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Top 50 Songs on Nintendo Consoles (now with links!)
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July 26, 2009, 23:03:50
 
This is a list me and my friend made together that represents our consensus on the top 50 songs ever to first appear on a Nintendo console (or maybe arcade for some of them) That means no songs that later appeared in compilations like Sonic songs (otherwise Green Hill Zone would be very high). My niece was working on You Tube countdown videos, but I think she got busy with drama camp or something so they've been put on indefinite hold (I have no video making programs or skills). Anyway on to the list!

50. Double Dragon - Title Theme
49. Yoshi's Story - Yoshi's Story
48. Ninja Gaiden 2- Chaosium Sword
47. Metroid Prime - Credits
46. Mega Man 3 - Title Theme
45. Yoshi's Island - Powerful Infant
44. Pokemon Red/Blue - Opening Theme
43. Super Mario Bros. 2 - 1-1 Theme
42. Kid Icarus - Underworld Theme
41. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - Darkworld Theme
40. Mario Kart 64 - End Credits
39. Super Mario Land - Birabuto Kingdom
38. Castlevania 2 - Bloody Tears
37. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Gerudo Valley
36. Contra - Waterfall
35. Balloon Fight - Balloon Trip
34. Wind Waker - Staff Credits
33. Donkey Kong Country 2 - Stickerbrush Symphony
32. Mega Man 2 - Flash Man
31. Star Fox - Corneria
30. Super Mario Bros. 2 - Character Select
29. F-Zero - Mute City
28. Mega Man - Cut Man
27. Metroid - Brinstar
26. Super Mario 64 - Bobomb Battlefield
25. Tetris - Type A
24. Majora's Mask - Clock Town Day 1
23. Castlevania 2 - Town
22. Punch Out! - Training
21. Wind Waker - Ocean
20. Final Fantasy - Prelude
19. Dr. Mario - Chill
18. The Legend of Zelda: Adventure of Link - Palace
17. Super Metroid - Title Screen
16. Super Mario Bros. 3 - Hammer Bros. Theme
15. Ocarina of Time - Kokiri Forest
14. Super Mario Galaxy - Gusty Garden Galaxy
13. Super Mario Bros. - Main Theme
12. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - Princess Zelda's Rescue
11. Mega Man 2 - Title Theme
10. Blaster Master - Stage 1
9. Mario Kart 64 - Rainbow Road
8. Castlevania - Vampire Killer
7. Donkey Kong Country - Aquatic Ambiance
6. Duck Tales - The Moon
5. Super Metroid - Underground Depths
4. Super Mario 64 - Dire Dire Docks
3.The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Title Theme
2. Mega Man 2 - Dr. Wily Stage 1
1.The Legend of Zelda - Title Theme

Since this was done with a friend I don't agree exactly with the placement of every song and there's some songs I wouldn't personally have and some omissions but such is the nature of collaboration. Still a damned good list and I listen to it as a playlist often. I have all of them on MP3 so if you want any of them, let me know your email and I'll be happy to oblige.

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Posted: 07/26/09, 23:03:50  - Edited by 
 on: 02/16/12, 02:33:25    
 
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@WrathOfSamus777 Well you said it "should be" #1 and then "it's the most memorable song in gaming" so I thought perhaps you meant that "most memorable" = "should be #1". My bad. Anyway all I'm saying that the most memorable (if we're talking about the general public) has a lot to do with the popularity of the game itself. Obviously less popular games have a less chance of having their songs known and loved by millions. Tons of other songs from other games could easily have been as memorable (to the general public) if they were in games that were as popular.

If we're not talking about being memorable to the general public well... on a personal level, it's definitely not my most memorable song. Offhand I'd say the first fortess in Lufia, the bramble area in DKC2, and the first Sigma fortress stage in Mega Man X2 are way more memorable to me. These are parts of games I'd play over and over just to hear the music.


Posted by 
 on: 02/18/12, 02:23:16
@Mr_Mustache
Yeah, man. We dug deep.

Jargon said:
@Zero

I'm not gonna listen to Chrono Trigger songs! That would make the game less amazing when I finally play it!

I haven't played it because I was waiting for it to come out on VC and it was gonna be my next VC game I bought, but then I got Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest for Christmas, so I want to beat that first. No rush though, everyone seems to think it's timeless.
I'm envisioning robot Jargon discovering the game in an old, post-apocalyptic ruin, 1000 years in the future, jury-rigging a live wire to play it, and then slowly forming his circuits into a smile.

I haven't played it, either.

GameDadGrant said:
Yoshi's Story?

List void.
Graaaaaaant!!


Posted by 
 on: 02/22/12, 17:26:32  - Edited by 
 on: 02/22/12, 17:27:40
Anand said:


GameDadGrant said:
Yoshi's Story?

List void.
Graaaaaaant!!

I'm imagining you saying that like David Seville says "ALVIIIIIN!"


Posted by 
 on: 07/27/12, 04:05:23


Posted by 
 on: 07/27/12, 04:15:19
Diddy Kong Racing had some awesome music. Should have made the list.


Posted by 
 on: 07/27/12, 15:57:30
@Cube191

I never played it too much (wasn't a big fan from what I played).


Posted by 
 on: 07/27/12, 16:40:16
Legacy of the Wizard has some very nice tunes for the NES era. Checkout this medley.


Also, Uninvited on NES... This game has some kick-ass atmospheric tunes. Here's a sample.


Posted by 
 on: 07/28/12, 04:20:03
The Tal-Tal Heights theme from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening definitely should have been on the list.

Oh well. It's not my list.


Posted by 
 on: 08/01/12, 19:04:31
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