Button Mash 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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1,317 298
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885 243
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798 247
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718 244
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430 161
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The Legend of Zelda - Dungeon Music
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484 196
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450 199
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252 85
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10
422 199
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417 198
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Clark Benson added 1980
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409 201
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TheRealDunnDeal added 1992
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374 191
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Lon Harris added 1986
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244 109
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Guile's Theme
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186 76
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Jerry Icban added Super Mario Bros. 3 - Overworld 2 Theme
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297 167
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Kramer added 1992
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278 159
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TheRealDunnDeal added 2003
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246 141
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James Lee added 1995
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278 167
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premesh added 1987
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122 44
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Philipp Amann added Mega Man 2 - Dr. Wily Stage 1
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265 162
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264 162
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engbouland added 1992
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254 155
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242 147
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James Lee added 1994
** This song is over 20 minutes long.
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175 102
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James Lee added 1993