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Top Ride: Light

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Top Ride: Light
Sample of "Top Ride: Light".
Debut appearance Kirby Air Ride (2003)
Composer(s) Hirokazu Ando, Jun Ishikawa, Shogo Sakai or Tadashi Ikegami
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"Top Ride: Light" (capitalized as "Top Ride: LIGHT" in the Sound Test) is a theme that plays in the Top Ride Light course in Kirby Air Ride. It is unlocked in the Sound Test by completing the Checklist objective "Race more than 100 laps!" in the Light course.


A starlight race.

"Top Ride: Light" is a fast-paced techno-sounding theme in D minor and 4/4. For the most part, it features a repetitive phrase consisting of two descending fifths, backed by alternating dominant and subdominant basses (A and B-flat) with vocals, and a less audible response to the phrase in the corresponding function. The synth melody is bright and hopeful, featuring an initial rising octave in B-flat major, almost struggling for prevailance over D minor. This melody is ephemeral, as is the major, and the original phrase returns. Eventually, an improvisational development of the melody sounds, now hinting less at major. Once it ends, the pulsation halts, and the major harmonies of the now absent melody arrive as a light intermission. After this, the track loops.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウエライド:光
Ue raido: Hikari
Top Ride: Light
French Top Ride: LIGHT -
Italian Top Ride: LIGHT -