Top 10 Video Game Music Alarm Clocks


Why settle for whatever happens to be playing on the radio? With the help of a smartphone and a little ingenuity, you could awaken every morning to the sounds of your favorite video game tune. Some people prefer inspiring music to egg them on, or epic music to help them feel important as they begin their day. Others will contentedly roll over and fall back asleep unless they hear the sound of impending doom. The following list (in no particular order) of our Top 10 Video Game Music Alarm Clocks should have something for everybody.


1. Punchout — Training Music



Boxing movies practically invented the now-ubiquitous training montage. The Punchout Training Music — full of pep and zest — will make you want to throw on a pink sweatsuit and get in fighting shape. Either that, or you’ll want to sucker punch that jerk in H.R. You know — the one with the sweaters.

2. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past — Darkworld Overworld Theme



If the Punchout song evokes “things getting done now,” then the Darkworld Overworld theme from Link to the Past is all about “things will be done in the very near future.” The tinny 8-bit snare drum provides a sense of momentum, and the ascending melody is hopeful and bright.

3. Sonic the Hedgehog 1 – Drowning



If you’re the kind of person who can only be roused out of bed by panic and terror, this tune’s for you. The blaring synths and a sudden switch to double-time will have you sprinting for the shower, if you don’t accidentally grab your most prized possession and try to escape the building.

4. Final Fantasy VII – One Winged Angel



Final Fantasy VII and its wonderful score have appeared on “Best Of” lists again and again. This thrilling boss fight music combines a simple, insistent pulse with swirling strings and martial horns. The longer you languish, the louder it gets, ensuring a prompt and effective wake-up.

5. Skyrim – Theme



Unless you’re a time-travelling member of the Soviet Navy, chances are you’re not used to being woken up by grunting men’s choirs. Still, it’s hard to argue with a song that will make you want to kill a dragon with your voice, first thing in the morning.

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4 Comments on Top 10 Video Game Music Alarm Clocks


On January 12, 2012 at 12:59 am

i personaly use the house MD (yes tv show) theme as my alarm. i never have the urge to kill someone for breakfast (wich you would get with most of these) so i think il keep on using my own.

the zelda one wasnt that bad though, and the monkey island one sounded good


On January 12, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Love this article! We need more posts like this on the news feed! Keep up the great work.


On January 12, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Skyrim as number 5 just doesn’t fit in the category; you could at least have tried to surprise us.


On January 12, 2012 at 7:03 pm

sonic one is full of win…