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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668 186
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633 189
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542 195
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322 102
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The Legend of Zelda - Dungeon Music

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368 138
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364 144
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337 153
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167 50
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308 146
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Clark Benson added Pac-Man - Original Theme 1980

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322 157
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TheRealDunnDeal added Mortal Kombat - Intro Theme 1992

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304 154
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Lon Harris added Castlevania - Main Theme 1986

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255 132
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Kramer added Super Mario Kart - Intro Theme 1992

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TheRealDunnDeal added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Theme Song 2003

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131 46
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Jerry Icban added Super Mario Bros. 3 - Overworld 2 Theme

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234 135
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premesh added Punch-Out!! - Main Theme 1987

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224 130
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154 75
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Guile's Theme

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209 122
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James Lee added Final Fantasy VI - Ending Theme 1994 ** This song is over 20 minutes long.

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211 127
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225 141
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engbouland added Street Fighter II - Ken's Theme 1992

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167 93
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TJSlipperman added Mega Man 2 - Metal Man 1989

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189 117
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James Lee added Chrono Trigger - Frog's Theme 1995

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131 71
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Ducktales - Moon Theme

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73 22
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Philipp Amann added Mega Man 2 - Dr. Wily Stage 1

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138 80
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James Lee added Star Fox - Corneria 1993

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140 85
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premesh added Double Dragon - Main Theme 1987

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96 52
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Ryu's Theme

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105 64
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but chickens double d added Super Smash Bros. Melee - Main Theme

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155 115
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TheRealDunnDeal added Doom - Main Theme 1993

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83 46
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JeffersonLima added Donkey Kong Country - Aquatic Ambience

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150 113
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Kramer added Dr. Mario - Main Theme 1990

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110 75
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127 92
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Clark Benson added Donkey Kong - Intro Theme 1981

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91 58
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II's Intro

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115 89
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hbg1968 added Galaga - Intro Theme 1981

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57 29
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Westleigh Quattrone added Mega Man 3 Theme

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James Lee added Final Fantasy - Matoya's Cave 1987

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40 13
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever
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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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93 76
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TheRealDunnDeal added Secret of Mana - Main Theme 1993

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103 89
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Lon Harris added Bubble Bobble - Main Theme 1986

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82 66
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TheRealDunnDeal added Spy Hunter - Main Theme 1983

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James Lee added Mega Man X - Central Highway 1993