Top 10 Final Boss Themes of All Time

The final boss theme is usually the best theme in the game. So good, we put them on a Top Ten list.

The Top Ten Final Boss Themes of All Time

1 Dancing Mad (Final Fantasy VI)

Before you all say "One Winged Angel is better than Dancing Mad", I want to address a few things real quick. I've played both games and to me, Dancing Mad is slightly better than One Winged Angel, in my opinion.

Firstly, which is the obvious: The theme has 4 phases. The first is fighting a giant demon, the second is fighting man, the third is fighting angels, and the fourth and final is fighting Kefka himself as a god. Each phase was crafted masterfully with excellent pitch and pacing, and it fits the tone of each fight very well.

Secondly, this is the theme for a man who wants to destroy the universe for almost no reason. Only to cause destruction. Honestly, this theme suits Kefka as One Winged Angel suits Sephiroth.

And thirdly, the guy who made this theme had NO EXPERIENCE in music. He had never studied to conduct or play an instrument. He was just playing around with it and we got this! He even said it himself in an interview. And to add on top of ...more

Nobuo is a mad genius. This song is so expertly crafted just like his other songs. Personally, I view this as perhaps the greatest video game song of all time, and if any song should be put in a video game hall of fame, it's this one.

Literal four-part concerto on SNES. Self-evident.


2 One Winged Angel (Final Fantasy VII)

Oh for crying out loud, One Winged Angel is way better than Dancing Mad! - Kefka

This is way better than dancing mad!

Way better than dancing mad


3 The Ultimate Show (Super Paper Mario)

So, this is the best final boss theme of all time... I love it, but I didn't think it was THIS popular. My friends are still listening to Green Hill Zone lol

This track is interesting because it mixes the tracks of those that are fused to become Super Dimentio, Dimentio, Luigi, and the Chaos Heart. Not to mention it just sound AWESOME!

Do you find it weird that one half of the boss is Dimentio, but the other half is Luigi?

Needs to be 1st.

4 Bowser (Super Mario Galaxy)

The most EPIC MUSIC OF ALL TIME! It really does indeed sound like you are saving the whole entire Universe! - HeavyDonkeyKong

It is Amazing and epic

I love this theme!

Three words: LISTEN. TO. THIS!

5 Megalovania (Undertale)

Unlike most final bosses where you play as the hero defeating the ultimate villain, you play as the villain fighting against the last barrier between you and the world's destruction. This song really makes you feel as though everything is on the line.


This Music Is Awesome.


The best boss theme ever

6 Red (Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal)

Red, he is the best - mewtwo1

I am so likes red - mewtwo1

Bowser can't be on red, red from pokemon g/s/c is the best music. - mewtwo1

Bowser music from smg sucks. red pokemon gold/silver/crystal is that most epic battle music. - mewtwo1

7 Final Boss (Mario and Luigi Bowser's Inside Story)

I have never played this game but this song is amazing

Best kind of music for an awesome villain like Fawful

Should be top 3

How is this 11th?

8 Ultimate Koopa (Super Mario 64)


9 Zero Two Battle (Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards)

Second best kirby theme of all time. A piece of art, eerie and beautiful

I would say you wouldn't be so expecting a N64 game where you control a pink marshmellow. But this theme is the best.


This theme is very intridsting and his disighn

10 Bowser (Super Mario Galaxy 2)

The Contenders

11 Serpent Eating the Ground (Bravely Default)

My personal favorite final boss theme.

12 Marx (Kirby Super Star)
13 World Revolution (Chrono Trigger)
14 Ganon (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)

This though. - MaxPap

15 King Dedede Battle Theme (Kirby's Dreamland)

This theme is awesome. :3

Its bloddy Dedede, our big boi

16 Tabuu Battle (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
17 Demise of the Ritual (Shadow of the Colossus)
18 Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)
19 Bowser (Mario Party 4)
20 The Rising Sun (Okami)

Masterpiece of a final boss theme. Simply amazing

21 Master Hand (Super Smash Brothers 64)
22 Neo Exdeath (Final Fantasy V)
23 My Innermost Apocalypse (The Binding of Isaac)
24 Cantata Mortis & God In Fire (Dissidia Final Fantasy Duodecim)
25 Giga Bowser (Super Smash Bros. Melee)
26 Zanza (Xenoblade Chronicles)
27 One Who Bares Fangs At God (Xenogears)
28 Solaris Phase 2 (Sonic the Hedgehog 2006)

Best sonic final boss next to dark gai a phase 2 and nega wisp phase 2

One good thing that this game had.


29 Dracula Battle (Super Castlevania 4)
30 Majora's Mask (LoZ: Majora's Mask)

This theme totally describes your fighting a wicked trickster and the other ones are completely disturbing.

31 Yin-Yarn (Kirby's Epic Yarn)

Total rushing boss music.

32 Champion Cynthia (Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum)
33 The Extreme (Final Fantasy VIII)
34 Grand Cross (Final Fantasy IX)
35 Final Destination (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
36 It Has To Be This Way (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance)

Ridiculous, over the top, absolutely silly, fits perfectly.

My favorite final boss theme in gaming

Nanomachines son!

I carved my own paaath!

You followed your wraaath!

37 Battle Against The Masked Man (Mother 3)
38 King K. Rool (Donkey Kong Country)
39 Baby Bowser -Final Boss- (SMW 2: Yoshi's Island)

Clearly good 16-bit electric guitar.

The Guitar


40 Elder Princess Shroob (Mario and Luigi Partners in Time)

This is so epic, it fits the mood well also

41 Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker)

This song is amazing.

42 Id Purpose (Fire Emblem Awakening)
43 Porky Means Business (Earthbound)

The entirety of EarthBound is often overlooked by other RPG's, but this song is on the same tier as One-Winged Angel and In The Final

44 Bowser- Super Mario Bros.
45 Hag 1 (Banjo-Tooie)

So epic! - MaxPap

46 Last Battle (Cave Story)

Hell yes. Cave Story's music is absolutely incredible, and the final boss theme is easily one of the best songs in the entire game, I love this song so much

47 Nightmare (Kirby's Adventure)
48 Primal Dialga (Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Time/Darkness)

This game has an incredible soundtrack and the final battle against Primal Dialga is a perfect climax with its music

49 Lavos's Theme (Chrono Trigger)
50 Heavy Metal (Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure)

Honestly, this song is even more badass than Megalovania and the final boss theme of Yoshi's Island mixed TOGETHER. Holy Christ, that is kickass. - xandermartin98

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