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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649 181
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620 180
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528 191
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The Legend of Zelda - Dungeon Music

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357 134
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356 142
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328 149
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Clark Benson added Pac-Man - Original Theme 1980

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319 153
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TheRealDunnDeal added Mortal Kombat - Intro Theme 1992

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296 150
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Lon Harris added Castlevania - Main Theme 1986

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248 130
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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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premesh added Punch-Out!! - Main Theme 1987

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149 70
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Guile's Theme

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

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engbouland added Street Fighter II - Ken's Theme 1992

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165 91
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TJSlipperman added Mega Man 2 - Metal Man 1989

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James Lee added Chrono Trigger - Frog's Theme 1995

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71 19
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Philipp Amann added Mega Man 2 - Dr. Wily Stage 1

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128 69
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Ducktales - Moon Theme

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140 83
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premesh added Double Dragon - Main Theme 1987

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James Lee added Star Fox - Corneria 1993

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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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127 90
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Clark Benson added Donkey Kong - Intro Theme 1981

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Kramer added Dr. Mario - Main Theme 1990

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149 114
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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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Son Goku added Street Fighter II's Intro

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever
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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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107 88
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Kramer added Ninja Gaiden - Main Theme 1988 Ninja Gaiden Theme

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but chickens double d added F-Zero - Main Theme

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

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Lon Harris added Bubble Bobble - Main Theme 1986

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TheRealDunnDeal added Spy Hunter - Main Theme 1983

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TheRealDunnDeal added Secret of Mana - Main Theme 1993

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TheRealDunnDeal added Ghosts'n Goblins - Main Theme 1985

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