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So a movie franchise about PeopleInRubberSuits beating the crap out of models and each other can come with such awesome music. Who knew?
!Main Movies
* Music/AkiraIfukube was a '''god'''. And he didn't stop with music--he invented ''Godzilla's iconic roar'' as a bonus.
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6qAIaqK3_Q original theme itself]] is still just as awesome today as it was when the movie came out.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SreH7cnPOkk The "Monster Zero March"]], an epic remix of the "Frigate March" theme from the original movie.
** From the original movie: When you have a Godzilla theme that sounds like ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl54mC8xdNI this]]'', then you know it's not the cheesy giant monster movie the later films became known for. It's a straight-up sci-fi/horror film with heavy emphasis on nightmare fuel and tragedy.
** The [[https://youtu.be/jq5WSQy1ocQ theme]] to ''King Kong VS Godzilla'' is absolutely stellar. While simplistic in its melody, the frequent dynamic changes and the chanting throughout the song wonderfully sets the atmosphere for the entire movie. It's a hauntingly beautiful piece.
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6qAIaqK3_Q The Godzilla March]].
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lmZRRqF6wA Mothra's Song]].
* Masaru Sato, composer of ''Son of Godzilla'' and ''Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla'' (1974), came up with some classic, instantly recognizable themes as well.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX-ZGzVXohs The Appearance of Mechagodzilla's Theme]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpgzOfbVhao Defeat/Attack/Get Mechagodzilla]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5G69E6uoWA "Godzilla" vs. Anguirus]]!
%%* The psychedelic "SAVE THE EARTH!" from ''Godzilla vs. Hedorah''.
* Reijiro Koroku's soundtrack to ''The Return Of Godzilla'' (or ''Godzilla 1985'') is dark, gothic and brooding; Akira Ifukube meets Music/JohnWilliams at an Creator/EdgarAllanPoe convention.
* The music for ''Godzilla vs. Biollante'' toned down the grim and added a bit of poetry to the tune.
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlyVD6YnQ-I Bio Wars.]]" Snippets of it played during [=BioMajor's=] escape scene leading up to [=SSS9=] taking them all out, and a couple evacuation scenes. It's kind of a Super Sentai theme, with insane lead guitar, and snippets of the classic Godzilla theme to boot.
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SablNkX4zK8 The Super-X2 Theme]]" is quite similar to Superman's theme, but more heroic in its own unique way.
** The Love Theme, only part of which was heard near the end, and Countdown. Much of the music was composed as suites which were then broken down into various pieces that are heard in the movie.
%%* From ''[=MechaGodzilla=] II'', a repost of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E16-a-fc63c Super Mechagodzilla's theme]].
* Watching Burning Godzilla rampage through Hong Kong to the chilling "The Godzilla March" remix called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMdG-MkA3X8 Hong Kong Destruction]] will send shivers through you.
* Kow/Koh Otani's score for ''Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All Out Attack'' is also worth mentioning. A combination of classical and techno sound used to bring the past to the present, giving each monster its own new theme for the film.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Sv1HhaU_hI Determined to Protect the Future]] is particularly moving.
** The ending theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0k2CBRVMKA A Salute to the Spirits of the War Dead]], truly captures the essence of the film and its message.
* For the Heisei era, it really can't get any more epic than [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yjOZmlbshU Godzilla's Requiem]]. Epic, and really gives the death of Godzilla the gravity fans pretty much demanded as soon as the posters and trailers hit with the WHAMLine "On December 24th, Godzilla ''DIES''".
%%* Back in the original movie, there was a "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAXOqSnpUCg Prayer for Peace]]".
%%* J. Peter Robinson's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFD9ZEXHxBA rescore of the final battle]] in ''Godzilla 2000''.
* Part of what makes Godzilla's awakening in ''Final Wars'' so epic is the music. As it builds up to his appearance, it goes silent as we see his face. He roars, and then the music just explodes with epicness!
* Takayuki Hattori provides a rather nice music score for ''Film/{{Godzilla 2000}}''.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sgqLhllHQI Dreaded God]], the main theme of ''Godzilla 2000'', is an amazing piece, which truly cements Godzilla's status as the destructive, yet imposing and sometimes misunderstood force of nature he is, and which also marks an awesome beginning for the Millenium era. The track is particularly good, with its vocals giving a sense of awe for the title character. One thing that is nice is that the American version of the film placed Godzilla's roar at the end of the track, making it sound even better.
** The music for the [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xfsr6b_godzilla-2000-japanese-version-final-fight_shortfilms Japanese version]] of the final battle between Godzilla and Orga was completely rewritten for the [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xf3jfc_godzilla-vs-orga-american_shortfilms American version]]. The music in the latter is a big improvement, and makes the battle far more epic and exciting.
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akes6lbGjaY theatrical trailer]] for the American version makes good use of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3-H5jGoags "Superbeast"]] by Music/RobZombie.
* Creator/AkiraIfukube has blessed the cinematic world with a treasure of beautiful sound. From the return of the Maser March from ''Film/WarOfTheGargantuas'' to Godzilla's theme playing when he emerges from Mt. Fuji, the viewer is given a wonderful listening experience. But perhaps the best piece of music, however, is the soft melody that plays during the end credits, a modified instrumental version of the piece, "Sacred Springs" from ''Film/MothraVsGodzilla''. Another piece, just before this, "Mothra Heads Into Outer Space" is Sacred Springs played with a harp. Listening to both pieces side-by-side is an exquisitely pleasant listening experience.
* Michiru Oshima gives us perhaps one of the best scores ever heard in a Godzilla movie in ''Film/GodzillaAgainstMechagodzilla''.
* From Shiro Sagisu, the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whlvY2RGDuo main theme]] for ''Film/ShinGodzilla'' would do Akira Ifukube proud.
** And now a full version of the theme from the movie itself called "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4EscsCBMkE Persecution of the Masses.]]"
--->Persecution for the masses\\
Sacred blessings count for nothing...
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uirF6FDKxSU Who Will Know (Tragedy)]], an ominous vocalization song that sounds like it belongs in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' that was played in the second trailer.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJebJIU2Dng Black Angel]], an epic theme in the movie's soundtrack that ''spells'' divine retribution.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74fxNHPBnv8 Kyosaitai, Report, and Godzilla Restart]], which are ''very'' reminiscent of [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Anno's previous work]].

!Other Toho Films
* As it has been mentioned before, Akira Ifukube's score for ''Varan'' and ''King Kong vs. Godzilla'' would be reused and modified for dozens of other films.
%%* Ifukube's score for ''Atragon'' is also excellent.
* Yuji Koseki brought us the classic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DXrBfkE5-A Summoning Mothra]]. Nelson really [[WhatAnIdiot should have known better]] than to let two kidnapped priestesses [[HoistByHisOwnPetard sing their traditional worship songs]].
* Not a kaiju film, but Masaru Sato's score for ''Battle Of The Japan Sea''. Filled with epic military marches. ''The Black Fleet'' is notable for [[http://youtu.be/f0-7VSymBH8?t=5m35s underscoring the reveal of Mechagodzilla]] in the trailer for the 1974 film.

!The 1998 American film
* As controversial as the film is, David Arnold's score is praised by even those who don't like the film, starting with the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MKaAaaO_Xw main titles]], with a theme worthy of Godzilla himself.
* Music/{{Jamiroquai}}'s "Deeper Underground" is thought of as a highlight on the pop-song soundtrack that was released. Even if it's unfitting, it's pure funk in the best way.
* Puff Daddy's "Come With Me". As [[NarmCharm narmy]] as it is, it does lend an epic feel to the whole thing, and was prominently featured in advertisements. Jimmy Page even played on the track, [[SampledUp sampling]] [[Music/LedZeppelin his own]] song.

!The 2014 American film
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv6mcB9g5-4 The Opening Theme]] for ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}''. It really helps set the tone of the film and the sheer destruction that is about to unfold.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vEmJd7_oo0 Two Against One]]", part of which unveils [[spoiler:the atomic breath.]]

!Godzilla Spinoff music
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1614DdeeFVA Moguera's theme music in Godzilla: Unleashed]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaes8E6Xe24 Godzilla vs. Heavy Metal.]]
%%* Though it was never really featured in any Godzilla media, the Music/BlueOysterCult song from ''Music/{{Spectres}}'' can also qualify for this trope.
* Many of the ''Unleashed'' themes are awesome to listen to, with the most awesome themes going to the GDF and Earth Defenders, but all the factions have awesome themes in there. Kiryu/Mechagodzilla 2's theme in particular, even if it's shared between two characters, is pretty cool-sounding, and Jet Jaguar has a theme that makes him feel ''badass''. The crowning theme has to be Mecha-King Ghidorah's theme, though; it became the ''main theme of the game'' for a reason.
%%* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu_UzTfz_Rw This tribute to Gigan.]]