Does anybody have a "song" that really is perfect for roller coasters? While riding a coaster or not riding a coaster. I think that the Rock'nRoller Coaster has an idea that should be used more often , music, it HAS to add to the experience. My perfect song is BY FAR "Headup" by the Defotnes. You may hate this song, but it is SO perfect for any launched coaster with block brakes and an intense finale. A perfect balance of terror and fun.
Music is definantly something that is overlooked too much on coasters. Although Rock'n Rollercoaster is a great ride, the music just makes it that much better. There are about three songs I think would be great for coasters. Although a bit short, the opening theme to Fight Club by the Dust Brothers just screams coaster music (to me atleast), if it could be lengthened I think it would be great. The next two come from The Matrix: the music in the background during the lobby gunfight (by the Propellerheads) and 'Wake Up' by Rage Against the Machine. I would love to ride a coaster to one of those tunes.
I'd agree with Hooper on Love Rollercoaster, but what I'm wondering is why don't they play "Kryptonite" by 3 Doors Down on the Superman coasters. The song is an awesome coaster song and would fit perfecty.
------------- Randy Hutchinson You build it, I'll ride it
I would have to stick with the classic rock theme and go with anything by BOSTON! The driving guitars and heavy rock beat (especially on their debut album) is great for any coaster. I've actually tried to wear headphones and listen to a walkman on Space Mountain with it. The bad thing was, since it's an indoor ride, everything else was too loud (even with the music cranked). Haven't tried it with any other coasters. Would ride operators force you to take headphones off or has anyone else tried this?
-Shady ------------- Remember, no matter where you go...there you are.
Space Mountain (Disneyland) has a cool soundtrack playing behind your head through the ride, and it makes the ride better. Sometimes it is not going, and the ride seems much slower and not as intense.
As for coaster theme music, I will chime in on Love Rollercoaster, the remake by Red Hot Chili Peppers.
How about movie quotes? Usually at the top of the chain lift, I find myself saying this quote from Aliens, it is during the "combat drop" when the Mariens are landing on LB-426. I think it is the Hudson charictor who yells out "IT'S THE EXPRESS ELEVATOR TO HELL....GOIN' DOWN!! WOOOO HOOO!!" I always loved that scene, Hicks is asleep, and the Lieutennant is about to toss cookies! Just like on a roller coaster!
"Run Like Hell" from Pink Floyd would have to be my coaster song. It's got a little "break" in the middle of it that would fit perfectly with any coaster with block brakes and an intense ending. Like Raptor or Raging Bull.
------------- "Brak presents the Brak show starring Brak!!!"
I agree w/ superbatboy, the Ohio Players LR-C version was much better. However, I think the best ride/song combo would be the Kissimmee Skycoaster and "Free Fallin'" by either the Eagles or Skynard (I can never remember who).