Donkey Konga

Namco's Donkey Konga series are music games, released on the Nintendo GameCube, which use a bongo-impersonating peripheral. They can be considered spin-offs of the voluminous Taiko no Tatsujin series, also by Namco, since both have very similar mechanics and rhythm notation. What is really wonderful about them is that apart from taking input from hitting the tops of the drums, they have a microphone built in to sense clapping!

Aside from Nintendo's Jungle Beat, these are the only games to support the Gamecube bongos. The series would get a huge nod in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, as Donkey Kong's most powerful move requires the player to tap a button to the rhythm.

Track list

Each region's (Japan, North America, and PAL) games have their own track lists, with some overlap. While the NA/PAL versions have some pretty awful stuff, the Japanese versions have some decently fun J-Pop and anime themes. The third Japanese game (unreleased in the West) even has some Famicom music from Namco and Nintendo games—original versions, not covers.

You can reach Youtube clips of some songs by clicking on their title.

Donkey Konga

Title Artist Region Notes
森のくまさん
(The Bear in the Forest)
- JP Japanese version of the American folk song The Other Day, I Met a Bear
クラリネットをこわしちゃった
(I Have Broken My Clarinet)
- JP Japanese version of the French folk song J'ai perdu le do de ma clarinette
大きな古時計
(Big Grandfather's Clock)
Henry Clay Work JP Japanese version of American folk song My Grandfather's Clock
ひょっこりひょうたん島
(Unexpected Gourd Island)
- JP ひょっこりひょうたん Opening Theme
We are the ONE~僕らはひとつ~
(We are the Ones)
Akira Kushida JP Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger Ending Theme
ハム太郎とっとこうた
(Hamtaro's Trotting Song)
- JP Hamtaro First Opening Theme
アドバンス・アドベンチャー
(Advance Adventure)
- JP Pokémon First Opening Theme
カービィ!
(Kirby!)
- JP Kirby of the Stars Second Opening Theme
伝説のスタフィー
(The Legendary Starfy)
- JP Stafy Commercial Song
愛のうた
(The Love Song)
- JP Pikmin Commercial Song
またあえる日まで
(Until the Day We Meet Again)
Yuzu JP Doraemon (1979) Eighth Ending Theme
風のららら
(The Wind's Lalala)
Mai Kuraki JP Detective Conan Twelfth Opening Theme
♡桃色片想い♡
(♡ Peach Colored Unrequited Love ♡)
Aya Matsuura JP -
ミニモニ。ジャンケンぴょん!
(Paper, Rock, Hop!)
Minimoni JP -
明日があるさ
(There is Always Tomorrow)
Kyu Sakamoto, Hachidai Nakamura & Yukio Aoshima JP -
恋のダンスサイト
(The Dance Site of Love)
Morning Musume JP Also appears in Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan
Fly high Ayumi Hamasaki JP -
SHAKE SMAP JP -
DESIRE ‐情熱‐ Akina Nakamori JP -
COLORS Hikaru Utada JP -
明日への扉
(Door to Tomorrow)
I Wish JP Ride Together Opening Theme
Love Somebody Yuji Oda JP Bayside Shakedown Ending Theme
THE GALAXY EXPRESS 999 - JP Galaxy Express 999 Theme Song
マシュ・ケ・ナダ
(Mas que Nada)
Jorge Ben JP -
ラ・バンバ
(La Bamba)
Ritchie Valens JP In Donkey Konga 2 in NA and PAL
マンボNo.5
(Mambo No. 5)
Dámaso Pérez Prado JP -
オクラホマミキサー
(Oklahoma Mixer)
- JP A slower and more orchestral version of the American folk song Turkey in the Straw
Piano Sonata No. 11 (Turkish March) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart JP, NA, PAL -
Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor Johannes Brahms JP, NA, PAL -
Super Mario Theme Koji Kondo JP, NA, PAL -
Monkey Rap - JP -
Donkey Konga Theme - JP, NA, PAL -
Diddy's Ditties - NA Medley of Happy Birthday, Itsy Bitsy Spider, and Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Bingo - NA Also appears in the JP version of Donkey Konga 3
Campfire Medley - NA Medley of I've Been Working on the Railroad, She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain, and Yankee Doodle.
Pokémon Theme - NA Series' first opening theme
Kirby: Right Back At Ya - NA -
We Will Rock You Queen NA -
Like Wow Leslie Carter NA -
Wild Thing The Troggs NA, PAL -
I Think I Love You The Partridge Family NA -
Louie Louie Richard Berry NA, PAL -
The Loco-Motion Little Eva NA, PAL Also appears in the JP version of Donkey Konga 3
Shining Star Earth, Wind & Fire NA -
All the Small Things Blink-182 NA, PAL -
Rock This Town Stray Cats NA -
You Can't Hurry Love The Supremes NA, PAL -
Right Here, Right Now Jesus Jones NA -
Dancing in the Street Martha and the Vandellas NA, PAL -
Rock Lobster The B-52's NA -
Stupid Cupid Neil Sedaka NA -
The Impression That I Get The Mighty Mighty Bosstones NA, PAL -
What I Like About You The Romantics NA -
Whip It Devo NA -
Busy Child The Crystal Method NA, PAL -
Para Los Rumberos Tito Puente NA, PAL -
Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing) Louis Prima NA, PAL -
Oye Como Va Tito Puente NA, PAL -
On the Road Again Willie Nelson NA -
DK Rap - NA, PAL -
The Legend of Zelda Theme Koji Kondo NA, PAL -
Alright Supergrass PAL -
Canned Heat Jamiroquai PAL -
Don't Stop Me Now Queen PAL -
Tubthumping Chumbawamba PAL -
99 Red Balloons Nena PAL -
I Want You Back The Jackson 5 PAL -
Cosmic Girl Jamiroquai PAL -
Richard III Supergrass PAL -
Lady Marmalade Labelle PAL -
September Earth, Wind & Fire PAL -
Back For Good Take That PAL -
Donkey Kong Country Theme - PAL -
Rainbow Cruise - PAL -
Super Smash Bros. Melee Opening - PAL -

Donkey Konga 2

Title Artist Region Notes
Donkey-Kong-A-Go-Go!! - JP -
ゼルダの伝説 ラテンフュージョン
(The Legend of Zelda) - Latin Fusion
Koji Kondo JP -
スーパードンキーコングのテーマ
(Super Donkey Kong Theme)
- JP -
アルプス一万尺
(10,000 Feet up the Alps)
- JP To the tune of Yankee Doodle
おしえて
(Tell Me)
- JP Heidi, Girl of the Alps Opening Theme
マジンガーZ
(Mazinger Z)
- JP Mazinger Z Opening Theme
ドラえもんのうた
(Doraemon's Song)
- JP Doraemon (1979 Series) Opening Theme
おどるポンポコリン
(Dancing Pompokolin)
B.B.クイーンズ JP Chibi Maruko-chan First Ending Theme
Realize Nami Tamaki JP Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Fourth Opening Theme
ビバ★ロック
(Viva ★ Rock)
Orange Range JP Naruto Third Ending Theme
WILD CHALLENGER Jindou JP Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo First Opening Theme
DANZEN!ふたりはプリキュア
(Absolutely! We are Pretty Cure)
Mayumi Gojo JP
ハッスル
(Hustle)
Koichi Yamadera JP Incredible Zorori Opening Theme
チャレンジャー!!
(Challenger!!)
Rica Matsumoto JP Pokémon: Advanced Generation Second Opening Theme
特捜戦隊デカレンジャー サイキックラバー JP Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger (Series) Opening Theme
種のうた
(The Seed Song)
ストロベリー・フラワー JP Pikmin 2 (GameCube Game) Commercial Song
愛のために。
(For the Sake of Love)
Aya Ueto JP Aim for the Ace! (Drama) Ending Theme
ラッキーチャチャチャ!
(Lucky Cha Cha Cha!)
Minimoni JP Minimoni's Town Musicians of Bremen (Drama) Ending Theme
さくらんぼ
(Cherries)
Ai Otsuka JP -
AMBITIOUS JAPAN! Tokio JP -
Go Girl ~恋のヴィクトリー~
(Go Girl (Victory of Love))
Morning Musume JP -
WAになっておどろう
(Let's Dance in a Circle)
V6 JP -
Secret Base ~君がくれたもの~
(Secret Base (What You Gave Me))
Zone JP -
Yeah!めっちゃホリディ
(Yeah! Super Holiday)
Aya Matsuura JP -
全部だきしめて
(Embracing Every Bit of You)
KinKi Kids JP -
Over Drive Judy and Mary JP -
ダイナマイト
(Dynamite)
SMAP JP -
モンキーマジック
(Monkey Magic)
Godiego JP Monkey (Television Series) Opening Theme
Guantanamera Joseíto Fernández JP -
Trepak Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky JP, NA, PAL The Nutcracker Suite
Habanera Georges Bizet JP, NA, PAL Carmen Suite
Minute Waltz Frédéric Chopin JP, NA Waltz No. 6 in D-flat major, Petit chien
蛍の光
(Glow of a Firefly)
Robert Burns JP AKA Auld Lang Syne
Donkey Konga 2 Theme - NA, PAL -
La Bamba Ritchie Valens NA, PAL In the first Japanese Donkey Konga
Bombastic Shaggy NA, PAL -
No More Drama Mary J Blige NA -
Come Clean Hilary Duff NA -
Born Too Slow The Crystal Method NA -
I Don't Want To Know (If You Don't Want Me) The Donnas NA, PAL -
Unpretty TLC NA -
Hit 'em Up Style (Oops!) Blu Cantrell NA -
It's Been a While Staind NA LOL
Send the Pain Below Chevelle NA -
High Roller The Crystal Method NA -
Pieces Boobastank NA -
Headstrong Trapt NA -
Why Don't We Fall in Love Amerie NA -
Full Moon Brandy Norwood NA -
U Don't Have to Call Usher NA -
Rock the Boat Aaliyah NA -
Predictable Good Charlotte NA, PAL -
The Anthem Good Charlotte NA -
Drive Incubus NA, PAL -
Wish You Were Here Incubus NA -
Trouble Pink NA, PAL -
Road Trip Stereogram NA -
Sidewalks Story of the Year NA, PAL -
Losing My Religion REM NA, PAL -
Shiny Happy People REM NA, PAL -
All Star Smash Mouth NA, PAL -
Contact Roger Sanchez NA, PAL -
Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye Steam NA, PAL -
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
(A Little Night Music)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart PAL Serenade No. 13 in G-Major. Appears in the third Japanese entry.
William Tell Overture Cioachino Rossini PAL William Tell
Green Greens - PAL Super Smash Bros. version
Super Mario Bros. 3 Theme - PAL Super Smash Bros. version
Pokémon Main Theme - PAL Super Smash Bros. version
Mute City Theme - PAL Super Smash Bros. version
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood Santa Esmeralda PAL -
La Cucaracha - PAL -
Mansize Rooster Supergrass PAL -
Pumping on your Stereo Supergrass PAL -
I'm a Slave 4 U Britney Spears PAL -
Are You Ready For Love? Elton John PAL -
Runaway Train Soul Asylum PAL -
Don't Let Me Get To Me Pink PAL -
Breakfast at Tiffany's Deep Blue Something PAL -
Enjoy the Silence Depeche Mode PAL -
Jungle Boogie Cool & The Gang PAL -
That's the Way (I Like It) KC and the Sunshine Band PAL -

Donkey Konga 3

Japan only.

The break separates the Famicom music. FIXME The Famicom tracks still need artist credits and maybe Youtube links.

Title Artist Notes
バナナ天国
(Banana Heaven)
-
明日になったら・・・
(When Tomorrow Comes…)
- Donkey Kong Country Opening Theme (Japanese Dub)
タッチ
(Touch)
- Touch First Opening Theme
CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA Hironobu Kageyama Dragon Ball Z First Opening Theme
オラはにんきもの
(I'm Such a Popular Kid)
- Crayon Shin-chan Third Opening Theme
めざせポケモンマスター
(Aim to Be a Pokémon Master)
Rica Matsumoto Pokémon First Opening Theme
来て来てあたしンち Aya Hirayama Atashin'chi First Ending Theme
ファイアーエムブレム
(Fire Emblem Theme)
Yuka Tsujiyoko Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade (GBA Game) Commercial Song
ドレミファだいじょーぶ
(Do-Re-Mi-Fa All Right)
B.B.クイーンズ The First Errand (Series) Theme Song
いい湯だな
(What a Nice Hot Spring)
- -
ヨーデル食べ放題
(All-You-Can-Eat Yodel)
- -
マツケンサンバⅡ
(Matsuken Samba II)
- -

(Flower)
Orange Range -
Happy Days Ai Otsuka -
バカサバイバー
(Baka Survivor)
ウルフルズ Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo (Anime) Second Opening Theme
START Rina Aiuchi Detective Conan (Anime) Fourteenth Opening Theme
青春狂騒曲
(Youth's Rhapsody)
Sambomaster Naruto (Anime) Firth Opening Theme
ignited-イグナイテッド-\\(Ignited (T.M.Revolution)) - Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny (Anime) First Opening Theme
ロコローション
(Locomotion)
Orange Range A cover of the Gerry Goffin / Carole King song.
リライト
(Rewrite)
Asian Kung-Fu Generation Fullmetal Alchemist (Anime) Fourth Opening Theme
君にBUMP
(I Bump You)
ケツメイシ -
GO!!! Flow Naruto (Anime) Fourth Opening Theme
これが私の生きる道
(This is the Street Where We Live)
Puffy AmiYumi Known in America as That's The Way It Is
TOMORROW Mayo Okamoto -
手のひらを太陽に
(Face Your Hand Towards the Sun)
- -
BINGO - Also appears in the first NA release
ラ・クカラーチャ
(The Cockroach)
- Also appears in the second PAL release
ウィリアム・テル
(William Tell Overture)
Gioachino Rossini William Tell. Also appears in the second PAL release
アイネクライネナハトムジーク
(A Little Night Music)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade No. 13 in G-Major. Also appears in the second PAL release
エンターテイナー
(The Entertainer)
Scott Joplin -
大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズDX
(Great Melee Smash Brothers DX Opening)
- Super Smash Bros. Melee (GameCube) Track No. 0: Opening
こちら★モナピザ
(This here is Mona Pizza)
- WarioWare: Twisted! (GBA) Mona Pizza's Song
ジャングルビート
(Jungle Beat Theme)
Mahito Yokota Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (GameCube) Title Theme
スターフォックス
(Star Fox's Theme
Yoshie Arakawa & Yoshinori Kawamoto Star Fox: Assault (GameCube) Main Theme
DONKEY'S GROOVE - Donkey Konga 3 (GameCube) Theme Song
見よ、勇者は帰る
(See, the Conqu’ring Hero Comes!)
Judas Maccabaeus -
Famicom music
Title Artist Notes
ドンキーコンガ
(Donkey Konga)
- Donkey Konga Theme 8-Bit Edition
MAPPY - -
PAC-MAN - -
Dig Dug - -
ドルアーガの塔
(The Tower of Druaga)
- -
SkyKid - -
スーパーマリオブラザーズ 地上BGM
(Super Mario Bros. (Ground Theme))
- -
スーパーマリオブラザーズ 水中BGM
(Super Mario Bros. (Underwater Theme))
- -
ゼルダの伝説
(The Legend of Zelda)
- Family Computer Disk System Version
バルーンファイト
(Balloon Fight)
- -
ドクターマリオ
Dr. Mario
- -
スーパーマリオブラザーズ3
(Super Mario Bros. 3)
- -
星のカービィ 夢の泉の物語
(Kirby's Adventure)
- -
謎の村雨城
(The Mysterious Murasame Castle)
- -
パルテナの鏡
(Kid Icarus)
- -
マリオブラザーズ
(Mario Bros.)
- -
XEVIOUS - -
ドンキーコング
(Donkey Kong)
- -
ドンキーコングJR.
(Donkey Kong Jr.)
- -
クルクルランド
(Clu Clu Land)
- -
アイスクライマー
(Ice Climber)
- -
 
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