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Original Soundtrack

  • Battle Point Unlimited ∞ when Trunks goes SSJ before Freeza. The song is one of Kenji Yamamoto's best songs. However, the song is made of three different songs from an album released by the German band Propaganda. Due to plagiarism, Battle Point Unlimited ∞ is officially excluded from all new soundtrack collections and caused several soundtracks to be replaced from video games.
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  • M1307, unofficially known as "The Deadly Cell Games", was played in nearly every fight from the Android saga onward. Why? Because it's awesome.
  • The second ending of "Z", "We Were Angels".
  • While not epic like most of the songs on this list, the first two ED themes for Dragon Ball Z - Detekoi Tobikiri Zenkai Power!, a sprightly and catchy cheer to encourage Gohan, and We Were Angels, a song of remembrance - are both just so fun and upbeat it's hard to get them out of your head.
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Funimation Soundtrack

  • Regardless of what you think about the English dub of Dragon Ball Z, Faulconer Productions wrote some pretty epic music for it. Highlights include: Vegeta - Super Saiyan, which usually meant Vegeta was doing something totally awesome, Ginyu Transformation, generally played when a major villain died or during other particularly epic moments, and SSJ3 Power-Up which is a superhero victory tune if ever there was one.
  • Pretty much everyone's "Power's Up" music is going to be a crowning moment. Even Krillin, who unfortunately didn't get too many moments to shine as the series went on, gets an amazing one.
  • Vegeta's regular theme, nicknamed "Hell's Bells" by some fans.
  • Goku's super saiyan theme. Epic music for the very first onscreen Super Saiyan transformation,
  • Also pretty much all of Cell's music, which goes from epic to creepy depending on the mood he's in, especially Perfect Cell Runs and Imperfect Cell Theme. And then there's the epic redoing of Perfect Cell Runs that plays after he comes back from blowing himself up, stronger than ever.note 
  • One of the numerous American bands utilized in the U.S. releases of the DBZ movies, in this case the first Cooler Movie.
  • Buu's chaotically evil themes, Super Buu's theme, Kid Buu's theme, Evil Buu Theme, Buu Is Fighting. Even Fat Buu's theme could count, the way it mixes an unsettling air of ominousness behind whimsy.
  • Piccolo's theme sets the tone for pretty much every moment that Piccolo has, whether it be getting ready to go to a fight he's not sure he'll survive, to watching over the world as everything goes to hell. It's serious and determined, yet calm and serene. A perfect match for his character, and one of the most awesome songs in the show.
  • Goku's Super Saiyan theme is pretty rocking too. It sounds like the battle on Namek reaching its climax.
  • Shuki Levy's music for the Saban era isn't too bad, definitely more atmospheric than melodic. Check out the early episodes' tracks like "The World's Strongest Team" or "Gohan's Hidden Powers" (it's rumored that Ron Wasserman of Power Rangers fame helped compose and perform this early music, which may explain why they have a Power Rangers vibe). Though officially unreleased, Goku had a very angelic motif that played during both his arrivals in the Saiyan and Namek sagas.

Dragon Ball Kai

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Dragon Ball GT

Dragon Ball Super

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Video Games

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  • System of a Down have a song, Marmalade, that sounds suspiciously like Super Buu's theme.
  • Problems aside, Dragonball Evolution did have one thing going for it: the director wanted a Japanese singer to do the movie's theme song since it was based off a Japanese property, so who does he get? Ayumi Hamasaki. Whoa. Admittedly, Brian Tyler's score for the whole thing does make it seem a little more epic.
  • For the new 2013 film Battle of Gods, there's the insert song Hero ~Kibou no Uta~ by Flow.
  • The Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans OVA had some astonishing tracks.
    • Grand Battle lets you know some ass is gonna get kicked.
    • Four Emperors is an eerie, ominous tune that just says "Something evil this way comes".
  • Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks has Prelude - Slaughter, which plays during the scene where Trunks comes across Gohan's body and goes Super Saiyan.
  • The Chosen Warriors, which plays during the first SSJ3 transformation and the failed attempt for the Super Saiyan God. The successful attempt at summoning it is here.
  • Freeza's Horrific Power. The track plays when Freeza powers up into his Final Form in the movie Resurrection F, and perfectly fits the scenario give that it's heavy, ominous and just awesome.
  • As mediocre as the obscure Filipino dub is, its music is nothing to sneeze at (even if the lyrics are kinda cheesy). Such examples include "A World Filled With Love" (a cover of "Romantic Ageru Yo") and their rendition of "Cha La Head Cha La".
  • With the third trailer for Dragon Ball Super: Broly came the movie's awesome theme: Blizzard. The singer, Daichi Miura, is no stranger to hit songs, since he did the opening theme and the movie theme for Kamen Rider Ex-Aid.
  • With DBS Broly comes a new version of "Cha-la Head Cha-la". It even got played during Goku's appearance at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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