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"Gotta Go Fast",[1] also called the "Sonic X Theme",[2][3] is the opening theme of the 4Kids Entertainment North American dub of Sonic X. It is used for all 78 episodes in the series, during the show's entire original run in the U.S. from 23 August 2003 to 6 May 2006. The full version is played during the intro and a shortened version is played during the end credits for all English versions. In the ending credits of certain English versions, the song can sometimes be heard high-pitched or low-pitched due to the 4% speed-up in certain countries.

A version of the song ran during commercial breaks as a music video of the band playing along with clips from the show. This version, alongside the original version, is featured on the album Music From 4Kids TV.

The song would later be included on True Blue: The Best of Sonic the Hedgehog.

Lyrics

Go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go
Gotta go fast, gotta go fast,
Gotta go faster, faster, faster, faster, faster
Movin' at speed of sound (make tracks)
Quickest hedgehog around
Got ourselves a situation, stuck in a new location,
Without any explanation, no time for relaxation!
Don't, don't, don't, don't, don't blink, don't think,
Just go, go, go, go, g-g-g-g-go, go!
N-n-n-n-n-n-na
N-n-n-n-n-n-na
Sonic, he's on the run!
Sonic, he's number one!
Sonic, he's comin' next,
So watch out... For Sonic X!
Gotta go fast (Sonic!), gotta go fast (Sonic!),
Gotta go faster, faster, faster, faster, faster!
Go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go!
So... (Sonic) nic... (Sonic) X,
Gotta go fast!
Gotta go fast!
Gotta go faster, faster, faster, faster,
Sonic X!

Ending version

Go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go
Gotta go faster, faster, faster, faster, faster
Movin' at speed of sound (make tracks)
Quickest hedgehog around
Got ourselves a situation, stuck in a new location,
Sonic, he's on the run!
Sonic, he's comin' next,
So watch out... For Sonic X!
So... (Sonic) nic... (Sonic) X,
Gotta go faster!
Gotta go fast!
Gotta go faster, faster, faster, faster,
Sonic X!

Clips

The opening video uses short clips from the following episodes:

Appearances

Connection to the show

  • Movin' at speed of sound, quickest hedgehog around - Sonic's ability to run at supersonic speed and also because he is the fastest living thing around.
  • Stuck in a new location, without any explanation, no time for relaxation - Sonic and the others being accidentally teleported to Earth by Chaos Control, and that they have to find the seven Chaos Emeralds before Eggman does.
  • Don't, don't, don't don't don't blink, don't think, just go, go, go, go, g-g-g-g-go, go! - Sonic acting fast without thinking too much.
  • Sonic, he's on the run - Sonic is always running.
  • Sonic, he's number one - Sonic being the main hero.
  • Sonic X - the name of the show itself.

Trivia

  • The name of the song has survived as an iconic Sonic catchphrase for over a decade after the initial release of Sonic X. It has been used in video game-related media to represent the Sonic the Hedgehog series and other fast-paced video games.

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Videos


References

  1. Sonic X Theme Song - Gotta Go Fast. Youtube. Anime! on TMS Official Channel. Retrieved on 24 January 2021.
  2. Music from 4Kids TV. AllMusic. Archived from the original on 9 February 2017.
  3. True Blue: The Best of Sonic the Hedgehog. VGMdb. Archived from the original on 25 November 2020.
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