I wanted to point our readers to an article written by Dale North over on his AOL Radio Blog where he counts down his top 10 favorite video game theme songs. As Dale has turned me on to a great deal of music over the years that I now enjoy on a regular basis, I figured he’d have some interesting picks. While the list is dominated by Squaresoft, he also pulls in Katamari Damacy and Silent Hill. I remember first looking at the list and thinking, “Well, he’s missed out on all sorts of things, and went for the rather obvious tracks,” but now that I think about it, I can’t really come up with much else that belongs on the list.
So, as a point of discussion, what vocal themes do you think are missing? The one at jumps out at me the most is “Song of the Ancients” from NieR. But perhaps you prefer “The virgin child makes her wish without feeling anything” from No More Heroes, or some Korean goodness in the forms of “Esa Promesa” from Granado Espada and “fly away” from PangYa Portable? Then there’s that guilty pleasure, “I am the Wind” from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Yes, I honestly do like it.
Tell us what tracks are on your list. While Squaresoft really got the whole “vocal theme song” thing going with the Final Fantasy series, are they necessarily the best? Let us know what you think.