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Posted by Tireyo (6382 posts) -

These 20 themes are some of the most memorable music I have heard in videogames.  This is not all the songs that are memorable to me, so i have narrowed the list down.  They are not in any order either, and there are probably some music I left out and missed.  These are pretty much 20 random video game songs i like!  I hope that ya'll will enjoy the music.  Please share your thoughts about the music.  Got anything to share with me?  Please post whatever it is in the comments or in a PM!  Got Questions? Comments? I'll answer and reply to them !  See ya'll later and enjoy the music!  Tireyo643 out!

1. Sonic Rush. - Right There, Ride On.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZEdW-PwX5M

2. Starfox Adventures. - Thorntail Night Theme.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7he9YgTX5AY

3. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. - Spirit Temple

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-jT6T59rYw

4. Super Smash Bros. - Credits Theme.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB2YBGbvWAc

5. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz. - Sinking Swamp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd_5yWmxAE0 ;)

6. Super Mario World. - Overworld Theme

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzbFkmckDzQ

7. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. - Rogueport

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-HJY7Bx_Z0

8. Tetrisphere. -Martist

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXfy2LvkeGg

9. Donkey Kong Country. - Aquatic Ambience

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D65TT5Ieb4M

10. Mischief Makers. - Overworld 1 *User removed the video, so I found another one with the same theme.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc_vbp5Q8Ac

11. Castle/Boss theme for Brawl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFnuHleqZUA

12. Donkey Kong Country 2 - Forest Interlude

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAFJoATw3Kw

13. Floro Sapien Caverns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byZtA5RJMJ8

14. Crystal King Battle - Paper Mario :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpJulBjfNV8 

15. Super Monkey Ball Deluxe - Desert

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILTSs9erK2Y

16. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Forest Temple :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuVtu7bp0YY 

17. Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - Ice Cap Zone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYxlqTpZ-24

18. Super Mario Kart - Battle Mode

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRwCtahGRqU

19. On the road to Bowser - Super Mario 64

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gTBuDK06Z4 

20. Bouy Base Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu3Goo68zos 

#1 Posted by Tireyo (6382 posts) -

These 20 themes are some of the most memorable music I have heard in videogames.  This is not all the songs that are memorable to me, so i have narrowed the list down.  They are not in any order either, and there are probably some music I left out and missed.  These are pretty much 20 random video game songs i like!  I hope that ya'll will enjoy the music.  Please share your thoughts about the music.  Got anything to share with me?  Please post whatever it is in the comments or in a PM!  Got Questions? Comments? I'll answer and reply to them !  See ya'll later and enjoy the music!  Tireyo643 out!

1. Sonic Rush. - Right There, Ride On.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZEdW-PwX5M

2. Starfox Adventures. - Thorntail Night Theme.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7he9YgTX5AY

3. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. - Spirit Temple

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-jT6T59rYw

4. Super Smash Bros. - Credits Theme.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB2YBGbvWAc

5. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz. - Sinking Swamp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd_5yWmxAE0 ;)

6. Super Mario World. - Overworld Theme

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzbFkmckDzQ

7. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. - Rogueport

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-HJY7Bx_Z0

8. Tetrisphere. -Martist

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXfy2LvkeGg

9. Donkey Kong Country. - Aquatic Ambience

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D65TT5Ieb4M

10. Mischief Makers. - Overworld 1 *User removed the video, so I found another one with the same theme.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc_vbp5Q8Ac

11. Castle/Boss theme for Brawl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFnuHleqZUA

12. Donkey Kong Country 2 - Forest Interlude

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAFJoATw3Kw

13. Floro Sapien Caverns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byZtA5RJMJ8

14. Crystal King Battle - Paper Mario :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpJulBjfNV8 

15. Super Monkey Ball Deluxe - Desert

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILTSs9erK2Y

16. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Forest Temple :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuVtu7bp0YY 

17. Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - Ice Cap Zone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYxlqTpZ-24

18. Super Mario Kart - Battle Mode

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRwCtahGRqU

19. On the road to Bowser - Super Mario 64

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gTBuDK06Z4 

20. Bouy Base Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu3Goo68zos 

#2 Posted by Coltonio7 (3156 posts) -

Banana Blitz, MEH never liked that song.

#3 Posted by natetodamax (19136 posts) -

For a relatively new user, you make excellent blogs Tire, or Yo, or whatever you wanna be called :P

#4 Edited by Diamond (8634 posts) -

Some decent ones so far.  I'll post a few of my slightly more obscure favorites :

  
Actually from Unreal, not UT.  When you first get off the prison ship, Epic (pun intended, or not) moment at the time.

Here's one of my recent favs, Africa Street Fighter 4 theme :

  

Ian Gillan's Eternity (Blue Dragon boss theme), lead singer for Deep Purple :

  

Ape Escape 1 (PS1) Galaxy Monkey minigame theme :

  

Castle Crashers 'Jumper' song :

  

Rise of the Triad (DOS) song (Run Like Smeg) :

  

Sega SuperGT (Model 3 racing game) best graphics of any game from 1996-2005 :

  

#5 Posted by natetodamax (19136 posts) -

Tireyo, listen to this one. Probably my most favorite video game song ever. Gives me goosebumps everytime I hear it. I even put it on my iPod

  

#6 Edited by Tireyo (6382 posts) -

natetodamax: You can call me Ti.  I've written blogs before on another site, but they never got that much attention. :(  At least i made more friends here though that actually reads them!! :D

Coltonio: Oh well.  Is there anything you do like?

#7 Posted by Teptom (2045 posts) -
  


#8 Posted by natetodamax (19136 posts) -
Tireyo643 said:
"natetodamax: You can call me Ti.  I've written blogs before on another site, but they never got that much attention. :(  At least i made more friends here though!! :DColtonio: Oh well.  Is there anything you do like?"
Did you listen to the Mass Effect Theme? Sorry, I just think the whole world should have to listen to that :D
#9 Posted by Dalai (6876 posts) -

My list would be loaded with Mega Man 2 and Super Metroid tunes.

  


  

#10 Posted by Jayge_ (10222 posts) -

My most memorable videogame song is definitely Still Alive.

#11 Posted by natetodamax (19136 posts) -
Jayge said:
"My most memorable videogame song is definitely Still Alive."
From Portal? I lol'd when I first heard that.
#12 Posted by auspiciousqueue (1298 posts) -

Some pretty good selections. 

#13 Posted by Jayge_ (10222 posts) -
natetodamax said:
"Jayge said:
"My most memorable videogame song is definitely Still Alive."
From Portal? I lol'd when I first heard that."
That's the one.
#14 Posted by Dalai (6876 posts) -
Jayge said:
"natetodamax said:
"Jayge said:
"My most memorable videogame song is definitely Still Alive."
From Portal? I lol'd when I first heard that."
That's the one.
"
And it's awesome and memorable.  Love that song.
#15 Posted by Claude (16251 posts) -
Tetrisphere took me back. I played the crap out of that game.
#16 Edited by Yelix (327 posts) -
Mega Man X3 is kind of a dumb game, but it's still a SNES MMX game so it's pretty good, and Gravity Beetle's music gets me every time.
  


I don't need to explain why this song is good.
  


Sets the tone for a good boss fight.
  


Few games have this quality of final boss music in my opinion.
  


I'm done posting songs for now. Obviously there's a lot of other iconic stuff, but I felt like showing more obscure songs.
#17 Posted by Axersia (1612 posts) -

Stopped reading at "Sonic Rush."

I mean, it's a good game and everything (a great game even), but come on man? How about some Greenhill Zone instead:

  


Ah yes, oldschool FM synthesis goodness.
#18 Posted by Pazy (2553 posts) -

Cant decide between Sonic The Hedgehog 2: Chemical Plant Zone:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LYB7iLZNWE

And Soul Blade: Edge of Soul:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjXsptX-Tag

#19 Posted by Red (5991 posts) -

Me and video game music have always been tight. I'd say a quarter of the music on my iPod is video game music. Here are some of my definite favorites:


  • To Zanarkand (Final Fantasy X)
  • The Prelude (Final Fantasy Series)
  • Main Theme (Final Fantasy VII
  • Dr. Wily Stage 1 (Megaman 2)
  • Metal Gear Theme (Metal Gear Series)
  • Main Theme (Final Fantasy VI)
  • The Moon (Duck Tales)
  • Zelda Music (Too many great songs I don't know the name of)
  • Mass Effect Main Theme (Mass Effect)
  • Victory Fanfare (Final Fantasy Series)

For those who don't know what the Duck Tales song is, it'll spark some nostalgia:
  

#20 Posted by Emandudeguyperson (2502 posts) -
#21 Edited by Dr_Feelgood38 (1550 posts) -

Hmm... Yeah... Yep. I basically love every one of the songs posted here. I would add to them:

  
Or any other MP song. (By the way, anyone who likes Metroid songs and hasn't checked this out should definitely do so now).
And:
  
Or any other songs from the Half-Life franchise. God, they're all so awesome...
#22 Posted by insanegamer (612 posts) -

super smash bros one is awesome i love it.

#23 Posted by el_tajij (704 posts) -

For the past year, it's been Brenner's / O'Brien's theme from Advance Wars. Every time it goes to you're turn and this theme comes on it feels like you can take on the world!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV7xFssjNOw

#24 Posted by el_tajij (704 posts) -

Also, word to Diamond, that Unreal theme was amazing, I remember seeing that back in the day and it just taking my breath away!

#25 Posted by TMThomsen (2068 posts) -

Can't believe you picked The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Forest Temple. I really hate that song! :P Far too unsettleling and weird.

One of my favorites is Vortal Combat from Half-Life 2: Episode Two

  

#26 Posted by Tireyo (6382 posts) -

Hi everyone!  Sorry it took some time to get back on GiantBomb to look at what ya’ll have sent me and others to see.  I really appreciate all of ya’ll sharing your personal favorites in video game music with me and others!  Due to the high level of responses, I will be responding to ya’ll individually through wall comments/PM messages.  So please be patient, and I hope to respond to everyone by tonight!  If anyone wants to send me any more music or just want to reply, please make it easy for me by just posting your responses/music to the blog.  I would really appreciate it! I won’t chew ya’ll out if you made the mistake of sending me a wall comment or PM, I just prefer for it all to be in one place. :D

Thank you all again, and I’ll see ya’ll later! :D Peace!!! -Ti

#27 Edited by StarFoxA (5123 posts) -

Nice picks! Here are some of my favorites:

  



  

  

  

#28 Posted by thebipsnbeeps (538 posts) -

Enjoyable listens, I do say. I wish I can put more input into some of my personal faves, but I can't think of any at the moment (apart from the Bionic Commandos, Mega Mans, and Half-Life 2s, of course)

#29 Posted by Snipzor (3317 posts) -

StarFoxA's pick for Earthbound is exactly what this thread needed. How about some F-Zero for the occasion?

  


  

  

#30 Posted by Hughes (396 posts) -

The Dire, Dire Docks theme from Mario 64. Tattooed on my brain forever.

#31 Posted by Milkman (16223 posts) -
Diamond said:
"Some decent ones so far.  I'll post a few of my slightly more obscure favorites :
That Blue Dragon one makes me laugh so goddamn hard everytime I hear it. I would never have been able to finish that game cause I would just be cracking up during all the boss fights. 
#32 Edited by BoG (5178 posts) -

Let's slow down on the embedded videos and stick to links for a while you guys.

First of all, +1,000 points to Tireyo for Tetrisphere.

Next, I have to share some of my faves; So far, the Metroid Prime menu is the only one mentioned. Holy crap that music blew me away.
I love thay song, many childhood memories in there.
Mario Galaxy music has become a staple of "favorite video game music" lists. And every time it's a different tune. I personally love the song from the Good Egg Galaxy.
This is another menu theme that just blew me away. I once turned it on and left it on the music just so I could listen to it once. I just love it.
I could honestly put all of the character themes from FFVI on this list, but Kefka's only just wins over Celes'... and Locke's... and, well you get the idea.
This is from the final showdown with Kuja. Great tune.
I swear this is the last FF tune, and my favorite from the series. More commonly known as Gilgamesh's theme, this song is just awesome. It brings back a truckload of FF memories.
Some of the greatest boss music ever.
I just really love it.
Oh gosh. This song is SOO cheesy. But I've fallen in love with it, mostly due to the final Boss (ha!) in Metal Gear Soldi 3. Someday, I WILL feed on a tree frog.
The moment I set foot into Olrox's quarters, this song became one of my favorites. It's masterfully composed, and eerily brilliant.
Now this one is specifically the Assault version. The others are fine and all, but the spaghetti western style of this version MAKES the song THAT much better.
My friend and I used to play Starfox, and we love the theme. SSBB version is featured for awesomeness.
Oh gosh. Oh my gosh. So epic. I remember humming this song. It's just so perfect. The entire score in SotC is brilliant.
No list is complete without Mega Man music. Elec Man is one of the many greats.
More Mega Man, this time the 9th edition, and the song that will always remind me of the game: Tornado Man's stage. I started here, and it began a magnificent journey. They captured the classic spirit in the most brilliant way.
Yes.
Sleepless nights in my best friends basement, playing Mario Paint. I wish I were in elementary school again.


And I got carried away. Video game music does that to me. If you listened to them all, +1,000,000 points.
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#33 Posted by gimmysumcowbel (418 posts) -

dude the meatal gear theme song has to be in there

#34 Edited by Tireyo (6382 posts) -

Very nice songs everyone! :D Thank you for sharing. I believe that I have replied to all of ya'll individually! Anyone else got anything to share?

#35 Posted by Retrogimp (187 posts) -

Man, no Perfect Dark soundtrack songs? They're incredible, too. My brother and I have them on our iPods and listen to them all the time. The main menu theme and Carrington Villa stand out as the best, but the soundtrack in general is just brilliant.

#36 Posted by mracoon (4914 posts) -

How could you forget:

  

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#37 Posted by Death_Unicorn (2826 posts) -
#38 Posted by Tylea002 (2291 posts) -

Only played this game for a few hours, but I got hooked to this song:

  

Also a few need to be mentioned from a certain JSRF
  
  

In fact, anything from that game is awesome.
Also, what else that isn't very predictable, ahh yes. This is one of the best orchestral game pieces, in my opinion.
  

Following the tradition of awesome japanese game music:
  

I'm sure there are many, MANY others I missed, as I do love listening to music in games, and when I remember them, I'll post them. They have already been put up, but I'd like to express my love for the Mass Effect and Halo soundtracks, and Jade Empire needs a shoutout soon.

#39 Posted by Shadow (4965 posts) -

Almost none of those are memorable...or even good

#40 Edited by mracoon (4914 posts) -
Tylea002 said:

Also a few need to be mentioned from a certain JSRF

  In fact, anything from that game is awesome.
That game had awesome music. I remember just putting down the controller down and just listening because it was so good.
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#41 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -

needs moar halo

#42 Edited by Gargantuan (1877 posts) -
#43 Posted by BoG (5178 posts) -

Did I not ask everyone to quit embedding videos? It's really slowing the page down. Links are fine.

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#44 Posted by Gargantuan (1877 posts) -
BoG said:
"Did I not ask everyone to quit embedding videos? It's really slowing the page down. Links are fine."
Sorry, I missed that. Fixed it now.
#45 Edited by Tireyo (6382 posts) -

Very nice music everyone! Is there anymore songs that ya'll would like to share?  Just keep it coming, because I love music! :D

#46 Edited by Diamond (8634 posts) -

Let me post a few

Mega Race (some of the race songs) - skips songs around a bit but a good overview
Also has some of the old CG graphics the game had in that video.  I was really into FMV games for a while when I got my first CD ROM drive, Megarace was my first CD game ever, got it cheap with my Quad speed CDROM drive.  I have .oggs of the soundtrack, put them in my 360 for when playing racing games.

Toshinden 1 Ellis theme (PS1) - Toshinden was a big reason I initially got a PS1 over Saturn.  Played Toshinden a few years after it came out and I was amazed how HORRIBLE the controls actually were.  The amazing graphics for the time completely blinded me to how bad the game was (although it was probably the first 3d fighting game with full 3d movement).  Song sounds very 'anime' for that era.

Wario Land Shake It (just some level song) - game has tons of great songs actually.  Don't like the game so much, but great music.

Gradius 2 first level song - first MIDI I ever downloaded via modem.  Great song, sounds really repetitive today.

Air Zonk title screen song - incredibly epic intro, awesome sunglasses, Bonk from the future flying through the air.  What more could you want?

Bonk's Revenge songs - bonus stage song plays first, that song and the first level song (2nd one you hear) are just amazing.  Best TG16 Bonk game IMO.

Super Bonk song (SNES) - ALL BONK ALL THE TIME.  SNES Bonk had the most consistent gameplay, graphics and music I think.

Lost Odyssey Epsylon Range

will post some more if I think of more

Some I sadly couldn't find Youtube links for : Tornado (DOS flight sim, had really nice menu music), Super Mario Land 3 Wario Land world 1 theme.

#47 Posted by Tireyo (6382 posts) -

Diamond: Great music. Post as many as you like! That counts for everyone else too!

#48 Edited by Dr_Feelgood38 (1550 posts) -
I apologize for the bump, but I just thought that I should share one of the greatest songs ever.
Cohen's Masterpiece from Bioshock.
I used to fight Sander Cohen and just make it last as long as possible so that I could hear the whole song, the I would reload and do it all over again. On a side note, Sander Cohen is also one of the greatest characters of that year in gaming.
#49 Posted by Tireyo (6382 posts) -

Dr_Feelgood38: Classical and dramatic!

#50 Posted by natetodamax (19136 posts) -