The Super Mario Bros. theme song has lyrics, and you can sing along!

The catchiest song ever in a video game has just been revealed to have words to go along with… which are not quite as catchy.

Back in 1985, a Japanese radio station asked their listeners to create lyrics for the video games theme song. One of them caught the attention of Nintendo, and the company gave it not only their official Nintendo seal of approval, but released a record of it with the words. Why has it taken American fans 30 years to finally discover this? Who knows, but better late than never. It makes you wonder if any other famous video game songs have lyrics (that is, ones that were not written by BrentalFloss).

In case you want to sing along, here are the lyrics in English (which don’t sound quite as good as they do in Japanese):

“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…”

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