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The greatest floppy disk drive choruses


If you've arrived here thinking "What's a floppy disk?", stop right now. You're going to make us feel very old.

Ever since data moved beyond the floppy disk format, the electronic grinds of floppy drives have ceased to echo through offices. Or so we thought.

A clan of YouTube enthusiasts have turned this defunct hardware into the ultimate computer instrument, harnessing their unseemly vibrations to create amazing floppy bands.

With MrSolidSnake745 recently releasing his most recent video game theme tune adaptation (see below), we thought we'd collect together some of the greatest floppy disk drive choruses out there.

Final Fantasy VII - Those Who Fight Further

Creator: MrSolidSnake745

Commissioned for an exhibition at the Nexon Computer Museum in South Korea, this rendition of Final Fantasy VII's Those Who Fight Further has been created for a staggering 16 floppy drives. Never has a 16 part harmony sounded so majestic.


Street Fighter - Guile's Theme

Creator: MrSolidSnake745

Ready? Fight!


Star Wars - The Imperial March

Creator: Sammy1Am

The Imperial March was one of the first tracks to attract the attention of floppy drive enthusiasts. This version for eight drives manages to lend a suitable level of 'umph' to proceedings.


Super Mario Bros

Creator: minihuime

The video game theme of all time translates wonderfully to the stuttering, jolting tones of a chorus of floppy drives. That's it, we're off to dig out the NES.


Pachelbel's Canon in D Major

Creator: MrSolidSnake745

Another from the floppy wizard (ahem) that is MrSolidSnake745, this is by far his most accomplished classical adaptation. Would Pachelbel have wanted to hear his masterful work murdered by eight floppy drives? Yes, obviously.


Soft Cell - Tainted Love

Creator: Gigawipf

An '80s classic reborn. Gigawipf ups the ante by adding a hard drive to his line up of floppy drives. All together now...


Daft Punk - Aerodynamic

Creator: MrSolidSnake745

Trust us on this one, but Daft Punk sounds just as good on floppy drives as they do on their usual digital instruments. Another gem from MrSolidSnake745, we're keeping our fingers crossed the robotic DJs incorporate a floppy chorus number into future gigs.

(Images: Shutterstock, YouTube)



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