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 09/12/2012 14:00 4 Comments     ShareThis

8. Mansion Theme

Luigi’s Mansion

Boo! We can’t let Mario take all the limelight in this music countdown, can we? The music of the series belongs to Luigi just as much as his older brother. The green plumber’s first solo outing (I call it his first because we do not acknowledge the abomination that was Mario is Missing!) featured some awesome and spooktacular music. The haunting notes really make Luigi’s crawl around the mansion seem quite creepy. Luigi’s Mansion is no Amnesia: The Dark Descent, but I always found the mansion to be an incredibly interesting and atmospheric place, in large part due to the music.

Luigi plays just as big of a role in the soundtrack as the instruments as well. Humming, whistling, and groaning to himself seems to be Luigi’s way of coping with being in a haunted mansion all by himself. It’s not like he has an iPod in there with “Eye of the Tiger” and the Ghostbusters theme on it.

The arrangement of the Luigi’s Mansion theme from Super Smash Bros. Brawl is also absolutely fantastic. Organs and choirs always make anything exponentially better.

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4 Responses to “Top Ten: Super Mario Songs”

  • 7 points
    Katharine Byrne says...

    Great list, Kyle! I’m a little sad to see that this wasn’t on the list, though! ;) (or the Bowser’s Lava Lair version from Super Mario Galaxy 2!)

    Couldn’t agree more about Wind Garden, though. Easily the best Mario song ever composed. Hearing Super Mario 64‘s Main Theme in Super Mario Galaxy 2 was also one of my favourite moments in the entire game, so I’m very pleased to see that at number three too! :)

    (PS: is it weird that I’m also quite partial to the Mario Paint theme? Probably…)

  • 1244 points
    lukas85 says...

    Hmm, got to say i didnt like your list that much, i tought it will be just super mario (main series) music. But, i have to agree with you on the number one spot. For music lovers that particular track is just mind blowing. Gusty garden is my favourite levwl of the galaxy series, and i think that the music is the main reason why i keep coming back for more. Hands down the greatest mario theme ever.

  • 3 points
    Jaguar8481 says...

    Why would you list other Mario games besides the main Mario titles? Mario Kart and RPG outings shouldn’t be lumped in also. You could seriously have a top ten list from just Galaxy 1 and 2, so this list is very short sighted.

    • 285 points
      Kyle England says...

      I wanted to go for variety here, otherwise it could have just ended up as a Top Ten overworld theme list! I also couldn’t forget about the RPGs which are near and dear to me and have great music that is even better than the main series at some points.

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