Animal Crossing: New Horizons theme song played by original musicians


The amazing Animal Crossing: New Horizons theme song is a tune that many of us could listen to all day, and I’m sure there are some people who do. Well, now the delightful melody has been made into a music video, with the original musicians behind it all playing live. Of course, the musicians are playing from the comfort of their own homes or home studios in accordance with lockdown guidelines.

I’ve always been curious about the Animal Crossing: New Horizons theme song, because there are so many different instruments being played that it can be hard to pin them all down. This video really nicely outlines exactly what is being played and at what time. We even get a look at just how much of the song can be played at once, though it does show that a live version would require just a few more bodies for certain sections (mainly the tambourine).

This theme song sounds simple, but this video shows just how much flavor is in it and how much effort has gone into it. What are some other famous video game theme songs you would love to see performed impromptu like this? There are many to choose from.


Jamie Sharp
Started out playing Metroid 2 on the GameBoy at around 5 years-old, and now I write about games all day long. Can't play Switch and drive, I've tried. As time goes on the Switch is quickly becoming my favourite console of all time.