Top Ten: Alternative Final Fantasy Songs

Katharine lists her favourite Final Fantasy tunes from the Nintendo era that don’t feature the words “Theme of Love” or “Dancing Mad”.

By Katharine Byrne. Posted 03/15/2013 10:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

Nobuo Uematsu is about as beloved a video game composer as Zelda and Mario maestro Koji Kondo. In fact, considering he has a regular series of Distant World concerts that celebrates the music of Final Fantasy the world over, you could even say he’s more popular than our favourite Nintendo songsmith…

But where’s the fun in making a list of tracks that everyone already knows and loves? With such a large repertoire at his disposal, even discounting the non-Nintendo tunes, such a task would be almost impossible. Instead, I’m going to count down my Top Ten alternative Final Fantasy songs– because for every iconic character theme and heart-thumping boss battle, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of slightly lesser known songs that are just as stirring and soulful as all those other tracks everyone keeps on harking about. So get ready to turn up those speakers, because this is going to be one musical journey like no other…

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