Near every song in near every ''Command and Conquer'' game is either made of pure concentrated awesome of the combat, searching or construction variety.

You can even listen to a lot of this Awesome Music [[http://www.frankklepacki.com/ here]] using the jukebox.

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[[folder: Tiberium Series]]
* ''All'' of the music from the first game (either Tiberian Dawn or ''[[MarketBasedTitle The Tiberium Conflict]]'') is awesome.
** Except maybe [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzTB_ie4WIw "C&CThang"]].
** What C&C theme could possibly top Hell March? Why, only the first music you hear when you play the original ''CommandAndConquer'', the music that defined the game and set the standard subsequent entries in the series strove to match. Ladies and gentlemen, three words: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RJQPlPE2yQ "Act on Instinct".]]
*** Four words: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkoL3g-Nc1g "Act on Instinct" remixed.]]
*** Here's a longer, better quality version: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvwzsNWA_gI Extended Act on Instinct Remix]]". (from ''Kane's Wrath'')
*** One of the good things to come out of ''[=C&C=] Renegade'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3J8lV-u6O8 Act on Instinct remixed (again)]]
** "I'm a mechanical. I'm a mechanical. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2-89XZTBOE I'm a mechanical man."]]
** "No! No! No! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HheSOqMqYRU No Mercy]]. Mercy Is For the Weak!"
*** Some of the verses are rather {{Narm}}tastic, mixing a lot of villainous tropes we've learned to love and hate, which only adds to the {{Camp}}y appeal that is ''[=C&C=]''.
--> Just in preparation... With the aid of my '''secret weapon'''!
--> No longer will the world be dominated... by the legacy of these '''fools'''!
*** These appear to be voice clips from ''BillAndTedsBogusJourney'', of all places. Why? Who knows? [[SoCoolItsAwesome Who cares?]]
** And of course, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BV9Qkryc6g Surf No Mercy]] is [[EarWorm catchy as hell]].
** The soundtrack version of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUDw4oDl5NQ In Trouble]]. 'Perhaps you need another shot' indeed.
*** "LET ME CLEAR MY THROAT!"
*** Growing up with the N64 version, the part used with the airstrike in that one cutscene is especially badass.
** The amazing thing about the first game's soundtrack is the sheer ''diversity'' of style. There's the expected (yet still badass) stuff like "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCaJXJJa1tA Industrial]]", but the we get crazy bouncy songs like "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m87Ocxz5k0Q Radio]]", or soundtracks along the line of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lCD0Syzdhs funky ''(Just Do It Up)'']], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVimLoYduYw quasi-hip hop ''(Thang)'')]], or even eerie [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v08or26V-9k ambient songs ''(On the Prowl)'']]. Then there's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTXZCSx90FE Rain in the Night]]", and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2v0TzgF--Y Airstrike]]", which are just the sex.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PUkQNzZU0I Creeping Upon]]. Ominous and eerie, a hint of things to come...
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEmKRGcFMQo Voice Rhythm.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oerOrx4Voz8 Great Shot!]] ...return to base immediately.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBZEk1gmvUQ March to Doom]]. Awesomeness pure!
* While the music of ''Tiberian Sun'' and ''[[ExpansionPack Firestorm]]'' music is...different from that of ''Tiberian Dawn'' it is still awesome.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e67_7NOBU4M Slave to the System]] A driving beat pumps you up to kick ass.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no34k_t87VM Lone Trooper]] A slow, mournful, slightly creepy tune that sums up the [[CrapsackWorld grim state]] of the Earth.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sSSZXMz7tM Stomp]] was actually first heard in TS but was also included in Renegade.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYYcWVjOQKk Pharotek]]. Egyptian-style, baby!
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OutQ4qqxB0 Valves]]. The first track you hear in the game (assuming you weren't playing as Nod scum), which like Act on Instinct before it set the tone for the next entry in the Tiberium sage - dark, futuristic, and apocalyptic.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_QYIkd5wz4 Dusk Hour]] single handedly the creepiest song in the ''entirety'' of the Command and Conquer soundtrack (Red Alert included).
*** The only other song that can contest that is the aptly-named [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tvMP4ooluU Gloom]], at least in its first half of the song.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdCN1T8Fmj8 Nod crush]] is really popular as a nod theme, it also gained a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9YYzC1B5RA remix]] for the Renegade mod ''Reborn.''
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxIru0vrH-4 Link-Up]], typically playing in the last mission for ''Tiberian Sun Firestorm'' (either side), this piece doubles as a ''Moment'' of Awesome, both for the atmosphere of the moment and for making a piece of music around the old ''modem dial-up noises'' that we're all familiar with.
*** Because [[CyberpunkIsTechno Dystopian Sci-Fi Is Techno]].
** And of course, Frank's favorite track from the game, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXmAmM2tLn8 Mad Rap]], is such with good reason.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkxbbfIg8uQ Mutants]], particularly the intermittent nightmarish chord progression (beginning at about 0:10).
*** Want to be creeped out for the rest of your life? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aj0yNUyzRuA Ion Storm]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZF3b0Fpq0M Dusk Hour]] (the latter getting technoish by the end) will claim your soul.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkVcYuM4w_0 Killing Machine]].
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AqhdC6Ahhs Infrared]]", a drum and bass-esque song that goes really well with stealth operations.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWL4Ewduarc Infiltration]]", which actually sounds quite similar to many of the slower tracks from ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2''. A meta-case of {{Foreshadowing}}?
** And then there's this rarely-heard track, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05-ZVwBpb9U "Initiate,"]] which was intended to be used in ''Firestorm''. Its absence is conspicuous, considering its absolutely awesome segue from ominous techno to rockin' metal.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnUSyc-9-Kc Destructible Times]], the end credits theme for the Brotherhood of Nod campaign in the original game.
* C&C3 [[ExpansionPack Kane's Wrath]] gives us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEWMOhns_b4 Mechanical Minds]].
* C&C3's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a-bRS1Lpe0 Heavy Handed]]" is disturbingly creepy in a good way, but the most epic and ferociously brutal of all the tracks in the game is "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFe9KovdXpI Radiation Alert]]"
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNCYcefUy0I Black Dawn]] lets all people playing it know desperately the world is struggling to survive.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIJ4XEDk5Tw Tiberian Influx.]]
** Hell, all of the C&C3 stuff is pretty good. Might not be Frank, but it's still good stuff. There's a great sense of urgency and panic in the combat themes (Deadly Force, Renegade Attack, Apocalypse) that suits the sudden arrival of the [[ImplacableMan seemingly unstoppable]] Scrin, GDI's all-out assaults, or NOD's multi-pronged MindScrew-based offensives, and an apocalyptic ambience in pieces like Gathering Intel.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POYLmbSB9Ro Fight, Win, Prevail.]] Short, yet chilling...
* If there is one redeeming feature of the seemingly ruined forever C&C4, it has to be this: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRTwbMptDIc To The Death.]]
** Or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWox0SJ_GZM Prophet's Ascension]] played in the final cutscene of the game. The whole soundtrack reflects the games relation to the previous incarnations of the Tiberum series: has nothing to do with it. Doesn't mean it's bad though.
** Then there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss7uEsP5_iI "We Rise,"]] which apparently got its start as a track for the cancelled game ''Tiberium.''
* The FanRemake of Renegade (Renegade X) is worth mentioning too. Not only does it bring in remakes of old favorites ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e68TwOdGb8A Act On Instinct]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myrYMAYJOnU No Mercy]], and of course, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmnEsIZWhRo Stomp]], among others), it also has its own unique, and rather awesome, tunes, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeIUYQ166rI Valiant]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCqYxX0s73I Blinded]].
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[[folder: Red Alert Series]]
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[[folder: Hell March ]]


* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb-gI_pFog0 Hell March]] from ''CommandAndConquer: Red Alert''. The entire Soviet Red Army marching over the German border to crush the Allies into dust underneath massive tanks? BRING IT ON!
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WqwFhX6Cqg Hell March 2]] from the sequel: Ditto America.
** Then there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ksim7UQ5YfY Hell March LIVE]]. Pure awesome.
** They did [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3rGO2WhZGg Hell March 3]], ''and'' remixed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Orxwh-jFGSE Hell Marches 1]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTrdAu1AxP0 2]].
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_qPFFem6UU Hellmarch 3 Orchestral and Performed live at Video Game Live!]]
*** And even if this song isn't official, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRp3vPX9PUU this guitar cover]] is purely epic in its own, especially Hell March 3, which, in the final part, combines every single Hell March to create the ultimate one.

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[[folder: Red Alert (Includes ''Counterstrike'' & ''The Aftermath'') ]]

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X4h_9WYkF4 Traction]].
* Both [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGEj9HD85iQ Floating]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk6xgxB2PO0 Fogger]] (along with Traction) go great to building a base.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyqCw5DK-ek The Search]], which is like being lost in a forest during winter.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fbrNb-Jqb4 Radio 2]]" just makes you want to get up and dance. Not the best thing in the world when you're trying to not be blown to pieces by the Soviet War Machine, but a kick-ass tune either way. [[RuleOfCool The random chanting monks in the background don't hurt, either.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvv7HwCXYLw Remixed]] for the Counterstrike expansion, sprinkled throughout with voice clips from the actual game.
* Many songs from Counterstrike/Retaliation easily qualify as "awesome". Most of them are remixes of the songs from previous C&C titles, namely:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpSj5J-pCDs Crush]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E7vfGiUrGw No Mercy]].
** And of course, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VezQRfbeGv0 Hell March]].
* Both Tracks [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv1EIby5GrE 1]] & [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18JYgj_ZkZY 2]] of "Face the Enemy". They rival Hell March in diversity and awesomeness.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfP6Bclf34g Big Foot]], which often is the first thing you hear when starting a mission. Perfect track to get you pumped up for the battles to come.
* Needless to say, the entire soundtrack for the first in the Red Alert series is made of epic win, and ranks among the best music Frank Klepaki ever made.

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[[folder: Red Alert 2 (Includes ''Yuri's Revenge'') ]]

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBW7fb8R9a0 Destroy]]. If it weren't for Hell March 2 or Grinder, It would definitely be Red Alert 2's defining EpicRiff.
* The menu themes from Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCyuuChMmgc Grinder]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBhfwUF1kdU Drok]] respectively.
* The loading theme in Red Alert 2, Jank, is an excellent song. However, it only appears in the loading screen and can't be played otherwise. The only way to hear the whole thing in-game is if your processor is slower than molasses that Carville'll be dipped in.
** Of course you could explore the CD and extract it or listen to it on Frank's site...
** [[TakeAThirdOption Or you could just click ]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdp7Oq1a9_0h here.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Smx1IK99Oo Grinder]] has an interesting callback - one of the voice samples comes from a cutscene in Red Alert (the one where [[spoiler: Einstein is chrono'd away seconds before his execution]]).
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VxlJzmjjQs In Deep]], the song that a was played when installing both [=RA2=] and Yuri's Revenge.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMvV-fF3b0M Brain Freeze]], which borders on Nightmare Fuel.
** Your feeling of helplessness is your best friend, savage!
* [[http://www.moddb.com/games/red-alert-2-apocalypse-rising Apocalypse Rising]], a mod for Renegade that brings in RA2 and Yuri's Revenge, has a pretty awesome theme that combines ''Hell March 2'' (at the pace of the original HM) with ''Destroy'',
* The ''Yuri's Revenge'' expansion gives us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQS2gxOpJK8 Phat Attack]].

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[[folder: Red Alert 3 (Includes ''Uprising'') ]]

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=798HhYw1TQs A snappy Soviet parade march]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_LIABMZ1ww the credits music]] from ''Red Alert 3''
* Also from Red Alert 3, the Allies combat music ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m74CMXa8gvM Shock and Awe]]) and the music it segues into when you're winning the fight ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84k6dxEy2pE "How the West Was Won"]]) are particularly awesome, and one of the few times dynamic combat music has sounded good.
** As is the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kd2mZ2Mlzk other Allies combat theme]].
** Also their ''Uprising'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G3A_R-BbFU combat theme]], which goes completely over the top into awesome territory.
** When it comes to summing up the Allies, though, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z7qcRekDTU slow, solemn Victory Theme]] outshines them all.
* Allied combat theme is garbage next to the crunchy, violent, brutally epic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KhxmJO55k0 Soviet combat theme!]]
* Since the Empire of the Rising Sun is so under-represented, here is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhajUZXsCYc For The Emperor!]]
** There's another example of this in Red Alert 3 during the Rising Sun campaign. That example is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf_-zen6gb8 Enter the Shogun Executioner]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THn8A_IiMio "Mecha Storm"]] is a stand-out.
*** It is supposedly the "epic" song, playing when someone reaches threat level 3. The Soviets have their own version too: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaHCm_WJf-s Battleground of the Bear.]]
** Red Alert 3's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOnXAs0VFvU Grinder 2]]. Just pure awesome. Heck, you could practically see the Apocalypse Tanks, Tesla Troopers and Kirov Airships getting ready to ''pound the utter crap'' out of something when you listen to this.
* The track on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIRPcICB-iY this trailer]] features George Takei singing [[ZeroWing All Your Base.]] That's right: [++ '''''It features GEORGE TAKEI singing ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US.''''' ++]
* The "Epic Themes": rarely-heard parts of the soundtrack played on specific maps, when you're utterly [[CurbStompBattle SLAUGHTERING the opponent]], or when you've just unleashed catastrophe [[WeaponOfMassDestruction via your super-weapons]]: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaHCm_WJf-s Soviet]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oF4JwT2598 Empire]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibsPzd6m35Q Allied]].
* In the RA3 Uprising expansion, the three factions get [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4kfRHDLhh8 whole]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7gSV0KhXJk new]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr-qD-VrJQc themes]], befitting of the [[GameBreaker new toys they get to fight with]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZO61hWFeC8 Yuriko gets her own Theme music]].
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[[folder: Generals Series]]
* While very, very different from the usual C&C offerings, ''Generals'' is full of musical badassery. If you can listen to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNdfxq-raJU GLA Anthem]] without an immediate urge to start blowing shit up, there is something very wrong with you.
** ''Generals'', while it didn't feel like a C&C game, ''did'' come up with music that fit the factions perfectly. This [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9paYyW_vLo Chinese battle theme]] conjures up images of rank after rank of marching infantry, while [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vISFZzfseA this ambient music for the USA]] captures the feel of heroic resignation accompanying American troop deployments... and was actually heard at the Beijing Olympics, which is [[BannedInChina unintentionally hilarious]].
* The music of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmaJL8U50Ik official Trailer]] of the Zero Hour expansion, after all these years you can still feel the emotion!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ird3u0vSODo Commanche Down]] is worthy of some merit!
* Additionally, the USA's main [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4aPMo7TcR8 battle theme]] and its [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEoPkkrvFlM remix]].
* Something of an odd-one-out, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux2AXR8JZFQ ninth Chinese track]] is downright spooky, and a complete case of SoundtrackDissonance compared to the rest of the music. It's like it came from an entirely different game.

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[[folder: Dune series]]
* Before Command and Conquer, there was ''[[DuneII Dune II]]'', which had context-sensitive midi music that matched the flow of the game. The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyTNopYGeYc battle music]] in particular is very well suited to get the adrenaline flowing. Klepacki reused many of the same melodies in Dune 2000, giving us some epic tracks such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vBh_jAiTgo Fight for power]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=likJ7i9qMYM Harkonnen battle]].
** Here are [[http://www.youtube.com/user/XGamingPhunX complete soundtracks]].
* Every single track in Dune Emperor. The Atreides tracks have this valiant hero feel while still being badass, and have been made by Frank Klepaki, who made 90% of all the command and Conquer music. The Ordos music is creepy and mysterious, and was made by Jarrid Mendelson who made about a third of the tiberian sun music, while The Harkonnen music goes towards a guitar-heavy rock sound that is surprisingly remiscient of the harkonnen music in the 1984 Dune movie. The Harkonnen music was done by David Arkenstone.
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[[folder: Cross Series remix]]
* Ladies and gentlemen, witness the awesomeness that is [[CommandAndConquer C&C]] music mixed with ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' music: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6ze0CVBJHw Half Life: Last Legs (Command and Conquer remix)]].
* Our dear Mr. Klepacki also worked on Universe at War and left four presents for us Command and Conquer vets:
** Act on Instinct --> [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8Hgx0D4NmA Act on Invasion]]
** Prepare for Battle --> [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94Qwlq7fM6c Prepare for Oblivion]]
** Mechanical Man --> [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHjgKxjpGZI Mechanical Brain]]
** Big Foot --> [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SQhlwNX-Cw Bass Case]]
* Regarding that last one, Frank still couldn't resist reusing it once more on one of his solo albums. The result is the incredibly epic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKM9YaVEFus Machines Collide]] - basically, Big Foot ''with a OneWomanWail''.
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