Choosing The Perfect Victory Music For Life's Little Triumphs

Of the many musical aspects common to the role-playing game, "victory music" is one of my favorites. Every time you emerge from battle victorious, a familiar, stirring theme plays. You tally up your experience point gains, count your loot, and level up.


I want that music to play in my everyday life. Why can't my every accomplishment be accompanied by victorious fanfare? I don't know. I think I'm going to start carrying around a little set of speakers with me, and have gaming's best victory anthems underscore my everyday accomplishments.

Here is a list of the themes I'd want to play, and when. (Do listen to them, for full effect):


Final Fantasy VII

I want this music to play every time I reach inbox zero.


Trails in the Sky

I want this music to play every time I switch from sweatpants to real pants.


Persona 3

I want this music to play every time I walk into the building where I used to have a job I didn't like.


Final Fantasy Tactics

I want this music to play every time I close the printer door after installing a new ink cartridge.


Suikoden III

I want this music to play every time I ride my bike down the hill in front of my apartment.


Lunar 2

I want this music to play every time I peruse the wine section at the grocery store.


Saga Frontier

I want this music to play every time I successfully snag a cab from the other six people standing in front of the bar.


Chrono Trigger

I want this music to play every time I get a notification that the girl I like has commented on one of my Facebook posts.


Chrono Cross

I want this music to play every time I look out my window in the morning and see that it is actually not foggy today in San Francisco.


The Throne Room

I want this music to play every time I walk into a room carrying a just-delivered pizza.


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