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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 1980
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TheRealDunnDeal added 1992
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Guile's Theme
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Jerry Icban added Super Mario Bros. 3 - Overworld 2 Theme
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Lon Harris added 1986
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Philipp Amann added Mega Man 2 - Dr. Wily Stage 1
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Son Goku added 1992
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Kramer added 1992
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TheRealDunnDeal added 2003
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James Lee added 1995
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premesh added 1987
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Ducktales - Moon Theme
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James Lee added 1994
** This song is over 20 minutes long.