The Very Best Classic Video Game Songs Video Games
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The Very Best Classic Video Game Songs

List Criteria: Please add only 8 or 16-bit video games with catchy and classic themes and songs.

A list of classic video game songs. RULE: Everything on this list must be pre-Playstation. This is a list that anyone can add to by clicking "Add Items" at the bottom of the page. I'll get us started. Video game themes used to mean something. You'd have to live with them through an entire level that you'd have to play through at least five times, so they used to write them a lot catchier than they do now.

What are the best classic video game songs? These themes, at least during the early days, were simple and didn't  Add your favorites and vote up the best ones. Vote down the worst. Which classic video game theme songs are your favorite?
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    Sep 13 1985

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    added by Kramer Jan 01 1990

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    Jun 23 1991

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    added by Kramer Oct 01 1988

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    added by Clark Benson May 22 1980

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    Nov 21 1994

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    added by Lons Sep 26 1986

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    added by James Lee Jan 01 1994 ** This song is over 20 minutes long.

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    Jan 01 1989

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    added by engbouland Jan 01 1992

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    added by Clark Benson Jan 01 1981

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    added by James Lee Jan 01 1995

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    added by TheRealDunnDeal Sep 19 1985

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    added by nate.kantymir Jan 01 1995 Stickerbrush Symphony

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    added by Clark Benson Apr 20 1982

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    added by Kramer Jan 01 1988 Ninja Gaiden Theme

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    added by premesh Jan 01 1987

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    added by TheRealDunnDeal Jan 01 1988

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    added by JasonLorz Jan 01 1991

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    added by James Lee Jan 01 1987

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    added by but chickens double d Super Smash Bros. Melee - Main Theme

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    added by hbg1968 Jan 01 1991

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    added by TheRealDunnDeal Jan 01 1993

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    added by Lons Jan 01 1986

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    added by James Lee Jan 01 1993

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    new! & added by but chickens double d Crash Bandicoot: the Wrath of Cortex - Wizards and Lizards

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    added by TheRealDunnDeal Jan 01 1993

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    added by TheRealDunnDeal Jan 01 1990

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    added by TheRealDunnDeal Jan 01 1983

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    added by TJSlipperman Jun 01 1990

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    added by TheRealDunnDeal Jan 01 1988

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    added by MornévanderBerg Jan 01 1984

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    added by engbouland Jan 01 1991

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