Royal Rainbow: The Katamari Damacy Mixtape

Few game soundtracks are flawless: You may have a couple of standout hits, but chances are you're going to have a couple of stinkers as well. One possible exception, however, is Katamari Damacy.


The first two Katamari soundtracks are almost perfect, ranking in as some of the most eclectic and vibrant music to ever be featured in any game. Even as the franchise became more and more rehashed and it's creator, Keita Takahashi, moved on to do other things, the music was still well above most of what gaming has to offer.

This week on the Kotaku Mixtape we look at weird and wonderful the music of the Katamari series. I also included a few remixes from some of the later games that some Katamari Fans might have missed.



Katamari On The Rocks - Yu Miyake
Lonely Rolling Star - Yoshihito Yano
Baby Universe - Hiroshi Okubu & Maki Nomiya (of Pizzicato 5)
A Crimson Rose And A Gin And Tonic (YMCK 8BIT REMIX) - Asuka Sakai &YMCK
DISCO ☆ PRINCE - Hiroshi Okubu
Katamari of Love (SEXY SYNTHESIZER REMIX) - Yoshihito Yano, Akitaka Toyama, SEXY SYNTHESIZER
Houston - Hideki Tobeta

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~7 years ago, my wife and I had our first dance as a married couple to "Que Sera Sera [Stage 09 & Egg Stage]" from the soundtrack, aka the "wad you up into my life" song.