Button Mash 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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1,426 333
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871 237
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785 243
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702 241
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421 157
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The Legend of Zelda - Dungeon Music
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475 190
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444 195
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246 81
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413 194
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406 194
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Clark Benson added 1980
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402 195
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TheRealDunnDeal added 1992
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369 187
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Lon Harris added 1986
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234 104
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Guile's Theme
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183 73
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Jerry Icban added Super Mario Bros. 3 - Overworld 2 Theme
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291 165
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Kramer added 1992
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275 155
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TheRealDunnDeal added 2003
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118 40
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Philipp Amann added Mega Man 2 - Dr. Wily Stage 1
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274 163
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premesh added 1987
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239 137
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James Lee added 1995
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260 159
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engbouland added 1992
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251 152
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241 144
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James Lee added 1994
** This song is over 20 minutes long.
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259 159
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190 114
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TJSlipperman added 1989