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->''It's no secret. Compared to the {{Super Nintendo|Entertainment System}}, the Genesis wasn't exactly a killer in the sound department. It was fueled in part by what soundtracks really caught your ear, but for a real classic, you didn't have to look any farther than [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog the Sega mascot]].''
-->-- '''Website/ScrewAttack's''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8RVFpsjrVs Top 10 Video Game Themes Ever]]

Everyone's favorite [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog hedgehog speedster]] has had quite a number of [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic notable themes]] over the years which cements that, although the ride has been rocky with plenty of ups and downs, and [[BrokenBase nobody can agree on what exactly are the ups and downs]] ([[RunningGag among other things]]), one thing everyone ''can'' agree on is that the music is ''awesome''. We'd put "pretty much every piece of music from all the games" here instead of an actual article, but you probably want to hear them for yourself.

And you can now get a lot of this music [[http://blogs.sega.com/2011/11/30/sonic-soundtracks-on-itunes/ on iTunes!]]


!!Main Games

[[folder:''Sonic the Hedgehog'' 1, ''2'', ''3&K'' (Genesis/Mega Drive)]]
[[AC:''VideoGame/{{Sonic the Hedgehog|1}}'']]
* There may be many themes people and fans associate with the Blue Blur, but the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-78CMKME4o Green Hill Zone]] is the definitive Sonic tune. Like Mario and the very first beats of the Mushroom Kingdom, the melody of Green Hill would make sure Sonic's music stuck around just as long as his rival's.
* The music for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXukwNQG0uA Marble Zone]] has an appropriately sinister edge for a set of [[LethalLavaLand lava-based levels.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDd_GlynA6A Spring Yard Zone]] features an easy-going track that may be somewhat at odds with the chaos of the series' first zone to feature pinball bumpers as obstacles, but it's definitely a winner.
* The bass-heavy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSKgprdDRTY Labyrinth Zone]] stage music takes a lot of the sting out of the series' first water levels.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mqmN6mw4R8 Star Light Zone]] is something of a BreatherLevel between the frustrations of the water-based Labyrinth Zone and the difficulty spike in the Scrap Brain Zone, and its stage music is appropriately laid back, as well as being well matched to the level's "city by night" theme.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoVY7nvcel0 The Scrap Brain Zone theme]] (especially the first part) is one of the best tracks ever written to give the impression of "prepare for insane difficulty". Notably it, along with Star Light Zone, was reused as the music on the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7QIxKn1wVU option]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ_NeLugbCg screens]] for ''Sonic Advance''. Furthermore, Scrap Brain Zone's theme, along with Green Hill Zone's music, were both included in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl''[='s=] awesome soundtrack.
* The classic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMlM0-E5CjA Robotnik boss theme.]] You can practically hear the sky clouding over the Green Hill Zone when this music kicks in for the first time.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nVwm4aQS_E Final Zone]]. The tune is more epic than the battle is.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SsfufyJBGk The invincibility music]] is probably the catchiest 10 second loop ever.

* The ''Sonic 2'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4L4TSrDB4M Final Boss Theme.]] One of the most epic final boss battle themes in the series.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZzwIpbA3Go The Death Egg Zone Theme]] is, for a 16-bit era track, an eerie, haunting piece of genius, with an undercurrent of madness. You normally only hear a couple seconds of it as you run to the right and face Silver Sonic, but if you stand there and wait for a little while you'll start getting thoroughly creeped out. Bonus points for the top melody sounding like some sort of deranged lullaby.
* No variant on the boss music is complete without a reference to the ''real'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzXwutv0yy8 boss theme]]. Where the original game had its own unique flavor and ''Sonic 3'' would later aim for straight-up intensity, this is too iconic to go unmentioned.
* Hidden Palace Zone's unused music is really good. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcR81-nhKk0 Listen for yourself.]] Also the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NA_5sut9mB0 enhanced version]] for the iOS port. It's a shame that this song was never used in the iOS port in favor of Mystic Cave Zone 2-Player.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTf_n6bHFj4 Super Sonic theme]] in itself is almost enough incentive to get all the Chaos Emeralds. This is the only Genesis game where Super Sonic gets his own theme as opposed to just borrowing the invinciblity theme from the game in question.
* The stage music tracks run the gamut from the jaunty to the intense to the heroic to the sinister, every one a winner:
** With [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vaBxXCH9b8 Emerald Hill]], the game's soundtrack hits the ground running, the lively, upbeat music setting the stage for the fast-pace fun ahead. It also contains a MusicalNod to the Green Hill Zone theme from the previous game.
** The strident [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LYB7iLZNWE Chemical Plant]] theme is ideal for the bright factory theme of the level.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhHa7ph5GLg Aquatic Ruin]] is energetic yet dramatic, befitting a level revolving around underwater ruins.
** The jazzy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl6kjAkVw_s Casino Night]] music really adds to the "vintage Las Vegas" feeling of the stage.
** The "harmonica"-led music in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKUcIaGvSmw Hill Top]] has a pastoral, almost bucolic atmosphere.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktdHyfVfB4Y Mystic Cave]] starts with a bass-heavy introductory figure before leading into a tune that strikes the right blend of mystery and tension.
** The heavily polluted [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih8c6I1zH7I Oil Ocean]] zone is well matched with a weighty yet eerie track.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRuJfhEeCe8 Metropolis]] may have a simple melody, but it is incredibly catchy and infectious.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FCHk_gSwKo Sky Chase]] is appropriately light and ethereal for a level in which Sonic (or Tails if you're playing as him) rides on the wings of a biplane.
** The martial music for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_08z00qzfpw Wing Fortress]] practically screams, "The final confrontation is coming up - go get 'em, Sonic!"
* Similarly, the 2-player stage tracks hold their own against their 1-player counterparts in the awesomeness department:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z99fLBRH9j8 Emerald Hill Zone (2-player)]] is as laid back and easy-going as the music for the game's easiest level ought to be.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsmSx_ECsYk Casino Night Zone (2-player)]] is more forceful than its 1-player counterpart, but just as catchy and suited to the theme of the level.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhZzANSpUNk Mystic Cave Zone (2-player)]] has a reverberation-heavy atmosphere that is well suited to a cave level.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpU5640iE5k Special Stage]] leads from a short fanfare to a relentlessly urgent track for the often chaotic journeys around the half-pipe stages.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d48hVMZQjmU The Two Player Results]] tune is a fairly happy and epic way to finish a 2 player stage.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkFybd5iMsE Ending Theme]] must be mentioned as a more than fitting a celebration for beating the game. All the more awesome that it's actually an arrangement of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6bYHxwJv24 a song]] Masato Nakamura, the composer for ''Sonic 1'' and ''2'', did as part of Dreams Come True.

* The late Music/MichaelJackson was hired to compose the ''entire'' soundtrack of ''Sonic 3'', but bailed on the project after being dissatisfied with the Genesis's sound chip, leaving [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brad_Buxer Brad Buxer]], keyboardist and musical director of MJ, to do the rest. Similarities between songs in the finished game and songs by Michael have been noted by fans, but the only song actually confirmed to be composed by him is the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_oUfB6-JF4 credits theme]], which featured a chord progression that would later be used in "Stranger in Moscow".
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYxlqTpZ-24 Ice Cap Zone Act 1]] was actually an instrumental version of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2OWC5Hosv8 "Hard Times"]], a then-unreleased song by a group called the Jetzons, whose keyboardist (Brad Buxer) composed the music for the game after Michael Jackson quit. The song did eventually get released, but ''Sonic 3'' was ''nearly 15 years old'' when it happened.
** Remixing "Hard Times" with Ice Cap Zone gives [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPNgC3gBaq4 awesome results]].
* The ''Sonic & Knuckles'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shgtPmN3RV8 Opening Screen Theme]]. Its fanfare-like reprise in the very end of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL9rAVYFdJU&t=6m0s Ending Credits]] is a thing of beauty.
* Angel Island Zone is backed by the tropical-sounding [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbb5Ry-v87E Act 1]]. Notably, it shifts from a major key to a minor key for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTWtNMd8mZs Act 2,]] set in the blazing inferno that used to be a tropical paradise and emphasising the now raised stakes. Act 2 received [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gMSYGWZSqI a sweet remix]] for ''Sonic Pocket Adventure''.
* Hydrocity Zone is a level with [[DownTheDrain a lot of water]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K1rV9kFs6I Act 1]] offsets the frustration that usually accompanies such levels with a catchy, jazzy tune, but when Sonic is sucked down a drain between Acts 1 and 2, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPYzgCI6Q1I Act 2 remix]] kicks up the adrenaline level as the stakes are raised for the impending confrontation with Eggman.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qw10LYqye4 Marble Garden Zone's]] slick beat with very well-accompanying melody and melancholic climax makes the zone so much more memorable. Combining Michael Jackson's "Thriller" with Marble Garden Zone Act 1 gives [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZxVCSvf-Bc awesome results.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHwHiymSojk Carnival Night Zone]]. Just the sound of that synthesized refrain as the deep bass and beats jam, punctuated by discordant quotes from "Entry of the Gladiators"... so cool. The Act 2 version is essentially the same as Act 1 but with some of the tracks removed for a few phrases; the sparser scoring suitably heightens the tension for the latest face-off against Eggman.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYxlqTpZ-24 Ice Cap Zone Act 1]] hits the ground running (or snowboarding, if you're playing as Sonic) with a pounding bassline under a simple chord pattern, followed by a melody that communicates the cold and wind of the zone perfectly. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtQtbWifobQ Ice Cap Zone Act 2]] is just as awesome as the first, following the cue set by Carnival Night of keeping the same melody but paring down the "orchestration" (sometimes removing the bassline, sometimes removing the chords or the melody with which they alternate), as though the cold is continuing to set in, freezing out the missing instruments.
* The groovy-sounding [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZH1o8N9PXU Launch Base Zone]] is just what the player needs to get the blood pumping for the final showdown of the uncoupled ''Sonic the Hedgehog 3'', punctuated by synthetic voices shouting "Go! Go!". As with the previous two zones, Act 2 is simply a stripped down yet somehow more intense version of Act 1.
* The legendary Mushroom Hill Zone. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF99oeiaznk Act 1]] is an easy-going track that settles the player back into a forest level after the frantic race through the Launch Base Zone, while [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onjYGtkAWx4 Act 2]] puts more emphasis on the bassline and drums to fire up the player for the zone's Eggman fight.
* The Flying Battery Zone, in which Sonic infiltrates one of Eggman's ships and channels the best Film/JamesBond he can, has just the music for it. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T7hdIh-gtw Act 1]] takes wing straight away with an energetic bassline under a soaring octave figure, while [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd8G40yhxNQ Act 2]] replaces the soaring octaves with a haunting vibes-like figure as the player heads deeper into Eggman's airborne warship to face the mad scientist himself.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvskEyw-hzA Act 1 music]] for Sandopolis Zone is appropriately sparsely scored for a level in which the player navigates an oppressively hot desert. But then Sonic/Tails/Knuckles enters a pyramid, and the far more sinister driving bassline of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQTb46RLW0g Act 2 arrangement]] kicks in as the player fends off ghosts and other monsters, the darkness constantly threatening to close in.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wo_4R17gYSY Act 1]] of the Lava Reef Zone announces itself immediately with a pounding bassline over which an almost ethereal melody appears. The track is transformed completely for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL33L5Lm2Aw Act 2]] as the Lava Reef Zone itself goes from fire to ice, the pounding bassline still audible but now much milder as a smooth variation on the melody takes centre stage; the music continues into the Hidden Palace Zone. Both tracks have inspired some [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmvzUPJl_OI epic]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0EosqWrTX4 remixes.]] Here's a remix of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09I3eB7-kKY Hidden Palace Zone]] version.
* The triumphant, heroic tune that plays in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNXBpzDp1K8 Sky Sanctuary Zone]] really inspires a "Yeah, we're gonna go save the world!" feeling. Fittingly, in the end credits medley, it is the last track to be sampled before the main title theme rounds things off.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsS-UDyNKf0 Death Egg Zone]] is just as driving and sinister as music for an epic-length storming of Eggman's stronghold - only explored very briefly in ''Sonic 2'' - ought to be. Acts 1 and 2 follow almost identical outlines, but the melody in Act 2 is an octave higher than in Act 1 to get the player's heart racing for this, the final confrontation with Dr. Eggman.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBTAGVnfXAw Act 1 boss music]] from ''Sonic 3'', from the opening "WOO! COME ON!", is equal parts energetic and discordant, just what the soundtrack needs for a confrontation with one of Eggman's automatons.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX2aHrmVSKc Act 1 boss music]] in ''Sonic & Knuckles'' may be a simple rising and falling melodic figure, but the relentless bassline makes it clear the player needs to stay focused to stay alive.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVnn0fVoiV4 The Act 2 boss theme! DADADA DADADA DADADA daaa daaa!]] The immediately singable opening riff soon gives way to lofty, echo-laden melody over a thundering bass that complements the ambitious scale of the Eggman boss fights beautifully. This theme is so good that someone made [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH9JIKWBnKQ a brand new remix]] in its style, which has seen itself get used in certain Sonic GameMods.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FAffWEmB3I The Doomsday Zone]]. This one set the standard for all future Super Sonic battles. For those who couldn't get all the Emeralds, though, it was also used for the Super Mecha Sonic battle.
* The final boss theme first shows up in ''Sonic 3'', and it marks the first – and one of the only – times that Super Sonic is NOT invincible[[note]] though it's apparently due to a programming oversight[[/note]]. A grab attack from Big Arms will outright knock you clean out of your super form. This is the first time in this game that Robotnik's REALLY a true threat, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyDc1H0GrPw this music]] really knocks it home. There's also the ''Sonic Pocket Adventure'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWBA5O2zVbM version]] of it.
* The dummied out [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqou0aWAOd8 beta credits]] are a standard CreditsMedley like the other Genesis titles, but they still sound good!
* ''Sonic 3'''s two-player competition mode was largely ignored in favor of the the one-player mode. A shame, as every track is a winner - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHJz228QZ7k Azure Lake]] goes from an almost dreamlike opening gesture to a lively tune anchored by a frantic bassline, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNGs6IYvkVU Balloon Park]] conveys a suitably circus-like atmosphere for a track set in a city at night and based around jumping off giant yellow balloons, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LseIASl1Pbk Chrome Gadget]] has a haunting yet energetic mood well matched to the industrial level it accompanies, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyb7XbSx3fw Desert Palace]] provides another driving bass figure sure to get the player fired up for a race through the sand, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SKcTZNeRnQ Endless Mine]] has a certain warmth to it that makes it the perfect track to round off a run through all five courses. The catchy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcJTTbIJgx8 Competition Select Theme]] is also very good.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94PFWs8Melw The Special Stage Theme]]. This is the version heard ingame, where it gets fast and unbelievably awesome. That surreal blend of chirpy and mysterious at high speed is glorious.
* The three bonus stages all have appropriately kickass tunes to accompany them. The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8CX_c1quVI "slot machine" stage]] takes a catchy bass riff and slaps an equally catchy melody on top of it. The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmUAewrg82A "glowing spheres" stage]] has an otherworldly air to it befitting the bizarre world of magnetic globes that allow the player to outrun an AdvancingWallOfDoom from below. And the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UO1JJuoX9I "gumball machine" stage]] is backed by an energetic track that gives a real sense of fun to dispensing a long line of powerups and rings.
* The catchy-sounding [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPuReaoG3rY Knuckles' theme]] only makes a brief appearance in ''Sonic & Knuckles''.
** The ''Sonic 3'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeNSzSq3a0w version]], in spite of being more repetitive, is no slouch, either.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgyVRBHIAkw arranged version]] also qualifies.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16VAMuR1Pc4 No Way!]] serenades you when you try to lock anything other than ''Sonic 2'' or ''Sonic 3'' onto ''Sonic & Knuckles''. However, it sure doesn't sound like you actually made a mistake.[[note]]It was also the game's [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil anti-piracy]] screen and the Continue theme.[[/note]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D32NFIXwlg level complete theme]], which would be reused and rearranged numerous times in future games, probably the most of the level clear themes. It may be short and simple, but it conveys a real sense of achievement at getting through the level and getting the better of the boss.
* The PC version of ''Sonic 3 (and Knuckles)'' on ''Sonic and Knuckles Collection'' had a few levels with tracks that were separate from their Genesis counterparts, some of them widely considered to be even better than them:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp5Bx-s-kVE Carnival Night Zone Act 1]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoj7kUXbrX0 Carnival Night Zone Act 2]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV2YcmsizUA Ice Cap Zone Act 1]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL-8L5eBwLg Ice Cap Zone Act 2]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO47alrxZIk Launch Base Zone Act 1]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCe2olJWcOI Launch Base Zone Act 2]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTiKlkZkOAU This unused track]] was also created for the PC version.
* For the GameMod Sonic 3 Complete, [=ValleyBell=] [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeY-th2ECyhi8AK_8zaV_mxRZvKlzHjFS arranged all of the PC version's tracks for the Genesis]]. You can replace the original music with these tracks in the options menu, and they feel right at home in the Genesis/Mega Drive soundfont.

[[folder:''Sonic CD'']]
* Where to begin? First, the music shared between both soundtracks: the 'Past' music.
** The tropical sounding music for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60w4jVzSFKU Palmtree Panic]], which is more laid back than the present music, fitting for the prehistoric setting the past takes place in.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8At7BAYrSSQ Collision Chaos]], which has a more subdued version of the beat from the Japanese soundtrack's present track.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Rc3GbK_q3I Tidal Tempest]], which is calm to go with the fact that there's still time to fix the future when you're there.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iuOaU9kWR8 Quartz Quadrant]], which like Collision Chaos has a subdued version of the beat from the Japanese present music.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDbBMh71J38 Wacky Workbench]], a Western-sounding track that goes with the wide open space around the area that can be seen in this time period's less developed version of the factory.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2SBwE0cX90 Stardust Speedway]], which takes the vocal sample from the Japanese version's tracks and makes them and the main track more quiet. (Bonus awesome points for being able to do this in a ''chiptune'', which all the Past music is.)
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP7gYU7LL-c Metallic Madness]], which has the urgent beat of the Japanese present soundtrack and unlike that version is instrumental.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXgI2Q2FPiA Combining the PAL and NTSC tracks for Metallic Madness]] produces something dark and catchy.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wOvCEr4Z0g Combining both tracks for Stardust Speedway]] doubles the funkiness.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XKuq3SS7mQ Combining both the boss tracks]] literally means "work that sucker to death!", also qualifies as CreepyAwesome.

[[AC:Japan/PAL Soundtrack]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3i7RHT-pqw You Can Do Anything]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPqDhFL15gA Little Planet]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiygydVlNdE Cosmic Eternity]]. The first 30 seconds could also qualify as a TearJerker.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3c6TfY2J0o Boss theme]], an upbeat theme that starts with a younger man and an older man laughing as if they're making fun of Robotnik for his continual defeats, getting your heart pumping as you "work that sucker to death!"
* Palmtree Panic: the happy upbeat [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yitJY0Z9MLM Present]], the heavily-distorted [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVCAEzSQXgU Bad Future]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCruB07rewc Good Future]]. The Present seems good for a day at the beach, while the Good Future is fitting for an outright beach party. The Bad Future, however, sounds like a trip to the beach in a post-apocalyptic world, and the need to go back in time to before whatever apocalyptic event has ruined this once lush paradise.
* Collision Chaos: the {{Ear Worm}}y [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNYt9NHmucc Present]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNL0eSN8wPs Good Future]].
* Tidal Tempest: the ever-so-ambient [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWUiDlMLzRU Present]], the groovy take on the present with the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TayblaP2jP4 Good Future]], and the subtly hectic and vastly different sounding [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8ZW7hAo0gw Bad Future]].
* Quartz Quadrant: the catchy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snTdU8riops Present]], the chaotic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvg8mv3JZ4U Bad Future]], and especially the SweetDreamsFuel that is the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL6gcJM7SoQ Good Future mix]].
* Wacky Workbench: the chaotic, fast-paced techno [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7zpY7K1oGc Present]], the even more so [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvbloNI9sic Bad Future]], and the bright, mechanical [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqagWRXuXFk Good Future]].
* Stardust Speedway: the funky [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Lw0ufA7QfI Present]], the darker [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnHFd5cK7lo Bad Future]], and the much brighter, calmer, and peaceful-sounding [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLd3xTIF0nw Good Future]]. Note that the Bad Future music plays during the Metal Sonic race even in the Good Future. Emphasis on "funky" for the present. It's even in the lyrics! "[[EarWorm GET FUNKY! KEY-TO-KEY! GET FUNKY, YO HUSTLE! HUSTLE!]]"
* Metallic Madness: The urgent [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMLDesSJ1BI Present]], fitting for the final level, the [[NiceJobBreakingItHero you-screwed-up-big-time]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le5941dJKWE Bad Future]] complete with with sinister-sounding instead of jolly versions of the laughing men from the boss track and a robotic voice in the background saying stuff resembling anti-Sonic propaganda from Robotnik (e.g. "You can't do anything, so don't even try it, get some help," "Don't do what Sonic does," and finally, "Sonic, dead or alive, is mine"), and the [[AWinnerIsYou a-winner-is-you]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-PjIY0cEps Good Future]] that takes the instruments from the intro of the urgent present music and uses them for an upbeat version that frankly sounds almost like what the Good Ending's theme should be.
* Special Stage. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olcgUtpIO14 Enough said.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoImpEy9CZg Final Fever]], when it's finally time to drive the man himself from the Little Planet once and for all.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Fmk-WIV3U0 The Remix soundtrack]] is about an hour's worth of awesome.

[[AC:North American Soundtrack]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH7uREAcQe8 Sonic Boom]], and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbSjhInADX8 ending version]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S958OfGx5wM This]] version of the Ending Arrange of Sonic Boom, from the ''Sonic BOOM Limited Collector's Edition'' soundtrack, has an extended outro that just ''works''.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNh-jNmKWfY The Crush 40 vs. Cash Cash remix]] from the ''Sonic CD'' 20th anniversary soundtrack simply surpasses the original.
* Palmtree Panic: the tropical [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HYc7KEa1wA Present]], the darker [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9FUkOg7uSQ Bad Future]], and the calm and mysterious-sounding [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rYhEgAsrMA Good Future]].
* Collision Chaos: the atmospheric [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJnMXlDq6cs Present]], the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQZiJMAAoWs Bad Future]], and the incredibly mellow and SweetDreamsFuel [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2pcrjoO42M Good Future]].
* Tidal Tempest: the haunting [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qBScpdwoqg Bad Future]], the funky [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSSsPh0Ar6w Good Future]].
* Quartz Quadrant: the upbeat and catchy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A8NG3RHofs Present]], the somewhat heavier [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV0tjjoM6B8 Bad Future]], the angelic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buYW17d-vjI Good Future]].
* Wacky Workbench: Starting of course at the awesomely funky [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5n5Gm6r9wU Present]] music, you then have the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJmGCGKAs-Y Bad Future]], and, as with the JP/EU version, the bright (yet still mechanical) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFI_PQT4jwA Good Future]].
* Stardust Speedway. ''Stardust Speedway''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON1_geFiP5s Present]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_SooYyd5Z0 Bad Future]], and ''especially'' the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WSojB_9HiY Good Future]]. Note in the remake that during the race with Metal Sonic, the Bad Future music plays even in the Good Future. In the original Sonic CD, the Good Future music plays through the race with Metal Sonic.
* Metallic Madness: the suitably metallic-sounding [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H1nIBllGDY Present]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuS1jWtoi6c Bad Future]], and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUfsAch3fq0 Good Future]], which is upbeat yet still mechanical as with the Good Future music for Wacky Workbench in both soundtracks.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgIkkTymQZ8 Boss]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM8qx-HdY5c Game Over]] themes, despite being NightmareFuel (or for some, ''because'' they're such) certainly qualify.
%%* And of course, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRRHP1DfC_Y Special Stage]] music.

[[folder:''Sonic Adventure'' series]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEzXFuYN89k "Open Your Heart"]] in the original ''Sonic Adventure''
** While we're speaking of "Open Your Heart", the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK6dEdZvYNU Bentley Jones Remix]] is also made of utter awesome.
** It gets a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHBksFzlppE pretty good remix]] in ''VideoGame/SonicPinballParty'' as well.
** And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECojTutpYVE it was used for]] ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros [=WiiU/3DS=]''.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb2ynhx49Ss The final boss remix]]!
* Also from ''Sonic Adventure'' comes the Casinopolis level. While it may not be anything special, the [=NiGHTS=] pinball area music is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqqGIVC-B2o quite a joy to listen to.]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDpZ9Qg761I It Doesn't Matter]].
* And the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a4kyG5vHO4 second part]] of Perfect Chaos also qualifies. It actually changes the mood of the battle from power-up awesomeness to a dramatic climax.
* Awesome non-vocal tracks include [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N803zzS-ZI Azure Blue World]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4_bqMup7yw Windy and Ripply]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktykEb5bTOo Pleasure Castle]].
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP5VzAc3i-A Casinopolis]] "Main Lobby" music. Is there anything equally as good as this when it comes to casino music? The music from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1SFHvG0CHE the section down in the sewers]] is worth losing the pinball tables with less than a hundred rings (or going in as Tails) just to listen to.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngOCBDw2FxY Mechanical Resonance]]. And the metal version of Resonance with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHppHveX3-8 Crank the Heat Up!]] which is just epic.
* The aforementioned "Twinkle Park" ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEqYvFrscrY Twinkle Cart]]) and "Windy Valley" ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3-xEsQa0Ac The Air]]), remixed from ''3D Blast''.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4fuhCZRMqI Twinkle Circuit]], especially one minute in when [[spoiler:the instrumental dance-pop version of "It Doesn't Matter" plays.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1i8MEHcX0Q Mystic Ruins' theme]]. Surprisingly [[EarWorm ear-wormy]], considering it's meant to sound vaguely tribal.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH0FMvYAIAo Lost World's theme: Tricky Maze.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKjOzx7KrcM "Calm After the Storm"]] , a relaxing, upbeat number that ostensibly serves as the music for the Egg Carrier after it crashes into the ocean, but for whatever reason, doesn't get used for this purpose. It's only used once in the game, during a cutscene of E-102 Gamma boarding the ditched carrier. And speaking of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_8cv9Fi8K0 Egg Carrier]]...
* "Mt. Red: A Symbol of Thrill":
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9FcTTBh-oI Looping sound test version.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULsBpPgfzis OST version.]]
** The second Red Mountain theme, "Red Hot Skull", is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44ke3z47AEQ even better]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGrZgbpn-CE Running through the Speed Highway]] from the first ''Adventure''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az6eEJi1-pE At Dawn]] is one of the most beautiful songs you'll ever hear in a ''Sonic'' game.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9reVPX5UyNQ Snowy Mountain]] from Ice Cap (not to be confused with ''Sonic 3'' of course).
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gNkg9kffK0 Good ol' Sky Deck]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXbEzpSEnmY And "General Offensive".]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDt4FJLH9ww Tikal's theme]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr7xjxZ6J8w Crazy Robo]], E-101 Beta [=MkII=]'s theme. Take the electronic and smooth feeling of Gamma's theme, speed it up, and slap on some [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47EB-v-lG3A Jazz.]] Perfect for a fight meant to represent the upgraded version of the E-series robots. Just don't get too caught up in the music as propeller-guided torpedoes and energy balls are flung at you!!
* The [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome epic]] and at times, [[TearJerker depressing]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2sOpyF1nF4 E-102's theme]] is beautiful. Combined with the fact that an equally as awesome [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-9FaXg5NOk remix]] plays during [[spoiler: the death of E-102, realizing that he is the last of the series...]]
* Widely considered one of the best boss themes in the series: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ro10GWr99I "Militant Missionary"]], the theme for the Egg Viper and Egg Walker. [[MostAnnoyingSound "GET A LOAD OF THIS!"]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDxaDGLrkXA Fishing]]. Even if you hated Big's [[ScrappyMechanic story]] [[UnexpectedGameplayChange mode]], there's no denying how awesome this theme is.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DizopdPMBw Tails's Theme]].
%%* Want some [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr6UUhHTHoM Lazy Days]]
* Amy's teen-pop song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CPgYAFWfEg My Sweet Passion]]", which has become her [[{{Leitmotif}} trademark theme]], except in ''Sonic Heroes''. Because it's heard so many times in the series, it's ear-wormy [[MostAnnoyingSound for all the wrong reasons]]. The two [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvRrldZ5AE8 electronic]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8LXnghrIXY remixes]] of "My Sweet Passion" from the ''Sonic Adventure Remix'' album are epic. The remix in ''Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed'' is not too bad, either.
%%* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM8h2Xyis9M "Unknown from M.E."]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3zRo6hxy68 Choose Your Buddy]], the perfect tune for a character selection screen.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8Md4cr1Jig Be Cool, Be Wild, And Be Groovy]] remixed for ''Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing DS''. The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsIGkiXHO2A original version]] is pretty good, too.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O41bpujWvz4 Goodbye Chao]], from both ''Sonic Adventure'' and ''Sonic Adventure 2''. To hear this sad song, go to the Chao Garden, pick up a Chao, step on the Chao Transporter and select Good-bye. Who would send away a Chao after hearing this?
* Knuckles' theme, "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM8h2Xyis9M Unknown from M.E.]]", a rock-rap-jazz mix and a precursor to the ''Sonic Adventure 2'' rap music associated with Knuckles.
* [[https://youtu.be/2sEIqtW32Uc The theme of Chao]], or more accurately their gardens, is a beautiful song filled with wonder and joy. It adds to the heart of raising Chao by a ton.
** Surprisingly, another awesome (and very underrated) song is the Chao Race theme, [[https://youtu.be/BzNxY8i-Rdo Join Us 4 Happy Time]]. Makes raising your Chao so very worth it when you get to listen to this masterpiece once more.
** But most awesome of them all, so amazing that it came back in the [[UpdatedRerelease GameCube version]] of ''Sonic Adventure 2''[[note]]As the Chao Lobby theme[[/note]], is the Race Entrance theme, [[https://youtu.be/lLqaMA0QyHQ Letz Get This Party Started]]. Notable in that this and the above theme both use a sample from ''Series/TheATeam'', "Layin' the wax and spinnin' the center."

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9zZus_1_ag Live and Learn]], one of the best rock songs in gaming history. Say what you like about the ''Sonic'' games, but you cannot deny the sheer awesome of this song. ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogFYx6dFBh4 click here for the remastered version released in 2008]]). Johnny Gioelli, the vocalist for Music/{{Crush 40}}, confessed this was his favorite song at the Sonic Boom 2011 concert.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6NaZrPQGfY Escape From the City]]." "Live and Learn" is awesome, but this song is ''iconic'', to the point that it's frequently been remixed and re-recorded for other games. Jun Senoue later admitted that it was his favorite song for this game.
* Hunnid P's works are pretty good. The distinct style of jazz rap ([[NarmCharm no matter how cheesy they might be]]) is Knuckles personified, and really bolsters the musical diversity of the ''Adventure'' series. For starters, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZhyApeu1qs Kick The Rock!]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKK3J2h1nGA A Ghost's Pumpkin Soup]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6i9dhtX4Ns Dive Into The Mellow]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGC59jMQRB8 Deeper]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-unUysuRmWo Space Trip Steps]], and of course, Knuckles' theme [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6BzZnZPskQ Unknown from M.E.]].
* Also from ''Sonic Adventure 2'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O_CmBn9sUo Throw It (All) Away]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zah19RJJ2EQ Supporting Me]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTke7eiWm7Q It Doesn't Matter]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvERHiTfx9w E.G.G.M.A.N.]] are just SOME of the awesome songs in this game.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIs0htInHKE E.G.G.M.A.N remixed]] for ''Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing DS''. And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AcQ0Ad57-I here]] is the remix for ''Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed''.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypSdAOqESWI Fly In The Freedom]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1dITqy1aVI Rhythm And Balance]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEFdKr-YO0c Soarin' Over The Space]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vxl3DhjldA4 Trespasser]].
* While not being all powerful, manly or exciting like most music here in this page, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYwc_6Wy-kE Chao Garden]] on ''Sonic Adventure 2'' is the most relaxing (and cutest) piece of music around. It's awesome in its own way.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_Db0d3xZnM For True Story]].
* The Biolizard has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMoafV5C7m0 "Supporting Me"]] in ''Sonic Adventure 2''. Compared to everything else on the soundtrack, the {{Soundtrack Dissonance}} only heightens both awesomeness and [[NightmareFuel creepiness factor]]. Even if you do want to [[ThatOneBoss strangle the lizard with your bare hands because it's already cost you 20 or so lives]]. Someone remixed "Supporting Me" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_wcLEqgZzU in the Sega Genesis soundfont.]] It was ''awesome.''
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u6w7D7b5go Mr. Unsmiley]] (Sky Rail), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68WOBoyRLwM Vengeance Is Mine]] (Radical Highway), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_Z-mCo_pwU On The Edge]] (Eternal Engine), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3efbFgPLC0 I'm A Spy]] (Security Hall).
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1xOuzAnA_Q Dry Lagoon ("Bright Sound")]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSUAjdPS8Pw Mission Street]]. Upbeat and dreamy.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz6U2ARjd2s Unstable World]] (Theme of Crazy Gadget). Incredibly metal, and part of the instrumentation invokes and calls back the Death Egg Zone's theme from ''Sonic 3 and Knuckles''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxMRSg8vXQ8 That's The Way I Like It (Metal Harbor)]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fP3ZNbkC3U Rumbling Highway]].
** And then someone took [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QeJnZarcEg Metal Harbor]] and gave it absolutely EPIC lyrics.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgRGw9SfFTY Keys the Ruin]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwjAnl5rtiE Won't Stop, Just Go!]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX80E4SkQ6M Scramble For The Core]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfjKXqDDhxs Tails's Theme]], while it isn't as great as the first adventure's theme, is still awesome enough for a spot here.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxNvDlffEiE Shut Up Faker]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anfMftthbHI Way To The Base]], very stylish and makes you feel like a total badass.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6aI--AdKls Event: Sonic vs. Shadow,]] the theme that plays in the cutscene before the final battle with Sonic/Shadow on the ARK.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgOHUj68-CA Boss - Eggman vs. Tails]] is absolutely awesome.
* The hidden Green Hill NostalgiaLevel (made in honor of the [[MilestoneCelebration 10th anniversary]] of the franchise), the reward for getting all 180 emblems in the game, which comes complete with nostalgia sound effects and an awesome faux-square wave version of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN-TEP4vESg classic theme]].

[[folder:''Sonic Heroes'']]
* The final boss theme [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuVAaU63K7k What I'm Made Of...]] is pretty darn great, whether one likes the game itself or not. Jun Senoue even considers it his favorite work for Crush 40 on his Web site. In ''The Best of Crush 40 Super Sonic Songs'' album, there are a few minor changes made to this song such as added distortion on the bass and the echo on the vocals at the end being removed. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mCdgRD7poc Check it out.]]
* The TitleThemeTune rocks, too. ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw6KRkx0vNg Listen to it here.]])
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nupXDabV8CA team select screen music]] is probably one of the funkiest video game menu themes ever conceived. The actual [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWI86scY8PE main menu music]] is a short loop, but even so is also quite the foot tapper.
* ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' is the only 3D Sonic game where one gets the Chaos Emeralds via a minigame rather than through the story. And you get to do it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knMUsWRipgs to really cool background music.]] Besides the Emerald Challenge, there's also the music for the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKxN2KwX1NE Bonus Challenge]] special stage, which is probably even better.
* Here's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOEjOUlhSFE BINGO Highway's]] music (unlike some of the other 3D games, it didn't give names to the stage tracks). This song is so awesome, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zra1_cyIDmk it got an official remix on the OST.]]
* Other great tracks from the game include [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aerP6_ouRtg Team Chaotix]], Team Dark's industrial-rock theme [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJi8-uvxDEY This Machine]], Team Sonic's alternative theme [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccwPi67kf9Y We Can]], Team Rose's upbeat pop-rock theme [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YND-d3gInI Follow Me]], and even the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42amlS41ch0 Main Theme]].
* Also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZ-OqqR3P5U Grand Metropolis' theme]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeoLK6M9sts Seaside Hill theme]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I_hpg6lX84 Mystic Mansion.]] Without it, this page would be a heaping pile of failure.
* Hang Castle, or at least [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfBy-4PvdHM the default]], non-inverted version of the theme.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJWpsMZ38ss Egg Fleet]]. And compared to most of the other tracks in the OST, which were happy and rocking, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB1Z338gcsU Final Fortress]] is no slouch either, with its definite intensity, cementing it as the final stage indeed.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4SVUlszGfM Ocean Palace.]] sounds very energetic and cheerful while managing to sound very EPIC at the same time. It has one of the most well-composed, eargasmic climaxes ever composed with an electric guitar in any videogame.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Clwq9IsETlc Rail Canyon]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSS6wc_Aco8 Bullet Station.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrvfMWypejY Egg Emperor]]'s theme has to be the most rock-heavy song to ''ever'' grace a FinalBoss in ''Sonic'' history. Hot diggity damn!
* One of the more esoteric songs of the game, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=audPerNXaiw Lost Jungle.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUHWh7pufsU Metal Madness]].
* Casino Park. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWCDEJDnlic Instant Awesome Just Add Broken Piano.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4jIiMjzizU Power Plant]]'s theme is suitably epic for, well, a power plant.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu9GuUc163Q Frog Forest]] has such a relaxing fast paced feel to it.
* Somebody remixed several of the songs here for the DS version of ''Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing''. And boy is it AWESOME. Exhibit A: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw_gSg1cgR4 Final Fortress]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtawvyeUQM0 Seaside Hill]].
* The heavy metal/techno stylings of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRuACfH-yf4 Robot Storm]].

[[folder:''Sonic the Hedgehog'' (2006)]]
Proof that even the worst Sonic games still have some of the best music.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPflHWn9HN0 Aquatic Base ~Level 1~]], an ambient ''IDM'' song.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awJTBGiM28s White Acropolis ~Snowy Peak~]], Mariko Namba doing techno.
* All four Crisis City themes are ''excellent''. A friendly reminder that these are all songs that come from Silver's '''first level''', which is one heck of a way to kick things off!
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSkMNhc04SI The Flame.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOjBELxCP1U Skyscraper.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pUHW-jXPeE Whirlwind.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYjAebpGWY0 Tornado]], a progressive d'nb song.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_HNK3nfu_c End Of The World]], one of the most beautiful tracks in the game. What makes it so special is it sounds slightly different for each character.
** Tails' theme sounds empty and depressing. His best friend, his ''brother'', was killed, and he doesn't know what to do without him.
** Omega's theme is action packed, as he is the most focused and doesn't have much of a connection to Sonic.
** Knuckles' theme has that 'lost' tone to it. Despite their rivalry, he's Sonic's best friend next to Tails, and he wants to save him too.
** Silver's theme has a mythed tone in it. He was tricked into killing Sonic, and then once he realised this, he teamed up with Sonic to help save his future, only for him to be killed anyway. He wants to put this right.
** Rouge's theme has her jazz to it. She isn't that close with Sonic, but is on good terms with him no less and wants to save him like everyone else.
** Amy's theme is a void of sadness. Her supposed boyfriend has died and she is desperate to find the emerald. Even said emerald she finds is blue, which represents her sadness and possibly Sonic himself.
** Finally, Shadow's theme is action packed like Omega's, but has a haunting tone to it. He's focused on finding the emerald, but has more of a connection to Sonic and secretly misses him.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al8eGK3bJ4M Mephiles]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPrQOcz7h3g Mephiles Phase 2]] by Hideaki Kobayashi, both of which are reminiscent of his PSO works.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnKb6GZcnLg His World]]. Sure, the game it's from divides the fanbase, but the song itself? Awesome in a can.
** Also the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VHnFwVskl0 Zebrahead version]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcUFFDBTyms And this one.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t2SPlj83LE His World]] orchestrated for the final boss.
** And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yurEjiJYsXk the E3 version]].
** Also the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR4EcZdlO6A Summer of Sonic remix]] by RichardJacques and LeeBrotherton.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCql4_uTFqY Crush 40's new mix]] for their album ''The Best of Crush 40 Super Sonic Songs''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUHWPF8mvUY Solaris' first boss theme]], and his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eitqtMjr9ys second boss theme]]
%%* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cty1-lAMDJA results screen music]].
* Silver's theme from '06, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zvjYLAzJb8 Dreams of an Absolution]] and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ne49KtcQlA remix from none other then Jun Senoue]] is considered to have the ''best'' lyrics of any Sonic song. It's pretty strange that one of the most unloved characters in the series gets the most SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic in the game.
** Now with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YemaohOY1wc Blaze remix]].
** And now [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EscqArfze-k Bentley Jones himself has remade the song for his second solo album.]]
* Both Wave Ocean tracks, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyrP6mHnX1Y The Water's Edge]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahXzlX6OH_8 The Inlet]] are pretty damn cool.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNDQvKBQOVc Flame]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmymm6ygEUQ Core]].
* Some Eggman love: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbUuFg_3sdY The Egg Cerberus]] music was pretty epic and made even more epic with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYni0x_NAWk Egg Wyvern.]] Or how about this eerie tune played during [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWe14fz-hSU Eggman's plan?]] Sure it isn't exactly subtle as it builds, but it's still pretty sweet.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2bcJALZPzQ Kingdom Valley.]] Especially the Water part.
* Sonic's ending theme was originally the ending song for ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'' for the Mega Drive; it was called "Sweet Sweet Sweet" and was performed by the Japanese band Dreams Come True. For ''Sonic '06'', they actually did a remix of this song for Sonic's ending, and they did it with Akon! The Japanese version is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzZUpxQAiHw "SWEET SWEET SWEET -06 AKON MIX-"]] and the English version is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t36agO2H-ZU "Sweet Dreams"]]. Pretty smooth tune, even if the English lyrics can be disturbing when one thinks about Sonic's, uh, kiss.
** Even ''more'' disturbing when you remember that this song originally appeared in ''Sonic 2'', and was implied to refer to [[HoYay Sonic and Tails]].
** Though it should be added that, while both versions can be listened to in-game (''which'' one depends on your region; ''Sonic '06'' did not allow you to switch languages despite both being in the game), neither one was included on either the official soundtrack or the Vocal Traxx album, probably due to copyright reasons.
* How 'bout some event music? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlpU_zmfnsU Mephiles' Whisper]] is supremely creepy, yet epic at the end as well. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHn7Vmlnc0M You Are My Companion]] (though not totally fitting for Silver's Ending) is a nice piece to set a tone of "I WILL get through the next character's story."
* Crush 40's All Hail Shadow Remix from the game. It's one of their better covers of another band's song which actually manages to be better than even the original from Magna-fi. Just listen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl8kra0XRcY here]] which technically the Crush 40 remix first appeared in this game rather than Shadow the Hedgehog.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-AoY9VMU0g This song right here]], which plays at the end of Shadow's story. It was actually part of the track "Showdown with Mephiles", for whatever reason.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDm9xFaBqC0 Dusty Desert]] is a must-listen.
* Radical Train, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c-7BXfTjM0 The Abandoned Mine]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51ucPjFTKGA The Chase.]]

[[folder:''Sonic Unleashed'']]
* ''[[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed Unleashed]]'' has a rather impressive soundtrack. For starters, there's the ''Super Mario Galaxy''-inspired [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD80M5zY7HQ World Map]] music.
** Which is nothing compared to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHkRu_f_FpQ full, orchestrated version]] of the same song. Even the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yODLkaF8F-Y Rank E version of the theme]], which is intentionally bad to mock the player, sounds amazing!
** And the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfJ0_tcqnc4 Gaia Temple]] music. Absolutely beautiful.
** Also, the diverse selection of music taking place in different countries for day or night makes you want to travel the world.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfiRbKgcKA0 Endless Possibilities]], and the obligatory [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g6K-gsnGlE Final Boss remix]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXi0GpOSArw Dear My Friend]] brought tears to many an eye.
* Let's run through (no pun intended) the day stages:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKo9p_Icz2U Savannah Citadel (Day)]] A remix from the Master System/Game Gear version of ''Sonic 1'', even!
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y40jsusmYVg Skyscraper Scamper (Day)]] Fantastic sax in this track!
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AxyPDq3GuQ Arid Sands (Day)]] Everyone's favorite.
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLkXpZ03VhQ Windmill Isle (Day)]].
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8oLzftF5rg Cool Edge (Day)]].
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiSaI_X2mcY Rooftop Run (Day)]] is practically the definition of awesome music.
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djuCGh_I7RI Dragon Road (Day)]]. Sheer awesome.
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiBWcaIA6hE Jungle Joyride (Day)]].
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNx7c-lSedw Eggmanland (Day)]].
* The Night stages are classics as well. For example, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFhUsRhKJEM Dragon Road (Night)]].
** In that same vein, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCqcGWawxLY Cool Edge (Night)]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suJQ0e52Pjo Rooftop Run (Night)]] mixes some truly groovy funk guitar with, [[MundaneMadeAwesome of all things]], an accordion.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93XICCmcCr0 Jungle Joyride (Night)]]. ''Yes. A thousand times yes.''
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35OvZlP1_6c Skyscraper Scamper (Night)]] is incredibly jazzy.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICYUBPgybMA Eggmanland (Night)]]'s guitar is just ''badass''. And in the UsefulNotes/XBox360 / UsefulNotes/{{PS3}} version, [[BackgroundMusicOverride it's not even interrupted by the battle theme.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL1n-JIf80o Windmill Isle (Night)]] sounds so relaxing...
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN9rfmqNe28 Arid Sands (Night)]].
* Even hub music is often catchy! That's saying something.
** Case in point, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZc9fsNtm8I Empire City (Night)]]. Such a relaxing tune...
** You want relaxing? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cctZ89gv4vU Chun-Nan (Night)]]. Woodwinds and piano come together to give you the ultimate ambiance.
** Also, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8jsF5eY_Mw Holoska (Day)]]; simply beautiful. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFFW5hc-c3g Holoska (Night)]] is also quite lovely.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jQGypkweUc Shamar (Day)]], which mixes a vaguely Middle Eastern melody with flamenco guitar and some big band swing horn.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K6N35UcoXA Empire City (Day)]] ain't too shabby either. Feels just like walking across a street performer with a harmonica and some backup, don't it?
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkH4pHsEeLc Opening - Sonic's Assault on Eggman's Base.]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulVFx6weDhg Egg Dragoon]] music, easily the game's most awesome boss theme.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86gCRRDlS1o Tornado Defense Act 2]] ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD Sonic CD]]'', anyone?
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRJY7Ax320I Nighttime Boss Theme]]. Keep in fact that you're battling a Titan-sized phoenix, an eel the size of a Big Mother, or a shaman that's [[PintsizedPowerhouse only barely taller than a Deep Nightmare, yet stronger than the Mid-bosses]]. [[http://youtu.be/f4F_T0LJIho Eggman Boss]] and [[http://youtu.be/7v-yuC59Kgg Vs. Titan and Big Mother]] are both equally awesome examples.

[[folder:''Sonic the Hedgehog 4'']]
[[AC:''Episode I'']]
* First, Sega released the theme for the first level of ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog4 Sonic 4]]'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vVWi7bKGVo Splash Hill Zone]], and it is ''good.'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNh4RPVME_8 Splash Hill Zone Act 3]] is more upbeat within the same atmosphere.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kur2Opc-WAY Casino Street Act 1]] is incredibly catchy, too. As is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NTJR4UqeJY Act 3]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LP7fMzu-MXo Mad Gear Zone Act 1]] is rather tense piece of music.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTEvzJ_vERA Mad Gear Zone Act 3]] is pretty good when AdvancingWallOfDoom is right behind you.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGOh3loQ6cM Boss theme]], which is a remixed version of the unused boss theme from ''Sonic 3D Blast''. The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbM3XlgyIBI Pinch version]] is also great.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ObcsUNGPPI E.G.G Station Zone]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F8YcewuFbo Lost Labyrinth Zone Act 2]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d_JfSp-ugw Lost Labyrinth Zone Act 1]] is also great.

[[AC:''Episode II'']]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2JdZT7zJ-I Metal Sonic's]] theme.
%%* [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=Sfim-nK_kzI Sylvania Castle ~ Act 2]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7VdXMFKY98 Act 3]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6eIQ4ubAMg Sky Fortress ~ Act 1]], a great track for a stage where you finally use the Tornado again.
* Then when you finally board the fortress itself, you get [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25NvVyNWx3A Sky Fortress Act 2]], which sounds like it would be better used for [[VideoGame/MegaMan Wily's Castle]].
%%* Have a listen to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOIgU6JyJHI Sky Fortress ~ Act 3]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bSROlWwPxs Death Egg mk.II;]] the track just ''screams'' 'showdown'. It also [[BackgroundMusicOverride plays for the entirety of the zone's first act,]] including during the only mid-stage boss fight in the game [[spoiler:against [[DualBoss Eggman and Metal Sonic]] up until the last [=fight/race=] against Metal Sonic alone, where the music switches to...]] And the Genesis-ish remix of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NglF07tfWc Stardust Speedway Bad Future]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS_63QWvXi4 The final boss theme]] complements an equally awesome boss fight.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iICVAUHy0Ek Oil Desert]] has a really nice dark techno flare to it.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVheTW4WOjc White Park ~ Act 2]] really fits the stage's theme of zipping back and forth between roller coasters at top speed. They also managed to cram part of the theme of Twinkle Park's Pleasure Castle section from ''Sonic Adventure'' in there, which is pretty appropriate (since that section of the stage opens with a roller coaster ride).

[[folder:''Sonic Colors'']]
* We would say ''damn near everything'', but that doesn't seem to do [[VideoGame/SonicColors this soundtrack]] justice. Where to begin? How about with the orchestrated rendition of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrPBXYywFNA main theme.]]
* There's the opening theme [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctYoZ7dMpb8 Reach for the Stars]] sung by Cash Cash.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cyOn1DPtFY The DS version]], played during [[spoiler:the battle with Nega Mother Wisp]], is a truly fantastic, 8-bit instrumental remix of "Reach For the Stars".
** Ditto the ending theme [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lg9sh4qc0A Speak with your Heart]] in all its [[EarWorm ear worm-y]] glory.
%%* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAPJhfUgrk0 main world map theme]].
* Tropical Resort – [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF2KhTYb9VA A suitably catchy first level]], with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mc-Tg1xW5c map music to match]].
* Sweet Mountain – A jazz-filled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgrUccv3WWU map theme]], an Ear Worm [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEzvc4OTkIo Act 1]], and a unique spin with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne23oOkyxZw Act 2]].
* Starlight Carnival – One of the best [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b75KBQnL34c map themes]], and then ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVHWmbbC7q4 this]]''. What more is there to say?
* Planet Wisp – Some lovely [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DCufGTmJRs map music]], and then [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U80AGvH4Yw sheer]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I8g1Y5b7wU bliss]] with an unforgettable piano and a wicked bassline. Especially how the various act mixes start out relatively laid back and then get more and more industrial and beat-driven as the stage goes on and the technological parts of the stage become more prevalent.
* Aquarium Park – The {{Wutai}}-styled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF_xwMxSJ5o map music]], a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEGro4NpgCg fast-paced, yet relaxing]] Act 1, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvxbR3cgbVs Act 2]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mep1Ts2zLks a piano-heavy]] Act 3.
* Asteroid Coaster – Some [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn9080eM6zo eerily badass]] map music, and while [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0buo1ju0oZA Act 3]] carries a lot of energy, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pUWVNrl22M Act 1]] alone is ''absolute rock'', [[IncrediblyLamePun pun not intended]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMarBcodJyc The final level]], [[spoiler:Terminal Velocity]]. Perfect for fast-paced endgame action. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EteRhh2Guuk The second act]], while [[spoiler:[[MusicalSpoiler only half a minute long]]]], adds an extra layer.
* Three words: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMUOMZNEzXw Orchestrated drowning music]].
* There are no words to adequately describe the final boss music. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QovDgfjB6Ek Just]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcCrHZAKfPI listen.]] Also note that the first phase may very possibly be the only final boss music ever to feature taiko drumming.
* Even the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvE45cM7zQM Result]] music is fantastic. Consider it an epic reward for making it through a stage. And that was just a short rendition of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hioIoXgvLQc Title Screen]] music. That song gives you the thrill that you're about to embark on a grand adventure!
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgcW1Ng92I8 The special stage theme]] from the DS version.
* The boss music for both Tropical Resort and Planet Wisp ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFTOpc3zZCc Vs. Rotatatron/Refreshinator]]), as well as for Starlight Carnival and Asteroid Coaster ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKKc_RJizpk Vs. Orcan/Skullian]]).
* Sweet Mountain/Aquarium Park ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS2oIOnNON4 Vs. Captain Jelly/Admiral Jelly]]).
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kq8Rk6lN_28 Game Land 3]], a remix of Starlight Carnival Act 1's music using the Game Gear's chiptune sounds. It definitely sounds like something straight out of that era, and it's beautiful. Not that the other Game Land songs aren't great as well.

[[folder:''Sonic Generations'']]
[[AC:[=Console/PC=] Version]]
* To start with, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV6leJ_mq0s Hub World Music.]] ALL of it, especially the way the music transitions based on what stage/rival/boss you're near. For best results, try spindashing or boosting back and forth through the hub world at least once. It'll blow your mind
* [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 Green Hill Zone]] was awesome when it was first composed, and its [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxaT6WDTkgg Classic]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAFiSr7iSEc Modern]] versions are just as awesome.
* Ladies and gentlemen, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDunSQ5qJac Chemical Plant Modern Remix]], which just ''screams'' "Time to kick some ass!" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UZecQmQC4E The Classic Version]] also counts, making already very funky music *GASP* [[UpToEleven even catchier]] by adding much more drumming with nice electronic-sounding riffs and thumps. You can't go wrong with that.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FQQhSqO-ms The Modern Remix of Sky Sanctuary Zone.]] The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=audIBjtM6A0 Classic remix of Sky Sanctuary Zone]] adds booming atmospheric percussion for an excellent take on the classic tune.
* No matter if you're on the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9A6788MNjk Japanese]] or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NY3j1KDLS3o US]] side, [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD Stardust Speedway]]'s themes are pure awesome. JP's Remix makes for a very funky party song, while US-version is more racing-induced and has very melancholy-sounding ambiance to it.
* How about the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKY8eHTDCxY Death]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9d97lzxmds Egg]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwTBSEmG2wE Robot]] boss fight, which has three stages of increasingly frantic awesomeness? First stage is all brass, the second phase adds more rock, and the final phase adds a psychotic drumbeat.
* Cash Cash's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOG5Qo_EPrE Classic Remix of "Run Through the Speed Highway"]] from ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' turns a frenetic rock number into what can best be described as the most kickass techno song to grace the ears. It could be played at a club and nobody would probably question it. Warning: It will make you dance. The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls-6SYqq-Zo Modern Remix of Speed Highway]] is just as kickass!
* [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 City Escape]]'s remixes are two very different takes on the original track:
** The Classic Version is a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS9gGnFQ-Ig catchy synth-pop affair]] (courtesy of [[PopStarComposer Alex Makhlouf]] of Cash Cash) using Tony Harnell's vocals from the original song. A degree of auto-tune is also used to work in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SKcTZNeRnQ small melodic reference to the Endless Mine 2-player stage from ''Sonic 3''.]] It was awesome enough to be one of several ''Sonic'' tracks featued in Sega's arcade RhythmGame ''maimai'', and represents the limited time Sonic Lobby in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline2'', [[EarWorm on infinite loop.]]
** The Modern Version sees Tony Harnell and Ted Poley returning to provide [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4jR_gQioA8 a new recording of the original track, complete with new vocals and very different instrumentation]]. The resulting track sounds notably faster-paced than the original and more fitting with the Modern gameplay, whilst also managing to work in a solo using the melody of ''It Doesn't Matter'' from ''Sonic Adventure 2''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lEvPwllyos Shadow's Boss Fight Theme]]. Shadow's fight actually switches between multiple pieces of awesome music. If Sonic and Shadow are neutral in the boss fight, [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 "For True Story"]] plays. If you're winning the boss fight, [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 "Live and Learn"]] will play. If Shadow's winning, [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 "All Hail Shadow"]] plays instead.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gb_42k30YE Open Your Heart - Perfect Chaos Boss Remix]] is actually face-meltingly good.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbrqqRA_cPc Perfect Chaos Revival]] music returns in an orchestral remastering of the original, and ''man'' is it epic!
* Classic Remix of [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Crisis City]] is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g518Thd-yec made of awesome.]] Modern's Remix is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyWezywxxqU very beautiful and and manages to sound very serious at the same time]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G1lq0UvxsY It is impossible NOT to be cheered up]] by the Classic Remix of [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed Rooftop Run]]. Modern [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoT3wuYod5M Rooftop Run]] somehow topped the original. The ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn''-like piano certainly helped. It also plays in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for Wii U''!
* In truth, both the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCElIAlQzqU Classic]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNPSzcvo_ho Modern]] versions of [[VideoGame/SonicColors Planet Wisp]] ended up just things of sheer beauty.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8b0zLn7VgM Silver's Boss Battle Theme]], which is the theme used in ''Sonic '06'' whenever you fight him, Shadow, or Sonic in the three storylines. Now it's given a darker, more badass, revamp to fit the stage.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWBy5Wogv5o Egg Dragoon]], now given an even more badass revamp courtesy of Richard Jacques.
* Time Eater may not be the best final boss battle, but the music that plays during it definitely makes up for it. The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XOJ8BrsK6s "Classic" version]] oozes of electronic goodness. Special metion for the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EkbV8VW3-4 orchestrated "Modern" version]] for adding some OminousLatinChanting to the mix.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHLK_vWErCQ The ending medley]] is a whirlwind multi-stop tour of Sonic's musical history.
* The game's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5dJ7uUhd5E remix]] of [[VideoGame/SonicBattle Emerald Beach]] is JustForFun/MadeOfWin.
* Some surprises, including the use of a remix of Heroes main menu theme for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn2PoxhkDjg Generations options music]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vke6B4eKkm8 The Casino Night Zone DLC Remix.]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDq9jVwSm9w Remix of Door into Summer]] that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn2y3yBRFXo plays]] in the collection room. ''VideoGame/KnucklesChaotix'' fans rejoiced.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFcOeT1sSAM Mission Music]], a beautiful remix of the ''Sonic 3D Blast'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLCChpIxE2o Saturn Title Theme]].
* Balloon Park from the two player mode of ''[[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Sonic the Hedgehog 3]]'' gets remixed twice for the mission mode: First, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymQmxvebZ0Y with the Quick Race song]] from ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', second, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-tvHQ7PUZU a more straightforward adaptation]].
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlrwjBZZ80g Skill Shop Theme]] has probably the most unlikely of songs to remix for it, but it fits.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvEX9kNyYg4 Cutscene 10]] has to be one of the most relaxing, joyful, and just plain awesome cutscene tracks ever to grace a Sonic game.

[[AC:UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS Version]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAEEeoB475Y Modern Casino Night]] gives the song an upbeat, jazzy feel. [[MemeticMutation Truly Casino Night as you imagined it.]]
* The heavy-rock [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRiTsl78_Gg Modern Mushroom Hill]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICAEtRBpqTg Classic Mushroom Hill]]. Very very faithful to the original.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQQNnyxpilA Classic Emerald Coast]], now performed with actual guitars instead of electric sitars, and guaranteed to bring a nostalgic tear to your eye as the song brings back memories of 1999.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-qDaV-IDEI Modern Emerald Coast.]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVUgBgRXxcU Classic Radical Highway]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElSKDSxNDd4 Modern Tropical Resort,]] [[UpToEleven THE]] most ear-gasmic remix in the entire game. It's basically [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOR2tqX6-Ms Classic Tropical Resort]] with a faster rhythm. For the win.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwlC89-X-oc Big Arms battle]], which is an epic remix of ''Sonic 3 & Knuckles''[='=] final boss theme, may be Cash Cash's (and Jun Senoue's) finest BGM work ever.
** There's also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB7KuKG2MQw the live version]] played at Sonic Boom 2012, courtesy of Jun Senoue.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxSXk-qZhBc Combining the original version with this song]] gives awesome results.
** Youtube user 1stmulletboy [[http://youtu.be/kGE2zUbHurM?t=4m5s combines this song with Time Eater battle]], and it works!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyBb_ylA7rU Supporting Me]] from Biolizard's battle, which now has clearer lyrics and a stronger beat.
* Finishing off the awesome boss trilogy, we have a remix of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9HqhLKgKpo the Egg Emperor]] boss music from ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', somehow being even more fast-paced and harder than the original.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGBMYN1mCKQ Modern Water Palace]] is even better than the original.
* Special Stages are once again used to obtain the Chaos Emeralds in the portable version of ''Generations''. The Special Stages use ''Sonic Heroes''[='s=] style and also [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7Zz3ZhV4wU remix that theme]], appropriately.[[note]]Though, in a bit of irony, the theme remixed is that of the Bonus Challenge, not the Emerald Challenge.[[/note]]

[[folder:''Sonic Lost World'']]
* The main theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC5pfJxRxIw "Wonder World",]] is GLORIOUS.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1A-JIq2dCI The Final Boss theme.]] That fricking violin/guitar riff is made of pure awesomeness.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmVOEV29bIk Sea Bottom Segue]], which is the calming and so very beautiful theme to Tropical Coast Act 3/Lava Mountain Act 2.
* The crowning jewel of ''Sonic Lost World''[='=]s soundtrack, the insanely catchy [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68EzgPTsjVU Honeycomb Highway]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9izwFiDfCE Desert Ruins Act 1]] seems to be styled like a more extravagantly produced '60s surf rock number--think the popular version Creator/DickDale's "Misirlou", something to pump you up, with catchy, vaguely Egyptian-sounding guitar and horn riffs.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HW5L7_M9FI This variant]] of the [[BigBad Deadly Six's]] {{leitmotif}} is insanely catchy and awesome, and it could potentially be one of the very few video game boss themes to use a banjo throughout. The BossRush [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxOns_AtoYY variant]] also absolutely '''rocks'''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=motXCyDOEEE Sky Road 1's]] music seems to encapsulate the spirit of Lost World... You're on a journey through a strange, exotic, and beautiful land. And [[http://youtu.be/_ytUryOfAYc Act 2]] (3 in the 3DS version) feels like you're flying through enemy territory, ready for a climactic final battle with your nemesis.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZUhpf7tMkE Silent Forest Zone 2]] is perhaps the very first time a tango has appeared in a Sonic game and demonstrates that Sonic can handle ANY musical genre with mastery.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRtyuhjY1-0 Dragon Dance]], from Sky Road Zone 2, is a perfect song to serve as a prelude to your first fight against Zavok.

[[folder:''Sonic Mania'']]
* Much of the promotional videos for Sonic Mania uses the music of the artists Hyper Potions, which harkens back to the original 2D Sonic games that many fans remember and liked, compared to more recent 3D games where fans have had numerous gripes over:
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxmtYdEWVzo reveal trailer to the game]] has a beat that emulated back to the original games ("Checkpoint" by Hyper Potions). Even a cheery "SEGA!" echo in the background.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zA9zwpMj_8A The intro animation]] is best described as a colorful throwback piece produced by comic bookwriter/artist Tyson Hesse coupled with the nostalgic beat provided by Hyper Potions, a song called "Friends."
* Have to go back where we started, and what better way for it than the nostalgic Genesis-style [[https://youtu.be/615VAjejErE Act 1 of Green Hill Zone!]] The [[https://youtu.be/jHYfUHNKomg Act 2 version]] has the Palmtree Panic vibe to it.
* The ever-funky [[https://youtu.be/X3i_Mn77O98 Chemical Plant Zone in Act 1,]] is as catchy as, or even more catchy than, the Classic Generations version. The [[https://youtu.be/x25ZmpGCa0I Act 2 Version]] adds electric piano and guitars to make it funkier than ever.
* The initial reveal of the game showed three different songs, and they quickly garnered an extreme amount of praise from the fanbase. The most popular of the three, however, is the theme of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGR5fTO2oio Studiopolis Zone Act 1]]. It's groovy! It's funky! It's got a ''Sonic CD'' vibe! And it's one ''hell'' of an EarWorm! The [[https://youtu.be/lTqrzwz6c8c Prime Time Act 2]] follows suit in a fast pace!
* Feel like Film/JamesBond again? [[https://youtu.be/b8yJXvoGcIc Flying Battery Zone Act 1]] will give you an answer with more beats. [[https://youtu.be/fD0Xg5idU_o Flying Batter Zone Act 2]] gives the same deal which makes Eggman's airbase more sinister than before!
* [[https://youtu.be/xygbdeir7A8 Press Garden Zone Act 1 (Tabloid Jargon)]] is very smooth yet hypnotic at the same time with added machine noises to fit in the press-paper factory. [[https://youtu.be/auWl7F5Osz4 Press Garden Zone Act 2 (Blossom Haze)]] is a more relaxing Japanese theme that feels like it was based on the {{VideoGame/Shinobi}} series.
* [[https://youtu.be/bzHBsD75NvY Stardust Speedway Zone Act 1]] adds more beats and vocals to the past version making it mellow and relaxing. [[https://youtu.be/6WtwJPEJCA0 Stardust Speedway Zone Act 2]] infuses its present counterpart with more jazz, funk and house tempos along with some elements from the good future version.
* [[RunningGag The catchy tunes keeps going]] with [[https://youtu.be/uh2Szt0g1nY Hydrocity Zone Act 1.]] The adrenaline rises up [[UpToEleven even more]] on the [[https://youtu.be/ge6hqMK4iXc Act 2 version]] to confront Eggman again, who really isn't happy that you are using [[HoistByHisOwnPetard his own machine]] against him!
* Another EarWorm is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXPS5L2BO-U Mirage Saloon Zone Act 2 (Rogue's Gallery)]]. Fitting its Western theme, it layers traditional instruments (like trumpet, flute, piano, and even whistling) on top of a jamming dance beat. The two Act 1 themes are fitting for their scenarios; [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSED-y0l-Ws the theme for Sonic and Tails (Skyway Octane)]] is a fast-paced number befitting the aerial chase after Heavy Magician, while [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9MGMqAQzgs Knuckles's version (Wildstyle Pistolero)]] is a slower-paced version to follow his fighting his way through the desert. For a taste of how Mirage Saloon would have sounded if it were in a Genesis game, composer Tee Lopes has made his own "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z-JhQmoFWQ 16-bit remix]]" of the Act 2 theme.
* The [[https://youtu.be/ZimQfhGRdno Oil Ocean Zone Act 1 theme]] is darker than the original. The [[https://youtu.be/jR9K2tPq0SU Act 2 version]] will give you the chills by adding some Sandopolis Zone atmosphere!
* [[https://youtu.be/0tw2R3EP6pQ Lava Reef Zone Act 2]] has added great guitar riffs to make it a smoother theme. [[https://youtu.be/J5-X_MY7n3c The Act 1 theme]] is not too shabby either.
* Remixing the past version on [[https://youtu.be/LNxrS4F_HwM Metallic Madness Zone]] with more jazz combined with a catchy house and techno feel, and making it tame as a preparation against Eggman. [[https://youtu.be/d0Vh1qiP4Sg Act 2]] remixed the present version with added bad future elements. Both songs have a barely comprehensible yet catchy rap provided by Tee Lopes!
* Both themes for [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon Titanic Monarch]] are amazing; the Act 1 theme, [[https://youtu.be/Rd7IFNZYtZI Built to Rule]] is very eerie which is fitting for a base of Dr. Eggman, but the tempo at the end gives you a [[HopeSpot sense of hope!]] Act 2's theme, [[https://youtu.be/QXHKq4hjRE4 Steel Cortex]] is creepier and gives you a feeling that there will be a tough battle ahead!
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6lxpSIh7_U Super Sonic]] has his own theme again for the first time since ''Sonic 2''. And it is absolutely majestic.
* All of the boss themes are awesome. Take your pick:
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XNgZYufOOE mini boss theme, Danger on the Dance Floor,]] is funk-tastic and catchy, as well as reminiscent of ''Sonic 3'''s own mini boss theme.
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW6TtXKVLYg Hard-Boiled Heavies]] is gloriously funky, fast-paced and frantic.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dvmNcNX2yY Both Eggman]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSSUZ6C51jw boss themes]] are intense and amazing, with the first one in particular inserting his EvilLaugh a la ''Sonic CD''.
** Chemical Plant Zone Act 2 has its own boss theme, due to being an UnexpectedGameplayChange (mild spoilers): [[spoiler:a remix of the 2-player theme from ''VideoGames/DrRobotniksMeanBeanMachine'', aka the final boss theme from the original ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'']].
** To go along with his return, [[spoiler:Metal Sonic]] gets [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZVSqQaRJfQ a glorious remix of his theme. And this one sounds like he's absolutely pissed]]. (mild spoilers)
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8mGwpwd1cI final boss]] theme sounds menacing and badass, and even manages to include a bit of the ''Sonic 3'' final boss theme.
** The TrueFinalBoss gets [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhS2WV_1Bok an epic theme]] that perfectly suits the [[spoiler:sort-of three way battle going on, with Sonic, Eggman and the Phantom King all fighting over the Phantom Ruby]]. As an added bonus, [[spoiler: the song borrows the chorus from "Fist Bump" to tie it in with Forces]] and the theme only gets more epic when it enters [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyR4zCXKYoE Boss Pinch Mode]]...or it would if it wasn't a CutSong.

[[folder:''Sonic Forces'']]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVA_YN-mzgE "Fist Bump", the main theme of the game,]] sounds amazing, as if it were made for an anime...and this is just the recently revealed instrumental version! [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI97jY3FZ9Q The vocal theme]] retains all of the awesomeness of the instrumental version mixed in with some [[NarmCharm trademark cheesy lyrics]] very reminiscent of ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes''[='=] main theme. There’s also a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_5GvaQsgbA piano version of the theme]] that sounds like it belongs in some of the game’s more emotional moments. When "Fist Bump" suddenly kicks in when the Sonic and Avatar [[spoiler:[[https://youtu.be/yXTSb62lxLs double-boost out of Null-Space]]]], you know shit's about to go down.
* Episode Shadow remixes a few nostalgic tracks from the Ultimate Lifeform's past appearances. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsKYsyuw0r0 Enemy Territory]] brings back the theme from Westopolis, appropriately enough for a city that was already decimated by the antagonists.
%%** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKTpVamY0LA Eggman's Facility]] brings back "Rhythm and Balance".
%%** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDiyzGsSg_c Virtual Reality]] brings back "Supporting Me".
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PV1MVNgOcc "Justice" (the Park Avenue theme)]] revives lyrical songs, with an EarWorm rhythm!
* All of the Custom Avatar stages have some good tracks, like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpZFEaLUp60 "Nowhere to Run"]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Goph8e4eXiI "Fighting Onward"]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfJxqhN6vUU "Virtual Enemies"]].
* [[https://youtu.be/fB8tH7NTAFI Egg Gate's theme]] is very appropriate for a epic jailbreak out of the [[spoiler: Death Egg]]!
* Both parts of Network Terminal, Modern Sonic's level in the Chemical Plant, help to add to the mood as you infiltrate the Chemical Plant. Better yet, the faster, dramatic [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H4MPRtp2kM first part]] and slower, more jazzy [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeksBmCZMGc second part]] help to set the mood for each section of the level.
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7-bDBDgOUo Infinite]]", the VillainSong for the eponymous character, is an appropriately sinister IndustrialMetal composition, highlighting just how dangerous he is and how much of a threat he poses to Sonic. There are also its remixes, used during the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z3at22wENo 1st]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYu3Hhixoa0 2nd]] boss fights with him.
* This time around, Classic Sonic's music was done with an actual FM synth to give it an authentic Genesis feel. [[MoodWhiplash It sticks out like a sore thumb from the rest of the game's soundtrack]], but it's catchy enough that we're willing to forgive it:
** [[https://youtu.be/DkwQx0Y8Qn8 Ghost Town]] is a funky tune that sounds like something out of a 70's spy movie.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj5I6E743wg Green Hill]] gets a completely new song that takes cues from [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed Rooftop Run]] and [[VideoGame/SonicLostWorld Windy Hill]].
** The music for [[https://youtu.be/TA4-Yx6W1X0 Classic Sonic's fight with Eggman]] perfectly captures the NewJackSwing style of the classic games, even when it kicks into high gear during the [[https://youtu.be/_H8fa4qJPCw second phase]].
** [[https://youtu.be/SDhIBaJFmSc Casino Forest]] is a jazzy tune that wouldn't be out of place in ''VideoGame/BonanzaBros''.
** [[https://youtu.be/xG8fmgKj97c Chemical Plant's]] new music takes heavy cues from ''Sonic 3''[='=]s MJ-influenced soundtrack, particularly Angel Island Act 2.
** The [[https://youtu.be/zCzyge-DcnA Death Egg's]] music is frantic and fast-paced, with a somewhat Egyptian feel to it, oddly enough.
** Fist Bump gets a nice [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTS9R6AmjQs Genesis styled cover]] for the invincibility power up and it sounds pretty good.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhwBpAQnYvs The Metal Sonic boss theme]] is an intense techno-rock remix of the Stardust Speedway BadFuture theme from ''Sonic CD'''s US soundtrack, fitting for one of Sonic's deadliest foes. It's also a moment of vindication for those who feel like the US soundtrack for ''CD'' doesn't get enough love.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v3kSjP7VlY Zavok's boss theme]] from ''Lost World'' gets a remix here, and the faster pace and techno instruments make it sound far more threatening this time around.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9MLw6-08PU The London Symphony Orchestra]] were hired to perform music for the game, and it all sounds phenomenal.
* Ladies and gents, we present [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUMilheaIzc "Moonlight Battlefield" for Aqua Road]]. A beautiful techno piece that also has ''vocals''.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVcpANOjt8E "Fading World"]] (the Imperial Tower theme) is a Eurobeat-inspired tune with lyrics befitting the coming final battle.
* The FinalBoss battle has three themes for each of its forms.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwlMWfsu8f8 Phase 1]] is a foreboding retro-style piece with ominous chanting in the background for your first foray with a nigh-unstoppable foe.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVlbA7FjcRI Phase 2]] sounds even more foreboding, and carries a hint of desperation as your opponent becomes even more dangerous.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcNEDhlfpv4 Phase 3]] sounds as though the battle is hopeless at first...then the drums kick in. Then the guitar. Then OrchestralBombing and AutobotsRockOut kick into full effect: this is a song for those who believe there's nothing in the world they can't do!
* The credits song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPJyntLWQQM Light of Hope]] is truly an AwardBaitSong that [[TearJerker brought tears]].

!!Side Games & Spin-Offs

[[folder:''Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine'' (Genesis/Mega Drive)]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arMnOQ9zTbs Exercise Mode's]] music (aka. "Sticker of VideoGame/PuyoPuyo") is a treat to the ears.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjEyI6Pqnfk 1P Vs 2P Mode]] (aka. "Final of VideoGame/PuyoPuyo"). To quote the top comment: "Shifting beans as they fall is far more extreme and fun with this music." Fittingly, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8xZmuXcBYM "Danger"]] theme is a frantic techno remix of it.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl2yZu8KuGU Stage 1-4]] theme will forever play in your head.

[[folder:''Sonic the Hedgehog 1''/''2'' (Game Gear & Master System)]]
[[AC:''VideoGame/{{Sonic the Hedgehog|1}}'']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f54VElMUqGo Bridge Zone]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwz_EVYRTM4 Labyrinth Zone]]. There has been an effort to convert some of the songs into the Genesis version, so here's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO-EpqgThfQ the same songs]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0iGJxbVkMM in that style]] (note that the latter uses the ''Sonic 3'' drums).
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCt6XPTAPn8 Scrap Brain & Sky Base]] music is great too.
** How about the Act 2 [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6TEO2pomlI Sky Base?]] Sure it loops after only about 15 seconds, but so did quite a few tunes in the Mario Universe.
* It also helps that the soundtrack was composed by none other than Creator/YuzoKoshiro, who did the impossible with the Genesis sound card by crafting the most epic video game soundtracks, [[VideoGame/StreetsOfRage EVER!]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJQyydpX7fU Jungle Zone]] is a nice song. It has a real Disney vibe to it.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS89E3lY9rU The ending theme]] is one the most upbeat and happy ending tracks in the series.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7eAbqRTK6Q The boss theme]] is super catchy, and some people actually ''prefer'' it to the Genesis boss theme.

* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N--kDI8M7A Green Hills]] (yes, that's hills with an S) Zone tune from the Sega Master System version of ''Sonic 2''. It's "Sonic ~ You Can Do Anything" from the Japan/Europe version of ''Sonic CD''! Even better is that ''Sonic CD'' was made – [[TroubledProduction or at least came out]] – way after the Master System version of ''Sonic 2'', so for ''Sonic CD'' they took a tune from a (probably) lesser-known ''Sonic'' game and turned it into a song. THAT is awesome.
** The outstanding Game Gear version of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CMJxF3MlNQ Boss Theme]] became [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2w2v_kgzWo THIS]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaQqkypEbuY BEHOLD!]] The two wed in glorious union!
** And it was given an awesome remix as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1LJPaYA60Y Mecha Green Hill Zone]] in ''SonicChaos''!
* The fast-paced [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KurNgFIpbFg Master System boss theme]] is also very good.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fG5uRQWKxok Underground Zone]] from the Game Gear/Master System version (from the first stage of the game, at that) is a great track that really exemplifies the speed of the series.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sIlY2CKohI Scrambled Egg Zone]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqpT3VAIL9Q Aqua Lake]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ19n421nBc Bad Ending]]. [[TearJerker *sniff*]]
* Short, but oh so sweet, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew6vEqx-Ank Title Screen]]. If anything it sounds ''better'' than the same tune used in ''Sonic & Tails'' (a.k.a ''Sonic Chaos''), which came out over a year ''later''.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MHGlb1Plis Invincibility]] theme is one of the best in the series.

[[folder:''Sonic Chaos'']]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykJZogX_Ymc Sleeping Egg Zone]] music is just one of many catchy songs in this game.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hy6XE3-Lgs Boss]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88dEbEEq38Q Final Boss]] themes are both amazing works of 8 bit glory.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bxufCv1uo4 original version of Sunset Park Act 3]], at a higher pitch than the one used in Triple Trouble, unused in game.
* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw0R45U-p9g Turquoise Hill Zone]] music is pretty catchy, and there's a Generations style "classic" remix [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbrJiRW0t1A here.]]

[[folder:''Sonic Triple Trouble'']]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dot0iGpUL5I Sunset Park Zone Act 3]] music from ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogTripleTrouble Sonic Triple Trouble]]'', on top of being awesome, caught off guard many players who completed Act 2 and didn't expect the game to immediately segue into Act 3, with no end-of-stage bonus screen or title card in between. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cF1dWbIVAn0 The Act 1 & Act 2 theme]] counts as well.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etrWLY6d_sg The boss theme]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0GMFIBHic0 Robotnik Winter Zone]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEYhEHZvDRk Atomic Destroyer Zone]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0nLg7AiHho the Final Boss theme]] also deserve mention, especially if you enhance the PSG using an emulator.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z9n4B6Nm8Q Meta Junglira Zone]] is excellent in its own right, despite being overshadowed by Sunset Park, which immediately precedes it.
%%* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlCVvUOrAKE Fang/Nack's theme]].

[[folder:''Sonic Spinball'']]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY0oUYel_40 Boss Theme]] tends to be overlooked but it's quite catchy!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcYTD9Uhato Lava Powerhouse]]. Holy shit. Oh and the very catchy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkWUJfIotfU Toxic Caves]], which is a great piece of music to start the first level with.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHZd97zVe7Q options music]] often gets a [[SensoryAbuse bad rep]], but it's still a great song. That has largely to do (nowadays at least) with emulator issues that cause some of the synths in that tune to sound screwy. It sounds ''much'' better in the original Genesis cart (if you like that kind of music).

%%[[folder:''Tails Adventure'']]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1ETE5xAzuM Poloy Forest.]]
%%* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1O5ra_j11Y final boss theme]].
[[folder:''Sonic Labyrinth'']]
%%* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwATf2oglvs The title screen music.]]
%%* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud5ey6i6duI The options menu.]]
%%* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfvzTSAKzbQ How about the first level theme?]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXFSPmN9Ni8 The second level theme]] sounds very funky and is a nice listen.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TipHW2sg7lQ The third level theme]] is also very funky.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynkhAuFnX3s The level clear theme.]] Shame it only lasts 10 seconds.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2VTwoDt73c The bonus stage.]] Shame you only hear it once and [[LongSongShortScene for a few seconds.]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTwIMNzJs4Q The boss intro]] is very frantic and fast paced.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfAQRqp0gNo Boss battle theme]]. Same goes for the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI0AClI8ikw Final boss.]]
%%* What about [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewIVof0QMq4 The credits theme?]]

[[folder:''Knuckles' Chaotix'']]
* The music in ''VideoGame/KnucklesChaotix'' makes the game worth playing, even if you're not a fan of the mechanics – case in point: the intro level theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn2y3yBRFXo Door Into Summer]].
* [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Marina Madness' mesmerizing music]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecZVLO7MsRI Seascape]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsXmLeB3kw4 Combination]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewg87OAGx8o Electoria]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0-oiLkiZv0 Midnight Greenhouse]], the theme for Botanic Base.
%%* The themes for World Entrance. All of them:
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP7ciKvInmQ Evening Star]].
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOdSBQUqESA Moonrise]].
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssRocF9B7XY Walkin']].
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvrGhoGM7Bw Hyper-Hyper]].
* Needs more [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yj4-HRlOJ0M Surging Power]]. Best invincibility music ever.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Cr1ctCbSWQ Speed of Sound]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYTHb0IJiwo This Horizon]] is a really great theme for the title screen.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2q-gvmLXTU Labyrinth]], the theme for Amazing Arena, when the lights are off.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlqoJuxl8Bw Suprise!]], the theme for the penultimate Metal Sonic boss fight.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh3-ST9XUcU Oriental Legend]], the hard-hitting theme song for the final showdown against Metal Sonic's OneWingedAngel form.
* The ominous Bad Ending theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoZJwUJHmZc Destructive Power]], perfectly nails how badly you messed up, while the Good Ending Theme [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpMiELyLV3I Just Another Day]] revisits all the lovely music.

[[folder:''Sonic Blast'']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Am6JiHsI5i8 Red Volcano Zone]] has a catchy tune with a sweet hip-hop rhythm that was pulled off pretty nicely despite the limits of the Game Gear/Master System sound chip.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-Y1po20u5c Green Hill Zone]] deserves mention as well. It's probably the most beautifully composed opening zone song to appear on the UsefulNotes/GameGear.

[[folder:''Sonic [=3D=] Blast'']]
[[AC:Genesis/Mega Drive]]

The 16-bit version of ''[[VideoGame/Sonic3DFlickiesIsland Sonic 3D Blast]]'', soundtracked by Jun Senoue, had some tunes just as good as the technically superior Saturn version:
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uNUdf_AZoE Panic Puppet Act 1]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pBoFCV1v9E both acts]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOEOg3Xmtdo of Green Grove]] were awesome enough that they got rearranged into ''Sonic Adventure''[='=]s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFELeJaZlPQ Twinkle Park]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uhh8K2wJC1E Emerald Coast]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFDfoXSQ2zc Windy Valley]], respectively.
* And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eko8B2xXLQM the final boss theme]] was just epic.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf7-ixllcgo Diamond]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKRkOFlIdsQ Dust]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d_ro7E5MKs Rusty Ruins Zone Act 2]]. At least this game had some awesome music, even if it had some issues with the mechanics (Sonic and isometric projection don't mix well).
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MrP51YTWak Volcano Valley Act 2]] matches the atmosphere of the zone with a dark, foreboding memory and pulsating drums.
%%* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LJgfKVA3oE boss]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27p2P8MiEf8 themes]].
%%* The epic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuWXGH3UBbM Gene]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9soCtQorus Gadget]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgdpfeM8evU Panic Puppet Act 2]], an absolutely amazing song that fits the fact that it is the final level.
* The circus-sounding [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL5qnQzvPlY beta boss theme]], which ended up getting used in ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog4 Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I]]''.
* Every normal zone has a remix for Act 2. Green Grove has ''three'' remixes for Act 2, taking over 4 minutes to get through! And because of a bug, the longer you listen to it, the quieter one part gets, until it's basically an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmryHIcNUdQ extra set of remixes]].

[[AC:Saturn & PC]]
* The Saturn/PC version of ''[[VideoGame/Sonic3DFlickiesIsland Sonic 3D Blast]]'' has an incredible soundtrack, composed by Richard Jacques. Highlights include [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAbIVvAup70 Green Grove Act 2]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDMN8XKs1z0 Rusty Ruin Act 2]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f035kGmpdW4 Volcano Valley Act 1]]. Simply put, Richard Jaques is a phenomenal composer.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlAaAlnSBVA The Special Stage]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3z2Q8maJTOo Gene]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITuC-56ziY8 Gadget]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVg8dWlfDYc The boss music]] which is just made all the more epic by Robotnik's laugh in the background. And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqpSOMb3eSo the final boss]] theme as well.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzBxs09FKxg Panic Puppet Zone, Act 2]]. Once this theme plays, you know shit's gonna get real.
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKtgvmgMUPc You're My Hero]]", the Saturn version's absolutely [[HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]] vocal ending theme.

[[folder:''Sonic R'']]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKeTuZ-zoeA Living In The City]] and its [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdRQLXlk07k Instrumental version]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJRosZzB_a8 Super Sonic Racing]] and its [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRX7g1ZGxIU Instrumental version]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY9m2sHQwLs Can You Feel the Sunshine]] and its [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNrC97PFH_E Instrumental version]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAeBXh25NiQ Back In Time]] and its [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf5kAC3hsDk Instrumental version]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx-yryFIB6E Work It Out]] and its [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdqe0PJ3Ic0 Instrumental version]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zex_DZcEn4o Diamond in the Sky]] and its [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxzmPx2u9o8 Instrumental version]].
* The DS version of ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing]]'' brought us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umhELpYf4b8 this awesome remix]] of "Can You Feel the Sunshine".
* ''Sonic Generations'' remix of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzMMcGI5Vac Super Sonic Racing]] with a very appropriate tech update.

[[folder:''Sonic Shuffle'']]
* For its other flaws, this game had some pretty good music; [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqQN88lJZSk Blizzard Coast]] for example.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSYlLzzOqEA Go With V-Train]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fddFSa8r_c A Silver Drop]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VCGRGRZxy4 Wave Taste]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwCszmcU4Lg Pig City]]. Fun Fun Sonic and Sonic DJ respectively, two of the small handful of unique minigames that even the Mario Party series can't compete with.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw8PP8CZB88 Feel Noisy]], the theme of Emerald Coast's endgame mini-game.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulqhm37G_8w Fourth Dimension]].

[[folder:''Sonic the Fighters'']]
* Metal Sonic's theme for [[VideoGame/SonicTheFighters this game]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5FW0gXNkco Never Let It Go]], is one of the lesser known and more underrated themes in the franchise.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfr1Ypkr87U Lovers]] sets the player up for a good ol' brawl.
* Sonic's theme for his stage, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwmBnTNWM8w Fire Stone]]. A fast-paced and almost dangerous-sounding tune, perfect for a brawl on the wing of an airplane.
* Bark's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGRhZVICxUE theme]] is an awfully smooth tune to have your [[WakeupCallBoss tail repeatedly handed to you]] to. Sega apparently liked it enough to specifically pick it out for a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVUMFpJH1bg remix]] sung by [[VideoGame/DaytonaUSA Takenobu]] [[IndecipherableLyrics Mitsuyoshi]].
* Bean's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITq_a86jenY theme]] pretty much embodies the essence of Bean’s insanity and hyperactivity…regardless of whether or not he [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog actually is]] [[AlternateContinuity either of those things]].
* Despite being DummiedOut in the original game alongside its associated stage and character, the salsa-esque [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw_z8gVVp0I Sunset Town]] still makes appearances on the official soundtrack and with rereleases, and deservedly so.
* The game's fast paced and energetic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM9FX-9oZ9s main theme]] gets you pumped up and ready to take on [[BlindIdiotTranslation Robotnic]] as soon as you start playing! Also, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xv9X8BIEaI remix]] kicks ass.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLALrs9ILIA character select music]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9YQ78hPdd4 its remix]]. Pump it!
%%* Nack/Fang's theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTF-j1nvtvo Here We Go]].

[[folder:''Sonic Advance'' series]]
[[AC:''[[VideoGame/SonicAdvanceTrilogy Sonic Advance]]'']]
* Considering the original ''Sonic Advance'' is considered the SpiritualSuccessor of the classic Sonic games on Genesis/Mega Drive, the music has to be up to par as well, and it well was up to that prestigious level with tracks like the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ixg96gKPz8 Egg Rocket Zone]].
** The Egg Rocket's Zone's "Act 2", the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXBwvNPKyHo Cosmic Angel Zone]], kicks it up a notch.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGlbxYfczRE Cosmic Angel boss theme]] isn't bad either.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJP4BhPelUE Secret Base Zone Act 1]]
* There's also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjMheEmcGgQ Casino Paradise Act 1]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYuUqpp4jQ0 Act 2]]. Dig the awesome jazz piano solos.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nNkcAHOpOk Angel Island Act 1]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKrwqdYE9pA Act 2]] was pretty jamming too.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhScNIi2rgI Ice]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww2nP3yhPkI Mountain]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu7IcJtKCwI a remix of the first act]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onba8QRHUls or another remix of Act 1]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUtmG-aiDXU Neo Green Hill Zone Act 1]] from the first game oozes with nostalgia. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zUGXqD1pm0 Act 2]] is just plain awesome.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE1NRg60tUY The theme for Mecha Knuckles]]. Definitely gives you a sense of urgency, huh?
* Also, the music for the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGviY4-pQ9k final boss in X-Zone.]] Why they didn't put this on the in-game soundtrack is anybody's guess.
* The theme of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1MGseX0dRw True Final Boss in the Moon Zone]], filled with tons of OrchestralBombing.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qPy8W5w7y8 The Special Stage Theme]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsSzVG7p-3o The Opening Theme.]]
* ''Sonic Advance'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ15iMYs5Rk Invincibility]]. Sound familiar? Interestingly, they were going to use a different [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZGrb-5r3Rs Invincible song]], but they decided to go nostalgic, and instead it went to be used in ''Sonic Advance 2'' and ''3''.

[[AC:''Sonic Advance 2'']]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-e1H_C_q_I Final Boss]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIDGEukXiws Boss Battle]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kScGIo2uthY Boss Pinch]]. If this isn't awesome, nothing is.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY-eyigVrWY Knuckles Boss]], only heard when fighting Egg Saucer as Sonic for first time.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bKZm_5-wtQ True Area 53]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztLixEIt59o Techno]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrzR9athxOU Base]]. It's an amazing song on its own, but it gets even more impressive when you realize that they made the GBA, a gaming system with a slightly more advanced soundchip than the SNES, produce full-on ACID TECHNO with a clear amen break sample in the second act! Truly an impressive feat.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jgw5wF0JOEM Egg]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4VRmTHEIUE Utopia]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrTMGfAiKts Leaf Forest Act 1]] ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDbKNdlatfA Act 2]]) was essentially Sega telling you to gear up for one HELL of a game.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nay22wtDv-M Sky Canyon Act 1]] ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOjakHkeKGg Act 2]]) gives off a very fitting "high-flying" feel.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VHeWy3V3Io Music Plant]]. '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp2RNE_dzdQ MUSIC PLANT]]'''! It was like ''VideoGame/{{Electroplankton}}'' before ''Electroplankton'' even ''existed''!
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmwzWv3OYIY The Opening Theme]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt5uXyktGM8 Ice]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVoJerLG704 Paradise]] has Christmas-vibe, but with a catchy groove!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtHJNlXD7jQ Hot Crater Zone]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chRcMCkp2X4 anyone]]?

[[AC:''Sonic Advance 3'']]
* ''Sonic Advance 3''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpGWL2X7Wmo "Sunset Hill"]]. [[NostalgiaLevel Sound familiar?]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvLNHF-kcHU "Twinkle Snow".]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WjaD9Z-ado Twinkle Snow Act 2]] gives a beautiful song quite a catchy rendition which just makes you want to go run on the snowy roads.
* Route 99 is all around [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM91KgSibpE best]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UoJgvkBWWw way to]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaMwNSCK_dg set you]] for the game's awesomeness. Act 3 starts impressively with a synth made sound like a '''guitar-riff'''. Very cool, even for GBA's standards. And it's good to hear ''Sonic Generations'' hasn't forgotten about it with a remix of Act 1 for one of the missions in the game.
* Everything for Chaos Angel: Acts [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlCArsA_yMY 1]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4gDakHeb4Y 2]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtGxsGydN-M 3]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nsy4v_T5lz4 the boss]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5D29CjtU00 the]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGZ8s-VPSjk final]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg0U8wHpcz4 bosses]]. Sheer awesome, and ''very'' good at conveying the sense that [[NintendoHard you are gonna die.]] Frequently. Imagine what they could have done with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq041forRpI better sound quality...]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrvDnHDeYec The fast-pacing Modern remix of Act 3]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKHtd7VV1-I Classic remix of Act 1]] also count.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_ebAgLhTSg What about]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELjMTc73Z8U Toy Kingdom's]] music?
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLpYdISEq9k The Special Stage Theme]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNdWjgVfUNY The Opening]]. Words don't do it justice. Here's an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZGztTzo4hA alternate version of that opening]], that plays before the true final boss.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGYUhtWIQFE Eggman's battle theme]]. The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o526HR5XEVI Pinch version]] was just as great.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ysrwx7Q0tWA Ocean Base Act 3]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5nQhtM40yQ Cyber Track Act 1]].
* The map themes for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnAgN1Y2wrU Ocean Base]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsekxqtTsyI Cyber Track]] are really cool, even according to someone who doesn't usually like 8-bit music.
%%* The themes for the Versus mode are pretty cool, especially [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7z0DkDa0bk this one.]]
%%Which one? If this video gets taken down, it will be literally impossible to replace. Always include the TITLE of a video.

[[folder:''Sonic Battle'']]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifJlTH523ik Emerald Beach.]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqbX0Fp3hyU Chao Ruins.]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujFppjcBHUU Club Rouge.]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A21lLjvfiLI Central City.]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAe5WZI5i9E Holy Mountain]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97QFtfnYhOw Holy Summit]].
%%* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ-EHRLnW74 Chaos]] battle theme.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqizduQ2SfE Emerald Town.]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUcPydVABIk Green Hill Zone]] [[NostalgiaLevel strikes again!]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz4n25yb1IY Amy's Room.]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFbgR0HCn2c The Library/Cream's battle theme.]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UCHVDmhjZE Emerl's/the Coliseum stage's theme.]]
%%* Eggman's and [[spoiler: Emerl's final]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWvugIvImJQ theme.]]
* [[http://youtu.be/EJE__wvIm2U The Credits theme for the Final Story]] especially due to its slow pace. The [[http://youtu.be/1_0n3xJpc9c credits theme]] for the other stories is a shorter, more exciting piece.

[[folder:''Shadow the Hedgehog'']]
* Say what you want about ''VideoGame/{{Shadow|TheHedgehog}}'', but it also had great music. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VpYfMxIoR4 I Am... All of Me]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goEiLADVQfU Never Turn Back]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rryQVEGuI9c Chosen One]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9HFQpog6fo Waking Up]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swoqEiSbqzQ All Hail Shadow]].
%%** There's also the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVZmXlxFOIs Magna Fi version]].
%%** And then there's the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsfVbW1ksJ8 Hybrid Mix]].
* The player can only hear it once in the game, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lU6ZlOPy0Sw the music that plays when Shadow becomes Super Shadow]] is nothing short of godly. It begins as a remix of "I Am...All of Me", but then switches to something even more familiar...[[spoiler: It turns into a remix of "Live and Learn".]]
* "E.G.G.M.A.N." received a pretty sweet [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxg93olL4vU remix]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=308XCdjPuaY The Doom]] is ridiculously awesome, as are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbpwSw3uXkE Lost Impact]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RskQfbg6l-I Cosmic Fall]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E7axaAZUno Westopolis]] is the very first level, and it definitely gives the vibe of wanting to run away very quickly. Considering the surroundings it succeeds very well.
** And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqqvMbvRfxY Lethal Highway]] also wins in terms of wanting to make you do the opposite and chase something down.
* Rounding out the list with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4caPbB7kdo Digital Circuit]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBHFsggebAc Central City]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Axj3Y5_DN0E GUN Fortress]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHhqme_Bds4 Black Bull]]... in fact, just go look up all the stage themes or something. Chances are unimaginably slim that you'll find one that isn't awesome, let alone a bad one. Regarding Digital Circuit, here's the unreleased [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evKgcCzPTnc "original" version]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnF35YbNdIw remix version]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qZLTYb7mvA Sky Troops]]! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCNUuCl93i4 Air Fleet]]! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0lVtyMUVkA Space Gadget!]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgKZTdqy6k8 The Ark]]! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fIdee59XcY Lava Shelter]]! '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erUgBh6fIPg Circus Park]]'''. For the very latter, the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X_DeugGGwA unreleased version]].
* It's easy to miss this one. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KI3ADxtEkaA Prison Island]] is great, though the music doesn't quite match the level. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YUkRlFo98E The Black Comet theme]] is pretty much a supposed remix of it, which may give off some "bad future" vibes for any ''Sonic CD'' fans.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBOmL9rRWRA Death Ruins]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rdrohEWc10 Mad Matrix]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_76uz-JZDw Almost Dead]] by none other than Music/Powerman5000!
* Also the lost tracks: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noBucnkjd6k Broken]] by SinsOfADivineMother was to be used, but since they couldn't find one of the members to get permission, two of the others formed A2 and did Chosen One. Magna-Fi also had another song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Pd0AlzUA9A Who I Am]].
%%* m-flo's remix of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIrnGqs7fJQ Tripod Baby]] to promote the game.
%%* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhrAcW-fb-k Black Doom]] battle theme.

[[folder:''Sonic Rush'' series]]
[[AC:''VideoGame/{{Sonic Rush|Series}}'']]
* The soundtrack was composed by Hideki Naganuma of ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio'' fame, with additional tracks (e.g cutscene music) by Teruhiko Nakagawa. Standouts include [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMeafEWN2jo "Back 2 Back"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RwIC5-nAdM "Get Edgy"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx0CQDc2rMU "What U Need"]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFbYQxKJTc4 "Wrapped in Black"]]. And yes, for those who haven't played it, that's the actual in-game music from ''a DS game''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhq0IpvyMQk Jeh Jeh Rocket]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90Ie7RofBYQ Metal Scratchin']], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX_2YGa9zcI A New Day]] are awesome, too.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpLWceWXFvo Vela]]-[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4JY9phgIbE Nova]]. Played during the DuelBoss between [[spoiler:Sonic and Blaze]]. Also the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzG0GO3U55g OST]] version.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMMANIT5v-M Ethno Circus]], which plays in Mirage Desert.
* Aw, heck, since we've covered all the other boss themes, throw in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR5EcOETJSg "Bomber Barbara"]] as well.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyPT7b6ngmg Right There, Ride On]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbZH2-bnOXg Ska Cha Cha (Sonic Ver.)]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrrVDodsLF8 Theme of Sonic]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lze4wUGNYFQ Metamorphosis]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mjmPastXWo Blaze's version of Get Edgy.]]
* [[https://soundcloud.com/hideki-naganuma/ethno-circus-digital-remakin A "Digital Remakin'" version of Ethno Circus]] exists, but was sadly not featured on the OST due to space limitations.
* Even the short jingles are catchy; just try Groove Rush [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTKPOePwipU #1,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucG7tKtgG_U #2,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw3O8Zwx3U0 #3,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlSLyzRAL9A #4,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB15-pq9aaA #5,]] or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVyOu6KdTaI #7.]]

[[AC:''Sonic Rush Adventure'']]

While Hideki Naganuma didn't return, the composers (Tomoya Ohtani, Mariko Nanba, Seirou Okamoto) did a good job of imitating his style while giving it their own spin.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRr9wEMoj3A Sky Babylon]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuDNn3fHKsE Whisker and Johnny]].
%%* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO80PPtF88A Boss Theme]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu4sxuhiQ-c Ghost Titan]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGtye6zAKNM Coral Cave Act 2]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqJUmvPU5Qo Pirates' Island]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBn93c03vok Machine Labyrinth.]]
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm2sby-yyik Waterbike]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qqfr_ZOhWjY Haunted Ship]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgVcPgv1-fg Blizzard Peaks]].
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJgkO0R7fDs Deep Core]]. (The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozufu9ulM3M "Allegro"]] [[SongsInTheKeyOfPanic version.]])
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-_4FokoGyY A New Venture]].

[[folder:''Sonic Riders'' series]]
%%* The main theme, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PMGfXXB6YY Sonic Speed Riders]]".
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmEj0Orqh-c Sand Ruins.]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxMNfY6kLFk SEGA Carnival.]]
%%* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHiUHTlXYQQ Digital Dimension.]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6POTnRvnGI High Flying Groove.]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g_ZdLJ47oc Egg Factory]].
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPQt9fiZofo Babylon Guardian, the final boss theme]]. It's full of mystical, echoing riffs and relentless pumping bass that gets the adrenaline raging.

[[AC:''Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity'']]
* Another main theme, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HTs2n0q-RA Un-Gravitify]]", as well as the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3eUmZOf_u4 Electro Extended Mix]]. And, of course, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-hHLffIE4w the Crush 40 Cover]] reworks the techno main theme into a ''face-melting'' rock anthem.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N69JXBBfwvY Through Traffic]] which, along with [[HotPursuit the situation Sonic's been thrown into during the story mode visit to Megalo Station]], acts as a very effective opener for the story. The music feels even more at home when applied to [[CyberpunkWithAChanceOfRain Nightside Rush]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-TRV-BU5BA Aquatic Time.]]
%%* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly4l60Pa7f8 Sealed Ground.]]
%%* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCAYVsVQ3zE Dive Into Gravity.]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4E1WD2VUAUg The Core]]. Even with all of the awesome music in the Sonic series, it's rare to get a song as incredibly powerful and triumphant as this. Additionally, [[VariableMix the Gravity Control musical cue]] far and away is the best one in the game, making every instance of Gravity Control set to it into [[MundaneMadeAwesome something grander than it actually is...]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcsVhvYhSFU Multi Attack.]]
%%* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYm3PXL0RNs Gadget Round.]]

[[AC:''Sonic Free Riders'']]
* ''[[RuleOfThree This]]'' game's main theme, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbLTQOC8Np0 Free]]". And the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In9PKsAFbl8 Crush 40 version]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xY3Dby3tATg I'm Still a Believer]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NOUGlRExns Final Factory]].
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MRIyf1Wz6w Shake It Baby]]", a rare fusion of country and funk. Often mistaken for a work of Hideki Naganuma, one of the most well-regarded video game composers ("Shake It Baby" is actually composed by newcomer Koji Sakurai).

* Jet's theme, "Catch Me If You Can". (''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lns6H8oFH8 Riders]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK9Cj_fCyPc Zero Gravity]]''.)
%%* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhFJr09vuuI Theme of Babylonian]]" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9GOBK_Jy9Y Legend of Babylonian]]", the latter of which was reprised multiple times in ''Zero Gravity''':
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqyRyAfiwhQ The Divine Wings.]]
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iiAz2-fQhE Give Me the Power.]]

[[folder:Storybook Series]]
[[AC:''[[VideoGame/SonicStorybookSeries Sonic and the Secret Rings]]'']]
* ''Sonic and the Secret Rings'''s Arabian-themed music was off the hook, especially the main theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35Vsc2m0fZ0 Seven Rings In Hand]].
* Then there's the Sand Oasis theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nfld1C7RuE Let The Speed Mend It]]-- awesome from start to finish.
* Evil Foundry's [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal fantastically fiery]] theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYTu4Mo983c The Place That Was Found]]. ''WHO'S GONNA ROCK THE PLACE? [-PLACE?-] [--PLACE?--]''
%%* The boss theme for the Ifrit Golem, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBoSuUVlZnA How It Started]].
* The music for Levitated Ruin, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRgEyp4CqPo High and Broken]]. Easily the best track in the game.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTzH9lIXLJ0 No Way Through]], the theme for Pirate Storm.
%%* The boss theme for Captain Behemoth, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAvyu5giugs Blue on the Run]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKzbAP4RILs Unawakening Float]], an epic track for [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon Night Palace]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ngaxovw1PPw It Has Come to This]], for the Erazor Djinn bossfight.

[[AC:''Sonic and the Black Knight'']]

''Sonic and the Black Knight'''s soundtrack brought the return of Crush 40, who didn't fail to impress. Then again, Jun Senoue is the composer and part of the music department for Sega in general, so...
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL0xgWe6z9s Knight of the Wind]] is an epic mix of guitars and violins. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lndJB0F4tYc The acoustic version.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnAfUgYag20 The most awesome remix of "It Doesn't Matter" ever.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9MUKv_eQEs The most beautiful remix of "It Doesn't Matter" (SA2 version) ever.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWz-eFRv_SA Misty Lake]]-- essentially an all strings version of "Knight of the Wind". With ''epic'' [[MundaneMadeAwesome violin]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX67mB6iPIs Camelot Castle]].
* The ''Zelda''-esque [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdyPTs4n6BU Deep Woods]] theme.
* Then we have the insanely awesome [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnVaKRWBMLY Molten Mine]] music by Tommy Tallarico... [[RecycledSoundtrack which is itself]] a rearrangement of the "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc_wtYyHdvs Action Theme]]" he composed for the completely-unrelated-to-Sonic game ''Black Dawn''. Not that it's a bad thing.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_cXnagIhxI Fight the Knight]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9i_RpSMpt0 Through the Fire]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKXf8p1u2zo Knight's Passage]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIO_pStY2pA Dragon's Lair]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsnErdtvHyQ Shrouded Forest]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo8C8Lpz8LE Faraway Avalon]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZes2J4ALt0 Sir Percival Appears]].
%%* The music used for the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccidgR44vBo transformation into Excalibur Sonic.]]
* Then there's the actual final boss theme with guitar work from ex-{{Music/Megadeth}} bandmate Marty Friedman. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbrxf9fpYcU With Me]]. Of course, Crush 40 [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21zj6xTcNi0 covered it as well]].
* Last, but certainly not least, the credits theme-- another Crush 40 song --[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_1tFJB-lTU Live Life]].

[[folder:''Sonic Rivals'' series]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf2mP89iwA4 Forest Falls.]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ll4dFjkFpI Colosseum Highway.]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36qwiDhZhvo Crystal Mountain.]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0cIb4y9VEU Death Yard (vs. Metal).]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQzF-IhaC_U Meteor Base.]]
%%* The credits theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcEJAq-YJd4 Happy]].
[[AC:''Sonic Rivals 2'']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5jPF_GdC-0 Race to Win]]. It's short, but great.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-Gypac7rJo Sunset Forest.]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV6mbY3H9FY Neon Palace.]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H99_7xLD-RY Mystic Haunt.]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7Jnm919G2A Chaotic Inferno.]]

[[folder:''Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood'']]
* From ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'' comes [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq6Vl_UJhkI Super Ix]]. At least there's the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzGYztkYB70 mid-boss version.]]
* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARy1oZ1wfhs opening theme]] (of which a variation plays when getting ambushed in battles) is actually pretty great, as are the battle themes.
* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FUPdG8vEuc regular boss battle]] sounds clean and fine.
%%* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3dQRp74A3Q Mystic Ruins]] is not bad at all.

[[folder:''Sonic Boom'']]
[[AC:''Rise of Lyric'']]
* ''Rise of Lyric'' features sweeping orchestral pieces that, while perhaps not catchy in that traditional Sonic sense, are quite beautiful and atmospheric. For example, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RMRm8i8y28 Cliff's Excavation Site]] has a ethereal theme that inspires a sense of discovery and awe.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Jb7knKGYuE The first theme of The Pit]] is ''quite'' unnerving.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbq_XIM1qIE Dr. Eggman's theme]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r8rDpwltDM Metal Sonic's theme]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOHKd4AOpGc The final boss theme is a dark reprise of the main theme]], something rather familiar to those who have played the post-06 games.

[[AC:''Shattered Crystal'']]
* ''Shattered Crystal'' had more typical Sonic-y tunes, such as the energetic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltPa9Y8ERRA Seaside Beach 1]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onf-lskxe3I Worm Tunnel]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rexGFWyIKFY Robot Facility 1]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EwC7A5pqHQ Air Fortress]].

[[AC:''Fire and Ice'']]
* ''Fire and Ice'' continued the trend of Sonic-y music begun by ''Shattered Crystal'' with even bouncier and fast-paced tunes. Probably one of the best tracks in the game is the upbeat and atmospheric [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE6Q0QPpxFw Gothic Castle]] near the end of the game.

[[folder:''Sonic Runners'']]
* Pretty much most of the soundtrack sounds heavenly and joyful, feeling like a calm sunny day. Thank its composer, Tomoyo Ohtani.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTedWtlpDaE "End of The Summer"]] is friggin' beautiful, almost like an anime theme.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nr-8CIAw88 "Beyond The Speed Of.."]] for Windy Hill Zone. A nice, energetic way to start the game.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y75zq-P22aA "Going My Way"]]. Unusually understated, but still quite nice for an invincibility jingle!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjoWvZbCgFk "Theory Of Attack"]] for Vs. Eggman, an upbeat and rocking tune that's still fun.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxWP5dSOKHw "Where To Today?" for the Menu/Map/Results music]]. Not bad [[EarWorm for something you'll be hearing dozens of times.]]

!!Fan Games

[[folder: ''Sonic Robo Blast 2'']]
[[VideoGame/SonicRoboBlast2 Good ol' SRB2]] and its various mods contain some great music...
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BEnc5Ph2C4 Greenflower Zone Act 2]] is short but nothing less than majestic.

[[folder: ''Sonic the Hedgehog: Time Attacked'']]
* [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogTimeAttacked This old fan game]] has an absolutely awesome [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlkwjRfoqZQ opening theme]].

[[folder:''Sonic Before''/''After the Sequel'']]
[[AC:''Sonic Before the Sequel'']]

First, [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL94E128D4184DFFA0 here]] is a playlist of the soundtrack to ''VideoGame/SonicBeforeTheSequel''.

* The two themes for Arcane Altitude, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRIdd4b3csg Stratospheric Synergy]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdRZwtRwxLI When the End is in Sight]], are both really catchy techno themes that fit the Death Egg invasion and GravityScrew quite well.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jQPBqv55io World's Largest Unicycle]], the boss theme of Titanic Tower, is some pretty good {{dubstep}}.
* The Titanic Tower stage themes [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2r-FKU1QpE are damn]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABQmJnXOSmA awesome]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euOSZvzmSvc as well.]]
* All three themes for Cloudy Crowd are really good, too. The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Db83gD6xd9Y first act]] theme is an orchestrated remix of [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure Believe in Myself]]. The second act theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP6JXYDVzR8 Over Worlds]], is more orchestrated music, but this has more of an adventurous feel to it. The third act and boss theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCYBC99iT3M Breathtaking Vision]], is a remix of [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Sky Sanctuary]] done by Music/OverClockedRemix.
* How good is the soundtrack? [[ApprovalOfGod Jun Senoue himself voiced his approval of it.]]

[[AC:''Sonic After the Sequel'']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1YC01GDyvc9BZTaSAvW64SqLjhz5cplg Here]] is a playlist with the soundtrack to ''VideoGame/SonicAfterTheSequel''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ0Yk3sOoKE Foliage Furnace Zone.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4E7gjdu5xuc All]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5YYV5VsT54 of]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXuKF65yrJ4 Foliage]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5jx-07MSzM Furnace]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bvdUDijlCc Zone.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqBj17d-vYQ Breakfast Time]], the Phase 2 theme of the Horizon Heights boss.
* Nearly everything Funk Fiction touches is guaranteed to be awesome. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IymteNsvqRg Here]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk-RptfgAjo are]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m20g62c5JsM some]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPjAYQsLN0I examples.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP98EAJFyRM This]] remix of [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Radical Train]] is made of win.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeRmrKloSFQ Storm Station Act 1]], which sounds like it came straight out of ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''.

[[folder:''Sonic Time Twisted'']]
[[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKYFFo0H3JcxYdJy3MIdBZt4x3XukxXCt Here]] is a playlist of the soundtrack to ''VideoGame/SonicTimeTwisted''.

* The first world you start in, Attraction Attack, has some jamming music for both its future and past versions. [[https://youtu.be/dOLgzjXcT94 "Every Journey Begins with a Step"]] has the feeling that Sonic and co are about to start their journey in a new world to stop Metal Sonic from reviving his own creator, while [[https://youtu.be/OjuuNiUdzBk "Construction Obstruction"]] adds a hint of the past themes from Collision Chaos and Metallic Madness into it, fitting how the zone is still being constructed.
* [[https://youtu.be/Nt-Nsb85ZMQ "Spine Against Steel"]], the boss theme, has a very ''Sonic 3 & Knuckles'' feeling to it.
* [[https://youtu.be/rh41lFernbY "A Historic Horizon"]], the past theme for Raging Ruins, sounds a bit like Rusty Ruins from ''Sonic 3D'' Blast/Flicky's Island from its beginning and how it's composed while the future theme, [[https://youtu.be/9gD9LDjUZzE "The Eroding Wind Of Change"]], fits how the zone became a sprawling metropolis within the sky and also has a riff from the 8-bit ''Sonic 1'' Scrap Brain Zone in it.
* Andy Tunstall has also helped with composing two of the songs for ''Time Twisted'', those being the past and future themes for Frigid Fortress. [[https://youtu.be/FB_Kwo3YS7A "Sculptures"]] is an almost dream like snowy song perfectly fitting the snowy atmosphere, while [[https://youtu.be/pIELWnGJOvo "To Thaw or to Freeze"]] fits how the fortress was destroyed and the zone became a toxic waste dump with a depressive tone.
* Viridian Valley has [[https://youtu.be/q9Me-a6wqrw "Can't Stop, Just Go!"]] and [[https://youtu.be/MqT269KbFiw "Blue Sky and Green Earth"]] for its future and past themes respectively. Both songs have a very ''Knuckles' Chaotix'' feeling to them and the latter has a more prehistoric feeling going on for it.
* [[https://youtu.be/NnoT0FF7PJs "Thunder from Thin Air"]] is the future theme for Drifting Dynamo and fits with going inside the titular Drifting Dynamo itself and the desert that you traverse to reach it, while [[https://youtu.be/bTefdQrnrfg "Calm Before the Storm"]] is the past theme for it and is much less tense than its future theme as the Dynamo is still in construction.
* Tidal Tubes is the final zone in the game to use the past and future gimmicks but that still doesn't stop it from having awesome music. [[https://youtu.be/Ry3oaG81Gm4 "Waterlogged"]] is a relaxing and shore like song while also fitting in a bit of ''Sonic Spinball''[='=]s boss theme in there, and [[https://youtu.be/bQLiTyFZIIM "Rock the Rig"]] is a much faster and tenser song which fits with how it has now became an oil rig site.
* Sunken Saucer, despite being only one act long, has two songs for it, both when it's submerged and as it flies out of the ocean. [[https://youtu.be/vy77q_34pZw "Into the Undertow"]] is the first song for it, which has a very Travelers' Tales like feeling and fits with how it's still submerged with its technology themes inside of the Saucer itself, while [[https://youtu.be/WDKz0F3Kr_E "At the Center of the Vortex"]] plays when the Saucer takes off after Metal Sonic summons his creator back from the dead and adds a more "alive" feeling as the saucer is once again active.
* Planetary Panic is the final zone in the game and has two exclusive themes for it, one for each act. [[https://youtu.be/veA8GgDC6Sc "Distress Signal from the Little Planet"]] has a tone that makes you want to complete that final stretch to save the world as Little Planet falls apart, and [[https://youtu.be/sSrs7g9Hyfc "Last Stand of the Little Planet"]] is a much more tense arrangement of the act 1 song seeing as you're close to stopping the now revived Eggman/Robotnik.
* [[https://youtu.be/Jsi0B9ADXw4 "Your Time Has Come"]] is the music for the final battle when you have both all the Chaos Emeralds and Time Stones and as such, it's an incredibly tense battle song with hints of the Doomsday Zone from ''Sonic & Knuckles'' and also pushes Sonic to finally destroy [[spoiler:Galacnik]] once and for all.


* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv4a4E8sObc The drowning music.]] [[NightmareFuel More Drowning Music of Trauma.]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWvqF-w1TFI Opening Theme]] to ''Sonic Mega Collection'' is a fan favorite and even got rehashed for ''Generations''.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2OnZY-84G4 boss theme]] of ''VideoGame/SonicRunners'' is fantastically catchy.

[[folder:Scrapped Games]]
* Designer Chris Senn was able to release concept music for the scrapped ''Sonic X-Treme'' game for the Sega Saturn. One theme, ''Space Queens'', was posted on Youtube, and the poster had asked Senn to do an extended version of it. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmaDfHU303E This was the result.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIOHUU7H6kU Sonic Crackers Options Song 1/Attraction Stage]], the beta version of Electoria, Techno Tower's theme from ''VideoGame/KnucklesChaotix''. Has the "Walkin'" lobby theme mixed into the track and it sounds great.

[[folder:Fan Remixes]]
* Music/OverclockedReMix has albums covering the complete soundtracks of the main-series Genesis games: [[http://sos.ocremix.org/ The Sound of Speed]], [[http://sonic2.ocremix.org/ Hedgehog Heaven]], [[http://soniccd.ocremix.org/ Temporal Duality]] and [[http://s3k.ocremix.org/ Project Chaos]], for ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1'', ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'', ''VideoGame/SonicCD'' and ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles'', respectively.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDUI2GXRS6E This remix of Aquatic Base]] is beautiful beyond description.
* Ladies and Gentlemen, gaze your ears upon [[http://s3k.ocremix.org/ Project Chaos]]. Co-headed by metal guru [=SnappleMan=], would you expect anything less?
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKDYXjwNpqI The remix of Hydrocity]] is basically the best thing ever. Even [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz1e7QU2xbU the unfinished runner-up remix]] is awesome!
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-mAVGkuVu4 "Malicious Fingers"]] predicts the Generations 3DS Big Arms theme a few years in advance, complete with nigh-prescient impact that matches the Modern Arrange by Cash Cash tone for tone.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7jW48fWipE This remix]] from Project Chaos takes the original Doomsday Zone theme and makes it even better. As a bonus, the guitar riffs at the very end are lifted directly from Music/JudasPriest's "Electric Eye".
** Project Chaos's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V10lnxggGQ "Breathtaking Vision"]] remix of Sky Sanctuary is bloody glorious.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-fFuGphOmU Quite possibly the greatest Boss Fight Remix in existence.]] Headphones on, cranked up to epic. Just wait till that riff kicks in at 2:21.
** Last hurrahs from Project Chaos: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5CyAAMyFKE the Special Stage]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tA2n-o7jms Sandopolis]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBVAYzu91F4 The Marble Garden Remix]]. Just about the only remix in the project with lyrics, and it works!
** Angel Island's remix, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz5kfoVspgY Divided from Grace]], is the most underrated song in the album.
** In addition, The Carnival Night Remix [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6caHvpy_cI Three Ring Nightfall]]
** At the risk of adding the entire album, Hidden Palace's remix, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMfUD3Lb8jY The Secluded Stronghold]], qualifies here easily as well.
** Another piano theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sQGTXifOmI Beneath The Ashes]], is one of the best songs in the entire album.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5WP-bzwWRY Dead Batteries]] has to be one of the most awesome remixes of Flying Battery Zone anyone has ever created.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzNrMFQ0_c0 "Unknown from MC"]], a mash-up of almost all of Knuckles' rap themes from the ''Adventure'' games, mixes it all together and gives the echidna some real funky beats.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hM6xnbHgLY Death Egg (Sonic 2) Orchestrated]] will haunt your ears.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TQqXifhfHc A New Ray of Light]] brings out the best of Sunset Park 3.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob-PbWs7t3w This]] mashup of the ''Sonic 2'' Final Boss theme (Death Egg Robot) and ''Command and Conquer: Red Alert''[='=]s "Hell March" theme has a rich and oppressive tension.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDxlZ6hjpy8 This]] mash-up of [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog4 Death Egg mkII]] and [[VideoGame/SonicColors Terminal Velocity]] is very ''epic''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVoNbRHjN9k This]] Classic remix of [[VideoGame/SonicHeroes Bullet Station.]]
* [[http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/347013 Suicide From Above]], a remix of Flying Battery Sone found on the Newgrounds audio portal.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo4lu34F2lg Charles]] [[PrecisionFStrike Fucking ]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRjHSXRNIRc Hamilton]] and WizKhalifa [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiwD_78Vu2c before he became famous]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MeJNBo8sDw This mashup]] of Rooftop Run Classic and Music/CeeLoGreen[='=]s "Fuck You". Even [[http://twitter.com/Ohtanitter/status/182059399404195841 Tomoya Ohtani is pleased with the mashup]].
* Spring Yard Zone: of course, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrquDa4jhaE a remix was inevitable.]]
** The Robotnik/Eggman boss theme from the original game is great, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obuZrFvcuU0 this remix]] brings it way into awesome territory.
** ''Sonic 2''[='=]s boss theme got this treatment [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrH5jA_EiSo here]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1v3XCgm8aM A high octane remix of both Green Hill and Marble Zones!]]
** And this awesome [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTNI_4nL_hE remix]] of Green Hill Zone.
** Or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMe6FjwHvnk this one]], which sounds like it would be more at home in ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''.
** The metal version! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqZ398Z5wb0 Mega Driver - Green Hill Zone Metal Re-Mix]]
** On the subject of remixes and the Marble Zone, few things beat [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cinznaCMQYs Marble Dash]]. This PowerMetal [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oD9syLOucE cover]] is at least its equal, though.
* The ''Sonic 2'' Final Boss remix "Eggshell Bolero" by zykO (formerly available on [=VGMix=].com, but now only available [[http://sonic-world.ru/files/downloads/music/Remixes/ here]]) makes it even better by stretching it out to a hypnotic ten minutes.
** Speaking of ''S2'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Fn8bdGEnM0 this remix of Oil Ocean]].
** [[http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/194366 This remix ain't bad, either.]]
** What about this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJumqm9_jz4 orchestral remix]] of the boss theme?
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLwdr6pa-P8 8-Bit]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5XEMzDuuM8 MIDI]] versions of "Live and Learn".
* [[http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/72530 This]] Live and Learn remix by Chesderman, used as the soundtrack at 0:26 [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-hM4eHQc8Y here.]]
* "His World": [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoCuCFSdAjE 8-bit]].
** From chiptune to [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} ZUN]]-tunes: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhmv1lxLQNQ His World, Touhou Edition]].
--> ''You are now imagining Solaris as an angry little girl spraying fire danmaku everywhere.''
** "Dreams of an Absolution is a great example of "remix frenzy": Here is an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y1q2Vn_prE 8-bit mix]], an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWtdLdi2USU acoustic arrangement]], the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxfPchDgFrU Nightlight remix,]] the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvGBpPoO_mo K-Klub remix,]] and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va7cjJ0kxCk Starry Night remix]], along with an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy9Cfi6H9hQ instrumental beta version]] and a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz4g-0VyGX8 remix of the aforementioned beta.]]
* ''Sonic Unleashed'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oof2QggIveM This]] PERFECT fusion of "Endless Possibilities" and its Final Boss version.
* What happens when you mash up the themes for Deep Core and the Egg Dragoon? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTIygZhVZ6U THIS.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKYBO5M5vb8 Icecap Zone + Smooth Criminal]] = orgasmic bliss for your ears.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsFadmUQbm0 Smooth Criminal also works well with Flying Battery Zone,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRH9TKP6ieY which also works quite well with Billie Jean.]]
* Smooth [=McGroove=]'s acapella versions of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6uVnR9B2vY Chemical Plant Zone]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq3KmaTGi3Q Ice Cap Zone Act 1]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6SqK_hoHw4 Marble Zone]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbVZPu_JM6I Green Hill Zone.]]
* The World Adventure [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxLUO3LMK2I merged]] with ''Sonic the Hedgehog''[='=]s Master System ending! And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41FFLwW0vRs MIDI]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQOtOvuscGU 8-bit]] remixes.
* Obligatory fan remixes of "How it Started": [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE-N8p9X3Ms 8-bit]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D863zepSbPU MIDI]].
* Someone decided it would be a fun idea to combine ''Black Knight'''s main theme, "Knight of the Wind", with the game's Faraway Avalon music. The ensuing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW4Hc6T59W8 mashup]] works on ''so'' many levels.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLrcvJpd5wc The "Sonic 4 Jazz Scat" remixes]]
* The entire soundtrack of ''Sonic 1'', rendered in the soundfont of ''Pokémon Black/White''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0_c0hjrC8w Who'd have thought?]]
* "Reach for the Stars" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtwGb3VP4Cg MIDIfied.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpCGu51SXBE This]] remix of Lava Reef Zone, complete with acoustic guitars and a solo.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEC9hD0SNJI Here is]] a rather cool remix of Splash Hill Zone.
* Here's a Super Nintendo soundfont remix of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4quoidBZsY Splash Hill]]!
* Not only did their hit song "Sweet, Sweet, Sweet" get turned into the ending for ''Sonic 2'' for the Genesis, DreamsComeTrue later took songs that Nakamura composed for the first two games, and turned them into hit songs!
** Green Hill Zone became [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt-YZ8SbVOA Marry Me?]]
** Star Light Zone became [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6f5cdMzVU4 Million Kisses.]]
** Labyrinth Zone became [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9nrkEu6JeY The Swinging Star.]]
** Chemical Plant became [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt-YZ8SbVOA Love Unlimited.]]
** ''Sonic 2'' Final Boss became [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt-YZ8SbVOA Yasashii Kiss O Shite.]]
* "His World" has already been acknowledged on this page. But what happens when you mix it... with "[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl Final]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea7OVC21TjQ Destination]]"?
** [=Ethereallurtz=] has been gaining some fame for mashups of final boss music from the console games. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yilQe7SuF8w Live and Learn/Solaris Phase 2]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHJHzVwYXeU What I'm Made Of: Seven Rings in Hand]].
** Wanna talk about the ultimate granddaddy of remixes? [=Ethereallurtz=] didn't just use two versions of "His World", s/he used every version of it, and put it into [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Rysnqld47g one song]]. It starts out with only the result music playing, until it reaches 0:47, then it goes full on verse when you hear the Zebrahead version, the instrumental version, the Solaris Phase 2 version, and then the Zebrahead switches to Crush 40 and vice versa, and it's like that for the rest of the song, up until the end where it finishes with only the Zebrahead version beautifully.
* [=PrototypeRaptor=]'s "[[http://prototyperaptor.bandcamp.com/track/sonic-adventure-open-your-heart-remix Open Your Heart]]" remix is amazing.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI18sDj_v9c The holy union of final boss remixes for "His World", "Endless Possibilities", and "Reach for the Stars".]]
* Nemesis Theory's remix of ''[[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Sonic 3]]''[='=]s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuC0_bsZRh8 Ice Cap]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/ubergrau Olivier Sirois]] delivers numerous awesome remixes, including the iconic [[http://youtu.be/AStMpnCgVkY Green Hill Zone]] and the [[http://youtu.be/pFK5aM9XGu4 Final Boss theme]] from ''Sonic 3''.
* For those wondering how the original trilogy's music would have sounded like on the good old NES, [[http://www.youtube.com/user/8BitDanooct1 Danooct1]]'s 8-bit VRC6 remixes of ''[[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF23B1E9C483BCD6D Sonic 1]]'' [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL81211F1D26D1854F to]] ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taYswNtsX7E&list=UUL0lhc494WGHbDpGvoiM31w&index=114 3 & Knuckles]]''[='=]s [=OSTs=] are about as accurate-sounding as they'll ever be.
* What would happen if someone combined Act 1 of Planet Wisp from ''[[VideoGame/SonicColors Colors]]'', with its Sonic Simulator and ''[[VideoGame/SonicGenerations Generations]]'' versions? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK47yTNcDzM Let's find out...]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8v6LOYsZWA This]] is one of the best Planet Wisp mashups of all time.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrH5jA_EiSo Wizards of the Sonic]] by Westbam, a German techno DJ, samples the boss music from ''Sonic 2''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBD9C9C27749A9BC6 This guy]] has made some fantastic mashups of [[VideoGame/SonicColors Wisp power-up musics]] and level musics. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9Zg0CNQ1A8 Cubed Asteroid Coaster]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Cn-Zy-IWR8 Hovering Planet Wisp]] in particular sound heavenly.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z2ICxC9Mz4 This one]] tells us how [[VideoGame/SonicAdvance3 Sunset Hill Zone]] would sound like in ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzNrMFQ0_c0 This cover]] of "Unknown from M.E." just might be better than either of the two game versions.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGfN122qHyZu68JypmKiCbg Not NicoCW]] does an amazing job of remixing ''Sonic'' songs InTheStyleOf the classic remixes of ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/mikeblastdude Mikeblastdude]] makes some great Sonic remasteries/remixes. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq041forRpI Here]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWFJOScGX1U are]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2AzbIxJHjI some]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9eMXBl2pxM examples.]]
* jlspacemarine has produced EPIC remixes of three ''VideoGame/SonicSpinball'' themes:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkFnXJEk2H4 The Boss Theme.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr3bjSgVm18 The Machine.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt_uhKmFgDc Lava Powerhouse.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpUi8vQXeww Open Your Heart]], orchestrated in the same style as the final boss version of Endless Possibilities.
* Last but not least, two of the biggest remix undertakings ever, from The Sonic Stadium: [[http://projects.sonicstadium.org/music-album-2011/ TSS Music Album 2011]] and [[http://projects.sonicstadium.org/music-album-2012/ TSS Music Adventure 2012]]. The latter clocks in at EIGHT HOURS.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt3tDP3o1Qo This]] remix of [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogTripleTrouble Sunset Park Act 3]] by GregzillaGT.
* Meet "Reach for the Stars", [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO2h-QK-fA4 the Female Lullaby Remix.]]
* The ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' mod the Unleashed Project features an amazing cover of [[https://soundcloud.com/falk-2/endless-possibility Endless Possibility.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3WDeOP8u8s The SNES remix]] of ''Sonic 3''[='=]s final boss theme by [=DJYuzoBoy=], as if it they were rearranged in ''Mega Man X''[='=]s soundfont. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WgOWdIkyls The SNES remix]] of ''Sonic 1''[='=]s boss theme (also by [=DJYuzoBoy=]) is also epic, as is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFWr2IJGbXc the SNES remix]] of the ''Sonic 2'' final boss theme.
* [=DJYuzoBoy=] has also done several mash-ups of Sonic music (especially from ''[[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Sonic 3]]'') with Michael Jackson songs:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZdiu84GS48 "Ending in Moscow"]], a mash-up with the ending music of Sonic 3 and the similar-sounding song "Stranger in Moscow".
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxtFoe-at0E "Jam (Carnival Night Zone Mix)".]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Gk4cIt0HBs "Bad (Hydrocity Zone Mix)".]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJOmJxM8Rx4 "Thriller (Marble Garden Zone Mix)".]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOIaltMWrx8 "Smooth Criminal (Ice Zap Zone Mix)".]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiKHPD_hc2k "Billie Jean (Sonic 3 Remix)"]] which is just "Billie Jean" redone with ''Sonic 3'''s sound fonts.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU04mQu6_64 "You Rock My Sky Chase"]], "You Rock My World" with ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Sonic 2]]'''s Sky Chase Zone.
* [[http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/203458 This remix]] of Robotnik's theme from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog''.
* [=TechWorks=] has done some astounding remixes with a couple examples being [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvsif0QUwCs Cyber Track]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXgWPbCPJQk Techno Base]].
* Music/GaMetal has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0DHw5d5D4Q "Sonic Fan Medley"]], a [[EpicRocking 14-minute long]] medley of fan-requested songs like [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 "Supporting Me", "Escape From The City",]] [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog "Never Turn Back"]], [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1991 Spring Yard Zone]] and a few others. [=GaMetal=] has also done ''VideoGame/SonicAndKnuckles''[='=] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4VIiGVXjj0 Flying Battery Zone]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLFr0CTEaSo Oil Ocean Zone]] from ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'', and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5AOTaXld1E Chaos Angel Zone (all 3 acts)]] from ''[[VideoGame/SonicAdvanceTrilogy Sonic Advance 3]]''.
%%* This is what happens when you put [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHMHxECElDo Ice Cap Zone]] into Sonic Mania.
* [=YouTuber=] Music/SiIvaGunner, a group of anonymous musicians who make modified versions of Game [=OSTs=] uploaded [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSezqhs43s8 a remix]] of [[Videogame/SonicAfterTheSequel Ghosts With Guitars]] which has been mixed with [[Videogame/SonicHeroes "Mystic Mansion"]], ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' intro (a RunningGag for the channel, which is, in itself, a reference to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF-xdiL7Nr0 this]] WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}} video) and, of all things, [[Videogame/{{Undertale}} "Death By Glamour"]].

* Crush 40, who brought us all the awesome main theme songs for the ''Adventure''-era games.
* Sonic Team has featured a fantastic set of composers throughout the years. Let's throw a few names in, shall we?
** Jun Senoue (Crush 40 guitarist; one of the main composers from ''Sonic 3'' onward, as well of sound director for ''Adventure'', ''Adventure 2'', ''Heroes'' and ''Generations'').
** Tomoya Ohtani (Sound director for '''06'', ''Unleashed'' and ''Lost World'').
** Kenichi Tokoi (Sound director for ''Colors'').
** Fumie Kumatani (Best known for the IDM/DnB tracks for the Shadow stages in ''Adventure 2'').
** Richard Jacques.
** Howard Drossin.
** Mariko Nanba.
** Yutaka Minobe.
** Hunnid P. If it's Knuckles, he did it.
** Hideaki Kobayashi.
* Music/JulienK ("[[VideoGame/SonicHeroes This Machine]]", "[[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog Waking Up]]").
* Bentley Jones (a.k.a Lee Brotherton) is coming out nicely, what with his soothing tunes and remixes.
* Music/MyChemicalRomance in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe7GQ91VPNU the City Escape trailer]] for ''Generations''. Yet more proof MCR are OneOfUs. Not to mention [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdQioZHYpvQ Kele]] in the original trailer.
* Masato Nakamura, the man who gave us the ''original'' Green Hill Zone and started a franchise trend for Music of Awesome. ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' would not be the same if it weren't for his original compositions for the start of this series.
* Just how much of Music/MichaelJackson's work on ''[[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Sonic the Hedgehog 3]]'' made it into the final product is debated, but his influence is all over the soundtrack for the game.
* Cash Cash should at least be mentioned for their theme for Colors, as well as their work remixing stuff for Generations. Their auto-tuney power-pop sound fits in the series quite nicely.
* Vernian Process has done orchestral covers of all the level tracks from the first three Sonic games as well as a handful from ''Sonic CD''. It goes without saying they're {{Ear Worm}}s.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOeLgqc-T30 Sonic 1]]''.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9R6WPhCCws Sonic 2]]''.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxa6M4juyGQ Sonic 3]]''.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVW2riTHxSo Sonic and Knuckles]]''.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wpBgL5DOf4 Sonic CD]]''.
** All the tracks can be downloaded [[http://www.vernianprocess.com/files/comps/vp_sonic.zip here.]]
* Zebrahead provided two versions of "[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 His World]]".

[[folder:Non-Game media]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxeSNmd55Yc Robotnik's theme]] from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog''. Also the upbeat [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCcYBQ_f90Q main theme]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN2ll-WGZQo The SATAM theme]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5w0lDYPQvw Look-a-like]], the theme of the Sonic OVA, which actually made it onto the True Colors album!
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSoZy-Dnhfc South Island]] theme.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-YQ0_2TFRg The Land of Darkness]], easily one of the best non-game Sonic songs.
* There's also ''SonicX''[='=]s Japanese opening, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0qBZwvLQFY Sonic Drive]].
** The 4Kids dub's opening isn't half bad either; try [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk6AobT_SDo Gotta Go Fast]].
** The Japanese ending is sad enough ''without'' lyrics or context. When you remember what events [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN-gPo7g6vs "Hikaru Michi"]] underscored, it becomes an automatic TearJerker.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCIVoNDZK0s The Italian opening]]: the lyrics are nothing special, but the dance-ish music is pretty catchy.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l72OGSTZDyY Sonic Underground's]] theme.
* While admittedly goofy (they did "I'm Too Sexy", after all), the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFQNFTeRjWc music video]] for the Right Said Fred song "Wonderman" contains various references to Sonic the Hedgehog. The song itself was used in advertisements for ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog3''.
* ''Sonic Live In Sydney'' was a pretty corny show, but of all the songs in it, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Doj5AXP_ULQ "Sonic, Thank You For Being You"]] probably stands out the most.
* An honorary part of this page, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LonLPm-zVCs Sonic Youth]] by Music/{{Crush 40}} sounds like it could have been the main theme of ''Generations''. Its lyrics contain nods to much of the most famous Sonic songs, making it an awesome tribute to the soundtrack of the series. Some fans have even considered it an unofficial theme to ''Generations''.
* The ''Sonic REMIX!'' Album contains remixes of gems from the [=JPN/PAL=] version of the ''Sonic CD'' soundtrack.
** Track 01, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LrP58Srp30 Love You Sonic]]" has a deliciously funky beat to it.
--->(Love you) She never really shows how much it means to her. (Sonic!)
--->(Love you) She will be yours, and that's forever, rain or shine. (Sonic!)
--->(Love you) There isn't anything she wouldn't do for you (Sonic!)
--->(Love you) Long as you tell her - Sonic please, say you love her.
** Track 03, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQbUTutaKKo Dr Gigglymen]]" puts a really strange but amazingly catchy twist on the Boss theme.
** Track 04, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC9wtpcVm3M Brand New World]]" reinteprets "You Can Do Anything".
** Track 07, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruBmWuSoFAE When We Reach For ~You Could It Be Right?~]]", turns the ending theme "Cosmic Eternity" into something truly memorable.
* ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom''[='=]s background music has a very ''[[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren and Stimpy]]'' vibe that fits nicely with the comedy focus of the show. Its background music in season 2 has absorbed more emotion and action, making it sound really awesome.
* ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' episodes "Lightning Bowler Society" and "Planes, Trains, and Dude-Mobiles" both have pieces of the same music used at their climaxes, which have the same song structure as Giorgio Moroder's "Push it to the Limit" (even lifting some of the notes straight from the song!). [[http://dribbleondo.tumblr.com/post/161963596030/this-isnt-even-remotely-subtle-and-i-love-it It can be heard here.]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WosV9Y4l79Y "K.T.E Cypher"]], a new Knuckles rap by Hunnid P featuring Doryan Nelson, has the original rap artist for Knuckles's themes in the ''Adventure'' series come back with an all-new and catchy rap number to celebrate ''Mania''.

* How awesome is Sonic music in general? Awesome enough to have one of the most popular [[http://radio.sonicstadium.org/ internet radio stations]] on the entire web.
* Before any piece of the ''Sonic Colors'' soundtrack was heard besides trailer music, props to whoever made [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymc_JuVnMYE this concept music]] which perfectly captures the tone of the game!
* The ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl'' remix of ''Sonic 3 & Knuckles''[='=] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KDInBsVJEo Angel Island Zone]] composed by Jun Senoue is pretty awesome.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZL8cX7Rl8g This]] Asteroid Coaster level mockup song.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoYjHfzotjs Sonic Boom 2011.]] Half an hour of ''live'' Crush 40 audio bliss. Including a special guest appearance by Alex Makhlouf and a ''never-before-heard'' arrangement of Sonic Boom.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGQbV5cpWS0 "Golden Rings",]] a ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' tribute.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYD7NUeWoRY This fan-created video for Sonic's 20th anniversary]]. The song choice just couldn't have been better.
* Youtube remixer DJ MAX-E (aka [=MaxieDaMan=]) has been going around creating remixes of classic Sonic tunes, and they sound ''amazing''. Behold, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-nsw0jYNK0 Combat Night Zone]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn1UMSHI-PI Eggman Empire Zone]], and finally, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7725fAsg8kU Atomic Waste Zone.]] You can find more in the related videos.
** Combat Night also got a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm7nQAakK54 kickass remix]] in ''VideoGame/SonicAfterTheSequel''.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lkks7LKbx-4 Act 2]] arrangement of Eggman Empire Zone.
* Falk, [=KgZ=], Andy Tunstall, and Funk Fiction, creators of ''VideoGame/SonicBeforeTheSequel''[='=]s soundtrack, which can be listened on [[http://www.youtube.com/user/sonicbts12 SonicBTS' YouTube channel.]]
** ''VideoGame/SonicAfterTheSequel''[='=]s released soundtrack could possibly even one-up ''Before The Sequel''[='=]s soundtrack, which can also be listened on [=SonicBTS'=] YouTube channel. Joining the sound team in ATS is DJ MAX-E, Mr Lange, and Li Xiao'an.
** Special mention goes to Lost Levels Zone Acts 1 and 2, Perilous Paradise Act 2, Fortress Flow's boss and Titanic Tower's boss.
* Mike Pollock, the voice actor for Dr. Eggman, decided to record [[FilkSong his own version]] of the classic "Frosty the Snowman," as "Sonic the Hedgehog". [[https://soundcloud.com/itsamike/sonic-the-hedgehog It is hilarious and wonderful.]]

[[folder:Mashups (Other Game Franchises)]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faooJKvpxY4 Everything mashed with everything else.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3l1B3NT8aA And its sequel.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtCux1FXEq0 Metal Sonic Generations,]] a mashup of "Look Alike" from ''Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie'', "Stardust Speedway - Bad Future (JP/EU) from ''VideoGame/SonicCD'', its "Vs. Metal Sonic" remix from ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'', his boss theme from ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog4: Episode II'', and Mad Gear from ''Episode I'' and ''Metal''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEywK-wYviM Dr. Eggman Dream Team Showdown,]] an insane mix of ''Sonic Lost World''[='=]s final boss with ''Mario & Luigi: Dream Team''[='=]s boss theme.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co3Pnpuijk4 Nightmares in Time]], a sinister combination of "Size Up Your Enemy" from ''Mario & Luigi: Dream Team'' and the Time Eater (classic) battle from ''Sonic Generations''.
* Mashup creator Botanic Sage combined Desert Ruins Act 2 from ''Lost World'' with various ''Sonic Rush'' and ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio'' songs. The result, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-2ufHb06Mc Running the Bassline]], is an especially funky song that would fit right in the ''Jet Set Radio'' series.

[[folder:Mashups (Other Franchises/TV Shows)]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2YsSH-VzI0 Oh God.]] This mash-up of Rusty Bucket Bay and Ice Cap.
* How about a mash-up of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnzeDbV72UY Dreams of an Absolution with Stardust's "Music Sounds Better With You"]]?
* [[Music/FallOutBoy This ain't a scene]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn8wpJwWwU8 it's the goddamn Giant Egg Mech]]!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeVHXwIx6wA This]] remix of [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Doomsday Zone]] that mashes it up with [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic This Day Aria]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9aLtTtiKEA The same person]] also did it with [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog4 Death Egg Mk.II final boss]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYkJhFVg42I Tidal Tempest JPN/EU and 'Search a Seal - Sylvarant']] from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' blend together ''almost perfectly'': the resulting melody is very catchy yet ambient.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxtFoe-at0E JAM overlaid with Carnival Night]] underscores the fact that Michael Jackson heavily influenced the music of ''Sonic 3'' in general.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il0dMOLctdw MC Hammer meets the Toxic Caves]]. The beats flow together and blend into a tight tune. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5YWHDxyRL4 MC also works with BOTH Flying Battery themes]].
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjaaMWvvF18 Stardust Speedway meets Lady Gaga's Just Dance]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=konNPBwx5Ng Just Dance also works with Metallic Madness.]] See also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHZaoxAAEH0 Scrap Brain meets Poker Face]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-fwQHyrdVs Spring Yard meets The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air]]. Or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QTjqmh4Sn4 The Fresh Prince of Hydrocity Zone]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp8eELLexmY Rick Astley Meets Emerald Hill]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg8q1BI-c0Y Mystic Cave Zone meets Inspector Gadget]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwufrY7IQfs Mecha Green Hills meets Zero's Theme]]: When chiptunes collide and blend together beautifully.
* Somebody had the awesome idea to mash "Live and Learn" and the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ducktales}}'' theme together. And it is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALJy4NFBHqE GLORIOUS]]!
* What do you get when you mix ''Sonic Rush''[='=]s "Wrapped in Black" with PSY's "Gangnam Style"? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqN5bKFMmDw Wrapped in Gangnam Style]]! And before that, there was a combination of PSY's famous song with ''Sonic Generations''[='=] version of Planet Wisp, appropriately dubbed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21hAH0R4EXk Gangnam Wisp]]!
* Youtube user and frequent masher of songs Triple-Q created a remix of "Live and Learn" and the Season 2 opener for Anime/KillLaKill, "ambiguous". It's called "Kill la Kill OST: Final Boss Theme", and it is ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3rbzlh3JHc glorious.]]''
* Botanic Sage took "Hip Hop Hooray" by Naughty By Nature and mashed it up with various themes Knuckles has had in various games. The result was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlqvDEWMPKw Knick Knuck Hooray]].
* Sexualized Omochao's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31Q9vG1i6Eo "Wont Slam, Just Go!"]] will have you rocking at the 12 second mark. (Incidentally, it's a part of Triple-Q's ''Mashup the Hedgehog Zero'' album).
* What's better than Speed Highway? Electrodrome from ''Mario Kart 8''! What's even better than that?! How about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rN_g2xns0A mixing the two together!]]
* When Triple-Q's favorite song [[Anime/LoveLive "Snow Halation"]] meets Sea Bottom Segue from Sonic Lost World, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9jRtA_M2D4 the result]] is truly heart-warming coupled with his artwork. While this mashup is dedicated to μ's as they held their Final Live at the Tokyo Dome, [[spoiler:it is also dedicated to Music/SiIvaGunner where it has Fred Flintstone's "Wilma!" shout mixed with Loud Nigra at the end of the song.]]
* A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm9sPIQiuNc mashup]] of Hidden Palace Zone meets ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' by Music/SiIvaGunner.
* [=DonkeyDude=] has taken it upon himself to mash up [[VideoGame/SonicMania Studiopolis Zone]] music with [[Music/JustinTimberlake "Can't Stop the Feeling"]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbSPUYlkIoI The result]] is awesome and ear-wormy beyond words.