Hello, denizens of Orange Islands! I'm here to shamelessly plug my friend's band alert to you that an old bandmate of mine is in a band, On Being Human, that is doing a series of videogame medleys. So far they have recorded and played live a Super Metroid medley and have played and are in the process of recording one for GoldenEye 64. I asked him if he could do a Pokemon one and he said sure, but having not played the games before, he left the song selection up to me, and allowed me to choose up to 6. But who am I to dictate what the best and most rockin' Pokemon songs are? I have a legion of fellow Pokemon fans in Orange Islands that, with their combined intimate knowledge of the Pokemon games, can help me sort through the hundreds of songs throughout the Pokemon videogame series and pick the best ones! I'd like to restrict the song choices to the main cartridge series: Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow, Gold/Silver/Crystal, Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald/FireRed/LeafGreen, Diamond/Pearl/Platinum/HeartGold/SoulSilver, and Black(2)/White(2). Also, I think we can all agree on this, but I definitely want the first song to be the theme from the intro screen to RBY (Nidorino vs. Gengar). It's totally rockin' and signifies the beginning of an era for most of us. The remaining five songs can come from each generation. We'll start with Generation 1 nominations. Each person must submit up to three songs. If you are unfamiliar with this generation, you don't have to vote. Nominations will run for a week or until there are a reasonable amount of nominations. Here is what your ballot will look like: <Song title 1> <youtube embed> <song title 2> <youtube embed> <song title 3> <youtube embed> At the end of the nomination round, I will make a poll so we can vote for the best song from Generation 1, then we'll start the next round. Please feel free to discuss yours and others' submissions. This is a community project, so let's work together to make the best heavy metal Pokemon opus in the world!