Best of 2012! Top Ten: Super Mario Songs

It’s-a Mario time! Kyle counts down his top ten favorite tunes from the Mario games.

By Kyle England. Posted 12/30/2012 15:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

1. Wind Garden

Super Mario Galaxy

There was never a doubt in my mind that any other piece of music from a Mario game would take the top spot on this list. Wind Garden, the theme from the Gusty Garden Galaxy, is simply incredible. I consider it to be one of the best pieces of video game music ever composed, if not the single greatest of all time. It starts out great, and climbs in intensity until you reach mind-melting levels of awesomeness at its great climax which becomes the main theme of Super Mario Galaxy (it happens at the 1:25 mark in the video above).

This track, and the whole soundtrack of Super Mario Galaxy, really shows the power that video game music can have. The fact that Koji Kondo and Mahito Yokota designed the music to be played by an orchestra and that Nintendo gathered one together in order to record the soundtrack is just amazing. This music takes players on an incredible journey through time and space. It’s not just good video game music, it’s legitimate and damn good music. Just listen to it again and again, you’ll see what I mean. GREATEST OF ALL TIME.

Well, that wraps it up for my Top Ten Super Mario Music Extravaganza. Were your favorite Mario tunes included in the list? Do you completely object to and despise the countdown? You make your own list then, smarty pants. No seriously, please do. Put your favorite Mario tunes in the comments below!

Some other great Mario music that just missed the cut:

Main Theme of Yoshi’s Island DS and Neo Bowser City from Mario Kart 7

Dire, Dire Docks from Super Mario 64, The Final Bowser Battle from Super Mario 3D Land and the Ground Theme from Super Mario World.

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