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List of SSBU Music (Donkey Kong series)

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This is a list of music tracks pertaining to the Donkey Kong universe in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. All tracks listed here are available to play on the four Donkey Kong stages in the game: Kongo Jungle, Kongo Falls, Jungle Japes and 75m.

Contents

Opening - Donkey Kong

Opening - Donkey Kong
Track Title Opening - Donkey Kong
Universe Donkey Kong
Debut Game Donkey Kong
Availability Default
Link [1]

Origin

Returning from Brawl, a remix/medley of several pieces of music from Donkey Kong, starting off with the track that played during the opening in Donkey Kong on the NES (which also appeared in Donkey Kong Country, where Cranky Kong would play it on his music box). This is followed by the "Game Start" jingle, the 25m level music, and the music that played when Mario picked up the Hammer. This remix is based more upon the NES version of Donkey Kong's soundtrack, rather than the arcade version. To emulate this style, it primarily features synths but also incorporates piano and electric guitar.

Composition & Arrangements

Source: Donkey Kong

Arrangement Supervisor: Shota Kageyama

Composition: Nintendo

Arrangement: PROCYON STUDIO

Composition and arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Japanese title: ドンキーコング: オープニング, Donkey Kong: Opening

Donkey Kong Country Returns

Donkey Kong Country Returns
Track Title Donkey Kong Country Returns
Universe Donkey Kong
Debut Game Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Availability Default
Link [2]

Origin

This track is the title theme taken from Donkey Kong Country Returns, a remix of the original theme from Donkey Kong and its original arrangement in Donkey Kong Country.

Composition & Arrangements

Source: Donkey Kong

From Donkey Kong Country Returns

Composition and arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Japanese title: ドンキーコング リターンズ, Donkey Kong Returns

Donkey Kong Country Returns (Vocals)

Donkey Kong Country Returns (Vocals)
Track Title Donkey Kong Country Returns (Vocals)
Universe Donkey Kong
Debut Game Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Availability Unlockable
Link [3]

Origin

This track is a remix of the title theme of Donkey Kong Country Returns. It is very similar to the original track, but with electric guitar and non-lexical "monkey" vocals layered in.

Composition & Arrangements

Source: Donkey Kong

Arrangement Supervisor: Kenji Yamamoto

Composition: Nintendo

Arrangement: Nintendo

Composition and arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Japanese title: ドンキーコング リターンズ [ドンキーファミリーボーカル], Donkey Kong Returns [Donkey Family Vocal]

Other uses

This track was used in Donkey Kong's Classic Mode credits.

Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong
Track Title Donkey Kong
Universe Donkey Kong
Debut Game Donkey Kong
Availability Default
Link [4]

Origin

This is an atmospheric "big beat" remix of the 25m level music from Donkey Kong that incorporates other jingles and sound bytes from the arcade version, as well as various electric guitar and drum samples. This remix returns from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Composition & Arrangements

Source: Donkey Kong

Arrangement: Hirokazu Tanaka. ex

Composition: Nintendo

Composition and arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Japanese title: ドンキーコング, Donkey Kong

25m Theme

25m Theme
Track Title 25m Theme
Universe Donkey Kong
Debut Game Donkey Kong
Availability Default
Link [5]

Origin

The first level of the arcade game Donkey Kong was 25m, which featured this looping soundbyte that consists solely of 5 notes and 4 sounds. This track is a direct port of the original soundbyte.

Composition & Arrangements

Source: Donkey Kong

Composition and arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Japanese title: 25m BGM

Donkey Kong / Donkey Kong Jr. Medley

Donkey Kong / Donkey Kong Jr. Medley
Track Title Donkey Kong / Donkey Kong Jr. Medley
Universe Donkey Kong
Debut Game Donkey Kong / Donkey Kong Jr.
Availability Default
Link [6]

Origin

This is a new medley of themes from the original Donkey Kong and its sequel Donkey Kong Jr.. It uses the "Game Start", 25m, Hammer, "Bonus Running Out", "Stage Clear", 100m, and "All Clear" themes from Donkey Kong and the "Game Start", "Stage 1", "Stage 4", "Ending", and "Stage Clear" themes from Donkey Kong Jr. The overall track has a fast-paced, orchestral/electronic hybrid style and extrapolates heavily on the original melodies.

Composition & Arrangements

Source: Donkey Kong / Donkey Kong Jr.

Arrangement Supervisor: Yusuke Takahama

Composition: Nintendo

Arrangement: TARGET ENTERTAINMENT INC.

Composition and arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Japanese title: ドンキーコング / ドンキーコングJR. メドレー, Donkey Kong / Donkey Kong JR. Medley

The Map Page / Bonus Level (Remix)

The Map Page / Bonus Level
Track Title The Map Page / Bonus Level
Universe Donkey Kong
Debut Game Donkey Kong Country
Availability Default
Link [7]

Origin

In Donkey Kong Country, when exploring the world map, a track called "Simian Segue" plays, and when uncovering a bonus room, a track called "Bonus Room Blitz" plays. This is a brand-new arrangement of both tracks, with "The Map Page" and "Bonus Level" being the respective Japanese names for the tracks. Overall, the song has a "motown" style with prominent brass and saxophones, as well as steel drums, tropical percussion, and electric guitar.

Composition & Arrangements

Source: Donkey Kong Country

Arrangement Supervisor: Hiroshi Yamaguchi

Composition: Rare Limited

Arrangement: PlatinumGames Inc.

Composition and arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Japanese title: THE MAP PAGE / BONUS LEVEL

Other uses

This track was used in Diddy Kong's character trailer on the official website.

The Map Page / Bonus Level (Original)

The Map Page / Bonus Level
Track Title The Map Page / Bonus Level
Universe Donkey Kong
Debut Game Donkey Kong Country
Availability Unlockable
Link [8]

Origin

Returning from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, this is the original arrangement of "The Map Page / Bonus Level" using the original 16-bit soundfont tracks from Donkey Kong Country.

Composition & Arrangements

Source: Donkey Kong Country

Composition and arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Japanese title: THE MAP PAGE / BONUS LEVEL

Jungle Level (64)

Jungle Level (64)
Track Title Jungle Level (64)
Universe Donkey Kong
Debut Game Donkey Kong Country
Availability Default
Link [9]

Origin

This track from the original Super Smash Bros. is a remix of "DK Island Swing", referred to in Ultimate by its Japanese title, "Jungle Level". In Donkey Kong Country, "DK Island Swing" served as somewhat of a main theme, as it played in many levels, particularly those with a sunset jungle theme. As with SSB4, the song has been abridged from its original version, trimming off the first 18 seconds. It is otherwise faithful to the original track, adapted to the Nintendo 64's sound hardware.

Composition & Arrangements

Source: Donkey Kong Country

Arrangement Supervisor: Hirokazu Ando

Composition: Rare Limited

Arrangement: HAL Laboratory, Inc.

Composition and arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Japanese title: JUNGLE LEVEL [64]

Jungle Level (Melee)

Jungle Level (Melee)
Track Title Jungle Level (Melee)
Universe Donkey Kong
Debut Game Donkey Kong Country
Availability Default
Link [10]

Origin

This arrangement of "DK Island Swing" is directly ported from Super Smash Bros. Melee and returns after not being included in Super Smash Bros. 4. Compared to the original, it has a fast-paced big band swing style like its rendition in Donkey Kong 64, but retains the slower-paced, atmospheric second half of the original.

Composition & Arrangements

Source: Donkey Kong Country

Arrangement Supervisor: Shogo Sakai

Composition: Rare Limited

Arrangement: HAL Laboratory, Inc.

Composition and arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Japanese title: JUNGLE LEVEL [DX]

Jungle Level (Brawl)

Jungle Level (Brawl)
Track Title Jungle Level (Brawl)
Universe Donkey Kong
Debut Game Donkey Kong Country
Availability Default
Link [11]

Origin

This is a frantic, jazzy remix of the "DK Island Swing" track from Donkey Kong Country, returning from Brawl. It was previously titled "Jungle Level Ver. 2" as there was another arrangement of "Jungle Level" in Brawl, but that version is not included in Ultimate. The song varies widely in styles: it starts out with the original's percussion, becomes a fast-paced progressive rock track, then becomes a sweeping orchestral score before transitioning back into the previous progressive rock approach.

Composition & Arrangements

Source: Donkey Kong Country

Arrangement: Motoi Sakuraba

Composition: Rare Limited

Composition and arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Japanese title: JUNGLE LEVEL [X]

Other uses

This track was used in Donkey Kong's character trailer on the official website.

Jungle Level Jazz Style (for 3DS / Wii U)

Jungle Level Jazz Style (for 3DS / Wii U)
Track Title Jungle Level Jazz Style (for 3DS / Wii U)
Universe Donkey Kong
Debut Game Donkey Kong Country
Availability Unlockable
Link [12]

Origin

This is a jazz-styled remix of the "DK Island Swing" track from Donkey Kong Country, which played on various jungle levels in that game. It features brass and percussion sections, as well as ragtime piano.

Composition & Arrangements

Source: Donkey Kong Country

Arrangement Supervisor: Hiroyuki Kawada

Composition: Rare Limited

Arrangement: BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.

Composition and arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Japanese title: JUNGLE LEVEL Jazz Style [for]

Jungle Level Tribal Style (for 3DS / Wii U)

Jungle Level Tribal Style (for 3DS / Wii U)
Track Title Jungle Level Tribal Style (for 3DS / Wii U)
Universe Donkey Kong
Debut Game Donkey Kong Country
Availability Unlockable
Link [13]

Origin

This is a tropical remix of the "DK Island Swing" track from Donkey Kong Country, which played on various jungle levels in that game. It includes pan flute, didgeridoo, and kalimba, as well as vocal chanting.

Composition & Arrangements

Source: Donkey Kong Country

Arrangement Supervisor: Hiroyuki Kawada

Composition: Rare Limited

Arrangement: BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.

Composition and arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Japanese title: JUNGLE LEVEL Ethnic Style [for]

Jungle Hijinxs

Jungle Hijinxs
Track Title Jungle Hijinxs
Universe Donkey Kong
Debut Game Donkey Kong Country
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Availability Default
Link [14]

Origin

Taken directly from Donkey Kong Country Returns, this track is an arrangement of "DK Island Swing" that plays on the game's very first stage, Jungle Hijinxs.

Composition & Arrangements

Source: Donkey Kong Country

From Donkey Kong Country Returns

Composition and arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Japanese title: バナナジャングル, Banana Jungle

Swinger Flinger

Swinger Flinger
Track Title Swinger Flinger
Universe Donkey Kong
Debut Game Donkey Kong Country
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Availability Unlockable
Link [15]

Origin

This arrangement of "DK Island Swing" is taken directly from Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, though oddly, the level of the same name doesn't actually play this track; the first level that does play it is Bopopolis. This is correctly reflected in the song's Japanese name.

Composition & Arrangements

Source: Donkey Kong Country

From Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Composition and arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Japanese title: ふみふみラビリンス, Stomping Labyrinth

Ice Cave Chant

Ice Cave Chant
Track Title Ice Cave Chant
Universe Donkey Kong
Debut Game Donkey Kong Country
Availability Default
Link [16]

Origin

This track is taken directly from Donkey Kong Country, where it played in the Slipslide Ride level.

Composition & Arrangements

Source: Donkey Kong Country

Composition and arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Japanese title: THE ICE COVE

Funky's Fugue

Funky's Fugue
Track Title Funky's Fugue
Universe Donkey Kong
Debut Game Donkey Kong Country
Availability Unlockable
Link [17]

Origin

This track is taken directly from Donkey Kong Country, where it played at Funky's Flights.

Composition & Arrangements

Source: Donkey Kong Country

Composition and arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Japanese title: FUNKY KONG PAGE

Snakey Chantey

Snakey Chantey
Track Title Snakey Chantey
Universe Donkey Kong
Debut Game Donkey Kong Country
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Availability Default
Link [18]

Origin

"Snakey Chantey" is the name of the music that plays on the stages Glimmer's Galleon (at the end of the level) and Rattle Battle of World 3 in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. The track "Snakey Chantey" in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest begins in the same way as "Gang-Plank Galleon", then loops into a variation of that theme. This is a new remix of the track combines both themes in an orchestral march style.

Composition & Arrangements

Source: Donkey Kong Country / Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

Arrangement Supervisor: Kumi Tanioka

Composition: Rare Limited

Composition and arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Japanese title: ラトリーに大へんしん, Great Transformation into Rattly

Gang-Plank Galleon

Gang-Plank Galleon
Track Title Gang-Plank Galleon
Universe Donkey Kong
Debut Game Donkey Kong Country
Availability Default
Link [19]

Origin

The final boss theme heard in Donkey Kong Country on the Gang-Plank Galleon level, from which this track received its name. In this stage, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong fought King K. Rool. This is a brand new remix of the track, which heavily focuses on brass and also incorporates a rap segment.

Composition & Arrangements

Source: Donkey Kong Country

Arrangement: ACE (TOMOri Kudo / CHiCO)

Composition: Rare Limited

Composition and arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Japanese title: THE PIRATE SHIP

Other uses

This track was used in King K. Rool's reveal trailer, his character trailer on the official website and is his Credits theme.

King K. Rool / Ship Deck 2

King K. Rool / Ship Deck 2
Track Title King K. Rool / Ship Deck 2
Universe Donkey Kong
Debut Game Donkey Kong Country
Availability Default
Link [20]

Origin

Returning from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, this is an arrangement of "Snakey Chantey" and "Gang-Plank Galleon". The Brawl version starts as a sea shanty melody on accordion, then transitions into a hard rock tune, much like the original song.

Composition & Arrangements

Source: Donkey Kong Country

Arrangement Supervisor: Shogo Sakai

Composition: Rare Limited

Composition and arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Japanese title: KING K.ROOL / SHIP DECK2

Stickerbush Symphony

Stickerbush Symphony
Track Title Stickerbush Symphony
Universe Donkey Kong
Debut Game Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Availability Default
Link [21]

Origin

This track returns from Brawl, where it was titled "Bramble Blast". It is a remix of "Stickerbush Symphony" from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. This played on each of the bramble-based stages in the game, including the first stage it appeared on, Bramble Blast. This version of this track uses different instruments, such as plucked strings and acoustic guitar, and overall feels more energetic than it did within the original game.

Composition & Arrangements

Source: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

Arrangement Supervisor: Michiko Naruke

Composition: Rare Limited

Arrangement: Naru2 Co.,Ltd.

Composition and arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Japanese title: とげとげタルめいろ, Prickly Barrel Maze

Other uses

This track is Diddy Kong's Credits theme.

Crocodile Cacophony

Crocodile Cacophony
Track Title Crocodile Cacophony
Universe Donkey Kong
Debut Game Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Availability Default
Link [22]

Origin

This is a new remix of Kaptain K. Rool's battle theme from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. The song is arranged as an orchestral metal track similar to the original theme, and encompasses two loops, with the second being lowered in key by a full step. It also features several musical phrases from "K. Rool Returns", the title theme from the same game.

Composition & Arrangements

Source: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

Arrangement Supervisor: Soshi Abe

Composition: Rare Limited

Arrangement: Nintendo

Composition and arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Japanese title: けっせん! キャプンクルール, Showdown! Cap'n K. Rool

DK Rap

DK Rap
Track Title DK Rap
Universe Donkey Kong
Debut Game Donkey Kong 64
Availability Default
Link [23]

Origin

This arrangement is a remix of the infamous "DK Rap" from Donkey Kong 64, which debuted in Super Smash Bros. Melee. The verses of the theme are arranged in varying styles, with the performer afflicting different voices in each one. As with Super Smash Bros. 4, the track has been shortened to omit the verses concerning Lanky Kong and Chunky Kong, along with the "take it to the fridge" outro.

Composition & Arrangements

Source: Donkey Kong 64

Arrangement Supervisor: Hirokazu Ando

Vocals: James W. Norwood Jr.

Composition: Rare Limited

Arrangement: HAL Laboratory, Inc.

Composition and arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Japanese title: モンキーラップ, Monkey Rap

Battle for Storm Hill

Battle for Storm Hill
Track Title Battle for Storm Hill
Universe Donkey Kong
Debut Game Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat
Availability Default
Link [24]

Origin

This track is taken directly from Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat, where it was the background music to the eponymous first stage of the Durian Kingdom, which consists of Donkey Kong climbing a hill at night during a rainy storm, while cannons on the hill fire at him. It is the only piece of music in its source game which appears only in one stage.

Composition & Arrangements

Source: Donkey Kong Jungle Beat

Composition and arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Japanese title: 嵐の丘の戦い, Battle of Storm Hill

Boss 2 - DK: Jungle Climber

Boss 2 - DK: Jungle Climber
Track Title Boss 2 - DK: Jungle Climber
Universe Donkey Kong
Debut Game DK: Jungle Climber
Availability Unlockable
Link [25]

Origin

This track is a direct port of the music that played during certain boss fights in DK: Jungle Climber.

Composition & Arrangements

Source: DK: Jungle Climber

Composition and arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Japanese title: ボス2 (ドンキーコング ジャングルクライマー), Boss 2 (Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber)

Trivia

In PAL versions of Ultimate, this track is called Boss 2 - Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber, reflecting the game's name in those regions.

Mole Patrol

Mole Patrol
Track Title Mole Patrol
Universe Donkey Kong
Debut Game Donkey Kong Country Returns
Availability Default
Link [26]

Origin

This track is in fact "Lift-Off Launch" from Donkey Kong Country Returns, although the track does play on the "Mole Patrol" level.

Composition & Arrangements

Source: Donkey Kong Country Returns

Composition and arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Japanese title: モグリャーのこうじげんば, Mole Miner's Construction Site

Gear Getaway

Gear Getaway
Track Title Gear Getaway
Universe Donkey Kong
Debut Game Donkey Kong Country Returns
Availability Default
Link [27]

Origin

This track is a remix of the music that plays during the Gear Getaway stage (among other Rocket Barrel levels) in Donkey Kong Country Returns. Much like the original, it is performed in a "big band swing" style with prominent brass and percussion sections, as well as wah-wah guitar and piano.

Composition & Arrangements

Source: Donkey Kong Country Returns

Arrangement: Noriyuki Iwadare

Composition: Nintendo

Composition and arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Japanese title: スリル! ギアフライト, Thrill! Gear Flight

Mangrove Cove

Mangrove Cove
Track Title Mangrove Cove
Universe Donkey Kong
Debut Game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Availability Default
Link [28]

Origin

Taken directly from Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, where it plays on the level of the same name.

Composition & Arrangements

Source: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Composition and arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Japanese title: マングローブのいりえ, Mangrove Cove

Trivia