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
1 One Winged Angel (Final Fantasy VII)

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

This is way better than Dancing Mad!

2 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 song has a great drop. From encountering Undyne the Undying to here, you are no longer the hero. You are the villain.

3 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.

Firstly, which is obvious: The theme has four phases. The first is fighting a giant demon, the second is fighting a 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, fitting 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.

Thirdly, the guy who made this theme had NO EXPERIENCE in music. He had never studied conducting or playing an instrument. He was just playing around with it, and we got this! He even said it himself in an interview. To add on top of how impressive that sounds, a reviewer complimented Dancing Mad, saying: "For a musician, the SNES sound engine is like an artist using Crayola crayons. Nobuo Uematsu used Crayola crayons to paint the Sistine Chapel." Now, we know the SNES's sound engine isn't anything to write home about compared to consoles of today, but the fact that Nobuo (the composer of Dancing Mad) made a masterpiece on a 30-year-old console when he had NO experience in music at the time is just tremendous!

I definitely recommend giving Dancing Mad a go. It's fine to have your own opinions, but to me, Dancing Mad will always remain one of the best final boss themes of all time!

4 The Ultimate Show (Super Paper Mario)

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 sounds AWESOME!

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

5 Marx (Kirby Super Star)
6 Bowser (Super Mario Galaxy)

Better than SMG2 in my opinion. One of Mario's most dramatic themes.

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

My favorite final boss theme ever. So iconic and honestly beautiful. One of the most unique final boss themes too.

Just listen to it. That's all you need to do.

8 Bowser (Super Mario Galaxy 2)

This theme makes you pumped up and feels just so epic. Wish the fight was longer.

9 Red (Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal)
10 Tabuu Battle (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
The Contenders
11 It Has To Be This Way (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance)

How the heck is this not number 1?! I mean Bowser, King Dedede, and Tabuu over this?! Bowser has amazing music and so does Dedede, but... this music even so, a Bowser theme over Rising Sun from Okami...

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

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

I would say you wouldn't be so expecting from an N64 game where you control a pink marshmallow, but this theme is the best.

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

13 Serpent Eating the Ground (Bravely Default)

The amount of instruments and high-paced action in the music all for a secret final boss? Phenomenal.

A perfect representation of what a final boss theme is supposed to be.

My personal favorite final boss theme.

14 World Revolution (Chrono Trigger)
15 Master Hand (Super Smash Brothers 64)
16 Final Destination (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)

Best Final Destination theme. Has no business being as good as it is. If it were the final boss theme of any other game, it would be an undisputed top ten.

17 Hopes And Dreams (Undertale)

Truly encapsulates the ending of a journey and your struggle to save everyone you fought so hard to befriend.

18 Ganon (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
19 Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)
20 Live and Learn (Sonic Adventure 2)
21 Giga Bowser (Super Smash Bros. Melee)
22 Neo Exdeath (Final Fantasy V)
23 My Innermost Apocalypse (The Binding of Isaac)
24 King Dedede Battle Theme (Kirby's Dreamland)
25 Cantata Mortis & God In Fire (Dissidia Final Fantasy Duodecim)
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