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Basically every song in the entire Silent Hill series deserve a spot on this list. Just search up "Silent Hill OST" on youtube. Or you could just find some convenient playlists on "stripedlady's channel."

Credits where they're (usually) due: Akira Yamaoka — composer, Joe Romersa — arranger, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn — vocals

As of Silent Hill: Downpour, Akira Yamaoka has been (sadly, for most Silent Hill fans) replaced by Daniel Licht, better known as the composer for the Showtime series Dexter.


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    Silent Hill 1 
  • "The fear of blood tends to create fear for the flesh" This cryptic statement, accompanied by an eerie mandolin and distorted guitar, kicks off the series and soon gives way to the iconic main theme, "Silent Hill". A jangly, country & jazz-underscored, American gothic sound that is really evocative of how the game is Konami's nod to American horror.
  • Not Tomorrow, the song that plays during Lisa's reveal in the first game. It's just so haunting and melancholy.
  • "Esperadote", the theme song to the worst ending in the first game. It's a downright gorgeous, operatic theme, sex to your ears. Unusually for a Silent Hill game, the lyrics are in Spanish. And not only Spanish, it's a tango sung by Vanesa Quiroz, a famous Argentinian tango singer.

    Silent Hill 2 
  • "Theme of Laura" and its reprise, played for Angela's death scene.
  • "White Noiz", the absolutely beautiful ambient song that plays when you first start the game in the bathroom. Yeah, it manages to make a Disgusting Public Toilet blissful.
  • "Betrayal". It's the perfect music for a final battle with a demon monster from Hell. It's so dark and depressing but awesome at the same time.
  • Any music pertaining to Pyramid Head is amazing yet noisy. Just listen to "Pyramid Head" Theme.
  • "Overdose Delusion." After such a cathartic ending with Maria's final death and Mary telling James to go on with his life, it's fittingly bittersweet.
  • 'Promise (reprise)'.
    • For that matter, 'Promise'. Playing at the end credits of the Maria Ending, the song perfectly encapsulates James's loneliness and utter depression.
  • The creepy-but-beautiful Music Box theme from Silent Hill 2. A very sad piece. Also its remix by the wonderful katethegreat.
  • Magdalene, a minimalist piano piece that plays after Pyramid Head kills Maria in the Otherworld Hospital. It somehow manages to drive home that you've failed more effectively than a more bombastic piece would have been able to.
  • True. Notable in large part for playing during The Reveal in Silent Hill 2, it's devastating in any context. Its inspiration, Tears Of... from the first game, is also quite good.
  • There's something very addicting about Mira's Theme, the piece made entirely of barks, growls, and a circus organ played during the dog ending. Catchy? Very.
  • Pianissimo Epilogue, this game's result screen theme. A peaceful piano and synth theme that fits so perfectly at the end of such a depressing and terrifying game.

    Silent Hill 3 

    Silent Hill 4: The Room 
  • Melancholy Requiem, the song right before Henry gets up from his bed.
  • Room of Angel. Plays briefly during the intro, as well as in Cynthia's death scene. Very melancholy and haunting, made even more so by the vocals.
  • Remodeling from 4. Its shifts from cacophonous to beautiful are abrupt, but mesmerizing.
  • "Waiting for You ~ Live at 'Heaven's Night' ~ is a beautiful song from the Silent Hill 4 soundtrack, encompassing the relationship between James and Mary from the second game.
  • "Cradle of Forest", the ending theme from Silent Hill 4, is Joe Romersa's final vocal contribution to the series, and perfectly captures Walter's childhood in the Wish House.
  • Tender Sugar, from the original soundtrack. A stripped version plays when Joseph Schreiber appears in Room 302 of the Past.
  • Your Rain, a reverb-drenched alt-rock piece. Special mention goes to the solo at 2:54, a killer interpolation of the original Silent Hill theme, and the bass solo at 4:16.
  • Resting Comfortably, a downright peaceful ambient track that plays when exploring the first floor of the Revisited Apartment World and learning about Walter's past.

    Silent Hill Origins 

    Silent Hill: Homecoming 
  • One More Soul to The Call.
  • Witchcraft. This music coupled with Alex's thoughts on his family certainly set the mood.
  • Alex's Theme is a beautifully haunting piece of music.
  • "Elle's theme". A haunting, slightly eerie piece which explains Elle's feelings and state of mind.
  • This Sacred Line. Unexpectedly hard, almost industrial rock song which fits in surprisingly well with its themes of loss, struggle, and sacrifice.

    Silent Hill: Shattered Memories 

    Silent Hill Downpour 



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