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Throwback Thursday: Game On Edition



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For all the gamers out there, this one’s for you. This week’s Throwback Thursday is a little different. Instead of our normal playlist, today we’ll be bringing you some of the greatest songs from our favorite childhood video games! The following songs are some of the most nostalgia inducing jams from the games we grew up with. Some of these are real songs that made their respective games stick with us, and some are just the in-game music but all of them are awesome and sure to take you back. Game on guys.


This list, presented in no particular order, is comprised of the most memorable melodies from some of the most fun games of all time. So many hours of my young life have been spent listening to these songs endlessly while fighting bad guys, racing go karts, hunting ghosts, skateboarding, and collecting stars. Feel free to start blowing the dust out your old N64 cartridges now.



Another Winter- Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (written and performed by Anamanaguchi)

Dire Dire Docks – Super Mario 64

Green Greens – Kirby’s Dream Land

Still Alive – Portal (written by Jonathan Coulton)

Superman – Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater (written and performed by Goldfinger)

Rainbow Road – MarioKart 64

Green Hill Zone – Sonic the Hedgehog

Redial – Bomberman Hero

Tricky – SSX Tricky (written and performed by Run DMC)

Forest Entrance – Castle Crashers

Zora’s Domain – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Grass Valley – Snowboard Kids

Halo Theme- Halo: Combat Evolved

City Escape – Sonic Adventure 2

Warp Room – Crash Bandicoot 2

Pokemon Intro -Pokemon Red/Blue

Zip – Bomberman Hero

DK Rap – Donkey Kong 64


Special Bonus Jam:

Menu Music – Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater


Enjoy these nostalgic video game songs and check back next week for a new batch of throwbacks!