Reader Andrew G. has, since he was six, always thought that the theme for Dr. Wily's Castle from Mega Man 2 sounded like Elton John's "I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That." Both were released in 1988.
So, this is what it's come to this weekend. Alright. Well, enjoy watching Mega Man rock the baby grand while we chew this one over. Sir Elton's single was on "Reg Strikes Back," released in June 1988. It went to number one on Billboard's adult contemporary chart on Aug. 20, 1988. Mega Man 2 was released Dec. 24, 1988. All I know about its development cycle was that it did not begin immediately after the original Mega Man released in 1987.
You have to speed up the tempo (of Elton John's song) to match the Wily's Castle theme, but they do fit. I still think it's an absurd coincidence more than anything, but the next time I see Keiji Inafune I'll ask him about it. Meantime, Brentalfloss needs to get his ass to work on this.