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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Taiko Drum Master song list

Taiko Drum Master boxart

The first and only English language Taiko no Tatsujin game, released on October 2004 in the US and then later released on March the following year in Japan, also in full English. The difference was that the Japanese version has a few new songs the US version didn't have. Otherwise, it's a bare-bones Taiko game with all the usual menus and modes, and a lot of English pop songs.

Taiko Drum Master performed poorly in the US, and no subsequent versions of Taiko was ever released in English, which is regrettable. Partly to blame was the low level of difficulty in the popular English songs (which was rectified in the Japanese release), and the mediocre song choice. Especially weak was the anime song selection in the US version, which did nothing to attract anime or TV show fans in the West.

The Japanese release fared better, being in its homeland, but also because of higher difficulty and a few better songs (yes, there are exclusive English songs in the Japanese version that the US version didn't have. Oh, the irony.)

Though the opening song is Kyou wa Taiko-youbi, the exact same song used for Sandaime's opening movie, this song is nowhere in both US and JP song lists, and is therefore not playable. It retains the Japanese vocals, but adds English subtitles. Not playable as well is the English version of Onpu no Uta, the song traditionally used for the tutorial mode on PS2 since Yondaime.




No. of songs      31 (US), 33 (JP)
No. of secret songs4 (both)

-Exclusive song difference:
US-exclusive songs JP-exclusive songs
ToxicThe Loco-Motion
I'm A BelieverYou Can't Hurry Love
Are You Gonna Be My GirlSeptember
My SharonaI'm A Slave 4 U
Rock The DragonI Was Born To Love You
Jimmy Neutron ThemeWe Will Rock You
Katamari On The RocksAlphabet Song

Mojipittan Medley

Saitama 2000

-The following songs have different Oni notecharts on the Japanese release (usually harder)
  • That's The Way (I Like It)
  • The Impression That I Get
  • Tubthumping
  • Walking on Sunshine
  • Material Girl
  • Love Shack
  • Lady Marmalade
  • Slide
  • American Girls
  • Killer Queen
-Lady Marmalade is in the Pop genre in the JP release, but in the Rock genre in the US release.

US songlist
Title Genre
Tubthumping
Chumbawamba
Popx2x2x5x5 (video)
ABC
Jackson 5
Popx1x2x2x2 (video) (2P video)
That's The Way (I Like It)
KC and the Sunshine Band
Popx1x1x2x2 (video)
The Impression That I Get
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Popx5x5x5x5 (video)
Walking on Sunshine
Katrina and the Waves
Popx4x4x5x5 (video)
Material Girl
Madonna
Popx4x2x4x4 (video)
Love Shack
The B-52's
Popx3x3x3x3 (video)
Toxic
Britney Spears
Popx2x3x4x4 (video) (2P video)
I'm A Believer
Neil Diamond
Popx1x2x3x3 (video)
Slide
Goo Goo Dolls
Rockx4x3x4x4 (video)
American Girls
Counting Crows
Rockx1x1x2x2 (video)
Girls and Boys
Good Charlotte
Rockx2x3x5x5 (video)
Killer Queen
Queen
Rockx2x3x4x4 (video)
Lady Marmalade
Labelle
Rockx2x2x2x2 (video)
Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Jet
Rockx2x4x5x5 (video)
My Sharona
The Knack
Rockx3x3x5x5 (video)
Rock The Dragon
Dragonball Z
Anime/TVx4x2x4x5 (video) (2P video)
Jimmy Neutron Theme
Bowling for Soup
Anime/TVx2x3x4x4 (video) (2P video)
Beethoven's Symphony No.5Classicalx3x4x5x5 (video) (2p video)
William Tell Overture
Gioachino Rossini
Classicalx3x4x4x4 (video) (2P video)
Carmen Prelude
Bizet
Classicalx4x2x4x8 (video) (2P video)
Foster's Medley (Classic Medley *Home Party Ver.*)Classicalx1x3x2 x2 (video) (2P video)
Symphony No.25 in G Minor
Mozart 
Classicalx3x4x5x5 (video) (2P video)
Hungarian Dances No. 5
Brahms
Classicalx2x4x3x8 (video) (2P video)
SOULCALIBUR II
Brave Sword, Braver Soul
Namco Originalx3x2x4x9 (video) (2P video)
 The Genji and The Heike Clans (KAGEKIYO)Namco Originalx4x6x7x10 (video) (2P video)
 Ridge RacerNamco Originalx5x5x8x9 (video) (2P video)
 Taiko MarchNamco Originalx3x5x5x5 (video) (2P video)
 Don RangersNamco Originalx3x4x5x5 (video) (2P video)
Katamari On The RocksNamco Originalx3x4x4x9 (video) (2P video)
Dragon SpiritNamco Originalx4x5x7x8 (video) (2P video)

JP songlist
Title Genre
ABC
Jackson 5
Popx2x2x2x2 (video) (2P video)
The Loco-Motion
Kylie Minogue
Popx4x3x5 x7 (video) (2P video)
You Can't Hurry Love
The Supremes
Popx3x4x5x6 (video) (2P video)
September
Earth, Wind and Fire
Popx3x3x3x7 (video) (2P video)
That's The Way (I Like It)
KC and the Sunshine Band
Popx1x1x2x7 (video)
Material Girl
Madonna
Popx4x2x4x7 (video) (2P video)
Love Shack
The B-52's
Popx3x3x3x7 (video)
Walking on Sunshine
Katrina and the Waves
Popx4x4x5x7 (video)
I'm A Slave 4 U
Britney Spears
Popx2x2x4x5 (video) (2P video)
Lady Marmalade
Labelle
Popx2x2x2x4 (video)
Tubthumping
Chumbawamba
Popx2x2x5x6 (video)
The Impression That I Get
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Popx5x5x5x7 (video)
I Was Born To Love You
Queen
Rockx4x4x4x6 (video) (2P video)
We Will Rock You
Queen
Rockx2x1x1x3 (video) (2P video)
Killer Queen
Queen
Rockx2x3x4x5 (video)
Girls & Boys
Good Charlotte
Rockx2x3x5x6 (video)
Slide
Goo Goo Dolls
Rockx4x3x4x7 (video)
American Girls
Counting Crows
Rockx1x1x2x7 (video)
Alphabet Song (ABCの歌)Children's Songx1x1x1x8 (video)
Beethoven's Symphony No.5Classicalx3x4x5x5 (video(2P video)
Carmen Prelude
Bizet
Classicalx4x2x4x8 (video) (2P video)
Foster's Medley (Classic Medley *Home Party Ver.*)Classicalx1x3x2x2 (video) (2P video)
Hungarian Dances No. 5
Brahms
Classicalx2x4x3x8 (video) (2P video)
Symphony No.25 in G Minor 
Mozart
Classicalx3x4x5x5 (video) (2P video)
William Tell Overture
Gioachino Rossini
Classicalx3x4x4x4 (video) (2P video)
MOJIPITTAN MedleyNamco Originalx4x4x3x6 (video)
 Don RangersNamco Originalx3x4x5x5 (video) (2P video)
Dragon SpiritNamco Originalx4x5x7x8 (video) (2P video)
 Ridge RacerNamco Originalx5x5x8x9 (video) (2P video)
Soul Calibur II Brave Sword, Braver SoulNamco Originalx3x2x4x9 (video) (2P video)
 Taiko MarchNamco Originalx3x5x5x5 (video) (2P video)
 The Genji and The Heike Clans (KAGEKIYO)Namco Originalx4x6x7x10 (video) (2P video)
Saitama 2000Namco Originalx5x6x6x9 (video)

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