The Blue Danube

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The Blue Danube
Composer Johann Strauss II
Released 1866-02-15
Title Origin Official

The Blue Danube (An der schönen blauen Donau) (opus number 314) is a waltz composed by Johann Strauss II. The song has has been used in many TV shows, films, and video games.

Title

Its native German title translates to "At the Beautiful Blue Danube."

Games

Manic Miner (ZXS)

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Manic Miner (ZXS)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1983-0?-??
Format SID


Galactic Gardener (C64)

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Galactic Gardener (C64)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1983-??-??
Format SID


Manic Miner (C64)

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Manic Miner (C64)
Arranger Chris Lancaster
Released 1984-0?-??
Format SID

The song is track 1 in the SID file.

Battle Through Time (C64)

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Battle Through Time (C64)
Arranger Ken Grant
Released 1984-??-??
Format SID

The song is track 7 in the SID file.

Elite (BBC)

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Elite (BBC)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1984-??-??
Format UNK


Barbie (C64)

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Barbie (C64)
Arranger Robert Vieira
Released 1984-??-??
Format SID

The song is track 10 in the SID file.

Elite (C64)

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Elite (C64)
Arranger Julie Dunn
Programmer Julie Dunn, Ian Bell
Released 1985-0?-??
Format SID


The Complete Computer Fireworks Celebration Kit (C64)

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The Complete Computer Fireworks Celebration Kit (C64)
Arranger Stephen Gaboury
Released 1985-??-??
Format SID

The song is track 20 in the SID file.

Elite (A2)

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Elite (A2)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1985-??-??
Format UNK


Elite (CPC)

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Elite (CPC)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1985-??-??
Format AY


Elite (MSX)

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Elite (MSX)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1985-??-??
Format KSS


Elite (ZXS)

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Elite (ZXS)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1985-??-??
Format AY


Garry Kitchen's GameMaker (C64)

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Garry Kitchen's GameMaker (C64)
Arranger Alex DeMeo
Released 1985-??-??
Format SID

The song is track 1 in the SID file.

Head Over Heels (C64)

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Head Over Heels (C64)
Arranger Peter Clarke
Programmer Martin Galway
Released 1987-05-??
Format SID

The song is track 10 in the SID file.

Elite (DOS)

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Elite (DOS)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1987-??-??
Format UNK


MicroProse Soccer (C64)

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MicroProse Soccer (C64)
Arranger Martin Galway
Programmer Martin Galway
Released 1988-11-2?
Format SID

The song is track 17 in the SID file.

Circus Games: Tynesoft (C64)

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Circus Games: Tynesoft (C64)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1988-12-??
Format SID

The song is track 7 in the SID file.

Elite (AST)

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Elite (AST)
Arranger Wally Beben
Released 1988-??-??
Format SNDH


Captain Comic: The Adventure (NES)

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Captain Comic: The Adventure (NES)
Arranger Judye Pistole
Released 1989-??-??
Format NSF


Elite (AMI)

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Elite (AMI)
Arranger Wally Beben
Released 1989-??-??
Format UNK


Elite (ARCH)

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Elite (ARCH)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1991-??-??
Format UNK


Elite (NES)

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Elite (NES)
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Arranger David Whittaker
Released 1991-??-??
Length 1:45 (PAL), 1:27 (NTSC)
Format NSF
Loops Yes

The song plays during the docking sequence.

David Whittaker wrote the music in 6502 assembly macros in his sound driver. David originally wrote the music in the key, but because the North American NES plays at 60Hz instead of Europe's PAL 50Hz, the music plays a little faster and plays 1 1/4 steps sharp. An NTSC version of the song is recorded for this site, as an NTSC version was intended for release in North America, but the developers could not find a publisher for the game in North America.


The Addams Family (NES)

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The Addams Family (NES)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1992-01-??
Format NSF


The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt (NES)

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The Addams Family: Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt (NES)
Arranger Barry Leitch
Released 1992-??-??
Format NSF


Alone In the Dark (DOS)

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Alone In the Dark (DOS)
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Arranger Philippe Vachey
Released 1992-??-??
Length 2:37
Format ADL (Infogrames)
Loops No

In the game, the song is referred to as "The Beautiful Blue Danube" and is heard when you play the record on a phonograph.

This version uses the Infogrames AdLib music format and can be extracted from the LISTMUS.PAK file. The song is played on the OPL2 chip.

Lemmings 2: The Tribes (DOS)

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Lemmings 2: The Tribes (DOS)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1993-0?-??
Loops Yes


The Ren & Stimpy Show: Buckaroo$! (NES)

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The Ren & Stimpy Show: Buckaroo$! (NES)
Arranger Mark Van Hecke
Released 1993-11-??
Format NSF


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