The Sonic Second: Alternate SatAM Theme Songs

Note: This is a reworking of a 2010 post from my old blog.

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In 2006, Michael Tavera, the composer for SatAM, donated a bunch of demo tracks to the Sonic community. (Read the full story here.)

Amongst the tracks were a handful of unused alternate theme songs, some of which are actually pretty cool. I set them to the final opening footage for convenient consumption, so without further ado here they are, accompanied by my comments and transcriptions of the lyrics. (I also gave them best-guess titles because they didn’t have any.)

Sonic hits the ground, feet spinnin’ around
Nobody can rocket as fast as he can

Supersonic guy, Sally by his side
Freedom Fighters, too – he’s a Sonic hedgehog!

When Robotnik tries to catch him
Sonic just turns on his speed

Juice it to the top, never gonna stop
Way past cool – he’s a Sonic hedgehog!

Sonic’s havin’ fun, Robotnik’s on the run
Seriously mondo – a Sonic hedgehog!

Nobody can stop Sonic the Hedgehog!

“Seriously mondo”? 😛

Ah, yeah, yeah!

Gotta rocket, gotta juice it
I’m hypersonic, ultra-cool

Gotta blast off, gotta move it
I’m burnin’ way past cool

Technotronic Freedom Fighter
Ultraphonic super-cool

I got talents, way amazing
I ain’t nobody’s fool

Gotta rocket, gotta juice it
I’m hypersonic, ultra-cool

Gotta blast off, keep on movin’
Keep on burnin’ way past cool

You know I’m burnin’ way past cool!

This one’s sung from Sonic’s perspective, and the voice actually sort of fits him. I prefer it to the guy they got for Sonic Underground‘s music vids, at least. (shudder)

Listen, everybody
Gonna have a party
I’m the baddest dude around

Brother, let’s get started
It’s an all night, alright,
Super Sonic Jam!

Don’t you know there’s nobody faster
Baby, I’m the real master blaster
Goin’ all the way to the final zone

Talking hotshot, too rad, I’m bad to the bone

Listen, everybody
Gonna have a party
I’m the baddest dude around

Brother, let’s get started
We’re Super Sonic Jammin’ tonight

Super Sonic – Super Sonic Jam!

In my opinion, this one is easily the worst of the lot. The lyrics are just about as ass as it’s possible to get, but I do like the reference to “Final Zone”.

At around 0:20 the singer sounds a bit like Weird Al. 🙂

This is an alternate version of “Super Sonic Jam” that makes the music sound even more “surfy”. Ugh.

Go, supersonic, way past the limit
Cruise supersonic speed, yeah
Faster and faster, supersonic speed

Zoomin’ every place, never gonna lose the race
Come on, let’s juice it, yeah

Blazin’ through the air
You see, there’s nothing to it

Sonic speed, no one can match it
Totally no one can catch it

Look out, everybody, here we go!

Go, supersonic, way past the limit
Cruise supersonic speed, yeah
Faster and faster, supersonic speed

Supersonic!

This one is my personal favourite; it reminds me a little of the Sonic CD Japan soundtrack. It also matches the best with the footage (especially at the beginning). I wonder if the footage was final when it was written?

(Here’s the playlist of all 5 themes.)

Ultimately, as fun as all these alternate themes are, I’m really glad they used the one they did.

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h/t Saturday Morning Sonic

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