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NateWantsToBattle (Nathan Sharp) is a YouTube musician. He started off making Pokémon-themed Song Parodies, but went on to make a varied selection of more serious works including Cover Versions of various rock hits, anime songs and video game music, original songs based on video games and songs with original themes.

In 2017, Nathan Sharp and Shawn Christmas established the independent record label Give Hearts Records. Andrew Stein (aka MandoPony) joined the label in late 2017, and was subsequently removed in 2020. His songs are sometimes featured on Nate's channel, which has been renamed to "Give Heart Records - Nathan Sharp".



See also the similar artists Andrew Stein and Try Hard Ninja.


The following tropes appear in his songs:

  • A Cappella: His Cover Version of "Bonetrousle".
  • all lowercase letters: The title of Thnks Fr Th Cvrs is stylized as "thnks fr th cvrs" on the album cover.
  • Concept Album: Songs of Time is based on the story of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
  • Cover Album:
  • Cover Version: While Nate has done two full Cover Albums, he has also made several stand-alone covers:
  • Continuity Nod:
    • "The Evil King" is the last song on Songs of Time, and contains plenty of references to the rest of the songs on the album.
    • "The Finale" contains references to his previous Five Nights at Freddy's songs.
  • Deal with the Devil: "Phantom", in which Nate plays a guy offering a wannabe magician a chance to perform actual magic before his audience, only to get trapped inside the glass ornament on Nate's cane. The lyrics also certainly help establish that your more than welcome to make a bargain with this guy, if you're willing to pay the price.
    I'm not what you want
    But I'm exactly what you need
    Take a bite and feed
    Your satisfaction guaranteed
  • Department of Redundancy Department: On iTunes, the tracks on the album Instrumentals have titles like "Mangled (Instrumental) [Instrumental]" and "Misty (Acoustic Instrumental) [Acoustic Instrumental]".
  • Instrumentals:
    • Instrumentals contains instrumental versions of 16 previously released tracks.
    • Bad Time contains some Cover Versions of instrumental tracks from Undertale.
  • Jump Scare: The lyric video for "The Finale" features many instances of Five Nights at Freddy's characters suddenly jumping at the camera.
  • Mid-Vid Skit: The "Phantom" video has one of these where a young magician sells his soul to the titular Phantom for magical powers.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: In "Mangled", the animatronics argue that the security guard wearing a Freddy Fazbear head as a disguise makes them the same. He rejects this notion in "No More", where he says he'll never, ever be like them unless they find humanity.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: In "Phantom", Nate is dressed in black and red clothes, and the person he's playing likes to give people a Deal with the Devil kind of bargain.
  • Shout-Out: Nate's artist name is a Pokémon reference.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: "The Evil King" ends this way.
    Link: You'll never be my king!
  • Song Parody: Some of his early albums contain various hits with their lyrics changed to make them about Pokémon.
  • Villain Song:
    • Many songs from "Songs of Time" are this, sung from the point of view of various Ocarina bosses: "Twisted" by the Poe Sisters, "Grounded" by Volvogia, "Shell" by Kotake and Koume, "Drowning" by either Morpha or Shadow Link, "Hands of a Thief" by Bongo Bongo, and "The Evil King" by Ganondorf himself.
    • Other villain songs include "Dead Silence" (from the point of view of Chara after a Genocide Run), and several songs from his Five Nights at Freddy's album are sung from the point of view of the evil animatronics. That's not including the cover versions of villain songs.