Ryu VS Ken... FIGHT!
I played Street Fighter 2 on the original SNES for probably over 100 hours. My older brother Jon used to whoop me mercilessly with every character, including Zangief and his accursed Pile Driver as well as Dhalsim and that stupid "Noogie" repeated hit throw move. My favorites were Ryu, E. Honda, and Chun Li (this was before she could throw fireballs). I still remember the little airplane that flew between places during story mode, and I could probably still quote many of the endings. I will forever have that announcer voice burned into my ear memory!
I sort of accidentally ended up combining Ryu and Ken's themes together. I wrote Guile and Chun Li arrangements for violin and piano and was looking for my third and final theme. It came down to Ryu's theme vs Ken's theme and I had a hard time choosing between them, as both seemed to be equally compelling. Then at one point I realized that when you change them to the same key and tempo, they actually overlap almost exactly! So with a few tweaks here and there, I arranged the piano part and then added the violin parts on top.
As an added bonus, I decided to make this a Double KO video because, well, I still feel that both themes hold up equally well against each other and I simply can't make a decision as to which is my favorite between them.
Thanks for watching! Be sure to check out my Guile and Chunli videos as well. And, if you're into anime/video games, spend some time on my channel and I'm quite sure you won't be disappointed!http://benchanmusic.com
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