The Japanese tracks blend Egyptian/Arabic folk music with European orchestra. From the original we had Passionate Duelist, The Sealed Miracle, Anger of A God, Uncharted Territory, Awakening of Darkness...
Despite the removal of these masterpieces in the dub, it made it up with Egyptian God Monsters, The Rage of Ra, The Orichalcos, Arise! Blue Eyes Shining Dragon!, Clash of the Egyptian Gods, Power of the Gods, and who can't love the Kaiba Hacker theme? You gotta thank Joel Douek for all these songs.
The Dub Opening, ( It's time to D-D-DD-DDDDDD-DUEL!)
The theme that plays when Yugi first turns to Yami Yugi; it's called " Transformation", and it's epic.
Here's Bandit Keith's theme, IN AMERICA!!!
Genki no Shower, the first ending for the first season of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters.
If Duke Devlin's theme was turned into dialogue, this is what it'd be: "Hello, ladies. As you can see, I'm the absolute shiz, am I right? What's that? You want to challenge me? Bring it."
The Eye of Timaeus.
Yugi, Claw of Helmos, Movement of Doma, Gozaburo Kaiba, Dark Magician, Tense Duel, Shadow Power, Resuscitation, Priest Seto, and Rafael's Theme from the Japanese version.
The dub has "Face Up, Face Down" and it's awesome.
From the US version of the movie, we have "You're not Me."
"No Matter What" practically defines the bond between Yugi and Joey.
The extremely addictive Toon World theme.
The highly ominous Japanese Seal of Orichalcos theme. Whenever this started playing up you knew things were going to get bad soon.
5Ds introduces a slew of hot blooded music that continues to pump you as you watch. The first track "Speed World" sets the standards by itself but then after that in episode 5, you get hit with Jack Atlas' battle theme which FAR exceeds our expectations. Then Izayoi Aki shows up and we get blown back further.
deserves honorable mention, even though it didn't make it to being a theme song. This and the winner as stated above had a very close call in the contest to pick the theme song, with only one vote difference.
We Ride to Survive Here is Enemy Attack.
And here is Unleash Force.
The Dark Tuning theme.
There's also the theme song contest that 4Kids held to determine the actual theme for the dub. The winner? "Hyper Drive".
Either track from the 5D's OSTs to bear the title " ".
Yusei Battle The recent OP for 5Ds. BELIEVE IN NEXUS, sung by none other than Masaaki Endoh. Be forewarned: keep a clean pair of pants within reaching distance.
Here's the full version.
And if you thought that was awesome, you ain't seen nothing yet. In Episode 109, something happened that doesn't happen often in Yu-Gi-Oh!: a vocal song played during an episode. This song is ''Clear Mind''. Its awesomeness is matched only by the Crowning Moment of Awesome that happens when it first plays.
Pretty much all of the opening songs (Including surprisingly the dubbed openings).
For BGM, there's Jack, Aki, and Yusei's battle themes, the preview music and Clear Mind (which is performed by the one and only Masaaki Endoh who also did the 4th Opening).
Speaking of Masaaki Endoh, "Asu e no Michi ~Going my way!!~", the fifth opening, is on the fast track to being this as well.
Jack Battle 2.
The first opening, " Kizuna" .
note Yakusoku no Melody, the final insert song for 5D's.
Z-ONE Battle. Instant Awesome, Just Add Ominous Latin Chanting.
Pretty much all of the music featured during the Ark Cradle arc deserves a spot here: Theme of 5D's, Aporia's Fusion, Antinomy's Theme, Rua's Awakening, Aki Izayoi's Unrest, That Which Flows Through Momentum, and at the risk of posting the entire soundtrack, Placido's Fusion.
Lamentation, which plays during some of the most tearjerking scenes. Damn shame it was never released on a Sound Duel.
Also on the unreleased front, there is Hopeless Battle.
The final episode uses pretty much the four best tracks in the show: Clear Mind, 5D's Theme, Yusei's Theme, and finally the 5th opening, Going my way!! Here it is.
Light and Dark. Rex Godwin's battle theme. No further listening needed. Music is officially over.
Saviour/Majestic Star Dragon's theme song is just ridiculously awesome, nuff said.
Counterattack is the perfect sort of song to accompany an awesome turnaround. And if an enemy duelist summons a big, impressive monster for the first time...chances are you'll get to hear Confrontation.
Bow before the Earthbound Gods.
Duel of Friendship, a rare happy-go-lucky theme from this series.
The Legend of the People of the Stars and its variant Legend of the Signers, Satellite’s Theme, Serious SOS, Truth, Spirits, Looming Threat, Solving the Riddle, and especially Bonds of the Three… there’s so much good music in this series.
The fifth ending of the series, Future Colors by Plastic Tree, is especially emotional and powerful in context.
The English theme for ZEXAL.
A Worthy Rival. Perfect for intense battles between two Worthy Opponents...given its title, of course.
Duel Target! Lock On! Getting ready to Duel never sounded so epic.
Photon Stream of Destruction. The theme for Kaito's Eleventh Hour Superpower when he first gets Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, and later Number 62: Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon.
Freed Heart. Such an uplifting song, like the light at the end of a long, dark tunnel.
Cruel Duel. Works up the tension against a difficult opponent, as if someone just went in without knowing what they were dealing with.
Destined Duel. Triumphant. Things look like they're turning around when this theme sounds.
Kaito Strikes. The theme of a Numbers Hunter coming down on you...and all set to this piece. Also when said Numbers Hunter gets a Big Damn Heroes moment.
The Heraldic Beasts Bare their Fangs. Nothing says Oh, Crap like seeing a bunch of seemingly harmless creatures based of off coats of arms revealing their true strength and utterly curbstomping whomever was unlucky enough to fight them.
The Numbers Hunter. Nothing says Oh, Crap like being faced with a ruthless Number Hunter who will stop at nothing to take your numbers... even if it means taking your soul with them!
's Yu Gi Oh ZEXAL fifth opening, showing that it's going to be an awesome season.
's Yu Gi Oh ZEXAL sixth opening. And the scenes are epic. The sixth ending as well.
Battle of the Dragons. Ominous Latin Chanting? Check. Played when Shark first brought out Number 17? Check. Gives Oh, Crap vibes? Check. It's still pretty good, despite being made for the dub.
The God Medallion Descends. Very ominous, especially when a mega powerful Number is rearing its ugly head.
Basically anything from ZEXAL Sound Duel 4.
Barian's Force. It truly drives in the idea about how Yuma's new opponents, being direct pawns of Barians, are much more dangerous.
Strong-Strike Duel. Alito's theme is quite hot-blooded, no?
Battle of Two Worlds. Sets the stage for when everything—honor, loved ones, etc.—is on the line.
Proof of Friendship. Emphasizes how much shit the protagonists have gone through, and yet they still refuse to give up.
One-on-One Combat. Drops the tension onto the duel right away without holding back.
Belief, which plays while Shark struggles with his identity.
Endless Battle. Everything is going downhill, and the protagonist is barely managing to stay in the game.
Vector's Scheme. Not a dramatic song, but instead plays up a sense of unease and doubt.
The music that plays whenever Utopia is about to go in for the winning strike in the dub.