The music in Super Mario Bros. is just about as iconic as it gets in gaming, with gamers of various ages and types familiar with the soundtrack.

The underground theme is one of the most well-known, with a funky bass beat kicking it off. Our buddies from The Centre for Computing History in Cambridge (England) reckon they may have found the inspiration for the theme - citing a talk held at the centre they highlight a track by 'Friendship' from a 1979 record. That unmistakable opening beat certainly sounds rather like a key riff from that record:

It's an interesting perspective on a famous piece of music. Do you think that Koji Kondo was inspired by this record, or is it a musical coincidence?