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Top 50 Greatest 8 Bit Megaman Songs Of All Time!



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What are the best Megaman songs? There is enormous variation in the answers we've seen - mostly because nearly every Megaman song is awesome in its own way. Everyone has their own particular tastes in VGM - go to almost any Megaman song on Youtube and you'll see the inevitable top comment: ʺ[Insert robot master] is the best Megaman song EVAR!!! :Dʺ But obviously they can't all be the best.

Looking at what others have done for megaman music rankings, we couldn't help but feel that many lists were deficient. One ranking had Fireman in the top 10 (what.); another had Strikeman as number 1 (WHAT.). Many other rankings were pretty good, but we wanted to see if we could break through the limitations of our own personal bias and produce a more objective ranking. Megaman games played an important role in many peoples' childhood, and therefore those people can be prone to hold a nostalgic reverence for the music of those games. This is a great thing, but it invariably confuses the ʺtrueʺ quality of the music. For example, this why you often see Megaman 1 songs being ranked very high, when there are clearly more deserving songs in the later Megaman games. We wanted to minimize our own personal bias to the extent possible, and thus ʺVideogames According to SCIENCEʺ was born.

Do we claim to be ʺactuallyʺ objective? No, of course not; personal preference will always make an important impact. But we have been excruciatingly careful and methodical in creating this list; you may disagree with us, but it cannot be said that we were less than thorough. We'd like to post our methodology up here... but we kinda ran out of space in the description. However - we'd be happy to tell you about if you're interested!

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Comments:

Author Kraeth (3 days)
You really should've had the titles hang on till the end of each bit. I
left this on the background and whenever I heard a new cool song I had to
start rewinding to find which one was it from.

Author TheCheezWizz (3 months)
what a shitty list with a typical bias to the same old garbage.

Author CantHandletheTruthh (13 days)
Wtf song is that when it says #6??

Author DSDstudios (1 month)
I wish you'd included music from the X series. *cough* Boomer Kuwanger
*cough*

Author SweetLemonade90 (2 months)
This really helps one to realize how different MM2 music is from the other
games. Like, if I listened to a random Mega Man song without knowing from
which game it is, I probably wouldn't be able to say which game it's from
(unless it's a very characteristic song from that game), but I'll always be
able to tell whether or not it's from MM2 cause they all have that feel to
them.

Author lennonluiz0907 (4 months)
Uh... i guess Wily's Castle from MM5 is my new favorite theme now. Well,
three months are a lot, but i'm still kind of disappointed with your
placing of Proto's whistle... and Wily Stage 1 from MM2. I would happily
SWITCH them. >:(

Author Cut Man (7 days)
why there is no cutman here?

Author Star1637 (4 months)
#1 song fucking sucks

Author RainboomBox (9 days)
Can't say I didn't see number one coming...the whole top three was pretty
obvious, actually. I don't agree with your opinion-I would have put Against
the Pressure at #1-but I will respect it.

Author Jonathono (5 days)
I've been enjoying this to get work done too

Author Sly RamPlays (3 months)
1:02:25 it doesn't take a year to make another vid TT

Author apgrenus (1 month)
Unavailable on iOS :(

Author rachparov (4 months)
Top three saved the ranking...

Discovered protoman theme...

Author okapilovers (19 days)
I love this. Great music!

Author drgfl01 (20 days)
Too bad Protoman Whistle is so low. Good list, anyway :)

Author BenjaminKargul (25 days)
Deluxe vs Deluxe!

Author Top Man (28 days)
Ugh.

Author Rainversey (1 month)
Blues <3

Author allchannelsstarttiny (1 month)
That moment when you find the perfect video, but it is not available on
mobile.

Author Rikard Bengtsson (5 months)
why no gameboy music?

Author Shawn Pollock (1 month)
What is the transition music used for #10, #6, #3, #1?

Author Robert Gonzalez (1 month)
Wizz what dick 

Author RedditRobot (4 months)
dr wilys castle stage 1 ;c

Author Google Plus Gives People AIDS (2 months)
Mega Man 1 didn't get enough love, but Dark Man was near the top and the
rightful king of video game tunes was at #1. Good enough for me.

Yes, that's right, contrarians. MM2 Dr. Wily Stage 1 deserves every bit of
the praise that's lavished on it. The love it gets isn't due to 'hype'...
there's no freaking monied propaganda campaign out there to elevate it
above other video game songs. The love it gets is organic and real,
because it's just that damn good.

Author Jose Abraham (5 months)
MM4 music is relatively weak? yeah in opposite world! Dust Man is my all
time favorite!

Author FPSWordle (1 month)
Flashman? Diveman?

Author MrVargasProductions (7 months)
#1 Already expected... i'ts just annoying. #5 & #12 are the best!

Author Dj CUTMAN (1 month)
Great list, over an hour of rocking tunes. Nice work!

Author AkibaMCRGrenias (1 month)
#6! <3 Of course i was expecting that one!!! :3 Galaxy Fantasy FTW!!

Author Testomania (2 months)
has anyone wondered that in the mm3 picture only shadow man has a nose?

Author rtsupreme (3 months)
Thank you for this compilation!! I didn't think there was such an
appreciation for this music, and I had no idea that others loved it as I
do!! Thanks for the great tunes, it truly made my day!! 

Author brandon smith (5 months)
Personally I was hoping #34 would be #1 that's my favorite megaman track

Author Flavio311291 (3 months)
waveman's theme is so underrated ;_;

Author Emiliano Perez (11 days)


Author Siyko (3 months)
The composition really peaked at Megaman 3. Why? The NES only has four
tracks: noise for percussion, triangle usually for bass, and two squares
for the melody. This gives a lot of freedom for melodies trading back and
forth (think Top Man or Needle Man), but MM 4-6 had a huge restriction -
the charging mega buster! In these games there's no reason not to be
charging the mega buster the whole time, so the composer had to work within
the knowledge that one of the square tracks would usually not be heard, and
couldn't do such interesting things as MM3.

Also, was Jewel man from MM9 not on this list? That's my favorite!

Author Coastermarioguy (13 days)
I think MM10 Abandoned Memory should have been ranked much higher. :(

Author TeonanactlPsyTrance (20 days)
Hey Guys Czech out my remixes!

Author KageGames (12 days)
what is 8 bit?

Author mactiger1983 (20 days)
I wish Tomahawk Man's music was higher. Loved it!!

Author NCsPride704 (18 days)
Cyber Sheep should be number #1. . . that beat is COLLLLD

Author Johanna Ibarra (15 days)
happy to know that my fav 2 are within the top 3. Great work guys, you
sincerely had the DeLorean parked outside for a wonderful journey to the
past. My very own respectful salute to you. Que viva Colombia & Megaman!

Author Annachu (15 days)
I think my only disagreement is having MM3 Wily Stage 2 so low on the list.
It should be way further up there!

Author Luciano Antonio (4 months)
lol all 8 robot theme of MM3 are in the list (:
Where's Dr. Cossack stage 2 from MM4? D:

Author Jacob Cottle (4 months)
Rawkhawk and Great Gonzales hu... I like Paper Mario 2 as well but damn.

Author Deano Troost (4 months)
I just skipped to the last three and guessed "mm 2 intro, mm 3, then Dr.
Wily stage 1/2 mm 2

Author aronlakehill (24 days)
I love Mega Man music too, I used to download the songs and listen in my
mp3 player. Great melodies! Very nice list, good job! ( But i miss the end
theme from MM2 when our hero walks home, thats a top 5! )

Author Zazz Zazzmen (1 month)
Metal Man #1

Author nathan raymond (1 month)
9:40. Mega man has no nose! :P

Author toby kemper (1 month)
I really think no one needs to judge about not having Mega Man X and other
stuff like #1 being Wily Castle on Mega Man 2, Just enjoy the video for
what's there, Also awesome video I listen too this when I play games.

Author Alkali Galactic (29 days)
+TheCheezwizz To quote on saying that the guy your talking to is a kid, how
do we know that you're not a kid?

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