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Given its place in video game history of pretty much bringing JRPGs to the Western market, and the number of affiliated titles in part of the Compilation, it's no wonder that Final Fantasy VII and its spin-offs has their own page of Awesome Music.

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    Final Fantasy VII / Final Fantasy VII Remake 
  • After building up with some pretty good boss themes, Final Fantasy VII unleashes the One-Winged Angel accompanied by the theme of that name. Chances are you'll recognize it just by the signature "Psycho" Strings that open it.
    • Advent Children takes the tune to its fullest extent of awesomeness (to date) by turning the whole thing into pompous, Nightwish-esque symphonic metal. The Advent Children Complete version is revamped awesomeness. It was awesome enough to be used in Sephiroth's reveal trailer for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, to boot, as well as the official game itself alongside the original version.
    • The Reunion Tracks remix. Pure orchestral goodness. It should be noted this is the version of the song chosen for Dissidia, which speaks rather well to its quality.
    • The Crisis Core version is fittingly titled "The World's Enemy".
    • What, did you think that Final Fantasy VII Remake wasn't going to get a new remix of One-Winged Angel? Think again! One-Winged Angel- Rebirth starts off with a totally new and incredible interpretation of Sephiroth's theme. Then, at about the halfway point, it switches back to a much more traditional interpretation of Sephiroth's theme that continues to crank the menace and sheer intensity of the original theme Up to Eleven! There are a full four minutes of false starts to this version before it really gets going... which ultimately ends up being a form of Fridge Brilliance that ties in with the very name Final Fantasy VII Remake, because the entire game to this point has been Sephiroth's attempt to remake history so he wins, so of course his song would be rearranged temporally. And it is so, so satisfying when it begins in earnest.
  • The Main Theme. E major, C sharp minor, E major, C major, D dominant 7, E major.
  • The Main Theme / Bombing Mission with full orchestra is absolutely gorgeous.
  • Holding my Thoughts in my Heart. Beautiful, just beautiful.
  • Cid's Theme and its slower and sadder version, Sending A Dream Into The Universe. When it plays, you know it's time to get back in the saddle and save the world.
  • Fight On!. Also known as "Still More Fighting" and "Those Who Fight Further". Also known as one of the best standard boss battle songs ever.
  • The brilliantly creepy J-E-N-O-V-A is even better than the standard boss song. The electronic ostinato, four-to-the-floor drum tracks and synth melodies set the tone perfectly: This is an Outside-Context Villain and your Materia will not save you from a space alien.
    • Then there's Jenova Absolute for your final battle with Sephiroth's "mother".
    • What about the Advent Children remix?
    • Even the Advent Children remix cannot compete with the Distant Worlds orchestral version of the same song.
    • Much love to the Dissidia 012 remix too, giving the song an epic, futuristic styled remix with an ominous intro leading into the classic melodies of the original
    • The Remake has a wonderful meta variation during the unexpected battle with Jenova DREAMWEAVER, where it starts as a very good, albeit standard orchestral arrangement ... before it switches it up in the third phase by suddenly shifting to an incredible, amazingly faithful, synthy-as-hell remix of the classic J-E-N-O-V-A. To put things into perspective with how masterful this switch to the synthy rendition is, it plays as the battle enters the most frantic, final phase. This is after the player has spent a decent amount of time fighting one of the most anticipated battles in the game and listening to the aforementioned orchestral arrangement, and then is hit with the synth remaster out of nowhere to very good effect, as evidenced by the reactions of these various players. As one savvy commenter on YouTube put it: "The composers knew EXACTLY what they were doing."
  • Birth of a God, played for the penultimate boss fight. It's overshadowed by One-Winged Angel, but still an awesome track in its own right. In Remake, part of the track is reincorporated into "Operation: Save Aerith" (at around the 0:54 mark), when our heroes storm the Shinra parking garage in search of Aerith, with high-pitched violins used to provide the sense of tension and emotional severity, along with french horns to convey the haunting atmosphere.
  • Aerith's Theme. Most notable for playing during the Jenova:LIFE battle following her death.
    • And how about Aerith's Theme for full orchestra?
    • Following the Remake's release, we now have multiple versions of Aerith's theme, ranging from heartwarming, melancholic, triumphant, or romantic, and each of them are absolutely breathtaking. The version that plays during Aerith's optional romance scene in Chapter 14 is simply beautiful, having a wonderful ethereal feel.
  • The timing of the music at certain points creates a CMOA. In Cloud's original flashback section, Sephiroth begins his murderous rampage through Nibelheim by dramatically announcing, "I'm going to see my mother." Cue spine-chilling theme song of pure evil. The scene's music is perfect because up until Sephiroth says that, the music in the mansion had been just the backing percussion and bell sounds... the rest of the theme kicks in as he leaves to go burn the place. The true account of what happened in Nibelheim has dull, repetitive background music all the way through it until the point where Sephiroth stabs Cloud through the chest. The very moment that Cloud grabs Sephiroth's sword and begins to overpower him the music reaches a dramatic and beautiful swell and becomes appropriately heroic.
  • Nibelheim's theme: Anxious Heart. There's a reason it's called Anxious Heart. It's creepy, almost to the point of being downright nightmarish. It puts you on edge, and you can just tell something bad's gonna go down. The Crisis Core remix, The Shrouded Village, is also excellent. Faster-paced and thus less overtly sinister than the original version, it gives a feel of the calm before the storm — and considering what's about to happen...
  • More terror-inspiring music: You Can Hear the Cry of the Planet., which plays while you're exploring the desolate City of the Ancients before meeting up with Aerith. The remake has a remix in Seven Seconds Till The End, played near the end of the game with Cloud and Sephiroth's final confrontation at the edge of creation. Haunting, unsettling, and even with a triumphant portion, just enough to send shivers down one's spine.
  • Off the Edge of Despair perfectly matches the sobering mood of Cloud's damaged psychological state in the Mideel hospital, as well as conveying Tifa's utter heartbreak upon seeing the man she loves in such a helpless and desecrated condition.
  • The Opening, commonly grouped together with the below-mentioned Bombing Mission, is simply gorgeous. It grows and grows, setting up for an excellent, revolutionary adventure before hitting you full force with an epic crescendo, followed by a seamless segue into the Bombing Mission. The Remake gives this incredible opening track a bit more flair, with Ominous Latin Chanting of the lyrics to One-Winged Angel sprinkled in, while somehow managing to top the intensity of the original. Ladies and gents, Midgar, City of Mako.
  • Bombing Mission, heard right after the opening. Nothing starts a game better than putting you directly in the action. And now, we have the Remake's take on the Bombing Mission! Absolute perfection.
  • Even the regular battle music (known as "Fighting", "Those Who Fight" or "Let the Battles Begin") is great. The remake gives this theme the modern orchestra treatment!
  • Crazy Motorcycle plays alongside the end of the Midgar section. The Remake does this one better: this version steals the crown for sheer maddening effort by way of "Midgar Expressway", the remix of "Crazy Motorcycle". Not only does the song carry a whooping eight phases, but as the chase of the expressway builds up further and further, the track begins to mix in several other tracks from the game, including "Bombing Mission", "Let the Battles Begin", "Whispers of Fate", and finally culminating in "Those Who Fight Further" as the M.O.T.O.R comes careening towards Avalanche for Shinra's last-ditch effort to put an end to the chase.
  • The Turks' Theme from the original game. And Secretly maneuvering in Dark Suits, the remix for PSP.
  • And here's A Flower Blooming in the Slums, a sweet guitar-laden version of Aerith's Theme. Also its predecessor, Flowers Blooming in the Church.
  • The Those Who Fight piano arrangement from Advent Children may not stand out compared to some of the other songs listed, but, to someone who plays piano, it's absolutely epic.
  • The Nightmare Begins. And the piano version from the piano collection, as well. So incredibly awesome.
  • Wutai. If ever there was one piece of music that made you want to live in a fictitious place... And here's Yuffie's theme! As well as the remix when you know what occurs.
  • Costa Del Sol and Under the Rotting Pizza (Remake version) are great tracks people usually forget.
  • The Sandy Badlands, especially this particular version, which is a melancholy piano remix.
  • Shinra, Inc. The perfect theme music for an evil Mega-Corp. The Remake makes it even better.
  • Infiltrating Shinra Tower, while repetitive, fits the music of such a Mega-Corp. The Remake turns this track into one of the most magnificent pieces in the entire game, as it becomes an ambient chillwave remake. Combining this music with the breathtaking design of when it's placed (the breathtaking lobby of Shinra Tower) and the foreboding factor of it being the final dungeon, and it's an absolute marvel to behold in your first playthrough of the scene.
  • Tifa's Theme doesn't seem to get much love from FF fandom for some reason, even though it's gorgeous.
    • The Remake's version is melancholic, nostalgic, and the perfect update to an amazing track.
    • The version that plays when the party returns to Sector 7 to see the bar completely destroyed is easily the darkest and most tragic revision of her theme thus far, and perfectly matches the scene as she struggles to suppress her grief and devastation.
    • An alternate version, Tifa's Tears, that plays during Tifa's resolution scene is both haunting and beautiful.
  • When battling your way down the Northern Crater to get to Sephiroth, Judgment Day perfectly encapsulates the feeling of "It all comes down to this. The fate of the world is in my hands. Fortunately, I have my best friends and loved ones to fight by my side."
  • Our favorite yellow bird goes country/bluegrass in Fiddle de Chocobo, complete with a cowboy yelling "Yahoo" near the 1-minute mark.
  • The Chocobo goes surfer birdie with Electric de Chocobo, which sounds like something Uematsu came up with after he heard "Wipeout" quite a few times.
  • Rufus's welcoming ceremony. It was good enough to warrant a tweaked version to appear in FFIX.
  • Mako Reactor (Remake) is a brilliantly atmospheric piece that plays in EVERY Mako reactor you go into. It becomes even better when you realize that the final section of Mako Reactor is a slight change from Aerith's Theme, played in a minor key to contrast the down-to-earth Aerith with the environmentally destructive reactors. The Remake also gives us a battle variant of the theme, which perfectly blends the action of combat with the sinister vibe of the original.
  • Those Chosen by the Planet, Sephiroth's actual Leitmotif in the original game. Too bad it's been overshadowed by "One-Winged Angel" to the point that it's easy to forget that the latter incorporates the melody of "Those Chosen by the Planet". Remake bumps the nightmare fuel up to eleven by actually incorporating "Psycho" Strings.
  • From the Remake, while the Whispers' theme is already a very fine piece of music, the tracks used during the battle against the Whisper Harbinger are absolutely fantastic. Arbiter of Fate (advent) introduces the scene, with an appropriate epic music for a place where fate is to be defied and changed. Arbiter of Fate (Rebirth) takes the form of an apotheose of the same epicness with a more dramatic and melancholic direction, fitting a fight against a tragic, yet originally necessary future, unknowingly sacrificing the ensured survival of the planet. In contrast, Arbiter of Fate (Singularity) is filled with hope, playing with the musical theme of the Franchise itself, in a situation where fate is effectingly being broken and this new entry's future shaping itself, for better or worse.
  • From the remake, the theme song, "Hollow", a slow, somber sad song that perfectly drives home the game's melancholy. Special note goes to the almost intentionally strong similarities to "The Price of Freedom" from Crisis Core which plays over the ending where we see that Zack is still alive. Yosh (of the band Survive Said The Prophet) knocks the vocals out of the park. An instrumental variation, Hollow Skies, occasionally plays when Cloud traverses Midgar, setting up the mood for the events to come.
  • "Midnight Rendezvous" is a peaceful and gently soothing melody that plays throughout the roads connecting Sector 5 and Wall Market. Its name comes from the beginning scene of Chapter 9 where Aerith meets Cloud in the middle of the night to accompany him as he makes his way back to Sector 7, bonding with each other along the way.
  • Ignition Flame, Roche's theme. The music and beat shows what kind of guy Roche is, a SOLDIER who's willing to fight without any qualms.
  • The Remake's take on the Wall Market theme from the original is particularly catchy. The battle version even more so.
  • Smash ‘Em, Rip ‘Em, the peppy song that accompanies Aerith and Tifa’s glorious rampage through Don Corneo’s mansion.
  • Funk With Me, Sync or Swim, and Vibe Valentino accompany the new glorious dance mini-game in all its glory.
  • Stand Up (Honey Bee) captures the spirit of the locale’s new image of a Moulin Rouge-esque cabaret club.
  • The Colosseum Theme is another catchy battle theme that perfectly builds up the hype for the occasion.
  • The Train Graveyard Theme is sad, haunting, and yet beautiful at the same time.
    • Also see Haunted, the area's standard battle theme.
    • "Ghoul", the theme that plays during the eponymous boss battle, as well as the second battle with Abzu. Astute listeners will notice its reincorporation of the Hymn of the Fayth theme from Final Fantasy X.
  • Perhaps the biggest case of Ascended Extra in the game, Jessie gets her own theme in the remake, a wistful and elegant melody. Flying High, which plays during the parachute jump off the plate, is an energetic variation of her theme that sounds like it came straight out of the '80s movies.
  • For Shinra corporate propaganda, Stamp's Theme is surprisingly catchy.
  • Fight for Survival, an action packed piece as you race up to stop the destruction of the Sector 7 pillar.
  • Fires of Resistance is a hopeful and heroic theme that plays as the party ascends the destroyed Sector 7 plate in order to reach Shinra HQ, fighting their way through elite Shinra mooks and even SOLDIERs to reach the top. As its name suggests, Shinra didn't end AVALANCHE's spark of resistance; it turned it into a raging fire that's coming to burn them down.
  • The Valkyrie boss fight theme in the Remake is a contribution of guest composer Keiki Kobayashi, the legendary composer of Ace Combat series. A stunning militaristic action piece that both gives a sense of urgency and hopefulness.
  • The catchy jukebox mix of "Prelude" might give you a Final Fantasy X flashback.

    Before Crisis 
  • The sheer beauty of Theme of Elfe is overwhelming. Takeharu Ishimoto does not get enough credit.

    Final Fantasy VII Advent Children 

    Dirge Of Cerberus 
  • The ending theme "Redemption", as sung by Gackt. The game's other vocal theme, "Longing" (also by Gackt), plays during the final level and is equally as awesome.
  • "The Immaculate", Weiss' battle theme, is a tense, yet climactic theme, fitting for the battle against the Big Bad of the game. For his Bonus Boss battle in Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, the theme receives a new remix, which abridges the song slightly, but in exchange adds stronger instrumentals to create a truly epic theme deserving of a tough boss of Weiss' caliber.

    Crisis Core 

Alternative Title(s): Final Fantasy VII Remake, Final Fantasy VII