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  • Sailor Moon has several songs for major battles that get you pumped up, including "Ai no Senshi" (the senshi vs the black moon sisters), "Moon Revenge" (the R movie finale), and "La Soldier" (the battle against Wiseman). Also, while the dub is what it is it gave us "Carry On" for the final battle of the first season. "La Soldier" and "Moon Revenge" come from the Sera Myus, which are just chock full of all the awesome music. Some of the best music you can find in Sailor Moon was never in the anime.
  • Moonlight Densetsu is tops. Especially the last time it plays. It completes the entire series. And the locket version is no less memorable.
    • This cover made by Cristina Vee is a good English cover on its own, but it's even better as she'd eventually be cast as the official English voice of Sailor Mars.
    • This song blends the lyrics of the DiC English theme with a translation of the Japanese theme practically perfectly.
  • "Sailor Senshi Reunion" first plays as Sailor Moon goes to face Beryl alone with the other Senshi dead in the traps of the DD Girls. It's at first grimly determined and badass, but at the 1:20 mark it descends into a real Tear Jerker as a sudden violin solo cuts through the scene like a knife that really tugs at the heartstrings.
  • The DiC dub may be more known for hilarity than awesomeness, but its soundtrack is one of the best of any adaptation.
  • "Sailor War" reminds you that Sailor Moon isn't just about romance and comedic fights in the 90s anime, but that they are soldiers who must face the very real risk of death and that people and their world are under siege, in the sort of song a conscript thinks of before they march off to fight one last time.
  • The original anime had the criminally underrated song "Maboroshi no Ginzuisho", which works perfectly with the reveal of the Moon Princess.
  • "Mysterious Starry Sky, Part 5", a short, understated theme that tends to play when Usagi and Mamoru share a moment of connection as memories of their past lives surface. It's les than a minute in length, but it's memorable enough you'll recognize it when it plays from time to time.
  • The Outer Senshi theme. You can expect badass moments whenever this song comes on. And the violin strings are clearly a reference to Sailor Neptune being a violinist.
  • Golden Queen Galaxia, the Image Song for the villain of the last season, is somehow good enough to make xylophones sound badass. It sounds heartbreaking yet great when slowed down into an "orgel locket" version, too. And here is said locket version.
  • The Dead Moon Circus is the villain group with the best theme. And the Lemures BGM makes it even better!
  • The Sailor Starlights' transformation theme, like that of the Senshi of the Outer Solar System, makes the associated senshi sound like badasses right out the gate.
  • Any time Michiru plays the violin, it's Awesome Music. Thank you, Takanori Arisawa.
  • Rika Fukami isn't exactly a singing seiyuu like others, but in Route Venus she showed that she can handle more than her own. No wonder Naoko Takeuchi says this is one of her favorite Sailor Moon songs!
  • And then we have the eerily beautiful One-Woman Wail from the S season, Hymn of Saturn.
  • There's "Mercury no Toujou" from episode 110, based on George Frederic Handel's Sarabande; it's featured when the Inners think of the Outers and are depressed as they realize how different they are, while Michiru comforts a doubtful Haruka. Here in a 100% piano version and here is one with synthetizers.
  • The monster themes for the Daimons and Lemures convey a real sense of threat.
  • This one, especially in combination with Usagi breaking down crying on the roof.
  • The second half of the "Sailor Saturn" track from the S season combines "Psycho" Strings and gratuitous use of the Scare Chord for chilling moments in the Death Busters' lair, such as when the newly manifested Mistress 9 reveals the coming arrival of Pharaoh 90 to Sailors Moon, Uranus, and Neptune.
  • Heart Moving. The Swedish version "Sailor Moon, min vän" is no less awesome, especially after the episode where Nephrite]dies. The lyrics take on a whole new meaning. The instrumental piano version of the song, "Protect the Stars", is quite poignant when it is played at Sailor Mars' death and the penultimate episode of Sailor Moon R.
  • The Dutch version got an original happy hardcore track as its own song. It will never leave your head.
  • 20th Anniversary Album includes covers of "Moonlight Densetsu" by Momoiro Clover Z, "La Soldier" by Tommy heavenly6, and "Sailor Star Song" by Mitsuko "Galaxia" Horie. The French cover of "Moonlight Densetsu" by Clémentine on the same album, which is... DAMN. Just... daaaaaaamn.
  • All five Sailor Moon Italian themes.
  • The Beat 'em Up game for the Sega Genesis has a pretty sweet opening stage theme.
  • For Sailor Moon Crystal:
    • "Moon Pride", an anthem for feminist fantasies everywhere.
    • The amazing rocked out soundtrack backing Rei's transformation.
    • Quiet Sorrow, the memorable track playing in episode 17 when Chibiusa remembers her parents while watching the interaction between Usagi's parents, then afterwards runs off and walks alone on the streets while it's raining.
    • Eternal Eternity. Finally, a duet between Neptune and Uranus. Very long-awaited by fans of the original anime.
    • The transformation themes for Season 3 for Usagi and the other Sailor Senshi are made more epic with the new score alongside the improved animation that doesn't rely on CGI, with nods to the '90s anime.
  • The original "Moon Prism Power" and "Crystal Power, Make Up!" are perfect pre-ass-kicking transformation music.
  • Rica Fukami (Sailor Venus' voice actress) singing "Venus" (the original version from Shocking Blue, not the Bananarama cover). Bonus point for it being exactly what Minako would do... And for her themes in the old fighting games being based on this song.
  • Megumi Ogata, the original voice actress for Sailor Uranus, released a cover of "Moon Revenge" done alongside Masako Katsuki, the original voice actress of Sailor Neptune. This takes an already awesome song and turns it into a powerful duet about Uranus and Neptune's love for one another transcending time, and keep in mind the two of them never shared a song during the original run of the series. Twenty-five years later, and the two of them are still doing the voices of Haruka and Michiru.
  • Of the original anime's ending songs, easily one of the most iconic is the first ending of Super S, "I Want to Be Us" (Watashi-tachi ni naritakute), effectively the love theme between Chibiusa and Helios, especially played when Pegasus reveals himself to be Helios. And it speaks of the song's iconic status that it was the first song from the original anime to make the jump into the Crystal remake, as the ending song for the first part of Sailor Moon Eternal, the Crystal adaptation of the Dead Moon Circus arc. The de facto franchise theme song, "Moonlight Densetsu", would have to wait until the first part of Cosmos to make its return. note 
  • Sailor Moon has four original openings in Germany, and they're all great. "Sag das Zauberwort", "Kampfe Sailor Moon" and "Macht das Mondes" have a catchy Europop beat, while "Flieg durch die Wolken" is relaxing rock.