Button Mash 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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1,310 297
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882 241
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4
795 245
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5
714 243
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428 159
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The Legend of Zelda - Dungeon Music
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481 194
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449 197
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9
251 83
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10
417 197
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414 197
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Clark Benson added 1980
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407 199
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TheRealDunnDeal added 1992
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374 188
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Lon Harris added 1986
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242 106
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Guile's Theme
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185 74
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Jerry Icban added Super Mario Bros. 3 - Overworld 2 Theme
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294 166
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Kramer added 1992
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277 156
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TheRealDunnDeal added 2003
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278 164
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premesh added 1987
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122 42
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Philipp Amann added Mega Man 2 - Dr. Wily Stage 1
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245 139
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James Lee added 1995
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265 160
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263 160
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engbouland added 1992
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254 153
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242 145
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James Lee added 1994
** This song is over 20 minutes long.
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193 116
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TJSlipperman added 1989