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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660 192
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559 199
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338 107
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The Legend of Zelda - Dungeon Music

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383 143
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376 149
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182 52
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346 161
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325 149
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Clark Benson added Pac-Man - Original Theme 1980

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330 160
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TheRealDunnDeal added Mortal Kombat - Intro Theme 1992

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309 157
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Lon Harris added Castlevania - Main Theme 1986

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141 47
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Jerry Icban added Super Mario Bros. 3 - Overworld 2 Theme

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261 134
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Kramer added Super Mario Kart - Intro Theme 1992

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238 124
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TheRealDunnDeal added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Theme Song 2003

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238 138
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premesh added Punch-Out!! - Main Theme 1987

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160 77
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Guile's Theme

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230 133
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211 122
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James Lee added Final Fantasy VI - Ending Theme 1994 ** This song is over 20 minutes long.

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216 129
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228 142
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engbouland added Street Fighter II - Ken's Theme 1992

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168 94
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TJSlipperman added Mega Man 2 - Metal Man 1989

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192 118
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James Lee added Chrono Trigger - Frog's Theme 1995

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135 72
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Ducktales - Moon Theme

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76 23
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Philipp Amann added Mega Man 2 - Dr. Wily Stage 1

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139 82
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James Lee added Star Fox - Corneria 1993

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141 86
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premesh added Double Dragon - Main Theme 1987

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97 54
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Ryu's Theme

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120 76
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but chickens double d added Super Smash Bros. Melee - Main Theme

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108 65
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87 47
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JeffersonLima added Donkey Kong Country - Aquatic Ambience

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159 116
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TheRealDunnDeal added Doom - Main Theme 1993

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154 114
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Kramer added Dr. Mario - Main Theme 1990

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114 76
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94 59
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II's Intro

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129 94
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Clark Benson added Donkey Kong - Intro Theme 1981

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever
_1445176307549 added Sonic the Hedgehog 2 1992

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

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117 89
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hbg1968 added Galaga - Intro Theme 1981

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110 82
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James Lee added Final Fantasy - Matoya's Cave 1987

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59 30
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Westleigh Quattrone added Mega Man 3 Theme

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110 90
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Lon Harris added Bubble Bobble - Main Theme 1986

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82 61
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but chickens double d added F-Zero - Main Theme

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109 91
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Kramer added Ninja Gaiden - Main Theme 1988 Ninja Gaiden Theme

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94 77
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TheRealDunnDeal added Secret of Mana - Main Theme 1993

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84 67
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TheRealDunnDeal added Spy Hunter - Main Theme 1983

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95 82
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TheRealDunnDeal added Ghosts'n Goblins - Main Theme 1985

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