If I were to say, “I want to be the very best,” most of you would be able to finish the lyric and then recite the rest of the song, because the Pokémon theme is just that memorable. Obviously, somebody had to go in and record the song for the ’90s TV series, but putting a face to a voice you’ve heard since you were 5 years old can be a tad overwhelming.
Jason Paige, the original singer of the catchy tune — which Spotify revealed had a listener increase of 382 percent over last weekend, thanks to Pokémon Go — recently uploaded a video to his YouTube channel of himself recording the song, and it’s a nostalgia overload.
Personally, I love just how into it he gets, because that’s basically how everyone looks when they jam out to it in a bar at 3 in the morning. It’s simply a classic and will never, nor should ever, go out of style.