When I’m not writing video game news, I’m a part-time musician, and
recently joined up with a new band that’s forming on the East Coast; a
band that will play only metal, and only music inspired by the Zelda
series. This meant that I had to go back through all the old games and
look through the music, sit down, and really think about which songs
from Zelda are… well… the best—the ones that are truly good songs.
is hard for me, because as most of you likely know, there are a lot of
emotions wrapped up with each and every single song in the Zelda series,
memories of long nights and entire weekends spent with a controller in
hand, lost in the land of Hyrule. I have a hard time completely
divorcing myself from those emotions and viewing the music completely objectively, but that’s what I’ve attempted to do in this article.
So I’ve narrowed down the entire list of Zelda songs to three entries; and I’m certain you will have your own opinions, but these are mine.
Wind Waker: “The Great Sea”
Now, if I were going to post more than three songs, I might include “Oath to Order” for its amazing songwriting, or “Tal Tal Heights” for what it accomplished with the limited technology. I might include “Last Day” for the scary, intense moments of Zelda it represents, or “Fairy Fountain,” because damn if that isn’t a good song. Or even “Dragon Roost Island,” because there isn’t any better pirate killing music out there. I didn’t even include any songs from my favorite Zelda game…
So I ask you all – what is the best Zelda song? The single best song ever written for any Zelda game? Sound off in the comments!