Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros. was a trailblazer for video games in numerous ways, one of which was the iconic soundtrack that backed the whole game. Particularly, the original "World 1-1" theme has passed on into legend at this point; arguably one of the most recognizable tunes in gaming and one that has been remixed endlessly in later releases.

Oddly enough, it seems that the catchy tune actually has official lyrics that have simply never been uttered in any of the games. Apparently, the lyrics have been official ever since 1985, when Japanese fans submitted lyrics to a radio station and Nintendo chose to make them official. The title of the song is "Go Go Mario" and it was released on vinyl, which you can hear below. The lyrics may be in Japanese, but here's what they translate to:

Today, full of energy, Mario is still running, running
Go save Princess Peach! Go!
Today, full of energy, Mario runs
Today, full of energy, jumping!
Today, full of energy, searching for coins
Today, keep going, Mario!
Get a mushroom - it's Super Mario!
Get a flower - it's Fire Mario!
Goomba! Troopa! Buzzy Beetle! Beat them all!
Mario is always full of energy and strong!
Today, full of energy, Mario is still running, running
Go and beat the Koopa tribe, go!
Today, full of energy, Mario runs
Today, full of energy, jumping!
Today, full of energy, searching for coins
Today, keep going, Mario!
Get a star - become invincible!
Quickly, go save Princess Peach!
Lakitu! Blooper! Cheep Cheep! Beat them all!
Mario is always full of energy and strong!
Today, full of energy, Mario is still running, running
He's made it to the castle and gets fireworks!
Lightly sidestepping the Hammer Bros.
Show the last of your power, Mario!
It's been a long journey but it's nearly at an end
You've done it, you've done it! You've defeated Bowser!
Princess Peach says "Thank you"
Mario's got a great big heart!
Mario's adventure is over for now, but
Mario's dream lives forever...

What do you think? Should Nintendo ever put the lyrics in one of the Mario games? Do you think other famous tunes, like the Zelda overworld theme, also have hidden or forgotten lyrics? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

[via kotaku.com]