Csikós Post

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Csikós Post (pronounced [ˈt͡ʃikoːʃ ˈpoʃt], CHI-kosh posht) is a galop in the key of E minor by the German composer Hermann Necke (1850–1912). Csikós is a Hungarian mounted horse-herdsman; Hungarian Post is an acrobatic riding performance where the rider stands on the back of two horses and drives three more horses in front (pickaxe arrangement).

Hungarian Post riding performance

The melodic line in which the piece transitions to C major is a variation on a melody from Franz Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.

The piece has been used repeatedly in video games including Yoshi's Cookie for Super NES (as Action Music B), Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix (as Fishing Frenzy),[1][2] Nintendogs + Cats (used as a music record which you could buy at the store), and Daigasso! Band Brothers (as Athletic Medley). It is also present in the music games O2Jam and pop'n music FEVER! and was also used as background music in the Family Computer game Downtown Nekketus Kōshinkyoku and in the opening sequence of its sequel Bikkuri Nekketsu Shin Kiroku! (released in North America as Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge).

The song has been remixed in Sexy Parodius (as Sonic Speed Bath) and by the group BanYa for the Pump It Up series.[3][4] A version with parody lyrics was included in the 2001 Hong Kong animated movie My Life as McDull.[5]


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