Remember the days of gloriously plinky-plonky music on the old ’80s computers and video games systems? It’s alive and well in the chiptune community, with old school 8-bit musical boffins taking songs we know and love and masterfully deconstructing them into, well, plinks and plonks. Here are 10 of our favourites…
The Breeders – Cannonball
Pixies – Where Is My Mind?
Hmm, we think we’ll watch Fight Club tonight. But we’re probably not supposed to talk about that.
The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
The ship horn version was only marginally cooler than this.
Foo Fighters – Everlong
And I wonder, when I sing along with you, if everything could ever feel this real forever…
Weezer – El Scorcho
Come down on the street and dance with me!
The Killers – Somebody Told Me
It’s not confidential, it’s got potential…
Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
I say you don’t know, you say you don’t know…
Pulp – Disco 2000
Blur – Song 2
Dig that digital “Woohoo!”
Oasis – Wonderwall
We wanted Supersonic but the 8-bit ones that we found were a bit naff. Hey, at least this is a different way to hear it…