A song (the genre of the song can be rock and roll, heavy metal, pop, country, alternative rock, etc.) has intervals of music that sound like they came from a music box. These music box intervals may sound light-hearted, nostalgic, or calming compared to the rest of the song. Sometimes it can serve as a creepy contrast to the actual song, or it may actually go well with the general theme/sound of the song.

Compare OminousMusicBoxTune.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/{{Gravitation}}'''s "Sleepless Beauty".
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Sadness And Sorrow, Grief And Sorrow, Man Of The World, Loneliness, etc.
* The ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}'' anime has the song "Kabe no Mukou", which is quite [[NightmareFuel creepy]].
* "Lilium", the opening song used in the ''Manga/ElfenLied'' anime.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Soundscape To Ardor (Morning Remembrance)
* A music-box theme plays periodically in ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', and the box itself is shown in one episode to belong to a certain character. It has a tune designed to invoke nostalgia.
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[[folder:Film]]
* [[Franchise/HarryPotter Hedwig's Theme]], although it is actually played on a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celesta celesta]] (a large music box that you can play like a piano).
* The song "I Am Listening" from ''Film/IAmLegend''.
* The theme song of the movie ''Literature/RequiemForADream.''
* The theme song of the movie ''Film/ForrestGump'', that plays in the opening.
* ''Film/{{Titanic}}'''s "My Heart Will Go On".
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'s'' "Once upon a december".
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[[folder:Music]]
* The British group Music/{{Muse}} tends to have introductions like this.
* The song "Music/{{Blue}}" by Music/TheBirthdayMassacre.
* "Nemo" by Music/{{Nightwish}}.
** Also, "Taikatalvi"
* "A little pain" by Olivia inspi' Reira (Trapnest).
* "Saeglopur" by SigurRos.
* "Bizarre Love Triangle" by NewOrder.
* "No Don't Shoot" by Foxy Shazam.
* Frank Mills - "Music Box Dancer."
* Music/TheAlanParsonsProject: "Eye In The Sky", "Don't Answer Me", the main theme of "The Turn Of A Friendly Card" suite.
* Emerson, Lake & Palmer, "Bitches' Crystal".
* Coin Operated Boy
* A few {{Evanescence}} songs. Most notably, "My Immortal" and "Bring Me To Life".
* "Flyswatter" by {{eels}}.
* "Golem II: The Bionic Vapour Boy" by Music/MrBungle (complete by winding up and down).
* "Kuso Breakin No Breakin Lilly" by MaximumTheHormone opens with this.
* Frosti by Music/{{Bjork}}--actually much of Vespertine.
* The song "Music Box" by Thrice opens and closes with a music box playing.
* "Kid A" and "No Surprises" by Music/{{Radiohead}}.
* "Every day", by Music/BuddyHolly.
* Music/TheProtomen song "Father of Death" from Act II.
* The beginning of "Gz and Hustlas" by Music/SnoopDogg.
* "Sunday Morning" by TheVelvetUnderground.
* "Just Trying To Be" by Music/JethroTull.
* "Like An Angel Passing Through My Room" by Music/{{ABBA}}.
* Music/BlackSabbath, of all bands, has a moment with this in "Fluff".
* "Time In A Bottle" by Jim Croce.
* OzzyOsbourne: ''Mr Tinker Train'' opens with some music-boxish music. The song itself is kinda creepy, though.
* The opening riff to "Sweet Child Of Mine" by Music/GunsNRoses.
* "Wahrheit" by Music/YouseiTeikoku starts off with these, intersperses them within the chorus, and ends with them.
* "Listen To My Song" by Arthur Lee and Love.
* "Old" by Music/{{Starflyer 59}} begins with a music box getting wound up and playing a few notes. The music box continues, very faintly, for the whole song, even after the rest of the instruments stop at the very end.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* A lot of ''KingdomHearts'' songs: Kairi's theme, Namine's theme, Roxas's theme, Dearly Beloved, Hikari, etc.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d357LkWN5U This song]] from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''. The ocarina songs in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' (Song of healing, Stone Tower Temple theme, Elegy of Emptiness, etc. ) and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' (Zelda's lullaby, Song of time, etc.); no doubt there's more songs in the Zelda video games that fit this trope.
** The Song of Storms is technically played on a music box when you first hear it, but the device lacks the iconic tinny sound and more resembles a concertina.
* "Burning Heat! (3 Option Mix)", a remix of a song from ''Gradius 2'' heard in ''DDRMAX 2: VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution 7th Mix'', drops back to NES-style bleeps for eight seconds.
* In ''VideoGame/{{NieR}}'', there are several songs with music box arrangements, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdP_CbUfvPY "Dispossession"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2yaLaULpEI "The Shadowlord's Theme"]].
* ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' has "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFJ1r6_4mW4 Blue Bird Lamentation]]", a sad song which begins and ends with a music box melody. It's the melody that Luna's music box pendant plays in-game.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonGatesToInfinity'' has Despair, its SimpleScoreOfSadness, done in this fashion for the light and super light arrangements of it.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* "Fixing WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}}" by Thomas Newman.
* "Tears To Shed" from the movie ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride''.
* A majority of the songs in the movie ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}''.
* Mrs. Potts singing ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' in the movie's ballroom scene.
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