Today in ‘headlines we didn’t expect to write in 2021, or indeed never’, we bring you the news that a track from the SNES classic Kirby Super Star (known as Kirby’s Fun Pak in PAL regions) has been nominated for a Grammy.
The prestigious awards ceremony is gearing up for its 64th event and the full list of nominations for 2022 has already been released. The Kirby song in question is Meta Knight’s Revenge, although it is actually a version of the song that has been nominated, along with other strong candidates in the category ‘Best arrangement, instrumental or cappella’.
You can listen to the arrangement below: arranged by Charlie Rosen and Jake Silverman, the track was performed by The 8-Bit Big Band with Button Masher:
The 8-bit Big Band is known for rearranging classic video game tunes for a full-size jazz orchestra; As you can imagine, the news was pretty good.
If you are interested, or just want to enjoy its nostalgic glory, we leave you the original track below: