View Full Version : Wham Music

2011-01-27, 02:17 PM
I'm planning a campaign and was wondering what kind of music would be good for the delivery of a Wham Line (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WhamLine). The music would start playing just after the line was spoken. The shift is from a standard information-gathering mission where the characters overhead the villain talking about her plans to a situation where they realize that she knows they're there and that the place they're in is a giant deathtrap.

Of course, general Wham Line music would be good, since I haven't found a compilation of this kind of thing in general.

No brains
2011-01-27, 02:22 PM
I am uncertain of where to find it, or even its proper name (big help I am, huh), but the music that plays when you face your rival in SoulCalibur II's Weapon Master mode always stuck me a a good wham.

2011-01-27, 03:14 PM
"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go?"? :smalltongue:

I like Clint Mansell music. Like "Lux Aeterna" from the Requiem for a Dream soundtrack. Lux Aeterna (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKLpJtvzlEI) is a pretty heavy hitter in the suspense (and/or horror) department, but I'd have to do more research to come up with a mood shifter.

Although, if you have Lux Aeterna already playing, the shift at about 1:40 could make a pretty good point.

2011-01-28, 04:30 AM
In general you seek something, that hint deadly danger and instills sense of urgency (Get the hell out of here! Panic!Panic!Panic!).

For starters, Vision of Escaflowne had this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSlNHi6wgQQ).
Next the classic turn-over from Lord of the Rings (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0hmUb9j0Uo) (the Wham! comes about 1:57).
This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYD1xy7zKR8) has a good lead-in, but a bit too slow for the purpose.
Then there is the brilliant score of The Hunting for Red October: 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3cL0Y2oE4k&feature=related), 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=repso9pnLzM&feature=related) and others.

For more modern settings: this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ1pqYKMB7E) might work.
Short Circuit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TszmdpUtf0A) by Daft Punk might as well.
Music from Soul Reaver (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZnKMYdt40Q&feature=related) would set the proper mood as well.

2011-01-28, 09:53 AM
"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go?"? :smalltongue

Damn you, fluorescent-1980s-Choose-Life-T-Shirt-wearing-ninja! :smallbiggrin: