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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682 205
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590 208
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357 112
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The Legend of Zelda - Dungeon Music

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396 154
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390 157
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195 53
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361 163
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341 155
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Clark Benson added Pac-Man - Original Theme 1980

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341 167
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TheRealDunnDeal added Mortal Kombat - Intro Theme 1992

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322 161
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Lon Harris added Castlevania - Main Theme 1986

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152 50
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Jerry Icban added Super Mario Bros. 3 - Overworld 2 Theme

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269 136
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Kramer added Super Mario Kart - Intro Theme 1992

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243 129
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TheRealDunnDeal added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Theme Song 2003

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167 82
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Guile's Theme

The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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242 142
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premesh added Punch-Out!! - Main Theme 1987

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235 137
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217 126
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James Lee added Final Fantasy VI - Ending Theme 1994 ** This song is over 20 minutes long.

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221 133
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233 145
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engbouland added Street Fighter II - Ken's Theme 1992

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202 121
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James Lee added Chrono Trigger - Frog's Theme 1995

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171 99
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TJSlipperman added Mega Man 2 - Metal Man 1989

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149 83
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James Lee added Star Fox - Corneria 1993

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83 28
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Philipp Amann added Mega Man 2 - Dr. Wily Stage 1

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140 78
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Ducktales - Moon Theme

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premesh added Double Dragon - Main Theme 1987

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103 57
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Ryu's Theme

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93 50
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JeffersonLima added Donkey Kong Country - Aquatic Ambience

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165 118
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TheRealDunnDeal added Doom - Main Theme 1993

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123 79
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but chickens double d added Super Smash Bros. Melee - Main Theme

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112 69
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120 78
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99 61
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II's Intro

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51 15
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever
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Kramer added Dr. Mario - Main Theme 1990

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126 91
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hbg1968 added Galaga - Intro Theme 1981

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132 97
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Clark Benson added Donkey Kong - Intro Theme 1981

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51 21
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TyrantOnion added Super Mario Bros. 3 - Hammer Bros. Battle Theme

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110 85
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James Lee added Final Fantasy - Matoya's Cave 1987

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60 33
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Westleigh Quattrone added Mega Man 3 Theme

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114 92
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Lon Harris added Bubble Bobble - Main Theme 1986

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113 93
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Kramer added Ninja Gaiden - Main Theme 1988 Ninja Gaiden Theme

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83 63
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but chickens double d added F-Zero - Main Theme

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95 79
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TheRealDunnDeal added Secret of Mana - Main Theme 1993

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85 70
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TheRealDunnDeal added Spy Hunter - Main Theme 1983

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97 84
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TheRealDunnDeal added Ghosts'n Goblins - Main Theme 1985

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