Technically speaking, a floppy drive refers to a disk storage medium composed of a disk of thin and flexible magnetic storage medium, sealed in a rectangular plastic carrier lined with fabric that removes dust particles. They are read and written by a floppy disk drive (FDD). For those who didn’t grow up in the 80s and 90s, you may not have even used one of them. Fortunately, one geek decided to use them for something everyone is familiar with: music. Continue reading to see five more cool songs played with floppy drives.
5. Ghostbusters Theme
“Ghostbusters” is a 1984 song recorded by Ray Parker, Jr. as the theme to the film of the same name starring Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on August 11 in 1984, and stayed there for three weeks. It also peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart on 16 September 1984, where it stayed for three weeks.
4. Mortal Kombat Theme
Mortal Kombat: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the compilation album which accompanied the film. The theme was composed by Praga Khan and Oliver Adams. Mortal Kombat was nominated for the Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA Golden Reel Award. It won the BMI Film & TV Awards BMI Film Music Award. The soundtrack went Platinum in 10 days reaching #10 on the Billboard 200, and its popularity inspired the album Mortal Kombat: More Kombat.
3. Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes was directed by Guy Ritchie and produced by Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey and Dan Lin. The screenplay by Michael Robert Johnson, Anthony Peckham and Simon Kinberg was developed from a story by Lionel Wigram and Michael Robert Johnson. Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law portray Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson respectively. In the film, Holmes and his companion Watson, with aid from former adversary Irene Adler, investigate a series of murders connected to occult rituals. Mark Strong plays the villain Lord Blackwood, who has somehow returned after his execution with a plot to take over the British Empire using an arsenal of dark arts and new technologies.
2. Power Rangers Theme
“Go Go Power Rangers” is a single by Ron Wasserman who recorded the song as “Aaron Waters – The Mighty RAW”. It was released by Saban Records (now Saban Music Group) on CD and cassette formats in the US on December 2, 1994, and in the UK December 14, 1994. The song serves as the opening theme for the original Power Rangers series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, with a minor edit for Alien Rangers and a rearrangement for Power Rangers Zeo. Another rearrangement of the song is used for the 2011 season of the franchise, Power Rangers Samurai, changing “Go, Power Rangers! You Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers!” to “Rangers together, samurai forever!”.
1. PSY Gagnam Style
The earliest “Gangnam Style” flash mobs were held in Pasadena, California, and Sydney, Australia. On September 12, Times Square in Manhattan was filled with a flash mob dancing to the music of “Gangnam Style” during ABC’s Good Morning America. Five days later, Psy appeared in a flash mob organized by the American entertainment TV show Extra in Los Angeles. The dress code was either “something comfortable” or “Psy-inspired clothing.” A “Gangnam Style” flash mob in front of the Obelisco de Buenos Aires national monument in Argentina was shown on the national news programme Antes del Mediodia.