->''"Oh, I love that sound. [It's] the sound of us getting out of here in one piece."''
-->-- '''Darman''', ''[[Franchise/StarWars Hard Contact]]''

The complete polar opposite of the MostAnnoyingSound, this is for a sound/visual cue/etc - usually in a video game (but not always), that may or may not come up often, but is so satisfying to hear that sometimes you just want to reset the game/rewind the video and hear it again. Whereas MostAnnoyingSound is universally caused by the sound itself, the Most Wonderful Sound can either be caused by the sound itself (perhaps it's a particularly catchy jingle, is an iconic sound, or is a quote that's just that {{Badass}}), or because hearing means that something really good just happened or is about to happen.

The most wonderful part of these wonderful sounds, of course, is figuring out how to spell them.

Compare SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic. Contrast HellIsThatNoise.

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* [[MostWonderfulSound/VideoGame Most Wonderful Video Game Sound Effects]]


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[[folder:Anime]]
* The steady, humming cadence of the Super Saiyan battle aura in Manga/DragonBall Z.
* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has the [[NoisyGuns chambering of cartridges]] into the Intelligent Devices, especially those of the two leads. Carried to its [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill logical conclusion]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAJOcG-CAwA here]]. Yeah.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGJ5apPYnHQ More Intelligent Devicey goodness]].
** ''Every time'' Bardiche talks. That voice is just awesome. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8HauJRAE0s Here.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eaatgUxsNs&feature=related Raising Heart too]], particularly when she says "All right". She sounds so reassuring.
** The distinctive "shing" sound whenever a mage casts a spell. Made even more epic by some characters whenever they feel it's time to kick ass. Examples are when Fate or Erio casts a big spell, the sound is immediately followed by the crackle of lightning and as shown in the video above, Nanoha's casting sound is immediately followed by the hum of a WaveMotionGun being charged.
* ''GunBuster'''s Buster Machine March. The sequel even had a scene especially made to subvert this.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTHn9GmTgSk Newtype flash]].
* A certain sound effect occasionally used for energy weapon by Artmic. It can be found near the climax of ''BubblegumCrisis'' episode 3 (when Priss destroys that last Boomer), or all over the anime-style training videos for ''CaptainPowerAndTheSoldiersOfTheFuture'' (Occurs a few seconds in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7yPxJWWgZI here]])
* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' has several unique themes as part of its soundtrack, but the most notable of late has been Season 2 deploying a specific and highly recognizable music track whenever the protagonists are about to really pull something impressive off. Audible around the 3 minute mark [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keer-C-U_uw here]], as the ''Ptolemaios II'' enters the atmosphere.
** Not sure if it's the same song, but [[http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=VIoknH2y4Fk&feature=channel this]] is the song that usually gets played right when the protagonists are about to kick some serious ass.
** There's nothing quite like the sound of the Gundams's eyes flashing in the middle of a heavy action sequence, or right after one.
** The Braves piloted by Graham Aker's squad in ''[[Anime/Gundam00AWakeningOfTheTrailblazer A Wakening of the Trailblazer]]'' have a particle rifle that fires with a highly pleasing sound effect.
* The sound of the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'''s beam rifle is so awesome that the Unicorn's beam magnum fires with the same sound.
* The plink-plink-plink sound of the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Freedom Gundam's]] targeting scope picking up ZAFT/Earth Alliance mobile suits, preparatory to unleashing a load of BeamSpam.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwyVV5_orBo 'Here I go! THIS HAND OF MINE IS BURNING RED! IT'S LOUD ROAR TELLS ME TO GRASP VICTORY!]] [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam ERUPTING! BURNING! FINGEEEER!]]
* Anime/CodeGeass:
** [=VrrrEEEEEEEEEEEEEE=]! Ah, the sound of MindRape...
** "Lelouch vi Britannia commands you!"
*** Now, all of you ... DIE!
* Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann: Drills. Spiral Gauges from that series as well.
** Particularly satisfying is the Spiral Gauge that ''shatters'' in the final episode. ''Bwoooowww-KSSSSHVWIIIIWIWIWIWIWIIII!''
** And then there's the hum of the power of Lagann.
** In the final episode, TTGL is in a tight spot with the earth right behind them. [[LastEpisodeThemeReprise The series theme music]] starts, with an extra long version of the opening riff. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Grab some popcorn]].
** Even more so - the Core Drill's pulse.
** ''[[ThemeMusicPowerUp "Kimi ni au]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome mae no jibun wo]] [[TearJerker wasureta]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEIpaIXhJM4 mitai ni..."]]''
** ROW ROW FIGHT DA POWAH!
** Ore wo dare da omotte yagaru!? / Who the hell do you think I am!?
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IJX-LNWTEQ You've got some nerve coming out here / Into the eye of the storm]]...
* The Mach 5 from ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' had three specially distinctive and loved sounds: the starting, the engine and the "chuck-chuck-chuck" from the Auto Jack.
* Manga/{{Bleach}}:
** Bankai.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7IPyvrm3TM The voice of the hollowfied Ichigo]].
* FistOfTheNorthStar:
** "Omae wa mou shinde iru." / "You're already dead."
** ATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATA...WA-'''TAA!!'''
** Kokuoh galloping.
** Lightning strikes that sometimes occur in the background.
** BLA-BLOMSH! In the Viz manga, this is the sweet, sweet sound of Kenshiro popping Mr. Heart's head and stomach like grapes.
* AudibleSharpness. Specifically, the kind that was prevalent in 70s and 80s anime, whenever a sword was drawn and light curves up the blade. Shows up occasionally in Samurai Jack.
* The "twinkling" sound effect that you hear whenever Lum flies.
* VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi:
** "Mii~" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4r0Vgv0Nv0 "Nipaa!"]]
** [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe OMOCHIKAERI~!!]]
** That sound the original version uses for the "higurashi zoom" effect.
*** And a perfect crossover between Most Wonderful Sound and HellIsThatNoise with the beautiful, dreadful, suspenseful sound of screaming cicadas.
* Manga/AzumangaDaioh: Sata Andagi!
** [-'''Nekokoneko:''' Nyaa~!-]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PbPdjWlB9k Heeeee~]]
*** In other words, Osaka's reaction to splitting chopsticks cleanly, a couple of years before Chiyo reveals the trick to it.
** Osaka's Japanese voice alone is a Most Wonderful Sound.
** Sakaki giggling on the English track as she rolls around with Mayaa.
* Hellsing's English dub: anything said by Alucard. ''Anything.''
* Manga/DeathNote:
** Light's laugh, especially the English version, is incredibly addictive.
** [[MemeticMutation Sakujo sakujo sakujo sakujo]] ''sakujo!''
* KaraNoKyoukai: Overlapping with {{Leitmotif}} (yet belonging here because it's not one single track), is the [[OminousLatinChanting choral segment]] of Shiki Ryougi's asskicking music. Someone or something is [[DiagonalCut going to get cut]].
* Admit it, when you hear the sound of the [[GaoGaiGar G-Stone]] sliding into place, follwed by the loud whine of Genesic GaoGaiGar's eyes lighting up, and concluded with a [[OneWomanWail chorus letting off one loud note]] as the hair pops out, you know things are going to be [[BadAss BADASS]]
** Don't forget the following phrases you just LOVE to hear:
*** "Final Fusion, SHOUNIN!" "Final Fusion! Program DRIVE!"
*** [[YinYangBomb "HELL AND HEAVEN! Gemu Giru Gan Go Gufou! VITAS!"]]
*** [[DisappearsIntoLight "HIKARI NI NARE!!!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RgIU5tgCkA BRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!]]
*** YMMV on this one; some would argue that goes under [[HellIsThatNoise a slightly different trope]], since Penchinon ''does'' make a strong case for himself to qualify for [[NightmareFuel this]].
* ''Anime/TheBigO''s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Amw3DwVXHGU#t=0m37s foot steps.]]
** From the same clip, "Sure Promise" means it's time for an ass-whuppin', and Big O is the one doing the giving.
* Similarly to the Big O example above, 'Vweee-VWOOMm!' and 'Chk-CHUK' sounds [[ArmoredTrooperVotoms Armored Troopers]] (and Scopedogs in particular) make when maneuvering. Virtually all the stock sound effects used in the show are equally satisfying.
* ''GunXSword'': Haaaaaaaaaaoooooooooo... ohhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaa! When [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksMubXqDtws Dann of Thursday]] starts playing, shit gets ''real''.
** When Van turns his hat sideways, you hear the ring attached to it make a very distinctive jingle. Awesomeness ensues.
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'': 3...2...1...let's jam! DUN-DUN DUN-DUN DUN-DUN DUN-DUN DAH-DAH!
* HeatGuyJ's steam release sound, often accompanied by [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome bagpipes.]]
* A lot of the sound effects on ''Anime/SailorMoon''. The best ones are the sounds being played before and during transformations and attacks.
** That little bell noise made when Sailor Moon first appears in an episode is great.
** Manga/CodenameSailorV: Se! Ra! V!
* [[KirbyOfTheStars Poyo!]]
* The KCHA-doooOOOOO...sound that Poké Balls make in the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon]] anime.
** Not to mention the sound they make when the Pokémon is recalled: PSHHHEEEEWWW-dooooOOoo.
** Or the sound they make when a Pokémon is successfully caught. Toh.
** "Piiii...''kaaaa... CHUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!''"
* Manga/{{Naruto}} has many: the sounds made by many attacks (the bird-cry finish of a striking Chidori, the whirling of a Rasengan, and when one first sees the Rasenshuriken and hears that ringing sound, you just ''know'' it's gonna cause a shitload of damage if/when it hits), the sound of a Sharingan or Mangekyo Sharingan activating, and [[CrazyAwesome Killer-B's]] "'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2jqmJj2SKU#t=5m02s WHEEEEEE!!!!!!.]]'''"
** '''Lariattoo!'''
** WHEEEEEE!!!!!! may be found here.
** Naruto's new form gives off a sound similar to a calm, soothing flame.
** Also, the sound of a compressed bijuudama before being swallowed.
** The sound of anyone concentrating chakra. You know SOMETHING cool is about to happen.
* That little motif that plays at the beginning of the [[SpaceRunawayIdeon Ideon Gun]] music. Buuuumbaaaabababaaaaa.
* The sounds the Franchise/{{Transformers}} make while walking around in ''Anime/TransformersVictory'', as well as Star Saber shouting "SABER BLAAAAADE!"
* In the English dub of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', there is that high pitched screech noise whenever a digimon digivolves. Like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WGNVg1cATg this.]]
** In the Japanese original and most other foreign dubs, evolution sequences start with a loud guitar riff, the opening of the ThemeSongPowerup ''Brave Heart''. The riff is played regardless of whether ''Brave Heart'' follows, but it (and the evolution sequences) in an interesting twist comes across as downright eerie without ''Brave Heart'' following it; sometimes (notably in ''Our War Game'') to the point of coming across as HellIsThatNoise instead. It may be a matter of recognition; if an evolution is happening and ''Brave Heart'' isn't playing, it's probably not going to end well...
** Hell, any time an insert song comes on in ''any'' Digimon series.
* [[LauraBailey English-dub]] [[KodomoNoOmocha Sana Kurata]] or [[Manga/FruitsBasket Tohru Honda]] making that exasperated squeal. It makes their characters in my opinion.
* [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Belldandy's]] singing voice is absolutely beautiful, especially in some of her drama albums and the movie. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxQDCNFCm3k this song]].
* One very specific line in the English dub of ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'': In episode 4, at some point after Naota and Kamon's epic airsoft battle, Mamimi says to Kitsurabami, "Actually, confusing cyborgs and robots is a common mistake." The way she slightly pauses after "actually" and "robots", and in general the fact that she's StephanieSheh is just... asssaldjfhjgaljshdflovelovelove ;~;.
** From the final episode, whe have the Spanish guitar riff at the opening and close of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwbjoHzfonc I Think I Can]].
** Not to mention the sound Haruko's guitar makes when she hits things.
* When [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Kimblee]] in episode 61 of ''Brotherhood'' [[spoiler:[[ItMakesSenseInContext appeared from Pride's soul]] and started talking to him, therefore [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome distracting Pride and making Ed win]]]]. [[Creator/HiroyukiYoshino The voice actor]] must have had something to do with it, though.
--->'''Kimblee''': [[spoiler:Oh, this won't do. This just won't do, homunculus Pride.]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Pride''']]: [[spoiler:Kimblee? There's no way! How could you maintain your own self-awareness in this tempest of souls...?!]]
--->'''Kimblee''': [[spoiler:Tempest? You make me laugh. [[LovesTheSoundOfScreaming Howls of anguish are like are like lullabies to my ears!]]]]
** Also the sound that any alchemical reaction (that isn't about to backfire horrifically) makes. Combine that with the blue light = epic.
* OnePiece has loads of wonderful sounds. Aside from the general awesome sounds most devil fruit transformations create, and the AudibleSharpness every sword has, there's some very good ones associated with individual characters' attacks. Let's see...
** Whenever Bartholomew Kuma uses his power.
** A lot of the {{Evil Laugh}}s can qualify. Wost notably, Crocodile's "Kua ha ha ha" and to a lesser extent, Fukurou's "Chapapa"
** Luffy: "Gear: Second." *Sssshhh.* "Gomu gomu no... *stretch* Jet Pistol!" *zuu thwack*
** Zoro: "Santōryū Ougi: Sanzen Sekai! *Slash, slash, slash*
** Sanji: *Zuu zuu zuu zuu zuu* Diable Jambe. *Whoosh*
** Whitebeard's power's sound definitely qualifies.
** Also, of course, that WONDERFUL crack when [[spoiler:Spandam's back breaks]].
* [[Anime/AngelBeats T.K.'s]] GratuitousEnglish lines. "GET CHANCE AND LUCK!"
** "[[CrowningMomentofFunny Fuckin' Crazy]]"
* The sound that swords make when the wielder shifts grips. Sth-CHICK!
* The first words [[Anime/YuGiOh the Pharaoh]] says after [[SplitPersonality arriving on the scene]]. Same goes for [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Yami Bakura]]. Bonus points for usually being a pun, or something like "I don't think you know who you're talking to." Both of them have voices about three octaves lower than their hosts, and when you hear them speak it only means one thing; ''shit's going down.''
** The Japanese Yami Bakura's evil cackle is addicting.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWZ1wc6KcWY lifepoint]] beeping sound.
** The Japanese dub has all the stock phrases the characters yell while dueling, which somehow always manage to sound incredibly awesome:
*** ''TURN! DRAW!''
*** ''REVERSE CARD OPEN!''
*** ''PLAYER DIRECT ATTACK!''
*** ''TURN END!''
* [[HidamariSketch *flapflapflapflapflapflapflapflap*]]
** *splooosh* *splash* *drain*
* [[SayonaraZetsubouSensei ZETSUBOUSHITA]]! MY DESPAIR BEING A WONDERFUL SOUND HAS LEFT ME IN DESPAIR!
* The guitar riff signalling the end of an episode of ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub''.
* [[Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt FLY AWAY NOW!]] [[TransformationSequence FLY AWAY NOW!]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2NN7EAzI_I&feature=related FLYYYY AWAYYYYY~!!]]
* The sound that [[LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex Touma's]] Imagine Breaker hand makes when it destroys any kind of supernatural spell. It's impossible to describe, but for some reason it's a ''perfect'' fit.
** The sound of Accelerator's powers activating
* [[{{Kanon}} Sayuri's]] VerbalTic "Ahaha." So cutesy and somewhat soothing.
* Every time in a super robot show [[CallingYourAttacks someone screams the name of the attack they're using]], you know this is gonna be awesome. Prime example: [[MazingerZ ROCKET PUNCH!!!]]
* The roar [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shogoki/EVA-01]] makes in bousou/berserk state [[http://youtu.be/ocmzDO-vBR8?t=37s Hear it for yourself]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgYIimWk6YY The scream that Ramiel emits]].
** The sound of an A.T.(Absolute Terror) Field being deployed.
-->[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfttNM6aa3E&feature=related#t=2m10 A.T. Field Senkai!]]
* The sound of [[{{Medabots}} Medabee's]] rusty joints creaking to life in episode 1.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5nvhfUecGw OH HON HON HON HON HON HON HON HON]] [[AxisPowersHetalia OH HON]]
** ve~
** From Paint It White: "Wa, wa, waaaldo!" D'aaaww.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxVcwqoWV3s BARRIER! BARRIER!]] [[{{Kanamemo}} BARRIER!]]
* [[CTheMoneyAndSoulOfPossibility OPEN DEAL]]
** [[spoiler: YOU HAVE CONTROL]]
* The sound the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Unicorn Gundam]] makes when [[SuperMode NT-D Mode]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN3C1N9XamI#t=15s is activated]].
* [[SteinsGate Tuturu~ Mayushii desu!]]
** Anata no banana pyun pyun da ne~
** Don't forget Feyris nyan nyan!
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYvhhMjW32k I AM MAD SCIENTIST!]]
* [[Manga/{{Akira}} "TETSUOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" "KANEDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!"]]
* [[Manga/{{Soul Eater}} "LET'S GO! SOUL RESONANCE!/TAMASHI NO KYOUMEI!]]
** SHINIGAMI CHOP!
* [[Literature/{{Hyouka}} "Watashi Kirinarimasu!"]]
* [[Manga/{{Gintama}} "Zura ja nai, Katsura da!"]]
** "DONDAKKE!"
* '''[[Anime/DigimonTamers DIGIVOLUTION]]'''. ''OH.'' '''''GOD.''''' ''YES!''
** In the English dub, the Biomerge Digivolution music! The harp that kicks in when the tamer holds their Digivice up to their heart to kick things off really tells you that a miracle is about to happen.
** Also in the English dub, the Digi-Modify music. "D-D-DIGI-MODIFY!"
* The sound of the runaway spirit detector from ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' is quite nice to the ears. DORODORODORODORO!!!
* From ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'': "[[ShowWithinAShow Helvetica]] [[TitleScream Staaaandard!]]"
* If there's one thing a lot of people agree on the anime version of ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'', it's [[Creator/FumihikoTachiki Ddraig]] saying '''"[[PowerUp BOOST!]]"'''
* Every tiny little sound coming from [[Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei Merumeru Otonashi's]] mouth. That is, [[BlackSpeech unless you take away her cellphone connection]]!
* [[Manga/AttackOnTitan Eren Yeager]] + [[UnstoppableRage Ridiculous amounts of anger]] = [[spoiler: [[http://youtu.be/h-ONY-B3I_Q?t=9s THIS.]]]]
** [[GratuitousGerman SIE SIND DAS ESSEN]] [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome UND WIR SIND DIE JÄGER]]
* [[Anime/KillLaKill DON'T]] [[HeroicSpirit LOSE]] [[AwesomeMoments YOUR]] [[AwesomeMusic WAAAAAAY!!!]]
** [[FinishingMove SEN'I]] [[ClothingDamage SOUSHITSU!]] [[spoiler:That is, unless it [[SubvertedTrope doesn't]] [[NegatedMomentOfAwesome work]]. Which happens at least twice.]]
** Any time you hear "HALLELUJAH", it means Mako is about to say something important and awesome.
** Life Fiber Synchronize/Override KAMUI SENKETSU/JUNKETSU
** Gamagoori's EvilLaugh. He tends to do it when ever he jumps off tall buildings.
* The way Fushimi Saruhiko [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zz6-5sO3zM&hd=1 says the name of Yata Misaki]], his unwilling (and [[ObliviousToLove oblivious]]) object of affection, has developed into this for the YaoiFangirls of the ''Anime/{{K}}'' {{Fandom}}.
* Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure has its signature sound effect, "ORAORAORAORAORA." In the anime, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifSr0XPi8pw it's made million times better.]]''.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ComicBook/{{X-Men}} has the sound effects we know and love: Nightcrawler's "Bamf," {{Wolverine}}'s "Snikt," and the "Zakt/Zapt" of ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}' EyeBeams.
** "Snikt" has a dozen different versions: Unsheathing is "snikt", re-sheathing is "snakt", when X-23 does it it's "shikt" and "shakt", and when he had the bone claws, it was "schlikt" (sp?) and "schlakt". Some writers forget and use "snikt"/"snakt" for all versions, though.
** When {{Storm}} gets mad...''really'' mad...the sound effect "Skara-KOOM!" (or some variant thereof) shows up. Raw elemental awesome will usually ensue.
** Blink, of ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse and ComicBook/{{Exiles}} fame, has her own sound effect when teleporting: A loud "BLOINK", usually drawn out over several syllables.
* Dreamwave Comics' [[ComicBook/TransformersGenerationOne Transformers]] series had "SPOOM!" It was a wonderfully {{Narm}}y sound for the explosion of someone getting a hole blasted in his gut, and fans loved it. SimonFurman, not so much, and he didn't use it for very long despite - or perhaps because of - delighted fans begging him to use it more.
** On the flipside, "SHEAAAAGGGGH!" and variations tend to be poked at.
* Don Martin of "Magazine/{{MAD}}" was the master of wonderful onomatapoeia.
* In Howard Chaykin's ComicBook/AmericanFlagg, the Sonambutol guns (which shot tranquilizers at rioting crowds) went "Papapapapapa" when the trigger was pulled back, "OOOOO" as they shot and "mow mow" when the Sonambutol capsules burst and released the drug.
** An ironic tribute to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQrQjNNZCAo this very innocent song]].
* [[TheMightyThor Thor]] and [[IncredibleHercules Hercules]] tend to have wonderful sound effects: "Ska-crack!" "DOOM!" and so forth.
** A recent issue of ''Incredible Hercules'' had the marvelous sound effect of "KRAKAJAMMA". Which, as a clever anon remarked: "He hit him so hard it had four syllables and a J".
*** IncredibleHercules is famous for having [[UnsoundEffect onomatapoeia that are just as funny as the rest of the comic.]] Notably, NURP (in purple, natch) for Herc grabbing Thor's nipple.
* There's something to be said for SpiderMan's "Thwipp". Though it takes three more steps towards CrazyAwesome with {{Marvel 1602}} where the sound effect is changed to... wait for it... [[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe "Thwippe"]].
* [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} "Hurm"]]
** Ronch ronch ronch
** RRRRRAAAARRRLL
* [[ComicBook/{{Fables}} "Snicker-Snack!"]]
* For fans of a [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker certain maniacal]] MonsterClown, "''[[LaughingMad AAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!]]''". Spells doom for his victims, but spells awesome for his fans.
* The old ComicBook/CaptainMarVell from, well, Marvel comics, when he switched places with Rick Jones to ''become'' the Cap: K-TANG!
* '''[[ComicBook/TheAvengers AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!]]''' Bonus points if it's CaptainAmerica who gets to call that out.
* The oh-so-satisfying (and surprisingly accurate) sound of IronMan's fist hitting, well, anything: '''FTANG!'''
* IDW's Godzilla comics have a very consistent 'SKREEOOONKK' for the big guy's signature roar. It makes for [[DynamicEntry great entrances]].
** Zilla, the [[DivergentCharacterEvolution now-seperate]] iteration of Godzilla from the 1998 movie has a [[MythologyGag slight variation]] on this sound effect; 'SKREEAAAAK' when he appears in [[ComicBook/GodzillaRulersOfEarth Rulers of Earth]].
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[[folder:Film]]
* Film examples don't start without ''THE'' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Note sound to end all sounds]]. Let's hear it in '''[[http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/soundmarks/74309951.mp3 THX]].'''
** '''[-[[TinyToonAdventures THE AUDIENCE IS NOW DEAF.]]-]'''
** [[TheSimpsons "TURN IT UP!]] '''[[TheSimpsons TUUURN IIIT UUUP!]]'''"
* Similarly, the Universal Logo. There's just something about that fanfare...
** TwoWords. [[JerryGoldsmith Jerry & Goldsmith.]]
* And, to complete the Holy Trinity, [[MetroGoldwynMayer the Roar]].
* To many a Batman fan who'd been skeptical of Heath Ledger as The Joker and really wanted to be proven wrong, his EvilLaugh at the end of the first Film/TheDarkKnight teaser filled their hearts with warmth as a chill traveled down their spine.
* A lightsaber igniting is a movie sound ''StarWars'' fans love.
** No, ''every'' sound a lightsaber makes.
** Similarly, Darth Vader's breath mask. Even the prequels and the worst BigNo in the series couldn't take away from the chill when Darth Vader takes his first tech-assisted breath.
** That "powering up" sound when Han pulls on the levers and makes the ''Falcon'' jump to lightspeed never fails to send a thrill down my spine.
** If you're playing the Empire in ''Empire at War [=FoC=]''. "Death Star [[WaveMotionGun ready to fire]]" means [[OneHitKill an enemy capital ship, or their planet is about to die]].
** The unique roar of TIE fighter engines.
*** Which is the reversed sound of any giant lizard in a sixties 'Lost World' movie.
*** According to the [[http://www.starwars.com/databank/starship/tiefighter/ source]], it's traffic on a rain-slick highway mixed with the trumpeting of an elephant.
** Lasers from TIE and Rebel ships.
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erFcYsC6JaY Seismic Charge... Standby!... Standby!..." -------- "TWAAAAAANGGGGGG!!!!!!!]]"
** ''[[LargeHam BO SHUDA]]!''
*** [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ben_Burtt Ben Burtt]] makes Most Wonderful Sounds for a ''living.'' And he is really good at his job.
** The low descending note, [=BWOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooo=] if you will, just prior to the Death Star's main laser firing.
*** To the man pulling the switch, however, it was [[WhatHaveIDone anything]] [[BeingEvilSucks but]] [[MoralEventHorizon wonderful]].
** "Roger roger."
** R2-D2's beeping.
** The opening fanfare. The first few notes especially. There's something about the blasting trumpets coupled with the giant STAR WARS logo that has the tendency to make one squee with delight. There's a reason that the first track on any Franchise/StarWars soundtrack CD is the 20th Century Fox fanfare..
** The noises Chewbacca makes.
** The sounds of the giant turbolasers mounted to the capital ships.
** WHRRRRRRRRRR thunkCLANK - sound of [=AT-ATs=] walking.
** [[SpaceIsNoisy The seismic charges]] dropped by the Slave I.
** If you grew up in [[TheNineties the mid-'90s]], and you were first introduced to ''Film/StarWars'' via the 1995 VHS releases, you got treated to an awesome introductory trailer--narrated by the legendary Creator/JimCummings--every time you popped the movies in. Cummings' whole speech is incredible--but when he says [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cej76uN053M&t=0m58s "The Force...is forever!"]]? Those four words can give any ''Star Wars'' fan the chills.
* You know that foghorn sound in ''Film/PacificRim'' that heralds Gipsy Danger's arrival? That loud ''BWOOOOM'' [[PreviewsPulse that sounds like Hans Zimmer's wet dream]]? That's not part of the soundtrack. That's Gipsy's rescue horn, and it has the double effect of distracting/intimidating Kaijus, and letting humans know that [[BigDamnHeroes a Jaeger is on its way to kick ass.]]
* Nearly every sound effect in ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld, given that they originated in classic video games.
* In the ''LordOfTheRings'' films,, the Ringwraith scream is one of the most chilling, coolest sounds ever. It's actually a slightly pitched-up recording of a shriek delivered by Peter Jackson's LOTR co-writer/co-producer and wife, Fran Walsh. As PJ tells it, he asked her if she'd like to try, and when she did, the sound guy almost fell out of his chair.
** Alternately, the car-stalling glub noise the Nazgűl-steed makes in its death throes.
*** The very ''voice'' of the Ringwraiths, especially when interrogating that farmer: "Ssshhhhiiiiire...Baaaaaggginnnnssss...."
** Pretty much all the horns, but first prize goes to the horn of the Rohirrim.
--> And as if in answer there came from far away another note. Horns, horns, horns. In dark Mindolluin's sides they dimly echoed. Great horns of the North wildly blowing. Rohan had come at last.
* The roar of Franchise/{{Godzilla}}.
** The first sound recorded for the Big G was a bird-like chirping; used later for other monsters. Gojira's original roar is a double-bass's strings being rubbed with a leather glove covered in rosin. Slowed down and re-recorded. It has been modified to sound like speech, notably in Son of Godzilla.
** The sound it makes when "charging up" its energy breath.
* [[MarxBrothers Honk honk.]]
* [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger That metallic clang]] [[CaptainAmerica Cap's]] shield makes whenever he hits somebody is the harbinger of righteous, [[PatrioticFervor AMERICAN,]] asswhupping.
** [[{{Website/Superdickery}} It is, of course, written as "WANK".]]
* The [[StockScream Wilhelm]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdbYsoEasio Scream]].
** And the YEEAAAARRGGGHHH [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf6_hok4-lo&feature=related scream]].
* The raptors and the T-Rex roars in ''Franchise/JurassicPark''.
* That [[NightmareFuel horrible]] (yet awesome) mechanical "GROOOOAAAAN" noise that plays when a [[TheTerminator Terminator]] is doing something... [[BuffySpeak Terminator-y]].
* The sound of the Film/GhostBusters' proton packs charging.
-->'''Peter Venkman''': ''"Doeeeee..."''
-->'''Ray Stanz''': ''"Rayyyyyyy..."''
-->'''Egon Spengler''': ''"Egonnnnn!"'' TheTake. FascinatingEyebrow.
** And by extension, any time this effect is used on other instruments [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom of doom]] powering up.
*** Ecto One's siren.
**** ''MRAOOOOW! MRAOOOOOW!!! MRAOWWWWWWW!!!''
* Everything Creator/DougBradley says as [[Franchise/{{Hellraiser}} Pinhead]].
* That sort of shriek that happens in ''Film/{{Highlander}}''...and the occasional bits of vocalisation from Freddie Mercury in the background. I can't really write them down, but they really add to the atmosphere.
* The gun sounds in ''Film/BladeRunner: The Final Cut'' are just amazing.
* While THE SOUND can never really be matched, the more complex transformation sounds in the [[TransformersFilmSeries Transformers movies]] are a wonderful symphony of mechanisms, with special mention being given to the "whirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrRRRRRR" of Optimus Prime's wheels spinning into place in robot mode.
** [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Arrival to Earth]].
* '''[[Film/ThreeHundred THIS!]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis IS!]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome SPARTA!!]]'''''
** *'''HWOMPHF'''*
*** GWAAAAH!
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3ODe9mqoDE lightcycles]] from ''Film/{{TRON}}''
** The Recognizer warble (featured at the end of the same sequence).
** In ''Film/TronLegacy'', the first thirty seconds of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGzJFJRkmCE ''Rinzler'']]. Those drumbeats signify something badass is about to go down.
*** [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Most of the soundtrack qualifies.]]
*** The sound at 0:24 in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twEiQxxEyog this clip]].
* The title character in ''Black Dynamite'' is accompanied by a funky musical sting whenever he appears or does something cool: "DY-NO-MITE! DY-NO-MITE!" was practically made to become a ringtone.
* The sound of the Alien Mothership starting up towards the end of ''Film/{{District 9}}''.
* The dude with glasses getting hit with the hammer on the original ''Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974''.
* ''[[Film/JamesBond DAH-DAH!]]'' '''[[ThemeTune DAAAAAHHHH!]]''' ''[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome DAH-DAH!]]'' '''[[BondGunBarrel DAAAAAHHHH! DAH-DAH]]''' ''[[OnceAnEpisode DA]]'' '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80o5OaEIxCI DAH DAH!!]]'''
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1hURW6Vxqs roar of the tripods]] from ''War of the Worlds''.
* That wonderful swishing whoosh noise that accompanies each rush of the credits toward you at the beginning of ''Superman''.
* Its not even done being shown in theaters, but the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2jUhnCU9iA BWONG!]] sound from {{Inception}} is already becoming both a Most Wonderful Sound and an EarWorm for audience members, if the Youtube comments are anything to go by.
* ''[[Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly Oo-ee-oo-ee-oo]]!''
** Dew, dew, DEWW.
* In the first Tomb Raider movie, the first time Lara lights a flare, it makes the EXACT noise it makes in the game.
* The Click/Blip sound of the motion tracker in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' is both this and [[NightmareFuel the scariest thing imaginable.]]
** And the sound of the common pulse rifle the marines use.
** [[Film/{{Aliens}} **WHIRR** **CHUNK** **WHIRR** **CHUNK** **WHIRR** **CHUNK**]]....[[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch Get away from her, you BITCH!]]
* The Morse code beeping during the RKO logo.
* ''Film/{{The War of the Worlds|1953}}''. The sounds made by the Martian war machines' weapons: the Skeleton Beam's firing and the Heat Ray's warm-up sequence and firing.
* The little machine that goes "BING!" in Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwHWbsvgQUE AAAAA-AOA-OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-OAO-AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA]]
* The sound TheIronGiant makes when he's rebuilding himself, especially after the [[TearJerker ending]].
* [[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon *silence*]] . . . . . scrrrreeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE''EEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEE'' - [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "NIGHT FURY!"]] ''"GET DOWN!"'' - ''EEEEEEEEE'' fhwoooaph ''BOOM!''
* '''[[{{Inception}} BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH.]]''' '''[[SoundtrackDissonance BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH.]]''' '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOJqicM6x84#at=55s BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH.]]'''
* [[TwentiethCenturyFox The 20th Century Fox fanfare.]] Need I say more?
* Film/{{Predator}} chirring.
* Every time a pump-action shotgun is cocked in a movie.
** Hell, every time ''any'' weapon is cocked in a movie. And when a minigun is spinning up.
* In the new ''Film/RedTails'' movie, the roar of the Rolls-Royce and Allison engines used by the American fighters, or the Daimler-Benz engines used in the German Me-109s. Rather than being the lawnmower buzz you might normally associate with a propeller plane, the sound of these engines is more like a shrieking roar.
* The Disney logo. The little bit of music...brings back memories.
* [[Franchise/EvilDead Groovy.]]
* Pretty much all the sounds the robots in ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' make are like this.
* ''[[Franchise/{{Gamera}} Gamera's]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks4YutdGe2M roar]].
* The four twinkly, etherial music box-esque notes that effectively constitute [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory "Pure Imagination"'s]] "riff" have a surprisingly otherworldly feel to them.
* ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'':
** The low-hum "bwoom... bwoom... bwoom-bwoom-BWOOM-BWOOM!" of Godzilla's dorsal fins [[SignatureMove lighting up]].
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXKKvgg-L6g Godzilla's roar]].
* The paper-flipping of the Marvel Studios logo's comic pages.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Hearing the TARDIS on ''Series/DoctorWho'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_YVXCs7ieQ arrive]] has made most characters who understand the significance flip out with joy. (And it probably would do the same for most people familiar with the sound, were it to happen in RealLife.) The sound in question (the "rrrnt!--rrrnt!--rrrnt!") -- official onomatopoeia for the TARDIS is ''VWORP-VWORP'' -- is one of the BBC recording techs taking a house key and scraping it down the bass string of a piano at varying speeds. This almost 50-year old sound effect is still being used in the current series. Why mess with perfection?
** In the episode "Love & Monsters", Elton describes the 'vworp' as "the most beautiful sound in the universe."
** The Doctor himself obviously loves it: In "The Time of Angels", River Song claims that the TARDIS makes that sound because [[spoiler: he keeps leaving the brakes on]]. The Doctor's response?
---->'''Doctor''': Yeah, well, it's a brilliant noise. I love that noise.
*** So do the other renegade Time Lords -- in the classic series, the Master's TARDIS and the Rani's TARDIS both have the "vworp" sound.
**** Maybe you're supposed to [[spoiler:leave the brakes on]]?
** Creator/TerranceDicks would habitually refer to it as a "wheezing, groaning sound" in his numerous novelizations, where the phrase itself becomes a textual equivalent. (It finally makes it onto the show itself in ''The Day of the Doctor'', with Clara explaining that it brings hope to everyone who hears it.)
** Captain Jack Harkness' eyes spoke for us ''all'' at the end of Series 1 of ''Series/{{Torchwood}}''.
** When the good Doctor throws the switch to start the TARDIS, there's a deep ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMlle0gBZ7Q clunnnggg!]]'' sound that starts the whole dematerialisation sequence. Depending on how the episode has gone, this can sound like the end of the world, notably in 'Fires of Pompeii'.
** Highlighted in ''The Day of the Doctor'' when, The Moment/Bad Wolf!Rose asks The War Doctor about that noise the TARDIS makes, commenting that it brings hope and joy to any who hear it, no matter how lost, even to the Doctor himself. And so, breaking every rule of time, The Moment allows both the Tenth and Eleventh Doctor's TARDIS' through the time lock and into the Time War, the camera focusing on the War Doctor's ear just as the Moment says 'to any who hear it' before the sound kicks in, and it truly brings him the hope he needed. It really is a beautiful [[IncrediblyLamePun moment]].
----> '''The Moment''': Well, I do try my best....
** The TARDIS also has its cloister bell alarm, the sound of which indicates something has gone ''very'' wrong with the fabric of time and space. Hearing it usually means something truly epic is about to go down.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuYbL0P5LAI A recording.]] Apparently it was achieved by striking a gong under water, and the result is hauntingly beautiful.
** The squeak of the TARDIS doors opening and closing.
** "EX-TER-MI-NATE!" Awesome for viewers. For characters? [[NightmareFuel Not so much]].
*** There's an '[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC3pkx3ZfHQ electronic heartbeat]]' sound associated with Dalek control rooms, which has remained the same since 1963, and can [[HellIsThatNoise cause excessive cold sweats]] just before the Daleks appear.
** The Master's drumbeat is also pretty sweet. That sound sends shivers down every spine in hearing range.
** The sound of the sonic screwdriver (when it's not hooked up to an amp to do something ear-splitting, that is)
** Any of the Doctor's themes from the new series, whether it's 9 and 10's slower theme or 11's more upbeat one—when that music starts playing, Sh*t. Will. Go. Down.
** The {{cliffhanger}} [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKbT8KYiEwI stinger]] used from 1970 to 1980; so much so, they brought it back for the new series.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg2nmEdyw0w The Reichenbach Ballad]] from Series/{{Sherlock}}. Tears will fall.
* Similarly, the CTU ringtone ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryIqLgAoAPE bip-bip, BEEP boop]]) works the same way with ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'' fans.
** Not to mention the awesomeness that is the ticking digital clock. ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko89hiGLUS8 Bip-THUNK, Beep-THUNK, Bip-THUNK, Beep-THUNK, Bip-THUNK, Beep-THUNK...]]''
* [[Series/TheUnit "Boop-bipbip, boop-bipbip"]]...
* In ''[[Series/BabylonFive Babylon 5]]'', the human security forces were armed with a space age version of the Walther PPK that had to charge a capacitor before firing. That faint 'Buhwaaaah' meant 'action scene next'.
** The sound of the Hyperspace Gate powering up.
** The Shadow ships.
* [[Series/KnightRider K.I.T.T.]] had its unique engine sound and of course the scanner SFX.
* ''Series/{{Airwolf}}'' and its famous roar/howling of superacceleration jets.
* Many a classic ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' skit, when performed for an audience, will provoke a mild ovation just with the first line.
** "Good evening ladies and gentlemen; here's a little number I tossed off recently in the Caribbean."
** Then, of course, there's the old guy at the start of most of the shows: ''"IT'S...."''
** Well, by that extent, it'd be the foot stomping shit with that classic farting sound.
** "And now for something completely different."
** What? All this and no mention of the opening theme?
*** In all fairness, John Philip Sousa's "Liberty Bell March" long predated the show (just like the "Colonel Bogey March" long predated ''Bridge on the River Kwai''), and so it's not really a theme and isn't automatically connected to Monty Python.
**** Says you.
* In a similar vein, in SNL's first season, the sound of crashing as Chevy Chase falls over and then breaks character: "Live from New York! It's Saturday Night!"
* Every Franchise/KamenRider has a specific sound associated with their pose. Many an older fan would like the ability to produce this sound on-cue, as it tends to work as an LetsGetDangerous cue. Example: The Shocker MonsterOfTheWeek is winning! Tokyo is doomed! Nothing can save us n- *Rider Sound*.
--> Franchise/KamenRider: "Ridaa~...''Henshin''!"
** A good example of this would be TheMovie for Decade, which gives us the majority of pose sounds for the 70s and 80s riders, or at least reasonable re-recordings.
** As well as the bike sounds. Not a "vrooom" so much as a "ZH-WHOOOOM".
** "Full Charge" voice from Series/KamenRiderDenO. And pretty much all the henshin sound effects from Series/KamenRiderKiva. And Series/KamenRiderDecade's Driver voice, especially when a Final Attack or Final Form Ride card is used. ("[[GratuitousEnglish Final Attack Raido! D-D-D-Dikeido!]]")
** [[Series/KamenRiderAgito 1, 3, 2 - KAIJO-SHIMASU.]] *transforms GX-05* [[GatlingGood GATTLEGATTLEGATTLE...]]
** [[Series/KamenRiderDenO *DOO-deedee-DEE-dada-DEEDALEE]], [[EarWorm DOO-deedee-DEE-dada-DEEDALEE*]] *beep!* "Sword-Form."
*** [[IncomingHam "Ore sanjou!"]]
*** Every time Sword Form's CoolSword hits an enemy, there's this distinctive clang that's just so satisfying.
** [[Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight Final]] [[Series/KamenRiderRyuki Vent]]!
** [[Series/KamenRiderFaiz Kamen Rider 555]]'s henshin sequence. ''Beep-beep-beep!'' [-STANDING BY-]. "Henshin!" [-COMPLETE-].
** [-ONE. TWO. THREE.-] "[[Series/KamenRiderKabuto Rider Kick.]]" [-RIDER KICK.-]
** "[[Series/KamenRiderDouble CYCLONE! JOKER! MAXIMUM DRIVE!]]" Pretty much almost any Gaia Memory that's activated.
*** Especially [[MemeticMutation EXTREEEEEEEEME!!!]]
** [[Series/KamenRiderOOO TA-TO-BA, TATOBA TA-TO-BA!]]
*** [[SuperMode Ptera, Tricera, Tyranno]]! [[EarWorm PUTOTYRANNOSAURUS]]
** [[Series/KamenRiderFourze Three... Two... One! UCHUU KITA!!]]
** [[Series/KamenRiderWizard Flame]] [[MidSeasonUpgrade Dragon!]] [[KillItWithFire Burn... Burn... Burn Burn Burn!]]
*** [[OhCrap Very Nice]]! [[DivingKick Kick Strike]]! [[FinishingMove SAIKOU]]!
*** [[SuperMode INFINITY! INFINITY! INFINITY!]]
** [[Series/KamenRiderGaim LOCK ON!]] [[TransformationSequence SOIYA!]] [[PreAssKickingOneLiner ORANGE ARMS! Hanamichi ON STAGE]]!
*** Really though, considering the sheer amount of [[EarWorm Jingles]] and TransformationSequence calls there are, nearly every henshin is something to look out for in Gaim.
** This is taken UpToEleven in one of the final scenes of OOODenOAllRidersLetsGoKamenrider: Despite the fact that history has been changed so that they don't exist, people still remember the Kamen Riders as allies of justice and thus they fade right back in to existence. Thus, [[BigDamnHeroes when they all come in to help their fellow Riders]], they proceed to kick ass and do their signature pose, accompanied by their signature sound.
* [[Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger Go-o-o-kaiger!]]
** [[FinishingMove Final Wa-a-ve!]]
* Everyone knows who Series/{{Ultraman}} is, right? The sounds made as they transform signal the main battle scene, as well as the horrible situation everyone is in on-screen? It's gonna get better, starting right now. *henshin sound* *Ultraman appears* *victory is basically assured*
* Franchise/StargateVerse
** "Kawoosh", anyone?
** All the noises in a Milky Way dialing sequence: The "bwa-AWAH" as it starts up, the low rumble as the ring turns and the "Clunk-shunk" noise of the symbols locking give even the TropeNamer for EngagingChevrons a sense of awesome power, building up to the final "Whirrr-Kawoosh" and the awesome vortex effect.
** Any sound the Stargate makes. ALL of them. The Pegasus gates, the SGU gates, the Supergate, all of them. Except for that one sound that sounds like static that means the wormhole is unstable. That just means nothing but bad news. And even the ''Destiny'' powering it's FTL engines just before it enters FTL, or drops out. Hard not to love 'em!
** The *thud* sound made when an unwelcome someone tries to come through the Gate when the Iris is closed. Especially if they had just been chasing our heroes. One does feel sorry for which ever airman gets to clean the back of that thing with a squeegee.
** The "Dong-Zing" noise of an Asgard transport. Especially in the early seasons where it was still limited to Thor's calling card.
** The satisfyingly deep tone of [[{{Badass}} Ronon's]] blaster charging and firing.
** The sound a Zat gun makes when opening up, firing, and after it's hit something.
** The staff weapon/cannon as it is fired.
** The sound effect of the Goa'uld GlowingEyesOfDoom.
** The undulating sound the ribbon device makes.
** Every time when Ori mothership's main cannon and Asgard's plasma beam weapons are used.
* ''[[Franchise/StarTrek "Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise..."]]'' Best OpeningNarration '''ever'''.
** "Pwsht-pwsht" of the Enterprise's automatic doors, the "eee-whrr-eee" of the transporter, and the "rrr-rrr-whoosh!" of warp drive.
** The highly distinctive door opening sound of the original series (the "pwsht-pwsht" made by crossing a flare gun with a shoe squeaking against the ground) would be continued in later series.
** The iconic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LleeMp9aJH8 ambient bridge sounds]]. To how many people -- perhaps young children at the time the show first aired -- is this still the music of space exploration and adventure?
** The RedAlert siren. Let the ''Enterprise''-grade ass-kicking commence.
** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. The warp engine powering up and "Engaging". Comfort food for the ears.
*** Incomplete without a ridiculous onomatopoeia: rrrrooooOOOOO--''zzeeewwBOOOM!''
*** So iconic, they used it not just once, but TWICE during the opening credits.
** And the doors of the holodeck in TNG (also cargo bays in Voyager.) Drrrrrrrr-''kachoong!''
** The deep, pulsing rumble of the Warp Core in Engineering. It just sounds like power.
** The sound effects on the bridge (any incarnation, but TOS is probably the most [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeujeOsHn0g distinctive]]). It's like a wonderful symphony of technology.
*** Recall the scene in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E4Relics "Relics"]] when [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2Rv2wZrj-0 Scotty goes to the holodeck.]] At first, there is Next Gen's own familiar, ever present, low-pitched thrum while he's out in the corridor. The door opens and that thrum actually ''mixes'' briefly with the aforementioned Original Series bridge sounds, and then the holodeck door closes behind Scotty and it's purely the original bridge sounds. If there can be a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for simple ambient sounds, this would have to be one.
** The "blip-blip-blip-blip blip-blip-blip" of a communicator.
** The two opening notes to the TNG theme. It just screams "Star Trek is on!" (And of course, it leads into the totally awesome main theme.)
** The transporter sound effect, especially in TOS and TNG.
** The sounds of phasers and photon torpedoes firing.
* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' has the ominous clanking of the Cylon Centurions and the soft whirring of their [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]] [[CyberCyclops laser]] eyes.
** You forgot the [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome taiko drums]]. The many, ''many'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlcUwUwjLrs taiko drums]].
*** Sadly, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25Ob7RWF-A8 most badass and promising Taiko Drum sequence]] (1:11) comes immediately after the BSG logo during the first minutes of the pilot/mini-series, and never appears again. Still gives one hell of a rush when you start watching it again from the beginning though.
** Also: the grinding whine when Cylons appear on-screen, and the "shhh-WHOOSH-whine" of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIE1syv15dI an FTL jump]].
* The [[DramaticGunCock gun-powering-up]] sounds from ''{{Firefly}}''. You ''know'' asses are going to be kicked.
** And of course, the sound of ''[[CoolShip Serenity]]'' herself, especially when she's the final shot of the episode.
** The twangy little western riffs as well.
* The ''{{QI}}'' klaxon. Yes, a klaxon. Everyone except for the person who triggers it does the arm-raising cheer us Brits normally do when a waitress drops a plate. Yes, even the viewers. Heck, sometimes the panellist that ''triggers'' the klaxon will cheer if they think it was WorthIt.
** The ''{{QI}}'' theme can be this too, for people who like the show.
** "Alan goes...!" Insert [[ButtMonkey Alan Davies']] [[OnceAnEpisode gag buzzer of the week]] here.
* In a juvenile way, the explosion a monster makes when it's defeated in ''PowerRangers'' is very cool and satisfying.
** Just ask Gem and Gemma of ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' what ''they'' think about "[[CatchPhrase boom time]]."
** The whoosh of the teleporter in ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' and ''Series/PowerRangersZeo.''
** [[EarthShatteringKaboom *KABOOM!*]] [[NoIndoorVoice "AH!]] [[SealedEvilInACan After ten-thousand years, I'm free!]] [[TakeOverTheWorld It's time to conquer Earth!]]" "[[NonHumanSidekick Alpha]], Rita's escaped! [[RecruitTeenagersWithAttitude Recruit a team of teenagers with attitude]]! [[BeepingComputers *beeb, beep-beep*]] [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome *drumbeats*]] [[EarWorm "GO-GO, POWER RANGEEEEERS!]] [[RepeatWhatYouJustSaid GO-GO, POWER RANGEEEERS!]] [[TitleDrop GO-GO, POWER RANGEEERS, YOU MIGHTY MORPHIN' POWER RANGEEEEEEERS!"]]
** "It's Morphin Time!"
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYnKsuxtz50&t=20s Dragonzord flute]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gd0cr1iqFU Doot doot doodit dit doot!]]
* Somehow, the hatch's lockdown chime from ''Series/{{Lost}}'' is just kind of satisfying. Mostly because it doesn't appear often but, when it does, something exciting and suspenseful is about to happen.
** The sound of "SYSTEM FAILURE" and the subsequent sound of [[spoiler: the electromagnet starting up]], for the same reason as above: cool things are going to be happening, and they're going to be happening soon.
** The siren of the monster is always exciting to hear. You can hear them all at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKGeCZgqXa8 this link]].
*** And all of the above are made even more exciting by [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Michael Giacchino's score.]]
* TwoWords: ''[[Franchise/LawAndOrder Bomp-bom]]''.
*** WordOfGod is that it's supposed to evoke a jail door slamming ("CHA-CHUNK").
**** If you isolate the surround channels of the 5.1 audio, you will also hear a gunshot mixed into the sound.
** The Website/SomethingAwful L&O icon is "DOINK-DOINK".
** For the [[Series/LawAndOrderUK UK version]] my (American) closed-captions render it as "cell door slamming shut [[SayItWithHearts (two musical notes)]]". Interstingly, this is the only time "CHUNG-CHUNG" is acknowledged by the closed-captions.
* ''Series/MythBusters'' asks us: [[IceCreamKoan What is the sound of one cement truck]] [[StuffBlowingUp exploding?]] The answer: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIPprUxFap8 AWESOME.]]''
* The "plonk-plonk-plonk" sound of the clock ticking down in most Bob Stewart-created [[GameShow game shows]] (most notably ''{{Pyramid}}''), which intensifies the situation rather nicely. Of course, it's NightmareFuel for some (like the contestants themselves).
** Same with the "Illegal-Clue" cuckoo.
* The slight smooth sound of a chair sliding out in the Swedish improv comedy show ''Series/{{Parlamentet}}''. This is because most of the time, the competitors sit behind their desks as they make people fold double with laughter -- so whenever they get up, something ''hilariously awesome'' is generally about to happen.
* ''[[{{Lexx}} Vyo wei oh,]] [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome hum va rey...]]''
* Music/TheWho's [[CSIMiami "Won't Get Fooled Again"]]... ''([[GlassesPull puts on sunglasses]])'' ...makes [[IncomingHam any]] [[OneLiner one-liner]] [[NarmCharm awesome]].
** YEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHH!
* To fans of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', the sound of two or more clocks ticking at different pitches in imperfect unison means that Sylar is about to do something EVIL and AWESOME.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0jZzBEKIMc Boom-deyada boom-deyada boom-deyada boom-deyada...]]
* The [[Series/{{COPS}} Langley Productions]] VanityPlate: complete with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfEurRR4HZg accompanying]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNBNUgfWGJ8 blues-rock riff]]
* The One, the Only, the Classic, ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' ThemeTune. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh_D0DwkpYk Ba-ruppumpumpum, puppuppumpum, buppumpumppum-pum-pum-pum]]... Arguably even more classic and evocative than its predecessor. Doesn't it just ''scream'' Awesome Adventure?
** Which is, of course, a reuse of Jerry Goldsmith's opening fanfare of ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'', with a synthesized version of Alexander Courage's "[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Space, the final frontier...]]" theme.
* ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 In the not-too-distant future...]]''
** ''...for Mystery Science Thea-TER, Three Thou-SAND!'' *twang*
** [[CatchPhrase "We've got movie sign!"]] *ERN ERN ERN ERN*
** The sound of the hallway of doors, signaling either a merciful break from whatever film they're watching or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_A7XFSfG3E a return to the hilarity]].
*** *chk* *whir whir whir* *clunk* *whirwhirwhirwhirwhirwhir* *zip* *screech* *wuh wuh wuh* *CH*
** And, of course, the so-called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Olt4BVB4zY "MST3K Love Theme"]], heralding the end of an episode. And for that matter...
--> '''Dr. Forrester:''' [[BigRedButton Push the]] [[CatchPhrase button, Frank.]]
--> '''Button:''' Chk-''WAAAAH''...
* Another klaxon example: DING-DING-DING-WHOOP-WHOOP-WHOOOOOOP! The "jackpot" sound on ''ThePriceIsRight'', whenever someone wins the top cash prize in a pricing game, in the Showcase Showdown, or wins both showcases in the Showcase Round.
** Just about any example from BigWinSirens, really.
* [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} "Answer there: the Daily Double."]] Bweedoo-bweedoo-bweedoo-bow-bow-bow!
** And that whooshing sound before Johnny Gilbert says [[PunctuatedForEmphasis THIS...]] [[TitleScream IS...]] Series/{{Jeopardy}}!
** The board fill sound, either the original 25-tone sound, or the modern 6-tone sound, it's surprisingly uplifting, letting you know that you are about to take part in a nice, stimulating round of trivia.
* A more recent example from ''Series/TheColbertReport'' is the [[OminousLatinChanting Hilarious Arabic Chanting]] that made it's first appearance in Mysteries of the Ancient Unknown, and has become the stock sound for Arabian, Egyptian or Muslim-based skits.
** Accompanied by Stephen Colbert proving he has the most versatile eyebrows in the entertainment business. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny And then cracking up himself.]]
* "[[Series/WheelOfFortune Our category for this next round is Phrase]]." (ding ding DING ding!) Especially if you hear the second, higher-pitched set of dings afterward, indicating that whoever solves the puzzle wins a trip.
* The theme tune of ''Castle'' (which interestingly is alarmingly similar to the theme tune of ''Sherlock''). And then there's the part where Castle and Beckett walk into a bar and the piano player starts playing the theme song.
* The old ''Series/HockeyNightInCanada'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByKu8BwT5K4 theme]] (now the ''[=NHL on TSN=]'' theme), aka, the other Canadian national anthem.
** "Hello, Canada, and hockey fans in the United States and Newfoundland."
* [[MutantEnemy Grr. Arrgh.]]
* [[Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch *PING!* *Sparkle*]]
* [[UsefulNotes/UEFAChampionsLeague THE CHAAAAMPIOOOONS!]] The full song verges on narmy, but the refrain is chillworthy-in-a-good-way in the context of the game.
* During the theme song of Series/{{Chuck}}, the noise when the stick figure puts it's head back on is... wonderful.
** The entire theme song itself, particularly the trumpets that play throughout it. It's just a reminder that the viewer's in for an awesome time after the theme.
* The ''Series/{{Countdown}}'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2dhD9zR6hk timer]], the ending especially. Do-do-doily-do-DO!
* Whenever Arthur says Guinevere's name on ''Series/{{Merlin}}''. He pronounces it as though it's the most beautiful word he's ever heard, with emphasis on the '''vere''', and there are plenty of Website/YouTube compliations of all the times he's said her name during the course of the series. In fact, their very first ShipTease moment was a scene in which he lies in bed, extends his hand, and says "Guine''vere''" as though he's inviting her to join him. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zVOS4ItgOk here]].
* "[[Series/TheATeam In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles Underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help...and if you can]] ''[[Series/TheATeam find]]'' [[Series/TheATeam them...maybe you can hire...]] ''[[Series/TheATeam The A-Team]]''" Cue gunfire and the theme song.
** Say it with me now: "[[{{Catchphrase}} I love it when a plan comes together.]]"
* The assorted sounds from Shawn's SherlockScan on ''Series/{{Psych}}''.
* The "green light" bell of the Omni in ''Series/{{Voyagers}}''
* RobertStack saying "[[UnsolvedMysteries UPDATE!]]" in that deep voice of his. Nine times out of ten, it means a mystery is about to be solved.
* Season 1 of ''Series/TheMole'' ended with a beautiful, lingering, major fifth (classically tuned) on a piano when the winner was revealed, interrupting/ending the usual Execution theme- the only time it stopped with anything other than the semi-discordant bass chord indicating that another person had lost.
* The BBC DVD [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYxs8NixEmA ribbon logo sound]], every time you hear it.
* ''YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'' has many, but few are as satisfying as the sirens that kick off the theme song and the scream that punctuates the title card. Of course, the sound of any kid being stupid enough to utter "I don't know" comes pretty damn close.
* "[[PressYourLuck FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND A SPIN!]]"
* [[Series/{{Supernatural}} Cas' wings fluttering, the rev of the Impala's engine]]-- hell, even [[CatchPhrase "So get this..."]]!
** The unique squeaks and clunks of the Impala's doors, too.
* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'': The Letimotif that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUFACvZl1cM plays]] whenever the RunningGag between Oscar and Buster comes up.
* "[[HomeImprovement aauuuuUUUUGGHHH?!?!]]". So nice, they give it twice in the intro.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Janice's laugh somehow manages to be both this and MostAnnoyingSound at the same time. It's ridiculously grating, yet so silly and over the top you can't help but look forward to hearing it.
* The leap-in/leap-out sound from ''QuantumLeap''.
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[[folder:New Media]]
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic has quite a few in his show:
** ''[[CatchPhrase Hello, I'm the Nostalgia Critic. I remember it so you don't have to.]]''
** ''[[ZeusAndRoxanne Dolphin - Punch!]]''
** ''[[ChuckNorris Chucka Noriiiiiiiiiiis]]''
** '''Taste the [[CareBears Rainbow]], Motherf***er!''' (which triples as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome and a CrowningMomentOfFunny)
** '''Wha-?'''
** '''[[Film/IndependenceDay Boomer]] - Will Live!''' - ''Aaaaahaaaah!'' just to name a few.
** [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Beeg Lipped Alligator Moment!]] is both his and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1-1-0SzJkc This.]]
* The opening notes of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g64Y6rMO4OM&fmt=18 Sam Fonteyn's "Pizzicato Playtime"]], which, when heard on ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'', signal the impending madness of [[FrankMiller Miller Time]].
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_sensory_meridian_response ASMR]] is audio-erotica for relaxation. "ASMR" is a unique sensation often described by the lucky few to experience it as "brain tingles", a relaxing euphoria. (The tingle in your scalp or up your back that some sounds produce is a "frisson" and is caused by something else). On YouTube, people whisper into [[http://youtu.be/9T9DM5TiB4o the camera]] for ASMR videos. Some videos are "[[http://youtu.be/8cEm538vQEY roleplays]]" others are people using [[http://youtu.be/zPNVf_hCyQc objects]] to make relaxing sounds. [[http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/491/tribes?act=2#play Discovering that you're not alone in this experience]] can be pretty heartwarming itself.
* The "clink" of Frank and Sadie's glasses/bottles/whathaveyou from ''The Podcast/ThrillingAdventureHour'''s "Beyond Belief", be it in the form of a proper sound effect or [[ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud spoken aloud by Sadie]]. Hell, even the characters like it--Sadie even orders two drinks when she's alone simply because "I like a clink before I drink" (and also because she's an alcoholic, but still.) It's ubiquity in the segments gets lampshaded in the ninth anniversary show.
-->'''Sadie:''' I'd rather be elsewhere / Enjoying a drink
-->'''Frank and Sadie:''' [[BreakingTheFourthWall We'll say all the words as written]] / But our favorite is ''clink!''
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[[folder:Literature]]
* *[[OnceUponATime open book]]* *turn page* *turn page* *turn page* (several hours later) *turn page* *turn last page* *close book* *[[EarnYourHappyEnding happy sigh]]*
** If you are lucky enough to own a copy of Grant's Scottish National Dictionary Volume 6, go and fetch it, and then find a nice quiet room, open it at about the middle, prepare yourself, and then close the book.
** And if you need a little more drama in your life, slam your books shut. Better than chocolate.
* Semi-literature, semi-RealLife example: When Creator/JRRTolkien was constructing the fictional Elven language, he composed it of all the sounds he felt were most pleasing to the ear.
** Well, this comes from a guy who said that, ignoring the actual meaning of the words, "cellar door" sounds more beautiful than "beautiful". He had his own private theories about ''why'' certain words sounded beautiful or ugly.
** And on the flip side of the coin, he tried to make the BlackSpeech as ''ugly'' as possible -- lots of harsh consonant clusters, excessive use of guttural vowels, and so forth.
*** Which, for this lover of consonant-full languages (and harsh beauty in general - we need a word for that...), ''backfired''.
* Not exactly a sound, because...well, obvious reasons, but whenever [[foldercontrol]]

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[[folder:Music]]
* Rogue Wave's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH5027LHgHM Nourishment Nation.]]
* The Funky Drummer Break
** We can't include Funky Drummer without mentioning the equally awesome [[AmenBreak Amen]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxZuq57_bYM&t=1m26s Break.]]
* The beginning of Music/OzzyOsbourne's "Crazy Train": AAAALLLLL AABBOOOOOOAAARRD!! HA HA HA HA HA HAA! DU-DUM (AI AI AI) DI-DUM DO-DUN DU-DUM...
** [[/folder]]

[[folder: I. Am. Iron Man. ]]
''Thud'' '''Clank!''' ''Thud'' '''Clank!'''
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmUHI2yTtVY wailing clarinet]] that kicks off a performance of ''[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Rhapsody In Blue]]''.
* "Tangram Set 1" by Tangerine Dream is pretty much just one long, twenty-minute collection of Most Wonderful Sounds arranged into a progressive melody. Best of all is probably that ethereal windchime noise that plays from 3:26 to 3:34.
* The snazzy trumpet sound just after the most (in)famous part of "The Pink Panther Theme"... I love that better than the beginning, which is also good.
* When you hear the opening bass riff of "Under Pressure" (which is epic on its own), there are two ways it can go. One is to segue into "Ice Ice Baby". The other starts with a fantastic guitar riff which assures you that you're about to listen to Music/{{Queen}} and Music/DavidBowie, not Music/VanillaIce.
* The opening drumbeat to Music/{{Coldplay}}'s "In My Place". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgSEgwmF-JY Few things have been recorded as perfectly.]]
* The epic chord at the start of [[Music/TheBeatles A Hard Day's Night.]]
** The trumpets at the beginning of ''All You Need Is Love.''
** The even-epic-er chord at the end of "A Day In The Life", which sounds like a piano being played with another piano.
*** It was. [[UpToEleven With THREE OTHER PIANOS]].
** The opening drum roll of "Glass Onion".
* Music/MariahCarey hitting her signature high note.
* [[Music/BlueOysterCult "You're boned like a saint, with the consciousness of a snake."]]
* For a U2 fan, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDkBzkA9L4s the intro to Where The Streets Have No Name]].
* The shattering glass sound in Artillery's "Terror Squad".
-->Terror squaaaad! *crash crash*
* Hellion's shriek in Music/JudasPriest's "Screaming for Vengeance".
-->Screaming, (aaaugh!) screaming for vengeance\\
The world is defiled in disgrace!
* The mad laughter at the end of Twilightning's "Rolling Heads".
* The revving chainsaw's (five of them!) at the start of Music/{{WASP}}'s "Chainsaw Charlie (Murders in the New Morgue)".
* The piano from Music/TheRollingStones' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zphAHMPtu4g She's A Rainbow]] sounds like heaven in musical form.
* Music/BruceSpringsteen
** The harmonica, then piano a split second later, that opens "Thunder Road" on ''Born To Run''.
** The drum fill that opens "Born to Run" itself, followed by the horns and guitars and pretty much every instrument in existence playing at once. Hell yes.
* The beginning of Music/TheNational's Fake Empire.
* The drum at the beginning of Music/BobDylan's Like A Rolling Stone.
* "[[Music/PhilCollins In The Air Tonight]]". '''THAT''' drum break. '''BA-DUM BA-DAM BA-DUM BA-DUM BUM BUM'''.
* Music/IronMaiden have made a career out of this trope:
** The looped bassline that starts "Satellite 15".
** The opening riff to "Number of the Beast" and the subsequent scream from Bruce.
** Every single second of "Hallowed Be Thy Name".
** "Aces High". All of it.
** The intro to "Caught Somewhere in Time".
** Literally every single riff in "Fear of the Dark". That song is an AudienceParticipationSong for a reason!
*** And on that note, when it's performed live, the sound of the audience singing along to the guitar riffs.
** "Where Eagles Dare"'s drum fill.
** the openings to pretty much every song on ''A Matter of Life and Death''.
** IIIIIII'M ON MY WAY! OOOOOUT ON THE ROAD AGAIN!!!
** That extremely sexual bassline on Revelations.
** "The Alchemist". Best opening riff ever.
** Dave Murray's guitar solo in "The Man Who Would Be King".
** The entire middle section of Sign of the Cross. BEST. INSTRUMENTAL. BREAK. EVER.
** On that note, pretty much their whole discography.
* The drum machine sound from the ''Film/StopMakingSense'' version of Music/TalkingHeads' "Psycho Killer".
** The opening keyboard riff of "Life During Wartime" from ''Film/StopMakingSense''
* From the {{Vocaloid}} song "[=PoPiPo=]": [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeqRk3rSdaw&t=22s WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!]]
** From [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvWjKDwlb9g "I want to eat tuna"]]: "Maguroooooo o kudasaiiiii... '''nyaaaaaa!!'''"
* The main guitar riff from Music/LedZeppelin's "Black Dog". Greatest guitar riff ever.
* [[{{Djent}} Djent djent.]] [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Djent djent djent.]] [[MindScrew Djeeeeeeent-djent djent.]] [[Music/{{Meshuggah}} Djent djent djent. Djeeeeeent...]]
* The opening to "Running the World" by Jarvis Cocker ranks up with "Where the Streets Have No Name". It makes you feel as though you were gently lifted into a pillar of light. Hear it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRGGbyZzuTg here.]]
* The opening to "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQYaVb4px7U Shine On You Crazy Diamond]]" by Music/PinkFloyd.
** And then... [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome B flat–F–G–E]]...
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdY1tyy8K7A Learning to Fly]]" is calming from the first second.
* The opening riff to Norman Greenbaum's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZQxH_8raCI Spirit in the Sky]]" Best. Riff. ''Ever''.
* The intro to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDWgsQhbaqU&ob=av3e "Welcome To The Black Parade"]] by Music/MyChemicalRomance.
* Anything [[Music/AlterBridge Mark Tremonti]] does with a guitar.
* [[Music/DavidBowie "Ground control to Major Tom..."]] The entire song is pretty awesome, but that first line is so amazing!
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzC4hFK5P3g PON PON]] WAYWAYWAY PONPONWAYPONWAYPONPON"
** "[[GratuitousEnglish Ah]], [[TastesLikeDiabetes you make me happy]]!"
* This tropette ''loves'' listening to the chords at the beginning of Katy B's "Lights On".
* ''[[Music/DireStraits I want my, I want my, I want my MTV...]]''
* The guitar solo in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT_zzO6aLxg "Agony of Defeet"]] by [[Music/GeorgeClinton Parliament.]] It starts at 3:37.
** The last couple minutes or so of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLvGrd3x1xU this]] [[EverythingsFunkierWithDisco Parliament song.]] The combination of the strings and horns is nothing short of ''beautiful.''
* The massively harmonized A Capella opening of "Some Nights" by Music/{{fun}}.
--> Some nights I stay up cashing in my bad luck,
--> Some nights I call it a draw,
--> Some nights I wish that my lips could build a castle,
--> Some nights I wish they'd just fall off
** How about in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Zaq87L2tac Irish Gaelic?]]
* Hearing the opening notes of your favorite song, no matter which one it is, on the radio.
* The keyboard solo in "Jump" by Music/VanHalen.
* ''It's the music that we choose, It's the music that we choose, It's the music that we choose, It's the music that we choose, oh yes! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ondpLxoRJuk The music that we choose...]]''
** ''Up on melancholy hill, there's a plastic tree...''
** 2D's singing voice in general.
* The opening guitar riff to "Music/BackInBlack" by Music/{{ACDC}}.
* The horns at the beginning of Music/{{Metallica}}'s "The Unforgiven" and "Unforgiven II" leading into a mournful acoustic guitar in the original and something harder but no less awesome in II.
* The bassline to "Head Like A Hole" by Music/NineInchNails or the beat to "Closer" is so awesome, it makes my ears weep with joy and pleasure.
* The opening guitars on John Mayer's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EIx3R3P6wk Bigger Than My Body]]".
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tZvke0G7eo Mbube]] (known to Western audiences as "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJuEuRCKq1s Lion Sleeps Tonight]]"). [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6AAtKmx6Qk Sing it]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbQVdLRqJ1w with me]] people: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LBmUwi6mEo A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh]]...
** ''"Mbube" wasn't the most remarkable tune, but there was something terribly compelling about the underlying chant, a dense meshing of low male voices above which Solomon yodelled and howled for two exhilarating minutes, occasionally making it up as he went along. The third take was the great one, but it achieved immortality only in its dying seconds, when Solly [Solomon Linda] took a deep breath, opened his mouth and improvised the melody that the world now associates with these words: In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight.''
* Fans of Music/NeilYoung need only hear the words "Old Black". Neil's uniquely personal style, plus his various modifications and the use of extra-heavy strings, give the instrument [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=6XVjnmOnigs&t=285 an almost human voice]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm7-TdJ5dDI More here...]]
* The harmonized sections of Neil's 1970 ballad [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2Taxuott5s After the Gold Rush]] as recorded by Prelude. The whole song's beautiful, but the harmonized sections are especially so.
* The intro of ''Fireflies'' by Music/OwlCity. The simple repeating sequence of notes just begs to be sung along too.
* Fans of French progressive rock report being blissed out by the warm sound of the 1973 band ''Présence'', especially the coda to their signature tune "Pleure le Monde" ("the world is raining" or "the world is weeping" or "everyone is weeping", depending on your perspective).
* [[Music/{{The 1975}} Matthew Healy]]'s voice. Sure, it's high-pitched and usually squeaky, but it's also very pretty and especially great when stripped down to acoustics.
* Music/{{Queen}}
** BOOM BOOM CLAP!
** "Be-elzebub, has a devil put aside for me, for me, for [[IncrediblyLongNote MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE]]" (guitar solo)
* It's not as famous as some other examples on this list, but "Full Circle" by Half Moon Run is a bunch of wonderful sounds stacked on top of each other for three minutes.
* The beginning of {{Music/Lorde}}'s Ribs is a very wonderful sound.
** Another group that worked with Lorde's producer Joel Little, Broods, has their own wonderful sound in the chorus of Bridges.
* [[Music/{{Robyn}} And now, it's gonna be me and you-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh]] (cue the most epic synth-voice-breakdowny thing ever)
** Similarly, Music/EllieGoulding's Anything Could Happen has a "eh-eh-eh eh-eh" thing at the beginning that is adorable and catchy.
* Just listening to an orchestra tune up is a beautiful and chilling sound, with all of the instruments creeping towards and then hitting the same note (save for octave differences). The larger the orchestra, the better.
* [[Music/TearsForFears TIIIIIIIIIIIME FLIIIIIIIIIIIES!]]
* The majority of noises produced by [[Music/JethroTull Ian Anderson's]] flute.
* Many, many, ''many'', of the riffs and motifs that can be found in Music/MikeOldfield's music qualify as this. But the thing that qualifies the most is probably the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orHsRQzPLvM "Finale" section Tubular Bells]]. It is ''beautiful''. Especially that repeated [[EpicRiff bass riff]].
* Sometimes it's the tone of the guitar, you know when the right combination of guitars, pickups, amps, and other gear come together and the end result is a guitar that's just perfect.
** "Headlong" by Queen is a good example.
* The epic and distinctive drums at the beginning of "Hot for Teacher" by Music/VanHalen.
* The intro and outro of Music/RunningWild's "Under Jolly Roger".
-->"Man the cannons! FIREEEEEE!" *full broadside*\\
"Ready boardiiing!" "YAAAAAGHH!"
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* The '''''GOAL!''''' sound from ''Pinball/WorldCupSoccer''.
* The choir from ''Pinball/BlackKnight 2000''[='=]s SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic.
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* The majority of ProfessionalWrestling theme songs have a distinctive opening in order to trigger fan reactions. Naturally, those openings become the Most Wonderful Sound if the wrestler in question is a babyface.
* The opening chord from Music/BlackSabbath's "IRON MAN!" bringing out Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors
** Their opening battle cry as the Legion of Doom, even moreso.
--> ''"AWOOOOOOOOOOAAHHHHHHH, '''WHAT A RUSH!"'''''
* [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin *glass shatters*]] [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic DA NA DUN DUN DUN DO. WAAAAAH!]]
** And that's the Bottom Line 'cause Stone Cold said so!
** "If ya think this is the Most Wonderful Sound, give me a HELL YEAH!"
* Wrestling/TheUndertaker's GONGGGGGG! when the lights go out.
** "REST! IN! PEACE!!"
* [[Music/{{Motorhead}} It's time to play the game!]] Wrestling/TripleH+[[DropTheHammer Sledgehammer]]=Massive Pop.
* [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson If ya smellllll]] [[CatchPhrase what the Rock...dun-dun...is cooking]].
** "If Ya Smellllllalalow, WHAT THE ROCK! IS! COOKING!
** "It Doesn't Matter What You Think."
* [[Wrestling/DGenerationX Are you ready]]? BREAK IT DOWN!!!
** Are you ready? I SAID, ARE?! YOU?! READY?! And now for the thousands in attendance and the millions watching around the world. LET'S GET READY TO SUCK IT!
** If you're not down with that I've got TWO WORDS FOR YA!
* [[Wrestling/ChrisJericho Bre-wo bre-wo bre-wo bre-wo]] Come on...you know I've gotcha ya...BREAK THE WALLS DOWN!!!
** You will never '''EVER''' be the same Again!
** Would you please, SHUT! THE HELL! UP!
* [[Wrestling/{{Edge}} You think you know me]] [[Music/AlterBridge *Guitar Riff*]] ON THIS DAY!!!
* The giggling of Wrestling/TrishStratus at the front of her entrance.
* At least around some smarks... "[[Wrestling/ZackRyder Ohhhhh, Radio, tell me everything you know!]]"
* [[Wrestling/AJStyles Get ready to fly]]!
* [[{{TNA}} BEER!]] MONEY! Even as heels, Beer Money Incorporated get massive [[DracoInLeatherPants pops]].
** SORRY... ABOUT YOUR DAMN LUCK!
* [[Wrestling/JeffHardy When you hear the sirens,]] you know the [[Wrestling/{{TNA}} Impact Zone]] is about to go ballistic.
* *HOOOOOOOOOOOOONK* At the peak of his popularity, Wrestling/JohnMorrison got pops to rival those of Wrestling/JohnCena and Wrestling/RandyOrton.
* Wrestling/HacksawJimDuggan's HOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
* "Yo! It's me! It's me! It's [[Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage D. D. P]]!"
* [[Wrestling/{{Christian}} GO]]!
* [[Wrestling/MickFoley *car crash*]]
** [[Wrestling/ScottHall *car crash*]]
* WEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLL It's Wrestling/TheBigShow!
* [[Wrestling/HulkHogan *pounding guitar opening* "When it comes Crashin' down and it hurts inside....!"]]
* [[Wrestling/RicFlair WOOOO!]]
** Well before the "WOOO" was spliced in, that was simply "The 2001 intro music". "''Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra''" is epic enough on its own, but when you're at a wrestling event and that "duuuun, duuuun, Duuuuun, ''DA-daaaaahhh!''" starts playing, you are instantly out of your seats because something amazing is about to happen. Especially if a microphone is involved.
* [[Wrestling/CMPunk *static* "Look in my eyes.........what do you see? The Cult of Personality!"]]
* [[Wrestling/ShawnMichaels *Pounding drum beat* "Oh, oh, Shawn!"]]
* One particular string stab that everyone in WWE now recognizes. [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Cue crowd losing their minds and chanting "YES!" at the top of their lungs.]]
* In the old ECW, Dre and Cube's Natural Born Killaz meant some shit was gonna go down, courtesy of Wrestling/NewJack. The Most Wonderful Sound, in this case, was the gunshot at the beginning of the song, cuing the entire ECW Arena to raise their fists in the [[MalcolmX "X"]] sign.
* Wrestling/BrodusClay's theme song. "Somebody Call My Mama!"
* "[[Wrestling/JohnCena You can't see me! My time is now!]]"
** The opening chords followed by the "APPLEDOUGH!" scream and the now iconic trumpets, most definitely, too. Since it's a harbinger that you're about to come unglued from your seat.
* [[Wrestling/BrockLesnar *Guitar Screech* DA DA DUN DUN DUN DUN!!]]
* [[Wrestling/KevinNash *diesel engine starts up* HOOOOOOOOOONK]]
* "You know it's the Mack militant ..."
* Wrestling/TheUsos' Siva Tau.
* [[Wrestling/BretHart *guitar screech* DUN DUN DUN DUN]]
* [[Wrestling/RonSimmons DUN DA DUN]] [[Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield DA DUN DA DUN]]
** DAMN!
* [[Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr BOOYAKA! BOOYAKA! 61, 619]]
* [[Wrestling/RandyOrton I HEAR VOICES IN MY HEAD! THEY COUNSEL ME, THEY UNDERSTAND, THEY TALK TO ME!]]
* The music for Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s newest [[VanityPlate opening signature]] may not be as dramatic or as fast-paced as previous music heard in past opening signatures, but does it ever bring a smile to the face.
* [[Wrestling/{{Ryback}} FEED ME!! FEED! ME! MORE!!]]
* Some Wrestling/{{ECW}} picks:
** The opening notes for Music/{{Metallica}}'s "ENTER SANDMAN," signaling the arrival of [[Wrestling/JimFullington the Hardcore Icon]]
** After [[Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors "Iron Man"]] and before [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin "When you hear the glass, it's your ass!"]], THE music to fear was the Edgar Winter Group's "Frankenstein." That was the theme music for [[Wrestling/AlPoling 911]], who would run out and chokeslam which ever poor slob had the misfortune of being in the ring at the time.
* [[Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} IT'S A SHAMEFUL THING, YOU LOST YOUR HEAD, A CARELESS MAN WHO COULD WIND UP DEAD...]]
* ~static~ [[Wrestling/TheShield SIERRA HOTEL INDIA ECHO LIMA DELTA SHIELD]] EpicRiff
* When you hear The Green Hills of Tyrol, you know an ass-whuppin's coming.
** [[Wrestling/RoddyPiper "I WAS ROWDY BEFORE 'ROWDY' WAS COOL!"]]
* ~weird riff~ *DEH* "[[Wrestling/TheWyattFamily We're here]].
* [[Wrestling/DolphZiggler I'M HERE TO SHOW THE WORLD! I'M HERE TO SHOW THE WORLD! COME OOOOOOOOOOOOOON!]]
* Guitar riff. Drumming. "SO [[TWordEuphemism F*CK]] YOUR RULES, MAAAN!" Out walks [[{{Lita}} one of the coolest Divas]] of all time.
* [[Wrestling/{{Paige}} *PTERODACTYL SCREECH*]]
* Watch the end of the Wrestlemania XXX main event. Listen to the audience as Batista taps. The rise in volume in the cheers is chilling and gives you the good kind of goosebumps.
* [[Wrestling/AJLee "Let's light it up!"]]
* [[Wrestling/KiaStevens BOOM. BOOM. DUM DUM DUM DUM!]]
* The wonderful sounds aren't just at the beginning; one particular phrase comes to mind:
** Howard Finkel: "Here is your winner! And NEWWWWWWW WWF Champion!!!!"
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[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* For fans of [[DisneyThemeParks Walt Disney World:]]
** [[MemeticMutation "Please stand clear of the doors.]] [[GratuitousSpanish Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas."]]
** Basically everything the Ghost Host says in the [[DisneyThemeParks Haunted Mansion]].
** The sound of the Main Street Electrical Parade as it marches down Main Street.
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5sjkjXPmz4 chime sound]] on ''Ride/StarTours''
** The music of Wishes, but especially the beginning and the [[Disney/{{Hercules}} Go the Distance]] segment.
** The airplane-cabin 'DING!' right before the Soarin' preshow at Epcot. Also, the [[JerryGoldsmith entire score]] of the damn thing.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theater]]
* "[[ThePhantomOfTheOpera DUUUUNNNNNNNNNNN... DUNDUNDUNDUNDUUUUUUUUUUNNN]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FmGtCIOwB4 ... DUNDUNDUNDUNDUUUUUUUUUUUNNN...]]"
** The five-chord progression that closes "Music of the Night" is made of awesome and gorgeous and sex. As is the song that precedes it, for that matter--especially when [[http://youtu.be/n5dhyiqhR7Y sung by Michael Crawford.]]
* The opening of No One Mourns the Wicked, at the beginning of the production of {{Theatre/Wicked}}.
* The opening line and musical vamp of each act of Sondheim's IntoTheWoods: "Once upon a time! *BA-dit, dit, dit, dit, dit...*" Try playing that vamp in a room full of theatre people. See how many pipe up with "I wish..."
* And while we're on the subject of Sondheim, the eerie organ music and piercing steam whistle that open ''SweeneyTodd'' are scary as Hell, but they also bring a giddy thrill of anticipation when you know they herald the awesome opening number of one of the greatest music theater scores ever composed.
* Highly conditional, but -- for the actors, the sound of one lone person reacting to something onstage is SWEEEEET.
* The "drrrrrrrrr-brum-brum-brum" before the beginning of "Der Holle Rache" from Mozart's The Magic Flute sends chills down the spine if one knows what fury and high notes are coming.
* The ending to ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' is a [[TriumphantReprise reprise of]] [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome "Do You Hear the People Sing"]] and it is the very definition of a crescendo. Goosebumps every single time.
** John Owen-Jones as [[TheHero Jean Valjean]].
** The opening trumpets of both the Overture and "Red and Black."
* [[Theatre/AChorusLine Ba-da, da-da-da-da! AGAIN! Step-kick-kick-leap-kick-touch...]]
* [[StarlightExpress "This is Control!]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynA5i5XQRKE This is Control!"]]
* From ''{{Theatre/Heathers}}'', the original Veronica, Barret Wilbert Weed, gave Veronica a very {{Adorkable}}, very distinctive, and ''very'' infectious laugh. It's hard not to smile every time you hear it.
** "September 1st, 1989. Dear Diary..."
** The harmonies in "Seventeen."
* For a tech person, the sound of the music cue or sound effects hitting at ''just'' the right moment and getting that perfect scene is not only an incredible relief (as it's part timing on the techie's part, part praying to God the actors hit their cues, and half sheer luck), but a major HellYesMoment.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* {{Transformers}}:
** The transformation sound. CHI-CHA-CHO-CHU-CHOO!
** Any dialogue that Peter Cullen gets to say. His voice being the Most Wonderful Sound of the series.
** [[AwesomeMusic/WesternAnimation Duh duh duh duh!]] [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie You've got the touch!]] [[AutobotsRockOut You've got the powerrrrrr... YEAH!]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOu3hYXE_tM Soundwave's voice]].
* [[KaBlam June]]'s adorable voice (and laugh). Hearing her sing is beautiful and really cute at the same time.
** [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome WAKE UP THE MASSES!]]
* At the end of some WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender episodes, we have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8g4HhGJV2U&feature=channel_video_title Safe Return]], a perfect way to say "for now, we're peaceful."
* [[WesternAnimation/{{Recess}} "Okay, guys]], [[{{Leitmotif}} I've got]] [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome a plan!"]]
* [[PhineasAndFerb "Hey Ferb, I know what we're going to do today."]]
** Ctrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtr
** [[HarmlessVillain Doofenshmirtz]] [[LaughablyEvil Evil]] [[EarWorm Incorporateeeeeeed!]]
* ''WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries'' has Zilla, Jr. roaring whenever a MonsterOfTheWeek throw down is about to ''get real'', and then the sound of when his fire breath charges up.
* WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic has the cheesy grin [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALufiFp2Zvk squeak]], used repeatedly through the series. Fluttershy and Rarity's squeaking and squealing in general tends to be hilarious and wonderful.
** Oddly enough, the "grin squeak" can be used in frowns as well, which can be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWrXHw7RbW0 strangely hilarious]].
** Anytime Fluttershy opens her mouth, be it to sing or talk.
*** Rarity and Pinkie Pie's singing voices. And Pinkie Pie's laugh.
** The sound of Pinkie Pie's "party cannon": like a combination of party noisemakers and balloons.
** There's also the sound Spike's fire makes, and the little inhale he does before unleashing it.
** In the latest two-parter, Queen Chrysalis's giggle.
** Yeah, the theme song is still incredibly girly, but many fans of the show can't quite stop smiling when they hear the little harp crescendo at the beginning of theme song.
--> ''My Little Pony, My Little Pony, aaah'' '''''aaah''''' '''''Aaah!''''' ''I used to wonder what friendship could be...''
*** The remastered version (used from Lesson Zero onwards) takes it Up to Eleven. Especially that "BWOOO" noise that starts as Dashie punches through the clouds.
** The sound of the Super Speedy Cider Squeezy approaching for the first time, just every sound it makes simply wonderful.
** The noise Rainbow Dash makes whenever her voice cracks, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8JCX9E0bEI here]] or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfJR6sAo0CU here]]. Utterly. Freaking. Adorable.
** Dash's Sonic Rainboom.
** Rainbow Dash's fake snoring in "Read it and Weep."
*** Somehow even better when "Sleepless in Ponyville" reveals it's an exact replica of her ''actual'' snoring.
** When Sweetie Belle is excited, her voice squeaks. There's just something adorable about that.
** By season 3, Scootaloo has learned how to carry a tune.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2elkcnZSLo&feature=youtu.be "I'm Applejack. More apple fritter?"]]
** Princess Luna singing in the season 4 finale.
* Someone's gone and done it. They've pushed him too far. The screen zooms in on him, and a dramatic bass drum roll begins. And then, the classic line is uttered:
-->'''BugsBunny''': "Of course you realize, this means WAR."
** "Eh, what's up, doc?"
** "MEEPMEEP" ''vroooooomm''
* Anime/SpeedRacer: the automated jacks, followed by the landing sound. And the Mach 5's engine noise passing by.
* ''[[Disney/TheLionKing Nants]] [[AfricanChant ingonyama!]] [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning Bagaithi]] [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome baba!]]''
* Anytime [[KingOfTheHill Hank Hill]] makes his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGcdYB8vF_c signature scream]].
* The [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} Pickles family]] doorbell.
* The ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' theme song. *CrowningMusicOfAwesome, indeed!
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goofy_holler#Goofy_holler Goofy holler]].
* [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel's voice in its "captive" form.]] "Aah-aah-aaaaah, aah-aah-aaaaah..."
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBuhEHVB8L8 Every single sound effect]] from Creator/HannaBarbera.
* The hum of a GreenLantern ring's construct, virtually unchanged from the SuperFriends to GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries and everything in-between.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other]]
* A purring feline is possibly nature's most soothing white noise.
** It's actually evolved to be that way so as to invoke a continuation of the stimulus that prompted the purring. That's right. The Most Wonderful Sound is self-sustaining.
* The sound of your baby's first cry immidiately after it's born.
** The woosh-woosh sound of its heartbeat in the womb. The first time he/she says 'mama' or 'dada' or 'I love you'.
** Heck, a baby's laughter, period.
* Train whistles in the distance. Pure music.
* That noise an old kettle makes when the water inside it starts to boil.
* Adobe After Effects plays a very easily distinguished and very pleasing "Twingg!" sound when it reaches the end of a Render Queue, meaning the videos are finished being edited and are ready for viewing.
* Click your mouse...YEAH! Now do it a couple more times, best sound ever.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO9q4H49cGA The startup sound of]] [[MicrosoftWindows Windows 3.1]]. Holy nostalgia.
** [[http://youtu.be/miZHa7ZC6Z0 How about Windows 95?]] Oh, it's musical heroin.
** There's a sweet moment in the film ''{{Outsourced}}'' where the workers take their computers from the flooded office up to the roof and connect through a jerry-rigged set of electrical outlets to a street lamp. Thirty computers power up and play [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nQ2oiVqKHw the Windows XP startup sound]] simultaneously.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNgl_MjbAsM&feature=related The Mac startup noise]].
** Made somewhat disturbing by ''Don Jon''
** Another beautiful sound from the Mac is the 3-note lick that plays to announce that iTunes has finished importing/converting audio data to MP3 or AAC.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0aBh9PiW6w Orgasmic.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUb1gIKhwMU&feature=related even better]]
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE_iCgBUacQ And then there's the nostalgia-incarnate classic that started it all...]]
* The "Boooommm!" noise at the end of the Dolby Digital Countdown advertisment.
* [[TabletopGames Clack-clockle... NATURAL 20!]]
* In Webcomic/GirlGenius, the twisty musical notes emitted by Agatha when she's in full-on Spark mode. You can almost hear them.
* The noise in a football stadium - or a packed bar - when your team scores. Less wonderful if it's the other team scoring.
** The ''silence'' in a packed bar when your team scores, if everyone else in the bar is supporting the other team.
* The sound of a golf ball falling in the hole.
** And the following golf clap.
* A tennis ball's little pa-thmp as it bounces off the court.
** The big pa-thmp it makes when connecting with the racket is even better.
* A nothing-but-net swish in basketball.
* The crack of a bat hitting a baseball on the sweet spot.
** "GRAND SLAM! GRAND SLAM!"
* For rowers, the rhythm of all eight (or four, or two, or however many)oarlocks in time. Actually, all noise from rowing - the water, the boat, the oars, the oarlocks - it's beautiful.
* The sound of metal (or plastic) cleats on concrete as the team leaves the locker room. It's like a pre-game anthem for those lucky enough to hear it.
** Hockey skates make a similar noise.
* [[{{NHL}} Goal Horns]] followed by your team's choice of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UXYM407l6M celebratory song]].
** [[AustralianRulesFootball Same goes for the final siren.]] Especially in a Grand Final, and ESPECIALLY especially if it's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRuU29uQPBg your favourite team]] that's just won the Premiership.
** Hearing your favourite player/team/etc cheer after winning is always wonderful, especially since they've worked so hard on it. A particular nod towards FormulaOne drivers who love screaming in their helmets.
*** Speaking of FormulaOne and motors in general: the revving of an engine. So soothing.
*** Some find racecar engines to be annoying little weedwhackers compared to real horsepower: http://youtu.be/FGMkqfhlUd4
* Speaking of sports and goals, the [[LargeHam hammy]] way [[TheBeautifulGame football]] announcers tend to shout "GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAL!!"
* Your NationalAnthem is usually wonderful anytime, anywhere, but especially associated with sports. Hearing that song played at the OlympicGames as your nation's flag is raised to salute your country's winning a medal is like a religious experience. In American baseball, "The Star Spangled Banner" is always played right before the game and can evoke a similar reaction, especially from older fans for whom "PLAY BALL!" are the last two words of the anthem.
* The drone of a large box fan. I can't sleep without switching one on its highest speed. "Whurrrrrrrrrr....."
* The sound of a passenger jet taking off. That is, if you're inside the plane or standing sufficiently far enough from it to avoid ear damage.
** In a like vein, the sound of a jet engine spooling up.
*** Piston engines get this, too. Just listen to the sound an old piston fighter makes as it starts up. Even a relatively new plane like a Thunder Mustang (to-scale replica of a P-51 using a smaller 12-cylinder engine) has a glorious startup.
*** The Rolls-Royce Merlin. The whine, the splutter, the cough, then the roooaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrr........
** Or the sound of an entire group of fighter jets doing afterburner takeoffs, one after the other, each jet following right after the one before it.
* The clicking sound of a switchblade.
* The sound of serious gunfire. I'm not talking about the little fire cracks of an AR-15. I am referring to the mighty blast of a gun such as a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACkmNvDGE3U Mosin-Nagant M44]]
** Or the even more mighty [[http://youtu.be/vj-15O-BTDw USN 16"/caliber 50 Mark 7]].
** In a different direction, the sound of a minigun firing off thousands of rounds a minute is pretty awesome: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KuqasxGeF8]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1xIGm5GYp0]]
** Or the sound of [[http://youtu.be/s1io0tMvZYY?t=5m40s a grenade being inserted in a grenade launcher]]
*** Or the "pumhp" noise of a grenade launcher shooting a grenade.
** The "ka-ching" noise of the M1 Garand's eighth round being fired.
** The sound a 12-gauge shotgun makes firing buckshot.
** The thunderclap of anything chambered in [=.50BMG=].
** Artillery fire fire from 100 meters behind the firing line.
** The chaotic rattle/roar of a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA8I5ADd4Mk machine]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNC3NEUIdvA gun]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_4OJkGP8bw range]].
** In general, the sounds of gunplay. These include gun assembly, gun disassembly and reloading. Modern FPS games are great to listen to as a spectator for this.
* Pump-action shotguns being cocked.
* The four clicks of a Colt Single Action Army being cocked.
* The sound of a well-maintained electric engine. For a layman, a barely audible hum. For an engineer? Basically a purring cat.
** The sound of any properly adjusted, properly tuned, well maintained engine especially under a heavy load.
** The sound of pretty much any properly adjusted, well maintained machine just doing its thing.
* White noise can be a very relaxing sound.
* Any VanityPlate that is not NightmareFuel tends to induce nostalgia and ends up as this.
** Especially this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW4bPZyNT8g]] and this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=760JDRxAIWE]]
* The sound of a coffee grinder at 7 in the morning (or earlier) - any time of the day if you're a writer.
* The various sounds of water. Rain, a trickling stream, a waterfall, the sea...
* The sound of bubble wrap...bubbles popping.
* The [=K5LA=] train horn (the ones you hear on Amtrak trains). ''Especially'' with the Doppler Effect.
* Typing on the keyboard. Very soothing.
* The chip shuffling poker players do. Also very soothing.
** "Washing the tiles" in mahjongg.
* Huge crowds of people singing.
** The sound of black choirs.
* To some, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ENNzjy8QjU the hauntingly beautiful call of a loon]].
** In a related vein, the "woo-OOO-ooo-ooo" call of the mourning dove.
* The Kaching! of a sale and money going into your pocket.
** Or finally paying for that thing you've been saving for.
* The sound of the school bell after a long, hard day.
* This is usually compared to the booing and jeering of opposition supporters: The jubilant cheering of a player/the team and his/her/their supporters after they beat the odds.
* The sound a time clock makes after you punch out after a hard days work.
** "Congratulations, you're hired. When can you start?"
* The cheerful piping of ''Radio/CabinPressure'''s theme music. You just know that [[CrowningMomentOfFunny funny]], [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]], and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] are about to ensue in roughly equal measure, provided by the dulcet tones of Creator/RogerAllam and BenedictCumberbatch. Actually, the voices of Allam and Cumberbatch, period!
* This quotation:
--> Strolling across Regent's Park in London today, the sun was shining, the groundsman's mower was thrumming - all that was missing was the sound of leather on willow. But it was a weekday, and come Saturday, I know that the players in their whites will be scattered across the lush grass, playing out the ritual that is so much part of an English summer.
--> Much might change, but not cricket.
* The sound of a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztWLql0CZtY WW2 fighter plane passing overhead.]]
* For a fencer, the little "ka-chunk" of the spring-loaded weapon tip registering a hit.
** Or the meaty wooden "clack" that two bokken make, if you're a kenjutsuka. Or the "whoosh" that a good kirioroshi makes for iaijutsuka.
* The sound of an important bus approaching, though it can easy lapse into HellIsThatNoise if you have only just missed it.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2rGKhX1aYk A Porsche flat-six engine]]
** Or a GM V8 engine. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRNAOjVpBqg This example takes the cake.]]
** Any super/hyper-car with a powerful V12 such as many Ferraris or Lamborghini's or in particular, the 6.1 liter BMW V12 of the [=McLaren=] F1.
** The gut-thumping roar of an M88 Armored Recovery Vehicle pulling a broken tracked vehicle back to base.
** The cough-sputter-roar of a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEbDlNeMtLM radial]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KabB1TNW8fY engine]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftDwkyZb7a4 at]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz4jBzROl8Y startup]].
* A-10 Thunderbolt strafing run. '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laNhSU-9XB0&t=25s BHHHHRRRRRRRRRRRRR]]'''
* [[CoolTrain Steam locomotives]], especially the big ones.
* The gooey, squishy sound of stirring up a big bowl of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, just after you add the butter. If you grew up in Canada or the United States, that sound probably conjures up a whole range of childhood memories. (Or memories of being a poor college student.)
* In a medical setting a kid and/or baby crying can be this sound. Because it means that they are well enough to cry. Epsically when the baby is delivered through an emergency c-section and is premature.
* The buzzing of Cicadas on a summer night can be quite wonderful.
* ''Every single sound'' a guinea pig makes. Wheeeek!
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Voice Acting]]
Some of the best Japanese anime, WesternAnimation, animated film, and more recently, video games are praised not only for their plot, animation and characters, but also for the people who voice the characters. They give the animated characters life, depth, and personality. Here are some of the most specific examples.

* Creator/TomokazuSeki voices HotBlooded characters so perfectly, it's easy to get caught up with the characters' over the top expressions whenever they do something awesome. Case in point: [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam SHINING FINGER!!!]]
* Creator/NobuyukiHiyama has this too, and is at par with Seki on the Hot Blooded scale. you'd best be having earplugs when he goes '''[[Anime/GaoGaiGar HIKARI NI NAAAAAAREEEEEEEE!!!]]'''
* [[Anime/CodeGeass ALL HAIL EMPEROR]] '''NorioWakamoto'''!!!
* Creator/CrispinFreeman can play a variety of roles and personalities with fantastic range. Kyon from Haruhi Suzumiya, Regal Bryant from Tales of Symphonia and Hideki Motosuwa from Chobits are prime examples of different types of people with their own quirks and differences.
* MegumiOgata: Her low, mature voice is lovely to hear.
* '''[[Creator/DanGreen DAN GREEN]]!!!''' Say it with me: [[Anime/YuGiOh "YU-GI-OOOOOOOOOOOOOH!"]]
[[/folder]]
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