List of Mario references in music
Due to the popularity of the Mario series, his games and characters have been referenced in songs.
 "Let's Get it on Like Donkey Kong" by the pedophiles of Blood On The Dance Floor
The title of the song is a reference to Donkey Kong.
 "Almost Unreal" Music Video
The Roxette song, "Almost Unreal," was featured in the Super Mario Bros. film as the first song in the credits. There are two versions of the music video, one with references to the film and one without. The former includes images from the film and several minor references, including one of the king's Mushrooms and and several warnings of de-evolution. The video ends with the main character being De-Evolved into a lizard, which crawls out of his clothes. The scene of the lizard is cut out of the later version of the video, along with the De-Evolution warning. In both videos the main character plays a video game, progressing through levels as the video continues.
 "Birdo" by Horse the Band
"Birdo" is a song by Horse the Band. It is loosely based off the Nintendo Character Birdo. The song uses electronic 8-bit sounds with electric guitar. It is in Horse the Band's 3rd album The Mechanical Hand. The song is mostly about the vocalists distaste for eggs and traumatic childhood.
 "Despicable" (Freestyle) by Eminem
In this "Freestyle" rap by Eminem (which was originally a song by Drake), Eminem mentions the lines "the game I just about conquered it like Donkey Kong".
 "Game Gonna Cost a Fee" by Chamillionaire
In Chamillionaire's "Game Gonna Cost a Fee" it is mentioned that "I ride with bananas and shells like Mario and Luigi, "bananas" and "shells" referring (respectively) to banana clips and shotgun shells.
 "Hey Mario" by Patent Pending
This song from the 2013 album "Brighter" talks about why Mario should stop rescuing Princess Peach. Games and sub-series like Mario Kart, Dr. Mario and Super Mario Galaxy are mentioned as well. The coin sound effect is also used in some lines.
 "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" by Trace Adkins
In this popular country song, Trace Adkins makes a reference to Donkey Kong when he says "She's got it goin' on like Donkey Kong."
 "I Am Not Your Gameboy" by Freezepop
 "I Hate Mario Kart Wii" by Alex Day
This song, on Alex Day's 117% Complete single, describes his hatred for Mario Kart Wii, and explains in the lyrics what happens as the race he is in progresses. The song can be listened to here.
 "Ignorance Is Bliss" by Jellyfish
 "I'm On Everything" by Bad Meets Evil
The song by hip hop duo, Bad Meets Evil (composed of Eminem and Royce da 5'9"), references Mario in the line "Me and visions on 'shrooms, call us the Mario Brothers".
 "Now I Gotta Wet 'Cha" by Ice Cube
The first line of the song is "It's on like Donkey Kong."
 "On the Floor" by Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull
One of the lines said by rapper Pitbull in the song is "And watch a chick get Donkey Konged".
 "Rap God" by Eminem
 "Rocketeer" by Far East Movement
One line in the middle of the song is "Go on the next level, Super Mario."
 "Spur of the Moment" by Ludacris
 "Super Mario Bros 3" by Taller Para Niños
A song by the Mexican group Taller Para Niños, only the last line in the song actually refers to Super Mario Bros. 3.
 "Super Mario Bros 3" by Allison
A remake of the previous song by the also Mexican group Allison.
 "Syntax Era" by Leaders of the New School
One of the lyrics is "I'm Donkey Kong, fat freak the notes"
 "The Bidness" by Snoop Dogg
One of the lyrics is "Half dog, half gorilla, bitch Donkey Kong".
 "The Seduction" by He Is Legend
Towards the end of the song there is the line "I've got to find the princess, she's in another castle".
 "Thank You Mario But Our Princess in Another Castle" by The Mountain Goats & Kaki King
A song which is sung from the perspective of Toad after being rescued by Mario. Inspired by the infamous line that is the song's title, Toad sings about the horrible time he had while being kidnapped.
 "Video Games" by KJ-52
KJ-52's Christian-themed rap song contains various game references and sound effects. KJ-52 raps about how "I was down to one life and I didn't have another / but now I'm super like the Mario Brothers."
 "Video Game" by Resonant Sun
In Resonant Sun's "Video Game," they describe Super Mario Bros..
 "What It's Like in Japan" by Logan Whitehurst & The Junior Science Club
This song featured on the album "Very Tiny Songs", describes Japan (from where Mario was created) in a manner clearly modeled after a typical Super Mario Bros. level, featuring sound effects from the game and having its last line (That's what it's like when you go to Japan). The end is sung to the tune of Super Mario Bros.'s Game Over theme.
 "Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah" by Caps & Jones
Later in the song, the theme for New Super Mario Bros. can be heard.
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