Apparently, there’s a song in the movie Vanilla Sky called “All the Right Friends” by R.E.M. which bears more than a little resemblance to Elec Man’s stage music from Mega Man 1. I have to admit I really don’t know what to make of this, whether someone at Capcom really likes R.E.M. or it’s just some sort of bizarre coincidence, but here you go. (As near as I can tell this song was released long before Rockman 1 was ever made, so if anyone did any conscious borrowing it had to have been on Capcom’s side.)

Thanks to Phoojoeniam for this.

Note: For copyright reasons I cannot include the entire song; however the 30 seconds that I’m legally allowed to post is more than sufficient to highlight the similarities. For comparison purposes, I’ve also posted the original Elec Man song in all its NES glory.

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