Awesome Music: Super Smash Bros.

Audi famam illius. (Hear the fame of that one!)
Solus in hostes ruit (Alone he rushed into his enemies)
et patriam servavit. (and saved his country.)
Audi famam illius. (Hear the fame of that one!)
Cucurrit quaeque (He ran,)
tetigit destruens. (destroying everything he touched.)
Audi famam illius. (Hear the fame of that one!)
Audi famam illius. (Hear the fame of that one!)
Spes omnibus, (Hope to everyone,)
mihi quoque. (also to me.)
Terror omnibus, mihi quoque. (Fear to everyone, also to me.)
Ille (That one)
iuxta me. (is near to me.)
Ille iuxta me. (That one is near to me!)
Socii sunt mihi. (They are allies to me,)
qui olim viri fortes rivalesque erant. (Those who were once strong men and rivals.)
Saeve certando pugnandoque (And by contesting and by fighting fiercely)
splendor crescit. (Surely our splendor grows.)

In addition to its own music, the Super Smash Bros.. series has a habit of taking older music tracks and making them awesome, whether they already were or not. The entirety of Brawl's soundtrack alone could count considering it featured the largest number of videogame composers to work together on a single game.

Note: If the music is unchanged from its original game, then put it in its relevant section of Awesome Music, not here.


Original

Super Smash Bros. 64

Melee

Brawl

3DS/Wii U

Franchises

Animal Crossing
  • Go K.K. Rider! is high on many a player's favorites list.
  • The 2:00 AM remix in Brawl is a neat rock/pop remake of what was originally a very low-key, mellow jazzy piece.
  • Even if not very fit for fighting, the double remix of Tom Nook's Store and Town Hall is so catchy enough to make you come back to listening it. And if you don't, you're gonna whistle it on forever.
  • The Roost/Brewster's Roost is a beautiful arrangement of the original: it's like from your favourite romantic movie.
  • Title (Animal Crossing: Wild World) rains gentle chills of nostalgia down to your spine, reminding you of those times of playing Animal Crossing on DS so addictively. Such a cheerful tune. And for more dedicated Animal Crossing players, the composers hid in some recognisable tunes from the series in the tune:
    • Blather's Museum-Theme can be heard (topped with clock sounds).
    • There are throwbacks to 3pm-4pm's and 6am-7am's-tunes (which would play each corresponding to the real-life clock in your DS.)
    • And most of all, the Loan Paid Off-jingle is also included, just for the hard workers who spend their months paying their loan for Nook in order to get a bigger house. (Or days.)
  • From Animal Crossing: New Leaf comes Kapp'n's Song, a catchy ska remix of an already catchy tune.
  • Bubblegum K.K., one of the best new K.K. songs in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, gets a special mention.
  • Outdoors at 7 PM (Sunny) / Main Street is serene, yet still manages to fit in the midst of a heated fight. There's even a snippet of the Item Get theme from the original game.

Donkey Kong Country (more)

Duck Hunt
  • The victory theme for the Duck Hunt universe is an incredibly nice remix of the Game A music from Duck Hunt, and it fits surprisingly well.
  • From the reveal trailer, we get the Duck Hunt Medley.

F-Zero (more)

Find Mii/StreetPass Quest

Fire Emblem (more)

Game & Watch

Kid Icarus (more)

Kirby (more)
  • While Gourmet Race is often the track used for Kirby in Smash, the closest thing to a main theme the series has is Green Greens.
  • Gourmet Race. As a thrasher-metal song. Several commenters mention that Kirby must've swallowed Guitar Hero at some point. note 
    • Fountain of Dreams' music, which is essentially a orchestrated "Gourmet Race" remix. One of the most beautiful pieces of music on the most visually stunning stage in the game. And both of them are from Kirby.
    • The Smashing! Live! version is pretty good too.
  • The reworking of the final battle music in Kirby Super Star.
  • Also: Meta Knight's Revenge.
  • And again, King Dedede's Theme was converted from 8-bit right up to an orchestra piece. Arranged by Yoko Shimomura.
  • More love for Kirby: Butter Building is just so unrelentingly happy.
    • Have you noticed that in that theme they used electronic accordion and bongos to emulate the feel of the NES soundbits from Kirby's Adventure tracks anyway? Try to listen for this for an example. You need to have very good ears for to hear the bongos similar to the remix, though.
    • It's the Title Theme from the first Kirby game! They didn't forget about Kirby's Dream Land after all!
    • Butter Building Ver. 2 is just as lighthearted, and includes snippets of Vegetable Valley and Ice Cream Island.
  • Squeak Squad Theme is a needlessly underrated track.
  • Every hardcore Kirby-fans will easily love Boss Theme Medley, which takes all the best tunes throughout Kirby's history of battles and throws it into awesome medley fest. Particularly the first four (Adventure, Dream Land 2, Super Star and Kirby 64) is sure to give goosebumps of Kirby-gaming nostalgia.
  • "The Legendary Air Ride Machine". Holy crap.
  • The incredibly calm and peaceful All-Star Rest Area from Melee, which is originally from Super Star, which is itself based off Float Islands from Kirby's Dream Land.
  • In the fourth game, there's Green Greens Ver. 2, an upbeat orchestra remix of the traditional Kirby tune.
  • The Great Cave Offensive is an amazing medley of the two level themes from, well, The Great Cave Offensive.
  • In the Wii U version of the fourth game, we are treated to a very interesting remix of King Dedede's theme done in the traditional Japanese musical style.
  • The 1.0.8 patch brings us a retro-inspired mix of Ice Cream Island, with the boss theme and the Kirby victory dance included.

The Legend of Zelda (more)

Mega Man (more)

Metal Gear (more)

Metroid (more)
  • The Main Theme (Brinstar). Melee's version is a huge fan favorite. Brawl's would be too, if not for the voice at the start.
  • Vs Ridley is nothing short of raw, unmitigated badassery in musical form.
  • The remastering of the original Metroid's ending theme. Especially epic because it plays when you beat the final boss in Classic or Boss Battle mode as Samus. Delicious chills shooting straight into your soul, man.
  • Melee's version of Brinstar Depths is just amazing. Especially when the melody hits the second repeat and the drum track kicks in.
  • The Theme of Samus Aran, SPACE WARRIOR. Bonus points for playing the part of Theme Music Power-Up during "The Subspace Emissary" when Samus gets her power suit back.
  • Norfair is a fine bit of electronic music, really suited for the bubbling lava found on the Norfair stage.
  • Escape may at first sound like they just slapped the 8-bit tune into the game. However, stick around and it turns into an epic orchestration that sends chills down your spine.

Mother/Earthbound/Mother 3 (more)
  • The theme for the Melee level of Onett from Earthboundnote . The alternate song, "Pollyanna (I Believe In You)", is also great. There aren't even any vocals in there, but you want to sing along anyway.
  • Melee had the theme for Fourside, which is also notable for being the only track that originates from Earthbound/Mother 2, rather than Mother 1. For some reason, this theme not only didn't return for Brawl, but a handful of Earthbound tunes were considered for Brawl but not put in!
    • At least the second half of Earthbound's Eight Melodies has endured as Ness's victory fanfare - oh, wait, no, he and Lucas share a victory theme taken from Mother 1 in Brawl. Pretty sad when you realize that Meta Knight (and later, other characters like Bowser/Bowser Jr, Rosalina and Dark Pit) has his own unique variation of the Kirby victory theme play when he wins.
  • Humoresque of a Little Dog, AKA the shop theme. A little out-of-place for a heated free-for-all, but awesome nonetheless.
  • Brawl also gives us the haunting-yet-pretty remix of "Snowman" from the original Mother (Earthbound Zero) and "Unfounded Revenge/Smashing Song of Praise" from Mother 3.
  • The Mother 3 Love Theme, like other entries on this list, is a little out-of-place for a brawl, but it's still beautiful.
  • 3DS gives us a quirky, yet incredible remix of the Mother 1 Magicant theme, with the game's Eight Melodies snuck in right at the end.
    • Likewise, Smiles and Tears is a breathtaking remix of Mother 2's ending theme; bonus points for sneaking in part of the first game's Eight Melodies as well.
  • After two games straight of having just Mother 1 music, Onett finally gets a remix of its theme proper in the game, before segueing into a remix of Winters, which sounds like it was taken straight from the Snowman remix above.

Pac-Man (more)
  • PAC-MAN. Words cannot express how much they have outdone themselves with this piece. It is a huge blast from the past with authentic arcade game sounds and will remind many Pac-Man and arcade game fans of the hours spent playing all of their favorite games at the local arcade!
  • Pac-Man's Park / Block Town, a medley from Pac-Man's oft-forgotten foray into isometric gameplay, Pac-Mania.
  • Arranged by Nintendo legend Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka, here's PAC-MAN (Club Remix).

Pikmin

Pokémon (more)

Punch-Out!!
  • Jogging / Countdown. Two of the most iconic songs from the NES game, they go into quite epic proportions here. Sadly, the "Eye Of The Tiger" version from the reveal trailer is nowhere to be found.

Sonic the Hedgehog (more)

Star Fox (more)
  • First off, they have both Main Themes from the SNES and N64 games.
    • Or if your prefer a more orchestral, cinematic even, approach, here's Venom/Star Fox 64 theme.
  • Corneria has always been a fan favourite, though it took until Brawl to get a remix of it.
  • And of course, Star Wolf.
    • The 3DS/Wii U remix is combined with Sector Z!
  • Area 6.
  • And finally, the Space Armada remix.

Street Fighter (more)
  • A retro-inspired remix of Ryu's Theme from Street Fighter II accompanies the wandering World Warrior to his Smash debut.
  • Not being a playable character does not stop Ken Masters from stealing the show!

Super Mario Bros. As well as  (more)

WarioWare (more)

Wii Series
  • The Wii Sports Resort remix sounds like it could be in an arcade racer complete with a funky bassline.
  • Another previously unused song from the fourth game is Wii Shop Channel, which is combined with the Mii Channel theme. Like the Mario Paint medley, it was eventually added to the Miiverse stage.
  • The Wii Fit Plus Medley is a quirky mix of the Obstacle Course, Rhythm Parade, Perfect 10, and Snowball Fight themes from Wii Fit.

Xenoblade (more)
  • The Xenoblade Chronicles Medley is the only song remixed for the Smash Bros. series, and the only original parts about it are the short rock remixes of "Gaur Plains" and "Engage the Enemy" at the start and end, sandwiching original clips from "Mechanical Rhythm" and "You Will Know Our Names". It's still face-meltingly awesome, though.

Yoshi's Island / Yoshi's Story (more)

Misc.

Other

  • The orchestral live album Smashing...Live! is chock full of fantastic arrangements of melodies from Melee. One such piece is the "Smash Bros. Great Medley," especially the Big Blue section.
  • The Nintendo Special Big Band, which has many members who have previously worked on Super Mario 3D World and Mario Kart 8's music, performed a Smash Medley with main themes from all games and it is glorious.
  • The guys at Balanced Brawl chose a really fitting soundtrack to showcase the improved cast with.
  • Project M gets accidental Awesome Music; if you try to play through the Subspace Emissary, it's easy to get lost in the adventure and forget you're playing a mod. And then you get to the Rayquaza battle... Bam. You get Nostalgia Bombed by the Saffron City 64 theme. It really helps you wind up and truly get into a Pokémon battle.note 

Fan-Made
  • Three words: Mario, Wario, Lucario.
  • GuardianSoul's arrangement of the 3DS/Wii U theme is awesome, with or without a choir!
  • Someone combined the 3DS/Wii U theme with Quad City DJs' "C'Mon and Ride it (The Train)". You can almost taste the hype.
    • The Brawl remix isn't half bad either.
  • Harmony of Heroes is a full orchestral album paying tribute to all the fighters who have appeared in Smash, remixing the most famous tunes from their home series, as well as some of the SSB originals. It all culminates in the Title Drop track at the end of the album, which must be heard to be fully appreciated.
  • Yungtown's 'Settle it in Smash' is about as awesome as it sounds.
  • "SMASH!" by Starbomb is a song about how Luigi is opposed to beating up his friends... at first.Profanity warning 
  • Little V collaborated with Artificial Fear in order to create an epic rock cover of the Smash Bros 3DS/WiiU theme, and it is decidedly epic.
  • An awesome Trap remix of the Kirby Dream Land theme (Gourmet Race), complete with some sounds from the original Super Smash Bros.