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Super Mario Bros.: Nintendo Releases Karaoke Version Of Song With Lyrics – Yes, It Has Them

The theme song music to the Super Mario Bros. game has been hummed, whistled, and redone by countless people over the years. Ever since the game was revealed back in 1985, the theme music has been stuck in the heads of many. What fans didn’t know is that there are actually lyrics for the song and Nintendo has now released them in full-on karaoke style.

Oddly enough, the lyrics were submitted by fans to a Japanese radio station back in 1985, and they’ve been around ever since. Nintendo has taken things a step further and pressed the track to vinyl which makes them official, per Fact Mag.

As Discogs shows, the lyrics are copyright of Nintendo, manufactured and distributed by Canyon Records, and created by Mario Club. It may be hard to wrap your head around it, but the popular theme music has lyrics and they’re real.

Throughout the years, there have been numerous versions of the original which include sequels, prequels, spin-offs, and remakes. Luigi has gotten his own game and there has been Mario Kart, Mario Party, and a whole host of others.

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Oh, you can’t understand the words to the Super Mario Bros. karaoke sing-along? That might be because they are in Japanese, but Kotaku has translated them in their entirety, and they sound just as weird in English.

“Today, full of energy, Mario is still running, running

Go save Princess Peach! Go!

Today, full of energy, Mario runs

Today, full of energy, jumping!

Today, full of energy, searching for coins

Today, keep going, Mario!

Get a mushroom – it’s Super Mario!

Get a flower – it’s Fire Mario!

Goomba! Troopa! Buzzy Beetle! Beat them all!

Mario is always full of energy and strong!

Today, full of energy, Mario is still running, running

Go and beat the Koopa tribe, go!

Today, full of energy, Mario runs

Today, full of energy, jumping!

Today, full of energy, searching for coins

Today, keep going, Mario!

Get a star – become invincible!

Quickly, go save Princess Peach!

Lakitu! Blooper! Cheep Cheep! Beat them all!

Mario is always full of energy and strong!

Today, full of energy, Mario is still running, running

He’s made it to the castle and gets fireworks!

Lightly sidestepping the Hammer Bros.

Show the last of your power, Mario!

It’s been a long journey but it’s nearly at an end

You’ve done it, you’ve done it! You’ve defeated Bowser!

Princess Peach says “Thank you”

Mario’s got a great big heart!

Mario’s adventure is over for now, but

Mario’s dream lives forever…”

Sure, they sound extremely weird and are quite possibly the oddest karaoke song you will ever sing, but they make sense. Sing along to the music and play the Super Mario Bros. game to see how fitting they are as you go along the boards.

For those that know the game well, you already know exactly what the lyrics are talking about. It’s almost like a tutorial for the game hidden in the lyrics of a song that can be sung easily to the music you’ve been humming since you were 5-years-old.

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Even in this day and age with video game systems having life-like graphics, incredible gaming engines, and complex open worlds to explore; sometimes you want to go back to the basics. Super Mario Bros. is about as basic as one can get with upgrades because it was a huge advancement over Pong and the Atari 2600.

The theme song to the original Super Mario Bros. game from Nintendo will always and forever be stuck in your head, but now you have lyrics to sing instead of just humming the tune. Break this one out at your next karaoke party and see who joins in.

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