In a rather unexpected move by 2021, a music track from the classic SNES game Kirby Super Star (or Kirby’s Fun Pak for those in PAL regions) has been nominated for a Grammy!
Ahead of its 64th event in January next year, the prestigious awards ceremony has released its full list of 2022 nominations featuring 86 categories! Among the nominees are famous songs and artists from all across the globe, but now with one unexpectedly pink and spherical addition!
The Kirby song that’s been nominated is actually a cover version of the track for ‘Meta Knight’s Revenge’, arranged by Charlie Rosen & Jake Silverman and performed by The 8-Bit Big Bang Featuring Button Masher! The song will be competing against the likes of Bill O’Connell, Robin Smith, Emile Mosseri, and Gabriela Quintero & Rodrigo Sanchez!
While some of the other competitors have songs taken from popular media, such as Robin Smith’s ‘For the Love of A Princess’ from Braveheart, as far as we can tell, ‘Meta Knight’s Revenge’ is the only videogame track to feature in the whole of the 2022 Grammy’s.
If you want to check out the brass-band bopping cover of the classic Kirby track, then listen to it here:
The 8-bit Big Band is well known for rearranging classic video game tunes to be played by a retro-sounding jazz orchestra! As you can see from the tweet below, to say that the band themselves were ecstatic over the news would be an understatement.
If you wish to hear the new cover against the original track for comparison’s sake, then take a listen to the original below:
The Recording Academy will present the 2022 GRAMMY Awards show on Mon, Jan. 31, on the CBS Television Network and stream live and on-demand on Paramount+ from 8–11:30 p.m. ET / 5–8:30 p.m. PT. Prior to the telecast, the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony will be held at the Microsoft Theater at 12:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. ET and will be streamed live on GRAMMY.com and the Recording Academy’s YouTube channel.
What do you make of this news? Are you excited that a Kirby song gets to feature in the Grammys? What other video game cover bands deserve a shot at the limelight at future ceremonies? Let us know in the comments below!