Top 10 Video Game Boss Themes

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The best boss themes from games that I've played...except one cause although I've never played the game, the song's hilarious.

The Top Ten

1 Dark Bowser - Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

This is by far the best thing I have ever heard. I like Adventure's End too.

It deserve to be number one, this was the first time Nintendo tried to do a tragic music for the final boss and the result is absolutely perfect!

Its called in the final and it is the most epic song ever!

You just can't deny it

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2 Zero Two - Kirby 64

Why is this only 2nd place not 1rst

THE BEST THEME EVER

Gets you so pump. Should be in the top 3 not 6. And for some reason it makes me think about my life. Hmm mysterious.. Any way I prefer this version to the Super smash bros brawl version. This song deserves to be at least 2.

ZERO TWO IS THE MOST EPICEST AWESOMEST BUTT KICKING BOSS IN THE UNIVERSES OF THE LIVING! HE IS JUST PLAINLY PLAIN EPIC! DON'T WORRY ZERO TWO MY FUTURE HUSBAND I GOT YER BACK DUDE NOW STEP OFF IF YOU EVEN ARE GOING TO MOCK ZERO TWO IF YOU DO YOU WILL NEVER LIVE TO SEE THIS DAY AGAIN! THIS IS WAR OVER ZERO TWO SO YOU CAN TURN BACK AND AGREE TO MY OPINION ( WHICH IS A FACT) AND FORGET THAT THIS EVER HAPPENED! DEAL? DEAL! KNUCKLES WHA BAM

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3 Dancing Mad - Final Fantasy VI

The sheer emotional experience that this song provides as a capstone to an all time best game full of emotion and struggle cannot be understated. You can sympathize with both sides of this timeless battle as you either triumph over the tyrant or fall to the insignificant. Best Game Song ever.

18 minutes of pure amazement, including great use of the organ, and that Kefka laughter

Better than one winged angel just saying - Trikilla3

Have 4 phases. All of them could be #1! -

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4 Final Bowser - Super Mario Galaxy 2

I can't believe that an awesome theme would be completly wasted on a boss as easy as Bowser.

This song is so... Amazing! It sums up your whole adventure and ends it by fighting a giant dragon turtle flying through space and knocking meteors into his face! If that's not awesome, then who are you

This is the most amazing final boss theme in any mario game, screw that, any NINTENDO game ever.

yes please

5 Megalovania - Undertale

A great fast-paced song that gets you into the zone! I haven't fought Sans yet, but I can already tell I'M ABOUT TO HAVE A BAD TIME...

This should without a doubt be number 1. It's the most epic, amazing theme ever composed. You can immediately tell that there are many bad times ahead when this song plays in the Sans fight.

Very good song, really sets the mood for the final battle of a boss fight

(slaps roof of song) this song can fit so many bad times in it

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6 Solaris (Phase 2) - Sonic the Hedgehog 2006

The best theme for the best final battle of all saga. Fight with Solaris in the past, present and future with Super Sonic, Super Shadow and Super Silver at the same time is definitively the most epic and dramatic fight.

This game was horrible, but its music was probably the best of any Sonic game. - MKBeast

I cannot believe an overrated game has this music!

Listen to it and be amazed as you fight Solaris as Super Sonic, Super Shadow and Super Silver ^. ^ - Silverbronwyn

7 The Great Mighty Poo - Conker's Bad Fur Day The Great Mighty Poo - Conker's Bad Fur Day The Great Mighty Poo is a fictional character appearing in the 2001 video game Conker's Bad Fur Day. He is a giant, opera-singing pile of feces that appears as a boss in the sloprano chapter.

The perfect opportunity of gross out humor

- SuperMetro

Laugh out loud this song is just really funny. The game's developers clearly had a good sense of humor. Sadly, never played the game but thanks to YouTube I was able to hear this hilarious gem.

I didn't think that many people even knew about this game I love it especally the sunflower that flashes - SexySiren666

I;ve never played the game, but I saw the battle online, and it's just hilarious! - tonyb500

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8 Final Xemnas - Kingdom Hearts 2

I think the second part of the song (armored Xemnas) is better but yeah.

The epicness of this boss is so awesome! We have 3 phases of the boss and a few fight in the final fight! The OST with disappeared, A fight to the death, The Darkness of the Unknown are just amazing!

Deserving song for a dark lord.

Great song. should make top ten. love the game and series

9 Gwyn, Lord of Cinder - Dark Souls Gwyn, Lord of Cinder - Dark Souls

This song is arguably the most simple, but effective song of all time. It perfectly shows how Gwyn was reduced from an almighty God, to a hollow shell of one (that said, he's still tough, so don't go easy). This theme plays a very melancholic piano piece as the Chosen Undead faces off against a powerful husk of a god. The icing on the cake was its use in the Soul of Cinder's second phase, as that theme encapsulated the series' bittersweet close, as the Soul taps into Gwyn's power as a last ditch effort to stop you. - MKBeast

10 Hopes And Dreams - Undertale

Asriel theme is good

Best Undertale boss theme AND best boss theme ever!

Best Boss Music EVER!

The Contenders

11 Jubileus - Bayonetta

May Jubileus, The Creator, grace you.

PRAISE THE GODDESS JUBILEUS

The battle was epic and so was the music. - tonyb500

12 Ultimate Koopa - Super Mario 64

This is better than Bowser from galaxy 2 I don't know how is so low

13 Shadow Queen - Phase 3 - Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door

I don't think that that battle even HAS a third phase

Best paper Mario boss theme ever.

Scary and pumped! Perfect for Shadow Queen! Hellz yeah!

14 Giant Bowser - New Super Mario Bros. Wii

This is the best music EVER. Just listen to it! It’s like there’s no hope left but, in the end, you can manage to do it. Hands down the best final boss music ever

The best of the best

it is cool

15 It Has To Be This Way - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

This songs is fast paced and sets a great atmosphere. The lyrics were picked perfectly it is my favourite boss theme.

Senator Armstrong is probably the video game equivalent of Donald Trump

It's one of the best final boss themes I've heard

16 Red - Pokemon Gold & Silver

Nothing will ever surpass the feeling of summiting Mt. Silver and hearing the first notes of this tune. The God of Nostalgia, the Master of Pokemon Themes.

Best 8-bit theme ever. - MaxPap

This Song Is The Best Battle In Gaming Universe And Best Theme In The Universe. I Give For That 99.6 Or 100 For This Theme, That's Based Of That Are Champion!

17 Final Bowser - Super Mario Galaxy
18 A Despair-Filled Farewell - Shadow of the Colossus
19 Tor - Lji
20 The Sun Rises - Okami

I was shocked when I saw how low this song was. Probably the most underrated piece of music in video game history. - tonyb500

This song is fantastic. You’re fighting the Emperor of Darkness and then you hear this song, and you know you can do it. It’s just awesome.

Listen to it. Just LISTEN to it. NOW. Words simply CAN NOT describe this.

And watch the boss battle too, because that's interesting. :P

21 Tabuu - Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Arpeggios from Heaven

Totally awesome, THEY EVEN ADDED GUITARS

22 Galacta Knight - Kirby Super Star Ultra Galacta Knight - Kirby Super Star Ultra

Awesome

23 Final Destination - Super Smash Bros.
24 Gangplank Galleon - Donkey Kong Country

Best boss song since childhood. Timeless and recognizable, and never fails to hype me up!

They've managed to get the perfect tune for a pirate theme. Whenever I hear this I think of pirates at sea.

This song starts like a normal pirate theme, then it gets more epic.

25 It's Finished - Mother 3

I've NEVER HEARD IT YET< BUT I'm PRETTY SURE ITS COOl

26 Lechku & Nechku - Okami
27 Masked Dedede - Kirby Super Star Ultra

I personally like his normal theme better, but Masked Dedede is amazeballs too

28 Id (Purpose) - Fire Emblem Awakening

I completely agree!

Yes. I love this

29 Zanza - Xenoblade Chronicles

That ominous beginning lets you know that this god is not messing around, and then the jazz piano kicks in. Normally it would be considered terrible once that happens, but the way in which it's played is so moving. Then the chorus and electric guitar happen, and then you KNOW you are dealing with a god. Then it turns sad, almost pitiful, even. It serves to tell the tragedy of a man who wanted to be a god, succeeded, but is now consumed by his own power, and is a hypocrite in saying the Hons have no right to be a god, when they have been through much more than Zanza has ever seen. It includes all of the instruments that immediately make something awesome, like electric guitars, violins, and an ominous chorus that ties the whole theme together.

30 Alphys Takes Action - Undertale

Really, REALLY underrated song and probably the all-time greatest and most jaw-droppingly epic usage of leitmotif I've ever heard.

Honestly, both the song and fight kind of put Sans' to shame. - xandermartin98

31 Baby Bowser (Final Form) - Yoshi's Island Baby Bowser (Final Form) - Yoshi's Island

How is this so low? It's awesome!

Easy to make a rock remix of this track. - tonyb500

32 Dragon Slaying Battle - Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door
33 Demon Lord Ninetails - Okami
34 The Ultimate Show - Super Paper Mario

Heck ' yeah!

This theme is awesome. How is this not 1?

I was going to vote kirby 64 but this theam is much cooler... And the boss too! - power341

BEST SONG EVER

35 Rawk Hawk - Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door

Get ready to rawk

Throw up your rawkfist! If you're ready, let's drop this! Wrong song? - RiverClanRocks

36 Boss Battle - Super Mario Sunshine
37 Blizzeta - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
38 Iris - Pokemon Black and White 2
39 Cackletta - Final Battle - Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga
40 Molgera - The Wind Waker

The beat to this song gets stuck in your head easily. - tonyb500

41 Waka - Okami

Absolutely Waka! Okami fan for life! I purposely let battles in this game go longer due to how incredible the music is! Love it - micks

This game is so underrated and so are its songs, like this one. - tonyb500

42 One Winged Angel - Kingdom Hearts 2

Didn't this originally come from Final Fantasy VII?

43 Ganon - The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time
44 Counterattack - Shadow of the Colossus
45 Final Boss - Donkey Kong Country 2

Very good final boss theme for an amazing game.

46 Demise of the Ritual - Shadow of the Colossus
47 Clockwerk - Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus
48 Bowser - Super Mario Sunshine Bowser - Super Mario Sunshine Bowser is the main antagonist of the Mario Bros. Franchise. From kidnapping Princess Peach to simply destroying a fun game between Mario and Friends in the Mario Party spinoff series, this king of the Koopas has set up a certain hatred towards himself amongst the large cast of Mario Characters. He first ...read more.
49 King Neptune - The Spongebob Squarepants Movie

Boss summary: You're fighting a mind-controlled god in the krusty krab (which kinda turned into a rock-and-roll concert) with rock-and-roll music. Do I need to say anything else?

50 General Guy - Paper Mario
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Top Remixes (16)

1. Zanza - Xenoblade Chronicles
2. Dark Bowser - Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
3. Id (Purpose) - Fire Emblem Awakening
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1. Dancing Mad - Final Fantasy VI
2. Dark Bowser - Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
3. Final Xemnas - Kingdom Hearts 2
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1. It Has To Be This Way - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
2. A Despair-Filled Farewell - Shadow of the Colossus
3. Jubileus - Bayonetta
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