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Sure, you’ve played Super Mario, but have you ever sung Super Mario?

In general, music producers in Japan want to get karaoke versions of popular songs out in the market as soon as possible. Not only are the resulting royalties a major revenue source, having a song become a karaoke hit can be a huge boost for album and single sales as people buy copies to practice with before their next karaoke session with friends.

So it’s a little surprising that a new addition to the Joysound network of karaoke machines is actually 30 years old. Attracting much interest in a song that old is difficult, but this tune definitely has people’s attention thanks to some serious star power.

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The latest Joysound update contains the theme song of none other than Nintendo’s Mario! And while some karaoke songs are accompanied by a randomly selected generic video, in the case of “Go Go Mario!!”, fans will be treated to a special montage of scenes from 18 different Mario games, ranging from 1985’s Super Mario Bros. to this year’s Super Mario Maker.

It turns out that “Go Go Mario!!” even has official lyrics, which were originally submitted in 1985 by fans of the Japanese radio program Takao Komine All Night Nippon. Joysound’s official teaser video is generous enough to give us the first couple of lines.

The opening lyrics (in Japanese with English translations) are:

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Kyou mo genki ni
Mario ga hashiru hashiru
(Mario runs and runs happily again today)

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Piichi-hime wo
tasuke ni yuku ze yuku ze

(Let’s go, go save Princess Peach!)

Maybe not the deepest of lyrics, but just what you’d expect for a game as light and fun as Nintendo’s flagship platformer. For long-time fans of the series, who’ve already spent hundreds of hours listening hearing the Super Mario Bros. theme while playing through the numerous titles in the franchise, getting the song’s rhythm down should be a snap. And if you’re someone who’s far more confident in your gaming skills than your singing ones, there’s always the option of just playing the video as background music during a karaoke box study or chill session.

Source: Inside Games
Featured image: YouTube/JOYSOUND CHANNEL
Insert images: Wikia, YouTube/JOYSOUND CHANNEL