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[[folder:''Paper Mario'']]
%%* Each boss fight had a catchy and well-suited composed piece:
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXRMv2V7OHc Jr. Troopa's theme.]]
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EpjaKCVQEU Goomba King's theme.]]
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaKW1tJMiUk Trojan Bowser]], the mechanical Bowser theme.
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNZq_0kvtxk Koopa Bros' theme]], a dark version of ''Super Mario Bros. 3'''s Hammer Bros theme.
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqdmn20or8M Tutankoopa's theme.]]
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrL3Hmpdvrg Tubba Blubba's theme.]]
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtDptgyqVW0 General Guy's theme.]]
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9Bjt8p2eJI Lava Piranha's theme.]]
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0O07iyCc4s Huff N. Puff's theme.]]
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHBb0z9584w The Crystal King's theme.]]
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-ApeT7K-Eg Bowser's theme.]]
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uae554l3pE Final Battle theme.]]
%%* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYwDSvIM5ug miniboss theme]].
%%* ''[=PM1=]'''s version of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3Z0qEmYxQc Airship theme]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNSgdZ7-O_g Shiver Mountain]] starts off with and incorporates bells in a manner similar to many snow-inspired songs. It's then joined by a techno beat and a [[MostWonderfulSound strange yet wonderful noise]]. It's so well-made, it's hard to believe it was on an N64 game.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQjgpdAiObM Cold Reception in Shiver City]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8zOglaaTeY Snow Road.]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4chT13EKL9I Sun's Tower.]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp2vNGo_8uA Bowser's Castle.]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnYXmh8SBsE Shooting Star Summit.]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF095PGGids Star Haven.]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjMDAlUbuco Star Haven Sanctuary.]]
* The "Level Up" music is a remix of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zmWfJzYEkE SMB3's World 1 overworld theme]].
* Tubba Blubba's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAsw54kfbyo theme for his heart]] and his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A6PQt0AlYE chase theme]] are pretty ominous and epic.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP7WvmTJeoc Raphael the Raven's Theme]] is a catchy and epic EarWorm!
%%* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXybaXTvlk4 Puff Puff Machine!]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhfdvIJY1lM The Cloud Theme.]]
%%* The theme of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOmjYCnx-ds The Master!]]
%%* The themes related to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81g2Cs1tW18 murder mystery]] in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u9JGvFxeok Shiver City]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNsvEpvXauQ Monstar's Theme.]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X2dHs8OXh4 Starborn Valley.]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E_7bXONu4Y Crystal Palace.]]
%%* Lakiles-er, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn32F8j9fg4 SPIKE'S THEME!]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmieSS7znCE The song that plays]] during the [[spoiler:first part of the]] final confrontation with Bowser is very epic-sounding. And then comes the main event [[spoiler:with the second half]], "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5AZRtpTLhM The King of the Koopas]]", which lets you know things have gotten REAL. Serious, menacing, spiteful, and monstrous. The battle is pumping with adrenaline and Bowser is in a rage!
%%* The preboss themes are very nice too:
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gVC_8aKoYk Koopa Bros' Theme.]]
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSPnPlyyCC0 General Guy's Theme.]]
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA49DQz0zwc Huff n' Puff's theme!]]
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7teptT3q0M Crystal King's theme! (up to 1:01)]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFbdwxLDzMA Bowser's theme!]] Intense, with an Arabian touch of music that creates a foreboding vibe of snake-like duplicity, and features harsh acoustics evocative of anger, fire, and lava - the perfect ominous prelude. Appropriately enough, it's named "Bowser's Rage"!
* Not often acknowledged, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpvpUo0fpTE Wish of the Princess]], a heartwarming piece where Peach prays from the bottom of her heart and gives the Star Spirits power.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKpzMDhC73g Pop Diva's Song]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_sEDtN1Ug0 Gusty Gulch]] has an amazing guitar part.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW0ncwUXIdU The end credits theme]] is more than suited to your inevitable success for beating this game. Especially the part at the 7:54 mark...

[[folder:''Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door'']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EDhb2m8qhk Doopliss's Theme]] gives off a haunting, yet fun vibe. Perfect for a prankster ghost.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mll2EwvxnrM Rawk Hawk's Theme.]] "TIME TO RAWK!" indeed.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvF3uPr5dUg The X-Naut Fortress]]. Yeah. That techno track is from a Mario game.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLYA2KzcUzc The Final Battle against the Shadow Queen!]] Quite possibly one of the darkest, gravest, and most serious themes in the entire ''Mario'' franchise. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15Mq3r9AnbU Her initial theme]] gives off a very unsettling and haunting sensation.
* Even [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZoCLi000js the file selection theme]] is epic-- it goes for nearly two minutes without looping, on a screen where most people only spend a few seconds.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRXKF3lMh8k The standard battle theme]] is just ''infectious''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qynL9nrceKM Big Bowser Koopa Krush.]] On that note, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wypPUpCoxR0 theme that Bowser is introduced to]] is just plain awesome, and even better than the {{Leitmotif}} he has for the rest of the game.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrErjXeoGQA Shadow Sirens' Battle]] is a lot of fun to listen to. It always leaves you wanting to see more of them.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-HJY7Bx_Z0 Rogueport]] gives off the impression that you're on quite the adventure. Which, of course, makes sense considering the scope of the world you live in.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qolOzPWw0Q Cortez's Theme]] is just spectacular. Perfect for the deceased pirate king.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-A7wDnMBkA The Punies' theme]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFKrhiKrbHo Macho Grubba's theme.]]
* One of the best themes in the game is without a doubt the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyhLabJvb2M Crystal Stars' theme]] that plays in one of the game's best moments.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWkwuSYJg50 story intro theme]] is fairly awesome in its own right.
%%* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ1f6BEkn_g Petal Meadows.]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5wF_OV_RGQ Lord Crump's/Magnus Von Grapple's battle theme.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YpOOW_ohpM Ruins of the Thousand-Year Door]]. Creepy, atmospheric, and you'll hear it repeatedly as you revisit the door, hyping you up for what's on the other side.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17NrV7BOyiU The Sanctum.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3mvyrZS36A Tower of Riddles]]. Shame it only plays in one spot of the VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykRODZk6n8w Fire Up The Cannon]]. Plays when you get ''fired out of a huge-ass cannon'' '''to the Moon.''' After going through a long and tedious ChainOfDeals quest to get the Cannon operating, the music makes everything totally worth it.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPFcBwwniAA Smorg's Theme]]. For a GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere, it's amazing for a fight against a monster on top of a luxury train.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oq5TLPM-gg Grodus's battle theme]].
%%* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwzOUUPctQg Glitzville]].
* [[https://youtu.be/Tay3t9fMdF0 End of Chapter]] is a treat to the ears after finally getting yet another Crystal Star.

[[folder:''Super Paper Mario'']]
* Pretty much everything involving Count Bleck could fit on this page. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VxKluLUGmE His character theme]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9pepI9PfBQ his battle theme]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAn5_G_eD8w Castle Bleck]] (which includes elements of Flipside's music), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqMzgUgf0Xg Birth of a Chaos Heart]], and above all [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO7OiXpMLL8 Champion of Destruction]].
* The final boss theme, appropriately called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dd3y6Pci3g8 The Ultimate Show]]. [[spoiler:It's actually a mix of The Chaos Heart's, Mr L's, and Dimentio's themes.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o7iaSZMiWc Outer Space]]. This piece of music is at ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' level. It just can't get more awesome.
* Mr. L. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34RUwTuQM2k His theme]] was already incredibly catchy, and then made awesome for the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReS4YRTcydE remix used for your battle with him]]. The composers later [[UpToEleven topped themselves]] with the amazing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43-bkLOCK3M remix used for your rematch]].
%%* The battle against [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SpeH_heG_Y Dimentio.]]
%%* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Vuc6UjesGQ Fracktail]] battle theme.
* [[http://br.youtube.com/watch?v=h0Xs2VkuiIg Lineland Road]]. Very interesting pick of classic Mario tunes.
* And, in the same vein, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gclqmXTg0aA The Open Plane]]. Retro never sounded so good.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RoTjkx2zfs Gloam Valley]]. This song is the first one you hear in Chapter 2, coming directly after you've beaten Chapter 1 and figured out the pattern of how this game is going to go. So in a way, the song is this SPM's way of saying "Okay. So you've learned the basics, so now it's time to start the quest for real. You ready? Good. ''Let's kick this game off.''"
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXx9I0HwL2Y Soft Light]] provides a level of epicness you just don't expect from Mario.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvS50wVMMEI Promise]]. No better music for [[spoiler:the end of Blumiere and Timpani's story]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c059uvkyoGQ Sammer's Kingdom.]] The Sammer Guy battle theme, appropriately titled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wfX8dFqu3c "Battle Time"]], also counts.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMUD24WICV4 Fort Francis]] fits its level quite well: vaguely techno, rather strange, and creepy without being so much as to be off-putting.
* Chapter Five has two great level themes, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kWSGXo2BOA Downtown of Crag]] for the first two stages, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4mzejaSR4c Floro Caverns]] for the latter two.
* The eerie-sounding [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1p9zQxnLng King Croacus' theme]] fits his flamboyant personality well.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPrjE98sz0M I'm Not Nice]], the theme for the later battles with Mimi. Suitably creepy and awesome. Her [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bndUdAMCfLQ first battle theme]] isn't half bad either.
* When you get a Mega Star, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abZBNd25LyQ An Unrivaled Battle]] plays. Being a remix of the series' invincibility theme, it makes you feel unstoppable listening to it while becoming a humongous pixelated monster.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOZ6BtMvcZ0 Bounding Through Time]], a beautiful piece...
%%* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB_H1ToIISw Evil King Bowser Here!]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0RfA0vMdDY Merlee's Mansion.]]
* Any time after beating Bonechill, you can return to Grambi's place for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_NeUK7YL3s this]] [[IncrediblyLamePun heavenly]] tune.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H9Z8s3eVUw Memory]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnzdlLslW94 themes]] (that are later remixed into Bounding Through Time) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp56U1hblM8 which play]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LggcTODp2zc during the flashbacks]] are pretty good as well. And someone even [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOpjlNcJ5O0 put them]] together!
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF8VEwzm1cs Pit of One Hundred Trials]] theme has an utterly mystical feel to it.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjvgqV6EF5k Bowser's battle theme]], a downright badass remix of the Dark Land theme from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3''.

[[folder:''Paper Mario: Sticker Star'']]
* The theme from the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaSpm-15BfQ 2011 E3 trailer]], which sounds strangely similar to the ending theme of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2''.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3jZDthZxNQ title screen music]], which is a jazzy remix of the trailer theme above.
* The story introduction is an amazing jazz piece that perfectly corresponds to what's going on.
* Kersti's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44bDJBDnYtg angry theme]] is a jazzy remix of the ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' Smithy Gang boss fight.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ePM00T313E Grass land theme]] is pretty cool too, with at least some similarities to the ''Super Mario 3D Land'' one.
* The incredibly catchy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmEay7Ys83g battle theme.]]
* The fight against the Tower Power Pokey also has a [[http://youtu.be/PZ7nAKmIy0s very awesome tune]], sounding very tense and fitting for a Desert boss.
* The Gooper Blooper [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgjx6QtlnmM fight themes]], a salsa dance tune that increases in intensity as he shifts his attacks. Gooper Blooper provides the claps to the beat himself in battle. [[spoiler:If the proper Thing Sticker is used, the music will be [[ThemeMusicPowerUp replaced with a upbeat remix of the original Super Mario Bros. theme]] while Mario is given the advantage.]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FJKewvQ7-Q miniboss theme]] is actually pretty dang catchy.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct867ctsSp4 Megasparkle Goomba's]] battle theme is really fitting.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9HJTxl15VQ The storybook theme]] is a nice remix of ''Super Mario Bros. 3'''s end of world music.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8NGKE-jRFs Kamek's]] battle theme is also really fitting for the wizard.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU-eWUtK3sE Boo Night Fever]], the theme that plays when battling the Disco Boos.
* The final boss theme. [[spoiler:All three of them]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKzHFDgVjRY The first phase of Bowser's battle theme]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMTHOQjmpNU the second phase]], and [[spoiler:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wubN9O34TkY Kersti's Power]], the very first ThemeMusicPowerUp ever used for a Mario final boss.]] The best part? It reveals the main theme of the game to be [[spoiler:a redux of the series' ''invincibility theme'', which is brought out more to reflect Mario's enhanced status.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REc9drhmmrI Jungly Jungle]] the main level theme for the beginning of chapter 5 is incredibly catchy.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV249dfkpY4 Petey Piranha's]] battle music. It's just as catchy as the rest, and fits the intense volcanic atmosphere.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci1z24WieEk Mizzter Blizzard's theme]] in the same level of the others' boss fights.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-JoAxp_xco "Go, Go! Trolley!"]], the music that plays during the [[MinecartMadness minecart]] section, is an ''amazing'' jazzified remix of the Secret Slide theme from ''VideoGame/SuperMario64''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ot1k__ptT0 Ruins Explorer]] is a spectacular song that captures the feel of navigating mysterious ancient... ruins, sounding great all the while.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIhFfqtscDI Sling a Thing!]] Most of the time, you'll just [[LongSongShortScene breeze on past this song without hearing all of it]], but it has some ''fantastic'' call-and-response action going on in its later half.
* The song that plays in the desert levels, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBffnXkVSq4 A Thousand Miles Away]]", is a very upbeat desert exploration song. There's also a version that has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y693MWjbmdE added guitar]], too. Thanks, Mariachi Guy!

[[folder:''Paper Mario: Color Splash'']]
* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCEXDvVSdX8 title screen theme]] is pretty nice, giving a pretty good ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' vibe.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDNdIsVbwsI Ruddy Road]], the first level of the game, has some pretty amazing music, sounding very happy and upbeat.
* The music that plays when you [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBL4Y9OgqgQ win a Roshambo Tournament]] is an incredibly catchy remix of the ending theme from ''Super Mario Land''.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6g_l_4hDT8 Sunglow Ridge]], a very beautiful song that can make any bad day great.
* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UhLGZf0sV4 normal battle theme]] is actually pretty damn sweet, especially during the trombone part. As are the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn5eA7mSgFc nostalgic 8-bit]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGsI0e6GAfs space-y Parallel]] renditions.
* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncHbeq64Tz8 World Map theme]] is an example of EvolvingMusic similar to that of ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'', and it's very enjoyable, especially as it progressively builds into a more complex track.
* The final dungeon of the game [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir2GqdUfPHk really lives up]] to the other final dungeons (Bowser's Castle, Palace of Shadow, and Castle Bleck) in terms of sheer awesomeness. It even plays in place of the standard battle music, making the situation far more awesome. It also sounds similar to Buoy Base Galaxy, a song that's awesome in its own right.
* The theme for Event Battles, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEFc2Yrhv0Y A Fearsome Foe]] is very playful, but still manages to have a serious tone to it.
* The Koopalings all have some pretty amazing boss themes, especially:
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgzChiVsgUw Iggy's theme]], which manages to convey Iggy's comic relief personality as well as the desert coliseum setting.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unOcXLO4eQk ROYal Rumble]], with its bizarre-but-entirely-effective quacking sound effects and generally intense vibe.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNtrWz78bog Battle with Ludwig]], a fitting song, considering how much of a tactician Ludwig is.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQlgWWQYaLk Lemmy's Grand Finale]], which somehow personifies Lemmy completely in one theme song - the violins and especially the accordion give it a perfectly circus-y feel.
** The best one of all might be [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkK5rVoQy3U Rumble with Wendy]], with an unexpectedly AMAZING pirate theme which somehow makes bagpipes sound badass. The fact that the battle is a rhythm battle and Wendy's attacks are in tune with the music make it even better.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c12jZY6BPMA ME WILL ROCK ME]] is a jaunty, exciting tune that gives off a very ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'' vibe.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVjUHSCpD04 Juggling Bros.]], the theme from the circus level, is a jaunty, feel-good ragtime track that plays while you're... beating up enemies. And it ''works''.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8w2mGbpbIM Paint Star Memories]] is a beautiful, quiet little piece that plays whenever you reminiscent a memory of how Bowser attacked Prism Island. It reminds people of ''Super Paper Mario''.
* And how can we forget the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl6cUHIbCcs wonderful]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKSixu2nwdg remixes]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00R7IRMwqG8 this]] game offers?
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMZynOvgQ9M Shy Bandit]]. We think that Nate Bihldorff probably had a lot of fun in this.
* Both of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOtPfceKZYE Final]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNThSFl441k Boss]] phases. While the first phase shows the more fast-paced and intense theme of the battle, the second-phase shows how it can be slower-paced, but still epic.
* Oh, and the amazing credits theme [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAOT-hxgozE Prisma Splash]], too.
%%* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNwgewZYd18 Ending]] theme.