All these top 10 music lists made me remember what awesome songs we have on N64. So I came up with a list of 10 N64 games with music I think is awesome.
This was not an easy list to create, and I could have picked a bunch of other songs from these 10 N64 games, but I've narrowed it down to this while still giving a huge nod to tracks that aren't on the list. So I actually cheated a little bit.
Also, I created the list based on the songs in that game rather than any specific song, though I did pick one track from each game for the embed, a track that I particularly liked.
Few games in my life have had the same impact as playing SM64 for the first time. And the first time I heard this song while jumping into a vast pool of fresh blue water, exploring at will... it's overwhelming.
@GameDadGrant I agree with the full contents of this post. PM didn't have a great soundtrack overall, I'd say, but a few songs were great (like that Koopa Bros. theme, as well as Tubba Blubba's Heart).
Also, Mario Kart 64's music IMO has crushed any Mario Kart since. There have been tracks here and there, but most, if not all of MK64 is golden. The series just started sounding too goofy for me as the series went on. MK64 had more jazzy and laid back tracks for the most part. Toad's Highway was always a really underrated track to me.
I really can't unsee that. Anyway, this list is decent, but heavy on ambient stuff, which is not really my bag. The only one that I would have put on the list is Dire Dire Docks. But I also liked songs from Banjo Kazooie (Title Theme), Jet Force Gemini, GoldenEye (first level), and other games. Just the more upbeat stuff, generally.