Top Ten Greatest Video Game Songs With Lyrics

Songs in video games are not supposed to have lyrics, because whether it's immense concentration or just the pointlessness of lyrics, the music is most important. Even so, some songs in games get away with it, and these are the ones that won us all over.

The Top Ten

1 Still Alive - Portal

Love the passive aggressiveness

Why would anyone disagree? Personally, I would only vote Still Alive and Want You Gone, but I like Still Alive better.

2 City Escape - Sonic Adventure 2
3 DK Rap - Donkey Kong 64

He has no style
He has no grace
This Kong has a funny face
He can stretch his arms out
When he needs to
Inflate himself just like a balloon - Torchpost

4 Want You Gone - Portal 2
5 The Great Mighty Poo Song - Conker's Bad Fur Day
6 Everything's Alright - To the Moon
7 Jump Up, Super Star! - Super Mario Odyssey
8 Snake Eater - Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater
9 Nobody Suspects a Thing - Octodad: Dadliest Catch
10 Lost in Thoughts All Alone - Fire Emblem: Fates

Deep lyrics that just sound poetic. The lyrics describe the Avatar in fancy riddles, and it's amazing. Quite embarrassing that songs meant entirely to be silly are above this one. To me, "Still Alive" (Portal & at the top of this list), "Lifelight" (Super Smash Bros Ultimate and not on this list), and "Reach for the Stars" from Sonic Colors are true contenders.

The Contenders

11 Katamari on the Rocks - Katamari Damacy
12 Dragonborn - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
13 Banson's Aria - Henry Hatsworth In the Puzzling Adventure
14 I Love You, My One and Only - Rhythm Heaven Fever
15 Pollyanna - Mother/Earthbound
16 Theme Song - Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The catchiest song I ever heard, should be number 1

17 Ain't No Rest for the Handsome - Borderlands 2

I actually kind of prefer these lyrics over the original Ain't No Rest For The Wicked. They're just THAT good. - xandermartin98

18 You Were My Hattington - Battleblock Theater
19 Eyes On Me - Final Fantasy VIII
20 Ico - You Were There
21 Beyond the Sky - Xenoblade Chronicles
22 His World - Sonic the Hedgehog 2006
23 Rescue Girl - Mighty Switch Force! 2

Catchy silly and the embodiment of the 80s disco this song is amazing

24 I.M.Meen's Theme Song - I.M.Meen
25 Song of the Moon - Cave Story

Oh, I was talking about my version of it. That's fine though. - xandermartin98

26 The Golden House of Wario - Wario Land: Shake It!
27 Mimigican Pie - Cave Story

I still cannot believe that this actually managed to be the full length of the original American Pie by don McLean. Also, I don't know how you could actually manage to not like this song's lyrics, but apparently the people on the Cave Story subreddit found a way. :/

"We were singing!
Bye-bye, Miss Toroko and King!
Hailing from a species of the most adorable thing!
This game has been the saddest since Mother 3!

Such a simple game by only one guy...
Making boys and men alike cry." - xandermartin98

28 The End of a Hero - Cave Story
29 Ain't No Rest for the Wicked - Borderlands

Loading up the game and hearing this song gives me shivers every time. This song just so accurately encompasses the wierdness and awesomeness of the Borderlands series

30 Zanza - Xenoblade Chronicles
31 True Lyrics (Here We Are + Amalgam) - Undertale
32 Driver's Test - Parappa the Rapper
33 I Am the Wind - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
34 Sonic Boom - Sonic CD
35 Palm Tree Paradise - Wario Land 4
36 Metallic Madness Bad Future JP Remix - Sonic CD
37 Girlfriend - Brutal Legend
38 Reflective Eyes (Behind Blue Eyes) - Cave Story
39 Caveware Story - Weird Al Parodies

It would be if the "witches, bitches, snitches" part wasn't IMPOSSIBLE to rap. - xandermartin98

40 The Fabulously Fatal Fury of Your Favorite Fawful - Bowser's Inside Story
41 The Last Battle - Cave Story
42 The Unbroken - Cave Story

"... To touch the source, as all life prays... Hope keeps on fading." - xandermartin98

43 One Winged Angel - Final Fantasy VII
44 Misery's Musings - Cave Story
45 Secret Stage - Super Mario Sunshine
46 Dancing Cannon - Cho Aniki
47 Feel It Inc. - Xenoblade Chronicles
48 Death to Squishies - Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
49 Small Two of Pieces - Xenogears
50 DK Rap - Super Smash Bros. Melee
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Top Remixes

1. Snake Eater - Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater
2. City Escape - Sonic Adventure 2
3. DK Rap - Donkey Kong 64
1. Want You Gone - Portal 2
2. Still Alive - Portal
3. The Great Mighty Poo Song - Conker's Bad Fur Day


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