[[folder: Thunder Force II ]]

* The opening, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkC3kY0TdoM "The Wind Blew All Day Long"]]. Reused again and altered slightly for the title screen of ''Thunder Force III''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_pXQxiN11w "Knights of Legend"]] from Stage 1. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cISSALsSrD0 X68k Verison]]. The first part of it is remixed and used in several of the later games as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PDfl0uw1WI high score]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1AzoQvpPaI themes]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCvaNv06PKM menu music]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VToVgw-uD1o Omake version]] found in ''Devil Crash MD/Dragon's Fury''.
** Taken in an entirely different direction in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o5objSc8rE Broken Thunder Album.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbFlcOsT2MU "A Ray of Hope"]], from the 1st side scrolling stage in the Genesis/MD version, or all the slow moving side scrolling stages in the X68k version.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIqxYhSW74U "EXCEED"]] from Stage 2.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWqdHrHk6Y0 "Cruise Control"]], 2nd side scrolling stage for the Genesis/MD version or the all fast side scrolling stages for the X68k version.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye87J-YxmQQ "Cloud of Dust"]], 3rd side scrolling stage for the Genesis/MD version, or Stage 3 for the X68k version.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHfpadj9K_o "Illusion"]] from Stage 4 (or Stage 5 X68k version).
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_9E2MfD5s0 "Death's Face",]] exclusive to the Genesis/MD version as the 4th side scrolling stage music. Resurfaces in ''Thunder Force AC/[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eyMvM-BVQo Thunder Spirits]]'' later as a replacement for one of two TFIII stages.
* The final stage theme, [[http://youtu.be/_63jpUxrbAg "Irrevocable Dream".]]
* The ending theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lDlT6L9tqo "Take Off One's Gloves".]]


[[folder: Thunder Force III/AC/Spirits ]]

* Thunder Force III's version of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdDx3vOg2f8 "The Wind Blew All Day Long"]]. The title theme.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggFz-s1-LTU "Beyond the Peace"]], the stage select theme.
* Planet Hydra's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXfGEgLfO-k "Back to the Fire"]], and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Glr4eldvneI Spirits version]] and ''Best of Thunder Force'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnMTy0fjGEM version.]]
* Planet Gorgon's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcWRpJJLtpY "Venus Fire"]]. Likely the only other track that can rival ''TFIV''[='=]s "Metal Squad" in series popularity.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSvmTmwRrZU Spirits version.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D3T2LsrY0E Omake Version]] found in ''Devil Crash MD/Dragon's Fury''.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cLzGjrUTfk And again]] in ''Hyper Duel''.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8X4nHQ1Qcg Best of Thunder Force]]'' version.
* Planet Serien's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg7iixMTBgQ "The Grubby Dark Blue"]] and its [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUyn6CtZFc4 Spirits version.]]
* Planet Haides's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMIjllg47Hg "Truth"]] and its ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhXkvcUPu4g Best of Thunder Force]]'' version.
* Haides in ''AC/Spirits'' is replaced with an entirely new stage and a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G60pF3nfdQ0 new]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjsKSFDO3j0 track]] that would later be known as "Omake 2" (see ''Thunder Force IV'').
* The [[BattleshipRaid Cerberus stage]] theme [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyh_UarE0aY "His Behavior Inspired Us With Distrust"]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmU2Qm2F9Ng AC version.]]
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw_C4QexBNM Spirts version]] is totally different since the stage is totally different for some reason.
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZpGeehryl4 "Hunger Made Them Desperate",]] the Orn Base theme.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs5lPVMW4Yw AC version]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKblRUmbKMI Spirits version.]]
** As an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I7UdIDt1RI Omake track]] in ''Hyper Duel''.
** And in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZIrZwl-aWQ Thunder Force Gold Pack 2]].
* The Final Boss BGM [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhsGuXR__ns "Be Menaced By Orn"]], where the series' epic final boss themes began. Also the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycqAILuwo6k Spirits version.]]


[[folder: Thunder Force IV ]]

The short version is the entire soundtrack qualifies, but highlights are:
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkPa1V-yKDM "Lightning Strikes Again"]], the intro. A kickass way to start the game.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FvKczaUwI4 "Tan Tan Ta Ta Ta Tan"]], the config screen music. This is actually something of a trademark theme for the series, first appearing in ''Thunder Force II'' (as the config music and in a slower variant for the loading screen in the X68k version. As opposed to the brief few seconds you hear it in the Genesis/MD version.) Then later being in TFV and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaAnnBw20bM VI]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7rSbXMProc "Don't Go Off"]], the stage select theme.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJE-iAE1Mt8 "Fighting Back"]], Stage 1A, and its ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OusZtFBSAm8 Best of Thunder Force]]'' version.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlmbkKtjfSc "Evil Destroyer"]], Stage 1 boss. Arranged on the OST album as ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZJ_vPq61zE "Remained Revolution"]], which combines it with "Lightning Strikes Again" for maximum rocking.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKvKOx4uIPg "Space Walk"]], Stage 2A.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1JGsULXDSk "Attack Sharply"]], Stage 2 boss.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEnYrJynuSc "The Sky Line"]], Stage 3A.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHX2M6xHXnI "Simmer Down"]], Stage 3 boss.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOzgUtumOo0 "Sand Hell"]], Stage 4A.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFmQWWuy5i0 "Strike Out"]], Stage 4 boss.
* The [[BattleshipRaid appropriately]] named [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toilpOQUPu0 "Battle Ship"]] for Stage 5, as well as its ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsS_cJDsacI Best of Thunder Force]]'' version.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FVoqcl4tgk "Stranger"]], Stage 5 boss
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkM0mtag1lQ "Neo Weapon"]], the MidSeasonUpgrade theme.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2iBz635tXQ "Great Sea Power"]], Stage 6.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf6vqGXQfOg "Sea of Flames"]], Stage 7.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTQIiIKummw "Metal Squad"]], Stage 8. A huge fan favorite and arguably the most popular track in the series. If someone names their favorite song in the game, it's probably going to be this one.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F88cL6cFBI Best of Thunder Force]]'' version.
** Later rearranged and updated with live guitars in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMDywk0BUwI Broken Thunder Album]]. It rocks of course.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzJrKcTxwvE "Down Right Attack"]], Stage 9.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Vw2d3_aEC8 "War Like Requiem"]], the final boss theme. Which takes the epic final battle theme motif established in TFIII, and multiplies it by a factor of kickass.
* The ending themes: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGrCMoKZJS0 "Shooting Stars"]] for Easy, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2JdTuFR_gw "Silvery Light of the Moon"]] for Normal, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgWxlkiatoY "Light of Silence"]] for Hard, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UidsHAbwE_U "Love Dream"]] for Maniac.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_YUa-tclPM Best of Thunder Force]]'' version of "Silvery Light of the Moon".
** "Love Dream" as a full-length Japanese song, found [[http://www.hongfire.com/forum/showthread.php/275287-Translation-of-lyrics-for-Love-Dream-(Thunder-Force-4) here]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o_8aL9ATmQ here]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObJVuRTIIS4 "Stand Up Against Myself"]], the staff roll theme. Yet another fan favorite. And the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BncEF6Levo fuller arrangement]] from the OST.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnLAC5AJPuM This remix of]] "Lightning Strikes Again" and "Metal Squad" mashed together into one hell of a mind-blowing metal song. Holy shit.

After you beat the game, you unlock several Omake tracks to listen to in the config menu:
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8Ek7JpcZWU Omake 2]], which is originally from ''Thunder Force AC/Spirits''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HhIcbZ5LeY Omake 3.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwEEtrcaS1g Omake 4.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oCg5tDrHB4 Omake 5.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsvJ1H38vzI Omake 8.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncJ_Fluj86U Omake 9.]]


[[folder: Thunder Force V ]]

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nud4FpIeNqo "Beginning of War"]], the opening.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APst-6sm2a0 "Attack Point"]], the stage select theme.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtlH9bprRPU "Legendary Wings"]], Stage 1. Another popular track that features a clever callback to "Back to the Fire" from ''TFIII''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66I2AEYjRcE "Beast Jungle"]], Stage 2.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5-SpGxr_6Y "Rising Blue Lightning"]], Stage 3, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32sepYtsuc4 "Reffi's Mix"]], arrange from the official soundtrack.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGUrEoXUKRI "Cyber Cave"]], Stage 4. Also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCP8NGHIvPo "Cyber Cave Hi-Mix"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti_KD71ayQU "Cyber Cave -Sunset Clouds"]], from ''Broken Thunder -Project Thunder Force VI-''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rxf1ZG6to_w "Steel of Destiny"]]'', Stage 5. A blood-pumping track that plays as you fly through space in the Brigadine and blow away an entire space fleet.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzxTTpTUgPQ "Ishtar Edge ReMix"]], arrange from the official soundtrack.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSShngXBSIs Long Version]] variant.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwUjZ3eGL7E "Steel of Destiny -Cry Sky"]], from ''Broken Thunder -Project Thunder Force VI-''. A piano version of the song.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDozHGjXNq4 "Steel of Destiny -Take Off-"]], from ''Broken Thunder -Project Thunder Force VI-''. The ultimate version of the song that incorporates live guitars. The result is amazing.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Kwty6-U5cQ "Guardian's Knight"]], the Stage 4 boss theme. An appropriate tune for the HighSpeedBattle between you and the giant mecha defending the Tower of Babel.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qIAkbHCXOQ "Duel of Top"]], the Stage 5 boss theme. Basically, a [[DarkReprise more sinister remix]] of "Lightning Strikes Again" from ''TFIV''. Very fitting considering what the boss is.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIzQ8UqGzB0 "The Justice Ray Part 2"]], continuing the tradition of epic last boss themes.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlFVUa80bv8 "Last Letter"]]. After hearing a game full of energetic synth rock, in contrast, a beautiful, yet melancholy piano melody is presented for the ending theme. Fail to beat the last boss before it escapes, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxwvNLg_WnI "Please Seal it Up!"]] plays instead.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQgp3BDDeGAG "Record of Flight"]], one of the high score themes that remixes "Hunger Made Them Desperate" from ''TFIII''. It is played if you get the top score on your save file.


[[folder: Thunder Force VI ]]

In this installment, the musicians closely associated ''Thunder Force'', Tomoni Otani (''II/III''), Toshiharu Yamanishi (''III/IV/Broken Thunder''), Takeshi Yoshida (''IV''), and Hyakutaro Tsukumo (''V/Broken Thunder''), are replaced by Tayamo Kawamoto of ''VideoGame/RaySeries'' fame, Go Sato, known for the ''VideoGame/{{Raiden}}'' series, Motoaki Furukawa known for his {{Gradius}}[=/=]{{Creator/Konami}} works, and Tsuyoshi Kaneko, composer of ''Segagaga'' and other Creator/{{Sega}} works. Due to this, the music is a bit of a departure from the usual ''Thunder Force'' fare, but still has some good tunes and rocking tracks.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPWPpOZS8T0 "Course Select Music"]], which seems to call back to "Don't Go Off" from ''TFIV''.
* "Ruined Green" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYbztuII3iY 1-A]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJRsO1-0WWs 1-B]] for Stage 1.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltDU4vbOtrY "Gargoyle Perfect"]], Stage 1 boss.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a0W4nSSPhM "Flame Maiden"]], Stage 2 boss.
* "Ever Blue" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn-emBfbI-E 1-A]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NItL_w3220 1-B]] for Stage 3.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7qRTscDmgQ "Cherub Purple"]], Stage 3 boss.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMQf7BE0BZk "B3"]], Stage 4 boss.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftgUBySU8ek "Cerberus 2"]], for Stage 5-A.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g26Auph9V4g "Full Speed"]], for Stage 5-B.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgNaVzWRP6Y "KIN3-COOL"]], the "A" alternate for ORN-Faust encounters. A remix of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI9MyYTO5E8#t=5m19s Cool's Theme]]" from ''VideoGame/{{Segagaga}}''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3hbJB3JY0A "KIN3-CERB"]], the "B" alternate for ORN-Faust encounters. A remix of "His Behavior Inspired Us With Distrust" from ''TFIII''.
* The Stage 5 boss features [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mv11mjnRCY "Orn Styx"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TUROyH52XY "Orn Rynex"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhtTBMXy9ro "Orn Gauntlet"]] which are remixed versions of title themes from the three previous games ("The Wind Blew All Day Long" for Styx, "Lightning Strikes Again" for Rynex, and "Beginning of War" for Gauntlet), as you fight super-sized versions of the highlighted ships for those games.
* "Orn Emperor", the last boss theme. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzgOztcq2lg Part 1]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRrG57eIGD8 Part 2.]]


[[folder: Broken Thunder ]]

The end product of this turned out unfortunate, but it features some music that was originally meant to be used in ''TFVI'' before its DevelopmentHell period. It is awesome:

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8772LfkQZk "BT"]], Hyakutaro Tsukumo's version of the opening.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tvCbdAvsx4 "BT OP Ver.Yamanishi"]], Toshiharu Yamanishi's version of the opening.
* [[http://youtu.be/TttjlWXoq5k "Fire-Leo 05P 'SYRINX'"]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1qsuFP0Zyk alt]], Stage 1, and its [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk_9VjIO6j0 Arranged version.]]
* [[http://youtu.be/K39T30KqJ7I "Arc Angel"]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PO_zUwgOwY alt]], Boss theme.
* [[http://youtu.be/02RCwMoTn7k "Full Metal Goddess"]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzWvUTgWBS0 alt]], Stage 2, and its [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Hi8kXiLWG8 Arranged version.]]
* [[http://youtu.be/6euWGRu6g5Y "Moon of Black Rain 'BG-00P'".]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q15VM5-60vc alt]], Stage 3.
* [[http://youtu.be/a4s9xzChhQY "Moon of Mind"]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkZFNna7of4 alt]], Stage 4
* [[http://youtu.be/ubI9m5_U8ls "Broken Thunder 'CODE-RVR-03G' -Sword Breaker-"]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02P9CD0dOTg alt]], Stage 5. The main theme.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MolJ4IntStw "The Justice Ray Part 3"]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ-Pd7timSU alt]], The last boss theme. Fun fact: after ''TFVI'' was initially canceled, it was used in the Simulation/RPG game ''Segagaga'' as the boss theme for the ''Thunder Force'' inspired side scrolling segment at the end of the game.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZMOo6lIBAw The Ranking music]] and its [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYGWwcVkgR4 Arranged version.]]