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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1,068 225
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717 197
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671 200
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575 206
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350 109
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The Legend of Zelda - Dungeon Music

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390 149
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383 151
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189 52
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335 152
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Clark Benson added Pac-Man - Original Theme 1980

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350 163
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337 162
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TheRealDunnDeal added Mortal Kombat - Intro Theme 1992

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318 158
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Lon Harris added Castlevania - Main Theme 1986

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147 48
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Jerry Icban added Super Mario Bros. 3 - Overworld 2 Theme

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263 136
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Kramer added Super Mario Kart - Intro Theme 1992

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241 127
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TheRealDunnDeal added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Theme Song 2003

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164 79
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Guile's Theme

The Best Psychological Horror Games of All Time

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233 134
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240 140
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premesh added Punch-Out!! - Main Theme 1987

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215 123
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James Lee added Final Fantasy VI - Ending Theme 1994 ** This song is over 20 minutes long.

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218 131
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230 143
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engbouland added Street Fighter II - Ken's Theme 1992

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169 96
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TJSlipperman added Mega Man 2 - Metal Man 1989

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196 120
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James Lee added Chrono Trigger - Frog's Theme 1995

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81 25
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Philipp Amann added Mega Man 2 - Dr. Wily Stage 1

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137 75
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Ducktales - Moon Theme

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145 82
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James Lee added Star Fox - Corneria 1993

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141 88
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premesh added Double Dragon - Main Theme 1987

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163 117
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TheRealDunnDeal added Doom - Main Theme 1993

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110 67
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99 57
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Ryu's Theme

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121 78
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but chickens double d added Super Smash Bros. Melee - Main Theme

The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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89 49
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JeffersonLima added Donkey Kong Country - Aquatic Ambience

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156 116
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Kramer added Dr. Mario - Main Theme 1990

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115 78
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96 60
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II's Intro

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131 95
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Clark Benson added Donkey Kong - Intro Theme 1981

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124 90
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hbg1968 added Galaga - Intro Theme 1981

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47 15
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever
_1445176307549 added Sonic the Hedgehog 2 1992

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60 32
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Westleigh Quattrone added Mega Man 3 Theme

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110 84
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James Lee added Final Fantasy - Matoya's Cave 1987

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49 21
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TyrantOnion added Super Mario Bros. 3 - Hammer Bros. Battle Theme

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112 91
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Lon Harris added Bubble Bobble - Main Theme 1986

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111 93
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Kramer added Ninja Gaiden - Main Theme 1988 Ninja Gaiden Theme

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82 63
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but chickens double d added F-Zero - Main Theme

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85 69
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TheRealDunnDeal added Spy Hunter - Main Theme 1983

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94 79
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TheRealDunnDeal added Secret of Mana - Main Theme 1993

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97 83
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TheRealDunnDeal added Ghosts'n Goblins - Main Theme 1985

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92 78
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43 25
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Jerry Icban added Mike Tyson Punch Out (NES) - Fight Theme