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Super Mario Compact DiscoI've heard a lot of unusual video game music remixes over the years, but this 1993 release from Simon Harris and the Ambassadors of Funk, Super Mario Compact Disco, takes things to a new level.  What we have here are rap and funk arrangements of music from Nintendo titles such as Super Mario Bros., Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, and Super Mario Land intermixed with some heavy rapping of nonsensical lyrics.  Did I mention that this is an officially licensed Nintendo production released in Europe, Australia, and Japan?  And that it charted on the Top 10 in Europe?  I can't imagine why it didn't make it to North America.  The target Nintendo demographic in the United States would have eaten this stuff up in the mid-1990s.  Normally this is where I'd share one track from the out-of-print album with you, but Super Mario Compact Disco is so bizarre and catchy that I have to offer up two tracks.  Here are the Ambassadors of Funk mixing it up with arrangements of the themes from Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins.

"Super Mario USA"

"Six Golden Coins"