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''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'''s SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic. You surprised that there's a lot of it here? [[TropeOverdosed We aren't]]. [[http://www.zreomusic.com Neither are these guys.]]

The franchise has spawned some of the most iconic and beloved musical compositions in the entire video game medium. Creator/KojiKondo is the man responsible for the music in this series, and he personally composed most of the best known themes, especially those created in the first entries. However, other composers like Toru Minegishi, Hajime Wakai, Kenta Nagata, Asuka Ota, or Creator/MahitoYokota, among others, have worked on the series as well, delivering some truly memorable tunes.

Here you have some of them.


!In-game tracks

!!Recurring themes
[[folder:The Legend of Zelda Main Theme]]
The Main Theme of the series, which is usually used as the Overworld music in most games, and eventually also became [[BootstrappedLeitmotif Link's own theme]] as well. Even in games where it's not prominently featured, the [[RecurringRiff main riff of the melody]] usually appears in some fashion. And even if it doesn't, the Overworld theme will always follow a similar style.

One of the most iconic melodies in video game history, with tons of different versions and renditions to boot.

* The main theme goes all the way back to the first game in the series, where it has two memorable appearances.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYNEJ70egK0 It's the first song you hear in the Title Screen.]]
** And then we have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBOahHikE74 the melody that started it all]][[note]]Truth is, Kondo composed this version first. See the [[Trivia/TheLegendOfZeldaI trivia page]] for details[[/note]].
* After being absent in ''The Adventure of Link'', the Main Theme came back with ''A Link to the Past'', which established its state as the musical icon of the series.
** The 16-bit era was heralded in with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkH2zETKqws this]] new arrangement of the classic Overworld theme. This is one the most popular renditions.
** It appears yet again in the [[https://youtu.be/LJh3D_zX0To?t=112 Staff Credits]], in a slower, more solemn and reflective version.
* ''Link's Awakening'' used it once again, proving it also kicks ass in handheld form.
** The game starts off with a glorious rendition in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgtyT0NEP_g title screen]].
** The main riff is also used as the basis for the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3msymKcgAs game save file selection screen]].
** And if you name Link as "[=ZELDA=]" (all caps), you have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJNHPc7uOj0 this awesome version]] [[EasterEgg as a small surprise]].
** It also has a prominent appearance in the [[https://youtu.be/9FYkL2D3d7M Overworld Theme]], albeit with some minor modifications at the end of the loop.
* The main theme was conspicuous by its absence from ''Ocarina of Time'', [[https://youtu.be/zO8Y7hdD6Qk?t=80 apart from a riff]] [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong that's suspiciously similar to the original theme]]. Fastforward to 2011, and Creator/MahitoYokota decided to make up for it by giving it a stellar appearance in the remake for 3DS [[https://youtu.be/tRapMAQOBh0?t=88 in the extended Staff Credits theme]], this time performed by an orchestra[[note]]On top of that, it appears at the point in the melody where the aforementioned similar riff appears in most recordings of the "Hyrule Field Theme", including the official soundtrack release. Coincidence?[[/note]].
* After its absence in ''Ocarina of Time'', Nintendo decided to bring it back in ''Majora's Mask''.
** For its first appearance, [[TrollingCreator Kondo and Minegishi look like they wanted to tease the fans a bit]]. At first the overworld, "Termina Field", seems to re-use Hyrule Field's theme from the previous game... [[BaitAndSwitch before the snare drums kick in for]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X37C456Nsvk a brilliant, march-like rendition of the main theme.]] It sounds even better when [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFx83vzKmxY orchestrated]].
** The main riff is also used to congratulate the player [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmSJGd_K_xM after finishing a dungeon]].
** The "[[https://youtu.be/joMEQmwV8Q8?t=178 Staff Credits]]" theme features a variation of the main riff at one point, a practice that would become common place in later instalments.
* The ''Oracle'' games [[RecycledSoundtrack reused the renditions]] from ''Link's Awakening'', but also created new versions of their own.
** The "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhXiSBIL4Jc Past Overworld]]" theme from ''Oracle of Ages''.
** It's also used at the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTyV_LbuzW0 Game Over]] screen.
** The "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb97iFaFSHc Epilogue]]" theme, which does some minor variations on the "Overworld" theme.
** And last, but not least, it's used as the basis for the "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOvyyiv8fHk Staff Credtis]]" theme.
* In ''The Wind Waker'', Nintendo decided to give it an additional function: being [[BootstrappedLeitmotif Link's musical leitmotif]].
** The first sample was "[[https://youtu.be/2TOZwZIgPtI?t=52 The Legendary Hero]]", right at the beginning of the game, and starting a new era for this theme.
** The main riff is also used in a mysterious tone in "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnBLDu2HvUM To Hyrule]]".
** Also an appearance at the end of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQOxv1iNy58&t=197 Ganondorf on Forsaken Fortress]]" (with some variations to fit the scene it sounds in).
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m98T2BtN9o Hero of the Winds]]" makes a weird, yet interesting variation. It basically makes small variations of the beginning of the main theme, but without using the main riff. Sounds subdued, but epic!
** The main riff, used once again as Link's leitmotif, makes a brief, yet significant appearance at the very beginning of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL4xnPhyuxM Ganondorf Battle First Half]]".
** During the FinalBattle, the main riff also has a subdued, but significant appearance [[https://youtu.be/MfbM3GTkTBo?list=PL1813795CB2B5C83E during the third movement]]. What's interesting is that it's mixed up with Ganondorf's theme, reflecting the duel between him and Link.
** The ''glorious'' "Staff Roll" theme also features it as Link's leitmotif (albeit with some variations) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8nCEDyGHKk&t=120 during its second movement]]. The main riff appears once again towards [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8nCEDyGHKk&t=288 the end]], right before transitioning to "Zelda's Theme" to wrap the medley up.
* It even appeared in the original ''Four Swords'' game for UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance.
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adXfcW6kIQI Title Screen]], which is basically an update of the version from ''Link's Awakening''. And sounds glorious!
** Also used as the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJqqZz6ZQo0 Staff Credits]] theme.
* ''The Minish Cap'' brought it back once again:
** Its "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGzCpn0_TAI Overworld]] theme.
** Small snippets of it can also be heard thoughout the "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1uxmcMCJu0 Staff Credits]]" theme.
* ''Four Swords Adventures'' momentarily brought the Main Theme back to the flavour from the 16-bit era.
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpITcJmhr4Q Title Screen]] theme, being a rather subdued, but effective rendition.
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GLEHeeNfB4 Overworld]] theme, which at first seems to be recycled from ''A Link to the Past''... [[BaitAndSwitch until you reach the end of the loop and you see some additions to make it different]].
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nzx8poVtklk Invincibility]]", offering a rather amusing variation.
** Again, the "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DWnaNULJo Staff Credits]]" theme feature snippets here and there for great effect.
** [[NoExportForYou Western audiences didn't get to see it]], but the Japanese version exclusive ''Tetra's Trackers'' mode also featured the main riff [[https://youtu.be/61yTimwNPPs?t=49 on its opening scene]].
* Then there's ''Twilight Princess''. Albeit it's not particularly prominent, the Main Theme also makes some small, but stand out appearances here and there:
** If you played the Wii version, the main riff would be the first thing in the game you hear [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fmmMqjCaxY via the game's channel]].
** Then you have the Overworld theme, where the main riff has a brief, yet glorious appearance [[https://youtu.be/J0hX34Hu92U?t=67 at the end of the main loop]].
** Also appears at the moment [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKO2d_lRxoI when Link is revealed to be new incarnation of the Spirit of the Hero]] (another example of the melody being used as Link's own leitmotif).
** One of the subtlest ones: the main riff also appears at the beginning of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW5pXdHA0IA the victory fanfare after the battle at Eldin Bridge]].
** And finally, the theme appears fully-fledged in the [[https://youtu.be/q430UUQs17s?t=107 Staff Credits]]. Like in ''The Wind Waker'', the main riff also appears [[https://youtu.be/q430UUQs17s?t=668 towards the end]], albeit this time, rather than transitioning to "Zelda's Theme", both leitmotifs are kind of mixed together.
* ''Phantom Hourglass'' is one of the games that uses the Main Theme the least, but still it has two stellar appearances:
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxxVbggcu0I At the beginning of the game]], during the recap of the events from ''The Wind Waker''. A snippet is also heard [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enNs2nghvrA&t=6m35s when Link tries to board the Ghost ship to save Tetra.]]
** Also in the multiplayer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpITcJmhr4Q Battle Mode]], which also features some snippets from the "Hyrule Field Theme" from ''Ocarina of Time'', for good measure.
* ''Spirit Tracks'', unlike its predecessor, used the Main Theme much more prominently:
** The Title Screen opens up with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cov0YhIRbis a small variation of the main riff]].
** When Link gets his iconic green clothes, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY10PXihP6w you know his leitmotif is bound to appear!]]
** And yet once again in "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZpiLwhh7Ro Zelda Ready to Fight]]". An uncommon place to use this theme, but still works magnificently!
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-jQAu424rk Before the Final Battle]]" features some snippets mixed up with the Overworld theme, setting up the mood for the final confrontation just perfectly.
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqQlIYwalII Link catches Zelda]]", which shows this theme can also work for comedy.
** As per usual in the series at this point, the main riff also appears a couple of times during the "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfObTX0VjMk Staff Credits]]" theme.
** The same for the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm9yBzCU_Po post-credits final scene]], mixed up with the main riff of the Overworld theme. A perfect musical wrap up for the game.
* ''Skyward Sword'' was not only the first game in the series that featured this theme with an orchestra[[note]]other than the extended Staff Credits for the 3DS remake of ''Ocarina of Time''[[/note]], but also gave it some quite interesting uses:
** The most interesting use comes with the [[spoiler:"Song of the Hero"]]. If that doesn't get your blood pumping, [[spoiler:you spend the second act of the game busting your ass to collect pieces of the final song, and each time you do, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO8IaTtk12I the Dragon belts some unrecognizable lyric]]. Then, as you learn the fourth part and celebrate... WHOOSH. Your harp is gone, and instead of simply congratulating yourself for a job well done, you are surrounded by the Dragons as they put it together for you, revealing it to be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxOMCH6rapU one of the most glorious, iconic themes in video game history]]. DAMN.]]
** And the theme also appears in its original form in the "[[https://youtu.be/FSZBcPRQpO8?t=159 Staff Credits]] theme.
* ''A Link Between Worlds'', being a direct sequel AND a spiritual sequel to ''A Link to the Past'', uses it to a similar, yet magnificently updated manner:
** For starters, the "Overworld" theme, which gets, not one, but [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jux1PCGJb1Y two]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhVpr7ZBHa8 renditions]].
** The intro sequence also shows some variations of the main riff in "[[https://youtu.be/jCW2uJ1tOEA?t=75 A Kingdom's Legend]].
** Another variation at the beginning of the game with "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LevdcF9Aqkg Hyrule at Peace]].
** The main riff once again appears in a subdued manner in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arAL9xMQc18 Mini Game theme]].
** In the Milk Bar you get the chance to hear renditions of multiple themes throughout the series performed with a flute and a guitar. Of course, the "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9kpICWcmt0 Main Theme]]" is the first one you can hear.
** As per usual, the theme also appears a couple of times during the last minute of the "[[https://youtu.be/r0cQ2WcHddo?t=175 Staff Credits]]" theme.
* ''Breath of the Wild'' broke a lot of conventions in the series, but the use of the Main Theme wasn't one of them. Although the composers were still pretty selective, they knew exactly when and how to use it at just the right moments for the maximum effect.
** Before the game was even released, Nintendo gave a taste of the Main Theme [[https://youtu.be/zw47_q9wbBE?t=171 while wrapping up the Nintendo Switch 2017 presentation trailer]]. Some people reported to have wept while watching the trailer, and there's little doubt that the music was one of the biggest factors.
** Now in the game itself, if you ride a horse during the night, [[https://youtu.be/f2LgPr9xtAo?t=43 the Main Theme beautifully appears]] like an echo from a distant past. Certainly fitting, on several levels.
** It appears once again in "[[https://youtu.be/EMfK82oSLkI?t=142 10,000 Year Legend]]", the melody that accompanies the legend of the Calamity Ganon. The leitmotif appears when the story tells the part of Link and Zelda appearing to fulfill the reincarnation cycle and seal Ganon away.
** In the memory where Link [[spoiler:save Zelda from the Yiga clan]], the game accentuates Link's heroism [[https://youtu.be/qkNgAi5NH-w?t=18 with his theme]].
** The final memory uses [[https://youtu.be/a2EhkJICw44?t=92 Link's leitmotif once again]], coming right after Zelda's [[spoiler:during the moment in which Zelda cries holding Link's near-dead body]]. A beautiful yet heartbreaking way of showing their bond in music form.
** Once you collect all of Link's memories, the game [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QijAvK_k4U8 rewards you with his theme once again]]. Just the perfect way to symbolize that Link is whole again and ready to face his destiny.
** If you complete all of Kass' side missions and you go to talk to him again at Rito Village, he'll delight you with the complete version of the song that his old master taught him, which was meant for the legendary hero's ears only. Of course, [[https://youtu.be/ijARNcrTZQA?t=35 the song fittingly includes Link's leitmotif]] in the final movement.
** The theme makes a glorious appearance in "[[https://youtu.be/MgK_OfW7nl4?t=83 Hyrule Castle (Exterior)]]". Just like the rest of the piece, it so epic that you can't help but to the get chills. The FinalBattle is around the corner, and hearing the main theme popping up sure as hell puts you in the right mood. A neat touch this theme has is that Link's leitmotif appears at the exact same point of the score in which "Zelda's Theme" appears in the "Interior" version of this theme.
** It's blink-and-you'll-miss-it, but Link's leitmotif briefly follows up Zelda's in "[[https://youtu.be/e2vVWxTBCbQ?t=31 Ganon Vanquished]]. Again, a fine touch to emphasize their mutual connection.
** The Main Theme opens up [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRWCeG58Gw8 the Staff Credits]], and then [[https://youtu.be/FRWCeG58Gw8?t=571 once again]] to wrap it up.
** If you get the true ending, the composers delight you [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx45D7T6HZU with a beautiful variation of the Main Theme]] that spans the whole cinematic and gives this celebrated game one hell of a musical send off. Prepare to get chills!
* The ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' spinoff has its own set of examples:
** First, there's the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vQlKMWg4_M epic orchestral version]].
** Then there's the classic remix, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umyU-vGFTqM with an additional 8-bit twist]] as a homage to the series' origins.
** Lastly, being a ''Warriors'' game, of course there's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EtsRwoofEc a metal version.]]
* The Main Theme has also had stellar appearances in games outside of the Zelda franchise:
** How about the nice ''Tetris DS'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsSO9KTM2wg remix]]?
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCrI0gtFV8w version of the main theme]] from the [=GameCube=] version of ''[=SoulCalibur=] 2'' is the best version evereverever.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-cxxyX7Q0E Super!]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3tN8JKZxU8 Smash!]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-mNw11ZXbY Brothhheeeerrrrs!]] ...versions. Even the synthesized one from the first game is awesome!
** ''VideoGame/DonkeyKonga'' has this really nice [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oku0yZ84RuI jazz version]].
** When ''SonicLostWorld'' got its Zelda DLC, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfgs9IWeCUo guess which theme the hedgehog starts out with?]]

[[folder:Zelda's Theme]]
The main heroine also has one of the most beautiful, iconic themes in the franchise associated to her. Just like Link, her theme was [[BootstrappedLeitmotif bootstrapped to her]] after its first appearance in ''A Link to the Past''. Now it's one of the most beloved melodies by the fandom, and it's just as prominent in the series as the Main Theme itself. In some games it's even MORE prominent.

One small clarification, although the official title is "Zelda's Theme", it's better known among fans as "Zelda's Lullaby". So don't be surprised if you see that title in some of these linked videos.

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFi5Y2_OMPc Zelda's iconic theme]] debuted in ''A Link to the Past''. Although in this game it was associated to the Seven Maidens in general, the first time you hear it is when you first meet Zelda at the beginning. That was one of the most memorable moments in the entire game, and the music fits just perfectly, hence why people associated with her above the others.
* ''Ocarina of Time'' was the game where this theme truly found its footing:
** The first appearance was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKLAUNc58iA when you first meet her]]. Yet again, one of the most memorable moments in the entire game, an another reason why this melody is so beloved. It was also later on [[RecycledSoundtrack reused for]] ''Majora's Mask'' during her brief cameo.
** Remember when we said this theme is better known among fans as "Zelda's Lullaby"? Well, you can thank [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEKYmeYohbw this little ocarina tune]] for that. By far, the most remembered song you could play with the ocarina. And considering you read that title every time you played it (which was, by far, the most often out of all the ocarina songs), no wonder it stuck with players more than the official title from the original theme.
** Her theme makes one more comeback in its original form when [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq61raXkB_0 you meet her again]] as an adult.
** And finally, the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jjC3E3OIIU ending]] and the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPjLgDF1hUg Staff Credits]], where her theme completely steals the show and wraps up one of the most acclaimed games of all time. Anyone left wondering why fans love this theme so much?
** All the more reason why Creator/MahitoYokota used it for opening up the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRapMAQOBh0 orchestrated theme for the extended credits]] in the [=3DS=] remake.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn50x1wKsRI Zelda's Theme]] from the Linked Adventure of ''Oracle of Ages/Seasons'' is... a completely different melody. But still, it's a beautiful piece for the Princess of Hyrule, given when the hero meets her for the first time, and when you rescue her in the true ending.
* ''The Wind Waker'' came back to the original melody, and although it wasn't nearly as prominent as in ''Ocarina of Time'', it still left its mark:
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMXqP93YDLw new rendition]], which appeared right at TheReveal, cementing the moment in every player's psyche even further.
** Zelda's also has a stellar appearance in the magnificent "[[https://youtu.be/N8nCEDyGHKk?t=180 Staff Credits]]" theme, of which it forms the third movement. And also, it's the riff that [[https://youtu.be/N8nCEDyGHKk?t=294 wraps up]] the melody, putting a perfect final bow to one of the best themes in the entire series. Like the appearance of Link's leitmotif, this would also become another common practice in the Staff Credits music for later installments.
* Even in the often ignored ''Four Swords'' for [=GBA=] this theme [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0AUQ_1-So4 has its chance to shine]].
* Ditto for ''The Minish Cap'', which used it more prominently than any other handheld game up to that point.
** The game starts off strong with Zelda's leitmotif, albeit this time [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=008VRy1v_yY by using the composition from the beginning of the "Staff Credits" theme]] from ''Ocarina of Time''. Which only makes it even more beautiful!
** It also gave a kind of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOwxr4KA-wU somber rendition]] which fitted the mood for its scenes perfectly.
** And yet another one, this one [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EQvQTkLkjI in a kind of sad note]], to wrap the sweat-sour ending.
** As for its appearance in the "[[https://youtu.be/M1uxmcMCJu0?t=105 Staff Credits]]", this time it appears around half way through, with a build up that will throw shivers through your spine.
* ''Four Swords Adventures'' gave also a couple of neat 16-bit like renditions.
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLKtOOpmD3k straight leitmotif]], like the Overworld theme, also seems to be [[RecycledSoundtrack recycled]] from ''A Link to the Past''... until you reach the second half of the loop and [[BaitAndSwitch realize it has a couple of more instruments]] to differentiate it a bit.
** It appears once again in [[https://youtu.be/SbM7cVn8em0?t=61 the ending]], giving an emotional final note to the players' journey.
** And finally, in the "[[https://youtu.be/K6DWnaNULJo?t=322 Staff Credits]]", it joins forces with the Main Theme for wrapping up the game once more.
* "Twilight Princess", which uses it more prominently in a leitmotif fashion than previous installments, also managed to keep it fresh thanks to some really smart and surprising music design choices.
** Starting off with the gloriously orchestrated [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGQFugRDtXE movie demo music]] that appeared after the title screen if you didn't actually start the game. It's a testament to this theme's awesomeness that it got an official orchestrated version inside an actual game ''before the Main Theme itself''!
** Of course, when you first meet the actual princess, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTQBoxy5Eec her leitmotif makes a return]]. This time it has a slightly somber tone compared to previous renditions, but that makes it all the more fitting in this story.
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bScpbRDeAPs Sacrifice]]", where it's mixed up perfectly with "Midna's Theme" to twist the knife in [[TearJerker one of the most tearful moments in the game]].
** What else can this theme do to stay awesome? Well, how about [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqTf-cR5eeY being howled]] by Wolf Link?
** Near the end of the game, this theme pulls the rug from under us with "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs_eaPO6lZw Puppet Zelda]]", the most twisted version of the theme ever. And for good reason giving the scene where it sound.
** Which is followed by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4UP_e84KE8 this little snippet]] that surely makes the player breathe with relief when it appears.
** Shortly afterwards, we get this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYPJviZrTS8 sweet rendition]].
** Right before the FinalBattle, Zelda's theme gives us a morale boost [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROjzjsMljeA with a bombastic rendition]].
** And finally, Zelda's and Link's leitmotifs get mixed together to wrap up the [[https://youtu.be/q430UUQs17s?t=680 Staff Credits]] music once again.
* In ''Phantom Houglass'' it also got a couple of stand out moments:
** Starting off with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-teegEn4HjA the beginning of the game]], during the recap of the events from ''The Wind Waker''.
** Also [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFIr4K-1oJo a new rendition of the original score]] makes a brief, yet memorable comeback.
* In ''Spirit Tracks'', since Zelda is PromotedToPlayable, her leitmotif is specially prominent:
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aePE5JVqU9w main rendition]] of course shines the second it starts playing.
** And then there's... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDpDq6M3vGI this]]... which is exactly what you'd expect from a sequence that involves [[ItsBeenDone sneaking around the castle courtyard]] [[StealthBasedMission and avoiding guards.]] It would have been right at home in ''Ocarina of Time'', too.
** During one specific scene, we get this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJLXF48ENxw soothing]] version (more so than usual, at least).
** There's also this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1pGBKmkFHc adorably awkward]] version, which shows its comedic potential.
** And speaking of comedic potential, we can't forget [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtukVy7ejUI this rendition]], which sounds in a scene that starts off adorable... [[FunnyMoments and ends up being hilarious]]!
** Right before the final showdown, Zelda's and Byrne's respective leitmotifs get mixed up in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5KTO4xSqHo vaguely epic]] (if a touch repetitive) version.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAVn71rNImI Zelda's Theme]] makes a comeback in ''Skyward Sword'', with a full orchestra backing it up, which surely will bring tears to any Zelda's fan's eyes. Surprisingly enough, though, this is the only rendition of Zelda's leitmotif in the entire game, which was ''extremely'' rare in the franchise at this point. [[spoiler:Unless you count "Ballad of the Goddess" (AKA "Zelda's Theme" backwards) and its multiple iterations, of course]].
* ''A Link Between Worlds'' went back to use this theme prominently:
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzJ7AJmnxQk traditional version]] gets another lovely rendition.
** In the Milk Bar we can get another [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGtUeyS9MMA beautiful version]] with flute and guitar.
** Then we have "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNVelg0p9Sw Zelda's Portrait]]", which gives us the most ominous rendition of the them yet. That organ surely is spooky!
** The theme makes a gloriously epic comeback in the [[https://youtu.be/_e-naJHw-Y4?t=25 Final Battle]].

[[folder:Ganon's Theme]]
The main antagonist also had to have his own theme. Just like Zelda, it got it in ''A Link to the Past'', albeit he's the only one of the main three that didn't got it via bootstrapping. A really haunting piece of music that sends chills to anyone's spine, worthy of a nemesis that threatens Hyrule throughout millennia.

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnqQQlmtMEk Ganon's theme]] debuts alongside Zelda's theme in ''A Link to the Past'', and it also goes on to become his theme.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9AubTpG8Gs Ganon's Castle]] in ''[=OoT=]''. Foreboding architecture? Check. Ominous pipe organs? Check. One hell of a confrontation at the top? You betcha.
* The ''Twilight Princess'' version of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g7GkUbjG7U Hyrule Castle]]. Starts creepy, but as you progress, more and more elements of Ganon's theme are woven in. Then, when Link and Midna finally reach Ganon, he rises from his throne as an awesomely arranged version of the original ''Legend of Zelda''[='=]s Ganon intro plays.
* In ''A Link Between Worlds'', Lorule Castle's theme winds up adding in Ganon's theme... in a TriumphantReprise. Let that sink in for a moment.


[[folder: The Legend of Zelda (1986)]]
* While everyone remembers the overworld theme, the ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDp0Mu1E1Bw underworld]]'' theme often gets neglected.
* The Nintendo-published {{Pictobits}} includes [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0DGHI3DIsQ a badass remix of Death Mountain]] (the final dungeon from the original game) by Japanese Chiptune band YMCK. After the original song plays for a bit, it speeds up and morphs into what can only be described as 8-bit metal, complete with a makeshift guitar solo.

[[folder:Zelda II: The Adventure of Link]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2g83Z_XSrk The prologue]]. Deride the game all you want, this is still a beautiful tune.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a7Sh82Mzdc The Palace Theme]]. If beeps and boops aren't your thing, here's the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBgFH27e4Dk Smash Bros. Melee Remix]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec73s07UQqE The Great Palace Theme]], and again, a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfWJJiDOQGM Smash Bros. remix of it]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyMluaZDRik The Overworld Theme]]. As tough as the game is, this is a pretty nice rework of the original overworld theme.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTygkbFy2uA The Cave/Random Battle Theme]]. Warning: Severe EarWorm.

[[folder:A Link to the Past]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OLiPELU1hI This]] little ditty plays at the title as the Triforce comes together. ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYVygShDvcs#t=1m38s Ocarina of Time]]'' uses it in a more subtle choral form for the moment when the Triforce was created AND the moment when the Sages help Link enter Ganon's Castle. ''Wind Waker'' uses it when a certain princess key to the Triforce is revealed.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcT66-1ov1U opening demo]] is the song that DEFINES [=LttP=]. The melancholy feel of it foreshadows the mood of the game ''perfectly.''
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBuBd_7jbYA File Select theme]] became a recurring track for file select screens, its haunting, almost sombre beauty reeling the player into the game before it even begins properly.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uR7doemZD0 Hyrule Castle]], which eventually became one of ''Zelda'''s {{recurring riff}}s. From the opening cymbal crash, to the swooping string figure backed by percussive trumpets and drums, to a climax that brings the strings and brass together before the energy ebbs and the melody moves to the lower strings, every note practically screams, "Hurry, Link! Only you can save Zelda now!"
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9lu1V5Wc-0 Light World dungeon music]] starts with a haunting figure in lower strings before giving way to an insistent rhythm in the upper strings, just perfect for trekking into an unfamiliar dungeon. The track got [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2knd7bq6aI an awesome violin and piano remix]] for the ''Zelda''-centered DLC in ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld''.
* The ethereal, string-led [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx6L5b-ACVk Lost Woods]] theme is perfect for the mysterious, fog-enclosed forest, and may make you wish you didn't have to draw the Master Sword, because after that point, this song is gone forever.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBjcIYRc5zQ You got the Master Sword!]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMCFuI7wnNg Now go smite evil with it!]] Appropriately, on its most essential level, this is a remix of the "You Got (Insert Important Item Name Here)" tune.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5YmTfIEhag Boss Clear Fanfare]]. Nothing says complete victory like this song, especially when you kill the final boss to get the Master Sword or free Zelda to break into Ganon's tower.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgQaK7TGjX4 The Dark World theme]] is one of the game's most instantly familiar themes, its catchy melody and lively yet slightly sinister atmosphere making for the perfect accompaniment for a trek through the grimly transformed Golden Land.
** And the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd-jThRvlYI orchestrated version]] is even better.
** And the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsZrA6mtgmk official 25th year anniversary orchestra remix]]? This theme gets better every time!
** When you first stumble into the Dark World without the Moon Pearl, you get [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzi4LgfNmtA this creepy little track]].
* The ''other'' Dark World theme ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgXYds0gIsQ Hidden Mountain and Forest]]), and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBg4oTYYUhg its Brawl remix]], its almost marchlike atmosphere really conveying how much is now at stake following Agahnim drawing Link into the Dark World.
* The music for the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvPEO98TWaw final boss battle]] with Ganon is relentless and terrifying, everything a final boss battle track should be.
* The three tracks that play over the end of the game convey a perfect sense of achievement and finality.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hqfDCizU6o Triforce Chamber]]. After beating the piss out of Ganon, to hear this song tells you that you have finally arrived where you need to be.
** Expanding on that, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Rvg_52gB3s music played over the ending cutscene]] right before the credits, is just fantastic. Heroic to accompany the king's return to Hyrule, reverent to accompany the priest's revival, light and tripping to accompany the ocarina player's return, and finally triumphant to accompany Link returning the Master Sword to its resting place, it fits every scene in the montage perfectly.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJh3D_zX0To The credits music]] starts out soft as the pieces of the Triforce spin on screen, but as the sun rises in the background, the main Zelda theme slowly, almost imperceptibly at first, begins to take shape, seeing the game out in an atmosphere of majesty and victory.

[[folder:Link's Awakening]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jreMRV4jx7k The Ballad of the Wind Fish,]] and the remix that plays [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H9YBMtCv-A with all eight Instruments.]]
* This game's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBIDMwXqJjo take on the main theme]] is unique, too - and definitely very good. It even got a ''Brawl'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqlkOlcN9ww remix]], which also mixes in a little...
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuctoWRyz-0 Tal Tal Heights]]. Probably the most popular tune from the game.
** There's a pretty awesome piano rendition of Tal Tal Heights [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzd5mptecVQ here]].
** The funny thing is, you ''don't'' actually hear this song in Tal Tal Heights, but in the Tal Tal Mountain Range instead.
* Damn near ''all'' of the dungeon tracks in this game are catchy, and usually very sinister and oppressive:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3LBVyO_4cs Tail Cave]] starts out slowly but turns much more dynamic.
** The BGM for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv85Ai8bwfA Bottle Grotto]] is a spooky tune that fans of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' might find [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6fLaUgLHTY somewhat familiar...]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0zqju5Eevc Key Cavern]] opens with an in-your-face ScareChord and then switches to OminousMusicBoxTune.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DI9weHFUtuk Angler's Tunnel]] is probably the least impressive of all the dungeon tunes, just being a sped-up version of the cave theme (where the first three dungeons were more elaborate variations), but it's a surprising EarWorm...
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7hghjDM7_I Catfish's Maw]] is very unsettling.
** The hypnotic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7cNkNsLQAY Face Shrine]].
** The ominous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFa5bIrsWb0 Eagle's Tower]].
** The last dungeon, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJvNVDn7BgU Turtle Rock]] is a neverending slog of labyrinthe corridors and lava, and the music backs up the feeling of hopelessness and despair.
** From the UpdatedRerelease, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFQmrye0jss Color Dungeon's]] haunting remix of a ''Zelda 1'' theme.
* Combining the awesomeness of the Face Shrine and the Ballad of the Wind Fish, there's the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUf07IdSPFQ Southern Shrine]], a perfect music for [[spoiler:TheReveal that the island is AllJustADream]].
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMLcGmC6ozc final credits]].
* The sheer joy distilled into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIdELJ9UZi0 Manbo's Mambo]]!
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3VXcML6Hf0 Sword Search music.]] An awesome song to start the game. A little disappointing it's only played at the beginning before being overtaken by the overworld theme.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS_zpkoC_38 opening sequence.]] The buildup to the entrance of the main ''Zelda'' theme tune gets the player suitably fired up for another epic adventure with Link.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyLNQsGTby8 Nightmare Battles]], a resounding and somewhat sinister FinalBoss theme, which fits as you are in a fight for your life against [[spoiler: literal nightmares.]]

[[folder:Ocarina of Time]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXTMbOC4TG0 Hyrule Field]] theme. It's not ''the'' overworld theme, but it isn't a bad alternative, and it contains elements of the series's main overworld theme. The theme is made up of various shorter segments, and which one plays at what point depends on whatever Link is doing at the time.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-I_Y9agnUc The Lost Woods]], a.k.a. "Saria's Song". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCh3z314r5M This guy]] has a video teaching you to play it on the violin. And it is AWESOME.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt85HIUpi2U Kakariko Village.]]
* Has there ever been an {{Earworm}} quite like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43IPAGw01IY the Song of Storms]]? It's also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLEtFvjILJY featured remixed in this Brawl medley]].
** The windmill guy couldn't forget the song and neither can anyone else. So much so that it has been in at least four Zelda games.
** Even more awesome in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTQkRNeUpLQ metal form.]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1S1EQjweahc Gerudo Valley theme]], good enough to be featured unaltered in ''Brawl'', and awesome enough to get its own [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THdRs7grqhE epic track]] on the 25th Anniversary Soundtrack that came with ''Skyward Sword''. It gets an even [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vm7HiIFo7A more awesome arrangement]] in ''VideoGame/NintendoLand''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mc7BCZFP9Ww Temple of Time]]. A rare case of Un-Ominous, Relaxing Chanting. Especially [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZMpc8LF51s the part]] that plays when you open the Door of Time! If pure awesomeness could be converted into 21-second music clips...
* Even if it's only about 30 seconds long, there's gotta be some love out there for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Yc7kp_ETGU Sheik's Theme]]. Combined with the dialogue, it just works really well
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmsZyC0UXUU Forest Temple]]. If ever there was a track in a video game that makes you scared of discovering just what's behind the next corner, it is this.
* The original chanting in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJEmMKvZ2Bc Fire Temple]], before it was altered in later editions to respect the sensibilities of Muslims. The revised version isn't bad itself, though it's kind of atmospheric for a temple in which it's possible to burn to death even with a tunic that [[ConvectionSchmonvection negates convection]].
* If you can't imagine asses getting kicked from the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsAPO2UQtYA music]] fighting Volvagia...
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIfZhcdiLQY The Bolero of Fire]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGOa3cKW4-w Spirit Temple]].
* If you can, try to trigger the cutscene where you learn the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10CGIjH12FQ Requiem of Spirit]] just as the sun sets. It fits the music. And on the flipside, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93py7MHab7c Prelude of Light]] is ideal for playing at sunrise.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUW8ManjkuU Koume and Kotake/Twinrova's Theme]].
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XhvG46lUaM Serenade of Water]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-lw14ldWpo Ganondorf's battle music.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c7Sg967Ji4 The final battle against Ganon]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCEYXAy897o The end credits.]] Ten minutes of pure bliss and magnificence.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv37eOPYRdI Goron City]]. It's the perfect Goron theme, and welcome in every game that's featured it since.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tf7gu6hKkc title theme]]. Listen to the very beginning of the flute melody in the title theme. You only need to listen to the first 20 seconds. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMZ3w6mzUlw Sound familiar? Oh, yes it does!]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvODpHnV9o4 The chest opening theme.]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSpNEO9Vbp8 Minuet of Forest]].
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3G5cIq-lKo Nocturne of Shadow]].
* Nintendo released a CD called ''Hyrule Symphony'', which was a series of orchestral versions of the ''Ocarina Of Time'' music. It also includes a medley of all the main themes from the previous titles. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXFaBkIe0fQ Here,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upa-HmNxxaQ just]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfjVgwC3s8E listen]].
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hosMIlSCuU Shadow Temple theme]]. Dark, eerie, and frightening, yes. But that's also what makes it downright awesome. Definitely shows a grittier part of the game. The Shadow levels are large... but it's like the music itself is trying to trap you and sap your willpower.
* The quiet, echoing flutes that play in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=967V4zTqPik Great Deku Tree]] are very soothing.
* And the steel drum-centric [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VviXQyt8G-U Zora's Domain]] theme captures the grace of its inhabitants quite well.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vmhpToCMNg Lon Lon Ranch]].
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQvUuVqhaTY Spiritual Stone Get]] song definitely counts.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdMVHBR5v7Y Boss Clear Fanfare]]. Better combined with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyDloMg58AU#t=2m45s the]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC_4Kn0zXO4#t=1m24s visuals]].
* No list of Awesome Zelda Music is complete without Ocarina of Time's signature song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nIkA0HV9KI The Song of Time]] regardless of how short it is.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyVCFRLJCyE The new orchestrated medley]] played at the remake developer's part of the OOT 3D end credits. Being done by the [[Music/MahitoYokota same guy]] that gave us ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''[='=]s awesome soundtrack, it's not only an incredible way to end an awesome remake, but it gives us a good look at how ''Skyward Sword''[='=]s orchestrated soundtrack will play out.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBH7MBpMqLU This guy]] plays fleshed out versions of the ocarina songs on a real ocarina and puts some accompaniment to it. Anyone who played the game who watches this will feel their heart swell with nostalgic joy, and then the ManlyTears come at the end when he does the song of time.
* Nobody likes that owl (Kaepora Gaebora), but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFz14Bc3v9E his music]] certainly is an EarWorm. Do you understand?
-->''No'' ←\\

[[folder:Majora's Mask]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpU8Mdxequ4 The title theme.]] It starts out as a slower, more calming remix of Clock Town, but becomes more and more ominous as it goes on - by the end it's become [[DefangedHorrors kinda scary]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDX4ZwUeOok The Song of Healing's]] soothing powers are not limited to the video game world.
** As well as the even more soothing yet sinister (when played by itself ''without'' ambient sounds from the watermill that appears alongside it in the actual game) version heard in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hUrDbjOJkg Clock Tower]].
** And who would think a song like that could sound ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz1xquL7HtU sinister]]''?
** It's [[NightmareFuel scary as hell when]] played during the ''WebVideo/BenDrowned'' videos, but the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiCOBlwJ9GY reversed Song of Healing]] deserves a place here.
** There were [[ManlyTears tears]] shed when the cutscenes played after playing the song for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zW4rWRt8iM#t=17s Darmani]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFLKQBOOWe8#t=2m51s Mikau.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Az7avz3Kw The piano version of the reversed Song of Healing]] seems much less creepy and more soothing due to the lack of distortions resulting from normally reversing a song though when the it's reversed back into the Song of Healing it becomes [[UpToEleven even]] [[NightmareFuel scarier]] than the distorted version reversed Song of Healing thus becoming the true ''Song of Unhealing''.
* Ah, Clock Town, the theme of which gradually morphs from cheerful to... disturbing. Its theme is at its most sedate on the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaflMqvxIqA First Day]], but gets a little busier on the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS_42yIISl8 Second Day]]. And then its the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la40d6pm17w Third Day]], when civilization is beginning to break down in stark gibbering terror as the moon gets lower and lower in the sky. Which leads to...
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e056R97svz8 The Last Day]]. An evocative mixture of awe and dread, conveying a sense of unreality in the face of annihilation, and at the same time a serene acceptance of the inevitable. NightmareFuel AND a TearJerker in musical form. It's even better in-game with the clock tower's [[ForDoomTheBellTolls echoing bells]] going off every few seconds.
* Never fear, your ol' pal [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU4ERI0438o Kaepora Gaebora]] is here to trap you in some exposition when you select the wrong response.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43fyBcHdJaE Pirates' Fortress]]. Beginning with sinister strings punctuated by snare drums and timpani and moving on to a solemn trumpet melody over a synthesised clarinet accompanying figure, it is the perfect music to infiltrate a heavily guarded fortress, conveying just the right balance of tension and adventure.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StLqePqmfwQ The Astral Observatory]], which is beautiful and ethereal, but also sad in some ways.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnAavurqe-M Deku Palace music,]] and its [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-kb2cZAlUA orchestrated remix]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI3b8VUVu7I The bar music]].
* Although it's the ''Link's Awakening'' song InNameOnly, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4ColqkSX20 Ballad of the Windfish]]" as it appears in ''Majora's Mask'': Link's four selves playing in perfect harmony, each of which contributes an indispensable part of the whole.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fGLZGvIxTw Romani Ranch]]. It's Lon Lon Ranch without the synthesized vocals.
* There's also the music for the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz_NK5HgR6Q Stone Tower Temple]].
** The best part of the Stone Tower Temple music is that when you [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTZzy1D-wW0 flip the temple upside down,]] the music is inverted too.
** Also in Ikana, there's the music for the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjjwNpYuAkk Ancient Castle of Ikana]].
** And at the end of Ikana Castle, when you learn the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvPimmVbSg4 Elegy of Emptiness...]] When it's sung by the Skeleton King, it sounds so lonely and sorrowful.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-DBEwzUN9M Majora's Mask's boss battle music.]] It fits the race-style battle with Goht ''perfectly''. And, somehow, the deep groans Goron Link makes when he's hit by Goht's lightning also blend with the music.
* And the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDqm6xE3r6o Oath to Order]], ''especially'' when you play it at the end to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7R_PLeawqo summon the Four Giants]]. Then there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IABZyjAzrU the orchestrated version]].
* Surely Majora has a good track to his name? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvhmrybcEYQ Yes, and nice and creepy at that]].
* And at the end, some [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iUP4xs3TsQ awesome credits music]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J04lsQFdpE This one]] as well. And in the [[UpdatedRerelease remake]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQxPlwcs0xw this]] beautiful composition ending with the main theme.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTHsu-LTGQ0 The Keaton Quiz music]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us2QyRzDsLs The Bremen Mask March]] may just be a simple ocarina figure, but it's so catchy that it's easy to see why the baby Cuccos are irresistibly drawn to Link as he plays it.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AzNTt-boS4 final]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEoD6M-kdAs boss]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_yBLZFGR3o tracks]].

[[folder:Oracle of Seasons/Ages]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhGS79bPPCI Dancing Dragon Dungeon]] from ''Oracle of Seasons.'' Just begs for a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvQ_O5_rduo jazzy remix.]]
* Also from ''Oracle of Seasons'', the mildly sad theme of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JJEaVI3JRs Tarm Ruins]].
* And the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNR324xxt1M Sea of No Return]] from ''Ages''. You can only hear it once in ''Seasons'', but it compensates by offering you the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0btEn0pih4A Pirate's Gigue]] anytime you want.
* And the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWLl260GwGQ ending]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he-3NasAEnw#t=01m38s themes]], both are variations on the overworld theme.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYzehmQQapY Skull Dungeon]] from ''Ages''.
* And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncodef0d28s Nayru's Song]], also from ''Ages''. Her career as a singer may be only a cover for her true role as the titular Oracle...but that doesn't stop her from being ''damn good at it''.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yv6wIAazzw theme of Horon Village]] in ''Oracle of Seasons'' should remind you of something...[[spoiler: Zelda's theme.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87dd70UIXH8 Mermaid's Cave]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPP7l23gwBc Sadness]]. Perfectly captures the feeling of sorrow, destruction, and despair that sets over the lands of Holodrum and Labrynna when the Oracles are kidnapped.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxbncCFErkM The Temple of Seasons]] theme. So mystical...
* From ''Ages'', the [[http://youtu.be/DRRPvXjwyI0 Moonlight Grotto]], with a unusually "heavy" opening that almost sounds like a rock guitar riff.
* Who knows where or when the CutSong would have played, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDejMJevRo4 damn if it isn't impressive.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvw0Q_o3cjA Symmetry City's]] theme is cheery and catchy, but the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrLWFPlXu4w melancholy remix]] that plays in the past is far more poignant.
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[[folder: The Wind Waker]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo6X184-lSA The Legendary Hero]] which opens the game while the legend of the Hero of Time is told. Awesome.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4DYlKny4fw Aryll's theme]] is heard within the Outset-island theme (along with the old Kokiri-forest theme), during her kidnapping and in both of her appearances in the Forsaken Fortress. It is also, as one might assume, a key component of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMNrOQiLFyc Aryll's Kidnapping]]. Absolutely [[TearJerker heart wrenching]] when the main theme peters out around 0:54.
* While it isn't the Overworld theme, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN_x1rpGbY8 sailing music]] isn't bad to listen to, which is good, because you'll be hearing a ''lot'' of it. And then it gets [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJhWDTW4a6s cursed]], and a familiar and ominous leitmotif is mixed in with it...
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAM1x45Pbao Dawn]] is no slouch, either. It's always smile-worthy to hear it in the middle of sailing.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvknfWDkFZg Gohdan's Theme]] is one of the more original sounding boss themes in the series, and certainly creates the feeling that a fight against a futuristic, mechanized being is being made.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7fqllhtdHI Dragon Roost Island.]] Also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1ZthAQ_k7w Medli's Awakening]], with this theme played softly with a guitar.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4JIwUlCmrk The battle with Molgera.]] So good, it was reused in ''Brawl'' without changing a single note of the original arrangement.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAmcC_hpT1g Ganon's Tower version]] of Molgera is pretty neat too.
** While we're on the subject, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWKBQ-YewqY Ganon's Tower's Jalhalla battle theme]] had something the original didn't. It's already reminiscent of an OminousMusicBoxTune, but the distortion makes it sound far more appropriate for the ghostly boss it accompanies.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p24RJUF1O4 Tower of the Gods]] and the boss battle [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i-VlsgKrYE Gohdan]].
* Also, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2NibXBCw7M Wind]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX39-JERWPE Earth]] Sage's respective prayers. The game's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLGg6_ynoTs theme song]] incorporates both.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr60jLs5KA4 Laruto's theme]] has some nice melancholy to it, while [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJyGGNfW_jU Fado]] seems to be cheerful even in death. And of course, both sages' themes are rearrangements of "The Legendary Hero". Yeah!!
* Now that's some [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUZCfW9iNGc good music]] for a duel with Ganondorf.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P2HNic7JjI Farewell, Hyrule King]]. A melancholy piano arrangement of the now-classic Hyrule Castle music.
* Before Tetra switched to having [[spoiler: Zelda's characteristic theme]] for a {{leitmotif}}, she and her crew shared this awesome music for a theme, which pretty much sums up everything you need to know about Miss Tetra's bumbling Pirates: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LLlIVVcT30 So fitting.]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Xlsy3cC03o miniboss theme]]. TheWestern sounding tune makes it.
* The musical nods to previous Zelda games' music are Awesome Music in themselves:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uG960gmNiKY Outset Island]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_rxrLRW2rw Forest Haven]] (Kokiri Forest, ''Ocarina of Time'')
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN4I1NO7LLA Windfall Island]] (Kakariko Village, multiple games)
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7te9iZcczc Hyrule Castle]] (same, ''A Link to the Past'')
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcMWbGRKsdw Inside Forest Haven]] (Saria's Song, ''Ocarina of Time'')
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukOfouKMtYg Phantom Ganon battle]] (final boss battle, ''A Link to the Past'' with part of the Ganondorf battle from ''Ocarina of Time'')
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACLkbAiYu8w Hero of the Winds.]] Recognize this? Yes, it's the first games title screen, remixed! How awesome can you get?!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h0sWxaTlSM The dang victory theme]]. It really makes you feel like you accomplished something.
* Grandma's theme. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfnIphz2_xU Depressingly awesome]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqTTDEOst74 The Snake Form]] from the Puppet Ganon fight evokes the battle of a legendary Franchise/{{Pokemon}}.
* Or how about the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iNRsXcYHPc game demo]] theme? A really cool mix of the Great Sea theme and the classic Zelda theme.
* The fantastic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrcoHbGeMF0 Epilogue music]] is really inspiring, mixing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5fBOlVP3_k Journey]] (The music you hear when you first depart from Outset) with the classic series theme.
* Say what you will about the Fairy Queen, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D9Rvv7uAII her version of the fairy fountain theme]] is several kinds of awesome.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6U8HPyGbHI Earth Temple]] theme, with its rhythmic drum and the didgeridoo. There's also the boss of the Earth Temple [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHUDohOVkcI Jalhalla's theme]], being a fun carnival music-like song to contrast the dark tone of the Earth Temple.
* The fight against the Helmaroc King gets [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acwdkKMOkrQ this]] gem, perfect for getting revenge on the bird that kidnapped your sister.
* And the best for last: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8nCEDyGHKk Staff Credits]] music. This one is all the game's musical awesomeness concentrated into a song. This theme is not only arguably the best of the entire game, or even the entire franchise. It's probably one of the best melodies in video game history.

[[folder:Four Swords Adventures]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7uhjHDpCE0 Lake Hylia]] certainly gives off that adventurous spirit that Hyrule Field is typically known for giving off. Notable in that it's the music for the game's first level.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBYNgJj5WB0 wintry remix]] of the Dark World theme, played in world 7, has a lot of mystery and suspense and makes you feel like you're in a snowbound land.
* As usual in the series, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYKtk0h1h6U Staff Credits theme]] is absolutely stellar. This game has one of the most upbeat in the entire franchise.

[[folder:The Minish Cap]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aa_VVimqskw Minish Woods]], a calm, quaint, and mysterious piece appropriate for the location.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OdjSSKrJWs Mt. Crenel]], an obvious homage to ''A Link to the Past''[='=]s Dark World (with bits of the original NES and ''Ocarina of Time'' overworld themes thrown in as well for good measure).
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh6ekKh8vGI Rainy Mt. Crenel]], which is an homage to the Falling Rain theme from ''A Link to the Past''.
* The Hyrule Castle theme never sounded as brooding as it did [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKjCxtcftNo here]]...
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bg_vlSthlk Cloud Tops]], easily one of the most ''epic'' themes in the franchise. And how about the triumphant remix [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klC6xY7dWco from the credits]]?
* The original Zelda's underworld music is used again in ''Minish Cap'' for the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69Tx7dNeY-o Royal Crypt]]. It's also used in the [[UpdatedRerelease Color]] [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Dungeon]].
* Take an OminousPipeOrgan, give it a driving rhythm, add a little Harpsichord of High-Class Evil, and you get [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5ErrrQ9-Jo Vaati's theme.]]
** Do all of the above, add the main theme back in, make it ''even more awesome'', and you get [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xi5X9WcFv4 Vaati's final battle theme]].
** His [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnZYlLYSVMQ first]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmxyC_SMXNQ two]] [[SequentialBoss forms]] are no slouches in the music department, either.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nyw1TxMGB2E Temple of Droplets]]. A soothing ambient theme to keep you from {{Rage Quit}}ting this SlippySlideyIceWorld full of {{Block Puzzle}}s and [[GoddamnedBats Goddamned Insects]].
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2svVsN_gbLc Boss Music]].
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQpWsj12Zb0 Cave Music]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sXjjMYZfw0 The Palace of Winds]]. A spine-chilling composition for an awesome dungeon.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENLOVVwhMMk Castor Wilds]], an oppressive mix of the main theme for a swamp level. But the real awesomeness comes in...
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iH76qSk7hI The Wind Ruins.]] Take the Castor Wilds, give it a driving beat and a few more instruments, and add in the flute theme from the ''very first Zelda game'' and you get this masterpiece.

[[folder:Twilight Princess]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iltlMCj3Lw The hauntingly beautiful title screen music]].
* The first time you go into the field and you hear [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRHoPxAfy_Q this]].
* And there's also a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiqtkQzrjG8 beautiful remix]] of the main theme for the Fishing Hole area.
* [[ChildhoodFriend Ilia's]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hniroTzQdVU Theme]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qImSCltaZs the triumphant reprise]] that plays when [[spoiler:she regains her memories]].
* Also the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYD1JJzudDM Horseback battle music]] and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0Seg3TACzM King Bulblin battle theme]].
* ''Twilight Princess'' also had [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7GWf3e_I3w this song, from when Midna is cursed by Zant.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftwtOQ1EpnI The Zora Queen, Rutela]]. So beautiful and haunting and poignant and... perfect. It is, appropriately enough, a remix of the Serenade of Water from ''Ocarina of Time''.
* The Temple of Time showed up again--completely unaltered--in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_wFt6animY Twilight Princess]]''... not just Awesome Music, but a ''Moment'' of Awesome as well.
* It's short, but the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqkfvojy3D8 Master Sword theme]]. Mixing the original theme with the new theme...beyond words.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GPDG_CKErM Stallord]] is an awesome boss, especially since the music is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeCmfP-vni0 strangely familiar]]...
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahxjPcuuHWg theme of the Snowpeak Ruins]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjOzpkSt_QU Snowpeak]] itself. Very simple, but very eerie remix of the main theme.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrOzXDQ-74w battle against Blizzetta]], specifically phase two of it. Even better since, like all boss fights, the music changes if you get the upper hand in the fight.
* As said above, there's this little ditty that plays whenever you expose a boss' weak point, and constantly cries out for more (da-da-da-da da da da!). [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwDZpUZgrp4 Remixed]] in ''Spirit Tracks''!
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4IBGW0X4vQ Hidden Village]] theme, which, like the Molgera music, is fitting enough to appear in ''Brawl'' ''without being remixed at all.''
* The actual [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_AZ1dwOf0M battle with Zant]]. The same (twilight remix) theme plays throughout, gradually getting more complex, while combined with the themes of each boss Zant copies. It gets faster and crazier with every phase, mirrorring Zant's mental state: relatively calm at first, but more frantic as you kick his ass, before descending into utter insanity.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4uwDwhsHLc And this song played after each boss fight.]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2kgFqf30bQ Twilight Realm]]. Haunting, otherworldly, beautiful.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPv9lqgm5p0 The first theme of the final battle]]. The sheer eeriness of hearing that rendition of Zelda's Theme.
* Then comes the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl98PiDeHY4 second theme]], A.K.A. Beast Ganon's battle music. That eerie twist in the music and the chanting make you feel like you're trapped in Ganon's hell.
* And afterwards comes the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vkT3GA6gzU Horseback Battle with Ganon]]. With all that epic movement going on, the suspense makes you worry if you're gonna fall off Epona and get trampled by Ganondorf's ghost riders.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeuUln-24oU The final battle against Ganondorf]] in ''Twilight Princess'' is also particularly awesome, and also manages to use Ganon's regular theme in there as well.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqvwj9n_SoU The river music]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdI-aZw_UCY THIS is how you get someone to learn a skill.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxC7UBKwbrM The Death Sword.]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqxrujhZzRc wolves' singing]] some of the most classic tunes in the whole series, as well as the all-new "Ballad of Twilight", it's all as hauntingly beautiful as the view of Hyrule when they're singing them. A highlight of the entire game is playing the haunting, addicting melody of Requiem of Spirit ''in a wolf's voice.''
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fKlE7jr6jU Death Mountain]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LpUpCXQp-s credits theme]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNt1JAQk93k The trailer theme.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDb0fRHY-Sk Lake Hylia during the day]] has the absolutely ''lovely'' music, as befits the scenery.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acWwqO_uJwI Malo Mart theme]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIionSi7iUM Sacred Grove theme]]. Just the perfect blend of ominous, ethereal, and blissful tones giving the impression that one get get lost forever in their dreams of the forest. Also a huge layer of nostalgia. Doubly incredible because it's the exact same as Saria's Song, but the piano in the back changes the tone from light and cheery to sombre and pensive.
* The music when you fight [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRhnEnnpHJY Armogohma]] evokes a GiantSpider stomping around insanely well. And then when you complete the first phase of the battle, [[spoiler:It becomes [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Funny Music]] as well.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9VOvmEz_PQ The Giant Deku Toad!]]
* During most Boss Fights, when the enemy's weak point is exposed, an ''amazingly'' triumphant tune plays.
* When a fragment of the Fused Shadow or Twilight Mirror is uncovered, a gorgeous, yet haunting theme plays.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EutqPak5vA0 Fyer's cannon theme]] is both hilarious and one of the most awesome earworms in the whole series.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lZM1WN15ls Ook's Theme]] which is the very first miniboss theme sets the stage for many of the above songs. And it gets [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBVDooHuV_k remixed]] for part of the Zant fight.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRrVc5_dnMk Our Children Taken]] is a beautifully depressing song. Its music-box tune paired with the somber oboe, strings, and guitar just has that lost feeling; lost innocence, lost lives, lost everything. Like life was at its peak, then just slipped right through your fingers.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1EduYVx22Q music]] for the Twilit Bloat fight increases the tension that comes from having to fight a giant swimming invisible bug on a handful of tiny rafts.

[[folder:Phantom Hourglass]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk5RBAqziW8 Linebeck's theme]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAUTGD0c3VA Ocean King's theme]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIhBtgrKl3g Tetra's gang]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGSxZBe6Uic Boss theme]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tposLPv2u4 fog music]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckWOpIlfgRY three]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ay1D_pP3PPU phases]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CawIMNFc8M of Bellum]]. Plus [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO0fmMsp-RE his own theme]].
* Also the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK-bbKQxqgw credits theme]]. You can hear a bit of ''Link to the Past'''s ending theme, which is even more awesome.
* The triumphant music that plays in pretty much every game [[ItemGet when you get an important item]] is always pretty cool. ''Phantom Hourglass'' especially.

[[folder:Spirit Tracks]]
* The trailer theme, which, as many expected, turned out to be the overworld theme, is just way beyond awesome!
** [[https://youtu.be/1-tJnmNP5ow Here's the release trailer]], so you can listen to it yourself, but careful, it contains spoilers.
** For those who hate spoilers, the short version of the trailer has already been [[http://zreomusic.com/music/13_Spirit_Tracks/Spirit_Tracks_Trailer.mp3 awesomely orchestrated by ZREO]].
** And of course, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5W_bFLwB0WY whole song here]]. It's still every bit as awesome as it was in the trailer.
* ''Spirit Tracks'', unlike its predecessor, used the Main Theme much more prominently:
** The Title Screen opens up with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cov0YhIRbis a small variation of the main riff]].
** When Link gets his iconic green clothes, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY10PXihP6w you know his leitmotif is bound to appear!]]
** And yet once again in "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZpiLwhh7Ro Zelda Ready to Fight]]". An uncommon place to use this theme, but still works magnificently!
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-jQAu424rk Before the Final Battle]]" features some snippets mixed up with the Overworld theme, setting up the mood for the final confrontation just perfectly.
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqQlIYwalII Link catches Zelda]]", which shows this theme can also work for comedy.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1xZp3LlVP0 The File Select track.]] Yes, it's the fairy fountain theme again, but there's something inexplicably awesome about the 'backbone' of the track that the other versions lack.
* Since Zelda is PromotedToPlayable, her leitmotif, Zelda's Lullaby, is especially prominent:
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aePE5JVqU9w main rendition]] of course shines the second it starts playing.
** And then there's... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDpDq6M3vGI this]]... which is exactly what you'd expect from a sequence that involves [[ItsBeenDone sneaking around the castle courtyard]] [[StealthBasedMission and avoiding guards.]] It would have been right at home in ''Ocarina of Time'', too.
** During one specific scene, we get this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJLXF48ENxw soothing]] version (more so than usual, at least).
** There's also this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1pGBKmkFHc adorably awkward]] version, which shows its comedic potential.
** And speaking of comedic potential, we can't forget [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtukVy7ejUI this rendition]], which sounds in a scene that starts off adorable... [[FunnyMoments and ends up being hilarious]]!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StUwtNOwV50 The Spirit Flute's leitmotif]] is one of the [[RecurringRiff recurring riffs]] throughout the game, and it definitely earns that position.
* Every time Link [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0NKH-Tj2vk plays one of the duets with a Lokomo]] includes some fantastic melodies, particularly the finale, when [[spoiler: Link, Zelda, and every Lokomo in the game join in to play the main theme.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBCAJxUm14k Here's]] the finale. Also, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsDtoLbjptU links to the]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tis3ZuJKtU Lokomo duets]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSdRAAAwUew which are]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d29_EJ-j7lA short]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSc3uTyoS44 but awesome]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMD8dd0xPHk Chancellor Cole's theme]] is the ''perfect'' mixture of disturbing and regal-sounding.
** Speaking of the [[SarcasmMode good]] chancellor, there's, quite possibly, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3laYU-s5Od0 sweetest fifteen seconds]] of Spirit Tracks, when [[spoiler:[[DevourTheDragon Malladus possesses Cole]]]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm6XhWkXSEA The track]] when [[spoiler:Malladus notes his possession of Cole]] is equal parts awesome and OhCrap.
** There's also the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB7iWHOMaPs version of his theme]] that plays while defending Zelda in one of the final boss phases. Yes, it was already awesome; this is just continuing the trend.
* While [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyafoDger5k Byrne's]] is just as awesome as you'd expect for the series' new resident EnsembleDarkHorse.
** His [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OmuW-hIHLQ boss battle]] music is pretty durn catchy, too.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e57_nAeOLqg Byrne Helps Out]], a remix of Byrne's theme with a bit of Zelda's Lullaby thrown in. Absolutely great.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECAmkgMay_8 The progressive theme of the Tower Of Spirits]], which starts off as just mysterious wind blowing through the tower at the bottom, but as you ascend the spiraling staircase, a musical track starts to emerge. With each level you clear, the vocal accompaniments and various instruments start building onto the song into the background, beginning with just the bare bones of xylophonic tinkling until it gradually evolves into an ancient-sounding chorus, bell chimes, drum tapping, and finally, a very courageous trumpeting climax at your back to spur you on when you [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7_8p7cC6y4 make it to the top]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVVi-u0I_mY The song that plays]] when you first chart a course through any given realm is often overlooked-- since it transitions so perfectly into the overworld theme, which has already been listed-- but it's catchy enough to earn a spot here, too.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh3LIzwYWhw This track]], which plays near the beginning of the game on the world map, when Link is still a trainee engineer, as well as later in the game during the Goron target range mini-game.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieFO8i0OpLM Sword Training]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPcanVPeXXU Intense Sword Training]] are both jaunty tracks that suit the minigame they accompany perfectly.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLVc7JdZsEc Cursed Overworld]] a remix of the overworld theme, which plays in the Snow and Fire Realms before their respective Temples are cleared, does a great job of conveying a sense of urgency. You definitely feel like you're in a place that's been thrown into disarray, and that it's imperative to set things right again.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDEJeMxA5vE Underwater]] is a nice, soothing track, to boot.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbcMTRp1o2g Goron Village]] music; it's not quite the Goron City music, but the feel is largely the same. It's a nice change of pace once the latter gets old, though.
* While it doesn't quite measure up to ''Wind Waker''[='=]s, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfAQK1t5yY4 miniboss theme]] isn't half bad, either.
* [[https://youtu.be/g1KtpD018WY Stagnox's theme.]] It helps that it gets a remix in [[https://youtu.be/XExZ3U1jI_Q Skeldritch's theme.]]
* [[https://youtu.be/2l4fjQBMckE Cragma's theme,]] which is a very good remix of [[https://youtu.be/B0sves087iU Fraaz's theme.]] Then there's the track in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x_ta5wp2i4 his second form.]]
* Some of the tracks from after a boss is defeated are noteworthy, as well-- like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axTpgAINKtc The Force Gem Awakens]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ_LRUWb5xs Restoring the Spirit Tracks]] (which may or may not be 'Restoring the Tower of the Spirits' instead. It's hard to tell with some of the track names.)
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTIsaBC7YiY Demon Train!]]
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIGxpTf77bs remix]] of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HVvSYYEfo4 the Dark Train theme]] right before the Demon Train battle is pretty neat.
** The real awesome only starts once you get the InvincibilityPowerUp. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txMCcwXxu7I REVENGE, SWEET REVENGE!!]]
* The short track that accompanied [[spoiler:[[RedemptionEqualsDeath Byrne]]'s HeelFaceTurn and HeroicSacrifice.]] Beware--the title of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWUJVZLWadg this song]] contains spoilers in and of itself.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bk_xjIFlfZA Final Battle: Malladus]]. What's especially amazing is the buildup to it. [[spoiler:''You the player'', controlling Link, collaborate with Zelda to play [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StUwtNOwV50 The Spirit Flute's leitmotif]], and then every Lokomo in the game [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBCAJxUm14k joins in]].]] The result is an epic lead into the track for the final battle. [[https://youtu.be/AiUp2baPAmY Here]] is the combined result of it all.
* The two songs that play in the final cutscene before the credits, [[https://youtu.be/GkyMKOJMIcA Saying Goodbye]] and [[spoiler:[[https://youtu.be/Q9M2_lo8RSo Lokomo's Farewell]]]], are both very somber, bittersweet, and give a strong feeling of closure and finality.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfObTX0VjMk The credits]]. It's the overworld theme mixed with even more awesome than before-- including a build-up perfectly suited to the game itself and a bit of the series' main theme thrown in for good measure. What's not to like? And then there is the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm9yBzCU_Po post-credits final scene]], mixing up the Zelda Main theme with the main riff of the Overworld theme. A perfect musical wrap up for the game.
* There's also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwDZpUZgrp4 Invincibility]] from battle mode. Short, sweet and oh-so-satisfying. Battle mode also brings a rendition of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKB9Uf2xes0 Linebeck's theme]]. Not quite as epic as the original, but infinitely more cheerful.

[[folder:Skyward Sword]]
* This is the first ''Zelda'' with a fully [[OrchestralBombing orchestrated]] soundtrack. Considering that ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' already got the orchestral treatment to its own awesome results, that alone is a sign that the music is awesome.
* The main theme: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23hJeaLotEw The Ballad of the Goddess.]] The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4ReyoNpyrM 25th Anniversary version]] is even better. It's no surprise that that it's arranged by the [[Music/MahitoYokota same guy]] as the ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' games.
** Remixed into the lovely [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHbfru0okMo Message From the Goddess]].
** But those maniacs weren't content to stop there. You've heard what "Ballad of the Goddess" is normally. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyFPPVVKS1Y Listen to it backwards.]]
** It also received a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TM4BagJTU0 kickass rock remix]] for the fourth installment of ''Super Smash Bros.''
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fV17aNKHXw The theme]] that plays inside Skyview Temple is very foreboding and atmospheric.
* Ghirahim's theme, both [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPTamRd4n1M the regular version]] and the intense and whimsical [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sa1OgurYq28 battle version]]. And when a choir that's basically OminousLatinChanting minus the Latin is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YYVkacsZlk added...]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7egFhuObEo The "Romance" theme,]] Zelda's [[ImpliedLoveInterest and Link's]] {{Leitmotif}} in this game, subtly evokes Zelda's Theme in a manner similar to the main theme, and it's absolutely beautiful.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKcTSN7Sr9s music played in the opening]] could very well double as a [[NightmareFuel Scary Music.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-TdqKuCaWs The most epic final boss song in Zelda history]].
* Every version of the harp songs that Link plays in the game probably counts. Rather than go for quantity, the dev team definitely went of quality with those.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAVn71rNImI Zelda's Lullaby]] becomes a more emotionally charged piece in this game - ''especially'' when you hear it in-game for the first time.
* The Silent Realms, true to their name, have eerily calm ambient remixes of their normal-world counterparts. That is, [[MoodWhiplash until the]] [[DemonicSpiders Guardians]] [[PsychoStrings start coming after you]].
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cje_s5KG3wk Goddess' Silent Realm]] especially stands out.
** Though the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8_LJN-dxtc Guardian theme]] is thrilling in its own right.
* And here's the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRbROTdOgj0 flying music]]. An epic song that you would expect for the "exploration" portion of the game.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzL4IA16k78 This theme]] for Moldarach and Koloktos is one of the most epic boss battle themes in the series, as is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-y3UtIbMg4 this one]] for Scaldera and Tentalus.
* The music for water-themed things has a general soothing East Asian vibe that will immediately dispel any bad memories Zelda fans have had of past water dungeons. First, there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mE_xRFQ2us8 Faron's theme]], and then there's the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFcJYjCPSpI Ancient Cistern]], which some fans have even labelled the best dungeon music in the series.
* Fi's theme, all four. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCpAFkdy9Ls Following Fi]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRPheoucN_0 Fi's Main Theme]], [[spoiler: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DAJBU4Wtqg Fi's Farewell]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEbFLSfHqQ8 Fi's Gratitude]].]] is a beautifully melancholy song.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xD1FAOJI84 Groose's theme]] is a deliciously pompous tune that perfectly suits Groose. It becomes surprisingly awesome when [[spoiler:it gets mixed in with the battle music for the Imprisoned to signify his involvement.]] Also has a very emotional take: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxFKCblWxFw Dejected Groose]]".
* The battle music against [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsuTmevpCec the Imprisoned]] is epic, especially with the awesome percussion that is added in through VariableMix, and when [[spoiler:Groose's theme gets mixed in]].
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7PRoHmO1GY No better track]] to fight against [[spoiler:an army of Bokoblins in a race to save Zelda]].
* The way the Bazaar theme bends to fit each little area is magical.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSZBcPRQpO8 The credits theme]] is an absolute triumph. It really imparts the feeling of having simultaneously finished and begun a Legend. And just try to hold back those ManlyTears when [[ThemeMusicPowerUp the Main Theme kicks in.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILllSNsx2Kc The file selection theme.]] It starts out quite reminiscent of previous versions of the same song, what with the characteristic harp solo, but when complementary strings come in halfway, it keeps you ''hooked''.
* The theme to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWKXwSZcQlo Lanayru Mining Facility]] can be rather boring, but activate the Timeshift Stone, and you get [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvCgyfcfs24 this.]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo8Ml0tYoSQ Lanayru Sand Sea]] was more in the past. And the music reflects this.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weT8_6nqaCE Sailing the Sand Sea]]. Simply brilliant.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1cYkQglvSs Volcano Summit]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbsUHog7bEU The Crimson Loftwing theme]] is perfect for that gangly bird.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFvequXpMZw Present at Peace]] [[BookEnds blends several of the game's main musical motifs together in a peaceful yet triumphant manner that signifies the result of Link's development as a hero.]] You've saved the world, Link. Now go see Zelda. [[EarnYourHappyEnding You've earned it.]] [[spoiler: Unfortunately, that means nothing to Ghirahim.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2zxB1cX2uc The Goddess Sword]] presents a somber beginning to a grand journey. It also returns at the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0np8WU2Znw Gate of Time]] to start off a new chapter.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFYf5c1Dfp8 This theme]] was originally planned to be the standard battle theme. Apparently, the revelation occurred that [[SoundtrackDissonance the theme was way too epic to play every time a Bokoblin showed up,]] so they gave it to a boss instead. Which boss? [[http://www.zeldadungeon.net/Zelda14/Bosses/Levias-Medium.png Levias]], the colossal, possessed, flying whale. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome It works.]]
* [[spoiler:Sky Keep, the VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon, built by Hylia and containing the fucking Triforce as its main item,]] has a [[https://youtu.be/TU9jwp1qnfM fittingly eerie and divine-sounding atmospheric track]] to go with it. It's unfortunately also a LongSongShortScene, since [[spoiler:AllTheWorldsAreAStage in this dungeon]] and it gets replaced by [[spoiler:each respective theme from the previous dungeons]].

[[folder:A Link Between Worlds]]
* The {{Fan Nickname}}d [[http://youtu.be/gfVbmH_TeXI Dawn of the First Day]], which plays right at the beginning of the game after Link just had woken up and got called to work by Gulley. It really sets the mood for the upcoming adventure.
* The first three snippets of music to be revealed were [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up8IiFR_T2k Hilda, Ravio, and Yuga's themes]], all carrying the torch of awesome music long established by the series.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arAL9xMQc18 The minigame theme]], which plays, among other times, when you do the Cucco dodging minigame and the race. It's incredibly festive and epic.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxl-n80bq_Y Yuga's second battle theme]], an awesome battle music accompanied by OminousLatinChanting for good measure.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g75HDyL2BGc Lorule Castle]]. It starts simple, but as you progress, it gets more and more complex and sounds like something out of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''. The perfect music for a castle siege. The latter parts of the song mix in [[spoiler: Ganon's theme]]. In addition, playing the song backwards will reveal a section with the Hyrule Castle Theme!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWgQz8XNV3M Lorule Field 2]], played once you rescue all the Sages, is a beautiful and epic remix of the already awesome Dark World theme.
* "Hidden Mountain and Forest", while no longer playing in the Skull Woods, gets an extended version on Lorule's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bTtFJC0hb0 Death Mountain]].
* Unlike the dungeons in the first act of the game (excluding Hyrule Castle), all the dungeons after you start searching for the sages have their own unique theme, sometimes being both beautiful and creepy at the same time. They include [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xHW4wBKOYY Dark Palace]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnFMgBCNZfc Swamp Palace]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2mXzBJONu8 Desert Palace]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhLqZY5Sl7g Skull Woods]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNLyRnweqqI Thieves' Hideout]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdWiAieVGnQ Turtle Rock]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZURmiYiEGsQ Ice Ruins.]] On another note, some of the Lorule dungeons actually have the same melody. They just sound so different you won't even notice the first time.
* There is also battle theme during the first phase of the battle against [[spoiler: Yuga Ganon]], which is a rearragement of his battle theme from ''A Link to the Past''. It even does some {{Retraux}} by starting out exactly how it sounded on the SNES console before gradually transitioning into epic orchestral.
* The absolutely epic and nostalgiagasmic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCJBI0BCIoc Lorule Overworld theme]], which takes the Dark World theme from ''A Link to the Past'' and makes it even more amazing.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62Ovbw2x8W0 StreetPass battle theme]], surprisingly remixing ''Zelda II''[='=]s dungeon theme to amazing effect. It also gets a triumphant major-key [[https://youtu.be/-8OBqMcIHCQ victory version]].

[[folder:Tri Force Heroes]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxo3i45wC5M title theme]]. Those who enjoyed the realistic instrumentation of ''A Link Between Worlds'' can rest easy; this soundtrack satisfies right from the get-go.
* The ''Zelda'' series has many water dungeons with gorgeous songs, and now, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR8dKr258iM the theme to the Riverside Area]], a mesmerizing tune in its own right, can be added to the list.

[[folder: Breath of the Wild]]
* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMZ8P4Tdm8g main theme]], for starters. It breaks a ''lot'' of conventions. But apart from the objective differences such as instrumentation, it is ''beautiful'' and mixes a triumphant brass and strings section with a haunting melody that acts as a Leitmotif for ''most of the game''.
* The [[https://youtu.be/uRehSSs6JyY piano and choir music]] playing at the Sheikah towers is very soothing and refreshing, perfect for looking out over the breathtaking landscape of Hyrule. This is SceneryPorn in pure musical form.
* When [[spoiler:Impa's]] legend gets to Ganon, [[https://youtu.be/D38xhQCaiUQ?t=417 the first measures of Ganon's Theme is played on a pipe organ. This then segues into]] the most epic rendition of the main theme ''ever''. It's the main theme on a goddamn ''pipe organ'' with a goddamn ''choir.'' It cannot possibly get any more epic than that.
* What better music to play at Death Mountain than the music from the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI original Zelda]]'s dungeon of the same name?
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULNIQJj65Mk The battle theme]] that plays during the first phase of [[spoiler:Dark Beast Ganon's boss battle]]. It manages to simultaneously sound triumphant and intimidating, since it [[DarkReprise remixes the main theme song of the game]] alongside [[spoiler:Ganon's classic {{Leitmotif}}]].
* Hyrule Castle's theme. Both [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nkdPTs5hf0 Outside]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=choUV4B6ylE Inside]] variations. It combines the Hyrule Castle theme with parts of the Ballad of the Windfish, the Main theme/Song of the Hero, and Ganon's Message into a triumphant "take back the castle" theme. And the Inside version features Zelda's Lullaby. On top of that, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anYZj2eTab8 both]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Irh0Mij8Up0 versions]] gain extra drumbeat during combat, making them sound like epic military marches.
* The theme that plays on top of some [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RE0Huk30Skc mountains]] is a very soothing, atmospheric piece. The feeling a being on top of a peak has never been captured so well in a song. It also helps that it was the song that played at the very beginning of the E3 2016 trailer.
* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9cQ4cFo3jc Guardian battle theme]] certainly lets you know that you'd better run. Their Shrine counterparts, the Guardian Scouts, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHlyJtgYcIA have their own battle theme]], which is memorable in its own right.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJyimsoTKls Daruk's theme]], also known as the song that plays in the Life in the Ruins trailer, is just incredible.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj07-YU5cTk Hateno Village's]] theme is ''beautiful'', and perfectly captures the feeling of arriving somewhere cozy after a long voyage.
* The Ganon Blight battle themes. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smJsyLwL9Zk All]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I30I2bxy5yA four]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLDIanaim6Y of]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcVQ0Qe4CRo them]]. They are all different renditions of the same piece using different instrumentation, starting out very intimidating and evolving into ''one of the most epic versions of Ganon's Theme ever.'' Then, there's the [[spoiler: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB-HsjgVS10 Calamity Ganon]] battle theme, a slower and even more epic version of the theme]].
* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfHyKWnk9JU Temple of Time]] theme. It's one of the most subtle pieces of Zelda music ever. If you listen REALLY closely, you'll realize it's a slowed down version of the Song of Time.
* All four of the Divine Beasts' themes [[spoiler:during the assaults launched on them]]:
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P262I79Fyro Vah Rudania]], as alien as the Divine Beast scaling Death Mountain. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaAVqnRxIZY The variant that plays]] should its sentries detect you adds a tense air to the scenery.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zce9f6gR1YE Vah Medoh]], ominous and foreboding with a heroic touch to it, [[spoiler:perfect for a battle above the skies as you work in tandem with a local Rito archer to destroy the generators to Medoh's force field]].
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0AovzBzua0 Vah Ruta]], a beautiful dramatic piece suitable to its perpetual rainfall [[spoiler:as you and Prince Sidon fight through its own Cryonis powers and avenge Mipha]].
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWHR97wBGu8 Vah Naboris]], exotic and fast-paced to set the tone surrounding it, namely, [[spoiler:Riju assisting you in avoiding Naboris' thunderbolts and closing in on it to reach its interior]].
* And ''after'' that, the themes that play inside the Beasts are pretty amazing. Every terminal you activate [[VariableMix adds another piece to the song]], which culminates in a triumphant tune as you get ready to face against a Blight Ganon.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU1faH3ersw Vah Ruta]] uses somber piano to reflect Mipha's graceful nature and the serenity of water.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqKowuTPmH8 Vah Medoh]] has an airy feeling, which perfectly reflects being miles in the air.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxILzD67m2E Vah Rudania]] uses sitar and choir to represent the scorching, desolate interior of Death Mountain.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moJdgTCaq40 Vah Naboris]] uses pounded piano keys, plucked strings, and a minor scale to reflect Urbosa's power, the mystery of the desert, and the cryptic nature of the divine beast.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzfVBhMCKdw The Final Trial]] from the Champions' Ballad DLC is the Shrine music, made significantly more somber and foreboding by adding piano keys, bass strings, and ominous vocals. And like the Divine Beasts before it, it also gets more added to it the more terminals you unlock, filling in percussion, woodwinds, and even ''more'' strings--all coming together to form a haunting yet dramatic and truly beautiful song.
* After you've defeated a Blight Ganon and taken back control over a Divine Beast, [[https://youtu.be/SIhDwEpLrjw?t=36 this]] ''immensely'' epic piece plays while the Champion maneuvers the Beast into position. It practically screams "We are coming for you, Ganon!" with absolute focus and determination.
* The [[SandWorm Molduga]] music. The song comes in two distinct phases. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4w-5KVxKJI The first]] takes place when you begin the battle, and is tension given musical form--perfect for being hunted in the desert by a creature who could eat you in one bite. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MaT7kpagB0 The second phase,]] which kicks in once you've landed a hit on the beast, keeps the tension but adds in a triumphant (and catchy!) string melody which perfectly reflects the situation. And as a bonus, parts of it seem to be an homage to another famous SandWorm boss with great music in the franchise: ''Wind Waker'''s Molgera.
* For anyone who has fond memories of ''Wind Waker'', it can be difficult to not shed a tear when a light, country-style remix of Dragon Roost Island makes up the music for the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nlg43w1aK8M Rito Village.]] The version at night is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUbS2LLmdX8 even slower]] and calmer version of the same theme.

[[folder:[=CDi=] Games]]
* Who would have expected the VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDIGames to have [[http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=129497C6AFC310E3 awesome]] [[http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=1AB884FB0DFC5CB9 music]]? If only the games were as good as the soundtrack...
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CURYFCk7klI Just outside Duke Onkled's palace.]] It's great for that kind of situation, considering that the palace is one of the most important places plotwise.

[[folder:Symphony of the Goddesses / Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Symphony]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCExYO-NNMA opening medley.]] Hello, ''Spirit Tracks'' overworld, Dragon Roost Island, and Dark World theme. (Among others.)
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_FmaQiQcNE Kakariko Village]], with some ''Twilight Princess'' thrown in for flavor.
* The ''Wind Waker'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7yZ-jAj7Zk symphonic movement.]] It lives up to its name; it will ''move you.''
* Why hello there, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THdRs7grqhE Gerudo Valley.]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7JQgyNw068 Great Fairy's Fountain]] sounds absolutely marvelous.
* ''Wind Waker'' doesn't get all the fun. Say hello to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKhLkgqEFZM symphonic movement]] for ''Twilight Princess''. That final half minute is the most powerful on the CD.
* The main theme to end all main themes [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkYSuWSPkHI gets its own medley.]]
* ''Skyward Sword'' offers up the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hetWofrCz7U Ballad of the Goddess.]]
* From Symphony of the Goddesses, we have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZrbDQG-_20 Majora's Mask Medley]]. The big, dramatic finale with "The Final Hours" and "Oath to Order" is enough to bring tears to the eye, especially if you are fortune enough to see it performed live in concert. Unfortunately, like most Symphony of the Goddesses songs outside the eight tracks included in the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Symphony CD, it has yet to see an official CD release, so this unofficial recording is the best quality we currently have.

* While not in-game, the medley played by an orchestra at Nintendo's 2011 E3 conference for Zelda's 25th Anniversary was intended as a preview of how high quality ''Skyward Sword''[='=]s orchestrated soundtrack will be. Listen to a cleaned up version [[http://www.crew.co.ba/ZI/e3_mixdown.mp3 here]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onGWF8mz1Zw Anvil of Crom/Riders of Doom]] from ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'', which has undergone TheElfmanEffect by being the BGM of several Zelda trailers from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' onwards. But probably the most epic usage was in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h73I-S49NFI E3 2004 Twilight Princess trailer]], which set the DarkerAndEdgier tone [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome quite nicely.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' cartoon has a tense orchestral version of the first game's dungeon theme, played on violins. Their version of the main theme is also good, though somewhat muffled by dialogue in the opening.
* [[AwesomeMusic/HyruleWarriors Hyrule Warriors has enough for its own page.]]
* The SEGA sound team provided their own remix of the Overworld theme for the Zelda-themed DLC stage in ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld''. [[AwesomeMusic/SonicTheHedgehog Like most Sonic the Hedgehog music,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzQaQB1BEiM it sounds incredible.]]
* ''VideoGame/MarioKart8'' also features a downloadable Zelda-themed level with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSXA06lZPoM equally amazing music!]]

!Fan Remixes
[[folder: Zelda Reorchestrated (ZREO)]]
[[http://www.zreomusic.com/ You can find their main page here.]]

[[AC: Ocarina of Time]]
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/05_Ocarina_of_Time/06_Kokiri_Forest.mp3 Kokiri Forest]] and [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/05_Ocarina_of_Time/06_Kokiri_Forest_Redux.mp3 its Redux version]].
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/05_Ocarina_of_Time/35_Lost_Woods.mp3 Lost Woods]].
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/05_Ocarina_of_Time/Final/58_Minuet_of_Forest.mp3 Minuet of Forest]] and the [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/05_Ocarina_of_Time/59_Forest_Temple.mp3 Forest Temple]].
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/05_Ocarina_of_Time/63_Serenade_of_Water.mp3 Serenade of Water]] and the [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/05_Ocarina_of_Time/64_Water_Temple.mp3 Water Temple.]]
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/05_Ocarina_of_Time/Final/65_Nocturne_of_Shadow.mp3 Nocturne of Shadow]] and the [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/05_Ocarina_of_Time/Final/67_Shadow_Temple.mp3 Shadow Temple]].
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/05_Ocarina_of_Time/60_Bolero_of_Fire.mp3 Bolero of Fire]] and the [[http://www.zreomusic.com/z5-archive/fire-temple Fire Temple]].....It BURNNNNS.
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/05_Ocarina_of_Time/Final/71_Kotake_&_Koume%27s_Theme.mp3 Kotake and Koume's Theme]]. Even those ugly witch bitches had to have an awesome theme song.
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/05_Ocarina_of_Time/Final/70_Requiem_of_Spirit.mp3 Requiem of Spirit]] and the [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/05_Ocarina_of_Time/Final/69_Spirit_Temple.mp3 Spirit Temple]].
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/05_Ocarina_of_Time/Final/74_Ganon%27s_Castle_Bridge.mp3 Ganon's Castle Bridge]]. A harmonious melody before such a climactic battle.
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/05_Ocarina_of_Time/77_Ganondorf_Battle.mp3 Ganondorf Battle]]. Amazing. It literally couldn't have been better than this. [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/05_Ocarina_of_Time/Final/77_Ganondorf_Battle.mp3 And then they gave us this.]]
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/05_Ocarina_of_Time/68_Gerudo_Valley.mp3 Gerudo Valley]], [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/05_Ocarina_of_Time/68_Gerudo_Valley_Redux.mp3 Gerudo Valley Redux]], and [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/05_Ocarina_of_Time/68_Gerudo_Valley_Redux_v2.mp3 Gerudo Valley Redux v2]]. All awesome versions of one of the best songs in the game.
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/05_Ocarina_of_Time/Final/44_Temple_of_Time.mp3 Temple of Time]]. Good for spirit visions and meditations.
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/05_Ocarina_of_Time/Final/79_Last_Battle.mp3 Last Battle]]. As if it wasn't already one of the best pieces of VG music ever.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kugctVUr2yA Kaepora Gaebora]]. So many unpleasant memories of that owl droning on and on and on. Do you understand?
-->''No'' <-\\
* The fact that the ZREO team has managed to recreate the complete complete soundtrack for ''Ocarina of Time'' (along with a few re-remixes) is a massive SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome on its own.

[[AC: Majora's Mask]]
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/06_Majora%27s_Mask/1-08_Clock_Town_-_Day_1.mp3 Clock Town Day 1]] and [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/06_Majora%27s_Mask/1-08_Clock_Town_-_Day_1_Redux.mp3 Clock Town Day 1 Redux ]]. Oh ZREO! Why did you have to remix something already so fantastic!
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/06_Majora%27s_Mask/1-13_Clock_Town_-_Day_2.mp3 Clock Town Day 2]] and [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/06_Majora%27s_Mask/1-13_Clock_Town_-_Day_2_Redux.mp3 Clock Town Day 2 Redux]]. The kind of song you want to wake up to. The crispier remix makes it feels like every day is going to be a brand new adventure.
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/06_Majora%27s_Mask/1-19_Clock_Town_-_Day_3.mp3 Clock Town Day 3]]. Probably the most horrifying and apocalyptic tune from ''Majora's Mask''. It's no longer hiding behind the happy and cheerful first and second day song like the original, it's bursting out, drowning out the barely audible happy foreground and proclaiming: YOU. ARE. GOING. TO. DIE.
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/06_Majora%27s_Mask/2-45_Calling_the_Four_Giants.mp3 Calling the Four Giants]]. It really emanates the sense of weariness and sadness from the giants part as everything around them is falling apart.
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/06_Majora%27s_Mask/1-24_The_Final_Hour.mp3 The Final Hour]]. "We shall greet the morning...together". One of the best moments in the game.
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/06_Majora%27s_Mask/1-29_Song_of_Healing.mp3 Song of Healing]]. It's so heartwarming!
* [[http://zreomusic.com/music/06_Majora%27s_Mask/1-06_Clock_Tower.mp3 Clock Tower]].
* They manage to make the Pirate's Fortress pure, concentrated [[http://www.zreomusic.com/music/06_Majora%27s_Mask/2-24_Pirates%27_Fortress_Redux.mp3 EPIC]].
* Stone Tower Temple is an excellent piece of music. And then ZREO took it and made it [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/06_Majora%27s_Mask/2-44_Stone_Tower_Temple.mp3 amazing]].

[[AC:Oracle of Seasons/Ages]]
* [[http://zreomusic.com/music/07_Oracle_of_Ages/Nayru%27s_Song.mp3 Nayru's Song]].

[[AC:Wind Waker]]
* [[http://zreomusic.com/music/08_The_Wind_Waker/001_Title.mp3 Let's start with the Title theme]] and [[http://zreomusic.com/music/08_The_Wind_Waker/001_Title_Redux.mp3 Title Redux]].
* The Great Sea, or [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/08_The_Wind_Waker/031_Ocean.mp3 Ocean.]] The opening build-up surprisingly gives a grand opening to the sailing theme. Man, oh man, if this played while sailing in ''Wind Waker''.
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/08_The_Wind_Waker/003_The_Legendary_Hero.mp3 The Legendary Hero.]] Sets the storytelling/prologue feel perfectly.
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/08_The_Wind_Waker/004_Outset_Island.mp3 Outset Island.]]
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/08_The_Wind_Waker/038_Dragon_Roost_Island.mp3 Dragon Roost Island]] and [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/08_The_Wind_Waker/038_Dragon_Roost_Island_Redux.mp3 Dragon Roost Island Redux]].
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/08_The_Wind_Waker/130_Staff_Credits.mp3 The beautiful Credits Theme]] is already a gorgeous song by itself, but when fully orchestrated it's just awe-inspiring.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgfuojiFQLE Remember the epic final battle?]] Here's ZREO's rendition, and it's EPIC!

[[AC: The Minish Cap:]]
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/10_The_Minish_Cap/Cave.mp3 The Cave theme]].

[[AC:Twilight Princess:]]
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/11_Twilight_Princess/13_Armogohma_First_Form.mp3 Armogohma (First Form)]]. Makes even [[NightmareFuel giant]] [[GiantSpider spiders]] awesome.
* Hyrule Field: [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/11_Twilight_Princess/14_Hyrule_Field_on_Horse.mp3 On Horse]]. [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/11_Twilight_Princess/07_Hyrule_Field_on_Foot.mp3 and On Foot]]. Fantastic orchestral remixes that capture the adventure.
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/11_Twilight_Princess/06_Sacred_Grove.mp3 Sacred Grove]].
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/11_Twilight_Princess/15_Kakariko_Village.mp3 Kakariko Village]].
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/11_Twilight_Princess/01_Title_Theme.mp3 Title Theme]]. Spooky yet beautiful.
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/11_Twilight_Princess/10_Enter_Ilia.mp3 Enter Ilia]]. Ilia has one of the best themes in the game, up there with Midna's theme. Speaking of...
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/11_Twilight_Princess/11_Midna_Suite.mp3 Midna's Suite]].
* Their [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=626I5cY4ncg Twilight Symphony]] project is looking amazing.

[[AC:Spirit Tracks]]
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/13_Spirit_Tracks/Final_Train_Exam.mp3 Final Train Exam.]]
* [[http://static.zreomusic.com/music/13_Spirit_Tracks/In_the_Fields.mp3 In The Fields.]]

[[folder:OverClocked Remix]]
* "[[http://www.ocremix.org/remix/OCR01020/ Braving Tal Tal Heights]]", Disco Dan's remix of the ''Link's Awakening'' theme. Also by Disco Dan, "[[http://www.ocremix.org/remix/OCR01184/ Triforce Majeure]]", an orchestral-techno remix of the Hyrule Castle theme.
* [=DarkeSword=] decided the in-game version of ''Wind Waker''s "Legendary Hero" was not enough, and so created [[http://www.ocremix.org/remix/OCR01079/ his own version]] to great success. [=DarkeSword=] also created [[http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01591/ ''Tattered Slippers'']], an orchestral remix of Midna's theme.
* Cthonic's techno ''Link's Awakening'' medley, "[[http://www.ocremix.org/remix/OCR01400/ It's My Turn to Dream]]". (With just a hint of [[VideoGame/MegaMan2 Metal Man]] for flavor).
* "[[http://www.ocremix.org/remix/OCR01153/ A Storm in the Desert]]" by Unknown (yes, that's his handle). It's just part of his "Artifact of Power" series, the other entries of which [=OCRemix=] has deigned not to host, and may be lost to the internet.
* "[[http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01639/ Of Twilight and Redemption]]" by zyko is also a remix from Midna's Lament.
* "[[http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR00861/ Party in the Shop]]" by Dr. Fruitcake. The classic shop theme never rocked so much.
* "[[http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01435/ Falling Back]]" by Darangen. A Zelda remix that manages to tell a story while still rocking beyond belief? Yes, please!
* "[[http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01209/ A Fate Preordained]]" by [=LindsayAnne=] Klemm.
* "[[http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR00482/ Fear And Sufferance]]" by K. Praslowicz, a rendition of the original ''Zelda'' Overworld Theme on electric guitar, that must be heard to be believed.
* "[[http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR00839/ A Hero's Legacy]]" by Evan Pattison aka Starblaze.
* "[[http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR00753/ Pachelbel's Ganon]]" by djpretzel.
* "[[http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02100/ Rime of the Wanderin' Seafarer]]" by zyko is a remix of "Dragon Roost Island".
* "[[http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02226/ Nullification]]" by [=PrototypeRaptor=]. The original ''Zelda'' dungeon theme, {{dubstep}} style. [[JizzedInMyPants Be sure to have a clean]] [[BringMyBrownPants pair of underpants at your disposal]].
* For the 20th Overclocked Remix album, they chose ''Link's Awakening''. The entire album, [[http://threshold.ocremix.org/ Threshold of a Dream]], has a beautiful, ethereal, dreamlike quality.

[[folder:Time's End: Majora's Mask Remixed]]
* [[http://www.terriblefate.com/ Literally every song here.]] Special mention must go to Terrible Fate, easily the most definitive and jaw-dropping song of them all. Try not to get a heart attack from the [[JumpScare welcome wagon]].
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4jdLygR-dI&t=769s Clocktown]] stands out from the warm and fuzzy ambiance it sets. From the merchants to the playing children, clucking chickens, and bell chimes, it feels like you're in a town square market. The music itself gives an upbeat feel that would not be out of place as the soundtrack for childhood adventures in the sunlight.
* The final, title track, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzqAT2qVFRs "Time's End"]], which is an astoundingly beautiful remix of "Final Hours" and "Song of Time". It's also a new and improved version of one of Theophany's earlier remixes, listed in the "Other Fan Remixes" folder.
* The second volume of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLTnvRoxfPk Time's End]], which was partially used in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbMQfaG6lo8&t=111s Majora's Mask: Terrible Fate]] short film, was well worth the four-year wait.

* Someone on the internet is adapting ''Majora's Mask'' into a staged opera. As such, the entire score is composed of the game's original soundtrack arranged WithLyrics. So far only a few early production demos have been released, but all of them are nothing short of stunning.
* The "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mle6z8kx428 Mayor's Council Room Fugato]]" is a rather tense trio encapsulating the heated dispute between Captain Viscern and Mutoh over the impending threat of the moon, all the while the confused Mayor is caught in between.
* Even as an outdated demo marked for instrumental and vocal makeover, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE0WYoHMKVw Giant's Aria]] is a chilling rendition of the already-haunting "Oath to Order". The ending especially stands out as the Giant begs for the Skull Kid to be forgiven, accompanied by the visual of the moon crashing down upon Termina. Its updated version, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdnZ2tNIf8I Giant's Lament]], is no slouch either.

[[folder:Other Fan Remixes]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRv8gnBMiWM Wind Waker's opening theme]] done by one man.
* A [[http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/10106 Spanish Remix of Gerudo Valley]].
* A fan-made [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPb84SLiYcY vocal version]] of Molgera's theme.
* This remix of the Stone Temple Theme from Majora's Mask is gorgeous and eerie. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0ZTyCxbdok Listen.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZLEJvncE_k Ballad of the Wind Fish]] done on the right instruments! (Actual song starts at 3:09 into the video.)
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPWEJMGxTBs Fox Amoore's Ballard of the Windfish]] is just... beyond words. And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV-BMn5Pnbs these]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qAkjemBf3M arrangements.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtGb-Rqstxk Josh Koen's take]] on the Song of Storms is just... Awesome.
* The rendition of the credits THIS guy made at [[http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/90568 Newgrounds]]. All the memories, in a 4 minute package.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLxlc_83zU0 This extended version]] of the Song of Healing, arguably even better than the original.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0SrR4jL6ns This]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7tIBwc3aAQ the reversed version]], two remixes by Theophany of "The Final Hours" and "Song of Time" from ''Majora's Mask''. They make you feel like you're falling through time... Also see the updated version in the "Time's End: Majora's Mask Remixed" folder. Theophany also made [[http://youtu.be/g11rnxpMNko this remix]] of Molgera Appears and Molgera Battle from ''The Wind Waker'', and it is ''glorious''.
* This highly emotional [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LYHOhxveHg remix]] of Tarm Ruins.
* Newgrounds (let's face it) has a lot of talented people making songs and posting them there. Among them is a [[http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/225183 Midna's Lament]] remix, [[http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/353741 several]] [[http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/343074 versions]] of the Song of Storms, and [[http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/244726 more]]. [[http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/82351 SO]] [[http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/58663 MUCH]] [[http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/10586 MORE]]!
* DJ Ephixa on Website/{{Youtube}} brings the "Zeldastep" collection of dubstep remixes to the table. [[http://youtu.be/DSHW_iLXTac Here's a sample.]] Try also the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTfZQat7snY Lost Woods Dubstep Rap remix]].
* Majora's Mask Metal Medley. Listen to it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJofxNtccEY here]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5zAyHfLOxo Minuet of Forest]] by [[http://www.strike911.net strike911]], which also has parts of the Song of Storms. Beautiful stuff.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro9rfmfHXr4 Pretty]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsDNevaVYTM much]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvndMAeEU_Q everything]] by [[http://www.youtube.com/user/hylianensemble hylianensemble]]. They keep the songs Zelda-style, but make them SO MUCH BETTER. (And no, those three songs aren't the only ones there.)
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAVPTucFk00 Song of Healing on guitar]]... hauntingly soothing. Also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF_foxXkGMs Song of Storms on guitar]].
* The Fairy Fountain remix heard in ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'', during the dream sequence where Scott sees Ramona skating down the hallway and to his door. It is a beautiful remix.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWyI-58gpic A Zelda medley]] by Music/LindseyStirling. Songs are mainly from Ocarina of Time by the sounds of it, but it includes the overworld theme as well. Played absolutely beautifully on violin.
* Zelda's Lullaby on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRFQI9XBOrA Pluck for the iPad]]. Short (only bout a minute long), but very beautiful.
* While not as awesome as some of the remixes on this page, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=712Sadcl8Qo this]] remix of Dragon Roost Island is still pretty awesome.
* A rare example from a professional musician, but DJ Zedd's [[http://soundcloud.com/zedd/zedd-legend-of-zelda-original remixed version of the main theme]] is pretty kickass.
* This [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_tDepjromQ Dark World's Theme metal rendition]] kicks some serious ass.
* The ''Ocarina of Rhyme'' remix of Goron City theme with "No Jumpercables" by Music/{{AesopRock}}. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBI6-OvB3rg What a hot beat]] indeed.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FonBNegSzvw This]] remix of Stone Tower Temple.
* Need more Oracle games? Hylian Lemon and friends have remixed ''the entire soundtracks of both games'' and produced the free-to-download albums [[http://essenceoflime.revasser.net/ Essence of Lime]] (covering ''Oracle of Ages'' and the linked final encounters) and [[http://limeoftheseason.revasser.net Lime of the Season]] (covering ''Oracle of Seasons'').
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uaj6Um1w3WA Castaway, You Should Know the Truth]]", a remix of the haunting Southern Shrine theme from ''Link's Awakening'' that's somehow even more chilling than the original.
* Nate Wants To Battle has an entire impressive album based on ''Ocarina of Time'' but the highlight is [[BigBad Ganondorf's]] VillainSong, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeSOzTr_yfA "The Evil King"]]. It details his motives, his grudge with Link and adds depth to his character while even incorporating "Gerudo Valley" and "Zelda's Lullaby".