Top 50 Greatest 8 Bit Megaman Songs Of All Time!

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Top 40: 13:19
Top 30: 23:20
Top 20: 35:15
Top 10: 46:28
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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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Author TheBfutgreg ( ago)
Mega Man 2 and 6 are the best, and what an obvious choice for #1

Author Anthony Liberty ( ago)
bobble man theme I can listen to it for ever in a loop and sometimes do
when drawing.

Author Derek Mizumoto ( ago)
a "top list" can never be unbiased, because the simple categorization of
something being good or "the best" is already immeasurable objectively lol.
HOwever i notice imo that your bias is towards a more complex synthed
trebble. while your say 50-25 are medium amount of bass and lows, your top
15 is easily much more trebble heavy imo, even if the bosses initial song
starts off bass heavy i notice it tends to go super racey. Not saying it's
a bad thing or or that what i say is pure fact, just something that i
notice, specifically because i don't like upper end trebble fast hamma jang
beats lols. I personally think magnet man and spark man would be top 5.

Author salozmen29 ( ago)
Look everyone, another Mega Man list with Mega Man 2 Wily Stage music as
#1. Does anyone have a mind of their own?

Author A. Munroe ( ago)
I think everyone, or at least most of the people will agree that #1 is
forever #1 no matter what, that's the most epic and dramatic song ever
composed to MM.
this top missed some mm4 songs thou, Dr Cossak stages? na? ok

Author Ryan Holler ( ago)
I saw Wily 1 (MM2) coming for first place, what I didn't expect was Dive
Man's abscense.

Author Ryan Holler ( ago)
Why wasn't Dive Man here?!

Author Joey Cage ( ago)
didn't think dark man, Galaxy Man, Gemini Magnet should of been top
10...mega man 6 and mega man 3 stage selects should be imo...great vid tho

Author Raven Anderson ( ago)
38:06 Did you just say mm4 music is weak?
Title Theme
Select Screen
Bright Man
Skull Man
Dust Man
Dive Man
Drill Man
Cossack 1
Cossack 2
Final Boss theme

Because all of those songs are *sooo* weak...HURGH

Author rasetsuzan (170 years ago)

Author Raven Anderson ( ago)
And so the legend goes
There was a man
Who donned a yellow scarf crimson shield and suit of red (Proto Man!)
They called him Proto Man
He wanted more
So Wily gave him Robot Masters and became the Master of Robots

And Megaman then replied
Why'd you have to destroy them all
Killing innocent men, women and girls
Proto replied
Were taking no prisoners
Were gonna rise up and take over the world

They said compared to Mega Man
Proto Man you are superior
Mega, we're gonna prove them wrong
And compared to Proto Man
Mega Man you are inferior
Mega, we're gonna prove them wrong!

(Taken from SilentWeaponsIII)

Also mine would be
5. MM3 Title theme
4. Dust man
3. Quick man
2. Skull man
1. Snake man

Author Sofia Rae ( ago)
#31 is some epic music

Author Sofia Rae ( ago)
I play mega man 2 I like heat mans theme song

Author Xani Zani ( ago)
Thank you, you've answered my question: "Which MM game did i heard that
catchy song?" answer: #1 on the list.

Author EDMaster34 ( ago)
Best game ever!

Author drini omar ( ago)
HAHAHA i swear i guessed number 1 !!! very good taste my friend but
shouldn't number 13 spark man be in the top 10 ?

Author Joaquin Tanpoco ( ago)
Tomahawk man's is.... Just....Ummm.....SPARTA!

Author Mega Mudkip ( ago)
Dark Mans theme is the BEST!! Like if you agree!!

Author navyman4 ( ago)
I'm a 42yr old Nintendo Quadruple O.O.O.O.G.

Been listening to VG music on Tape recorders held up to TV's since 1986. @
14:08 min, Shadow Man stage is the best!

Author fench1234567 ( ago)
At least you got #1 "right". Nice list! ;)

Author Pete Pitouille ( ago)
et ta mère man elle était au début?

Author Raj Kumar ( ago)
His theme song should be in the top 10.
Hard Knuckle was one of the strongest weapon of All time.
Do you know that can change the trajectory of a launched hard-knuckle to
punch your enemy straight to the face?
Lemmesayitagain Hard Man Rules. The coolest thing in MMfranchise after

Author Fsojer ( ago)
But but flashman is the best 

Author Fsojer ( ago)

Author SpoopyJug3 ( ago)
Compared to the rest of the NES lineup, Megaman 6 is definitely underrated.
The adapters were cool as fuck and the robot masters and their tracks were
awesome. Yamato Man being my personal favorite of the 8.

Author Three Chunky Men ( ago)
I think brightman is great

Author kraid80 ( ago)
Mega Man II Title screen theme make me feel like I wanna put a blue helmet
in my head and blast the hell out of everything out there!

Author OneHorseOneManAloneInTheForestAtNight ( ago)
Protoman 1 --- My ears 0

Author michael bolnik ( ago)
No Quick Man?!

Oh well, still a great list!

Author Bonsai Dols ( ago)
Fuck. My top 50 list was ruined. I'm just gonna go with 10.
10. Magnet Man (MM3)
9. Dr. Wily Stages (MM5)
8. Dark Man (MM5)
7. Opening/Credits Theme (MM2)
6. Dr. Wily Stage 1 (MM2)
5. Spark Man (MM3)
4. We are the Robots [Dr. Wily Stage 2] (MM9)
3. Title Theme (MM3)
2. Snake Man (MM3)
1. Dr. Wily Stage 2 (MM3)


Author Kylee The Youkai ( ago)
Wily stage 1 is not the greatest song, I like it but it's very repetitive
if you listen for too long and it freakin overshadows other themes like Top
Man and Wily stage 1 from Megaman 5. Not to mention the songs in Megaman 9
AND 10.

Author jag64551 ( ago)
Best 8-bit music ever. Thanks for the compilation.

Author Bluehelmetman ( ago)
Just found an awesome remix of the Protoman/Darkman song from MM5 here: This guy make some seriously
good beats of the old games in retro style :)

Author Arjan Stakenborg ( ago)
Why do I like this music so much? Its only 8 bit

Author Leandro Martins ( ago)
What's your problem With MM7/8? Shade Man would be easily a top 20.

Author Conspiracy_risk ( ago)
I'm sad that Protoman only got #47 on this list. It was very different and
much more deep than most 8-bit songs of the time.

Author Maverick Hunter HQ ( ago)
Yeah man I agree on what you said

Author pey8523 ( ago)
No Yamato Man? :( Oh well, to each their own.

Author scifyry ( ago)
Surprisingly, my favorite tune is the stage selection music in MM4.

Author Crackisgood4u ( ago)
I agree with the top 3 whole heartedly

Author The Spritist ( ago)
Dude, could a least put one Mega Man X song...

Author The Spritist ( ago)
So much NOSTALGIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Author fukc hoe ( ago)
#1 is very fuckin mainstreamly accepted and overrated

Author David Stanisz ( ago)
BOO! No WAY Whistle Concert should be so low on the list! NO WAY.

Author Raven Anderson ( ago)

Author Michael Bosman ( ago)
I recently played the 5 Game Boy games and Wily Wars. Wily Wars may not be
8-bit but no Buster Rod G? Come on. And the game boy games, Hard Man, Dr
Wily Stage 1 (Mega Man Dr Wily's Revenge), Wily's Marine Fortress (Mega Man
III), Ballade, Dr Wily Stage (MMIV), and pretty much ALL of the music from
Mega Man V was amazing. I can't seem to decide which song from that one is
better. Pluto or Mercury. If this was my list, they'd be at a tie for #3.
So far I;m at a tie with #1 for Elec Man and Buster Rod G.

Author Kurtis Kapahala ( ago)
I found the top 3 to be super Obvious , Interesting list though , But I
agree 100% with your top 3

Bubble Man should've been WAYYYYY higher......

Author Adriano Manuel Rey Parra ( ago)
Awwww, dust man deserved some credit D:

Skull Man is not pleased.

Author Simas Prime ( ago)
Nice pandering.

Author wesley ferraz ( ago)
guy I do not know how to thank you I will give to your video like me write
and give favorite you did me such a happy person I was preucarando the
music 2 and when it appears in your video I actually wept with emotion u
have no idea how I am pleased with you to

Author Ninjetty “TrueNinjettyHero” Hiro ( ago)
Why no quick man D: tho overall nice list

Author Deso Lark ( ago)
Who the decides these lists? Cutman, Stoneman, Skulman, Dustman, and Dr.
Cossack stage 2 are only honorable mentions? What the actual fuck? I'm less
than a minute in and already disappointed!

Author DB N ( ago)
I'll just start by saying this a fantastic list. Great job because it

My only major gripe: Woodman @ 40? Whaaat?!? Granted the drums are not that
good, and more of a defect of the sound engineer tna anything else.
However, the composition is marvelous. I strongly believe it belongs in Top
20, if not higher. I mean, the Sphinx is missing a nose and we all
recognize it as one of the Seven Wonders of the World! Let's give Woodman a
much needed break.

My nitpick is that maybe the list is being a little nitpicky. Airman
outside of Top Ten is okay by me, and I contend Metalman has better music
than Magnetman, but these are subjective objections. This list is biased by
the creators and that's perfectly okay with me!

Author Luis Iglesias ( ago)
I highly disagree with people saying that MM4 music is not good enough...
yet I love this countdown. (I still think it should have more MM4 songs
like DiveMan, SkullMan or DustMan though)

Author TB Tabby ( ago)
Only one song from the first game, and it was Bomb Man's theme? I would've
gone with Elec Man.

But if you want to hear a version of Proto Man's theme that isn't limited
by the NES sound chip, OC Remix has you covered, with lyrics to boot!

Author Lego skullface ( ago)
We're is mr.x fortress song from mm6 I enjoy ski fi music 

Author Lego skullface ( ago)
I have no time too watch this so can I have the list

It's a great work i agree with the ranking ... I could guess the last 2
songs 👍👍👍

Author Maverick Hunter HQ ( ago)
i love megaman thx according to science

Author Ike W ( ago)
How Megaman6 does have the best stage select music and this video proves

Author Powbro1985 ( ago)
Dr. Wily Stage 1!! Uhmm....

Author ScoutKirby ( ago)
Notices #1, "Called it!"

Author The Satellite ( ago)
I wasn't quite satisfied with this list but because of opinion differences,
obviously, main ones being that 4 had too little representation (Bright Man
and both Cossack stage themes are some of my favorite songs), 5 had too
much (I'm really not a fan of anything besides Stone Man, the fortress
themes, and the final boss and credits, though Napalm and Wave are alright
with me), and some of the ordering I disagreed with, mostly in regards to
boss songs... and on that note, why wasn't 9's final boss theme in here?

Of course, that's just my own opinion. But then I saw Magnet Man, my
personal favorite robot master theme of all time, in the top ten. So all is
forgiven. :P

Author Pacifierjunkee ( ago)
Am I the only person that doesn't think snakeman's theme is that great.
It's not terrible, but for some reason everyone loves that song but me.

Author Silver Ingot (SilverFTW) ( ago)
My personal favorite theme is Thunder Tornado (Tornado Man) from MM9.

Author Z35TYstr4wberry ( ago)
Great job on this playlist, I love this 8 bit megaman music

Author Juan Ignacio Saba Veloso ( ago)
Wow. Amazing compilation and ranking. Very enjoyable. I agree with #1 and
in general I kind of agree with the entire selection.

I could possibly comment on 50% of the songs if I had the time haha... but
I'm just gonna make one comment about #3. I love that song and I think it's
well placed but I think there are other "versions" of that song that I kind
of like more.

For example from MM4 you see the same "piece" on the start screen:

Author James Cho ( ago)
Just wanted to stop by to say I listen to this list often. Your commentary
is also on point and fantastic. I can only imagine how much time you guys
put into this. Kudos. It also inspired me to seek out some nostalgia to
hang up in our living room

Author Eloy Corona ( ago)

Author WarpWorld7 ( ago)
Mega Man 3 > Mega Man 2

Author Peter de Man ( ago)
nostalgia !!!!! i still know most of them.... gee what a brain remembers.
incredible :D

Author mahphukkah ( ago)
I was with ya until you ranked MY #1, #3.

#1 Megaman 2 intro
#2 Dr. Willy Stage 1 (MM2)
#3-50 Everything else

Author Jeffrey Comer Jr ( ago)

Author Alter Ego ( ago)
darkman's theme is stuck in my head because I DIED TO HIM 100 TIMES BEFORE
thank god i got to wily's castle

Author Fichinendo ( ago)

Author Ethan Barlow ( ago)
great guys loved it

Author suineg1 ( ago)
+AccordingToSCIENCE I was looking for 1 (ONE) song from Megaman. Listened
through all 50 just to know that the song that I was looking for was your
№1 !!! ;-b hahaha.
Thanks guys! <3

Author MegaJacob Productions ( ago)
What the heck?! Proto-man is at FORTY SEVEN?!?!?!
*song plays while I quit the internet*

Author Mitchell Roberts ( ago)
Woodman's Theme want me to keep on running through the stage! One of my

Author Nike780 ( ago)
The #1 is obviously, the most overrated song of megaman -.-

Author Gemini Man ( ago)
Woo Hoo! #8 FTW!!!

Author Brandon Patton (1148 years ago)
lel im a year behind but this is a video I go to almost every time I play
games. All in all an amazing video guys, great job. BUT.......Protoman's
whistle should've at least been a LITTLE higher. The way it turns the
normal 8-bit run of the mill sounds into a masterpiece should not go
unnoticed, and it didn't but I wish you would have given it a little more
attention. Also, I like #1 but it DOES get on my nerves a little bit
because many people do overrate it, though I do agree that it is a
good theme that suits the assault on Wily castle. Another one that I
consider to be a little overrated is Snake man, and idk why but I just
can't get into it as well as others. A little disappointed with Top man
and I would've considered Spark man to be in the top 10 at least but hey,
its your opinion(s). Also, I had no idea until this video that Thunder
Tornado was as good as it is but I agree with the fact that it strays into
the high notes a bit much. In all, this is an awesome video and you guys
did a great job :D

Author jesus crash 2001 ( ago)
ho yes i am best music 50 the game of megaman

Author Mike O'Sullivan ( ago)
Dr Cossack 2 ... surprised that wasn't in top 50. Top 3 though are spot on
and it's not even debateable.

Author Roguemember ( ago)
Elec man? Fireman? Bubble man should be in your top 10. Starman? Dr.
Cossack stages 3 and 4?

Author joão carlos ( ago)
Kinda sad there are no songs from Megaman 7, Megaman 8 or Megaman & Bass. :(
I know you guys were focusing in the 8-bit games, but come on, no love for
these 3 games?

Author Snake Man DWN-022 ( ago)
Oh yes, you just can't make a list like this without my own theme in the
top 5! :D

Author Juanma Richtofen (1853 years ago)
"We are the robots" from Megaman 9 deserved to be in the top 5. It's a
really awesome tune that makes you destroy that stage <3

Author agiroemerges ( ago)
Number 1, Willy stage 1-2 yeaaah!!

Author Joshua Staats ( ago)
I predicted #1

Author Mini Diaz ( ago)
it would be nice to know who wrote these tunes :)
were they buy outs? anyone know?

Author fun deather ( ago)

Author Tiaggo Tiaggo ( ago)
Good list! Thanks a lot!

Author vuong dang ( ago)
where skull man megaman 4

Author Haste Two ( ago)
35:56 - one of the best Mega Man musical moments right there. 36:24 -
another one of the best. I'd play Gravity Man in my top five with ease....
oh, and there are one or two EXCELLENT remixes of Gravity Man, too...

Author MrTheSaxon ( ago)

Author Alex Oregel ( ago)
Wow! The first song immediately got me back to the 90's, I remember I was
so happy cause that weapon beat magnet man with 4 shots! Those were the

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