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DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Song: Human Video Game
Ready Rock C beatboxes Donkey Kong music and sound effects behind the Fresh Prince's lyrics about an addiction to video games. Donkey Kong is mentioned in the lyrics a few times.
DJ Shadow/Cut Chemist
Song: Part 8 [a.k.a. "Hooked on Atari"]
In this part, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist sampled the "game start" and "level start" themes from Donkey Kong. The "level start" theme can be heard 48 seconds after the "game start" theme ends.
Far East Movement
Where we at, only few have known
Song: Now I Gotta Wet 'Cha
Ice Cube starts off this track with the line, "It's on like Donkey Kong."
The Jellyfish song "Ignorance Is Bliss" takes us inside the mind of Bowser, who has kidnapped Princess Toadstool in order to get to Mario and Luigi. "Ignorance Is Bliss" was first released on Nintendo's White Knuckle Scorin' compilation album (1991), and later on Jellyfish's New Mistake Japanese EP (1999), Best! greatest hits album (2002), and Fan Club box set (2006). See the White Knuckle Scorin' page for complete lyrics.
Song: On the Floor
This song features Pitbull, who provides a verse containing the lines, "All I need is some vodka and some chunky Coke / And watch a chick go get Donkey Konged."
Leaders of the New School
Song: Syntax Era
(It's just another case) Wow! (Base)
Less Than Jake
A Yoshi PEZ dispenser appears in the band's "Gainesville Rock City" music video.
One page of the booklet included with Limp Bizkit's Three Dollar Bill, Yall$ album has Mario laying down a phat groove on a turntable. The doctored picture was originally Super Mario 64 game art.
Song: Spur of the Moment
We get the news like MTV, every ten to the hour
Song: Hoe Cakes
Own his own throne, the boss like King Koopa
Moby's "We Are All Made of Stars" music video includes footage of a game that looks like Donkey Kong with various changes. For example, the ladders are red, the girders are blue, Moby (in spacesuit) is the hero, and the barrels are replaced with stars.
Song: The Bidness
Before I pay that b**** I'm like a bossy hog
The Lonely Island
Song: I Don't Give A Honk
We all know we're born with a hundred honks
Thanks: Lizard Dude
Song: The Compliments
My man Jorm f***s all night
Thanks: Lizard Dude
The chorus of "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" includes the semi-rhyme, "Got it goin' on / Like Donkey Kong."
"Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" was released on Songs About Me (3/22/2005), American Man: Greatest Hits Volume II (12/4/2007), and The Definitive Greatest Hits: Til the Last Shot's Fired (10/12/2010). A "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" CD single was released in 2006.