Go Go Power Rangers

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"Go Go Power Rangers"
Single by Ron Wasserman
from the album Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Album: A Rock Adventure
Released US: December 2, 1994
UK: December 14, 1994
Format Cassette tape
Genre Heavy metal, power metal, thrash metal
Length 4:43
Label Saban Records[1]
Writer(s) Ron Wasserman
Producer(s) Ron Wasserman

"Go Go Power Rangers" is a single by Ron Wasserman who recorded the song as "Aaron Waters - The Mighty RAW". It was released by Saban Records (now Saban Music Group)[1] on CD and cassette formats in the US on December 2, 1994, and in the UK December 14, 1994. The song serves as the opening theme for the original Power Rangers series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, with a minor edit for Alien Rangers and a rearrangement for Power Rangers Zeo. Another rearrangement of the song is used for the 2011 season of the franchise, Power Rangers Samurai, changing "Go, Power Rangers! You Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers!" to "Rangers together! Samurai forever!", with a minor edit for Power Rangers Megaforce, changing to "Rangers forever, Megaforce all together!".

The song was composed and produced within a few hours after Wasserman viewed early footage of the original series.

Track list[edit]

Cassette tape
  1. Go Go Power Rangers (Euro Mix)
  2. Go Go Power Rangers (Original LP Long Version)

1995 film version[edit]

"Go Go Power Rangers"
Single by The Power Rangers Orchestra
from the album Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie: Original Soundtrack Album
Released May 30, 1995
Format cassette tape
Recorded Rumbo Recorders, Canoga Park, Los Angeles
Genre Heavy metal, Power metal
Length 5:03
Writer(s) Ron Westerman
Ron Kenan
Producer(s) Ron Neverlaid

For the 1995 film adaptation Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie a new arrangement of "Go Go Power Rangers" was recorded for the film's soundtrack. The song was performed by "The Power Rangers Orchestra": a collaboration that featured credits of Mr. Big front man Eric Martin, guitarist Tim Pierce, former Pablo Cruise bass player John Pierce, singer-pianist Kim Bullard, and then Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum.

Cover version[edit]

As part of his cover album Enson released in 2008, Masaaki Endoh of JAM Project recorded a cover of "Go Go Power Rangers".[2]

Newer versions[edit]

The song was again used as the main theme for Power Rangers Samurai and Power Rangers Super Samurai, and performed by Noam Kaniel. A different arrangement with a few altered lyrics, was used for the subsequent series, Power Rangers Megaforce, also performed by Kaniel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Saban Music Group". Saban. Retrieved 2009-07-20. [dead link]
  2. ^ Wasserman, Ron (2008). Go Go Power Rangers (CD) (in Japanese). Endoh, Masaaki. Japan: Lantis.