The Very Best Classic Video Game Songs Video Games

The Very Best Classic Video Game Songs

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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 5 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?

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

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    Super Mario Brothers Main Theme

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    1986 More
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    Jan 01 1990 More
    added by: Kramer
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    Jun 23 1991 More
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    Nov 21 1998 More
    added by: FaizanHaiderDewan
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    Oct 01 1988 More
    added by: Kramer
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    Aug 01 1992 More
    added by: TheRealDunnDeal
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    Sep 26 1986 More
    added by: Lons
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    May 22 1980 More
    added by: Clark Benson
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    Nov 21 1994 More
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    Jan 01 1992 More
    added by: Kramer
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    Jan 01 1994 More
    added by: James Lee
    Terra's Theme
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    Jan 01 1987 More
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    Jan 01 1987 More
    added by: premesh
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    Sep 13 1985 More
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    Jan 01 1992 More
    added by: engbouland
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    Chrono Trigger - Yearnings of the Wind

    added by: James Lee
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    Duck Tales - Moon Theme

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    Jan 01 1981 More
    added by: hbg1968
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    Jan 01 1982 More
    added by: hbg1968
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    Jan 01 1981 More
    added by: Clark Benson
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    Oct 31 2003 More
    added by: TheRealDunnDeal
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Theme Song
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    Dec 10 1993 More
    added by: TheRealDunnDeal
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    Apr 20 1982 More
    added by: Clark Benson
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    Jan 01 1990 More
    added by: Kramer
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    Sep 19 1985 More
    added by: TheRealDunnDeal
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    Jan 01 1988 More
    added by: Kramer
    Ninja Gaiden Theme
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    Oct 04 1995 More
    added by: James Lee
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    MegaMan 2: Wily Castle Part 1

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    Jan 01 1988 More
    added by: TheRealDunnDeal
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    Jan 01 1987 More
    added by: premesh
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    Jan 01 1992 More
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    Jan 01 1993 More
    added by: TheRealDunnDeal
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    Journey to Silius - Underground Concourse

    added by: TJSlipperman
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    Simon's Quest (Bloody Tears/Daytime Wilderness Theme)

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    Pitfall 2

    added by: MornévanderBerg
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    Jan 01 1987 More
    added by: James Lee
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    Jan 01 1988 More
    added by: TheRealDunnDeal
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    Jan 01 1986 More
    added by: Lons
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    Jan 01 1995 More
    added by: nate.kantymir
    Stickerbrush Symphony
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    Jan 01 1995 More
    added by: MeganBurch
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    Jul 10 1989 More
    added by: James Lee
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    Jan 01 1983 More
    added by: TheRealDunnDeal
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    Super Castlevania IV: Cave Theme

    added by: JasonLorz
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    Jan 01 1993 More
    added by: James Lee
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    Final Fantasy VI - Balance is Restored

    added by: James Lee
    ** This song is over 20 minutes long.
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    Jan 01 1991 More
    added by: hbg1968
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    Solstice - Title Theme

    added by: TJSlipperman
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