!Original Soundtrack
* The original ''Manga/DragonBall'' had loads of epic music. The opening and ending are great, but what really takes the cake is "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKyBizoxWSg Moeru Heart De ~ Red Ribbon Gun Wo Yattsukero ]]". The Red Ribbon Army saga might've dragged out at times, but playing this just before the climax to recap everything really made it larger than life.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EomNscL69RU The Red Ribbon Army]] has an awesome VillainSong as well.
** If we are going to talk about the opening themes, then we must talk about the opening theme of ''Dragon Ball'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtaNFUr89qY Makafushigi Adobencha]] (translated in English as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT1Dp69D7q0 Mystical Adventure]])! Just... listen and enjoy! Or else!
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhScFOYNEoM Mezase Tenkaichi]], which played during quite a few epic scenes from the various tournaments throughout the series.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHBh6Yqo-Fo Cha-La Head Cha-La]]" by Hironobu Kageyama, the first, and ''epic'' theme for ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. The [[Anime/LuckyStar Konata]] cover version by Creator/AyaHirano is [[SoBadItsGood so horrible that it goes right back around to awesome]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLalr_UNX8Y Enjoy]].
** There's also this very nice [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_TQVc4R7n8 English-language cover]] from an obscure Filipino English dub.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uITzQDxs7iQ A classy brass version]] for the sophisticated folks.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUVmj6Pe_-0 We Gotta Power]] may not be as epic as "Cha-La Head Cha la", but it's STILL fun.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Lt9Y47byM8 The German dub version]] is nice too, and even adds a little bit of rockin'.
* Shunsuke Kikuchi's score for the original ''DBZ''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8qWlqYNtTw The recap/episode title theme]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfxR50lqX_A#t=2m09s Goku's first Super Saiyan transformation]] are particular highlights.
* Check out Piccolo's entrance music in Dead Zone at about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKBVmE3eOmk 2:35]]. Old-school epic. Here's the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQS04oOk4CE track]] itself.
** Here's that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k_iZM0GLy0 DBZ Battle Theme]] from the clip posted.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNcmzi9SYAk Goku vs Vegeta Theme]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r9qRpr67fk Gohan whistling.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm77VCkf_do "Solid State Scouter",]] Bardock's Theme.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GX8uto2WEk GenkiDama themes]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8v8R1ET2SpU also known as the Spirit Bomb]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMYt9sGOcTU Battle point unlimited.]] When Trunks goes SSJ before Freeza.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba95M-zxB4E Android theme.]]
* [[http://youtu.be/QhwCsvN3D24 Cell's Theme.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ul-6Q3Ju50#t=4m09s "Jinzoningen Machi E"]], Goku and Cell's epic climax
* M1307 was played in nearly every fight from the Android saga onward. Why? Because it's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTXWSzz0Ux4 awesome.]]
* The DBZ Movies had many great tracks that were often used in the TV series as well, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nQXEdVzQWw Return]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5j-o-tZkOY of]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85H0tOe31Qo Cooler]]
** The Cell & Buu sagas often incorporated [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQCpWr2Gzzg Various]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye1J_QrpYNg Broly]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQF6mLraX48 Battle]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjrPAnvRwG0 Themes]]
** Movie 7 may have been sub-par but it has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CogRxhwZPKU Some]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPHuPgUqraI of]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10IvnrnT5aE the]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmbzQ0JwnHc Best]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfJwygBmLVg Songs]] you'll ever hear in any BGM
** Bojack's epic guitar theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6LKc2n4Xok#t=4m42s Enjoy]]
* Hironobu Kageyama being one who has his own section in the Awesome Music department made a large number of hits for ''Dragon Ball'', starting with [[http://youtu.be/px8aiW3GEME "Spirit vs Spirit"]]. For those [[ItWasHisSled not in the know]] this was the theme that reflected Gohan's emotions when he fought Cell.
** The movies were his bread and butter, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDiOYrI8BU8 "Kimi Ga Hero"]] summed up the epic battle against Metal Cooler very well. Also, [[GratuitousEnglish You are the Hero Guy.]]
** Many of his other movie themes were also great. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtBcsDf74L8 "Marutogo"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddNIBSA3D34 "Tobikiri No Saikyou Tai Saikyou"]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZnbfXQxV4A "Saikyo Wa No Fusion"]] and "Kimi Ga Hero" above are all highlights.
** He did a bang up job in the games too, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRVrKKYXOGk "Super Survivor"]] easily comes to mind.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_Al_YoWUA0 "We Were Angels"]].

!Funimation Soundtrack
* Regardless of what you think about the English dub of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Faulconer Productions wrote some pretty epic music for it. Highlights include: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrogZTkvRxs Vegeta - Super Saiyan]], which usually meant Vegeta was doing something totally awesome, [[http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=h0FHHefVgmo Ginyu Transformation]], generally played when a major villain died or during other particularly epic moments, and [[http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=m_rowA1Rg0g SSJ3 Power-Up]].
** Or Gohan's themes [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C22wuO2z4wU for his]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq8XVqvu4SA Mystic form.]]
* Pretty much everyone's "Power's Up" music is going to be a crowning moment. Even Krillin, who unfortunately didn't get too many moments to shine as the series went on, gets an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3JEWLDykvw amazing one.]]
* Vegeta's regular theme, nicknamed "[[FanNickname Hell's Bells]]" by some fans.
* Also pretty much all of Cell's music, which goes from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgIW8N5u2kU epic]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4hXtcjXFjI creepy]] depending on the mood he's in, especially [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zefLAYM7XQ Perfect Cell Runs]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z_XZt1QuiE Imperfect Cell Theme]]. And then there's the epic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhvLu01Rqaw redoing of Perfect Cell Runs]] that plays after he comes back from blowing himself up, stronger than ever.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGHVlC84DaI STATE YOUR WISH!]]
* One of the numerous American bands utilized in the U.S. releases of the ''DBZ'' movies, in this case the first [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsmGoycKEfc Cooler Movie.]]
* Buu's chaotically evil themes, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woHtuw_xtcc Super Buu's theme]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAmqcn1KFVY Kid Buu's theme]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-IvnVz4-nQ Evil Buu Theme]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmB9Q0hmMzE Buu Is Fighting]]. Even [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCh7M7iqSOg Fat Buu's]] theme could count, the way it mixes an unsettling air of ominousness behind whimsy.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cXkMN4g6sg Piccolo's theme]] sets the tone for pretty much every moment that Piccolo has, whether it be getting ready to go to a fight he's not sure he'll survive, to watching over the world as everything goes to hell. It's serious and determined, yet calm and serene. A perfect match for [[BadAss his character]], and one of the most awesome songs in the show.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyJLN1gcBoE The Ginyu Force Theme]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQCIqnmibhg Garlic Jr's Theme]]. Proof that even filler villains deserve good music.
* Filler characters having epic music? Check out [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMq9S_CHsWg Pikkon's Theme]]. You probably remember it as the awesome Otherworld Tournament fight music.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBBbzbI4hvI And it's just as cool backwards.]]
* Dr. Gero, for being such a weak villain, had perhaps the creepiest and most [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxPio2dPX10 sinister theme in the series]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c8FzDm4Gbo Rock the Dragon.]]
* The licensed insert songs Funi put in the movies are pretty good. Try [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdBnwYrLttA Eternal Sacrifice]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Euh1R5rXMs The Invisibles]] by Tendril, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T3NsR8cHu0 Day After Day]] by HajisKitchen, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2HO5lYG9h8 The Game]] by Music/{{Disturbed}}, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-qhmU1is_M Deeper]] by ION.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsUdCcjvN3Q Revelation]] from American Pearl.
* Broly's theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ca7oXuNiJNg 10's.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuFd5a_XLhc The intro used for the "Uncut Saiyan Saga" run in 2005.]] Fan reaction seems to think of it as just as good as, if not better than "Rock the Dragon".
* What about the music that plays when Gohan just unleashes on Frieza after he thinks his dad is dead? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK1ID_FzumI Behold!]]

!Dragon Ball Kai
* ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' wouldn't be true to its namesake if it didn't have some epic music, one of which is the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wNUI-JfbGQ Orchestrated version of Dragon Soul.]] Not to mention the brief rock/metal music that plays while fighting Frieza in episode 40.
** That would be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhCn_q04qBk Only a Chilling Elegy]]... Frieza's new theme song. It contains [[OminousLatinChanting Ominous Japanese Chanting]] followed by rock music. The opening also plays in episode 37 when Frieza impales Krillin.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G4i-6AVhuY Take the stage!! Ginyu special-squad!!]] The song that plays when the Ginyu force makes its first appearance in Kai.
** The dubbed version of this is even more epic. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Lqla0b8NFg GINYU FORCE RULES. GINYU FORCE RULES. GINYU FORCE RULES. GINYU FORCE RULES.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqudRLb4r4M SAIYAN BLOOD]]. Makes Vegeta charging his power up before fighting Frieza into a moment of pure {{Badass}}.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXdkviPFDFg Super Dragon Soul]], the theme played when Goku recovers from his battle with the Ginyu Special Corps.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhqsTy0W9sk One Hit to Victory]], the absolutely epic music that plays as Vegeta prepares to use Final Flash against Cell.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbHgNJfO09A Wolf Hurricane,]] as sung by Yamcha.
* The ending theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEga7Gt9BYU Yeah! Break!]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkGjeJ8UZC8 Care! Break!]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQGY1MxtjWws Yushi No Gaisen]] translated as "The Braveheart's Triumphant Return", one of Goku's themes. Used for his "I AM" speech, and this time it was accurately dubbed as well
* On the topic of songs with "Braveheart" in them, we also have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVwlFtY3R-w Kyousha He Idomu Yuushi]], translated as "The Braveheart Challenges The Strong", used in pretty much any scene where the good guys start kicking butt.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB5SJ8Lan1s This song]] about Freeza frickin' rocks. In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', it's even his scouter ringtone!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RprbIlL31Q Formidable Warrior]] was played almost every episode and for good reason, it was awesome.
* Once Kai reached the Android saga, the music quality jumped way up, with the Vol III OST. Songs that range from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJXkqfGGgJg epic]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvQDD1HUZLU adventure]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PwhIaH-l-w thrill]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIt2KASXRZg suspense]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcsyzQFRB7g despair.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTi3s44Ylv4 Courage Fills The Heart]] is a strong contender for most Heroic thing EVER.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtevIlwMPEk The Victor's Dance,]] a throwback to Budokai II.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=586_nQ-mPSg This]] fan remix, which has the first four versions of "Dragon Soul" edited together to form a quartet. It. Is. AWESOME. Funimation must have liked this idea, because guess what the version they did for their volume 7 DVD set was?
** For even more awesome, try [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FqV46ySPY0 this sextet]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAP5aemitbA The Lone Warrior.]] Ups the awesome quotient of Trunks powering up to square off against Cell PAST eleven.
* Cell gets a rocking VillainSong in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKbFoWCKvM0 "News of the Cell Games"]].

!Dragon Ball GT
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfcHRvRZkJ8 Step Into The Grand Tour]], AKA the rap opening to ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' has a Rock The Dragon-type of badassery to it. The original [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHCwfRupjKs Dan Dan Kokoro Hikareteku]] by Field of View fits the first season's "quest for the dragon balls" premise, but as soon as they start fighting Baby (which, mind you, is when the show actually [[GrowingTheBeard starts getting good]]), the rap/rock opening really sums up the epicness of the whole thing.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMiXWWMQw9w Super 17 theme]] is seriously kick-ass.

!Video Games
* ''Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruTT6VAO5dA "Power of Dreamer"]]. Especially awesome in that they brought Hiroki Takahashi (the singer of ''Makafushigi Adventure'') back to sing it.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uptyu1Lxc_M Archipelago theme]] from ''Budokai 3''. Really makes you wanna beat the crap out of the AI.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZThbdtFEo0 opening theme]] also deserves recognition.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwWqaQht_UU Sky is in our hands]] from ''VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokaiTenkaichi 2''.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBRBxXKYXqI Dark Half]] from the same game is pretty epic.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVqARmDO9Q0 Hero of Heroes]], [=SSJ4=] Goku's theme, from ''Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout''.
** Also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcGndttTxuk The Biggest Fight]] played during the opening.
* Whatever the flaws in Ultimate Tenkaichi's gameplay, the music is epic. Try [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw3xrLmqDj4 Over the Limit]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IORqMGygZPU Burning Soul]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubwNfzJcVgQ Dragon Crisis]].
* You could pretty much count the vast majority of Yamamoto's music for the games (as well as ''Kai'') over the years. The overkill on {{Suspiciously Similar Song}}s which inevitably got him canned from the franchise may or may not affect this, though.
* Music/{{Flow}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyaKCN5rljw did a cover of Cha La Head Cha La]] for ''VideoGame/DragonBallZBattleOfZ''.
** Speaking of ''Battle Of Z'', the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrGDtHEiPhQ Mission Menu theme]] is pretty epic.

!Other
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz84pnOUnPk "F"]] by Music/MaximumTheHormone. [[WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged It is glorious]].
* The French dub [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfBBbR4Z_RU theme]], extremely light hearted but catchy all the same.
* The German dub theme "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InTffr94hek Das Geheimnis Der Dragon Balls]]".
** Also from Germany: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMkeleKRS4A "Wer denn, wenn nicht du?",]] sung by Goku's German Voice actor.
* The Latin American dub; they are all awesome, but particularly [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxodNgufuKs the very first opening.]]
* The Italian dub had some kick ass themes for ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PThu0I3uK8k Dragon Ball]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv48jguS7_8 Z]]'', and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs60r5eXnxA GT]]''.
* SystemOfADown have a song, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLVYAerVZHs Marmalade]], that sounds suspiciously like Super Buu's theme.
* Problems aside, ''Film/DragonballEvolution'' did have one thing going for it: the director wanted a Japanese singer to do the movie's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bc0UZEQ1Bc theme song]] since it was based off a Japanese property, so who does he get? AyumiHamasaki. Whoa. Admittedly, Brian Tyler's score for the whole thing does make it seem a little more epic.
* For the new 2013 film ''Battle of Gods'', there's the insert song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnGyh1uczc8 Hero ~Kibou no Uta~]] by Flow.
* The ''Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans'' OVA had some astonishing tracks.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDs8YgH7gTg main theme]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZELZ7ofkGQs Grand Battle]] lets you know some ass is gonna get kicked.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC8h6QD-jFk Four Emperors]] is an eerie, ominous tune that just says "Something evil this way comes".