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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1,185 260
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1,321 302
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793 223
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4
731 229
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5
646 226
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390 130
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The Legend of Zelda - Dungeon Music

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439 172
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8
413 180
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9
217 69
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10
372 173
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Clark Benson added 1980

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383 182
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367 180
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TheRealDunnDeal added 1992

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349 174
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Lon Harris added 1986

14
164 68
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Jerry Icban added Super Mario Bros. 3 - Overworld 2 Theme

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200 95
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Guile's Theme

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278 155
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Kramer added 1992

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262 145
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TheRealDunnDeal added 2003

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249 147
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258 155
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premesh added 1987

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239 144
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247 151
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engbouland added 1992

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228 136
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James Lee added 1994 ** This song is over 20 minutes long.

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99 33
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Philipp Amann added Mega Man 2 - Dr. Wily Stage 1

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216 130
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James Lee added 1995

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182 106
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TJSlipperman added 1989

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159 92
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James Lee added 1993

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150 87
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Ducktales - Moon Theme

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155 95
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premesh added 1987

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114 64
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Ryu's Theme

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180 125
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TheRealDunnDeal added 1993

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125 76
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112 66
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Son Goku added

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132 85
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but chickens double d added Super Smash Bros. Melee - Main Theme

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103 58
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JeffersonLima added Donkey Kong Country - Aquatic Ambience

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61 22
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever
_1445176307549 added 1992

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125 86
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133 97
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hbg1968 added 1981

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138 105
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Clark Benson added 1981

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159 131
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Kramer added 1990

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58 29
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TyrantOnion added Super Mario Bros. 3 - Hammer Bros. Battle Theme

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68 40
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Westleigh Quattrone added Mega Man 3 Theme

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123 99
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Lon Harris added 1986

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122 98
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Kramer added 1988 Ninja Gaiden Theme

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117 93
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James Lee added 1987

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104 84
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TheRealDunnDeal added 1993

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90 71
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but chickens double d added F-Zero - Main Theme

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90 73
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TheRealDunnDeal added 1983

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101 90
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TheRealDunnDeal added 1985

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103 94
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47 30
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Jerry Icban added Mike Tyson Punch Out (NES) - Fight Theme