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Chiptune artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good chiptune bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top chiptune bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. A chiptune--also known as chip music of 8-bit music, is synth electronic music produced by sound chips of vintage computers, video game consoles or arcade machines. Chiptune groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all chiptune bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest chiptune bands of all time, since the most famous chiptune artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best chiptune music.

You can click on the chiptune band names to see more information about that particular notable chiptune group. If they're near the top of the best chiptune artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top chiptune bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the chiptune band names themselves.

Joel Thomas Zimmerman and Flying Lotus are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list Upvote your favorites to see them rise to the top of the list. Which is better for this list, Crystal Castles or Horse the Band?

All important, significant and iconic names in chiptune music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new chiptune bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of chiptune, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into chiptune music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good chiptune bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent chiptune bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best chiptune bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest chiptune musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular chiptune bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Anamanaguchi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Anamanaguchi Pop music, Electronic music, Chiptune

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Chipzel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
facepwn64 added Chipzel

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I Fight Dragons is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
I Fight Dragons Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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Dubmood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Dubmood Electronic music, Electro house, House music

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Nullsleep is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Nullsleep Synthpop, Indie, Electronic music

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she is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
she Chiptune, Electronica, Ambient music

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Unicorn Kid is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Unicorn Kid Dubstep, Rave music, Electronic music

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Nobuo Uematsu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Nobuo Uematsu New Age music, Rock music, Electronic music

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YMCK is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
YMCK Synthpop, Chiptune

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Crystal Castles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Crystal Castles Synthpunk, Noise rock, New rave

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Jake Kaufman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
btarddd added Jake Kaufman

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Yellow Magic Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Yellow Magic Orchestra Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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LukHash is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists

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pornophonique is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
pornophonique Chiptune

The Top 500 Musical Groups/Artists of All Time

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Lackluster is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Lackluster Downtempo, Chill-out music, Chiptune

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Pixelh8 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Pixelh8 Chiptune, Alternative rock, Video game music

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Ozzed is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Oskar Hanberg added Ozzed chiptune, 8-bit, bitpop

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8 Bit Weapon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
8 Bit Weapon Synthpop, Electronic music, Bitpop

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Machinae Supremacy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Machinae Supremacy Industrial metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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Rainbowdragoneyes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Rainbowdragoneyes Eurobeat, Electronic dance music, Heavy metal

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Slagsmålsklubben is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Slagsmålsklubben Synthpop, Electronic music, Gamewave

The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

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Graz (Core) is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Anthony Graziano added Graz (Core)

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Bossfight is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
DefaultColor added Bossfight Bitpop, Chiptune, D&B

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DJ Scotch Egg is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
DJ Scotch Egg Chiptune, Noise music

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The Depreciation Guild is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
The Depreciation Guild Shoegazing, Chiptune, Dream pop

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OrpheasZoupanos added P for Persia Chipcore, Rock, Metal - Chipcore, Hardcore, Rock, Metal - The best fusions of 8 bit with drums and guitar around.

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Firebrand Boy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Firebrand Boy Pop music, Electronic music, Chiptune

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Alone in the Universe is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
ZaxAvila added Alone in the Universe Alone in the Universe is a chiptune/pop punk trio from San Francisco CA. formed by two brothers and a friend who come from some different musical backgrounds to create up-beat and energy charged songs with 8bit melody hooks ...

The Best Taylor Swift Songs

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chafos added chafos chiptune, alternative

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Superpowerless is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists

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Instant Remedy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Instant Remedy House music, Dance music, Chiptune

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Team Doyobi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Team Doyobi Hip hop music, Electro, Electronic music

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nmlstyl is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
nmlstyl added nmlstyl

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Yuzo Koshiro is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Yuzo Koshiro Hip hop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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Disassembler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Disassembler Minimal techno, Indie, Electronic music

The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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Microchip is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists

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DBiggiogero added 0r4 Chiptune - Chiptune, micromusic, gameboy sounds, chip

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Blitz Lunar is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
solbadguy05 added Blitz Lunar A really Great artist that shouldnt be last on this list if your a true chiptune junkie you MUST listen to this guy its worth it especially Hidden Heaven you can find his new album triptunes on bandcamp. check him out now ...

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Ryu Umemoto is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Ryu Umemoto Electronic music, Chiptune, Video game music

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Ten Thousand Free Men & Their ... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Ten Thousand Free Men & Their Families Electronic music, Chiptune, Punk rock

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Surkin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Surkin Electro house, House music, Chiptune

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Yasunori Mitsuda is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Yasunori Mitsuda Electronic music, Orchestra, World music

The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time

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8 Bit MayheM is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists

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nmlstyl is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
nmlstyl added nmlstyl

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jukka-turunen added Dawn of Neptune

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Aliceffekt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Aliceffekt Post-industrial music, Electronic music, Chiptune

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Kouichi Sugiyama is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
Kouichi Sugiyama Music in Japanese animation, Electronic music, Classical music

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David Dineen-Porter is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
David Dineen-Porter Pop music, Folk music, Electronic music

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SkyMarshall Arts is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists

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Twistboy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Chiptune Groups/Artists
VyacheslavKalinin added Twistboy