Best Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 Music

A big reason we love Super Mario Galaxy 1-2 is because of music. I've mentioned in another list that Super Mario Galaxy has the best soundtrack in Video Game Industry. I'll be counting down our favorite soundtracks for Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. Feel free to add any music that I may have forgotten.

The Top Ten

1 Gusty Garden Galaxy (SMG)

Although many consider this track "overrated," it is still one of, if not the best song I've ever heard in a video game. It's so lively, majestic, and beautiful that it's nigh impossible not to love. It already has a great remix in Super Mario 3D World called "Champion's Road".

So majestic and amazing. I love it. I feel so peaceful listening to it. When I unlocked it in Super Smash Bros I made it that only good egg galaxy were and gusty garden the only songs. If I was an orchestra teacher I would play this and a lot of the Mario Galaxy Music. I love this song and Rosalinas theme in the observatory.

This track is so good. It's so good, it's used a LOT for remixes. Not only that, it sounds really nice. - RebelGamer

All the music in Galaxy is garbage

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2 Melty Molten Galaxy (SMG)

So many good things about this galaxy. It's challenging, and actually takes more than one attempt. The visuals and cinematics throughout the level are just amazing. It really adds to the atmosphere of the level and makes you feel like you are in a hell-ish area with much a stake. The missions are wide, each being very fun. Don't even get me started on the music. The wide variety of instruments and how they bounce off one another, and the great combination of orchestra and techno music makes you feel like they were meant to be. Many different parts with each rapidly approaching the turning point, like shooting away from the volcano. Each part of the level makes you want to come back for more, that's why it's deserving of the #1 spot.

Like every Lava based levels, the Galaxy itself it's so cool and challenging. But let's talk about the track. It feels so good when it reaches the EXPLOSION part. You know, that part you usually reach the volcano and then explodes. I don't even care if I keep failing the missions, because that's a good excuse why to listen to this track over and over. - RebelGamer

Best. Mario. Music. Ever. Fin. This should be higher up on the list. - Vic21102

3 Good Egg Galaxy (SMG)

This song is the 1st song, well actually, this is the 2nd song you hear the very first time you play Super Mario Galaxy. Then, when you start playing Good Egg Galaxy and hear the intro of the song, you're in for a wild ride. - RebelGamer

Good Egg Galaxy immediately lets you know right off the bat that this game is going to be spectacular, as any first level should do. It's quick-paced, surprisingly simple, and easy to pick up. This song is one of gaming's best soundtracks.

Had a hard time deciding between this and Space Junk Galaxy, but I felt this was more epic and it makes me feel like I'm exploring the depths of space

I love this song all much and is to catchy this needs to be #1!

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4 Buoy Base Galaxy (SMG)

The orchestral majesty of this song blows my mind. It is so intense and gets you pumped up for almost anything. I always picture an army of 1,000 men marching into battle to this theme. It definitely feels the most like space with all of the different synths and techno instruments. Truly a masterpiece.

This song is one of the best songs in Super Mario Galaxy but I think all SMG songs are the best

It feels like you're actually in space. - RebelGamer

This took everyone by surprise.

5 Space Junk Galaxy (SMG)

There's just something about this song I just really like, I just don't know what it is. Respond to me, if you know. - RebelGamer

6 Ending Theme (SMG)

This song horribly underrated. It only has 8k or 9k views as of 11/19/15. To me it's so good, I want to play it during my graduation. Go Class of 2020! - RebelGamer

7 King Bowser (SMG)
8 Bowser's Lava Lair (SMG2)

I had a tough choice between the 1st and 2nd versions, but the 2nd one had more instrument sounds, and has a choir. - RebelGamer

9 Purple Comet (SMG)

No explanation needed if you played the fan-made game called Super Mario 63. - RebelGamer

It's somewhat epic to hear this while being followed by shadows.

10 Ending Theme (SMG2)

This is the best ending theme music (only the ending theme of mario & luigi: partners in time is better) in a mario game

Come on this is like the best ending music to a Mario game

Best. Music. Ever. (Prepare a napkin)

The Contenders

11 Final Battle (SMG2)

Bowser deserves something for making that music.

Come on this definitely belongs high on the list

12 Rosalina's Observatory (SMG)

The quiet brilliance of this song is both uplifting, epic, and a bit poignant at the same time. The Observatory music is one that you always wish to hear again, and it is, without a doubt, one of the highlights of Super Mario Galaxy. Period.

13 Fluffy Bluff Galaxy (SMG2)

I love dis song so much. I don't know what it is, but I love it I Love It I LOVE IT!

14 Final Boss (SMG)

Thanks for adding this! Keep it up. - RebelGamer

15 Fleet Glide Galaxy (SMG2)

To me, this is also underrated. It fits perfectly with the galaxy. It also sounds really cool. - RebelGamer

16 Ghostly Galaxy (SMG)
17 Sky Station Galaxy (SMG2)

This song was a new beginning to a new adventure, it feels so adventurous. - RebelGamer

18 Family (SMG)

Most heartfealt theme in the game


19 Bowser's Lava Generator (SMG2)

Hands down, the best Bowser level theme ever (in my opinion). - RebelGamer

Loved this when I was younger"

The best Mario song ever!

20 Puzzle Plank Galaxy (SMG2)

I love this one - smwc23105

best music

21 Battlerock Galaxy (SMG)

Its starts off nice and easy, then BOOM! The Brass instruments start get louder, and better. - RebelGamer

22 Cosmic Cove Galaxy (SMG2)

Beautiful Ambiance

I listening to it write now as I'm typing this, really really good song

23 Gateway Galaxy (SMG)

It's super awesome! It calms me down. I like listening to it while looking at the stars. It's so soothing yet sad like Rosalina. I listen to it for at least 5 minutes every day. I just love it.

24 Luma (SMG)

This is probably the most emotional song I have ever heard in a game, and this song is just so relaxing and calming to hear, especially for people with stuff happening in their lives. The song is just so beautiful in so many ways, I love it.

25 Bowser's Galaxy Generator (SMG2)

This theme is so hype and gets you pumped for the final boss, it's very underrated

26 Bowser Jr.'s Fiery Flotilla (SMG2)

This song shows both the childish and evil side of Bowser Jr. This song is just awesome.

27 Flip Swap Galaxy (SMG2)
28 Sky Station Galaxy 2nd Theme (SMG2)
29 Throwback Galaxy (SMG2)

Quite honestly, a huge punch in terms of nostalgia, the music is beautifully orchestrated and has a great spin on the original soundtrack.

Insanely catchy, just pure pleasure and nostalgia.

30 Comet Observatory (SMG)
31 Megahammer (SMG2)

The music really fits the frantic feeling of the boss, and it's a huge ear worm.

32 Birth (SMG)
33 Space Storm Galaxy (SMG 2)
34 Starshine Beach Galaxy (SMG2)
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Top Remixes (4)

1. King Bowser (SMG)
2. Ending Theme (SMG)
3. Melty Molten Galaxy (SMG)
1. Bowser's Lava Lair (SMG2)
2. Gusty Garden Galaxy (SMG)
3. Purple Comet (SMG)
1. Gusty Garden Galaxy (SMG)
2. Good Egg Galaxy (SMG)
3. Fleet Glide Galaxy (SMG2)

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