My VG Music Picks #86 – Bully (River City Girls)

I may have mentioned this before, but if a videogame has actual lyrical songs in it, I’m much more likely to buy it. It’s weird since videogames featuring songs isn’t new or special anymore, but I can’t help but be impressed/excited whenever it happens. I very nearly bought River City Girls just because it had an opening song that was only four lines long, and I was somewhat surprised that it had more songs like it.

Weirdly enough, I think the song that stuck out the most was this one titled Bully, mostly because I find it oddly relaxing. Considering the game is all about two high-school girls tearing down the city to find their missing boyfriends, it doesn’t quite fit the tone, but it’s so damn catchy that it really doesn’t matter.

A lot of videogame music tends to only work or be enjoyable when it’s matched with the gameplay, but I think this track does the exact opposite – I feel like I can enjoy it a lot more without the gameplay since I can just lean back and chill out to it, even though it’s a song all about the two girls saying how you better not try and bully them or they’ll beat the shit out of you.

The techno-vibe and calm vocals from Megan McDuffee make this a good song to listen to whilst throwing some rowdy high-schoolers across the room, but it’s perfect for when all you want to do is sit and do nothing for a bit.

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