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* Treasure Trove Cove from ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' prominently features steel drums in it's melody, as does its remix in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosUltimate''.

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* Treasure Trove Cove from ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' prominently features steel drums in it's its melody, as does its remix in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosUltimate''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/Animaniacs2020'': In "Warners Unbound," when the Warners are travelling to an island for a vacation, a steel drum rendition of [[ThemeTuneCameo the show's theme song]] plays in the background.

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* ''VideoGame/SeaWorldTycoon:'' The main menu theme features steel drums.


** ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'' prominently features steel drums in the melody for Cavi Cape.

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** ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'' prominently features steel drums in the melody for Cavi Cape.Plack Beach.


** ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' is a notable subversion since its resident water levels, while still employing steel drums as the primary instrument, are foggy and far moodier in tone, leading to a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBPbJyxqHV0 more haunting, gloomier melody]].

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** ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' is a notable subversion since its resident water levels, while still employing steel drums as the primary instrument, are foggy and far moodier in tone, gloomy, leading to a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBPbJyxqHV0 more haunting, gloomier melody]].melodic tune]].


** ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' is a notable subversion since its resident water levels, while still employing steel drums as the primary instrument, are far moodier in tone, leading to a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBPbJyxqHV0 more haunting, gloomier melody]].

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** ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' is a notable subversion since its resident water levels, while still employing steel drums as the primary instrument, are foggy and far moodier in tone, leading to a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBPbJyxqHV0 more haunting, gloomier melody]].


** ''VideoGame/MarioGolfToadstoolTour'''s [[https://youtu.be/mGx754Q7zlI main theme]] is played on steel drums and sets an upbeat mood for the game.

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** ''VideoGame/MarioGolfToadstoolTour'''s [[https://youtu.The main themes of both ''VideoGame/MarioGolf'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KCXrPtwqTs for the Nintendo 64]] and ''[[https://youtu.be/mGx754Q7zlI main theme]] is Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour]]'' are played on steel drums and sets set an upbeat mood for the game.games.


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** Most ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' games have one board whose background music utilises steel drums:
*** ''1'': Yoshi's Tropical Island
*** ''2'': Pirate Land
*** ''4'': Koopa's Seaside Soirée
*** ''5'': Undersea Dream
*** ''6'': Castaway Bay
*** ''8'': Goomba's Booty Boardwalk
** Tropical levels in all four ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros'' games, as well as the map theme for World 3 in ''DS'' and Sparkling Waters in ''U''.


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** Beach levels in ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld''.

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* Noisestorm's "[[https://youtu.be/LDU_Txk06tM Crab Rave]]" uses a steel drum-esque sound for its catchy, grooving main melody. The music video features dozens of crabs dancing on a tropical island.


** ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' subverts the "sunshine" part since its resident water levels, while still employing steel drums, are far moodier in tone, leading to a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBPbJyxqHV0 more haunting, gloomier melody]].

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** ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' subverts the "sunshine" part is a notable subversion since its resident water levels, while still employing steel drums, drums as the primary instrument, are far moodier in tone, leading to a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBPbJyxqHV0 more haunting, gloomier melody]].

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** ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' subverts the "sunshine" part since its resident water levels, while still employing steel drums, are far moodier in tone, leading to a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBPbJyxqHV0 more haunting, gloomier melody]].

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* ''VideoGame/RomancingSaga3'': The theme of Great Arch, a summer resort town located on a sandy beach, uses steel pans for the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqyga-s81Ig main melody.]]





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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid1989'': "[[https://youtu.be/3XiFxrOYZpA Under the Sea]]," Sebastian the crab's song about how it's great to live in the ocean, prominently features steel drums. The song is also popular with pannists in real life.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid1989'': "[[https://youtu.be/3XiFxrOYZpA Under ''ComicStrip/{{Foxtrot}}'': One arc has Roger take the Sea]]," Sebastian family to the crab's song about how Carribeany Resort, a hotel more than a thousand miles away from any ocean. Roger is the only one not to see past the TouristTrap nature of the place, and when he asks his wife if she wants to go to a steel drum concert, argues that it isn't fake because it's great to live in the ocean, prominently features steel drums. The song is also popular with pannists in a real life.guy playing the synthesizer. Who'd just hit the "bagpipes" setting.



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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid1989'': "[[https://youtu.be/3XiFxrOYZpA Under the Sea]]", Sebastian the crab's song about how it's great to live in the ocean, prominently features steel drums. The song is also popular with pannists in real life.
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Foxtrot}}'': One arc has Roger take the family to the Carribeany Resort, a hotel more than a thousand miles away from any ocean. Roger is the only one not to see past the TouristTrap nature of the place, and when he asks his wife if she wants to go to a steel drum concert, argues that it isn't fake because it's a real guy playing the synthesizer. Who'd just hit the "bagpipes" setting.
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* The "Marge in Chains" episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has Mayor Quimby giving a news conference from his office proclaiming to the public that he has postponed his trip to the Bahamas due to the flu outbreak...only for TheReveal to show he ''is'' there as a steel drum player walks through the shot.


* "Kokomo" by Music/TheBeachBoys mentions a steel drum band.

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* Downplayed in "Kokomo" by Music/TheBeachBoys mentions Music/TheBeachBoys, where the steel drum is mostly percussion, in the background of the multilayered mix,[[note]]producer's Music/PhilSpector's [[SignatureStyle signature "Wall of Sound"]][[/note]], but the first verse ends on the lyrics "We'll be falling in love / to the rhythm of a steel drum band.band" and there's a big steel drum hit in the middle of the second verse.



* "Beachfront Celebration" by Creator/KevinMacLeod.

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* In "Beachfront Celebration" by Creator/KevinMacLeod.Creator/KevinMacLeod, the melody is handed off from a jazzy piano to steel pans to mariachi trumpets, then a combination of all three.

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* "Kokomo" by Music/TheBeachBoys mentions a steel drum band.

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