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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1,341 306
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1,201 266
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809 227
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742 231
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662 230
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395 138
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The Legend of Zelda - Dungeon Music

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448 176
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420 187
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225 74
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392 185
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381 180
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Clark Benson added 1980

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378 184
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TheRealDunnDeal added 1992

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354 177
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Lon Harris added 1986

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168 68
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Jerry Icban added Super Mario Bros. 3 - Overworld 2 Theme

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204 96
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Guile's Theme

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281 156
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Kramer added 1992

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265 145
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TheRealDunnDeal added 2003

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253 150
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260 158
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premesh added 1987

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232 137
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James Lee added 1994 ** This song is over 20 minutes long.

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243 146
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103 34
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Philipp Amann added Mega Man 2 - Dr. Wily Stage 1

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248 153
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engbouland added 1992

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221 132
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James Lee added 1995

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183 107
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TJSlipperman added 1989

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162 94
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James Lee added 1993

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152 89
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Ducktales - Moon Theme

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157 96
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premesh added 1987

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115 64
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Ryu's Theme

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182 126
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TheRealDunnDeal added 1993

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126 76
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107 59
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JeffersonLima added Donkey Kong Country - Aquatic Ambience

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133 85
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but chickens double d added Super Smash Bros. Melee - Main Theme

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113 67
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Son Goku added

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127 87
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61 24
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever
_1445176307549 added 1992

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134 97
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hbg1968 added 1981

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140 105
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Clark Benson added 1981

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161 132
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Kramer added 1990

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59 29
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TyrantOnion added Super Mario Bros. 3 - Hammer Bros. Battle Theme

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126 100
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Lon Harris added 1986

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123 99
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Kramer added 1988 Ninja Gaiden Theme

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69 42
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Westleigh Quattrone added Mega Man 3 Theme

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118 95
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James Lee added 1987

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106 85
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TheRealDunnDeal added 1993

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91 72
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but chickens double d added F-Zero - Main Theme

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92 74
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TheRealDunnDeal added 1983

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96 85
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102 92
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TheRealDunnDeal added 1985

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73 59
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