THE TOP 10 CLASSIC ARCADE GAME SONGS!

I love classic arcade game music almost more than I love Devil Dogs (sorry, Marcia).  And it's the classic games o' the 80s that always have the best music.  Here's a trip down memory lane with the best of them all. 

#10 SPY HUNTER
Featuring a modified synthesizer version of the famous Peter Gunn theme, it really gets you in the mood for hunting spies.  Pretty much all you did in this game was drive down the street and shoot every car you saw, so they might as well have named it "Super Highway Kill Spree" and it would have probably been more appropriate. CLICK HERE to listen.

#9 BURGER TIME
A great game by Data East that put you in the every day situation of a chef being chased by giant eggs, pickles, and sausages.  And your goal was to run over giant hamburgers until they fell in to place for some guy to eat who liked hamburgers that people have walked all over. CLICK HERE to listen.

#8 POLE POSITION
This game has some great introduction and racing music as you cruised around the Mt. Fuji scenery.  I was always turned on by the erotic mecha-female voice who would command "Prepare to Qualify" at the right time.  Needless to say, there was many lonely nights in which my "pole" was in "position", if you know what I mean! CLICK HERE to listen.

#7 FROGGER
Such fun music that really set the tone for the game.  Though the gameplay itself always bugged the crap out of me because if you jumped into the water, your frog would die.  Excuse me, folks, but frogs are amphibious, which means they can use both their left and right hands. CLICK HERE to listen.

#6 JUNGLE HUNT
There was actually two version of this game.  It started with a Tarzan character, but they were sued by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate and had to change it to some fancy Safari dude, who frankly deserved every alligator bite, and vine falling injury he got. CLICK HERE to listen.


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#5 PAC MAN
One of the most popular arcade games of all time, this beginning is so cute!  I remember before this game came out, you only had games where you shot stuff like Space Invaders, and Pac Man really broke the mold and invented the whole "run around in a maze and eat stuff" genre, that some folks insist was the primary source for the increase in 80s bulimia cases. CLICK HERE to listen.

#4 CONTRA
I used to play this game all the time and the music would echo in my head all day and all night, and hopefully after you listen to it, the same will happen to you!  This game had little to do with the Contra scandal of the 80s, but it had a rockin beat that you could dance to. CLICK HERE TO GLISTEN.

#3 MS. PAC MAN
The intermission music from this game is just superb.  After you'd get past a couple levels, you'd be treated to a hilarious cartoon about how they'd meet.  CRICK HERE TO RISTEN.

#2 BUBBLE BOBBLE
It was a tough decision to not make this the #1 song, but the folks that produced Tron gave me $5,000 to put it on top, so what can I do?  These pop up ads only pay so much, you know!  KLICK HERE TO LISTEN.

#1 TRON
Wendy Carlos (formerly known as Walter Carlos) composed the soundtrack to the Tron film, and I'll go out on a limb and say that the arrangements in the arcade game are actually superior to those in the movie.  CLICK HERE to listen.

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