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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1,388 322
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840 233
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769 237
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684 236
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410 148
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The Legend of Zelda - Dungeon Music

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463 184
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433 192
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239 78
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403 191
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398 189
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Clark Benson added 1980

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389 191
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TheRealDunnDeal added 1992

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362 184
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Lon Harris added 1986

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180 71
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Jerry Icban added Super Mario Bros. 3 - Overworld 2 Theme

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218 102
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Guile's Theme

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290 162
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Kramer added 1992

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274 151
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TheRealDunnDeal added 2003

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269 161
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premesh added 1987

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111 37
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Philipp Amann added Mega Man 2 - Dr. Wily Stage 1

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249 149
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257 156
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engbouland added 1992

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257 156
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237 140
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James Lee added 1994
** This song is over 20 minutes long.

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228 136
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James Lee added 1995

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187 111
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TJSlipperman added 1989