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There are several different types of ponies out there...unicorns, pegasi, earth ponies, sea ponies...
...alicorns
...changlings, by some definition.

This week's theme: pick the best type of pony and write a song about WHY it's the best.

Maybe the ability to fly is better than having dexterous magic. Maybe being stuck on the moon for 1000 years is worth the wings and the magic. You decide.

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You have ONE WEEK to create ONE (original, remix, or whatever) in response to the theme. Songs cannot be longer than 8 minutes. (Anything longer will be skipped and/or deleted.)
Get your entry in by Saturday 5/26/2012 6:00pm, then head to irc (or the flash link if you like pony emoticons) for a sync-listen!
Start: 5/19/2012 9:40pm|Deadline: 5/26/2012 6:00pm|Voting ends: 6/2/2012 8:00pm

Additional notes: The Direct Link option has been replaced with with EqBeats.


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One Sea Pony Marshmelon 5/26/2012 6:53:32pm No.23 - Score: 8
Uploading almost as hard as mixing.




Applejinx !tDashiepow 5/26/2012 6:00:03pm No.22 - Score: 6
Equestria is filled with wonders, marvels fill the air
And by that I'm referrin' to variety of mares
Yep! Pretty mares a-plenty, to wink and catch your eye
Oh, yes, I saw you lookin', don't even think ta lie!
The unicorns and pegasuses got you in a whirl
Them ponies, they git up to stuff to set your mane a-curl
Seems like an earth pony is not the fanciest you'll find
Well, let me tell you jes' one reason I'm a special kind

I'm yours I'm yours
I ain't some faithless fancy hor ...se
Aw, sugarcube, I'm yours

Well, ain't that pretty Lyra mighty easy on the eyes
And our Princess Celestia will make your sunshine rise
You'll gaze at Luna wishin' you could cross those many miles
You'll willin'ly come back to earth for Fluttershy's sweet smiles
The elegance of Rarity ain't nothin' I can fight
And I don't have ta tell you 'bout the magic of Twilight
Oh, Derpy done won all our hearts, of that I can't deny
And lordy, how that Rainbow Dash can light up that there sky, but

I'm yours I'm yours
I ain't some faithless fancy hor ...se
Aw, sugarcube, I'm yours

I see your eyes a wanderin', gives me quite an ache
But it takes more than that to git earth pony heart to break
It's just your wild oats a talkin', doing what they do
And I will never fail to see th' deeper part of you
So dally with the unicorns, fly with pegasi
Well, I can't do them fancy things and I won't even try
I understand you when you wander, but please come on home
For I will always love you and you know it in your bones

I'm yours I'm yours
I ain't some faithless fancy hor ...se
Aw, sugarcube, I'm yours






I'm An Earth Pony Hergest Ridge 5/26/2012 10:40:34am No.13 - Score: 5
I tried to go for a slightly more humorous take on the subject, but I still feel like Earth Ponies are actually the most important of all.

Lyrics:


You may hear about them fancy
Horn-headed Unicorns freaks
Our history books are all filled
With this race's feats
You may even hear about pegasi
And how they can all fly
But I'm quite happy
Just to be an Earth Pony

Farmer from father to sons,
Hooves deep in the dirt or sand
Connected to all of nature,
Truly children of the land
Who needs magic or flying
When your talent is food-making
Yes I'm quite happy
Because I'm an Earth Pony

I'm stronger than all of my
Unicorns and pegasi friends
Or at least I would be
If I actually trained
And Unicorn magic
Would still do way better than me
But I'm still happy
Just to be an Earth Pony

When I was just a little colt
I'd sometimes get envious
Of my friends's horn and wings
I'd sometimes tell my father
That I was feeling pretty jealous
And he'd just say "that's just the way it is"

"With both parents being Unicorn,
You'd think the kid would be one"
He'd sarcastically say to me.
I'm still not sure what daddy meant
But I somehow felt like
He was not too happy
That I was an Earth Pony

As I got older, cutie marks
On my friend's flanks would appear
As what they wanted to do in life
Started becoming clear

All of my unicorns friends
Would develop some unique spell
Closely related to whatever job they liked
The Pegasi tended to cover
Every imaginable field
From helping animals to clearing the skies
But Earth Ponies know
What's truly important in life

I don't need no wings to fly
Or spend my life up in the sky
And I don't need no spell
To dig for expensive gems
Working for everypony
Is all I ever need
Yes, that's what you'd do
If you were Earth Pony, too

Without us farmers and bakers
Ponies are doomed to extinction
For only us Earth Ponies
Know the ways of cultivation
Even if we need the others
If we want to see the sun
I'd still rather be
A strong and proud Earth Pony

It's no disability
To be an Earth Pony

Yes you can be happy
About being an Earth Pony

Yes I am quite happy
Because I'm an Earth Pony




Magical Maidens of Noble Decent Seventh Element 5/23/2012 11:12:24pm No.4 - Score: 4
I like the unicorns, so I decided to relate it to magical girls, so I did something in a touhou style. I'm not ZUN, I'm a white guy from the midwest, so this doesn't sound anything like touhou's music. I still tried to keep alot of the chaos and conventions that touhou music has, but please note that I'm not trying to be ZUN.

I could never be ZUN.

Enjoy :)




Pegasi are Best Pones Riff Track 5/24/2012 11:08:13am No.5 - Score: 4
...THEY CAN FLY




I'd Rather Be a Unicorn Cherax Destructor with a paper bag over his head 5/26/2012 2:15:00am No.11 - Score: 3
With due apologies to Messrs. Porter and Sinatra, and anyone who actually plays jazz guitar.

Lyrics because I kind of mumble:

Sorry Applejack and Pinkie Pie
Oh the earth pony life just seems so filled with strife
Trying hard to get by without wings or a horn
Well, I'd [wrong note!] rather be a unicorn

With all due respect, forget pegasi
All they do is fly, and I'm afraid of heights
Oh the very idea only makes me forlorn
So I'd rather be a unicorn

I don't believe changelings count
Not even when they're in equine disguise
And seaponies belong way back in G1
So stop trying to bring them back, you guys

An alicorn could be alright
But changing the night and the day all your life
With little free time seems like a chore
That's why I'd rather be a unicorn

let us never speak of this again




Rainbow Factory (Doofcake Remix) Doofcake 5/26/2012 10:05:48am No.12 - Score: 3
This is a tough question, best type of pony... I think they're all really awesome, but I guess if it's a competition of AWESOME instead of BEST then the pegasi win. Therefore, Rainbow Factory remix.

Fun fun happy fun heyooo!




Epic Doctrine Machine Epic Doctrine Machine 5/26/2012 5:50:33pm No.19 - Score: 3
Epic Doctrine Machine




Isolated Moon (Acts I and II) Dead Star 5/26/2012 12:54:39am No.9 - Score: 2
Act I: Exiled (0:00 - 3:12)
Act II: Wandering (3:13 - 7:46)




Pegasi are best race (until they crash and die) Flinckie 5/25/2012 7:26:01am No.7 - Score: 1
In this track, some crazy Pegasus adrenaline-junkie gets reckless, crashes and dies. And then turns into a ghost and starts playing his angelic flute or something.

I thought we were over racism.




Song of the Earth [Pony] AdamTh3Walker 5/26/2012 1:02:47am No.10 - Score: 1
I'm trying a different style this week. Also MAOR LYRICS

far from our heritage of hunger
though we we'll always keep it safe within our hearts
we labor gladly on this earth among her
beauty and plenty, where every seed starts
found a warm embrace in winter
a milder storm to melt icy sorrows
we work all the day give it all we’ve found
for the hope of rewarding tomorrows

this is the place where
we were meant to be
shrugging off fear in hope
of living free
more fully than in self we strive
to set aside the the 'you or I'
a common goal, a peaceful restitution
a life spent in toil, not idly in remission
peace upon this land we shape
with patience by our hooves create
a world where all can share alike
where we can find a common spark
more similar to what's inside
an echo in the dark we hide from

more than everything we’ve done
this is going to be
the place our children always see when
they look up at you and me




earth ponies (Baltimare House Remix) Anonpony 5/26/2012 4:04:31pm No.15 - Score: 1





avast your elevator to mares fluttershy style Skrullz 5/26/2012 5:56:20pm No.20 - Score: 1





Welcome to Cloudsdale Resonantwaves 5/20/2012 6:51:12am No.1 - Score: 0
For this weeks Theme i choosed Pegasus's and i think its amazing how they can walk on clouds and have a city built on clouds. for ponys and unicorns its transparent but Pegasus's have the ability to controll weather whenever they feel like it! and I made this song to be dramatic and have that amazing feeling to it! i would picture the song playing when someone enters cloudsdale and see the amazing things they have to offer and some amazing sights and secrets. I hope you enjoy this ambient orchestral!




Southern comfort Spacepsy 5/25/2012 2:53:24pm No.8 - Score: 0
The dirt walkers shall rise again!







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