Total Nerd The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever  

Brian Gilmore
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List Rules 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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1,154 245
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768 217
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719 221
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624 224
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384 126
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The Legend of Zelda - Dungeon Music

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425 168
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406 173
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209 66
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377 178
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361 168
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Clark Benson added 1980

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355 179
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TheRealDunnDeal added 1992

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342 171
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Lon Harris added 1986

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161 64
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Jerry Icban added Super Mario Bros. 3 - Overworld 2 Theme

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273 150
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Kramer added 1992

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254 143
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TheRealDunnDeal added 2003

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189 93
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Guile's Theme

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256 152
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premesh added 1987

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242 145
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226 134
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James Lee added 1994 ** This song is over 20 minutes long.

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233 142
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213 127
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James Lee added 1995

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239 151
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engbouland added 1992

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180 105
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TJSlipperman added 1989

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94 33
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Philipp Amann added Mega Man 2 - Dr. Wily Stage 1

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148 85
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Ducktales - Moon Theme

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153 90
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James Lee added 1993

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150 95
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premesh added 1987

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174 125
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TheRealDunnDeal added 1993

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119 74
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99 55
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JeffersonLima added Donkey Kong Country - Aquatic Ambience

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108 64
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Ryu's Theme

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127 83
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but chickens double d added Super Smash Bros. Melee - Main Theme

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105 66
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Son Goku added

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122 83
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133 95
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hbg1968 added 1981

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138 101
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Clark Benson added 1981

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56 22
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever
_1445176307549 added 1992

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158 127
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Kramer added 1990

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57 27
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TyrantOnion added Super Mario Bros. 3 - Hammer Bros. Battle Theme

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116 91
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James Lee added 1987

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65 39
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Westleigh Quattrone added Mega Man 3 Theme

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119 97
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Kramer added 1988 Ninja Gaiden Theme

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118 98
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Lon Harris added 1986

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102 82
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TheRealDunnDeal added 1993

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89 68
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but chickens double d added F-Zero - Main Theme

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89 73
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TheRealDunnDeal added 1983

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99 88
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TheRealDunnDeal added 1985

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103 93
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47 29
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Jerry Icban added Mike Tyson Punch Out (NES) - Fight Theme