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Most people remember the Mortal Kombat theme from the motion picture adaptation of Mortal Kombat. However, very few gamers may remember that most of the song was originally part of a hip European dance song in the early 90s.
That’s right, the majority of the Mortal Kombat theme was actually stolen from a Eurobeat song by 2 Unlimited, called “Twilight Zone.”
The song was then remixed by The Immortals, a Belgian electronic band. They added in arcade sound effects, voice-overs and an infamous synthesizer melody.
No doubt, The Immortals must have been watching their backs, hoping that they wouldn’t get sued for using their own variation of a sample from 2 Unlimited. Thankfully, I haven’t heard of any lawsuits over copyright infringement.
Besides, I think most gamers would prefer to remember this as the Mortal Kombat theme. Everyone would probably like bloody fights more than some guys in a music video, who are spinning and waving their arms around.