Quite a large proportion of the world’s population gets a kick out of gaming. In fact, it’s estimated that 36% of us play video games. Sure, we read a lot about the whiz-bang graphics and about which celebrity voiced which character, but what about that other important component to games: the soundtrack?
Soundtracks play a major role in the gaming experience, setting the mood for a scene, tone for the game itself, and even adding to the overall physical experience of the players.
It took a gambling info site BestCasinoSites.net to analyse YouTube views of iconic pieces of video game music to find out which gaming soundtracks are the most popularly heard.
Here are some interesting findings:
Games from the 1990s have the most popular tracks with a collective 220,892,769 views.
Fighting game music has the most listeners with 165,620,231 views on YouTube.
Mortal Kombat’s ‘Main Theme’ (ie: Techno Syndrome) punches to first place with 141,741,111 views.
Rounding out the top 5 are Still Alive from the game Portal (2007); the main theme from Battlefield 4 (2013); That’s The Way It Is from Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018); and E1 M1 At Doom’s Gate from Doom (1996).
The rest of the top 10 includes parts of soundtracks to Street Fighter 2, Grand Theft Audio: Vice City and even the humble likes of Tetris.
Check out the full list of 60 most popular video game tracks here.