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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1,311 294
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1,170 254
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782 221
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4
724 225
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5
633 226
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386 128
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The Legend of Zelda - Dungeon Music

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428 172
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8
409 179
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9
212 69
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10
366 171
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Clark Benson added 1980

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379 181
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363 179
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TheRealDunnDeal added 1992

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342 174
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Lon Harris added 1986

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275 152
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Kramer added 1992

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161 67
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Jerry Icban added Super Mario Bros. 3 - Overworld 2 Theme

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192 94
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Guile's Theme

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255 144
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TheRealDunnDeal added 2003

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257 154
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premesh added 1987

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244 147
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227 136
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James Lee added 1994 ** This song is over 20 minutes long.

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236 144
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243 151
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engbouland added 1992

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214 129
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James Lee added 1995

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96 33
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Philipp Amann added Mega Man 2 - Dr. Wily Stage 1

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180 106
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TJSlipperman added 1989

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154 92
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James Lee added 1993

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148 87
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Ducktales - Moon Theme

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153 95
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premesh added 1987

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177 125
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TheRealDunnDeal added 1993

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110 64
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Ryu's Theme

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129 85
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but chickens double d added Super Smash Bros. Melee - Main Theme

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119 76
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108 66
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Son Goku added

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99 58
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JeffersonLima added Donkey Kong Country - Aquatic Ambience

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59 22
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever
_1445176307549 added 1992

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133 95
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hbg1968 added 1981

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122 86
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138 104
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Clark Benson added 1981

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158 129
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Kramer added 1990

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57 29
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TyrantOnion added Super Mario Bros. 3 - Hammer Bros. Battle Theme

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117 93
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James Lee added 1987

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66 40
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Westleigh Quattrone added Mega Man 3 Theme

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120 98
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Lon Harris added 1986

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119 98
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Kramer added 1988 Ninja Gaiden Theme

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104 84
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TheRealDunnDeal added 1993

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89 70
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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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100 89
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TheRealDunnDeal added 1985

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103 94
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47 30
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Jerry Icban added Mike Tyson Punch Out (NES) - Fight Theme