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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The Legend of Zelda - Dungeon Music

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Clark Benson added Pac-Man - Original Theme 1980

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325 158
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TheRealDunnDeal added Mortal Kombat - Intro Theme 1992

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307 154
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Lon Harris added Castlevania - Main Theme 1986

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257 133
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Kramer added Super Mario Kart - Intro Theme 1992

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

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TheRealDunnDeal added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Theme Song 2003

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235 135
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premesh added Punch-Out!! - Main Theme 1987

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226 131
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Guile's Theme

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210 122
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James Lee added Final Fantasy VI - Ending Theme 1994 ** This song is over 20 minutes long.

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TJSlipperman added Mega Man 2 - Metal Man 1989

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225 141
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engbouland added Street Fighter II - Ken's Theme 1992

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191 117
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James Lee added Chrono Trigger - Frog's Theme 1995

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133 71
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Ducktales - Moon Theme

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75 22
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Philipp Amann added Mega Man 2 - Dr. Wily Stage 1

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138 81
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James Lee added Star Fox - Corneria 1993

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premesh added Double Dragon - Main Theme 1987

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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Ryu's Theme

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

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158 116
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TheRealDunnDeal added Doom - Main Theme 1993

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JeffersonLima added Donkey Kong Country - Aquatic Ambience

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Kramer added Dr. Mario - Main Theme 1990

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Clark Benson added Donkey Kong - Intro Theme 1981

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Son Goku added Street Fighter II's Intro

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58 29
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Westleigh Quattrone added Mega Man 3 Theme

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hbg1968 added Galaga - Intro Theme 1981

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James Lee added Final Fantasy - Matoya's Cave 1987

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

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but chickens double d added F-Zero - Main Theme

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Kramer added Ninja Gaiden - Main Theme 1988 Ninja Gaiden Theme

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Lon Harris added Bubble Bobble - Main Theme 1986

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TheRealDunnDeal added Secret of Mana - Main Theme 1993

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82 66
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TheRealDunnDeal added Spy Hunter - Main Theme 1983

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TheRealDunnDeal added Ghosts'n Goblins - Main Theme 1985