Mortal Kombat Theme Song

For the franchise

Here’s another one of those franchises gone wild.

I guess it would be hard to discuss everything released in the name of Mortal Kombat—games, films, series—so let’s just stick to what matters.

It all started with Mortal Kombat: The Album, the soundtrack that accompanied the home versions of the popular arcade game series. The soundtrack is by the band  The Immortals, a project band consisting of Belgian electronic musicians Maurice Engelen and Oliver Adams. Two tracks from this album would later be regarded as the themes: track 5 entitled “Techno Syndrome (Mortal Kombat)” and track 10 entitled “Hypnotic House (Mortal Kombat)”.

Below are the two songs in its original album form.

However, because of its use in the 1995 film (also made it to the soundtrack), “Techno Syndrome (Mortal Kombat)” became universally-recognized as “the Mortal Kombat theme song.” Plus, the song dates back to 1993 when it was released as part of the original Mortal Kombat single.

Below are the lyrics of the song.

Mortal Kombat theme song lyrics

Test your might
Test your might
Fight
Mortal Kombat

Finish him – Excellent

Kano, Liu Kang, Rayden, Johnny Cage, Scorpion, Sub Zero, Sonya,
Mortal Kombat

Fight – Mortal Kombat
Finish him – Excellent

Kano, Liu Kang, Rayden, Johnny Cage, Scorpion, Sub Zero, Sonya,
Mortal Kombat

Excellent, excellent
Excellent, excellent

Fight, test your might

The official soundtrack of the first film actually had a remixed version of “Techno Syndrome” which they dubbed the “7” Mix”. Below is the song as it appears in the album.

The sequel film, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, also released a soundtrack. Yet another remix of the song made its way, this time they dubbed it “Encounter The Ultimate”. Below is the song taken from the second soundtrack.

Really, the differences in the mixes are subtle.

You might also be looking for the themes to the television shows (I doubt it), so let’s include them as well.

First is the animated series Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm from 1996. Below is its intro.

Then the 1998-1999 television series Mortal Kombat: Konquest. Below is its opening sequence.

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