Tetris - Russian folk song?
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8. Tetris - Russian folk song?
Classics don't come much bigger than this in video games, but it might surprise you to learn that it started life as a Russian folk song called Korobeiniki from the 19th century. Thanks to its tinny appearance in Nintendo's 1989 GameBoy classic, it's become affectionately known as 'The Tetris Song'. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra have recorded a jaunty little version of this one that's well worth exploring. Well, we couldn't leave this one out, could we?