View Full Version : Crowning Music of Awesome

Fuzzie Fuzz
2010-02-13, 09:21 PM
What's your Crowning Music of Awesome (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/SugarWiki/CrowningMusicOfAwesome)?

What music will you turn on when the zombies come?
What will you turn your iPod to when the old lady at the post office (http://xkcd.com/337/) pulls out a katana?
When you're fighting your arch nemesis over the pit of flaming acid while being attacked on all sides by flying piranhas with ray guns, what dramatic music will be playing in the background?

Basically, what's your favorite piece of really epic (preferably battle) music?

Personally, I'm a fan of many action movie soundtracks, especially Pirates of the Carribean. Also, Final Countdown (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcw), Thrust Through the Heavens With Your Spirit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l__jSgTAmQ), and the Last Night on Earth soundtrack.

Jack Squat
2010-02-13, 10:02 PM
Enter the Haggis - No More Stones (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLBYj2GY2JY)
The Warrior Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTs6a0ORdQU)
Ride of the Valkyries (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz3Cc7wlfkI)
Gun - Steal Your Fire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRl5OtQ9R0s)
and of course
Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnRqYMTpXHc)

2010-02-14, 12:48 AM
This is when I'm about to do something awesome (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMxtI7QfpWk)
This will be the BGM during the epic duel of me and my nemesis. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVQaixvlMwo)
Now, there can be only two possible outcomes, I get out of his evil lair in a motorcycle whil˝e slashing every sinmgle mmok with a katana (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BplIrU1Sdtc) or I silently walk away while the lair blows up into a million pieces! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wattjJtPT80)
This is what you will hear when me and my friends find out that we hold a great power within us and that we are thefreaking chosen ones! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnrXiaPVeHY)
This when I meet my girl (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgT_mJXbvCQ)
This one is reserved for the fight with my rival (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-KlzfV8_DI) wich will be cooler than the fight with my nemesis because after that we join forces!
This at my funeral (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHPOzQzk9Qo) (Seriously)
And if I ever do a movie about myself, the opening scene will be a lot of coplantors marching down my city's main street at the rythm of This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ6GzmrGHOY)

Totally Guy
2010-02-14, 05:10 AM
All instances of this Leitmotif from Lost (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DljIDNw4EW4&feature=PlayList&p=3E1ABD9940EF2A6B&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=33).

For battle music...
This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rtc2fMHL3Gw&feature=PlayList&p=7465B84705AF10C8&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=25).:smallbiggrin:

2010-02-14, 07:16 AM
Moskau (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQAKRw6mToA), of course, it's my favorite song. But when it comes to pure awesomeness, this one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnrXiaPVeHY) is probably even more awesome.

2010-02-14, 07:33 AM
Dropkick Murphy's-10 Years of Service

Bad Religion-Sorrow

Dropkick Murphy's-The Gauntlet

Gnarls Barkely-Crazy

Kyuss-Green Machine


Luke Kelly and the Dubliners-The Auld Triangle


Pressure Drop-The Specials

Violent Femmes-The Country Death Song

Dropkick Murphy's-Worker's Song

Chemical Brothers/The Flaming Lips-The Golden Path

Pixies-All Around the World

Social Distortion-I Was Wrong

Matthew Sweet-Sick of Myself

Placebo-The Bitter End

The Explosion-Here I Am

The Dubliners-Parcel of Rogues

Credence Clearwater Revival-Lodi

Toots and the Maytals-Bla Bla Bla

The Hollies-Dear Eloise

Get Set Go-Die M----------- Die (obvious nsfw lyrics)

Caitlin O' Riordan-I'm A Man You Don't Met Every Day

Voltaire- When You're Evil

a small list

2010-02-14, 07:39 AM
Any chase scene ever. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuAzPR0ACVw)
I'm not quite sure, but the song is definately epic enough for something. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ9YtJC-Kd8)
Most amazing music from many things ever. Probably used for something in a forest :P (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcxMzWvG-jA)
ADVENTURING! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pt15ytSDB4)
Overplayed on the GitP TF2 server, but still completely awesome for marching into battle as a minigun wielding russian! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdkBs0VCSX0)

2010-02-14, 08:32 AM
These songs would all be played while I have an epic battle against somone over a huge fire pit type thing, or during a large scale battle in some epic volcanic battlefield.

Into The Fire ~ Sabaton (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TSpd3mvl3A)
The Fire Burns Forever ~ Hammerfall (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9BwjlSLFFM)
Battlefield ~ Blind Guardian (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmu0LMlS8Us)
Dragon Tower ~ Keep of Kallesin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idXVw0nwycA)
The Serpentine offering ~ Dimmu Borgir (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAmMcBQavKE)
Through the Fire and the Flames ~ Dragonforce (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jgrCKhxE1s)
The Dnieper Rapids ~ Turisas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsC_k0TZXro)
Into Battle ~ Ensiferum (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfrYkpa3770)

2010-02-14, 09:48 AM
In a Sweater Poorly Knit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8L1fbhvfY4)
Barracuda (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bt_-R5LInU)
Rawkfist (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh2YFfeUrOA)
Storm the Gates of Hell (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-2eLD01iKw)
And for the Credits:
Pirate Blues (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O2TTvjeBZ4)

2010-02-14, 11:51 AM
Art Brut - Fight (http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/s/Fight/HFlSC)

The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L--cqAI3IUI)

Bear McCreary - All Along the Watchtower (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka_sHy9cVH0)

The Chemical Brothers - Galvanize (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2hzVV2Nwfs)

The Dandy Warhols - Nietzsche (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEwoYK1kQR0)

The Decemberists - The Infanta (http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/s/The+Infanta/eoTC3)

Deerhoof - Believe ESP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFJrfoZH1w4)

DeVotchKa - C'est Ce La (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mskjz3Ca-FI)

DeVotchKa - Vengo! Vengo! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o476dcXbTmo)

Dr. Octagon - 3000 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sBI60bV-A8)

El-P - Squeegee Man Shooting (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvuwtubGwDc)

El-P - Dead Disnee (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02zEOlI2L3Y)

Elliott Smith - Southern Belle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXLyRq6-pcA)

The Flaming Lips - The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR5xTgMwpiM)

The Flaming Lips - Lightning Strikes The Postman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfxX1i3ef-A)

The Flaming Lips - The Gash (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I_4N0fTCSQ)

The Flaming Lips - Ego Tripping At The Gates Of Hell (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lPsOoNbL78)

Franz Ferdinand - Auf Achse (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxreVpaIGAk)

The Fratellis - Henrietta (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5l-T7v6k-U)

Gogol Bordello - Wonderlust King (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnXRWycjiBg)

Gogol Bordello - Forces of Victory (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xM80O4zTogQ)

Grateful Dead - Casey Jones (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VIECzlFVUM)

Grizzly Bear - Southern Point (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXrqDogitqs)

The Hold Steady - Cattle & The Creeping Things (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH73KPV11hE)

The Hold Steady - Stevie Nix (http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/s/Stevie+Nix/1NBtLs)

Hot Hot Heat - Island of the Honest Man (http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/s/Island+Of+The+Honest+Man/7cEHg)

Iggy Pop - The Passenger (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEY6_jcrzI8)

Immortal Technique - The Cause of Death (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWh077_Ed3w)

Immortal Technique - Crossing the Boundary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF83CQgmir4)

Immortal Technique - The Point of No Return (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Igt-jW4e8ts)

Iron & Wine - Boy With A Coin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_1Zz9ud83I)

Jedi Mind Tricks - As It Was In the Beginning (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z4lz1DlYW8)

Jedi Mind Tricks - I Who Have Nothing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqS9eWNmAZU)

Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD7s4i_X-p0)

Jimi Hendrix - Crosstown Traffic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUCNsZXCd58)

Jimi Hendrix - Highway Chile (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMFS_jIKJn8)

Manu Chao - Desaparecido (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2W4wglPW2c)

Manu Chao - Lagrimas de Oro (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhpZZ1R6rTQ)

The Mountain Goats - Psalms 40:2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLyH-uqQh1g)

The Mountain Goats - Lion's Teeth (http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/s/Lion+S+Teeth/2oIUhO)

The Mountain Goats - Home Again Garden Grove (http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/s/Home+Again+Garden+Grove/5WU5c)

OK Go - Invincible (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mItuZ8i4wH8)

OK Go - Television, Television (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0ecJ24qyAE)

P.O.S. - Drumroll (We're All Thirsty) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfo-EGDBEAY)

The Raconteurs - I Salute Your Solution (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lL1CW140FQ)

The Raconteurs - The Switch And The Spur (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpV2g3w75wM)

The Raconteurs - Five On The Five (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl-osQ9zasA)

Stan Bush - The Touch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZKpByV5764)

Team Teamwork - Don't Touch Me (Gerudo Valley) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ6VStjxhBs)

TV On The Radio - DLZ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N31oFeinFY)

TV On The Radio - Staring At The Sun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHrTOQ18yzU)

TV On The Radio - Wolf Like Me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1-xRk6llh4)

Totally Guy
2010-02-14, 11:57 AM
My attention span has been thoroughly beaten.

2010-02-14, 12:44 PM
Blackmore's Night - All for One (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-Jj3RVDdoM)
And pretty much any other Blackmore's Night song. Olde Village Lantern is also great for epic scenes, as is The Storm.

2010-02-15, 10:57 AM
Oohh...this is always fun. :smallbiggrin:

Get Back - The Beatles
This, I think, with a little rockin' up, could be a great "Break In" song for kicking down a door and proceeding to open up a can of whoopass (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6G7MkBMVxE)

Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
This is for the big dance number/dace-based choreographed fight. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUBwjyhRweQ)

Fact To Face - Iji
THIS is for the massive shootout between me and my rival, in an industrial warehouse, with guns blazing and both of us trying to crush each other under boxes and girders, while chasing each other and trying to gain the advantage, all the while police helicopters are circling the building, and since they want us both dead, if we're even spotted once, we're as good as dead. (Absolute favorite) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SHOvWhti98)

Act 2-2 - Ninja Gaiden II
And this would play while I'm trying to escape my rival's hidden lair. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2_IqhFueF4&feature=PlayList&p=2A6778BF6FB19BA0&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=47) (I tried to find a remix, but damn if the "New" Ninja Gaiden II isn't hogging up all the search results on Youtube...)

2010-02-16, 01:07 AM
How do Pirahna's hold ray guns without opposing thumbs?

Or thumbs at all, opposing or otherwise?

But seriously though, Dragonforce or Hans Zimmer. Or possibly something Folky - James Taylor, Archie Roach, Eva Cassidy, Cat Stevens (I could go on)?

2010-02-16, 01:38 AM
The Phantom of the Opera (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FmGtCIOwB4); Phantom of the Opera
Arrival to Earth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H0JDomv8ac); Transformers
Seigi to Jiyuu (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtHTn-pzFF0); Gundam SEED Destiny 3
Prime (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiZ901ygKPY&feature=related); Transformers 2
I Rise, You Fall (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSFGq-xJxVM&feature=related); Transformers 2
The Dark Knight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrczA1o9W1E); The Dark Knight
Ray's Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws_3CZ2am-Y); Steamboy
My Name is Lincoln (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iu-t1n821M); The Island
Precious Cargo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1wPMgSsEqg&feature=related); Transformers 2
The Battle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc1KD5XOJak); The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Evenstar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im5CIpMFo4Q); The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Tomb of the Primes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym9ELk6EK38); Transformers 2
Forest Battle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJoipQYSkv0); Transformers 2
The Fallen's Arrival (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwgLeokEdKw); Transformers 2
The Battle Of Kerak (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfW4pefWaiI&feature=related); Kingdom of Heaven

2010-02-16, 09:44 AM
Blind Guardian - Time Stands Still (At the Iron Hill) & Theater of Pain

2010-02-17, 01:08 PM
Whispers in the Dark by Skillet does the CMuoA thing for me.

Crowning music of Hilarious coupled with Terror?

Love Addict by Family Force Five. Especially the Music video.

Mando Knight
2010-02-17, 01:32 PM
Can't believe no one mentioned
Knights of Cydonia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_sBOsh-vyI)! (nevermind that the music video appears to be similar to a Sci-Fi/Kung-Fu/Western movie with elements of softcore porn to mortal eyes)

We're also missing Sora-iro Days (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFKD9LZrDHI).
And Live and Learn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9zZus_1_ag).
And Open Your Heart (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH_MCPcjxP0).
And... y'know what? Just listen to Jun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuVAaU63K7k) Senoue's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VpYfMxIoR4) band (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl8kra0XRcY) not (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUlZYNqzkxs) giving (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL0xgWe6z9s) up (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgMnpLLTcmM) on (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOgr1l_NTBw) Sonic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CrgO5c-9m8).

2010-02-17, 01:48 PM
10th Man Down ~ Nightwish (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JY4HMLb0Hs)

Moff Chumley
2010-02-17, 02:09 PM
Digitalism-I Want I Want
King Crimson-Red
The Mars Volta-Wax Simulacra
Neil Young-Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)
Primus-Too Many Puppies