Awesome Music / Kirby

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So good, it kills you.

So upbeat and happy it could kill the devil.

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    Kirby's Dream Land/2/ 3 

    Kirby's Adventure/Nightmare in Dream Land 

    Kirby Super Star (Ultra) 

    Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards 

    Kirby Air Ride 

    Kirby and the Amazing Mirror 

    Kirby: Canvas Curse 
  • Drawcia Sorceress says hi. There's just something about pipe organs...
    • Bonus points for the pacing of the song; if the player gets all hits in the first two passes, the song picks up just as she starts summoning enemies and changing the background color, which makes a nice compliment to it.
    • And Drawcia Soul says REEEEE! There's just something about disharmonious crackling and rapid-fire booping!
  • The World of Drawcia, while underrated, is most likely one of the creepiest Kirby songs ever. Keep in mind that this song has only two instruments: ominous choir and beeping tones. And it still sounds haunting as hell.

    Kirby: Squeak Squad 
  • The Squeaks themselves have an outstanding Leitmotif that makes an appearance whenever they show up, with a number of variants depending on the situation.
    • Treasure Scuffle, which pops up whenever one of the Squeaks is acting as a miniboss, trying to steal a treasure box from Kirby.
    • The appropriately named boss theme, when you face off against Doc's machines, or big boss Daroach, takes their theme and makes it more fitting of a full boss than the sillier Treasure Scuffle.
    • Their theme becomes extremely rockin' in its Super Smash Bros Brawl rendition. And it has extremely stiff competion in that game alone.
  • Gamble Galaxy's third theme is appropriately called "The Hero of Dream Land". And for a good reason: You're about to save the world from a piece of Dark Matter that was sealed away in a chest. As you enter the third and final stage, the music kicks in to tell you that shit is about to go down.
  • Guess what came back fresh from Amazing Mirror and after Canvas Curse did so? Yup, Candy Constellation once more in the flesh. Not only that, but this very playlist has a TON of old tracks with good renditions for this title. Chances are, you'll be itching to hear all of these old themes on every level once more. One example: their own version of the Legendary Air Ride Machine.
  • The Final Stretch, the theme that plays while chasing Dark Nebula with the Triple Star in hand. The way the song builds up coupled with the visuals of the level does an excellent job at setting up the final battle.

    Kirby's Epic Yarn 

    Kirby Mass Attack 

    Kirby's Return to Dream Land 
  • Four-Headed Guardian: Landia is completely different from most of the other battle themes in the game, and given the circumstances of the fight, it's very fitting.
  • Complete EX Mode at 100% and you will be treated to a new file select theme that is a remix of Vegetable Valley from Kirby's Adventure.
  • Fly! Kirby, the theme of the final level, makes one want to keep charging ahead for the sake of Dream Land. As if it weren't enough, the title screen theme and "Meta Knight's Revenge" are found here as well, towards the end.

    Kirby: Triple Deluxe 

    Kirby and the Rainbow Curse 

    Kirby: Planet Robobot 
  • The title theme, which is also the main theme of the game. Notably darker and more foreboding than most Kirby title themes, which fits Planet Robobot's tone very well.
  • The theme for the first stage of Patched Plains, "Venturing into the Mechanized World", cheerful and upbeat as always.
  • There are a lot of remixes in this game that will stick in your ears forever:
  • Spinning Roulette is a catchy theme for the Casino levels with a bit of Sand Canyon mixed in to make sure you will never forget it.
  • The game's boss rush theme, which plays during the boss rush in the last world, as well as The final sequence of the game where Kirby drills through Star Dream, is pretty amazing as well.
  • Crazy Rolling In Money, President Haltmann's battle theme, starts with a darker rendition of "The Noble Haltmann" before shifting into a more ominous piece that gets more erratic and crazy as it goes on, perfectly fitting the fight it plays in. When you discover Haltmann's backstory, it makes a lot of sense. My Name is Haltmann also qualifies. For a tragic villain, he has a chill theme.
  • As usual, all of the themes for the Final Boss count:
    • The first phase of the final boss, "VS. Star Dream", is a climactic track, that has some extremely striking similarities to "C-R-O-W-N-E-D" and "Moonstruck Blossom". If you listen carefully, it even plays parts from "Take Down the Halberd" from Kirby Super Star, which is quite fitting, as you're controlling the Halberd itself.
    • The second phase ("Intermezzo Without A Leader"), on the other hand, sounds calm and ambient, but also manages to sound menacing at the same time. A closer examination reveals that this is 02's theme, sped up and missing its melody.
    • The third and final phase, Vagrant Counting Song of Retrospection (sometimes known as "P-R-O-G-R-A-M"), is a similarly climactic techno song, being a Boss Remix of the (already dark) title theme, but one that sounds completely different from the original that sounds perfect for fighting what seems to be NOVA. It helps that "Heart of Nova" from Super Star is sampled halfway through.
    • The true Arena adds one last phase to the battle, accompanied by this game's own version of Heart of Nova.
    • Followed up by a rearrangement of "Vagrant Counting Song of Retrospection" for the True Final Boss, Star Dream Soul OS.
    • The GaMetal version of the three phases from the Star Dream fight makes music that was already epic even more epic.
  • Haltmann Works Co. HQ is an epic theme for a final level, including some dashes of Green Greens to pump you up.
  • The True Arena's battle theme is a straight-up remix of that the above theme, which is quite awesome. Be sure that you like the theme, because you'll be hearing it for quite a while. And there's also the rest area music for the first 5 rounds of the True Arena. A calm remix of the title screen music to accompany the abstract backgrounds.
  • VS. The Wicked Company, the main boss theme, displays the game's slightly more serious mood by sounding foreboding, but still energetic.
  • City of Sound is the smoothest remix of "Gourmet Race" you'll ever find.
  • L86, the theme of the virtual areas in Access Ark. With accompanying background(s) and violins that sound similar to the ones in "C-R-O-W-N-E-D", it makes for a good track to hear, even in the Sound Test!

    Team Kirby Clash Deluxe 

    Kirby Star Allies 
  • The Boss Theme follows the trend of catchy regular boss themes in Kirby games with a bit of "Green Greens," the first level of the entire Kirby series dating way back to Kirby's Dream Land, thrown in for good measure.note 
  • All three of the Big Bad Hyness themes reflect his insane and psychotic personality greatly, with his pre-battle theme before you remove his hood giving an eerie presence to him (and his cult) and it's made even creepier by the fact that it is actually a low-pitched, slowed-down remix of the theme for Friendly Field, the very first area in the game. Even then, it still wins points for being genuinely creepy and bizarre.
  • The second battle theme used against the unmasked Hyness is amazing and intense. Special note goes to the wooden drums featured midway through the song.
  • The theme that plays when you fight Francisca and Flamberge is just plain beautiful. It's much more melancholic than most other Kirby themes, and it also gains points for being the first time you hear the villain's leitmotif in full. The arrangement played for fighting against Zan Partizanne, the leader of the Jambastion mages, is a much more tense version of it that shows her dedication to the Big Bad and that she won't easily give up a fight.
  • The remix of the Forest Area from Kirby's Return to Dream Land is a big improvement over the original, being more orchestral and atmospheric. The remixes of Rainbow Resort and Grass Land 4 are also incredibly memorable.
  • Nature's Navel and Star Lavadom are two of the most epic and intense themes in the game.
  • Aside from being a great song in its own right, Sacred Square is amazing simply for being the first Western-style song to be in a Kirby game.
  • Kirby 64's mid-boss theme gets a relaxing remix for the puzzle room theme and HAL somehow manages to turn an upbeat boss them into elevator music.
  • The music that plays when you fight Meta Knight manages to combine many of his themes from Super Star incredibly seamlessly.
  • Infiltrating The Jambastion is a fun and jazzy tune, with an amazing saxophone part.
  • Planet Towara is one of the most grand and beautiful songs in the game, especially when the drums kick in.
  • The theme for the second to final level of the game, the Jambandra Base, has an orchestra version of Green Greens that gives it a very climatic feeling as you go inside it.
  • The organs that play during the final boss (specifically in the Bird Phase of Void Termina) are godly.
  • The music that plays when you fight Void Soul inside Void Termina manages to make Green Greens sound incredibly menacing and disturbing. This game really loves making Green Greens sound as epic as possible, doesn't it? It was also improved significantly with the updated version included in patch 2.0.
  • In the Jukebox, song 114 combines all four of Void Termina's boss music into one piece that transitions seamlessly to each phase just when each individual section ends. It's as awesome as it sounds! Skip ahead to the 1:59:21 mark to listen.
  • King Dedede's theme is, like always, awesome as hell - and it now incorporates an all-new original motif before transitioning into the classic melody.
  • Even the music to King Dedede's castle is awesome. It incorporates both his theme with a handful of the Halberd themes from Kirby Super Star and Ultra as well as the ending theme to Kirby's Dream Land.
  • Gatehouse Road, first played in the Jambastion stages, is an awesome tune that gives you the feel that you're actually infiltrating the Janbastion base, just like a later tune played in the game. It later gets remixed as the music for the world map for the final world gives it a slightly calmer variation of it that tells you that you can't back up now to save the world while another variation played for it when you're near the Jambandra Base gives it a more eerie and ominous but at the same time, relaxing vibe.
  • Without a doubt, Planet Earthfall is an absolutely beautiful and majestic track that very well has the autumn vibe that the entire planet uses. There's no doubt that it's an extremely calming and peaceful track that temporary releases your tension from saving the world.
  • Planet Caverna, despite just being a mini-boss rush and mainly using the Friend Star in the moon on it, is a catchy tune that like Planet Earthfall, wouldn't sound out of place in the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series.
  • When playing as Marx in Guest Star mode, you face Morpho Knight for the Final Boss as usual. Only, instead of the latter's theme playing throughout the fight, you get to hear a remix of Marx's theme from Kirby Super Star in all of its glory. The song is just as badass as before, but this time it includes a full orchestra as per usual Kirby games! Combined with the situation, it hypes you up for the fight and gives you the feeling that you are the boss fight instead!
  • Get to the end of Guest Star with Rick, Koo and Kine and you'll be greeted with this absurdly epic remix of Dark Matter and Cloudy Park, both from Dream Land 2, as the final boss song. Worth the effort alone.
  • Fight to the end of Guest Star with Gooey and you'll hear a remix of the Dark Matter fight from Dream Land 3, but thanks to the use of real instruments, it somehow sounds even more frantic!

    Spinoffs/Other Games 
  • Check out this song from a Japanese exclusive game called Kirby's Super Star Stacker (Kirby no Kirakira Kids). Note how it anticipates the Masked Dedede theme.
  • The theme for the final two Magolor races in Kirby's Dream Collection, which was later used in Dedede's Drum Dash.
  • The credits for Kirby's Dream Collection is an amazing remix of the original credits of Kirby's Dream Land with a bit of Sky Tower thrown in. When the 8-bit part fades in, you'll be overwhelmed with the nostalgia.
  • Kirby's Block Ball has a few hidden gems, such as Poppy Bro Sr.'s Stage and Mr. Shine and Mr. Bright's Stage.
  • King Dedede's theme in Kirby Fighters Deluxe, which is a medley of his various boss themes from across the series. Most notably, it includes his theme from Kirby's Dream Course of all games!
  • Dedede's theme from Kirby's Blowout Blast, which, after 20+ years, finally restores the theme to its original E-flat pitch and melody from the original Dream Land, and it's awesome. Even better is the Revenge variation, which takes the newer second half of Dedede's theme and puts it in as well, and it simply serves to make the song sound even more climactic, even a bit sad. The True Final Boss theme, for Giant Masked Dedede, is even better, combining Dyna Blade and Wham Bam Rock's theme from Super Star with Masked Dedede's theme from Ultra, creating a glorious theme, perfectly fitting the game's final battle.
  • Kirby Battle Royale gives us the final boss theme, used for the battle with King Dedede in his Dededestroyer Z. It's an amazing remix of his theme, both normal and masked, and the game's main theme.

    Kirby of the Stars/Kirby: Right Back at Ya! 

    Misc. 
  • The Kirby Dance. You know you love it, and not just because of Kirby's crazy breakdancing skills.
  • Some of the best remixes can be found in the fan albums Concert of the Starry Sky and The Large Concert of the Starry Sky by doujin group salvation by faith records. One in particular is a full fledged original arrangement of the intro to Kirby Super Star: Magical Cosmic Tour by Yamajet.
  • One of the contributing artists for salvation by faith records' albums also created this rendition of Zero-Two's theme, which manages to be equal parts frantic and yet majestic.
  • A pretty well-known Kirby arrange album, Rise of the Star, has been around since 2005. It's loaded with tons of nostalgia fuel, and every single track is well worth a listen.
  • Smash 64's version of Gourmet Race + Drop it Like it's Hot = this awesomeness. Stand back, someone did science to it.
  • Dark Matter From Dream Land 2 + Dark Matter from Kirby Planet Robobot = this.
  • DJ the S's remixes, in particular Ultra Heavy Lobster and Battle Over Mt. Dedede and just go listen to all of them, okay?
  • Kirby's Dream Band, while being the only Kirby cover band in existence, makes some pretty kickass covers. Check out their version of Gourmet Race and King Dedede's theme.
  • Someone took Zero's theme from Dream Land 3 and Zero-Two's theme from 64, and combined them into one beautiful remix.
  • Someone also took Galacta Knight's theme from Kirby Super Star Ultra, and the remix from Kirby's Return to Dream Land, combined them, and extended the end result to a full half-hour. It's just as amazing as it sounds.
  • Dreamland Offensive, a medley of various Kirby themes, including Masked Dedede and Galacta Knight.
  • How can you make Moonstruck Blossom even more beautiful? This is how you do that.
  • Mash Miracle Matter's theme with either Galacta Knight or Grand Doomer's theme and you get these two awesome pieces.
  • It's hard to go on about the topic of great remixes without mentioning Green Night Parade. The lyrics sounding like a direct message or even prayer to Kirby certainly helps.
  • In 2016, Nintendo opened a Kirby themed cafe in Osaka. They also composed a soundtrack or remixes to play as ambient noise at the location (CDs of said soundtrack are available for sale at the location). This includes amazing, relaxing remixes of Green Greens, Ripple Field, Sky Tower, C-R-O-W-N-E-D, and 02.
  • Light MetaS made a remix medley of all the songs played during Star Dream's multi phase songs including his Soul OS theme and it. Sounds. GLORIOUS!
  • Somebody took most of the final boss themes throughout the series, and made a massive medley. All of it, especially the Dedede finale, are all done spectacularly.
  • VS. Miracle Matter Clone, a remix so good that it accidentally tricked people into thinking Miracle Matter was in Planet Robobot.
  • Some commercials for the games come with some really catchy tunes, such as the one for Nightmare in Dream Land and Star Allies.


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