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Kingdom Hearts series music drops to #188 in Classic FM's Hall of Fame 2018
Yoko Shimomura is the world's most famous female video game music composer. Her Kingdom Hearts soundtrack accompanies the main character Sora on his search for friends in various virtual worlds. Shimomura's works have become a regular fixture in video game concerts and music from several of her games have been arranged for solo piano. Combining two seemingly disparate properties into one cohesive work might sound impossible, but Kingdom Hearts manages to blend the intricate stories of developer Square Enix with the beloved characters of Disney with ease. Although the main theme comes from Japanese singer Hikaru Utada, it is Yoko Shimomura's work on the score that has made an indelible mark on gamers worldwide. Creating music that sits alongside Disney classics from Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and The Nightmare Before Christmas, Shimomura's themes blend perfectly with the fun and surprising sights on offer.
This is the 4th straight year that Yoko has made an appearance on the Classic FM Hall of Fame. In 2015, she placed 30th while in 2016 she placed 31st. In 2017, she finished 119th.
Other musical compositions that have been showcased in the Kingdom Hearts series have also made it into the top 300 list for Hall of Fame 2018, including the following:
- "A Night on the Bare Mountain" ranked at no. 274
- "Pirates of the Carribean: Curse of the Black Pearl" ranked at no. 201
- "Final Fantasy Series (including One-Winged Angel)" ranked at no. 99
- "Nutcracker" ranked at no. 13
- "Symphony no. 6 in F Major Op.68 (Pastoral)" ranked at no. 7