* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcqwDLHKhyY Scarborough Fair Equipped.]] A great drum beat and skillful piano, which accompanies perhaps the most badass LockAndLoadMontage in the history of beat 'em up games, which also incorporates a healthy dose of ShesGotLegs, WeaponTwirling ''and'' FlairBartending. [[http://youtu.be/djcnJPeyts4?t=2m13s Have a look.]]
* It's even inspired [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH8AkN6kWZk this song]] by MC Lars.
* Hell, the BATTLE THEME itself probably is better to listen than Music/FrankSinatra's version.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV6E13xODyA "Fly Me To The Moon"]], yet ''another'' Music/FrankSinatra tune, deserves a mention. Whoever came up with the idea of melding swing and techno with a sensual female vocal deserves an award or two.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSAVs4XyVcE Let's dance!]]
* "Vigrid Town Areas" is a beautiful combination of jazz with haunting OminousLatinChanting. It says a lot about a soundtrack when even the ambient music has so much put into it.
* The music being played [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVSYSfHo-MI when fighting Jeanne for the second time]], an awesome, fast song with some killer piano and a cooing breathy girls' chorus in the background. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn8-by_PM1o Blood and Darkness]] during the final battle with Jeanne is even more awesome.
* The music that plays through most of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb-xNUPFq2s Chapter 8]] makes it one of the best parts of the game.
* The track that plays in the first sections of the Epilogue chapter, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASWwRuqsO1Y Friendship]], is nothing less than pure awesome, as it plays as [[spoiler:Jeanne, having been released from Balder's mind control, pulls the greatest BigDamnHeroes rescue of the entire game, hitching a ride on a motorcycle onto a rocket heading to space to save Bayonetta]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3rk31VvvSs Climatic Battle]] is incredibly memorable as well, if for no other reason than it's the song that plays right as you're about to literally take apocalyptic horrors calling themselves angels apart in the most gruesome-cum-awesome method physically possible.
* The themes of the six most powerful angelic bosses (described below) are united in terms of instrumentation and overall atmosphere - all of them feature grandiose orchestral performances paired with powerful choirs. [[note]] It has been widely speculated, but not confirmed, that the choirs are singing liturgical lyrics in the Enochian language. [[/note]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV3wFRy23cY The Greatest Jubilee]] is ''truly'' one of the best final boss themes ever created. Sounding like a sacred cantata Bach would have only dreamed to compose (for its sheer complexity and staggering power), this piece is pure euphoria - which is appropriate, given it's the theme for [[spoiler:Jubileus, who is God in female form]].
* Likewise, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmQm_PySHCk You May Call Me Father]] is also a great orchestral score, which matches the character of Father Balder very well - divinely powered, yet darkly natured. [[spoiler:It reappears in ''Bayonetta 2'' with nearly the opposite context – instead of being locked in combat with the CardCarryingVillain Father Balder, you're fighting the unambiguously heroic Balder, whose motivation and valor might even make ''you'' feel like the villain for thwarting his quest.]] And even though the song itself isn't changed at all on the soundtrack, the new context repurposes "You May Call Me Father" into [[spoiler:the theme of a noble agent of the light whose desperate quest to avenge his love is tragically misguided.]]
* The tracks for the Cardinal Virtues may not have the general awesomeness of some of the other tracks that makes them as enjoyable played separately, but while fighting the bosses in question, you'd be hard-pressed to imagine a more appropriate track.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIVUlTXuQ-o Fortitudo - In Labors And Dangers]] provides some wonderfully awesome chanting that lets you know that these bosses are something else.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rccVc8-22fQ Temperantia - In Foregoing Pleasures]] contains an insanely catchy marching theme that gives the hectic bossfight some real size.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mx4CL4Y2Cx0 Iustitia - In Giving Every Man His Due]] lets you know within the first few seconds that the [[EldritchAbomination thing]] you are fighting should not exist.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6z-UuwnJ90 Sapientia - In The Choice Between Good and Evil]] mixes a sweeping chorus with some epic piano to create a song that sounds both angelic and dooming.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKWgJNm9Mg0 One Of A Kind]]. Hearing the slow OminousLatinChanting, followed by the violin riff while the camera zooms away from Bayonetta and Jeanne, all while they are ''falling off an absurdly high cliff'' and hordes of Angels come flying towards you, really sets the tone for the rest of the game.
* Two themes from classic Sega arcade games receive remixes that are a joy to listen to: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb5XUkxbHRI the theme]] of ''VideoGame/AfterBurner'', for the motorcycle race in Chapter 8; and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVh1OK59oik the theme]] of ''VideoGame/SpaceHarrier'', for the UnexpectedShmupLevel Chapter 14.
* The battle songs are definitely epic, but a few other tracks stand out for adding emotion to the game's cutscenes, such as...
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prmYkBhHTFA Bayonetta and Luka]], an adorable, warm piece that plays during the first genuinely friendly moment between the two.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERahqrn3Ah4 The Gates of Hell]], a relaxed, slow jazz piece that plays in Rodin's bar.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoRWm04nlWA Cereza]], a childish, lighthearted song for by far the most adorable character in the game.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsMMR1KjRJo Sexy Battle]], to go with the dance-off between the two Bayonettas.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgecemuA3I4 Luka's Crazy Idea A]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bq1dZhZ1QII Luka's Crazy Idea B]], which play during some interesting moments between Bayonetta and Luka.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2Y_iznSbMM Iustitia Enters B]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh7Lcx0qCE4 C]], primal, drum-heavy, tense pieces to accompany the most abominable Cardinal Virtue.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwKUbp6zzBw Save Cereza!]], a fast, frantic piece that impeccably fits Bayonetta's desperate search for her little one.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMJs6TvjFpA this piece]], which plays after Balder [[spoiler: throws Luka to his apparent death]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9zpC6NMH24 Luka Enters]], to go with the game's plucky comic relief. Hello, Cheshire!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEh8VyVTrKs Magnificent Seven (Climax Mix)]] is a remix of the Boss theme from Fantasy Zone that plays at the end of Chapter VIII as you battle three Braves, and it is AWESOME.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQWW84jsLtI Giant Military Transport Valkyrie]]. A shame it plays only on the first third of the airship stage, because it is just... awesome. The piano on the second half of the loop is just mesmerizing.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFCdtAQp3ss Riders of the Light]], yet another battle theme that just oozes awesome.
* One of the songs that plays during Balder's speech at the beginning of the chapter he appears in, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKvBQJAnZ8o Talking with Balder C]]. It fantastically captures the feel of the two most powerful humans in the Bayonetta universe squaring off like wolves about to maul.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_0zGW4QrJQ The theme song Something Missing]] by Michi, as used in the commercials for the game. An upbeat and hopeful, yet almost soothing song that explains Bayonetta's motivations very clearly. It also serves as a nice contrast to all of the non-stop action that the game has to offer.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgGab8CrHQY Both]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnfLp-hAHu4 the]] CherubicChoir tracks playing in the Paradiso levels are ''ethereally'' beautiful and blend well with the [[SceneryPorn positively gorgeous background]].
* Chapter 15's first half, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul1SZFBOc4s Ithavoll Building - Lower Floors]], as Bayo tears through searching for Cereza. Also gets a BGMOverride.
! Bayonetta 2
* The sequel brings even more beautiful and awe-inspiring tracks to the line up, starting with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXhhdNL05sY a jazzy, high-speed remix of Moon River]] as the title song.
* The primary battle theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H11PKYGH1p8 Tomorrow is Mine]], is particularly catchy.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqpoPwhkJ2U Gomorrah, Devourer of the Divine]]" was used in the game's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNwGaXhptBY soundtrack trailer]] to show off the new score, and demonstrates the soundtrack's theme of sequential music extremely well, containing four different looping points depending on what stage of the fight the player's in – not to mention being surprisingly epic for a boss you fight in the ''prologue''.
* The music that plays in the "Gates of Paradise" chapter, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAeeCdCSMQg Glamor: In Charm and Allure]]", combines the soundtrack's theme of multi-stage tracks with UncommonTime, since beating the hell out of an ice dragon is no fun unless you're doing it to a song in 7/4 time.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKcT_YkGncg The Lumen Sage and Temperantia]]", this game's equivalent of "Temperantia - In Foregoing Pleasures" plays during the second half of the first two duels with the Masked Lumen, while one of your Infernal Demons fights with one of the Auditio in the background. [[spoiler: Appropriately enough, it also mixes in elements of "You May Call Me Father", foreshadowing who the Masked Lumen really is.]]
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpuW4W7ggvg Insidious: Consumer of All]]" has a menacing chorus that makes a great backbeat to fighting a giant underwater monster with a giant skull in its design. And then the song kicks into high gear halfway into the fight with a jump in tempo to let you know that this boss isn't messing around anymore.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BAcyyGXzIE The Great War, Land Battle]]" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8wpTBKHx1U The Great War, Aerial Battle]]", both of which play during the chapter where you control the Umbran Armor, perfectly capture the feeling of taking a last stand in a massive war.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro39UqZlntk Loki's Crisis]]". It's the song that you hear while rushing to defend Loki from the Masked Lumen in Chapter 4, and it's enough to give even the most detached player a sense of desperation and urgency.
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r5lU8JdX50 Alraune: Whisperer of Dementia]]" is a playful synth and piano piece that sounds like something Bayonetta herself might use as a theme, but it matches the rose-themed demoness perfectly.
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0-acvQZPVw Alraune: Whisperer of Insanity]]", on the other hand, is a powerful DarkReprise of the aforementioned "Alraune: Whisperer of Dementia", showing that the rose demon is no longer playing around and means business. The song reaches an intense climax when Alraune has that last sliver of health and the OminousLatinChanting goes into overdrive!