Nintendo releases ‘Peaches’ from ‘Super Mario Bros Movie’ to radio

The short power ballad is performed by Jack Black

Jack Black has the shortest power ballad at radio with the release of “Peaches” from The Super Mario Bros. Movie. The song’s running time is 1:35 and has received more than 50 million streams and downloads since its release last month via Nintendo/Illumination/Back Lot Music.

The track is the No. 1 track on SiriusXM’s Kids Place and is rising on SiriusXM’s TikTok Radio. The song debuted at No. 83 on Billboard’s Hot 100, marking Black’s first solo entry on the chart, according to Billboard. The song also premiered at No. 6 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales with more 5.8 million US streams and six thousand downloads in its first week between April 7-13.

Black, who voices Bowser in the Nintendo/Illumination film adaptation of the popular video game franchise, co-wrote the song with Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic, Eric Osmond and John Spiker. The Super Mario Bros. Movie has catapulted to the No. 1 movie in the world, becoming the first billion-dollar-plus film of 2023 and the biggest video game adaptation in history.

A live action and animated music video have also been released.

The song was released in conjunction of the film opening on April 5th, which shot to the top of the global box office with over $300 million in its opening weekend. The film tells the story of Mario and Luigi’s journey through the Mushroom Kingdom.

The movie coincides with the opening of Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood which opened in February 2023. The highly immersive and interactive land features the signature ride, Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge, Toadstool Cafe, 1-Up Factory store, character meet and greets and a host of interactive gameplay, enhanced with the purchase of a Power Up band. The Music Universe recently visited the theme park and shared our experience on a recent episode of The Music Universe Podcast.

The Mario Brothers theme song has also made history as the first video game tune to enter the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry. It’s one of 25 new additions alongside Mariah Carey, Led Zeppelin and more in 2023.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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