Of all the emotions that music can incite, anger isn’t really one of them for me unless a song is really bad and I just want it to stop. But since I don’t want to post bad music, I’ll go with something different.
Okay. So, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (the 2012 series) had Yes’ song Roundabout as the ending theme and it worked perfectly. So when the second season, Stardust Crusaders, was announced, there was a certain expectation for similar music choice. Specifically, as the main antagonist was Dio, named after rock/metal singer Ronnie James Dio, it seemed reasonable that a Dio/Rainbow/Black Sabbath song would actually be used as the ending theme.
Not only was that hope dashed by not having a Dio song, but the song that was actually used was The Bangles’ Walk Like An Egyptian. One of the most baffling choices of all time. It’s boring, it was a downer at the end of each episode, and it’s what comes to mind when I think about bad 80s music. I’m including two songs for this topic – a Dio song that could have worked, and the song that didn’t work. (mini-spoiler for Stardust Crusaders: Holy Diver in action)
The ED for the second half of Stardust Crusaders wasn’t any better, but it at least didn’t serve as a boot to the face of what people wanted. And to clarify, Walk Like An Egyptian doesn’t make me angry, just upset and disappointed at what could have been. It’s lame.
The featured image is from FLCL.