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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735 205
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692 207
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592 211
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367 114
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The Legend of Zelda - Dungeon Music

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400 158
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394 160
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198 55
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366 166
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345 158
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Clark Benson added Pac-Man - Original Theme 1980

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344 169
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TheRealDunnDeal added Mortal Kombat - Intro Theme 1992

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326 163
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Lon Harris added Castlevania - Main Theme 1986

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155 54
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Jerry Icban added Super Mario Bros. 3 - Overworld 2 Theme

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270 141
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Kramer added Super Mario Kart - Intro Theme 1992

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245 132
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TheRealDunnDeal added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Theme Song 2003

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247 144
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premesh added Punch-Out!! - Main Theme 1987

The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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171 86
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Guile's Theme

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237 140
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220 127
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James Lee added Final Fantasy VI - Ending Theme 1994 ** This song is over 20 minutes long.

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224 135
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236 148
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engbouland added Street Fighter II - Ken's Theme 1992

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203 124
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James Lee added Chrono Trigger - Frog's Theme 1995

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175 102
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TJSlipperman added Mega Man 2 - Metal Man 1989

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86 30
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Philipp Amann added Mega Man 2 - Dr. Wily Stage 1

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149 87
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James Lee added Star Fox - Corneria 1993

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141 82
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Ducktales - Moon Theme

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145 92
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premesh added Double Dragon - Main Theme 1987

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106 60
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Ryu's Theme

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169 120
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TheRealDunnDeal added Doom - Main Theme 1993

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114 71
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95 53
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JeffersonLima added Donkey Kong Country - Aquatic Ambience

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124 81
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but chickens double d added Super Smash Bros. Melee - Main Theme

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121 80
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101 63
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II's Intro

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158 122
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Kramer added Dr. Mario - Main Theme 1990

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128 93
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hbg1968 added Galaga - Intro Theme 1981

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Clark Benson added Donkey Kong - Intro Theme 1981

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52 18
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever
_1445176307549 added Sonic the Hedgehog 2 1992

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52 23
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TyrantOnion added Super Mario Bros. 3 - Hammer Bros. Battle Theme

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112 87
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James Lee added Final Fantasy - Matoya's Cave 1987

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61 36
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Westleigh Quattrone added Mega Man 3 Theme

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115 94
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Kramer added Ninja Gaiden - Main Theme 1988 Ninja Gaiden Theme

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115 94
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Lon Harris added Bubble Bobble - Main Theme 1986

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83 65
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but chickens double d added F-Zero - Main Theme

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96 80
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TheRealDunnDeal added Secret of Mana - Main Theme 1993

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87 71
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TheRealDunnDeal added Spy Hunter - Main Theme 1983

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69 54
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97 86
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TheRealDunnDeal added Ghosts'n Goblins - Main Theme 1985

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