The prospect of drowning is frightening in real life, but if it does happen, at least there’s no scary music to go along with it.
There are many games where your character can drown, Tomb Raider, Mario, etc. But none are quite as heart-pounding as Sonic the Hedgehog, which played this frantic score until you managed to find an air bubble creeping up from the ocean floor. Also, the sound of the all your precious rings being scattered across the world is equally jarring if you ask me.
Thanks to Reddit for reminding me of this.