In The Super Mario Bros., Bowser wrote a passionate devotion to Princess Peach. The song “Peaches” from the movie, which Jack Black co-wrote and sang, has debuted on the Billboard Hot 100.
It’s a catchy song.
The Super Mario Bros. franchise has been a beloved part of pop culture for over three decades, captivating generations of gamers with its colorful characters, whimsical world, and addictive gameplay. Now, a new chapter in the franchise is set to unfold with the release of the Super Mario Bros. movie in 2022.
Produced by Illumination Entertainment and Nintendo, the movie boasts a star-studded cast and promises to bring the beloved characters to life in a way that’s never been seen before.
Fans of the game series are eagerly anticipating the film’s release, hoping that it lives up to the legacy of the iconic franchise.
The central theme of “Peaches” is Bowser’s unrequited love. What about the object of his admiration? Princess Peach, the monarch of the Mushroom Kingdom, is voiced by Anya Taylor Joy.
Black, the movie’s directors Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, as well as Eric Osmond and John Spiker, all contributed to the song’s writing.
In the movie, Bowser can be heard playing the ballad loudly at his piano. Peach, you’re so cool, and along with my star, we’re gonna rule, he sings. Peach, know that I will adore you no matter what. Bowser is heard comically singing “Peaches” in a variety of keys during the chorus, saying, “Princess Peach, at the end of the line, I’ll make you mine.” Mario, Luigi, and a Donkey Kong, too, he continues. A thousand Koopas armies couldn’t hold me in check.
Listen to the song here:
It might even get an Oscar’s
The first song in Black’s solo career to appear on the Hot 100 chart, “Peaches” debuted at No. 83 this week, according to a tweet from Billboard. As a member of the rock group Tenacious D, which appeared in the film of the same name, he previously had his chart debut at No. 78 with the song “The Pick of Destiny” in 2006.
The Super Mario Bros. was played that week. When the film’s directors Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic approached him about it a year into the voice recording process,. Eventually, after learning of Bowser’s sensitive side, he produced the song with John Spiker, who he had previously worked with on Tenacious.
As Black recalled, “I submitted it back to them and they were like, yes, they were over the moon. And then I was very stoked. And then I was also like, is this really going to be in the movie? And then by God, they put it in the movie.
And is “Peaches” vying for award-winning success as well? It is doable. It is eligible for contention for the Oscar for Best Original Song, Universal has told Variety.
The “Peaches” single is available on 7″ vinyl as the A side (the “Mario Brothers Rap” is on the B side), as well as on the soundtrack to the Super Mario Bros. movie on online music platforms.