#14 crush

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#14 crush
Artist Dedf1sh
Composer Toru Minegishi
Ryo Nagamatsu
Shiho Fuji
Game Splatoon 2 (Octo Expansion only)
Heard in
Splatoon 2
D04 Mad Props Station
F03 Pop Star Station
F05 Popalicious Station
H05 Ink It Station
I07G07 Ride with Me Station
Squid Beatz 2 (unlocked through Octoling Octopus Octoling Octopus amiibo)
Album Octotune
Track list no. 57 (Squid Beatz 2)
16 (Octotune Disc 1)
Genre Electro-swing
BPM 112
Key signature C minor
Length 2:45 (Octotune)
Audio file
The correct title of this article is #14 crush. The substitution of the # symbol with the "fullwidth" # symbol is due to technical restrictions.

#14 crush is a song by Dedf1sh.


#14 crush is an electro swing track with a cheerful tone. It begins with rising synthesizer drones and driven percussion, leading into further emphatic percussion. After the intro, a repeated guitar riff enters as a verse containing short exchanging riffs between a trumpet melody and a feminine vocalist plays. After a percussion-focused transition, the vocals change, now sounding a bit sadder, and the exchange between trumpet and vocal riffs continues. The verse is interrupted by a second, deeper voice that has heavy radio-like filters applied to it. A clarinet plays a high note, then a sample of DJ Octavio's remix of Bomb Rush Blush and a chorus of masculine vocalists exchange riffs similar to the initial verse, albeit for less long. The radio-filtered vocalist interrupts once more to say something, then the percussion halts as the feminine vocalist sings accompanied by a chiptune bassline and increasingly emphatic tubas for instrumentation. The next verse adds vibrant electronic instruments to the main percussive melody accompanied by a much higher-pitched version of the feminine vocals, repeating the melody heard in the previous section in a slightly different tone. The song then loops, repeating from the rising synthesizer drones intro.

It is often played in stations where the objective is to pop balloons, such as F03 Pop Star Station and F05 Popalicious Station. It is also often played in levels with propellers, such as D04 Mad Props Station and I07G07 Ride with Me Station. It also plays in H05 Ink It Station.

It can also be heard in Squid Beatz 2 as a final reward from the Octoling Octopus Octoling Octopus amiibo, with a maximum score of 128 and 161 in Normal and Hard modes, respectively.


Crush may refer to a violent collision, or a type of sudden, persistent romantic interest one holds towards another individual; in the latter definition, the word may also be used to refer to the individual one holds interest in. The romantic definition would suit the cheerful, goofy tone of the song.