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This sound effect can be found on The General Series 6000 Sound Effects Library, which was made by Sound Ideas. It is the same sound as Sound Ideas, ELECTRICITY, SPARK - HIGH VOLTAGE SPARK, which is also available on The Mix I Broadcast Music Library.


Info

  • First recorded: 1980's
  • Creator: Mike McDonough
  • Owner: Universal Studios (1980's-1992), Sound Ideas (1992-present)
  • Origin: USA
  • Year debut: 1989
  • First heard: Back to the Future: Part II
  • Area used: Worldwide

It was originally a Universal sound effect; this is one of the most common electricity sounds used in media. It debuted in the 1989 film Back to the Future Part 2, and many TV shows, films, and video games from the 1990s onwards use the sound. There's a 99% chance you heard this sound before.

Clean, Full Length and Unedited Link to the Sound Effect

SourceAudio (Warning: May irritate you and be stuck in your head for days, months, or even years)

Used In

TV Shows

Movies

Shorts

Commercials

Australia:

  • Dell Computers (1996)

UK:

  • Ford Focus - Lighthouse (2001)

USA:

  • Circuit City Commercial (Unbeatable Low Price Guarantee) (1994)
  • Disney Xtreme Coolers - Kickflip Mouse (2002)
  • Hot Wheels - Robo Wheels Battle Arena (2002)
  • Pennzoil 400: Joey Logano is Ready for Vegas (2018)
  • Wix.com - Big Game First Spot with Jason Statham & Gal Gadot (2017)

Video Games

Arcade:

  • Killer Instinct (Used when Fulgore is hit by a fatality move.)
  • Mortal Kombat 4 (Heard once in Quan Chi's ending.)

PC:

  • 3D Ultra Radio Control Racers
  • BloodRayne
  • BloodRayne 2
  • Dirt Track Racing
  • I Spy Spooky Mansion Deluxe
  • I Spy Mystery
  • Lego City Undercover
  • Lego Island Xtreme Stunts
  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes
  • Mega Man 11
  • Microsoft 3D Movie Maker (1995)
  • Mortal Kombat 4 (Heard once in Quan Chi's ending.)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Operation Krabby Patty
  • Starcraft I (Video Game) (Heard in a low pitched and digitized version. Heard once in "Battle on the Amerigo.")
  • Starcraft I: Brood War (Heard in a low pitched and digitized version.)
  • Team Fortress 2

Mobile:

  • Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow

Sega Genesis:

  • VR Troopers

Sega Dreamcast:

  • Mortal Kombat Gold

Xbox One:

  • Mega Man 11

PlayStation:

  • Mega Man 8 (Heard once in the opening cutscene.)
  • Mortal Kombat 4 (Heard once in Quan Chi's ending.)
  • Star Trek: Invasion

PlayStation 2:

  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius: Attack of the Twonkies (Video Game)
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius: Jet Fusion (Video Game)
  • Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes (W-Super)
  • NASCAR Thunder 2002
  • Rayman 2: The Great Escape
  • Street Racing Syndicate

PlayStation 4:

  • Mega Man 11

Super Nintendo:

  • Killer Instinct (1994) (Video Game)

Nintendo 64:

  • Mortal Kombat 4 (Heard once in Quan Chi's ending.)

Nintendo GameCube:

  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius: Attack of the Twonkies (Video Game)
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius: Jet Fusion (Video Game)
  • Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
  • Super Mario Sunshine (Heard occasionally when stepping in electric goop.)
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee

Nintendo Wii:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Nintendo 3DS:

  • Metroid: Samus Returns
  • Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (Used as a sample in the theme music for the Ultra Recon Squad theme.)

Nintendo Wii U:

  • Splatoon

Nintendo Switch:

  • Mega Man 11
  • Pokémon Let's Go! Pikachu and Eevee (Used when using Thundershock.)
  • Splatoon 2
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Used for Mechawiggler.)

Logos

  • Animation Magic Inc. Production
  • Fox Lab (1994-2003)
  • Torus Games (2007-2008)
  • Warner Bros. Digital Distribution

Trailers

  • Deceived (Cloud Ten Pictures)
  • The Grinch (2018) (Trailers)
  • Isle of Dogs (2018)
  • Rise of the Guardians (2012) (Trailers)
  • Sleeping Beauty (1959) (Trailers) (Heard once in the 1995 re-release trailer and the 2008 Blu-ray trailer.)

Online Videos

  • Arby 'n' the Chief ("Party" and "King")
  • Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse
  • Best Pals Hand Toons (Heard once in "The Very Lizzie Days")
  • Happy Tree Friends
  • Klay World
  • SM64: Cooking With Mario And Bowser 3! (2015)
  • Trick or Webkinz: The All New Webkinz Halloween Special (2015)
  • YouTube Rewind: Now Watch Me 2015 | #YouTubeRewind

Websites

  • Blaquemetalworks.com (2017-present)

Promos

  • Wizards of Waverly Place (Promos)

Anime

  • Alien Nine
  • Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA
  • Digimon Adventure 01 (Heard once in "The Earthquake of MetalGreymon." Saban dub only.)
  • Doraemon
  • Fairy Tail
  • The Future Diary
  • Gakuen Alice
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation
  • K-On! Movie (2011)
  • Kill la Kill
  • Kiratto Pri☆Chan
  • Lucky Star
  • Lucky Star OVA
  • MegaMan NT Warrior (Heard once in the Japanese version in "Jack In! MegaMan!" and in several episodes in the English version.)
  • Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid
  • Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Something
  • The Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok
  • Nichijou
  • Non Non Biyori
  • Pikachu's Vacation (1998) (Shorts)
  • Pokemon
  • RWBY Volume 6: Adam Character Short (2018)
  • Sailor Moon Crystal
  • Sonic X
  • Space Patrol Luluco
  • Squid Girl
  • Toradora!
  • Toradora SOS!
  • Touhou: The Memories of Phantasm (Low Pitched)
  • The World of Narue

Image Gallery

Sound Ideas, ELECTRICITY, SPARK - HIGH VOLTAGE SPARK, ELECTRICAL 01/Image Gallery

Audio Samples

File:Sound Ideas, ELECTRICITY, SPARK - HIGH VOLTAGE SPARK, ELECTRICAL 01.ogg (Warning: What you are about to hear is very disturbing. Proceed at your own risk. If you dare!)

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