughts All Alone" as the straightest example of an AwardBaitSong. It's ''again'', a synth laden ballad with a TruckDriversGearChange played at the end credits and, in the English version, is sung by [[TakingTheVeil Silque's]] voice actress.



* ''[[VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete]]'' had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71ripBa8Ga8 ''Tsu-ba-sa/Wings'']] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Azmm2pN0sfA ''Wind's Nocturne'']], which both falls squarely into this trope. The lyrics of the North American PSX version was even [[{{Woolseyism}} Woolseyised]] to sound like something that was created at Disney. However the North American PSP version was retranslated to keep with the original meaning of the Japanese lyrics. The PSP version also added the obligatory sparkles to Wings.

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* ''[[VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete]]'' had [[https://www.has ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71ripBa8Ga8 ''Tsu-ba-sa/Wings'']] Tsu-ba-sa/Wings]]'' and [[https://www.''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Azmm2pN0sfA ''Wind's Nocturne'']], Wind's Nocturne]]'', which both falls squarely into this trope. The lyrics of the North American PSX version was even [[{{Woolseyism}} Woolseyised]] {{Woolseyis|m}}ed to sound like something that was created at Disney. However the North American PSP version was retranslated to keep with the original meaning of the Japanese lyrics. The PSP version also added the obligatory sparkles to Wings.



* A somewhat odd example from ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}''. The music piece itself was not written ''for'' the game, but plays at key moments. I am of course referring to Agnus Dei. To re-iterate: It is first played during the epic launch of the Mothership. The second time it accompanies when the player first returns to Kharak and witnesses their burning home (TearJerker right there.). The third and final it plays during the final montage showing the Kushan people returning to their homeworld Hiigara after millennia of exile. After this final piece, progressive rock band Yes' song Homeworld (The Ladder) plays.

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* A somewhat odd example from ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}''. The music piece itself was not written ''for'' the game, but plays at key moments. I am of course referring to Agnus Dei. To re-iterate: It is first played during the epic launch of the Mothership. The second time it accompanies when the player first returns to Kharak and witnesses their burning home (TearJerker right there.).there). The third and final it plays during the final montage showing the Kushan people returning to their homeworld Hiigara after millennia of exile. After this final piece, progressive rock band Yes' song Homeworld (The Ladder) plays.



* "If you Still Believe" from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon''.

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* "If you You Still Believe" from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon''.



* '''VideoGame/NierAutomata'' has an especially poignant example in "Weight of the World" from [[GoldenEnding Ending E]] of the game, which comes in four different version. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srbj96AUUCs english Version]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu87oGsjkic Japanese version]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5JQEpqM16Y Fictional In game language version]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmmrKK2GD6g The Medley version combining all 3 with added Chorus]].

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* '''VideoGame/NierAutomata'' ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'' has an especially poignant example in "Weight of the World" from [[GoldenEnding Ending E]] of the game, which comes in four different version. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srbj96AUUCs english Version]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu87oGsjkic Japanese version]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5JQEpqM16Y Fictional In game language version]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmmrKK2GD6g The Medley version combining all 3 with added Chorus]].


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* ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' is no slouch to Award-Bait Songs: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFQRn5BiN1s Die House]]" is [[TheDragon King Dice's]] [[IAmSong "I Am"]]/VillainSong about him being an NPCRoadblock to Cuphead and Mugman, who will only pass if they collect enough Soul Contracts. The fact that it's performed by [[CrossDressingVoices Alana Bridgewater]], as well as her King Dice vocal range, was enough for the song to earn a nomination for "Best Original Song" at the [[http://www.audiogang.org/2018-awards/ 16th Annual Game Audio Network Guild Awards]].
** Heck, the same game awards show qualified four other games for "Best Original Song" nomination: ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfWar'' with the theme song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgZ0-kdyY5A Fires of War]]", ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' with "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6zIGXun57U Legends Never Die]]", featuring rock band Against the Current, ''VideoGame/HearthstoneHeroesOfWarcraft'' with "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPguoeYTvMI Hearth and Home]]" (which won the award), and ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' with "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhciLj5VzOk Jump Up, Super Star!]]" (which also won the award for "Song, Original or Adapted") at the [[http://navgtr.org/archives/3365/ NAVGTR Awards]].
* Speaking of NAVGTR Awards, three other 2017 games were nominated for "Song, Original or Adapted": ''VideoGame/GranTurismoSport'' with "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc4Sojv6hVc A Country Song]]", ''VideoGame/{{Pyre}}'' with "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u438nebJzkI Vagrant Song]]", and ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' with "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9abKMCh0Rjc Burn]]".
15th Apr '18 10:36:05 PM ADrago
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* Bizarrely, ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRockyAndBullwinkle'' - which is ''significantly'' heavier on cartoon humor than most works that warrant an Award Bait Song - has one called "Through the Eyes of a Child" (not to be confused with the ones from ''WesternAnimation/TheRapsittieStreetKidsBelieveInSanta'' or ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut'').



* Bizarrely, ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRockyAndBullwinkle'' - which is ''significantly'' heavier on cartoon humor than most works that warrant an Award Bait Song - has one called "Through the Eyes of a Child" (not to be confused with the ones from ''WesternAnimation/TheRapsittieStreetKidsBelieveInSanta'' or ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut'').
8th Apr '18 8:17:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[Film/MadMax Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome]]'' has "We Don't Need Another Hero".

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* ''[[Film/MadMax Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome]]'' ''Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome'' has "We Don't Need Another Hero".
7th Apr '18 6:55:55 PM wolftickets1969
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* ''Theatre/HeathersTheMusical'' has a three-fer: "Our Love Is God", "Seventeen", and "Kindergarten Boyfriend".

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* ''Theatre/HeathersTheMusical'' ''[[Theatre/{{Heathers}} Heathers The Musical]]'' has a three-fer: "Our Love Is God", "Seventeen", and "Kindergarten Boyfriend".
7th Apr '18 6:55:12 PM wolftickets1969
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* ''Theatre/HeathersTheMusical'' has a three-fer: "Our Love Is God", "Seventeen", and "Kindergarten Boyfriend".
29th Mar '18 2:09:43 PM ChcocoKing995
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** ''VideoGame/{{XenobladeChronicles2}}'' has two. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30gxZOFJmNM Drifting Soul]] which plays over [[spoiler:Vandham's death, the reveal that Nia is a Flesh Eater Blade & Rex's speech during the mid point of the final battle against Malos]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwxcCZCAHlI One Last You]] which plays over the game's credits & ending cutscene.
15th Mar '18 8:46:35 PM someoneintheshadow456
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** "Heritors of Arcadia" from The VideoGameRemake of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden Fire Emblem: Gaiden]]'' appears to have dethroned "Lost in Thoughts All Alone" as the straightest example of an AwardBaitSong. It's ''again'', a synth laden ballad with a TruckDriversGearChange played at the end credits and, in the English version, is sung by [[TakingTheVeil Silque's]] voice actress.

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** "Heritors of Arcadia" from The the VideoGameRemake of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden Fire Emblem: Gaiden]]'' appears to have dethroned "Lost in Thoughts All Alone" as the straightest example of an AwardBaitSong. It's ''again'', a synth laden ballad with a TruckDriversGearChange played at the end credits and, in the English version, is sung by [[TakingTheVeil Silque's]] voice actress.
15th Mar '18 8:45:50 PM someoneintheshadow456
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** "Heritors of Arcadia" from The VideoGameRemake of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden Fire Emblem Gaiden]] appears to have dethroned "Lost in Thoughts All Alone" as the straightest example of an AwardBaitSong. It's ''again'', a synth laden ballad with a TruckDriversGearChange played at the end credits and, in the English version, is sung by [[TakingTheVeil Silque's]] voice actress.

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** "Heritors of Arcadia" from The VideoGameRemake of [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden Fire Emblem Gaiden]] Emblem: Gaiden]]'' appears to have dethroned "Lost in Thoughts All Alone" as the straightest example of an AwardBaitSong. It's ''again'', a synth laden ballad with a TruckDriversGearChange played at the end credits and, in the English version, is sung by [[TakingTheVeil Silque's]] voice actress.
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