!Original Soundtrack
* The original ''Manga/DragonBall'' had loads of epic music.
** 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=X7kZVH849Eo Makafushigi Adobencha]] (translated in English as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT1Dp69D7q0 Mystical Adventure]])! Just... listen and enjoy! Or else!
** 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.
** [[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=wbHgNJfO09A Wolf Hurricane,]] as sung by Yamcha.
* "[[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=-u7Q4NNKDtY "Kyoufu no Ginyu Tokusentai"]].
* [[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, unofficially known as "The Deadly Cell Games", was played in nearly every fight from the Android saga onward. Why? Because it's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTXWSzz0Ux4 awesome.]]
* The second ending of "Z", [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LcRRXPPDDc "We Were Angels"]].
* 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]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r9qRpr67fk Gohan whistling.]]
* 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"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUcNnVOycyA "Dragon Power Infinity"]], 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=t4v9XIi674I "Mind Power... Ki"]].

!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]] which is a superhero victory tune if ever there was one.
* 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.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPEFU47P2V0 Vegeta's regular theme]], nicknamed "[[FanNickname Hell's Bells]]" by some fans.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YabRcWi13Xk The theme from Trunks' preview trailer.]]
* 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=dPnTBCC1wgA 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 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.
* How about the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z6ycX59ge0 Demon Mist]] theme?
* 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 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJr_z_CnDm8 second theme]] used by Bruce Faulconer. If this doesn't get you pumped up for some DBZ ass-kicking, nothing will.
* 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}}, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-qhmU1is_M Deeper]] by ION, and [[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".
* 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!]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU5EMlT3Uzw Goku's Super Saiyan theme]] is pretty rocking too. It sounds like the battle on Namek reaching its climax.
* Shuki Levy's music for the Saban era isn't too bad, definitely more atmospheric than melodic. Check out the early episodes' tracks like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5fsDYdDwLo "The World's Strongest Team"]] or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNHQVY2P1W8 "Gohan's Hidden Powers"]] (it's rumored that Ron Wasserman of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' fame helped compose and perform this early music, which may explain why they have a ''Power Rangers'' vibe).

!Dragon Ball Kai
See [[AwesomeMusic/DragonBallKai here]].

!''Anime/DragonBallGT''
* [[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.

!''Anime/DragonBallSuper''
* Even the people who don't care for ''Super'''s soundtrack love the score used for the Super Saiyan God ritual, which is actually two songs; [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB7K8p4cUyk Compromise]] and the appropriately-named [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcc4A1IAeps Birth of a God]]. Both songs are smooth and epic at the same time, especially when the latter reaches the part with the Latin choir, to the degree that both songs have re-appeared during certain events. The list includes when Pan files for the first time and goes into space, and Future Trunks' goodbye in Episode 67 (Compromise) - near the end of Goku-vs-Beerus' fight, when Super Shenron is summoned, Goku Black's [[spoiler:Super Saiyan Rose transformation]], and Future Trunks [[spoiler:using a Spirit Bomb-esque power-up to cleave Merged Zamasu in half]] (Birth of a God).
* Another favorite is the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7i-yRwmIMU Super Saiyan God theme]] that plays after Goku becomes a Super Saiyan God. It plays again after [[spoiler: Goku combines the Kaio-Ken with Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan]]. There is also the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzT8wi8X9dI Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan's theme]] that has a Latin choir humming the melody, before a woman hums the rest of the song.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FboUfv6LaA A Break from Battle]], a sweet, soft tone that plays during peaceful moments.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fKtbjCx9xw Unbreakable Determination]], a song where you can feel the characters' struggle and willpower.
* Many of the new tracks for the Future Trunks Saga have become beloved like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxZOGpdFIJU Black's theme]] and the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQgVLjBa-rs orchestral version]] that plays in Episode 56. There is also the track used when Future Trunks confronts Black in Episode 47 for the second time, called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Fa0-eR65vc Desperate Assault]] by the fandom.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI6Yyr-iI6M Beerus Madness]] has gotten a lot of love after it played during [[spoiler: Zamasu's execution scene]].
* [[https://soundcloud.com/user-115953792/dragon-ball-super-chouzetsu-dynamic-by-kazuya-yoshii-full-version Chouzetsu Dynamic]]. It's an upbeat way to start an episode of ''Dragon Ball Super'', and can even sum up the overall feel of Dragon Ball in and of itself.
* Crossing over with heartwarming/tearjerker, the music that was heard in Super as Trunks got flashbacks of Future Gohan during episode 67, and also the soundtrack that played when Pan flew into the stratosphere in episode 43, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KCDq0vkqAo Compromise]] never fails to deliver.

!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.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLNx6rEwLTk A Hero's Desperation]]", from the original ''[[VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokai Budokai]]'', which plays during the cutscene recreation of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt_Wa7F3mco#t=61 one of the greatest moments in DBZ]].
* ''Budokai 2'' had a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfOl92zc4c8 fan favorite opening theme]], as well as an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdO6PgFjkKY amazing saxophone instrumental cover]] that played over the end credits.
* 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.
** As is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8A7BOK9NrE Lost Courage]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArzG_H4s9FQ 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.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0COb2Ek31Fs Let's give it up for Super Saiyan Goku's theme from Burst Limit!]]
* 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''. Also the intro of Xenoverse.
* ''Battle Of Z''[='=]s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrGDtHEiPhQ Mission Menu theme]] is pretty epic.

!Other
* "F" by Music/MaximumTheHormone. [[WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged It is glorious]]. In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', it's even Frieza's scouter ringtone! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oUquZ4U234 Then it became official.]]
* 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 Brazilian versions were particularly awesome. In order: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SR_GtJalBA the first Dragon Ball opening,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWgWhuN8wc4 the first]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKQ-pHIowBw second Z]] opening, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kxs6ijgIAHg GT.]]
* 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]]''.
* The Indonesia dub [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcJlukifA24 theme.]]
* Music/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? Music/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".
* ''Anime/DragonBallZTheHistoryOfTrunks'' has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ojaDKNUMho Prelude - Slaughter]], which plays during the scene where [[spoiler:Trunks comes across Gohan's body and goes Super Saiyan]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTPLhUQHUuc The Chosen Warriors,]] which plays during the first [=SSJ3=] transformation and the failed attempt for the Super Saiyan God. The successful attempt at summoning it is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VHa1wvJSXw here.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ8hlaCq00E Freeza's Horrific Power]]. The track plays when Freeza powers up into his Final Form in the movie ''Resurrection F'', and perfectly fits the scenario give that it's heavy, ominous and just awesome.
* As mediocre as the obscure Filipino dub is, its music is nothing to sneeze at (even if the lyrics are kinda cheesy). Such examples include [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKQkrx_oJQY "A World Filled With Love"]] (a cover of "Romantic Ageru Yo") and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_fRQBBfjC8 their rendition]] of "Cha La Head Cha La".