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.

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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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1,228 276
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822 233
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754 234
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673 235
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399 143
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The Legend of Zelda - Dungeon Music

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456 180
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425 192
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234 77
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397 189
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389 187
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Clark Benson added 1980

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384 188
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TheRealDunnDeal added 1992

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358 180
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Lon Harris added 1986

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175 69
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Jerry Icban added Super Mario Bros. 3 - Overworld 2 Theme

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210 99
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Guile's Theme

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286 160
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Kramer added 1992

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269 148
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TheRealDunnDeal added 2003

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256 152
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108 35
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Philipp Amann added Mega Man 2 - Dr. Wily Stage 1

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263 160
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premesh added 1987

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235 138
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James Lee added 1994 ** This song is over 20 minutes long.

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245 147
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253 154
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engbouland added 1992

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223 133
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James Lee added 1995

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185 108
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TJSlipperman added 1989