The History of Angry Birds Music + a Preview of “On Finn Ice” by Apocalyptica

It’s a foregone conclusion that if you are reading this here on the Nest, then you are a fan of Angry Birds games.  While we all enjoy the gameplay, it’s easy to overlook just how much effort Rovio puts into these games.  Character design, sound effects, logos and other items tend to get taken for granted.

One area that Rovio puts a lot of work into are the soundtracks.  From the original Angry Birds theme by Ari Pulkkinen to the Vince DiCola score for Angry Birds Transformers, you can’t help but to be impressed at the amount of work put in by Rovio and their collaborators.  Slash, Apocalyptica, Green Day. There was even talk of a KISS/Angry Birds game at one point.

What you may not know is that there are several several albums and singles you can purchase and download from Rovio. Whether you enjoy video game music or just love Angry Birds, there are a lot of choices to choose from, which are listed below.  For the purposes of this article, the list focuses solely on Rovio songs available in iTunes.  While other music sites may have a few of these available, iTunes seems to be the best, most complete repository.

Albums

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Singles

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And here’s the latest, offering a preview of the upcoming collaboration with Visit Finland and Apocalyptica, is the Angry Birds theme, performed by “Aporkalyptica”:

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Apocalyptica - Angry Birds Theme - Single 6

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A few other honorable mentions:

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For the überfan, Rovio also offers several Angry Birds ringtones, available only through the iTunes store app on your mobile device (not available through the desktop app):

Angry Birds

  • Angry Birds Singing
  • Angry Birds Powerup
  • Angry Birds Whistle
  • Angry Birds Season’s Greetings
  • Angry Birds Okdskool
  • Angry Birds Pigs #2
  • Angry Birds Space Characters
  • Angry Birds Pigs #1
  • Angry Birds Space Warp
  • Angry Birds Surf

Rovio Entertainment, Inc.

  • Angry Birds Original
  • Angry Birds Summer Pignic
  • Angry Birds Space Theme (Slash Cover)
  • Bad Piggies Theme
  • Angry Birds Go Green, Get Lucky
  • Angry Birds Easter Eggs
  • Angry Birds Moon Festival
  • Angry Birds Cherry Blossoms Chiptune
  • Angry Birds Wreck the Halls #1
  • Angry Birds Funk
  • Angry Birds Hogs and Kisses

Rovio Mobile

  • Angry Birds Theme
  • Angry Birds Mooncake Theme

Miscellaneous

Additional official ringtones can be downloaded from the Angry Birds Drinks site:

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Are you a Piggy Island musicophile? Do you have any Angry Birds music on your MP3 player? Any to add to the list that we missed? Sound off in the comments below!

Tags: Apocalyptica, Green Day, Music, On Finn Ice, Slash
Category: Angry Birds News & Updates, Blog, News

    Comments (14)

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    By Bad piggies (@bad-piggies-2)

    @dr-omega I found this on Ari Pulkkinen youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qbrgo3vPBdQ

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    By Bad piggies (@bad-piggies-2)

    Sorry, now i saw that you already added it

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    By Bad piggies (@bad-piggies-2)
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    By PK (@pokemonguy93)

    Funny, i actually did a comment to the video about 2 years ago! This sure brings back memories!

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    By PK (@pokemonguy93)

    Also another comment about 2 years ago too.

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    By Les Toreadors (@les-toreadors)

    Squee! I have the Shuffle & Spawn vinyl. But no player. Fail!

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    By wrw01 (@wrw01)

    Great post dr-omego
    Very educational and informative as usual. Did not realize there was this much music behind the games.

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    By Polytronic (@habink)

    Not Angry Birds music, but still Video Game music, I give an honorable mention to Disasterpeace for their amazing work on the FEZ soundtrack.

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    By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

    What about the Audi (or some other car) ad with AB theme on classical guitar?

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    By Joey (@joeyba)

    you always bring us interesting articles @les-toreadors. love the new information we just read.

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    By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

    @joeyba@les-toreadors is great, but I wrote this particular article. Did you mean to post this in another article’s talkback?

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    By Joey (@joeyba)

    @dr-omega I’m so sorry!! I read the 2 articles by you and @les-toreadors on Iphone and I made this stupid mistake. My apologies to you..
    However I still think it’s a great article :)

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    By Josm (@josm)

    Great article @dr-omega Shuffle & Spawn is still one of my favorite songs. I like the new one for seasons too

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    By Josm (@josm)

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