Indeed it was and I was just weird enough to load up Elite even when I didn't want to play it just so I could hear the theme song.
No shame there. I used to occasionally load up Ultima III and M.U.L.E. for the exact same reason.
For all you other closet SID music fans out there, be sure to check out the HVSC
The High Voltage SID Collection - Commodore 64 music for the masses
The High Voltage SID Collection (HVSC) is a freeware hobby project which organises Commodore
64 music (also known as SID music) into an archive for both musicians and fans alike. The work
on the collection is done completely in the Team and contributors' spare time and is proudly
one of the largest and most accurate computer music collections known.
They don't have everything (the top rated Elite and Ultima themes are conspicuous by their absence) but they still have 70Mb worth of game tunes, demo jingles, and other SID-chip goodness free for the download. Load up a SID emulator* and you'll be set to drive everybody in your home absolutely crazy listening to music that sounds like a wind-up music box on 'acid.'
With something like 36k titles in the collection you're bound to find something in there to
delight just about everyone!Time to get your geek on!
* Note: If you want to play SID files, sidplay2/w
is probably the best choice for Windows users. Sounds very much like the actual Commodore SID chip. And it doesn't need to be installed. Just unzip to any folder and run. Info and download here: www.gsldata.se/c64/spw/