Steve Goldshein and Jeff Williams (and his daughter Casey) are just plain incredible at what they do. Every episode has a versatile soundtrack that makes the show all the more worth it to watch. From soft piano reprises and tear jerking pieces from episodes like "The Stray" to might-as-well-be-making-a-music-video from the team fights in "Players and Pieces" and "Painting the Town", the music has a life of its own and brings both the fight animations and the voice acting up to a much higher level. Honestly, it's much more challenging to find examples of pieces that AREN'T examples of awesome music than to find ones that are. Nevertheless, the list below showcases some of the best and brightest work from the ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'' soundtrack.

[[folder: Volume One ]]

* The trailer music:
** [[ Red Like Roses (Red Trailer).]]
** [[ Mirror Mirror (White Trailer).]]
** [[ From Shadows (Black Trailer).]]
** [[ I Burn (Yellow Trailer)]]. The [[ remix]] for "I Burn" is also amazing.
* Special mention to [[ "Red Like Roses Part II"]]. Awesome battle music, heartbreaking lyrics. The song was actually so popular that the version that played during Episode 8 was released as a single before the OST came out. The full song wasn't even finished at the time. The [[ finished version]] just expands the awesomeness and tragedy. The second verse is of the missing person, who tries to justify her actions while begging the first singer not to live her life as she did. The third verse, a duet, becomes an angry argument between the two which ends with:
-->Every nightmare just discloses\\
It's your blood that's red like roses
* The [[ opening theme]], "This Will Be The Day", is pretty awesome. Same for the acoustic version included on the Volume 2 soundtrack.
* "[[ I May Fall]]", which plays through the credits. It's basically Aragorn's ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Return of the King]]'' [[ speech]] in song form.
* The most emotional song of Volume 1, "[[ Wings]]". It's the credits song for final episode, "Black and White", and the movie cut. It is incredibly moving.
* Jaune and Pyrrha's [[ theme]] is a serene, atmospheric piece that perfectly counterpoints their scenes together.


[[folder: Volume Two ]]

* [[ "Time to Say Goodbye"]], Volume 2's Opening Theme, noticeably has a certain SerialEscalation on "This Will Be The Day". The latter was encouraging one to DareToBeBadass. The former goes farther by explaining, there's no waiting for the right time. Take your roles as heroes or people will die. Even if you're not sure that you're doing the right thing...
-->Are we heroes keeping peace?\\
Or are we weapons \\
Pointed at the enemy \\
So someone else can \\
Claim a victory...
* While the food fight between RWBY and JNPR at the start of volume two has a great tune to it on its own, it also incorporates snippets of the themes for each member of RWBY depending on who's center stage during the fight before reaching its climax with a bit from "Red Like Roses". That theme is part of a 9 minute song called "Best Day Ever". Even better, the portion that plays when Ruby ends the fight is now the theme for Rooster Teeth Animation!
* The ending song of "A Minor Hiccup" named [[ "All Our Days"]], a beautiful follow-up to Volume 1's [[ "Gold"]] about Yang's love and admiration for her little sister.
* During Team RWBY's fight with Torchwick's Atlesian Paladin mecha in "Painting the Town," a rockin' blood-pumping song called [[ "Die"]] kicks in when Yang's power kicks in to turn the tides against Torchwick. [[ The full version is even better]].
* During the Rooster Teeth Extra Life live stream, Jeff Williams released the full version of [[ Shine]], used when Team JNPR perform a cheesy, yet awesome dance number in "Dance Dance Infiltration". Going off of the lyrics, it's about Pyrrha's feelings towards Jaune, and how grateful she is for having him in her life.
** Team JNPR gets another romance song in [[ Boop]], which is about Nora's feelings for Ren.
** [[ "Dream Come true"]] is another one for Team JNPR, specifically for Pyrrha and Jaune. Not only is it catchy, it's hilarious since it's basically Pyrrha singing "[[MemeticMutation Notice Me Senpai!]]"
* [[ "Caffeine"]] is a dynamic rock song that perfectly highlights how BadAss the members of Team CFVY are, playing as they easily wipe out swarms of Grimm. It may also have contributed to Coco instantly becoming an EnsembleDarkhorse. Not to mention how many songs out there are about going crazy on caffeine, even a small rap about coffee.
* [[ "Sacrifice"]]. Aside from notable lyrics and music, it is famous for causing mass debate among fans over every line's meaning. It is also not clear whom the song describes.


[[folder: Volume 3 ]]

* [[ "When It Falls"]], the new opening theme. Not only does the song take a darker tone musically from the past two openings, but also visually and thematically. It has no qualms in showing that this will be the world's DarkestHour.
* Basically all of the battle music so far has been awesome.
** The fight between Team RWBY and Team ABRN provides us with a kickass song called "It's My Turn".
** During Team SSSN's fight, an incredibly cool [[ Pirate-esque theme]] plays.
** Qrow and Winter get background music that's slightly reminiscent of [=JRPGs=] and ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' during their brawl. It's effectively a mashup of their respective leitmotifs, too.