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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627 174
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600 173
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514 178
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289 90
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The Legend of Zelda - Dungeon Music

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330 128
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341 137
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314 142
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294 135
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Clark Benson added Pac-Man - Original Theme 1980

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311 147
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TheRealDunnDeal added Mortal Kombat - Intro Theme 1992

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146 44
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285 141
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Lon Harris added Castlevania - Main Theme 1986

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240 125
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Kramer added Super Mario Kart - Intro Theme 1992

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213 110
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TheRealDunnDeal added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Theme Song 2003

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115 40
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Jerry Icban added Super Mario Bros. 3 - Overworld 2 Theme

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223 125
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premesh added Punch-Out!! - Main Theme 1987

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138 65
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Guile's Theme

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206 122
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218 132
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engbouland added Street Fighter II - Ken's Theme 1992

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161 87
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TJSlipperman added Mega Man 2 - Metal Man 1989

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200 122
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193 118
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James Lee added Final Fantasy VI - Ending Theme 1994 ** This song is over 20 minutes long.

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119 65
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Ducktales - Moon Theme

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136 80
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premesh added Double Dragon - Main Theme 1987

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173 114
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James Lee added Chrono Trigger - Frog's Theme 1995

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128 76
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James Lee added Star Fox - Corneria 1993

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63 18
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Philipp Amann added Mega Man 2 - Dr. Wily Stage 1

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87 49
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Ryu's Theme

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Kramer added Dr. Mario - Main Theme 1990

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106 69
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146 108
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TheRealDunnDeal added Doom - Main Theme 1993

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122 87
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Clark Benson added Donkey Kong - Intro Theme 1981

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93 61
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83 52
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II's Intro

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73 42
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JeffersonLima added Donkey Kong Country - Aquatic Ambience

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101 71
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51 23
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Westleigh Quattrone added Mega Man 3 Theme

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107 84
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hbg1968 added Galaga - Intro Theme 1981

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33 9
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Lon Harris added Bubble Bobble - Main Theme 1986

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101 83
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Kramer added Ninja Gaiden - Main Theme 1988 Ninja Gaiden Theme

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72 54
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77 60
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TheRealDunnDeal added Spy Hunter - Main Theme 1983

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35 15
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TyrantOnion added Super Mario Bros. 3 - Hammer Bros. Battle Theme

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85 71
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94 81
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James Lee added Final Fantasy - Matoya's Cave 1987

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89 81
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TheRealDunnDeal added Secret of Mana - Main Theme 1993

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