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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1,114 238
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744 208
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698 211
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602 215
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372 117
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The Legend of Zelda - Dungeon Music

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406 162
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396 165
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201 59
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368 171
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349 163
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Clark Benson added Pac-Man - Original Theme 1980

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348 173
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TheRealDunnDeal added Mortal Kombat - Intro Theme 1992

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330 167
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Lon Harris added Castlevania - Main Theme 1986

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157 58
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Jerry Icban added Super Mario Bros. 3 - Overworld 2 Theme

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271 144
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Kramer added Super Mario Kart - Intro Theme 1992

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249 135
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TheRealDunnDeal added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Theme Song 2003

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251 146
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premesh added Punch-Out!! - Main Theme 1987

The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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175 90
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Guile's Theme

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238 142
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221 129
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James Lee added Final Fantasy VI - Ending Theme 1994 ** This song is over 20 minutes long.

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227 139
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237 149
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engbouland added Street Fighter II - Ken's Theme 1992

The Best Game of Thrones Theme Song Covers

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207 125
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James Lee added Chrono Trigger - Frog's Theme 1995

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175 103
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TJSlipperman added Mega Man 2 - Metal Man 1989

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88 31
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Philipp Amann added Mega Man 2 - Dr. Wily Stage 1

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151 88
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James Lee added Star Fox - Corneria 1993

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142 83
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Ducktales - Moon Theme

The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made

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147 93
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premesh added Double Dragon - Main Theme 1987

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106 61
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Ryu's Theme

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169 121
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TheRealDunnDeal added Doom - Main Theme 1993

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115 72
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95 54
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JeffersonLima added Donkey Kong Country - Aquatic Ambience

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124 82
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but chickens double d added Super Smash Bros. Melee - Main Theme

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121 82
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101 65
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II's Intro

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130 94
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hbg1968 added Galaga - Intro Theme 1981

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158 124
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Kramer added Dr. Mario - Main Theme 1990

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Clark Benson added Donkey Kong - Intro Theme 1981

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52 20
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever
_1445176307549 added Sonic the Hedgehog 2 1992

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53 24
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TyrantOnion added Super Mario Bros. 3 - Hammer Bros. Battle Theme

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113 88
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James Lee added Final Fantasy - Matoya's Cave 1987

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116 96
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Lon Harris added Bubble Bobble - Main Theme 1986

The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

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62 38
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Westleigh Quattrone added Mega Man 3 Theme

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115 96
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Kramer added Ninja Gaiden - Main Theme 1988 Ninja Gaiden Theme

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86 67
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but chickens double d added F-Zero - Main Theme

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97 81
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TheRealDunnDeal added Secret of Mana - Main Theme 1993

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87 72
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TheRealDunnDeal added Spy Hunter - Main Theme 1983

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46 28
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Jerry Icban added Mike Tyson Punch Out (NES) - Fight Theme

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69 55
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97 87
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TheRealDunnDeal added Ghosts'n Goblins - Main Theme 1985