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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.”

2 Unlimited fanclub magazine

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.