In the last twelve months gamers around the world have helped to not only get two tracks into the Classic FM Hall of Fame (Aerith’s Theme and the theme from Skyrim), but in November and December we had the first ever UK radio shows completely dedicated to tracks from video games! Two, two hour shows featuring nothing but music from games such as Halo, Uncharted, Final Fantasy, Heavy Rain, World of Warcraft and Angry Birds(!) on the UK’s biggest commercial radio station (that being Classic FM) – with a third show more than likely this spring. YOU’VE LITERALLY CHANGED WHAT NATIONAL UK RADIO BROADCASTS.
SO can you we do it again, We certainly hope SO you gamers are great when you come together as one. From now until voting closes at the end of February We are asking YOU the fans of video games and video games music to visit the voting site at http://halloffame.classicfm.com/ and vote for classical interpretations of their favourite bits of video game music.
Check out Nobuo Uematsu’s soundtrack to Final Fantasy VII if you like it please vote for it, it really does deserve to be mentioned and voted on. Currently Aerith’s Theme sits at #16 in the chart and it would be amazing to see it go even higher.
Thanks to the great success of last year’s poll there is now LOADS of game music in the voting database (you may find a few errors in there at the moment – these ARE being cleared up), so do vote for your favourites, but the music must be either orchestral or have been arranged for orchestra to count.
Obviously it’s a UK radio station, but voting is very much open worldwide, so people can vote wherever you are from.
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2012 we started with nothing, this year we’ve already got a few thousand followers (including video game composers such as Lorne Balfe (Assassin’s Creed 3), Grant Kirkhope (GoldenEye), Christopher Tin (Civilization 4), Jeron Moore (Legend of Zelda Concert Tour), Simon Hale (LA Noire) and the LEGENDARY Richard Jacques!) and a proven track record of success so let do better this year.
Start Voting Gamers WE NEED YOU