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SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic that doesn't fit in any other section.

!!Works with their own page:

* ''AwesomeMusic/{{asdfmovie}}''
* ''AwesomeMusic/{{Batman}}''
* ''AwesomeMusic/{{BIONICLE}}''
* ''AwesomeMusic/ChildrenOfTime''
* ''AwesomeMusic/CoolAndNewWebComic''
* ''AwesomeMusic/DeathBattle''
* ''AwesomeMusic/DragonBallZAbridged''
* AwesomeMusic/FilthyFrank
* AwesomeMusic/GamesRepainted
* AwesomeMusic/{{Hamilton}}
* AwesomeMusic/HellsingUltimateAbridged
* ''AwesomeMusic/HomestarRunner''
* ''AwesomeMusic/{{Homestuck}}''
* ''AwesomeMusic/Hottie3TheBestFanFicInTheWorld''
* AwesomeMusic/{{Hyadain}}
* AwesomeMusic/JimmyOlsen
* AwesomeMusic/KhonjinHouse
* ''AwesomeMusic/TheLionKingAdventures''
* ''AwesomeMusic/TheNostalgiaCritic''
* AwesomeMusic/{{Oceanfalls}}
* AwesomeMusic/OlympicGames
* AwesomeMusic/PewDiePie
* ''AwesomeMusic/{{RWBY}}''
* AwesomeMusic/RockAndRollHallOfFame
* ''AwesomeMusic/TheSiflAndOllyShow''
* ''AwesomeMusic/SonicGenerationsFriendshipIsTimeless''
* ''AwesomeMusic/{{Spawn}}''
* ''AwesomeMusic/{{Supergirl}}''
* ''AwesomeMusic/{{Superman}}''
* ''AwesomeMusic/TheUglyBarnacle''
* AwesomeMusic/VideoGameDunkey
* AwesomeMusic/{{Vocaloid}}
** AwesomeMusic/{{UTAU}}
** ''AwesomeMusic/EvilliousChronicles''
* ''AwesomeMusic/{{Kurzgesagt}}''
* ''AwesomeMusic/YouTubePoop''
!!Other Works:


* [[http://youtu.be/jE9wbeJSqIc Adidas's]] new advertising campaign is an epic montage of sports and music, but the most epic part of said advertisement is the background music: Justice's Civilization.
* The Advertising/SegataSanshiro [[http://youtu.be/joNwYPdEBTc Theme Song]]. It was so popular that a single of it sold 100,000 copies.
* While being a remake of an old classic song, [[http://youtu.be/at_f98qOGY0 the Discovery Channel commercial]] never gets old. And then of course, we have the [[Webcomic/{{xkcd}} other]] [[http://youtu.be/WOsylvrwo3I version of this song]] (and the [[Webcomic/{{XkcdTime}} other other]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG24SX4HEK8I version...]])
** Some would call this an EarWorm instead.
** It also doubles as a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} for Discovery, just for the sweet lyrics and sense of unity it brings with it.
** If not for [[{{Transformers}} Optimus Freakin' Prime]] in the 2009 version. Boom-da-yada, boom-da-yada, boom-da-yada, boom-da-yada...
* [[http://youtu.be/Ga4nNSqsYp0 This Japanese advertisement]] for ''Series/TwentyFour'' is truly awesome music.
* ''[[http://youtu.be/9OjkEOdZj3A RHYTHM! OF! LIFE! OF! LIFE! OF LIFE!]]'' "Pleh." ''[[SingingSimlish Ska-dwidit-DWEE-DWEE doodle-oo-doo deh BWEEEE!!]]'' Notable for taking the best bits of the best song from ''Theatre/SweetCharity'', and mixing them to funny, clever visuals.
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%%* [[http://youtu.be/27RyPWdxueI This]].
* [[http://youtu.be/55BZ2gSsSmY This]] Nike advertisement, using the "Promontory" theme from ''Film/LastOfTheMohicans''. So. Fucking. Badass.
* The all-too-brief [[http://youtu.be/IlCj8ECVjQ8 Rolex theme]] composed by Vincent Pope (the linked video is a compilation of many different arrangements).
* Gatorade's "Evolve" song, as it's presented [[http://youtu.be/xYgFjBDoHNA in their commercials]] and [[http://youtu.be/NAtIZafyeHI in its full length]]. Motivating and Heartwarming Music as well.
* A good example of how presentation is everything: ''Series/RescueMe'' makes [[Music/JayZ "Empire State]] [[Music/AliciaKeys of Mind"]] ''[[http://youtu.be/ALCVGFmh6rQ awesome.]]'' (Alicia's vocals are fairly incredible to begin with, but combined with the visuals, it's enough to give you goosebumps.)
* The [=FreeCreditReport.com=] songs, from Pirates, to Cars, to Girls, to Rockstars, to Bikes, to Renaissance Faires, to Cell Phones, to Rollercoasters, to Reno, they can write a song about anything! Too bad they're replacing the band...
* [[http://youtu.be/i1NKoMNy5bY This]] {{Creator/HBO}} intro is so [[MundaneMadeAwesome preposterously over-the-top]] it [[CrossesTheLineTwice loops back around and becomes legitimately awesome.]]
* The new [[http://youtu.be/MCrRHGubYDM Blackberry Torch 9800 advertisement]].
* The [[http://youtu.be/mkB_gDmY_ms U.S. Army commercial music]].
* [[http://youtu.be/QkTkSyRfDo0 This Kia Sorento ad]] has incredible music.
* [[http://youtu.be/qs6BiPwqBU0 Japan Break Industries]]. Best company jingle, ever. [[http://youtu.be/wUVg3RI-IBo (Or you might try its sped-up version)]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iMFTVrX6Y8 Here's]] the original Japanese version.
* Creator/TheBBC's version of Lou Reed's "[[http://youtu.be/WJpQJWpVJds Perfect Day]]", originally done for a licence fee spot to illustrate the wide range of music played on the Beeb, later released as a Series/ChildrenInNeed single. You will never hear all those people doing one song ever again...
* They may just be shoes, but damned if Air Jordan commercials don't have some epic music. [[http://youtu.be/tVvUjO-bJv8 Case in point]], and even [[http://youtu.be/sdnJd8gWaDA Lacrimosa.]]
* [[http://youtu.be/taRPwYe1EYA GRAB YOUR GARMIN!!]]
* [[http://youtu.be/do1F-Dabn1w This]] advert for the Sony Walkman.
* [[http://www.livevideo.com/video/65D032B126DA4595BFA4E272EE515546/a-warner-home-video-promo-from.aspx This]] Warner Home Video promo from Sweden.
* [[http://youtu.be/cN9OKXtzHtE This]] commerical for J. G. Wentworth.
* [[http://youtu.be/Njz9e_lwH9U This original version]] from japan and yuyoyuppe made awesome version [[http://youtu.be/G_FbBsJqBBU here]].
* In 2006 the BBC turned the hype for an upcoming nature documentary into one of the biggest ad campaigns on British TV that year. How? By relying heavily on [[http://youtu.be/Jdsmh6gBB9Q this song]].
* Japanese DS app ''Kokoro Scan'' had an [[WidgetSeries incredibly Japanese]], but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpSpDXBnlVs incredibly catchy music video]] made to promote it.
* [[http://youtu.be/Y9znA_dwjHw This Guinness ad]]; the song didn't exist in a full form 'til after the ad when there became demand for it in single form. [[http://youtu.be/egl0KRh8jcE "Phat Planet" by Leftfield]] if you're wondering. It's only a riff in the ad, but fits perfectly.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-22AVcFgDhI#t=1m07s "You Haven't Lived Until You've Cruised."]]
* The music in this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRW2GTxmVhw commercial]]. It was also in an [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2254tg_the-flash-1990-1991-s1e6-sins-of-the-father_shortfilms episode]] of the 1990 ''[[Series/TheFlash1990 Flash]]'' (skip to 7:22).
* For the launch of their BBC music service, the Beeb brought together a truly [[SuperGroup momentous collection of artists]] called [[DreamTeam "The Impossible Orchestra"]] to produce a beautiful, genre-blending cover of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqLTe8h0-jo "God Only Knows"]] by Music/TheBeachBoys. The full cast can be seen [[http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-29531389 here]], and, in addition to classical violinists, choirs, folk singers, singer-songwriters and an operatic soprano, [[TheLongList it includes]] [[Music/TheBeachBoys Brian Wilson]], Music/StevieWonder, [[Music/{{Queen}} Brian May]], Music/EltonJohn, Music/OneDirection, Music/KylieMinogue, Music/{{Lorde}}, and Music/DaveGrohl.
* In Sweden there is the short but well [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vdJqsKsJWk known]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRhRGfQgN20 intro]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT55q69i1Mc vignette]] for the company ''Svensk Filmindustri'' (Swedish Movie-industries).

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'', there's an original song, "[[http://youtu.be/5iln9bWgouA This Vicious Cabaret]]" with written music and ''really great lyrics''. And the fact a recorded version exists is just the icing on the cake. The unexpectedness factor is part of what makes it so awesome, but it really is pretty epic on its own.
* ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen: Century 1910'' more-or-less follows the plot and tune of ''The Threepenny Opera''. The finale in particular is awesome.
** There's also a scene featuring an altered version of "[[Music/TheRollingStones Sympathy For The Devil]]" that plays during a MushroomSamba action sequence.
* In ''ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis'', Pied Piper sacrifices himself to destroy Apokolips by playing "The Show Must Go On" by Queen.
* The Joker's irritatingly catchy [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant yet still pretty funny]] showtune during Gordon's torture in ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' is this as well as [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome an iconic moment for the character]]. [[TruthInTelevision Someone also attempted to make a recording of it]], substituting the Joker's lyrics for the real lyrics of the song he used.
* In a meta-example, ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'', where [[WordOfGod James Roberts]], the writer for the series, provides a soundtrack list which is made up mainly of indie rock songs. They're all awesome but special mention goes to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKmZRO8XzyY "Lost Coastlines" by Okkervil River]], the main theme for the series.

* Viznut and PWP:
** All...
*** [[http://youtu.be/BiN2F1o2qwY ...haii-ool wario-oor!]]
*** [[http://youtu.be/2SdGkkp1aq8 ...mechanical creatures under humiliation, combine together and fight for Robotic Liberation]].
** And of course their headbangable VIC-20 music in [[http://www.demoscene.tv/page.php?id=172〈=uk&vsmaction=view_prod&id_prod=13036 Impossiblator 3]]
*** It is worth noting the third segment has its music based on [[http://youtu.be/--3cfWPhBdo Summer Lameness]]
* [[http://youtu.be/vbV4YqHsnRU S4B]]
* [[http://youtu.be/63_nw-z2inQ Doctor]] by Trilobit. Nice to see limited Atari 2600 sound capabilities being put to test.
** And so does [[http://youtu.be/6UZnmwJ2PQ4 Tom Jones]] by the same author.
* Even NES gets some groove with [[http://youtu.be/syvln8fzYg4 Quantum Disco Brothers]] by Wamma.
* [[http://youtu.be/Wp4ZDxh-5vQ Atrium]] anyone?
* The Future Crew are masters of this:
** [[http://youtu.be/gyzMYzwA6G8 Fishtro]]
** [[http://youtu.be/KIgHRhXvfWY Panic!]]
** [[http://youtu.be/vxGtPAhkEQU Unreal]]
** [[http://youtu.be/XtCW-axRJV8 Second Reality]]
** [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/212829 Catch That Goblin]]
* Triton Productions have also produced some awesome music:
** [[http://youtu.be/_E8PWamPc8w Crystal Dream]]
** [[http://youtu.be/b3GUfM7qkCw Crystal Dream II]]
* Then there's BRD's [[http://youtu.be/Jq5HCKQ_c1o Hybrid song]] (also alternatively known as "Funky Stars"). And yes, the song is a one half of the ''VideoGame/BarkleyShutUpAndJamGaiden'' theme song (which in itself deserves a mention as well).
* Pretty much anything by Crusaders, although the [[http://youtu.be/nbLgzuezu-Q Space Deliria demo]] and the [[http://youtu.be/3EVb3SrcuSg Bacteria music disk]] stand out. Especially "Twelfth Warrior" and "Who Knows" from the latter.
* [[http://youtu.be/3k_CrD22cGE Lifeforce]].
* [[http://youtu.be/P0UiNxuLM1s The Junkyard Opera]].
* [[http://youtu.be/UaK5L8LPWXs Edge of Disgrace]] by Booze Design is a 15 minute long UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} demo, which [[GeniusProgramming pushes the hardware to the limit]], including great visuals and a great soundtrack that plays during the whole length (in sync with the visuals) and doesn't overstay its welcome, constantly deviating but keeping the leitmotif. Bonus points for referencing ''Film/TheTerminator'' and making it seamlessly fit with the rest of the music.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Believe it or not, the mixed medium fan production ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionR'' actually has some of this. Take, for instance, "The Human Complement".
* ''Manga/ReTake'' manages to surprise with its music. Especially "Asuka" (name of the piece) and "Retake After". Which are both AWESOME. Especially if you watch "Asuka" with the sacrifice in volume 2. There is a link in youtube somewhere, under [[http://youtu.be/FXmEjhZtud8 "Asuka's sacrifice"]].
* Roleplay/DCNation - The "J" plot (Nationverse's take on bringing Jericho back...and restoring him as one of the heroes)! Already we have a musician at the center of the plot, and the mun ran with it. [[http://community.livejournal.com/dc_nation/63860.html?thread=3174772#t3174772 Sara Fimm's "Be like Water" during a flashback with some overt Jericho/Raven shipping]]. [[http://community.livejournal.com/dc_nation/70201.html?thread=4155193#t4155193 Oracle announces her triumph over the villain from inside cyberspace by blasting Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" over the Calculator's computer system]]. Plus, enough Journey to make a Cold Case theme episode. The multiple nods to Journey were {{Shout Out}}s to ''Film/{{Tron}}'', as the band provided the only non-Wendy Carlos tracks in the film.
* Check out the score for ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'', listed in the back of the published book and on the website.
* ''FanFic/TheGodSquad'' gives several grand moments. From the author, Derpy, Dinky and Doctor Whooves singing 'Nothing Suits Him Like a Spoof', to the epic full cast reworking of 'One More Day', to the hilarious 'Make a Babe Out of You'. For a fic that is all about humor and mocking... there is some great music.
%%* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation Secure]]. [[NightmareFuel Contain]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA5jsCsLa0I Protect]].

* ''Discworld/SoulMusic''. A book about SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic. Also, [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Death ]]
with a guitar.
** In the AnimatedAdaptation, the Big Stadium Production of "[[http://youtu.be/zOjQkIb162g The Messenger]]" at the Ankh-Morpork Free Concert is the ''most'' awesome of several Awesome Music examples. Especially since (as in the book) it's recognisably the same tune as the quiet and haunting "[[http://youtu.be/CfusJWrE0hg Sioni Bod Da]]".
** [[http://youtu.be/EAqCbOJc6RU "We Can Rule You Wholesale"]], the national anthem of... [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Ankh-Morpork]]. Seriously. That it's also a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}} goes without saying.
* An in universe example appears in ''Literature/TheDalemarkQuartet''. Moril can make people fall asleep, create illusions, move mountains, force {{Big Bad}}s to reveal themselves, and more when he plays properly.
* ''Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas''. A thousand times over, with music references everywhere. The use of the Music/BobDylan track [[http://youtu.be/FAuZkPHQ8J4 "Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again"]] is most awesome.
* The work John Bergin did for Creator/DanAbnett's ''[[Literature/GauntsGhosts Traitor General]]'' is pretty impressive and it fits the [[WorldHalfEmpty spirit]] of [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} the setting]] perfectly. It can be downloaded for free from his official site [[http://web.me.com/grinderx/Site/music_archive.html here]].
** While Awesome, the music is so moody, ominous, and GrimDark that it counts as horrific. The track "Nine Wounds" has lyrics sung by Saint Sabbat ''describing her gruesome martyrdom''. "Mindlock" does nothing less than MindRape the listener. "Too Many Ghosts" sounds like something out of ''Franchise/SilentHill''. And "Sabbat" makes it clear that in ''this'' setting, saints don't guide you to heaven, they promise "rivers of blood and oceans of sorrow." In conclusion, ''Warhammer 40,000'' is 'effing metal.
* Eric Flint's ''1632: the [[http://www.webscription.net/10.1125/Baen/0671578499/0671578499__54.htm Siege of the Wartburg]]''. Obviously based on the US Army using rock music to chase Noriega out of the Vatican Embassy in Panama, but made AWESOME by using classical music: [[http://youtu.be/1kPdwwvr0qo Wozzeck]], [[http://youtu.be/V8Ca_edg6RE Night on Bald Mountain]], [[http://youtu.be/cgeIQzY7Who Bydlo]], [[http://youtu.be/fzyi3C4gNnE In the Hall of the Mountain King]], [[http://youtu.be/xqm-7fqZZbM Arise ye Russian People]], [[http://youtu.be/Xy84N_U5jw0 Battle on the Ice]], [[http://youtu.be/FPOb9NxoYbA Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No.3 3rd Movement]], [[http://youtu.be/SgHMpYsv0_0 Rite of Spring]], [[http://youtu.be/_mOA8pZ_I4M Liebestod]], [[http://youtu.be/sx7XNb3Q9Ek Ride of the Valkyries]], [[http://youtu.be/nV9yNSpKPBU Entry of the Gods into Valhalla]], [[http://youtu.be/4NoOAJyjm54 Wotan's Farewell]], [[http://youtu.be/20RldhK9354 Siegfried's Funeral March]], [[http://youtu.be/pj64jhy1swc Immolation of the Gods]], [[http://youtu.be/xs06PsE2bZw Shostakovich's Eighth]], and then the Crowning Moment: [[http://youtu.be/wbcuteYm-EA The Lark Ascending]]. If that doesn't break your will, nothing will.
* If you can't TASTE the win dripping out of The Absence's '[[http://youtu.be/3rSUj6tgHjc World Divides]]'... You don't deserve ears.
* Anytime Music/RichardWagner's "Music/RideOfTheValkyries" starts playing in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' - and it's happened twice thus far - it means [[PhysicalGod Miss Gard]] is about to do something appropriately awesome.
** The fact that one of these involved a helicopter ''a la'' ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' just made it that much more awesome.
* Three words: [[Literature/AnimalFarm Beasts of England]]
* John Ringo's A Hymn Before Battle. The ACS assault at the end uses a massive hologram and playing Immigrant Song (led zepplin) on max volume to break the morale of moronic aliens (read zerg)
* The multimedia project ''Literature/ShadowsOfTheEmpire'' has a [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Shadows_of_the_Empire_%28soundtrack%29 soundtrack]] to go with the novel. There are different tracks for different parts of the book, and there are of course elements of John Williams' music in it. It's not bad just in general, but [[http://youtu.be/OG-vS2leE2A Night Skies]], which plays Xizor's and Vader's {{leitmotif}}s more slowly and thoughtfully and eventually surges into the Force Theme, is highly regarded by just about everyone. Also, [[http://youtu.be/x_deMfDs9jY The Destruction of Xizor's Palace]].
** [[http://youtu.be/lPi8wyfBYH0 Xizor's Theme]] is ''magnificent.'' And [[http://youtu.be/NzTDH_pRT_w The Seduction of Princess Leia]] is just a crazy, whirling, utterly romantic waltz that ''demands listening''.
*** "Leia's Nightmare" actually makes an original Star Wars piece much more epic, by making a far louder crescendo of music, accompanied by CYMBAL CRASHES! where the original had nothing.
* In ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', Rue's lullaby definitely qualifies as Heartwarming Music.
* In ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'', Arthur once, on a video tape, hears the people of Krikkit sing a happy song and thinks about Paul [=McCartney=] "sitting with his feet up by the fire on evening, humming it to Linda and wondering what to buy with the proceeds, and thinking probably Essex".
** They later sing a ballad "which would have netted [=McCartney=] Kent and Sussex and enabled him to put in a fair offer for Hampshire".
** This is all topped, when, during the climax, someone at the back of a (real) crowd starts singing a tune, which would have enabled [=McCartney=] ''to buy the world''.

* [[http://youtu.be/VjE0Kdfos4Y The superb lyrebird.]]
* [[http://youtu.be/wAHXb9hspt4 The call of loons.]]
* [[http://youtu.be/BTkZRO-FYTM The nightingale.]]
* [[http://youtu.be/CMpe34Aign4 The northern mockingbird.]]
* [[http://youtu.be/WmpEWlmgRxQ The Eurasian Blackbird.]]
* [[http://youtu.be/WabT1L-nN-E Whales.]]
* [[http://www.rainymood.com/ RAIN]].
* [[http://youtu.be/e3fqE01YYWs Jupiter]]. Yes, that giant planet makes its own music.
* CAUTION: IncrediblyLamePun alert! [[spoiler:This is the sound Uranus makes.]] [[http://youtu.be/80Ngl2RY8sA Link.]]
* Get enough Cicadas together, and it sounds like a 1950's [[http://youtu.be/oqys8lKsu4s horror movie!]]

* Pick an R&B or Soul tune made from the mid 50's to the late 70's. ''Any'' R&B or Soul tune made during that time. Chances are it was written by Smokey Robinson, and if not, then it was probably written by Curtis Mayfield, both of which wrote dozens to possibly hundreds of songs, and started when they were teenager, and both of which who were innovative bandleaders who inspired artist after artist for decades, from tunes of the pains and wonders of love, to deep songs about the anguish of poverty. It's no wonder they're considered two of the greatest songwriters and composers of the 20th Century.
* Duke Ellington, and his ManBehindTheMan Billy Strayhorn.
* Art Tatum. There's a reason why many consider him the best pianist of the 20th Century, and the best jazz pianist of all time. Hell, there's even a scientific term named after him (the fastest tempo possible that is still recognizable as a rhythm).
* [[SuperMarioBros Koji]] [[AwesomeMusic/TheLegendOfZelda Kondo]] is a strong candidate for best video game composer ever.
** Or else Kenji Yamamoto, solely on the merit that he gave us [[http://youtu.be/ZbbUv1hz6mE the Phendrana Drifts music from ''Metroid Prime'']], which is quite possibly one of the greatest and best-fitting video game songs ever.
** By that logic, we should also mention Mahito Yokota, who did the majority of the soundtrack to both ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' and ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2''.
** Keich Kobiyashi deserves mention among this crowd for his masterful work in the ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' series.
** Several composers for the [[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] series could deserve a mention. Among several others:
*** Jun Senoue (Crush 40 guitarist; and one of, if not '''the''' main composer for the series since ''Sonic 3'')
*** Tomoya Ohtani (''Sonic Adventure 2'' onward; the lead composer for the ''Sonic '06'' and ''Sonic Unleashed'' soundtracks)
*** Fumie Kumatani, Kenichi Tokoi (both ''Sonic Adventure'' onward, as well as ''Unleashed'', the ''Sonic Riders'' games, and the ''[=NiGHTS=]'' series)
*** Mariko Nanba (''Knuckles Chaotix'', and several games from ''Sonic Heroes'' onward; as well as other SEGA games[[note]]''Panzer Dragoon Saga'' and ''Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg''[[/note]])
** Tommy Tallarico deserves a spot here.
** Junichi Masuda should get an Oscar for the soundtrack to Pokemon Red/Blue. Honestly, is there a single gamer who grew up in the 90's that DOESN'T have the Battle Theme branded on the inside of their skull?
*** Or else [[AwesomeMusic/{{Pokemon}} the]] [[Earworm Pokecenter theme]].
*** Go Ichinose, who also did the series, is rather under-appreciated.
** Hideki Naganuma. ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio'' series. ''VideoGame/{{Sonic Rush|Series}}''.
** Jun Ishikawa, the mastermind behind the soundtrack to most of the ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' games.
** Arata Iyoshi, composer for the ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' series, which (''especially'' the Explorers series) rivals some, if not most, ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games in quality.
** Yuzo Koshiro managed to work wonders with the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis, creating the techno-inspired soundtracks for the ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage'' series. He has also composed music for ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'', ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'', and ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'', and his contributions to those games are a joy to listen to.
* Michael Giacchino is quickly becoming the Heir-Apparent to John Williams' SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic throne. ''Lost'', ''Alias'', Cloverfield's "ROAR!", the Medal of Honor series, ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', even'' Film/StarTrek'', though the [[IncrediblyLamePun track titles, err...]]
* Music/JohnBarry and his [[TearJerker damn]] ''Film/OutOfAfrica'' and ''Somewhere in Time'' scores, and that doesn't include all the amazingness that is the James Bond music...
* Creator/JohnCarpenter. Not only did he direct some of the scariest damn movies ever, he composed fantastic scores--the chilling ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' theme, the insanely badass ''Film/AssaultOnPrecinct131976'' theme, and more. [[http://youtu.be/gDTKj5nXvgw]] and of course [[http://youtu.be/xN1IXcl4jRY]].
* Rob Dougan. Clubbed to Death alone would have given him immortality, but then add Furious Angels, Chateau, and whatever else he's got coming for us.
* Technical excellence piano-wise doesn't make up nearly half of what Music/TomLehrer will forever be remembered for: anyone who doesn't laugh on first hearing "[[CrossesTheLineTwice Poisoning Pigeons in the Park]]", not to mention most of his other works hasn't a funny bone in their body.
* Harry Gregson-Williams. Responsible for the soundtracks of ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', the ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' series, and more.
* John Powell, especially his scores for the Bourne movies. "[[http://youtu.be/H3VPvp4O8xE To The Roof]]" from ''[[Film/TheBourneSeries The Bourne Supremacy]]'', is enough to make anyone want to engage in some international intrigue.
** His work in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' is also just as awesome, but in a different way, see "[[http://youtu.be/pM0sOrwocCI Forbidden Friendship]]"
* Frank Klepacki, composer of the Hell March songs (essentially THE song for ArmiesAreEvil and for the VideoGame/CommandAndConquer: Red Alert series.
* Kristin Chenoweth. You might know her as Olive Snook from ''Series/PushingDaisies''. Her moment of awesome ''of choice'' (and she has [[http://youtu.be/jBJn4BHtqqY a wide range]] [[http://youtu.be/QG5yhLSbE9I from which]] [[http://youtu.be/4LiynW5ok5I to choose]]) is "[[http://youtu.be/MWzewHTcHew Glitter And Be Gay,]]" from ''Candide''. Watch. Just watch. This is the woman who sang a few notes ''before going on stage'' at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and received a standing ovation.
** "If You Hadn't, But You Did." See ya later, Joe!
* Music/CharlesMingus. He inspired Yoko Kanno's work on Cowboy Bebop. An incredible bass virtuoso, the greatest jazz composer after Ellington, and a man who truly lived and loved through music. [[http://youtu.be/d5ZEfLloeWY Try for yourself]]!
%%* ''The Pavarotti.''
* Imogen Heap is a legend. Not only does she have a fantastic voice, but her songs are so frickin' awesome. "Hide And Seek" is just amazing, "The Moment I Said It" is incredible, and the stuff she did while part of Music/FrouFrou is just as good.
* Music/TimMinchin. His songs... his piano... and his hair...
* Toshiro Masuda. Especially [[http://youtu.be/yVxy25UnVvc Grief and Sorrow]].
* {{Music/U2}} manage to pull off an Awesome Trifecta with the song "[[http://youtu.be/lzgCPimHu7w Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad]]". Not only is it an incredibly awesome (not to mention [[GenreShift out-of-character for U2]]) song in its own right, Bono wrote it as a [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments gift for Frank Sinatra on his 80th birthday]]. And if ''that'' isn't enough, the original intention was for Sinatra to sing it himself, but he was [[AuthorExistenceFailure not well enough]].
** Hell, U2's entire catalogue is a lot like that. How did they advertise the release of a U2 Greatest Hits album? Just a title card with the album cover ... over which the Edge's opening guitar riff from "Where the Streets Have No Name" is playing. The crowd goes wild.
** Larry Mullen Jr. When his drumming is particularly powerful, it's the equivalent of a LetsGetDangerous moment for the lads. For validity's sake, here is @U2's [[http://www.atu2.com/news/u2-lists-top-ten-u2-drum-songs.html Top 10 U2 Drum Songs.]]
* Howza bout Eric Whitacre? He writes [[http://youtu.be/qhCS7etNEbU achingly beautiful choral pieces]] and then he goes and writes [[http://youtu.be/KH6tUJ4ucx8 a freakin' techno-opera about fallen angels engaging in gladiatorial battle!]]
** [[http://youtu.be/zWa_1p0oJjM Godzilla Eats Las Vegas]]. 'Nuff said.
** His two "Website/{{Youtube}} Virtual Choirs" were created by Whitacre posting a video of himself conducting, while contributors posted videos of themselves singing accordingly. Hours of careful video-editing later, and voila: ''[[http://youtu.be/Z1h3Tf26TcA Sleep]]'' and ''[[http://youtu.be/D7o7BrlbaDs Lux Arumque]]'', consisting of singers from all over the world.
** [[http://youtu.be/V3rRaL-Czxw Water Night]] is probably Whitacre's signature piece, showcasing his dense, luscious harmonies, ability to set text, and tendency to write insanely complicated songs. Most choral songs are written with a maximum of four notes at once ([[VoiceTypes soprano alto tenor bass]]). This one is written for ''fourteen''.
* Oh, and one word: Chanticleer. Listen to their Christmas Spiritual Medley. Now.
** Likewise, Chanticleer's performance of [[http://youtu.be/9PTZG2cHM5g "Loch Lomond"]].
** Their signature song, [[http://youtu.be/XVyCJlPiHFg Franz Biebl's "Ave Maria"]]. (It is a tad repetitive, but you can safely skip from 1:55 to 3:38 without missing anything critical.)
** For those unfamiliar with the world of choral music (and let's face it: who isn't?), Chanticleer is an ensemble that does choiring ''as a day job''. While no hard-and-fast figures exist, it's likely that there are no more than ten choirs ''in the world'' who can claim that.[[note]]The wide variety and scope of the human voice makes it hard to nail down what counts as a "choir". If you define it as, "Any group of musicians that use singing as their exclusive instrument", the number gets large, but begins to include ensembles who don't call ''themselves'' choirs: [[http://youtu.be/yHKAJM_L9uU The House Jacks]] market themselves as a rock band, for example, and [[http://youtu.be/GQN8yr-iibc The Swingle Singers]] and [[http://youtu.be/QqbiaDJMATY The Real Group]] are jazz groups.[[/note]]
* Anthony Warlow's voice is almost unparalleled in theatre. He's well known for playing the [[ThePhantomOfTheOpera Phantom]] in Australia, and was Theatre/JekyllAndHyde on the 1994 studio recording, so he's definitely done softer and creepier stuff, but combine "This is the Moment" with his performance as Enjolras in ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' and his incorporation of "Anthem" from ''Theatre/{{Chess}}'' into his concert performances, and you cannot help but be awed and inspired by the man's voice.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inon_Zur Inon Zur]] has been quietly accumulating awesomeness under the radar. just check that discography!
* Music/BearMcCreary. [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 BEAR. FRAKKING. MCCREARY.]]. His music is possibly some of the most original sci fi TV music ever written. Taiko drums, erhu, violin and orchestral yodeling galore. His fan following for the ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' music is massive.
** Not to mention his ''epically'' kickass cover of [[Music/BobDylan All Along The Watchtower]] from Season 3.
* Ron Jones is an unsung hero of TV and video game music. The man got sacked from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' cause ''[[WhatAnIdiot Rick Berman thought his music was too epic]]''. Still managed to rack up an impressive amount of credits, including the incredible score for ''[[http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=E5BBA150F52D8A88 Starfleet Command]]'', as well as ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. [[http://www.ronjonesproductions.com/listen/ Have a listen]]''.
* [[http://youtu.be/sp1fLW-DS8Q Steve Vai]].
* George freakin' Strait. Find one country music fan who ''doesn't'' worship him.
* Lisa Gerrard. Not only does the woman have amazing vocal talent, she ''invented her own language and sings in it''. You really have to hear it to understand. It sends shivers up your spine. She performs in "Dead Can Dance" and has worked on several films. [[http://youtu.be/_c1x55t51uc]].
** Hey, Enya did [[http://youtu.be/w9flGqz3Jgw the same thing!]] She calls her language "Loxian", and sings many of her songs in it. And that's not even mentioning all the other songs she's known for, like [[http://youtu.be/LTrk4X9ACtw this one]], and [[http://youtu.be/LiBwr4U59EI this one]]!
* Bill Conti deserves a nod, for his theme to the original "American Gladiators." Oh, and [[http://youtu.be/ioE_O7Lm0I4 a little thing he did for a movie in 1977, too.]]
* Music/{{Buckethead}} is the greatest guitar player ever. ''Ever.''
* Bruno Coulais. Nominated several times for the French equivalent of the Oscars. Often uses MickeyMousing with the lighting. You might know him from the impossibly awesome soundtrack of WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}.
* Edward Lodewijk Van Halen. He popularized tapping and created shred guitar. So you think that Steve Vai, Buckethead and all of the other guitarists are great? Well, that is because of Eddie Van Halen. There was one man who did make that possible though.
* Music/EricClapton. Nowadays not as cool as in the 60's. But how cool was he then? Well his album with John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers was the first album to feature modern rock guitar and he played in the first supergroup. The sunburst Les Paul, today considered a classic became that after Clapton started using one (it had been discontinued for years before he bought it). There's a reason people wrote ''Clapton is God'' all over London. How big of a god? Music/JimiHendrix considered him to be the best guitar player ever and the reason he wanted to come to England. Eddie Van Halen mentioned above? To put it simply, Eddie Van Halen said that besides tapping (which came from Jimmy Page) his playing was based around Clapton's.
* Clint Mansell. Apart from his well known offering in '[[http://youtu.be/hKLpJtvzlEI Lux Aeterna]]', there is also the brilliant gem of '[[http://youtu.be/Pa33P9A5iHs Dead Reckoning]]' from, the movie Smokin' Aces. Other things to look at are his work on the films Moon and Fountain.
* The comedy-music group 'Axis of Awesome' have a brilliant song, [[http://youtu.be/OMshvUReunc 4 Chords]] Watch it '''now.'''
* John Mackey. Full Stop. [[http://youtu.be/SuZkLEHmqeE Asphalt Cocktail]], for example. Another example, you say? How about some [[http://youtu.be/ZfBCB7_6Hbo Redline Tango]]?
* Lalo Schifrin, active in over three decades of music, just TRY to pick a film that he hasn't composed a score to.
* Video game composer JackWall. Need an example? Look no further than the [[http://youtu.be/VTsD2FjmLsw Suicide Mission]] piece from ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''. Need another example? How about the [[http://youtu.be/zHYARoLPpDw Main Theme]] from ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire''? Clearly he belongs here.
* How about Christian praise and worship musicians? Robin Mark deserves a mention here because of his two SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic hits: "Days Of Elijah" and "You're The Lion Of Judah".
* Vangelis is the king of all electronic and new age music. For proof, listen to "Ask the Mountains", "Echoes", "Hymne", and any number of others.
* Music/AkiraYamaoka, best known for the AwesomeMusic/SilentHill, is the king of Electronic VideoGame Music. He's also down work on AwesomeMusic/DanceDanceRevolution and AwesomeMusic/{{Beatmania}}. [[http://youtu.be/U6ABAKHr080 Oh and he's a]] [[PowerOfRock great guitarist]].
* Music/JimiHendrix. One of the greatest artists to pick up an electric guitar.
* AwesomeMusic/YokoShimomura, best female composer alive.
* Creator/NobuoUematsu, the composer for [[AwesomeMusic/FinalFantasy the first ten]] ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games and part of ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''. He's considered on par with [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Koji]] [[AwesomeMusic/TheLegendOfZelda Kondo]].
* AwesomeMusic/HansZimmer whose ability to mix ElectronicMusic, Rock, and symphonic music is unparalleled. Just listen to the soundtrack to ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', or ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
* AwesomeMusic/DannyElfman, king [[{{Goth}} of]] [[DarkerAndEdgier Dark]] AwesomeMusic/{{Film}} Score.
* AwesomeMusic/YokoKanno whose work for AwesomeMusic/{{Anime}} like ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' and ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' is legendary and [[GenreBusting eccentric]].
* AwesomeMusic/JohnWilliams, composer for ''Franchise/StarWars'' and various Creator/StevenSpielberg movies, is considered one of the greatest composers of our time.
* [[AwesomeMusic/PinkFloyd David Gilmour and Roger Waters]], the chief writers and members of Music/PinkFloyd. The former is one of the greatest guitarists in ProgressiveRock, and the latter is an awesome writer and singer.

* ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'''s theme music: [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xjj57o_adventures-in-odyssey-theme-song_music Dum Duuuuuum Dum dum dum dum duuuuuuuuum...]]
* Radio/ElvenQuest. Although this is a comedy/parody series, the theme music is epic, as suits a grand fantasy adventure.

[[folder:Sports Team Anthems]]
* For fans of English Premier League club Everton the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUpLlI4vt4w opening drum beat]] of ''Series/ZCars'', which plays whenever the team come onto the pitch. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTEHQgXkho8&t=18s An example of the fans' reaction.]]
* For Liverpool, Everton's rivals across the park, it's [[http://youtu.be/bMWsJ13DTBM Gerry and the Pacemakers' cover]] of [[Theatre/{{Carousel}} 'You'll Never Walk Alone']].
** Members of the Spanish government were so inspired by the sight and sound of a crowd of Liverpool fans singing "You'll Never Walk Alone" that they made an (ultimately ill-fated) attempt to put lyrics to Spain's purely instrumental national anthem to give Spanish crowds a similar song behind which to rally.
** "You'll Never Walk Alone" was central to a seminal SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} and SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome. Liverpool and Everton FC have been long time rivals. A few years ago, a 13 year old was murdered by an Everton fan because he was wearing a Liverpool shirt. That weekend Liverpool played Everton in the Premier League. A one minute silence was called in memory of the boy. A few Liverpool fans started singing "You'll Never Walk Alone" '''and the Everton fans joined in.'''
* "Marching On Together", the team anthem of English football team Leeds United. Alex Ferguson (Manchester United manager) says that to this day despite Leeds' financial troubles and demotion to the lower leagues there is no more intimidating moment in football than when "Marching on Together" is played at the start of games at Elland Road.
* Edinburgh side Heart of Midlothian FC's anthem, the [[http://youtu.be/EkoMty6NAB4 "Heart's Song".]] Doubly so since they won the Scottish Cup in 2012.
* A CFL example. For Saskatchewan Roughriders fans "Green is the Colour".
* [[http://youtu.be/gktXAlOGc6c Kate Smith's rendition of "God Bless America"]] famously became an unofficial anthem for the Philadelphia Flyers (ice hockey). The song's effect on the Flyers is legendary; the team has won 77 out of 102 times when the song is played before the game. They even placed a [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyg/2543493365/ statue of her outside their stadium]] as a memorial after she died. Her rendition is also used during the seventh-inning stretch of all New York Yankees home games. Keep in mind that ''all other MLB stadiums'' do this only on Sunday games or national holidays.
* Not quite a team anthem, but Constable Lyndon Slewidge who [[http://youtu.be/G8x5BNZQ1co sings the national anthems]] at pretty much all the Ottawa Senators home games is an outstanding singer, among the best to sing anthems at hockey games. Plus, all Sens fans know his trademark salute, blown kiss, and thumbs up.
* The UsefulNotes/UniversityOfMichigan's [[http://youtu.be/PlS3twJWYSc "(Hail to) The Victors"]], "the greatest college fight song ever written" - according to ''John Phillip Sousa'', for crying out loud!
* If you ever go to an Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, make sure to get there early enough to watch the roof open. It's accompanied by a truly awesome soundtrack, including a CHOIR. The roof-closing music is equally awesome.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gumfz0LmPQ The Fields of Athenry]] being sung by 60,000 Irish at a rugby match is pretty special. Also sung at the football in Euro 2012.
* England have [[http://youtu.be/rvsFF8W3EKw taken to drowning out the haka with "Swing Low Sweet Chariot"]] in recent years.
* South Africa's anthem "Ons Vir Jou, Suid-Afrika" can challenge this for power, though.

[[folder: Theme Parks]]
* Ride/DisneyThemeParks
** The Space Mountain rides have all had great music over the years, including [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aq2FWo_XEUY one piece]] by surf guitar legend Music/DickDale, but none of them can hold a candle to [[http://youtu.be/KyBpSP7R81c "Space Mountain: De La Terre A La Lune"]]. It was the first roller coaster in the world to have an onboard synchronised audio system (SOBAT), and a fully orchestrated soundtrack truly completed the experience.
** A few attractions (such as Space Mountain, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, and California Screamin') have on-board sound systems that play music through the duration for the rides. They all sound really good.
** The Main Street Electrical Parade has always been awesome. During its original run from 1972 to 1996, more floats have been added to the parade, which also resulted in longer parade music. [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xa0edw_disneys-main-street-electrical-para_travel This compilation]] manages to round up as many float songs as possible in one single music medley. For those who have enjoyed the original parade, time to relive your childhood. Ditto for MSEP's successor ''Spectromagic''.
** The original version of "Illuminations" was pretty awesome in its own right, mixing together some of the best-loved classical music from the World Showcase countries -- and even including a version of "It's a Small World" that's pretty cool!
** The Theme from [[http://youtu.be/BDmLvgITm5E Soarin' Over California.]] Absolutly beautiful. So beautiful that when Jerry Goldsmith (the composer of the song) came down from his first ride on Soarin' with the music he composed, he was in tears.
** At this point, we should probably just direct your attention to [[http://mouseworldradio.com/ Mouseworld Radio]], where you can often hear this music.
** Several, including the scores to Illuminations, Tapestry of Nations, ''Theatre/{{Fantasmic}}'', "Horizons", and the Jeremy Irons version of Spaceship Earth.
%%** ''Ride/WorldOfColor'' definitely joined the list, especially with the Villain sequence combining Firebird Suite, Hellfire and Night on Bald Mountain into one dramatic suite.
%%** Hallowishes. Once again, the villain's sequence steals the show.
%%** "Fantillusion" from Tokyo and Paris!
%%** [[Franchise/TheHauntedMansion The Phantom Manor]], full stop.
%%** "Chasing a Dream" from ''Theatre/TwiceCharmed''.
%%** Both "Wishes" and "Remember: Dreams Come True."
%%* Alton Towers has a HUGE list of Awesome Ride Music, of note:
%%** [[http://youtu.be/fCQ2VNVAHAQ Towers Street Mixdown.]]
%%** [[http://youtu.be/Zr2-9WrRVp8 Nemesis.]]
%%** [[http://youtu.be/ynXGwbqr2wg Oblivion.]]
%%** [[http://youtu.be/0GSCL0y4Q7c Air.]]
%%** [[http://youtu.be/Tu5NQd7wYyc Hex: Legend Of The Towers.]]
%%** [[http://youtu.be/s01SsbayhBU Cloud Cuckoo Land.]]
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eze5Lv1vCp8 Th13teen.]]
%%** [[http://youtu.be/HpAKsWssXpA The Smiler.]]
%%* [[http://youtu.be/d_yb5zdSKC0 Disneyland Paris's Christmas Parade called "La Parade De Noel".]]
* Six Flags Great America played a fantastically tongue-in-cheek creepy song/audio monologue to crowds in line for its horror-themed roller coaster, "The Demon". The original recording was destroyed, and the song believed lost for decades, until a former fan who'd taped it at the park put it up on a webpage just a few years ago; now, they're back to playing it while you wait.
* Pick any background music from [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's Islands of Adventure]]. ANY. Mostly inspired by the score of ''[[Music/JohnWilliams Hook]]'' and composed by William Kid, it's so great, that when the park first opened, [[MomentofAwesome a soundtrack was released of the best tracks]].
%%** [[http://youtu.be/NPz37Uo849w The Call to Adventure.]]
%%** [[http://youtu.be/5qS763EI1Nk Ocean Trader Market.]]
%%** [[http://youtu.be/Iwr_IlKjr5U Banner Science Park.]]
%%** [[http://youtu.be/uaybAMYGpqU The Wacky World of Jay Ward.]]
%%** [[http://youtu.be/l_ne7di2tng Jurassic Park Calypso (both versions).]]
%%** [[http://youtu.be/kmdmkLpqw_w The Cat in the Hat.]]
%%* Efteling (the Dutch Theme Park):
%%** [[http://youtu.be/QA-pxba5Z5c Villa Volta.]]
%%** Fata Morgana:
%%*** [[http://youtu.be/BOmlW1umiQg Fata Morgana - Harem.]]
%%*** [[http://youtu.be/nvTk1z1yJbs Fata Morgana - Jungle.]]
%%** [[http://youtu.be/18ltzgs5evg Vogel Rok]], a roller coaster in the dark.
%%** All of the ''Droomvlucht'' / Dreamflight music:
%%*** [[http://youtu.be/d3JgFwJOslk Castle Realm.]]
%%*** [[http://youtu.be/utSzDMcogp4 Wondrous Woods.]]
%%*** [[http://youtu.be/HZeloRDxF6Q Heavenly Strongholds.]]
%%*** [[http://youtu.be/ACr7Unmz0vg Fairie Garden.]]
%%*** [[http://youtu.be/P35kIcpCk7I Squelch Forest]].
%%** [[http://youtu.be/ee4ddVJXlnU Pardoes Promenade]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjTvCuyqyq4 along with the 2012 version.]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* A rare WebComic example: "O buddy Roy", in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. ([[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0445.html lyrics]])([[http://youtu.be/-Jgma--0WYU tune]])
* A sequence in ''untitled'' featured a scene with a gangster and the ghost he doesn't know is following his every move driving along, merrily singing along to "Just What I Needed" by The Cars...right before hitting a cow. As the car flips through the next few panels, we can still see the lyrics playing from the radio.
* Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily's has a number of "musical comics", which have lyrics in the strip and an .mp3 in TheRant.
** We've got the music used for the 200th comic special, [[http://www.brawlinthefamily.com/media/OdeToMinions.mp3 Ode to Minions]].
** The three Christmas comics at the very end of their 2010 year all sound good too.
** The Most Awesome title ''has'' to go to Matthew's long awaited 400th comic: [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/2012/04/11/400-the-history-of-nintendo/ The History Of Nintendo]]. A webcomic glorifying Nintendo's game history? Cool. Freaking including the Ultra Hand, LoveHotels ''and'' rhyming every major Nintendo employee. Awesome!
** The comic's finally come to an end, but there's still time for [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/2014/10/03/600-one-final-song/ One Final Song]].
* Fans gives us [[http://www.faans.com/index.php?p=1054 The Language Of Your Voice]].
* ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'': [[http://lfgcomic.com/video.php "After my mayhem I simply don't do - what's the word? - CARE!"]] All set to [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid "Part of Your World"]], to boot.
** Though it's a rough animation, we still have the epic duet between Cale and Richard: [[http://youtu.be/nFdLtoKQ7HU This Is War]]
* ''Webcomic/DeadWinter'': [[http://deadwinter.cc/page/193.htm Please allow me]] [[http://deadwinter.cc/page/194.htm to introduce myself]], [[http://deadwinter.cc/page/195.htm I'm a man of]] [[http://deadwinter.cc/page/196.htm wealth and taste]].
** [[http://deadwinter.cc/page/472 Kickstart My Heart]] is now in progress, if [[http://deadwinter.cc/page/473 this page]] is of any indication. (Read the AltText for a Website/{{Youtube}} Easter Egg to listen while you rock!)
* Given its [[AwesomeMusic/TouhouProject source material]], ''Webcomic/TouhouNekokayou'' was bound to have a few. For a start, ''[[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/music/RNL-Meimu.mp3 Edge of Spacetime ~ Navy-Blue Generation]]'', the theme for Meimu aka [[spoiler:Kon Yakumo]].
** Meimu also gets ''[[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/music/RNL-MeetMeimu.mp3 Aperture Girl]]'' as her introduction.
** Rin Satsuki's theme, ''[[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/music/RNL-Rin.mp3 Strange Bird of the Moon, Illusion of Mysterious Cat ~ On The Shoulder of Hisou Tensoku]]'', a remix of one of ZUN's non-game melodies, is also pretty kick-ass.
** And this being ''Touhou'', it wouldn't be complete if there wasn't at least one remix mashing up the ZUN canon with something from another work. [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa01marisa0185 Here's]] ''Maiden's Capriccio ~ Dream Battle'' mixed with [[Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures Sburban Countdown]].
* Tessa Stone, creator of ''Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName'', gives us [[http://vert-is-ninja.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2hswug the main character singing Queen and The (somewhat) Stoic supporting character finishing off the lyric.]] What more could you ask for?
* Ellen's Song, from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''. The most awesome part could be one of several things. It could be that Ellen was the only one to receive the fabled perfect score at karaoke, or it could be that [[spoiler:[[ClosetKey Ellen]] is using it to tell Nanase that she knows, she feels the same way and that [[ComingOutStory coming out as a lesbian]] is okay.]] Link to the original strip [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2006-04-17 here.]] There are also two versions of the song on Website/{{Youtube}}. [[http://youtu.be/LpaqULhJmF4 Version 1.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-s7XcV4ZyM Version 2.]]
* ''Webcomic/OnePunchMan'': [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcpVSbmphSQ The opening.]] Made more awesome since it's by Music/JAMProject.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has the heterodyning that is the mark of the Heterodyne family. [[TruthInTelevision Heterodyning in the real world]] is a way of alternating frequecies to create new frequencies, and the [[MadScientist Heterodyne Sparks]] hum in this way to tune out distractions and increase their focus. It's illustrated as [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20021216#.VvqrD-IrLIU very fancy curly music notes]], as opposed to the way that [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20040209#.VvqraOIrLIU normal music]] is shown in the comic. Agatha later engineers clanks to be able to produce heterodyne-style music, which ends up doing a lot of ''[[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic ...interesting]]'' things, like [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20060428#.Vvqr9uIrLIU suppressing]] the [[GrandTheftMe implanted personality]] of [[BigBad her mother]]. She then goes on to use the heterodyne music she plays on the organ to [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070108#.VvqsxeIrLIU direct an over-engineered circus]] - including a merry-go-round that can level a small town - in attacking an entire army, [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070117#.VvqqbOIrLIU and succeeding.]]

[[folder:Web Video]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSgzkKxTgLk The Luckydo Rap]], a ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' Machinima by WebVideo/Wowcrendor. Even [[http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/7638334 Blizzard]] has acknowledged it as such.
%%* WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows is an excellent piano player.
* Ladies and gentlemen, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMgbfFpXZu0 the Slender Man Song!]] And its accompanying [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRq7tTbyGD4 rock remix]] set to clips of the various webshows. And some from some fanfilms, such as Entity and Proxy. And so on, so forth.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJudGUgkM_Y Eighties Man]], a song and accompanying music video all about UsefulNotes/TheEighties, by none other than Creator/DCDouglas.
* ''WebVideo/DragonballZAbridged'':
** Both [[http://teamfourstar.com/page-makeaman their rendition]] of [[Disney/{{Mulan}} "I'll Make A Man Out of You,"]] and [[spoiler: [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} Ghost Nappa]]'s theme song.]]
** If you hit [[spoiler: Burter's dead body]] hard enough, you can play a song. [[spoiler: Vegeta plays the VideoGame/{{Tetris}} theme]].
** The "Rockin' It Out" FanVid, which features Goku and Vegeta in an epic guitar duel.
** Bardock - The Father of Goku Abridged featured both "Dare" and "The Touch" from ''Transformers: The Movie''. Bardock even uses Prime's legendary "__ must be stopped, no matter the cost!" right before The Touch starts. Awesome Music indeed.
** Nappa singing "[[Music/RageAgainstTheMachine Killing in the Name]]" for the Christmas album.
** Vegeta singing "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Dragonballs."
** It may have been short, but Nappa's rendition of Music/{{KISS}}'s "Detroit Rock City" was still awesome.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9NFvegp57c Freeza's ringtone]] is glorious.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVZxKtnUtDk Yamcha the Scarfaced Bandit]]," which plays during Yamcha's fight with [=S.N.O.W. Man.=], who plays the song for fighting music.
** Goku makes his entrance on Namek to Wrestling/HulkHogan's theme. [[AwesomenessIsVolatile The sheer awesomesomeness made many a head explode]].
** Piccolo's arrival to the fight against Freeza is made even more Badass when framed by "Battle With Magus" from ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' Resurrection.
** Piccolo's arrival to the fight against Lord Slug is made even more Badass when framed by Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin's theme, "Glass Shatters".
** Nappa's short rendition of "[[Music/{{Disturbed}} Stupify]]" at the end of Lord Slug.
** Cat loves food, ye-yeah, yeah [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCnC1bXxEeI yeah!]]
** The [[http://youtu.be/69J67L4b0xU?t=23m3s end credits]] of ''The History of Trunks'' combines Cha-La Head and the ''Doctor Who'' theme. ''History of Trunks'' in general has a lot of this, and a lot of it is borrowed from ''Series/DoctorWho''. Special mention goes to the use of ''Doomsday'' when Trunks discovers Gohan's body and subsequently becomes a Super Saiyan.
* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'':
** Not including the ultra-catchy "Gunslinger" OP theme, he's quite fond of borrowing music from the Matt Smith era of Series/DoctorWho (in particular, the Doctor's "I Am the Doctor" theme) as well as themes from ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' and ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock''.
** The old-school midi version of "Gunslinger" used in his ''GameBoy #1'' review.
** If anything could outdo the theme song, it's the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdXtMPkHnqI Ballad of Linkara]] that closed out his 200th episode.
** [[http://jamiesoar.bandcamp.com/track/a-new-identity "A New Identity"]] has been composed [[MeaningfulName specifically for the moment]] where [[spoiler: Linkara changes his outfit]].
** Fans have also enjoyed the Christmas-themed version of the theme song, even though it's only appeared in 2 reviews.
* Rob Cantor's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0u4M6vppCI "Shia LaBeouf"]] is odd, but the orchestration and use of not just one, but two choirs makes it a masterpiece.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* During the Falklands War, the crew of the sinking HMS Sheffield, freezing and wounded in the southern Atlantic, passed the time to their rescue by singing [[Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian Always Look on the Bright Side of Life]].
* During the Battle of the Black Sea, US pilot Michael Durant was captured. After 10 days in captivity, he was released. On the way to the medevac plane, the US Ranger Batallion stationed there started singing "God Bless America". That's right: The first music Durant heard after his stint in captivity was "God Bless America" as he's being evacuated. Boo-freakin'-yah.
* [[SchmuckBait This]] [[http://youtu.be/xWw46X-83xs moment]] at the 2008 Macy's parade.
* [[http://youtu.be/zoOE69Vwn7I As The War Approaches]].
* Barack Obama became President while the John Williams composition [[http://youtu.be/02Ao9jyq5Vk Air and Simple Gifts]], was performed by Itzhak Perlman on violin, Yo-Yo Ma on cello, Gabriela Montero on piano, and Anthony [=McGill=] on clarinet.[[note]]Although they weren't actually playing because it was too cold outside. It was pre-recorded.[[/note]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/symphony The Youtube Symphony Orchestra]]. Not just for the music, but for the global auditioning done on Youtube of all places.
* [[http://youtu.be/LfamTmY5REw Ben Folds playing Chatroulette at a concert]]. Can double (triple?) as a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}} and a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome.
* "[[http://youtu.be/Us-TVg40ExM Stand By Me]]" as produced as part of the Playing for Change project. In fact, ''all'' of Playing For Change is amazing. Here's [[http://youtu.be/fgWFxFg7-GU War/No More Trouble]] and [[http://youtu.be/tAjFnJuk1Aw Don't Worry]].
%%* The entire Last Night of the Proms.
%%* Bagpipes were invented for this very purpose.
* A Drum Corps' rendition of Mozart's Symphony #40. [[http://youtu.be/Y9p5oAe84GY#t=3m26s Not Mambozart]]. Energetic and just effing awesome.
* [[http://youtu.be/wOzG7bBylRo The 1999 Academy Awards]].
** [[http://youtu.be/Terhj8mjPwY The 2008 Academy Awards]].
** [[http://youtu.be/-6S5caRGpK4 The 2011 Tony Awards.]]
* [[http://www2.facinghistory.org/Campus/weimar.nsf/ID/CC7954A84EB80E2385257019004D02B9?OpenDocument The Lavender Song]]. It sounds like a (catchy, cabaret-swing-style) pissed-off gay-rights anthem - and it is. ''It was first sung in Berlin, in 1920.'' "We're not afraid to be queer and different - and if that means hell, hell, we'll take the chance!" Becomes a TearJerker when you see the line "Round us all up, send us away, that's what you'd really like to do" and remember that German homosexuals were first arrested, then deported to concentration camps, then sent to death camps, and finally, when WWII ended and the camps were liberated, were released only to be immediately sent back to prison for violating sodomy laws (with the notable exception of East Germany, which did not uphold Nazi-era sodomy laws and [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome eventually rendered all anti-homosexuality laws redundant by the 1960s]]).
* [[http://youtu.be/1ClQednxqwg This]] acappella version of Flight of the Conchord's "The Humans Are Dead". Or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1QCzoB43s4 this]] techno/dubstep version. Of course.
* "Layla" by itself probably could use a mention here, but when you include the [[http://youtu.be/KYihP5qQ04A Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]]...
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyager_Golden_Record Voyager Golden Record]], basically a mix tape for the entire planet.
* [[http://youtu.be/OcEPqIBrSlk Conan's last night]] on The Tonight Show. That is all.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_Report Weather Report's]] album [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavy_Weather_(album) Heavy Weather]]. In particular, [[http://youtu.be/Ae0nwSv6cTU Birdland]]. Keep in mind that as of that recording the band had five members: Manolo Badrena on percussion, Alex Acuña on drums, Jaco Pastorius on bass, Wayne Shorter on sax... and Joe Zawinul on synth making it sound like an actual bid band. In [[http://youtu.be/pqashW66D7o this live video]] you can see Zawinul's synths.
* [[http://youtu.be/mEKUtus5LlQ "The Sacred War"]], one of the most famous Soviet songs from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. One can practically ''feel'' the utter fury of the lyrics, which called upon Mother Russia to rise up and give the Nazis hell for all it was worth -- which the Soviets did over four years of the bloodiest fighting of the entire war.
* Basically any songs made famous by Red Army Choir counts as one. One of those was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZqVOFSYRWI White Army Black Baron]]. It's triumphant.
* Even a ''computer virus'' can provide Awesome Music. Case in point, [[http://youtu.be/FxDNg2OTEVk the techno.com virus]]. [[http://youtu.be/cn756-Ypamw A full version is fine too.]]
* [[http://youtu.be/a8smFEnL8D8 "Abysmalaria"]], an original composition by one 8BitDanooct1 of Website/{{Youtube}}, was created with [=FamiTracker=], a music maker designed to faithfully emulate the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem Famicom's]] sound capabilities (which includes the default 2A03 sound chip; and the Nintendo [=MMC5=], Konami [=VRC6=], and [=FDS=] expansion chips). This song is quite possibly the crystallization of pure 8-Bit awesomeness.
* [[http://youtu.be/WPkDFPmRSqU The 2010 Emmy Opening Number]]. Also doubles as a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}.
* "[[http://youtu.be/K907lLUzmC0 No Motherland Without You]]".
* "[[http://youtu.be/aNK7biw9r5c Der Heimliche Aufmarsch]]" by Ernst Busch, a German actor who was a communist, certainly is this. The fact that he was able to record this song ''before World War 2'' and keep it away from Nazi attention just makes this song all the more awesome!
* [[http://youtu.be/M2oZQW4-lSI "All You Need Is Love"]], as performed by people in over 156 different countries at the same time.
* Say what you will about the bad rep circuses have for animal abuse, but the song [[http://youtu.be/LqcbBAezlC4 "Put A Little Circus In Your Life"]] is so damn awesome.
* King UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionheart of England composed an absolutely beautiful song, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMZ3mSVcSKg Ja Nus Hons Pris]] while in captivity. It perfectly captures the theme of HopeSpringsEternal while being a lament on his imprisonment.