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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1,459 342
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895 245
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806 250
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5
727 246
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432 165
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The Legend of Zelda - Dungeon Music
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488 199
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453 201
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9
256 87
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10
428 199
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421 198
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Clark Benson added 1980
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413 203
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TheRealDunnDeal added 1992
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375 193
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Lon Harris added 1986
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250 109
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Guile's Theme
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188 76
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Jerry Icban added Super Mario Bros. 3 - Overworld 2 Theme
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299 168
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Kramer added 1992
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279 159
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TheRealDunnDeal added 2003
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247 141
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James Lee added 1995
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279 167
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premesh added 1987
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123 44
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Philipp Amann added Mega Man 2 - Dr. Wily Stage 1
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266 162
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265 162
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engbouland added 1992
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254 155
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242 147
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James Lee added 1994
** This song is over 20 minutes long.
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193 118
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TJSlipperman added 1989