Weird Associations

Do you have any weird associations? Do you associate any games or movies with any songs that have nothing to do with them? I have several, most of which were developed in the retro era.

My worst weird association is the Castlevania/”Endless Summer Nights” association. Though weird, I can at least explain this one. I used to play Nintendo while listening to the radio through a huge pair of stereo headphones. At the time I was playing Castlevania, Richard Marx’s “Endless Summer Nights” was in heavy rotation on the Columbus airwaves. And so I somehow put the two together. I particular put the song with Castlevania‘s second stage. I still hear it in my head today whenever I kill Medusa. To get the affect, start both videos below, then turn off the volume of the Castlevania video and watch it while Marx croons.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9rT2hZwk2k

While this weird association is perhaps the worst, there are others, most of which are inexplicable. I associate Chicago’s “Love Me Tomorrow” with The Dark Crystal, Toto’s “Africa” with The Beastmaster, and the G.I. Joe hangglider with The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. I imagine that these weird associations are a byproduct of living through an era where so oversaturated with media that it often overlaps. I also imagine that you have some weird associations as well.

Doug

Doug is a child of the 80s who was raised in Ohio and is now living the life of oblivion in the bay area of California.

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