Library of Congress Inducts Super Mario Bros. Theme into National Recording Registry: “Video Game Soundtrack Joins Recording Registry for First T...

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The Super Mario Bros. theme, one of the most iconic video game themes of all time, has been inducted into the National Recording Registry, the Library of Congress has announced. The National Recording Registry is a list of sound recordings that are "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant, and/or inform or reflect life, in the United States," and while the list has already grown to be an extensive one since its inception in 2002, the Super Mario Bros. theme is the first piece of game music added to it. Koji Kondo, who turns 62 this August, composed the Super Mario Bros. theme after being hired by Nintendo in 1984, later going on to create other great soundtracks that include Star Fox and Yoshi's Island.

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