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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615 221
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The Legend of Zelda - Dungeon Music

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417 166
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403 169
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355 167
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Clark Benson added Pac-Man - Original Theme 1980

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353 177
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TheRealDunnDeal added Mortal Kombat - Intro Theme 1992

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335 170
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Lon Harris added Castlevania - Main Theme 1986

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159 62
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Jerry Icban added Super Mario Bros. 3 - Overworld 2 Theme

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272 146
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Kramer added Super Mario Kart - Intro Theme 1992

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251 140
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TheRealDunnDeal added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Theme Song 2003

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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Guile's Theme

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253 151
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premesh added Punch-Out!! - Main Theme 1987

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

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230 142
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engbouland added Street Fighter II - Ken's Theme 1992

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208 127
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James Lee added Chrono Trigger - Frog's Theme 1995

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TJSlipperman added Mega Man 2 - Metal Man 1989

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

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153 90
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James Lee added Star Fox - Corneria 1993

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Ducktales - Moon Theme

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premesh added Double Dragon - Main Theme 1987

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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Ryu's Theme

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98 55
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JeffersonLima added Donkey Kong Country - Aquatic Ambience

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TheRealDunnDeal added Doom - Main Theme 1993

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

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Son Goku added Street Fighter II's Intro

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hbg1968 added Galaga - Intro Theme 1981

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Clark Benson added Donkey Kong - Intro Theme 1981

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Kramer added Dr. Mario - Main Theme 1990

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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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James Lee added Final Fantasy - Matoya's Cave 1987

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

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Westleigh Quattrone added Mega Man 3 Theme

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Kramer added Ninja Gaiden - Main Theme 1988 Ninja Gaiden Theme

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117 97
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Lon Harris added Bubble Bobble - Main Theme 1986

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TheRealDunnDeal added Secret of Mana - Main Theme 1993

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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 Spy Hunter - Main Theme 1983

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

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