The field of game music has gotten considerably better over the years, a fact that Games Radar highlights in a simple 'list article' about iPod-worthy game music
. They highlight some obvious recent gems, like Coulton's "Still Alive" and "Hikari" from Kingdom Hearts
, but also bring back some older goodies with choices like "Everybody Jump Around" from Jet Set Radio
or "Chemical Plant" from Sonic 2
. "Sonic games used to have amazing music. And while single-player Mystic Cave Zone came a close second, this has to make the list. It may be basic compared to modern CD recordings, but just listen to how each of the console's sound channels is used - it's remarkable. Intricate and dramatic, this industrial anthem builds and builds before seamlessly looping in a non-annoying way."