Awesome Music / Street Fighter

Being the precursor of all modern Fighting Games, you know that the Street Fighter series is rife with Awesome Music.

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    Street Fighter 
Let's appropriately begin with the game that started it all, shall we?

    Street Fighter II 
It goes without saying that the title that made Capcom synonymous with fighting games was known for its music just as well as it was known for its gameplay.

    Street Fighter Alpha 

    Street Fighter III 

    Street Fighter IV 

    Street Fighter V 
  • The character select theme, one of the first tracks in the game to be heard by the general public, is pretty hype.
  • The stage music, as usual.
    • The first stage BGM to be unveiled was Forgotten Waterfall (New Zealand), an adventurous theme with an incredible sense of wonder to it. The version that plays during round 1 features a unique flute segment that adds a distinct "frontier" feel.
    • Hillside Plaza (Brazil), which accurately reflects the vibrant party atmosphere of Brazil.
    • Bustling Side Street (China), specifically when round two hits. This was used in a lot of early trailers for the game, and it's easy to see why.
    • Kanzuki Estate (Japan), which has an awesomely dramatic and traditional feel to it.
    • Union Station (England), a rocky orchestra theme, evoking the very best of British rock and roll, with so much energetic and epicness, especially round 2.
    • Underground Arena (Russia), instead of having the usual style one may expect from a stage set here, goes with something that's electronic, upbeat, and wouldn't feel out of place in Tekken.
    • Apprentice Alley (India) melds traditional and modern styles together for one energetic piece.
    • Lair of the Four Kings starts with a theme that instills a sense of ominous dread, and switches to one that gives a feeling of a desperate fight.
    • It turns out that Guile was too awesome for one theme, so he got another remix which also goes with everything - the Air Force Base stage theme.
    • Much like Guile, Balrog has another remix of his theme - the Las Vegas stage theme, which features a highly catchy club mix of Balrog's old theme.
    • Kanzuki Beach's theme is jazzy and upbeat, just the kind of thing you want to hear on a tropical paradise.
    • Ring of Destiny is an excellent rocking remix of the main theme which this time makes you feel ready to fight someone with epic proportions. There is also an alternate version.
  • The game's main menu theme during the first two beta phases was quite heroic and epic.
  • As usual, the character themes are top notch.
    • Ryu's theme, now with a mixture of both orchestra and rock, similar to his Alpha theme.
    • Chun-Li's theme is once again very traditionally Chinese, but like Ryu has a very heavy orchestrated rock sound, making it more heroic and determined sounding than past versions.
    • Charlie Nash's theme, a darker remix of his Alpha theme. Static distortions, synthesized drums, and an ominous distorted guitar crescendo every so often paint a horrifying picture of a man brought back from death.
    • M. Bison's theme still has a techno feel to it, but more aggressive this time instead of trance-like, showing that this time, he's going all-out. (Come to think of it, that seems to be a pattern with returning characters here.)
    • Birdie's theme calls back to his roots as a British punk rocker, with a very grimy remix of his old theme from SFI and the Alpha series. Very befitting of his newfound slob status.
    • Cammy's theme is much faster paced than before with an energetic electronic rock sound backing a classy piano riff.
    • Ken's theme, one of the first character theme samples that Capcom released during development. And it rocks hard and fast, perhaps the most blood-pumping his theme has ever been.
    • Necalli's theme. Heavy horns, ominous choir stings and powerful jungle percussion create a fittingly ominous theme for Street Fighter's most frightening monster. "Soul Destroying Darkness" indeed. It may also remind more than a few people of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
    • Vega's classic theme is darker and more sinister sounding than ever, with an undercurrent of madness behind the vanity. It has a very cinematic orchestra sound to it, with a lot of cello, Spanish guitar and flamenco sounds.
    • R. Mika's theme, a reinterpretation of her theme from Alpha 3, "Prismatic Stars", given a Puroresu-style treatment. It sounds like something you'd hear in Virtua Fighter.
    • Rashid's theme, an fast-paced Arabesque dubstep piece befitting a man known as the "Turbulent Wind". It starts out almost sounding like ARIA's theme, ".execute" from Killer Instinct, but about a minute in, a Tokusatsu chorus kicks in and it gets awesome. RAAAAA-SHIIIII-DOOOOOOOOOO!!!
    • Karin's theme is as elegant as you'd expect from her, with a very jazzy and classy sound. It even includes a sample of her Alpha 3 theme, which was one of the most popular tracks on that game's OST, toward the middle.
    • Zangief's theme, a triumphant, military orchestra-style remix of his iconic SF2 theme to let you know that the Red Cyclone is back and ready to protect the Russian skies once again.
    • Laura's theme, an upbeat Berimbau-style tune with electro elements.
    • Dhalsim's theme, a more mystical, rock remix of his SF2 theme, sounding like something you'd hear from The Beatles. It combines elements of his original theme and his often-overlooked theme from Alpha 2.
    • F.A.N.G's theme has a very laid-back, Austin Powers feel to it. It's a jazzy techno track with many Chinese elements abound, but midway through the song, the sound begins to twist and warp, fading in and out at random, emulating the feeling of being poisoned.
    • Alex's theme returns with an updated funky urban rock sound. He's Back!
    • Guile's theme,, now with Eric Clapton/Carlos Santana-esque riffs to rock out even more, and it still goes with everything.
    • Ibuki's theme is a lot more intense this time around, where it was previously very quiet, making battles with her much more exciting.
    • Balrog's theme has also gone up in intensity from IV, and samples his Alpha 3 theme make him sound a lot more foreboding and violent.
    • Urien's theme starts out with a fanfare of sinister-sounding strings and drums accompanied by a foreboding choir that gives off Final Boss vibes, fitting for a leader of the organization that orchestrated Shadaloo's downfall and will play a villainous role in the future, with a piece of his Third Strike theme "Crazy Chili Dog" in the background. But after about a minute in, an electric guitar kicks in to accompany the orchestra in playing the starting part of "Crazy Chili Dog", celebrating Urien's long-awaited return to the series.
  • The 3rd Beta Phase has brought us a new Online Menu Theme, and it is sure to get players pumped up for another fight coming their way with Guilty Gear style heavy metal. The song also gets used as part of the game's CG trailer.
  • The full character lineup trailer gives us the debut of the game's theme song, "Survivor" by Japanese band Man With A Mission. With its catchy beat, it's almost certainly going to be to SF V what "Indestructible" was to SF IV.
  • The theme music for the story mode A Shadow Falls, all composed by Fukasawa, is surprisingly well done.
    • The Nash vs. Hologram!Bison theme "An Avenger in the Darkness" is the first fight theme of the story and it instantly sets the tone for both Nash's quest and the story at large, carrying a more foreboding air than most of the regular game's music with cinematic chords and choir.
    • The Illuminati arena battle theme "An Awkward Alliance" is appropriately dark yet more cool than dramatic, fitting the initial exhibition for Juri and Urien both in-universe against their new allies and as playable characters.
    • The Karin battle theme "The World Warriors" is a dramatic fight-ready rearrangement of the game's main theme, symbolizing the matured Kanzuki heiress's role as the organizational leader for the heroes.
    • The Ryu vs. Ken first theme "Eternal Rivals" introduces the Shoryuken Bros. to the story nicely, accompanying their sparring match with a fighting beat and choir rendition of the music used for their scenes at the waterfall.
    • The Laura vs. Ken theme "Hot Wind of Brazil" has a techno sound with a Brazilian party vibe yet a more fast-paced, intense air about it than Laura's or the Rio stage's normal themes, matching the intensity of an angered Laura's Brazilian heat.
    • The Cammy vs. Decapre theme "Two Souls" is a light techno/piano arrangement that combines Cammy and Decapre's regular themes in a tragic yet exciting fusion representing the inner and outer turmoil of the two sisters fighting each other.
    • The Rashid vs. F.A.N.G finale theme "The Turbulent Wind" fits its title perfectly with a beat of pounding strings accompanied by choir, serving as an ideal backdrop to what happened when Rashid, faced with the smug confession of the man who murdered his friend The Usher, finally decides to get serious and show exactly why he got that title as his nickname in the first place.
    • The Nash vs. Bison finale theme "The Final Mission" carries with it the hopeful air of a once more clear-headed Nash returning to battle against Bison. Despite knowing he's short on time and outmatched by his arch-enemy's power, Charlie is ready to do what he knows he must to help set up the tyrant's downfall.
    • The Ryu vs. Bison ultimate battle theme "Final Battle" combines a steady pace, cinematic flair, and acoustic strings to deliver a sound worthy of the long-awaited exhibit of power's ultimate destination, pitting the karate-man of quiet strength who through training has finally achieved the Power of Nothingness against the megalomaniacal dictator who plunged the world into chaos to reach the pinnacle of his evil Psycho Power.
    • The credits theme "The Beginning of a Legend" starts out as relaxing and smooth, and shifts to a rocking tune, fitting because it symbolizes the end of Shadaloo and that the ones who suffered can now finally have peace with their lives (as long they don't cross the Illuminati).
    • The Ryu vs. Ken post-credits final battle theme "The Fist That Knows No End" transitions from an end-of-adventure style remix of Ryu's classic theme to a heightened take on his Third Strike theme "Kobu" with added powerful choir and drums. After shaking off the influence of the Satsui no Hado and putting an end to Shadaloo, Ryu and the Street Fighter story in general are finally ready to move forward to the next chapter.

    Street Fighter EX 

    Fan Mixes 

Alternative Title(s): Street Fighter I, Street Fighter II, Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter III, Street Fighter IV, Street Fighter V, Street Fighter EX

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