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The R&B trio, Sisters With Voices (SWV) released an album this year that samples a famous, reoccurring tune from the Zelda series. Can you guess it? Hit the jump to see the video!

If you’ve played some of the Zelda games, this shouldn’t have been too hard. SWV’s “I Missed Us”, the namesake of their latest album, samples the Fairy Fountain Theme that appears in many of the franchise’s games.  

Did you like the song? Tell us in the comments below!

Source: YouTube (via GoNintendo)

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  • Andrew

    wow!

  • Jason

    Wow! That's actually a great song (Thanks to the Zelda music, of course)

    • Heriod77777

      Of course it was because of Zelda.

  • Keimori

    Uhg…why? *head desk* I'm sorry but I just can't approve of the “genre”, taking someone else’s music and putting your lyrics to it is just lazy, especially if it’s not a parody, take Weird Al's stuff for example, his stuff is hilarious and catchy but only because he's blatantly parodying it.

    But this? This is just lazy, sure they got vocal talent (and good taste in video games apparently) but their lyrics are just so repetitive and simple.
    Not to mention this is hardly sampling Fairy’s Fountain, it’s more like it’s Fairy’s Fountain with some beats sampled in, which bugs me because I not only do I find it to be an incredibly lazy attempt to make it their own but it makes a favorite track of mine sound awful!

    I think these girls should take a few notes from Jose the Bronx Rican or zyko from OC Remix, their songs from Heroes vs. Villains were a brilliant example of how to do this right.
    (Hell even Smosh did better.)

    • Heriod77777

      Smosh all ways does better than singers.

  • 4077

    Their staccato way of singing makes my head hurt, I couldn't listen much past 30 seconds.. That's one of my favorite melodies too, lame. :/

    • Gward

      staccato way of singing? there are a few staccato notes, but most of them connect smoothly in phrases. Sure there are notes that are accented strongly by the strong consonants, but most of it is legato, or at least tenuto.

      Either way, I hate this song. Why would they even do that? Take the fairy fountain and put dumb lyrics over it and then just eventually cover up the fairy fountain with what sound like pretty much all hiphop. It's horrible

      • 4077

        Sorry, music is not my forte, and like I said, only listened to the first 30 seconds before I couldn't stand another note. Haha.

        Thanks for the info.

        • Heriod77777

          I couldn't stand the eighth second.

  • Rob

    I object to the person who referrs to this group merely as 'three fat black ladies'. The R&B genre that this group make music within may well have such a stereotyped image, but that alone should not be used to judge the group. Personally, I am not a fan of R&B in general, but many are (even if you may not encounter such cultures in your day-to-day life). In fact, I find it refreshing to see that Zelda is having a musical influence beyond the classical and rock genres that we already know about.

    Most Zelda fan music out there is done as a tribute to the games. This however seems to be a sample, used without reference, for personal gain only. I do not approve of such blatant plagiarism. Whether this song is good or not is a matter of opinion. Others may like it, but the fact of the matter is that to some, a great Zelda piece has just been murdered. No one should be allowed to experiment like this without showing the appropriate level of respect and acknowledgement towards the original song, like most tribute recordings do.

    • Heriod77777

      I agree with this a lot.

  • theblueskyocean

    Too bad it's a shitty song.

  • kokiri_kid93

    I take it that a lot of people here aren't overly fond of the RnB genre. Personally I love this. As an RnB singer myself who is a fan of SWV and a huge Zelda fan, they've created a song with a tune that i love which I can bump up in my car. Understandable though if some don't like it.

  • tiger81

    I have no problem with the opinions on the song (I actually enjoyed it), but I do find the one comment denoting SWV as "fat black ladies" disheartening. Its not a big issue but there is no need for comments like that.

  • aeolus

    can't we just appreciate that someone used a Zelda song and not complain about how they didn't do it the way you would have? The song isn't too bad. Not my style, but its nifty you know?

  • Hylian_Knight

    I'll use this song in my argument next time my R&B/Rap/Modern music loving friends try to give me shit for liking something as 'nerdy' as Zelda. While they are poppin on their Beyonce' and trying telling me that my video game music is taboo or uncool…I'll be sure to play this song and when they like it…BAM! Zelda just blew your mind! As for the song, it's not bad. I don't mind some R&B and I like these girls because they don't autotune the shit out of themselves, but I can't help but wonder if they gave credit and did it as Zelda fans or just because they heard it and said 'oh haaay that sounds good lets use it!' At least the Black Eyed Peas haven't ripped off Zelda yet with their autotuned new shitty songs.

  • Zelda&Mario Fan_3607

    O_O

  • CLASSIFIED2417

    Couldn't listen past about 10 seconds.

  • Sage of Hyrule

    Y'know… I appreciate their efforts…well, really, I don't. This pretty much seems like plagiarism, blatantly and outright. I can't imagine they would create this song as a tribute to the series, when it has absolutely nothing to do with it… At least when fans recreate famous tunes, they do it (usually) out of love for the games themselves. Researching a bit on Google came up with the idea that they don't even know what Zelda is, much less have a special connection to it…

    Not to mention they're making money off of Koji Kondo's work. Nice try, girls, but you can't fool me.

  • skill.game

    Seems my post is deleted. To bad. I gave my opinion about the song and in this opinion I tried to make a link between the stereotype fat black ladies in R&B songs, groups or talent shows. Except for the middle one….the ladies are fat….they are black….and they are ladies….(the middle one is actually thin…missed that). Those are objective comment that are also true. What is they were white, fat and rednecks….Would the post also be deleted if I called them fat white rednecks.

    To make a long story short….besides the fact I am not a big fan of the R&B covers….I regret it that Kodji Kondo's fairy fountain is porred into the R&B mixer so make a cover that sounds like many R&B songs.

  • Lilly

    I actually like R&B….. but not this…

  • rac

    Most of you obviously don't know how an album is produced in this day and age. Most artist only sing the songs, they do not write or arrange the music. This is the case in this instance the women of SWV did not write or produce the song "I missed us" If you have a beef its with their producer and or the licensing arm of the publishing company eone. However this is not the only sample in the album and your not required to list what has been sampled in an album as long has the original artist has been compensated and or allowed their work to be used. So Guess what they used the tune from Zelda but unless you've spoken to their producer and or a member of their publishing arm then you have no real way of knowing if it was actually plagiarism.
    So quit crying!! Oh and for the guy who called them fat I dare you to say that to their face. One of them is the wife of Eddie George and she got almost as much muscle as him.

  • sheezy

    As a hip hop producer and gamer myself, I loved it. If you don’t like the genre then fine. But let’s state facts. The video game industry as a home has been using just as much without any consent or respect with some of the wack ass soundtracks.