Here are 20 video game tracks split up into four groups of five. I did a post like this on my last go 'round with The Save Point and accidentally deleted it. I should have kept it and expounded on it a little, but my delete finger was itchy and it's now gone.
Thus, with hindsight what it is, I'm offering a new list, a little more thought out and offering less of an individual category, yet still varied enough to account for a top 20 list.
NOTE! The requirements for the lists is as follows:
To be considered for the Happy category, a song must invoke a smile or a cheer. The song doesn't have to be bubbly or cute, but it does have to get you pumped up.
To be a sad song, it must invoke feelings of longing, both for the game and for something lost.
To be a scary song it must invoke feelings of unease, dread, or just garden-variety spookyness.
And to be tranquil, it must invoke feelings of introspection, quietness of mind, and perhaps sleepiness.
So, here goes.
My Top Five Happy Songs (in no particular order).
5- Final Fantasy VII, Battle Theme.
4- Street Fighter II, Guile's Theme.
3- Super Mario Galaxy 2, Yoshi Star Galaxy.
2- Portal, Still Alive.
1- Every Katamari Game, All of 'em. Seriously, take your pick. But for brevity, I'll just list a couple from the first two games.
Okay, and now we're on to My Top Five Sad Songs.
5- Chrono Trigger, At The Bottom Of The Night.
4- Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Way To Fall.
3- Final Fantasy X-2, Yuna's Ballad.
2- Donkey Kong Country, Aquatic Ambiance.
1- Chrono Cross, Life.
My Top Five Scariest Songs.
5- The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Light and Darkness (Zant)
4- Earthbound, Giygas Theme.
3- Quake, Castle Of The Damned.
2- Super Castlevania IV, Dracula Battle.
1- Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Abandoned Pit.
My Top Five Tranquil Songs.
5- Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Wings of Kynareth.
4- Ico, Heal.
3- We Love Katamari, Blue Orb.
2- Final Fantasy XII, Eruyt Village.
1- Dragon Quest VIII, Heavenly Flight.