10 Unforgettable Video Game Songs

Video games aren't just about the games, the story or the graphics. Oh, no. Music is so incredibly important. And often, long after you have finished playing, it sticks around, lingers in the back of your brain.

Here are 10 songs we sometimes find ourselves either humming or having a hankering for a listen. These are not the best video game tunes, but they are some of the best. There are many more. This is entirely subjective and feel free to add your favourites in the comments!

Billy Hatcher Theme

Composed by Mariko Nanba and Tomoya Ohtani.

Contra Jungle Theme

Composed by H. Maezawa and Kyouhei Sada.

Dragon Quest Overture

Composed by Koichi Sugiyama.

Halo 3 One Final Effort

Composed by Michael Salvatori and Martin O'Donnell.

Final Fantasy Prelude

Composed by Nobuo Uematsu.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Dragon Roost Island

Composed by Koji Kondo.

Metal Gear Solid Main Theme

Composed by Tappy Iwase.

Portal Still Alive

Composed by Jonathan Coulton.

Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone

Composed by Yuzo Koshiro.

Silent Hill Theme

Composed by Akira Yamaoka.

Super Mario Bros. Main Theme

Composed by Koji Kondo.

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Comments

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cch0wrwg4tg

    You forgot this classic from "Cannon Fodder"

    .."War has never been so much fun..."

    What about level 1 on Alex Kidd in Miracle World?

    I would think any of the handful of the OoT songs would be more unforgettable than the Dragon Roost Island.
    Tetris theme is also nothing short of iconic.
    Nice selection none the less. Contra ftw!

    I would've put double dragon before contra, but a mighty fine list indeed. and for some dd love - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTFXVk1pb80

    Already forgotton: Halo, portal.

    I would have to say you got Super Mario Bros right.

    Other than that anything from Zelda Ocarina of time, also agree with Crazyguy on Alex the kid level 1.

    Those three are the most Iconic for me.

    No Blaster Master music?? Fail! It has quite a few epic tracks..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0x4Kw_y4fg

    The boat builder song from Black and White.

    I always found the Dragon Quest VIII theme too slow to build; I was in a hurry to get playing. It was good if I turned on my playstation then went to get a snack. By the time I came back it would sit through the full thing.

    I still remember starting FF VII and not being able to get past the prelude for ages. C'mon circle instead of x? Crazy.

    Every Video game song music has Mario, Zelda and Final Fantasy. Sure they are catchy and get in your head, but they aren't nearly as good as some others.

    There's a few soundtracks I really dig rather than songs. God of War 1-3, Psychonauts, American McGee's Alice...all worth listening to on their own.

    No songs from Donkey Kong Country 2? (Specifically Stickerbrush Symphony) Or anything from Zelda:OoT? What a terrible list.

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