The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

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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, and top video game songs, at least during the early days, were simple and classic. Add your favorites and vote up the best video games of all time. Vote down the worst. Which classic video game theme songs are your favorite?
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    The Legend of Zelda - Intro Mu... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever
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    Super Mario Bros - Level 1 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever
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    Tetris - Type A Theme is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever
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    Super Mario World - Overworld ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever
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    Sonic the Hedgehog - Green Hil... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever
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    The Legend of Zelda - Dungeon ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

    The Legend of Zelda - Dungeon Music

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    Super Mario Bros. 2 - Overworl... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever
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    Megaman - Main Theme is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever
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    Mortal Kombat - Intro Theme is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

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    Pac-Man - Original Theme is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

    added by Clark Benson
    1980

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    Donkey Kong Country - Intro Th... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever
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    Castlevania - Main Theme is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

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    1986

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    Super Mario Bros. 3 - World Ma... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever
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    Super Mario Kart - Intro Theme is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever
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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles -... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

    added by TheRealDunnDeal
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    Punch-Out!! - Main Theme is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

    added by premesh
    1987

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    Super Mario Bros. 3 - Overworl... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

    added by Jerry Icban
    Super Mario Bros. 3 - Overworld 2 Theme

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    Street Fighter II - Ken's ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

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    1992

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    Street Fighter II - Guile'... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

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    Street Fighter II - Guile's Theme

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    Mega Man 2 - Metal Man is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

    added by TJSlipperman
    1989

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    Contra - Jungle Theme is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever
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    Final Fantasy VI - Ending Them... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

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

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    DuckTales - Intro Theme is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever
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    Double Dragon - Main Theme is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

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    1987

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    Star Fox - Corneria is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

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    1993

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    Chrono Trigger - Frog's Th... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

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    1995

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    Dr. Mario - Main Theme is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

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    1990

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    Ducktales - Moon Theme is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

    Ducktales - Moon Theme

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    Street Fighter II - Ryu's Them... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

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    Street Fighter II - Ryu's Theme

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    Doom - Main Theme is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

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    Donkey Kong - Intro Theme is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

    added by Clark Benson
    1981

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    Mega Man 2 - Dr. Wily Stage 1 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

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    Mega Man 2 - Dr. Wily Stage 1

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    Super Smash Bros. Melee - Main... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

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    Super Smash Bros. Melee - Main Theme

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    Street Fighter II's Intro is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

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    Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy&#... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

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    Donkey Kong Country - Aquatic ... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

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    Donkey Kong Country - Aquatic Ambience

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    Castlevania II: Simon's Qu... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever
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    Galaga - Intro Theme is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

    added by hbg1968
    1981

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    Ninja Gaiden - Main Theme is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

    added by Kramer
    1988 Ninja Gaiden Theme

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    F-Zero - Main Theme is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

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    F-Zero - Main Theme

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    Bubble Bobble - Main Theme is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

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    Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's I... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever
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    Mega Man 3 Theme is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

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    Mega Man 3 Theme

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    Final Fantasy - Matoya's Cave is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

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    1987

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    Ghosts'n Goblins - Main Th... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

    added by TheRealDunnDeal
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    Spy Hunter - Main Theme is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

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    1983

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    Mega Man X - Central Highway is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

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    1993

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    Final Fantasy IV: Within the G... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever
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    Secret of Mana - Main Theme is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever

    added by TheRealDunnDeal
    1993

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