Top 5 Original Songs From Video Games: Girl in the Tower


Song: Girl in the Tower
Artist: Bob Bergthold & Debbie Seibert
Game: King’s Quest VI

The song definitely has an 80’s soundtrack feel to it, but for the end song of a video game in 1994, I was pretty impressed.  It was written by Jane Jensen, one of the best writers in video game history.

5 thoughts on “Top 5 Original Songs From Video Games: Girl in the Tower”

  1. I dug the humor and fun of yesterday’s, but this one…well, I think maybe I’d like it if I’d heard it at the time. The late-’80s, early-’90s duet ballad thing just isn’t my thing, I guess.

    One I’m guessing you don’t have but I wish you did: the ending song to Prince of Persia. In fact, between that and a few others, I don’t think I’d have much trouble making this list myself. Hmm.

    1. Never finished that game.

      I admit this song is really corny. But in 1994, at the end of this particular game, it seemed to fit really well. Especially since most games in 1994 ended with awful midi music, a quick credits scroll, and “Congratulations!”

      Out of context, it doesn’t work that well.

      1. Yeah, it definitely could have been a humongous hit if sung by Aaron Neville and Gloria Estefan or something.

    2. I actually don’t like the guy who sings “Increased Chances,” though. He doesn’t naturally have a southern drawl and he’s faking it thickly and poorly. I actually found a cover version that I prefer by a long shot, and does a better job of getting the satire across without the ham-fisted vocals.

      1. I just listened to one of them. Agreed, much better. Also, I hadn’t realized that somebody had added more verses to the song. Funny how something written as a probably a throwaway joke took on a life of its own.

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