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All of the game's music was recorded with a live jazz band, orchestra, singers, and the Barbershop Quartet, Shoptimus Prime. You better believe it's awesome!

  • Don't Deal with the Devil, the Expository Theme Tune by the barbershop quartet, is short but sweet and provides a great atmosphere for the game.
  • Elder Kettle is a beautiful, nostalgia-fueling waltz tune played by the game's orchestra that sounds just like something out of a classic Disney movie.
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  • Victory Tune is probably the song that players look forward to hearing the most. With its upbeat brass tune, this song is very rewarding to listen to after taking several attempts to beat a boss, or even on its own.
  • Die House is notable for actually being sung. With King Dice's threatening voice and lyrics, it makes a great, and catchy, Villain Song for him. Did we mention that the singer is a woman? Talk about vocal range! It's also one of the most popular songs with the fanbase, receiving many fanmade remixes and covers.
  • Botanic Panic is among the first, if not the first, boss themes you'll hear and is infectiously catchy. Who would have thought that a fight with sentient vegetables would so intense? Well, this song helps that feeling, along with being a great piece on its own.
  • Ruse of an Ooze is the second boss theme and is just as catchy as "Botanic Panic". The piano emotes the fast pace of Goopy's fight with his first and second phases, but when the trumpet solo plays, you are finally greeted by his gravestone, which makes it funnier yet slightly epic.
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  • Clip Joint Calamity was one of the first stage themes debuted at length, which caused many to assume that such a red-hot tune had to be the game's main theme.
  • Floral Fury is a great boss theme. The tribal-sounding percussion blends really well with the adrenaline-pumping brass section. It's the most intense samba you'll ever hear, very appropriate for the thug life music. The theme became such a fan favorite that it was chosen to represent Cuphead in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  • Carnival Kerfuffle is also pretty catchy with its fun-sounding brass and piano sections. It captures the feel of an amusement park booming at night really well.
  • The parts of Aviary Action fit incredibly well with the different parts of Wally Warbles' boss fight. By the time he falls out of his birdhouse and his son appears, you're treated to a sample of Ride of the Valkyries, and it only ramps up from there once the clarinet comes out.
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  • Pyramid Peril fits the Egyptian/Arabic feel, but as the song progresses it gets a little creepier, and halfway through it makes a tonal shift and gets upbeat, faster, and crazier than ever. All through each phase Djimmi the Great goes through.
  • Funfair Fever is perhaps one of the most upbeat songs in the game, which makes it very fun to listen to. The ragtime piano section, which is often compared to the Athletic theme from Super Mario World is perhaps the best part.
  • Although Coin-Op Bop didn't make it into the final game, being the background track for the scrapped arcade in World 2, it's still amazing. It starts out as a cheery piano theme, but then gets darker... and as it gets darker it gets faster until it's pure unbridled insanity. Really captures the feeling of time running out while playing a stressful minigame.
  • Shootin n' Lootin is a fast-paced tune with an upbeat, adventurous sound. It really gets you in a pirate-y mood!
  • Dramatic Fanatic stands out from most of the rest of the score for its use of tap dancing as an instrument, with some fun tap solos taking place late in the track.
  • The sax in Murine Corps gives the track a distinct, toe-tapping feel, perfect for fighting the goofy Breather Boss Werner Werman. While the battle is relatively short so the entire track is rarely heard, the baritone sax coming out at the end manages to actually sound imposing.
  • Inkwell Hell is surprisingly ominous compared to other songs in the game. It serves as a great buildup to the last two bosses and would fit right in as an opening to a Bond flick.
  • The King's Court is featured in many trailers and ads for the game, and with good reason. It's a great, adrenaline-pumping battle theme that also serves as a slight Boss Remix of "Die House".
  • Admission to Perdition is the music heard in the first phase of the Devil's battle, and boy, is it awesome! It starts out with a unique melody before it begins to reprise the melodies from other battle themes heard throughout the game, and it's awesome how well they all work together. And toward the end, the music begins its madness and starts descending downward while its tempo is getting slower, indicating that the Devil literally jumps out of his skin and jumps down a hole, with you following him down into the cavernous pit of hell, which is where the real final battle will be imminent...
  • One Hell of a Time is great battle music for the Devil's terrifying final form, being fast-paced and tense yet catchy.
  • Winner Takes All is a joyful song that is perfect for the Golden Ending. Made perhaps even better by the cheering sounds heard when it plays in the game itself.
  • Closing Credits is a Triumphant Reprise of "Shootin n' Lootin", mentioned above. It's a grand tune where the whole band really shows off. Special mention goes to the short singing section, where Alana Bridgewater goes full-on Cab Calloway, and the barbershop quartet pops back in for a few chords. The tap dancer makes a comeback too.

Fan Music

  • Mashed's "Cuphead Rap Battle Part 1 and 2" basically recaps the entire game, depicting all of the bosses — and the Awesome Moments when the duo get their powers and turn the tables on each one, complete with boss Oh, Crap! looks.
  • Cuphead Rap by JT Music is a catchy filk song that's one huge Badass Boast by Cuphead and fits with the game's old-timey aesthetic perfectly.
  • RetroSpecter's Botanic Panic remix blends sound effects from the fight itself with the song and his signature electronic beats, making for a glorious song that you'll never want to stop listening to.
  • "Greedy", written by OR3O and sung by Swiblet is a catchy techno tune of the Devil gloating to Cuphead and Mugman that they're in the situation they're in because of their greed.
  • Cuphead Rap Song - Don't Deal With the Devil by Daddyphatsnaps is a catchy rap song sung at first by the Devil, as he orders Cuphead and Mugman to collect souls for him in a rather Faux Affably Evil way, then by Cuphead and Mugman, who lament their situation, but decide they have no choice but to obey the Devil. Notably, it was once featured on Cuphead's official Facebook page.
  • Devil's in the Details by RecD is an upbeat, jazzy song sung from the perspectives of Cuphead and Mugman as they talk about the mess they're in, but how they'll get through it, even though it won't be easy.
  • On a Roll, also by RecD, is a Villain Song about King Dice and the Devil tempting Cuphead into gambling away his soul. As with "Devil's in the Details", it's mostly catchy and swingy... except at the end, where the Devil sings the chorus alone, accompanied by nothing but a piano (Which is probably a reference to "The End", the music for the bad ending in the game proper). It's amazingly creepy.
    It's time to be a winner,
    It's time to take it all.
    There ain't no stoppin' me.
    I'm on a roll...
  • King of Dice by FabvL is a rap song sung by King Dice, as he pressures Cuphead and Mugman to grab the contracts while gloating about how doomed they are. The techno instrumental is really cool, providing a suitable "evil casino"-esque mood.
  • Little V's epic metal cover of "One Hell of a Time" gives the music for the second part of the final boss fight against the Devil a metal makeover.
  • This orchestral cover of "Die House" somehow manages to make the original song even more terrifying and epic. The same uploader made another version where he sings the lyrics, doing a pretty good impression of King Dice's voice, but perhaps even more growly.
  • "MILK MILK LEMONADE" manages to both be very catchy and take Hurricane of Puns to impressive lengths.note 
  • After a number of teasers, DA Games has finally released their song for Cuphead: Brothers in Arms. The song itself is a very catchy, upbeat track that acts as a sort of Rousing Speech in song form, as all of DAGames' songs are. But attention must be paid to the video that accompanies it; it's Cuphead squaring off with The Puppet, The Neighbor, and Bendy, with visuals that look like they came right from the game itself in terms of animation and art, complete with realistic looking "gameplay".
  • Fandroid made his own catchy contribution with "You Signed a Contract".
  • Random Encounters' "Cuphead: The Musical". The animation in the video might not be the best one aroundnote , but the song itself and the whole cast of various YouTube personalities is what makes the musical shine (especially Markiplier singing as the Devil. Fitting indeed).
  • "Roll or Die". It features each of the bosses singing a verse about themselves, so how can it not be awesome?


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