Top 10 Zelda Songs of All Time
5. Tal Tal Heights – Link’s Awakening
It’s not just the song that’s awesome here, it’s the context. Hearing this tune as you’re climbing up those stairs up to the Wind Fish’s eggs during the climax of Link’s Awakening makes you wonder just how music coming out of such small speakers can get your blood pumping so much.
4. Saria’s Song – Ocarina of Time
One of the most infectious, catchy songs in a franchise known for having infectious, catchy songs. If you are a member of the N64 generation and you didn’t ever catch yourself whistling this tune as you went to school or work, you are a liar.
3. Skyward Sword Theme – Skyward Sword
Skyward Sword’s main theme is already sounds epic enough, but when you learn that the song is primarily Zelda’s Lullaby played in reverse, your mind will be blown at the musical sorcery at work. Kondo! How do you do it?
2. Overworld Theme – Ocarina of Time
Right after Link exits the little bubble that is the Kokiri Forest and steps into the vast world of Hyrule, he’s met with this tune. It sets the tone for a beginning adventure perfectly. Particularly great about this song is the way it starts out with a very upbeat and uplifting tempo, but then starts to become dark and foreboding as night approaches.
1. Title Theme – Zelda 1
Sure it’s cliche to pick “the one that started it all” as number 1, but if ever there was a case for doing so, it’s right here. Right from the start, Koji Kondo set the bar extremely high for the Zelda series, and if it wasn’t for this song, we probably wouldn’t have any of the other songs on this list.