Awesome Music / JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

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When a minor villain makes a great guitar solo a la Eddie Van Halen, you know this series is gonna have some awesome tunes!

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Capcom Fighter
  • If there is one thing that JoJo's Venture has over its update, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, it is in the Opening Theme, which the home ports of the latter kept.
  • The inspiring theme of the main hero, Jotaro Kujo.
  • The elegant theme of the only reason girls play this game, Noriaki Kakyoin.
  • The heroic theme of the our favorite French Butt Monkey, Jean Pierre Polnareff. It's so good it's remixed in the GioGio game.
  • The next thing you will say is: "The daredevil theme of Battle Tendency's JoJo, Joseph Joestar".
  • The I-Don't-give-a-damn theme of the Team Pet jackass Iggy.
  • I, DIO, have a theme superior to everyone else's, because I, DIO, am a boss of this game.
  • As an addendum to the above, Shadow DIO's splendidly creepy theme as well.
  • The ever-menacing theme of Vanilla Ice keeps players engaged in battles against him.
  • The once-faceless Midler enters the challenge with an alluring and mysterious theme, fitting her bellydancer-inspired redesign for this game.
  • The theme for the resident Game Breaker Pet Shop, which surprisingly sounds Italian.

Vento Aureo PS2 Game

All-Star Battle
  • The game has an expectedly awesome opening.
  • Jonathan's theme: Luck & Pluck. You wouldn't think a light rock theme would suit retro hero Jonathan but it manages to just by reinforcing the heroic qualities in a guitar-style fashion instead.
  • Will A. Zeppeli's theme: Zeppeli the Eccentric. Mix some Led Zeppelin (those cues to "Rock & Roll" and "Kashmir"!) with some more... "eccentric" pieces and you have a hell of a crazy awesome theme.
  • Dio Brando's theme: Weakling, Weakling. The innate creepiness of this theme works wonders for a mad vampire with designs on total domination.
  • Joseph's theme: New York JoJo. What better theme to give to him than a jaunty, goony guitar theme while still staying tough enough to take you by surprise if you make even one mistake against him.
  • Caesar's theme: Lonely Youth. A badass theme that fits the playboy Caesar Zeppeli, given his tragic past. It's an emotional rollercoaster, at first it has a quirky, upbeat tone, with awesome guitar riffs, but then it gets sad and melancholy, referencing his tragic past, but it then gets happier, which is why this song is awesome.
  • Lisa Lisa's theme: LISA LISA. A nice techno piece which wouldn't sound out of place in a fashion showcase. Fitting for such fine woman.
  • Kars' theme: Light Mode has a slight Babylonian quality to it that soon segues into a theme fitting for the Ultimate Being.
  • Jotaro's theme: Heritage For The Future does a brilliant job of filling out the shoes that the Capcom game theme left behind, sounding perfectly badass enough.
  • Kakyoin's theme: Hierophant Green uses mostly traditional Japanese instruments, giving it a peaceful yet badass nature that fits his calm personality.
  • Hol Horse's theme: MEGYAN. A great piece of music perfectly fitting his goofy and easy-going appearance late in the series in contrast to his theme in the Capcom game.
  • Vanilla Ice's theme: Spirit of Emptiness, and its awesomely face-melting guitarwork.
  • DIO's theme: DIO's WORLD. Open up with a fearsome organ and you know exactly what it's like to fight DIO at the top of his game.

Eyes of Heaven

Other

     Anime/OVA 
Season One: The Animation (Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency)
  • The first episode ends, and instead of the usual J-pop, we get "Roundabout" by Yes. (TV version here; complete song here.) Awesome. So awesome, in fact, that it in and of itself became a meme.
  • The second episode starts, and for the opening we get Sono Chi no Sadame! (JOOOOOOOOOOOOJO~), the kind of Ultra-Manly song we seldom see today outside of tributes to the Eighties. Even better: after being replaced by "Bloody Stream" for Battle Tendency, this song returns for the final battle between Joseph and Kars, as Joseph, driven by instinct, uses the Red Stone of Aja to trigger a volcanic eruption and launch himself and Kars up into the sky.
  • The anime version of Phantom Blood is no slouch in the music department, with a score that combines both orchestral music and a little bit of rock.
  • The Battle Tendency arc has a great soundtrack in general. It was done by Taku Iwasaki, who is practically a CMOA factory, complete with tracks by Lotus Juice. Yes, THAT Lotus Juice:

Season Two: Stardust Crusaders
  • The OP for Stardust Crusaders, STAND PROUD, is just as excellent as the other two openings, while being SEVERAL TIMES AS MANLY.
  • And the new ED theme? None other than "Walk Like An Egyptian" by The Bangles.
  • There's also Stardust Crusaders. For the first two episodes, it's only heard at the end of the episode, whether during the "next episode" trailer or the credits before "Walk Like An Egyptian" took its place. However, after that, it effectively becomes Jotaro/Star Platinum's theme tune. The moment the two-metre tall high-schooler lets out a "Yare-yare..." and the guitar riff of this song cuts in, someone's days just got well and truly numbered. It helps that it sounds like a guitar-heavy remix of the OVA's opening theme, serving as a musical link between the two. And, when Part 4 (Diamond Is Unbreakable) rolls around - eleven in-universe years later - the now twenty-eight year old Jotaro still gets his beatdowns and general awesome moments accompanied by this song!
  • "Virtuous Pope", an uplifting, heroic tune which plays for Kakyoin's and Polnareff's times in the spotlight. When this plays, you just know that the tables are gonna be turned on the bad guys.
  • Setting Off. While it may feel a bit out of place for JoJo, it's nonetheless beautiful and calming.
  • Hol Horse's theme, "Wind in the Wilderness", an awesome combination of spaghetti western, Indian music and techno.
  • And, from the second half of Stardust Crusaders, we have "Sono Chi no Kioku ~end of THE WORLD~", which features the bands behind all three of the previous openings. Awesome CG visuals, a rocking song and an ending of a triple ORAORAORA may make this the manliest opening in anime history. And that's the tip of the iceberg.
  • Also from the second half, Pat Metheny's "Last Train Home" is a perfect way to come down gently through the Awesomeness Withdrawal.
  • The Oingo Boingo Brothers ED that appeared in the titular duo's debut episode. Not only does it replicate the hilariously terrible and creepy art style of Boingo's manga stand really well animated, but it's incredibly catchy as well. Both voice actors turn out to be great singers, especially Oingo. Notable also for being quite popular on the Japanese iTunes after it first aired, being number 20 at one point.
  • Happens again in the ED for the Hol Horse and Boingo team-up, with the same replication of the episode in Stylistic Suck and rivaling the original version in catchiness.
  • Fool of Sand, just in case you forgot that Iggy is the coolest Boston terrier in the world.
  • Platinum Fists, for whenever Jotaro and the gang are doing something epic.
  • Space of a Lone God, Telence T. D'Arby's theme, which highlights just how creepy this man and his... "collection" is.
  • Sprint, the theme of F-Mega.
  • Shoot Towards the Decisive Battle, a tense theme that plays during and leading up to Avdol's death at the hands of Vanilla Ice, and when DIO is approaching Joseph and Kakyoin's crashed car.
  • Requiem is a massive Tear Jerker of a piece with a slow paced, heavenly choir and organ that plays when Polnareff watches Avdol and Iggy's souls ascend to heaven after Vanilla Ice is defeated.
  • Awakening Darkness of The World, which plays several times during the final episodes, notably during the first time we see the true power of ZA WARUDO in all its glory, featuring an epic reprise of DIO's theme from Revival of Darkness.

Season Three: Diamond is Unbreakable
  • The first OP for "Diamond is Unbreakable", "Crazy Noisy Bizarre Town", tones down the hotblooded tone the previous OPs were famous for, but more than makes up for it by sheer catchiness and a more funky tone. Now with the EDM version.
  • And the ED for the part? How about "I Want You" by Savage Garden?
  • Josuke's leitmotif, which is played in promotional advertisements and episode previews for Part 4 episodes, is pretty damn cool.
  • The second OP for "Diamond is Unbreakable", "Chase", eschews the funkyness of the previous OP in favor of a "90s Rock" feel, perfectly encapsulating the extreme shift in tone that "Diamond is Unbreakable" undergoes during its second half. The acoustic version gives a more low-key, Beatles-esque tone to the song, which gives off a more calm and sad atmosphere than the song heard in the OP.
  • Adding to the list of fantastic OPs is "Great Days", with a more uplifting, hopeful tone after the intensity of "Chase". This was only followed up in the final episode with the Units Version, which involves every single OP singer returning to lend their voices as JO☆UNITED to the final song of the season.
  • Okuyasu Nijimura's leitmotif is a pretty fantastic theme which combines some metal and electronic music with his Stand's signature sound effect.
  • Yoshikage Kira's leitmotif, which is played whenever he appears on-screen, is an interesting piece that manages to both be whimsical and mysterious, while still managing to be dramatic and creepy at the exact right moments when the episodes call for it. It is the perfect tune for building up to the moments that really cement him as the main villain of the part. The remixed version of said leitmotif that plays when he is impersonating Kosaku Kawajiri is a noticably darker and more menacing version of the theme to play up the fact that he is not the normal man that he appears to be on the surface, and rather something way more horrifying.

OVA

Other
  • While it may have been crappy enough to never be released on DVD, the Phantom Blood movie at least had a pretty cool theme song.
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The anthology songs; a three-volume collection of songs done by the three men behind each anime opening, featuring covers of their respective openings, and several "image songs" based on the first three JoJos and the rest of the Stardust Crusaders protagonists. And they're all awesome.
    • Tommy's album features a newer version of "JoJo ~Sono Chi no Sadame~", which is sure to get your head banging, "Fire of Soul", a catchy and awesome tune for Avdol, "GO WEST", which follows the story of the first half of Stardust Crusaders, and the stunningly beautiful "Mirai he no Isan -Jonathan's Ballade-" for Jonathan Joestar.
    • Coda hits us with a funky remix of "BLOODY STREAM" which is sure to get you grooving, only to be followed by the somber "Goodbye Nostalgia" for Kakyoin, which just makes you want to give the poor guy a hug. After that is the slow yet catchy "IGGY WALK", for the Joestar Egyptian Tour's nonchalant Team Pet, and closes with "Crazy my Beat", a Joseph Joestar song bound to get you dancing along.
    • And finally, Jin's album starts off with the spine-chilling "Dramatic version" of "STAND PROUD", followed by a hammy yet equally awesome song called "OH MY GOD, JAHHHHHHH!" for none other than Old Joseph himself. Polnareff is gifted the smooth and happy song "NAKED SILVER", which expertly captures his suave personality, and the album closes with "STAR PLATINUM" for the badass main man of Stardust Crusaders, Jotaro Kujo.

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