Top 10 Best Songs from The Legend of Zelda Series

The best songs throughout the 30 year history of The Legend of Zelda.
The Top Ten
1 Song of Storms - Ocarina of Time

This song has stayed with me when I was young and even to this day it is my favorite. The combination of the mystery and somehow sorrowfulness in the song is amazing. It gives an aura of being stuck in time, but somehow it is warm and inviting.

Easily the most defining song to be done in the series since the Original theme. One of a kind to the series and truly unique. Stands out from all the rest to a point you will go out of your way to know this tune.

For some reason, this little medley is one of the most renown songs of the Zelda franchise. Catchy and enjoyable, it is one of the first songs that comes to mind when thinking of Zelda.

Ocarina of Time's soundtrack is easily the best out of all the zelda soundtracks, and Song of Storms is the best of the songs in it. The song is even a major part of the storyline.

2 Midna's Lament - Twilight Princess

This song is so hauntingly beautiful. It creates a dark, gloomy atmosphere, which, coupled with the lovely graphics, leaves a lasting impression. Truly one of the best Legend of Zelda songs ever.

This game was so amazingly creepy. The graphics were great, as well as the music and sounds. The story quest in all was awesome as well with the different things you had to do before the end. Truly a great game

This song is beautiful. I become happy, but also sad whenever I hear it. It also fits perfectly for the amazing part of the game that it's featured in.

Mind is my favorite side character from the franchise, and this song reminds me of her. Also, the song is very beautiful and serene in a bizzare way.

3 Zelda's Lullaby - Ocarina of Time

This is one of the most recognizable songs from the Zelda series, and by far one of my favorites! I learned to play this one on the flute along with several other songs from the series.

This song is so nostalgic for me, and is such a beautiful song. Every time I hear it, I can't help but hum along

This song is just calming and relaxing. You can listen to it for hours on end.

Skyward Sword's rendition is better, but this is great too.

4 Song of Healing - Majora's Mask

I was planning on voting for Midna's Lament, but since it was already near the top, here I am voting for this song that truly haunted me with it's meaning. Majora's Mask was by far one of my most favourite LOZ games, with it's meaningful and somewhat eerie and sad features. It was the one that Nintendo took a chance on, and they succeeded in making it one of the best LOZ games ever. This song is the one that pieced the game together to create a beautiful experience. As the moon falls, this song plays. And it's haunting how sad it is how everyone approaches the fact that the moon is falling…. AH! I can't stop talking about it because I love it so much! AHH! :D

This song gives the listener with a sense of distress, sadness, and strangely, tranquility. It's a song that sends shivers down your spine, yet numbs you into a weird, soothing trance.

Majoras mask was a very depressing at times. Your always escaping a terrible death and the npcs are all saying that its no use to be with your family. This song heals the hearts of people and it is a song you can't forget.

I voted Song of Storms, but I had to post a comment for this because it is just so... Good. It actually makes me feel like I am getting healed!

5 Gerudo Valley - Ocarina of Time

Easily the best song in the Legend of Zelda franchise. The tune is so catchy, upbeat, and memorable, and this is one of those songs that really sticks with you.

This song is all I listen to in the entire soundtrack on a regular basis. It's catchy, really catchy. I've loved this song ever since I heard it and still do. 10/10 should be number 1,2 or 3

This fast-paced, catchy melody is well recognized both for its liveliness and its perfect representation of the dusty valley.

I don't understand why this isn't ranked higher. I understand Midna's Lament but this song is just so good!

6 Lost Woods - Ocarina of Time

This song holds its own musically, largely using its main unique and extremely catchy hook. It is also used effectively in the game in several different settings, and fits well in all of them. Plus, it just makes you want to dance. Lost Woods was definitely the song I played the most on Ocarina of Time.

Yes I very much agree with you finally someone understands how catchy this music is it so just I love it every time it starts playing I start dancing finally someone understands! I'm so happy!

Definitely the best song in OoT, really speaks forest. It's so good that Nintendo made you listen to it by having it lead you to the end of the maze. Indescribably catchy, its good enough to get King Darmani dancing.

This fantastic song made wandering around that annoyingly illogical forest completely worth it!

7 Title Theme - Legend of Zelda

Amazing theme for a video game! It makes you think about adventure and going on a journey travelling to places you gave never been before! I think this should be #1!

When I hear the main theme on the title screen, I simply think "rising hero" and it relaxes me. This theme song can't be overlooked, even though it isn't.

This song has remained so iconic, and 30 years later, shows us the legacy of such an amazing game.

This classic melody is one of the most recognized themes in video-game history.

8 Dragon Roost Island - Wind Waker

Ok Dragon Roost Island is the only song out of all of these that truly expresses the mideviel feel originally created in the 1987 game. Dragon roost is calming yet very empowering. A very good song

It is a great theme that sounds cave like and represents dragon roost island perfectly. I also love the title song of windwaker (where its like CLICK A TO START)

Wind waker had great themes

I love this one so much! I know how to play it on flute, listen to tons of versions of it, and I literally cried when I heard it at symphony of the goddesses

This caught my ears since I got there for the first time. It's very nostalgic for me, too.
Also, the rito are awesome.

9 Dark World - Link to the Past Dark World - Link to the Past Cover Art

Best song in the franchise. Adventurous and exciting while remaining subtle and mysterious. A winning combination.

This dark, yet adventurous theme set the perfect mood for that dark and mysterious world.

I love this song SO much! It's just awesome! Smash version is better, but there basically the same

Gives exactly the feeling it should. A masterpiece of 16-bit composing.

10 Ballad of the Goddess - Skyward Sword Ballad of the Goddess - Skyward Sword Cover Art

There are times where I forget how much I enjoyed Skyward Sword but when I listen to this song it brings back fun memories. I just wish this was higher on the list...

It is one of my favorites, I listen to it whenever I can, except when botw music is on the line...

The most beautiful song in SS, this one just makes me happy. Need I say anymore?

Did you know that it's Zelda's lullaby backwards?

The Contenders
11 Overworld Adventure - Spirit Tracks

My all time favorite overworld theme, it is just so catchy and gets stuck in my head (in a good way! ) It perfectly captures the game, from the use of pan flutes to the way it incorporated the train sounds. It makes me happy every time I hear it, and I enjoy pulling my train whistle in time to it. TOOT TOOT!

Seriously this is one of the best versions of the Overworld theme to the Legend of Zelda. The pan flute is just brilliant and beautiful in this music had me tapping my toes every time I drove the Spirit Train

12 Blizzeta Theme - Twilight Princess

One of the best crescendos in Zelda music history, and the unique moment in the game (one of the most memorable of Twilight Princess) would not have been the same without this darkly haunting choral chanting.

I liked both parts.

13 Molgera Theme - Wind Waker

Should be too 10 at least! I think we can get rid of one of the five ocerina of time, (I'm sorry, four) songs and put this on here, even if those other songs are good.

I love this catchy theme, for anyone who hasn't heard it, listen to it.

14 Kakariko Village - Link to the Past

This calm, homely song was the first song in many a Zelda game.

15 Main Theme - Ocarina of Time Main Theme - Ocarina of Time Cover Art
16 Final Hours - Majora's Mask

Majora's Mask is my #1 favourite game. Sometimes I would just sit on the top of the clock tower and listen to this. This track gives a sense of sadness and reminds your time is not on your side. The entire world is about to end in 6hrs and it's all up to you to save them, every time you play the Song of Time the world ends over and over again and there isn't anything you can do about it until you have awakened the 4 giants. This track warns you your time is running out, and if you aren't careful it's over.

This song is very depressing but great at the same time. That's not something you get every day. I just like to play the Song of Double time and get to the last six hours then go the the Great Bay's coast where I have a good view of the moon and just listen.

Listen to this song = instant goosebumps. So much despair and atmosphere to this song. Even better in-game with the bell sounds and tremor noises.

When the world is ending, I will stand in the middle of the street with this music playing.

17 Title Theme - Wind Waker

Damn, this song makes me cry every single time. It really reflects the adventurous, yet still childlike feel of Wind Waker, an incredibly underrated game. I'll be playing this song to my children as a lullaby when I have kids. It is my favorite Zelda song of all time!

Honesty I find the title theme kind of annoying after 3 seconds. It's not that it's bad but I just don't understand why people like this song so much.

Such a beautiful theme, and truly captures the spirit of the game. It is so catchy, adventurous, and I sing along to it every time I hear it

Pure adventure. It is really soothing, yet epic and uplifting.
The credits theme is also just as awesome

18 Kokiri Forest - Ocarina of Time

One of the very first songs I hear in this game and its chirpy tune, always makes me be happy

19 Boss Theme - Ocarina of Time
20 Fi's Theme - Skyward Sword

Fi is one of my favorite Zelda characters of all time. Her theme really makes me feel euphoric

21 Stone Tower Theme - Majora's Mask

Honestly, I don't know what to say. Just wow. This and Gerudo Valley are my two favorite Zelda songs (although I love SO MANY others too). It's just so unique and catchy, and I'm trying to think of the right adjective to describe it but I just can't describe it. It really gives off an amazing feeling. Any remix of this song is great too.

This music is unique... I just love it. It's like some civilization used to travel here a lot but now they've turned killers almost a little bit of sadness in the tone.

It's so mysterious. It's creepy and angelic and very fantasy-eque and it's just plain awesome. The percussion part is something I'll never forget.

22 Hyrule Castle - Breath of the Wild

Its beautiful and heroic at the same time.

Now This is epic

23 Hyrule Field - Twilight Princess

Just makes you look around you and realize the majesty of Hyrule. Especially on my surround sound setup, it sounds amazing.

Not the greatest, but it's still too low!

24 Queen Rutela's Theme - Twilight Princess

I love it, it's my favorite Zelda song EVER!

25 Great Sea - Wind Waker

This is my favorite Zelda song. It perfectly gives the impression of a vast ocean to explore and serves as the back drop to my favorite Zelda game of all time.

Exciting and heartwarming. I get nostalgic whenever I hear it. should be in the top ten of this list!

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