The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever Video Games

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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  1. 1
    + 727
    - 145
    The Legend of Zelda - Intro Music
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  2. 2
    + 676
    - 139
    Super Mario Bros - Level 1
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  3. 3
    + 436
    - 113
    Tetris - Type A Theme
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  4. 4
    + 443
    - 118
    Super Mario World - Overworld Theme
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  5. 5
    + 358
    - 124
    Sonic the Hedgehog - Green Hill Zone
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  6. 6
    + 244
    - 88
    Super Mario Bros. 2 - Overworld Theme
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  7. 7
    + 165
    - 51
    The Legend of Zelda - Dungeon Music

    The Legend of Zelda - Dungeon Music

  8. 8
    + 230
    - 98
    Mortal Kombat - Intro Theme

    added by TheRealDunnDeal
    1992

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  9. 9
    + 206
    - 84
    Megaman - Main Theme
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  10. 10
    + 200
    - 84
    Pac-Man - Original Theme

    added by Clark Benson
    1980

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  11. 11
    + 213
    - 101
    Donkey Kong Country - Intro Theme
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  12. 12
    + 180
    - 85
    Super Mario Kart - Intro Theme
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  13. 13
    + 204
    - 102
    Castlevania - Main Theme

    added by Lons
    1986

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  14. 14
    + 149
    - 74
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Theme Song

    added by TheRealDunnDeal
    2003

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  15. 15
    + 159
    - 90
    Street Fighter II - Ken's Theme

    added by engbouland
    1992

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  16. 16
    + 158
    - 95
    Punch-Out!! - Main Theme

    added by premesh
    1987

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  17. 17
    + 58
    - 14
    Super Mario Bros. 3 - World Map 1: Grass Land Theme
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  18. 18
    + 147
    - 90
    DuckTales - Intro Theme
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  19. 19
    + 148
    - 93
    Final Fantasy VI - Ending Theme

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

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  20. 20
    + 54
    - 17
    Super Mario Bros. 3 - Overworld 2 Theme

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

  21. 21
    + 140
    - 95
    Contra - Jungle Theme
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  22. 22
    + 92
    - 52
    Star Fox - Corneria

    added by James Lee
    1993

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  23. 23
    + 66
    - 29
    Street Fighter II - Guile's Theme

    added by Son Goku
    Street Fighter II - Guile's Theme

  24. 24
    + 95
    - 61
    Donkey Kong - Intro Theme

    added by Clark Benson
    1981

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  25. 25
    + 101
    - 67
    Mega Man 2 - Metal Man

    added by TJSlipperman
    1989

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  26. 26
    + 93
    - 60
    Double Dragon - Main Theme

    added by premesh
    1987

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  27. 27
    + 116
    - 82
    Doom - Main Theme

    added by TheRealDunnDeal
    1993

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  28. 28
    + 55
    - 26
    Street Fighter II - Ryu's Theme

    added by Son Goku
    Street Fighter II - Ryu's Theme

  29. 29
    + 126
    - 95
    Chrono Trigger - Frog's Theme

    added by James Lee
    1995

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  30. 30
    + 110
    - 83
    Dr. Mario - Main Theme

    added by Kramer
    1990

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  31. 31
    + 55
    - 30
    Street Fighter II's Intro

    added by Son Goku

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  32. 32
    + 68
    - 45
    Ducktales - Moon Theme

    Ducktales - Moon Theme

  33. 33
    + 69
    - 48
    Super Smash Bros. Melee - Main Theme

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

  34. 34
    + 79
    - 66
    Galaga - Intro Theme

    added by hbg1968
    1981

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  35. 35
    + 71
    - 58
    Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island - Giant Baby Bowser Battle
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  36. 36
    + 65
    - 52
    Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest - Main Theme

    added by nate.kantymir
    1995 Stickerbrush Symphony

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  37. 37
    + 77
    - 66
    Bubble Bobble - Main Theme

    added by Lons
    1986

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  38. 38
    + 75
    - 64
    Final Fantasy - Matoya's Cave

    added by James Lee
    1987

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  39. 39
    + 61
    - 49
    Mega Man X - Central Highway

    added by James Lee
    1993

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  40. 40
    + 76
    - 67
    Ninja Gaiden - Main Theme

    added by Kramer
    1988 Ninja Gaiden Theme

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  41. 41
    + 57
    - 47
    Spy Hunter - Main Theme

    added by TheRealDunnDeal
    1983

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  42. 42
    + 36
    - 26
    Donkey Kong Country - Aquatic Ambience

    added by JeffersonLima
    Donkey Kong Country - Aquatic Ambience

  43. 43
    + 55
    - 49
    Castlevania II: Simon's Quest - Main Theme
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  44. 44
    + 48
    - 41
    F-Zero - Main Theme

    added by but chickens double d
    F-Zero - Main Theme

  45. 45
    + 66
    - 64
    Ms. Pac-Man - Intro Theme

    added by hbg1968
    1982

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  46. 46
    + 69
    - 69
    Kirby's Dreamland - Menu Screen/Green Greens
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  47. 47
    + 64
    - 63
    Secret of Mana - Main Theme

    added by TheRealDunnDeal
    1993

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  48. 48
    + 66
    - 66
    Ghosts'n Goblins - Main Theme

    added by TheRealDunnDeal
    1985

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  49. 49
    + 20
    - 11
    Mega Man 3 Theme

    added by Westleigh Quattrone
    Mega Man 3 Theme

  50. 50
    + 42
    - 38
    Final Fantasy IV: Within the Giant
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