Awesome Music: Super Mario Bros.
Besides that classic tune that you know you're hearing in your head right now
, the most well-known game franchise in the world
has some pretty damn good tunes under its belt
Super Mario Galaxy
and Super Mario Galaxy 2
have their own page
Spinoff series with their own page:
For spinoffs not starring Mario, see:
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Super Mario Bros. Main Theme (World 1-1)
- The original Super Mario Bros. theme. It may have been a simple MIDI tune, but it will be remembered till the end of time. Nearly every Mario game has had a remix of it somewhere.
- Here's the one from Super Mario Galaxy.
- A medley of the songs from Super Mario Bros appears in the arcade version of pop'n music 14 FEVER!, a completely different game by a completely different company. For obvious reasons, it was excluded from the PS2 version of the game.
- The special zone version from Super Mario World.
- Ever wonder what Mario music would sound like if Motoi Sakuraba composed it? Well...
- The Mario Superstar Baseball commercial has a beautiful rendition played on a stadium organ.
- The a cappella scat version from Super Mario Sunshine. Great enough in its synthesized version from the game, but the concert recording makes it even more awesome.
- Yoko Shimomura's arrangement of it from Super Mario RPG, which was recycled for Mario & Luigi.
- S.S.H. rock remix of it. Amazing.
- Something tells me that those who liked this will also like Mario Minor by Powerglove as well.
- How about Shell Rider, another awesome rock remix of this classic tune? Created by CarboHydroM, and all his works are free to download!
- There's a Billboard chart for Ringtones. This song spent over 200 weeks in it. It sold over seven hundred thousand units in 2006.
- This one from Tetris DS. Just, wow.
- Super Mario 64's title. Our very first "It's-a me! Mario!" Hit those cymbals!
- The version orchestrated by those possessed instruments in Luigis Mansion! Made even more symbolic, when you remember that both Luigi and Mario are brothers.
- And yet another remix appearance in Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games!
- The Super Mario 3D Land remix.
- Mario Party 9 has the aptly-titled Super-Duper Mario Bros.
- Also in Mario Party 9, we have Museum, a soothing calm piano mix; and Freshen Up!, which is an excellent remix of the tune in the vein of Mario Kart.
- The Just Dance 3 version, which mixes the original theme with the All-Stars version with original rhythms.
- The Tekken Tag Tournament 2 version. Yes, you read that right, a Tekken version. First seen in the trailer of the Wii U version; here's the full version found in the game.
- Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix gives us a techno-reggae style remix titled, "Here We Go!"
- Paper Mario: Sticker Star gives us Gooper Blooper's boss theme while poisoned. Gooper Blooper actually claps along to the song.
- From NES Remix 2, the winter version.
Super Mario Bros. (1985)
Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Mario Land
Super Mario World
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Super Mario All-Stars
Super Mario 64
Super Mario Sunshine
New Super Mario Bros. (2006)
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Super Mario 3D Land
New Super Mario Bros. 2
New Super Mario Bros. U
Super Mario 3D World
- The first Bowser theme, and of course Final Bowser.
- Jolly Roger Bay and Dire, Dire Docks, very atmospheric underwater music.
- Bowser's Road, which comes right before the Bowser fights. Made better and better in the Galaxy games as well as the Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games series. Additionally, Super Smash Bros. Melee's menu music is somewhat reminiscent of this theme.
- The awesome secret slide music (also used as the primary music for Tick Tock Clock and Rainbow Ride).
- The theme played during the end credits. It really makes you feel like you've accomplished something.
- This amazing version of the "Underground" music. Funktacular.
- Metal Mario. It's the Starman theme from the original Super Mario Bros., turned Up to Eleven.
- The main theme as used in the first stage, Bob-Omb Battlefield (as well as Whomp's Fortress, Tall Tall Mountain, and Tiny-Huge Island) is pure awesomeness.
- The hub music, so good Nintendo has remixed it for many subsequent Mario games.
- Go back, and listen to the File Select theme a few times. Let the memories soak back in.
- Cool Cool Mountain and Snowman's Land.
- Piranha Plant's Lullaby is quite lovely, particularly the piano version.
- Lethal Lava Land/Shifting Sand Land. Probably one of the most psychedelic pieces of BGM music to ever come out of a video game, and nothing short of awesome. You can almost feel the oppressive, energy-sapping heat of the Trope Namers for volcanic levels and desert levels just by listening to this track.
- To give you an overall idea, most of the tracks in the game were recorded live, with real instruments, much as Super Mario Galaxy's soundtrack was orchestrated. This should already clue you in on how great they are.
- The main theme/trailer theme is pretty catchy.
- The Staff Roll theme, a jazz rendition of the main theme which is nothing short of pure, unfiltered awesome.
- Both Athletic themes sound great.
- Sprawling Savannah is really catchy, especially with the pan flute.
- The Ghost House theme, an eerily beautiful track made even better by the violin.
- The Beach theme, a track heavily reminiscent of "Make Eggs, Throw Eggs" from Yoshis Island. It sounds perfectly tropical, to the point you'd almost imagine yourself chilling on a beach.
- Hands-on Hall, which plays on the Wutai levels, and mixes traditional Japanese and Chinese styles of music.
- This incredibly catchy song, which plays on the beat blocks levels.
- Mount Must Dash, a remix of the Mario Circuit theme from Super Mario Kart.
- This, which plays during some of the lava and castle levels (4-Castle, 5-3, 5-Castle, 7-1, 7-4, and 7-7, among others). You wouldn't usually associate a pan flute and strings with lava levels, but this theme pulls it off splendidly. It also sounds a bit like Crash Bandicoot.
- There is also the jungle level theme, which has a great beat and atmospheric feel...and also sounds a bit like Crash Bandicoot.
- The first battles with Bowser are accompanied by this awesome track, made from pure rock music goodness.
- These three tracks are awesome remixes of already awesome tracks from Super Mario 3D Land.
- This track which plays on the tank levels is an epic, military-sounding song, and a worthy successor to Super Mario Bros. 3's Airship theme.
- The World Map theme for World Bowser is an amazingly catchy jazzy beat that matches the Egopolis Big Amusement Park of Doom theme for the world.
- Hisstrocrat's boss theme, featuring a fantastic Benny Goodman-esque breakdown on sax, bass, piano and drums.
- Puffprod Peaks, a beautiful, relaxing remix of Cosmic Cove from Super Mario Galaxy 2.
- Battle on the Great Tower, Phases One and Two. An epic pair of boss themes to accompany an epic final boss.
- Motley Bossblob's boss theme sounds like your typical bouncy and catchy Mario-series boss battle theme at first... but then it breaks out the electric guitar. Then it becomes pure awesome.
- Champion Road. Thought the Gusty Garden theme couldn't get any better? Oh, you'd be wrong.
Sports (Golf, Tennis, Soccer, etc.)
- Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix's soundtrack is comprised of nothing BUT awesome remixes of classic Mario songs. Great examples include Underground Mozart, Destruction Dance, Blooper Bop, Boo Boogie, Bowser's Castle, and Jump! Jump! Jump!
- The Mario & Zelda Big Band Live concert is a live concert of Mario and Zelda music arranged and covered by a big band. Predictably enough, each and every one of the Mario tracks is in itself a crater-sized vat of raw, pure, concentrated, high-density, undiluted AWESOME.
- Dr. Mario! Both main gameplay themes, Fever and Chill are well-known to fans of the series, and even the mode select song.
- The ''Mario Paint theme.
- For your listening pleasure, a song from a game not made by Nintendo, in which Mario does not appear, remixed for a game by another company that isn't Nintendo. It still belongs here. Starring Wario!, DDR Mario Mix's take on the first stage theme from Wario World.
- Even Mario is Missing!! (SNES version, at least) gets a piece of awesome audio. Just listen to the catchy Super Mario World theme mix that is the Moscow/Cairo music.
- The PC version also has some good tunes to listen to! Primarly, the song that's played in Madrid, Spain. (Which, by the way, isn't in either the NES or the SNES versions.)
- Well, sort of. The PC version is basically an extended mix of the SNES Mexico theme, which is excellent in its own right.
- While we're on the subject of SNES Mario Is Missing music, the Beijing/Tokyo and the Athens/Nairobi themes are also pleasant to listen to.
- Mario vs. Donkey Kong has a few outstanding pieces. In particular, there's the title theme that blends the main Mario and Donkey Kong themes together, the third Spooky House theme, the Mini Mario Level theme (and its remix) that would become the theme of the series, and the awesome TRUE final battle with DK.
- The Super Mario 64 Can-Can and Red Zone Remix. You can find the latter on the page it links to.
- Wario's Woods had some pretty catchy tunes:
- Mario Pinball Land has some pretty nice music, like the Puffer Cheep Boss theme, Bowser's Themes and the theme for King Tut which seems to be a remix of the Culex theme from Super Mario RPG.
- Game & Watch Gallery 4 had some catchy music. Some highlights:
- Donkey Kong '94 has Showdown At The Tower, the "final" boss theme.