Top 10 Worst Video Game Songs of All Time

Video game music is some of the most underrated music out there. There are some video game songs that give me goosebumps every time I hear them! However, there are also some terrible songs out there. Some are so bad that you would rather go deaf than listen to them, whether because they are extremely repetitive, make no sense, or have barely any music at all! This is the Top 10 Worst Video Game Songs of All Time.

The Top Ten

1 Main Theme (Crazy Bus)

Honestly, I am blown away by video game music these days. Most of these songs are very old, and video game music has really gotten better over time. While some bad video game songs are made these days occasionally, I just love video game music, and I think it is the most underrated music out there. - CrypticMemory

Made using a literal random note generator - xandermartin98

What is this song!? Can I even call it a song? It's nothing but random notes! It's ear-grating, it makes no sense, and no effort was put into it! This song sounds like I put my DS underwater for 10 minutes! Crazy Bus - Main Theme, you get an F- with a frowny face sticker. Even I could play better music on a piano, and I have no experience at all! Was there any attempt at making good music when this abysmal song was written? I just get a headache when I listen to this! In my opinion, the main theme of Crazy Bus is the worst video game song ever made. - CrypticMemory

Ironically, this is coming from the person who played this on discord to torture me.
Yep, it's true. - Bammer73

2 Mansion Basement (Resident Evil: Director's Cut)

This song is horrible. The trombones are playing random notes, and the song is extremely dull. Apparently, the original composer of Resident Evil's music was going deaf and a ghostwriter wrote music instead. It sounds like someone was fist-fighting another person while composing this garbage! Zero effort, the harmony is awful, and the pitch is mind-numbingly low! - CrypticMemory

Wow! It's so laughably awful! - Jasmine21064

The original was really cool, the Director's Cut vers. was just stupid - xEliHbkx

Original Resident Evil: Spooky
DC Resident Evil: Poopy - HaloFanboy

3 Central City (Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood)

I'm just not felling this. This doesn't even sound like a Sonic song to me. The song just feels too weak and empty. I can sense the melody, which would sound great if the song didn't felt like it was composed by a toddler. - Jasmine21064

While I liked the Shadow The Hedgehog version, this one is just garbage. The basic melody is OK, but the soundfont is just awful. It's just so dull, and the pitch is way too low. I recommend giving this song a skip. - CrypticMemory

Absolutely nothing in this song works in any way, even remotely. Sounds like one of those "all X-artists songs played at once" but of a garbage 8 bit bandcamp EP - xEliHbkx

4 Resetti's Theme (Animal Crossing: Wild World)

This song is just annoying. While it starts out pretty bad, it just keeps repeating over and over! People always used to be annoyed and scared when their game crashed, the battery of their DS ran out, etc.. Honestly, I can see why! You have to listen to this mind-numbing tune for 10 minutes! If you had to listen to this a lot, I feel bad for you. - CrypticMemory

I think this is the worst version of Resetti's Theme. This is the only version that actually sounds appalling to me. - Jasmine21064

5 Twilit Battle (The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)

This song is just abysmal. It's repetitive and dull. This song sounds like bugs farting on my eardrums! I get that this song is supposed to be spooky, but for me, it's just more dull than scary! At least it tries to change things up a little 30 seconds in the song. But it only plays that part for a few seconds, then it goes back to the repetitive mess! This song just makes no sense. I love Zelda music, but this song is just bad. - CrypticMemory

The song's not THAT bad. It's still not something I would recommend to anyone, however. - Jasmine21064

No, this is good. - Marxcute19

6 The Star Spangled Banner (Double Dribble Arcade)

The audio quality is just awful! The man singing just sounds bored! And the crowd cheering just sounds like they are screaming in horror! I don't blame them! Also, I just can't understand the lyrics! This song is just bad. - CrypticMemory

It's so laughably bad! - Jasmine21064

7 Long Elevator (Undertale)

Ah, Undertale. The music for this game is just astounding. Except for one dull, long, repetitive mess. Can I even call this a song? It's just a stupid elevator sound extended for like 12 seconds! Well, it was on the Undertale soundtrack, so it counts I guess. Oh, what am I talking about? This is the best video game song ever! It made me shed a tear because it was so beautiful! Haha, just kidding. This "song" is trash. - CrypticMemory

I think it's bad on purpose. - myusernameisthis

Boring. I expected something that's worth listening to for at least a few minutes. Y'know, something with a good melody of some sort. This "song" doesn't even have a melody. - Jasmine21064

It so annoying to listen - hcraw17

8 25m (Donkey Kong)

It's 5 notes repeated over and over. That's it. Nothing changes. No drop, nothing. This song can make anybody go insane. Was there any effort put into this song? Actually, no, because it was stolen. This is the exactly the same bass line as the ballad of John and Yoko from the Beatles! This song is just pure garbage! I put this lower on the list, though, because this song is pretty old - CrypticMemory

I don't mind it... if I don't hear it for more than half a minute straight. I start to feel genuinely insane if it happens. Also, it's from an old game; what did you expect? - Jasmine21064

It's a really old game, it would make sense for the music to be mediocre.

This was in 1981.
Were you expecting anything major? - Marxcute19

I still don't like it. I understand I might be a little biased on this one. - CrypticMemory

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9 The Yoshi Clan (Yoshi's New Island)

Why is this below Megalovania? - The01Bro

Because people are biased, saying that it's "overrated" and hating on it for no other reason - CrypticMemory

10 Options Menu (Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball)

Ugh. This song just grates on my ears. The pitch is so high, that I feel like I am losing my sanity when I listen to this trash heap of a song! Why do you even need music for an options menu anyway? If you are going to include music for it, at least make it soothing for the ears! It isn't really repetitive, though, so I guess it's not THAT bad. - CrypticMemory

Honestly, because of the amount of times my brothers were playing this game when I was little, I kinda got used to this song. It's still not a good song, namely because of the instrument choice. - Jasmine21064

As one YouTube comment said, "This is what a kidney stone would sound like". - The01Bro

Coulda been mixed and mastered a lil better probably - xEliHbkx


The Contenders

11 Main Theme (Baldi's Basics)

Eh, I've heard way worse and way better. Just mediocre and extremely dull. Though it's most likely intentionally like this. - Jasmine21064

By far the worst theme song of any video game ever - ShrekTheGoat

I personally think that Crazy Bus is worse, but this one is pretty lame - CrypticMemory

It's the worst thing I have ever heard.And its also the worst game in my opinion! I would not recommend playing this game at all.


12 Megalovania (Undertale)

Also my rankings on all versions
5 cognitive dissonance 8/10
4 Undertale 8/10
Now this is where it gets good
3 super smash Bros ultimate 9/10
2 home stuck 10/10
1 Halloween hack10/10

By the way hating something because it's "overrated" is not a good reason - CrypticMemory

I was the one who added this it is not bad. Just annoyingly overrated. And I prefer other music

The song being overrated doesn't make it bad - ElSherlock

13 Wily Stage 4 (Mega Man 9)

Also known as castle of evil

Far to repetitive

14 Town Theme (King's Quest V)

The audio quality is awful. It sounds like someone playing on a broken accordian! Also, is this song played at freak show carnivals? If so, I honestly wouldn't be surprised! Maybe for a merry-go-round with dead corpses of real horses? This song is just hilariously bad. Town music should be relaxing and inviting, not made to keep you away! King's Quest V's town theme is just abysmal, and I recommend you don't listen to it. - CrypticMemory

15 Area 3 (Santa Claus Saves the Earth)

Possibly THE most boring video game music ever - xandermartin98

I've heard really good music from PS1 games such as Crash Bandicoot, Parappa the Rapper, etc., but this has got to be one of the lamest PS1 songs I've heard so far. The melody isn't bad, but the overall feel is mediocre. Y'know (you actually don't til now), that kind of mediocre that I'll listen to for a few minutes, will get bored of it quickly, and possibly forget about it in the next month or so. In other words, it's not bad; it's just a bit dull-ish. I'll most likely imagine a better version of it in my mind, to be honest, but only if it manages to get in my head, which I doubt.
P.S.: For a Christmas game, it doesn't have a holiday-spirit vibe at all. And it doesn't make anything better as it's from a game that's, in my opinion, so appalling-looking and eye-fatiguing that it makes Bubsy 3D and Crazy Bus almost look like Sonic Mania. - Jasmine21064

16 So Cold (Undertale)

Personally, I like this song. The distorted filter to this song makes it sound unsettling. - CrypticMemory

Rather memorably terrifying, though - xandermartin98

Its fine I guess - hcraw17

17 Malo Mart (Twilight Princess)

Not a bad song, but quite annoying after a while.

Worst ever

18 Main Theme (The Adventures of Rad Gravity)

It's not THAT bad to me, but it's still mediocre - CrypticMemory

19 Main Theme (Mario Party 2)

Aw man, I love this theme... - Jasmine21064

I don't see what is wrong with it - CrypticMemory

20 Result E (Sonic Unleashed)
21 Racing Minigame Theme (Winter Games NES)

"Exquisite" - James Rolfe - xandermartin98

22 Inside the Dungeon (Earthbound)

"This music is one of my greatest achievements" - Dungeon Man - xandermartin98

This one's actually good. - Marxcute19

23 Area 4 (Santa Claus Saves the Earth: Gba Version)

Sounds like someone who was having a seizure stumbled upon a xylophone - xandermartin98

24 Guile's Theme (Street Fighter II)

Really? I thought that this is a really awesome song. - Jasmine21064

25 Bandicoot Pursuit (Crash Twinsanity!)

Drives me nuts - myusernameisthis

26 The Death Egg (Sonic the Hedgehog 2)

I can definitely get why someone might not like this. I personally don't, either. It's one of my least favorite Sonic songs. I mean, I can still kinda listen to it, but just won't really get into it. - Jasmine21064

27 Lorenzo's Soil (Earthworm Jim 2: Gba Version)
28 Meat Factory (Undertale)

I'm glad it went unused. It's more repetitive than 25m! How could I forget this one! This game is from 2015 (I think) so there is no excuse for this song. - CrypticMemory

29 Basement Theme (Home Alone Snes)
30 Mirrorland (Rugrats: Search for Reptar)
31 Main Theme - (Rocky and Bullwinkle Nes)
32 Arcade Bunny's Theme (Nintendo Badge Arcade)

I didn't thought that this one was bad, and kinda find it cute. - Jasmine21064

33 Tomorrow is Mine (Bayonetta)

Sounds like elevator music

34 Overworld Theme (A Boy and His Blob Nes)

It starts as a Indiana Jones knockoff, then sounds like something WAY WORSE

35 Anyway (FIFA 17)

Its bad and really annoying because it keeps saying I didn't need it anyway!

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Top Remixes

1. Main Theme (Crazy Bus)
2. Mansion Basement (Resident Evil: Director's Cut)
3. Central City (Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood)


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