Top 10 Feel Good Songs From The Nintendo 64

Here are the top 10 feel-good songs for the Nintendo 64. Everybody's favorite 90's home console showcases the best of the best when it comes to music that uplifts the spirit, and gives you that happy mindset throughout the course of the track.

Top 10 Feel Good Songs From The Nintendo 64

We’ve all been there. Sitting on the recliner… eating some chips… and playing our favorite video games. While visiting different levels and worlds in the game… we hear a song that correctly catches our ears. Instantly, we go, “huh… what is that wonderful jingle I’m hearing right now?” Keeping with that concept, we look at the top ten Nintendo 64 feel-good songs I think belong on the list.

This will always be my answer if someone asks me what the best song to come from the Nintendo 64 system was. The greatest song I had heard from the N64 and one of the greatest games I had played on that system. Being able to separate myself from the daily grind of life and play this game while taking pictures of landscapes was truly something unforgettable. This song has a keep reaching for the stars aura to it. Don’t give up. Just listen to some Hang Glider theme from Pilotwings 64, and everything will be okay. Easily my number one on the list of the ten best feel-good songs from the Nintendo 64.

Hang Glider [Pilotwings 64]

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Well, we all knew this one would be on the list. I can’t imagine a top ten Nintendo 64 song list that didn’t include Dire Dire Docks from Super Mario 64. It comes in at number two. This one feels like you’ve taken a portal to a new world, and that world was the ultimate chilled experience you have ever encountered. The way that Mario makes the swimming noises when he paddles through the water goes very well with this theme. An absolutely surreal experience one finds themselves having upon listening to this track. Just close your eyes and tell me you don’t feel like you are on a nice fluffy cloud when you hear this song.

Super Mario 64 - Water Theme / Dire Dire Docks - HD

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If you are looking for a song that washes away your blues from your body in one fell swoop, then this is the song for you. Cleopactra from the Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness video game comes in at number three on the list. It has a subtle techno beat to it, but it isn’t extremely strong in its delivery, which makes it just the right amount of instrumental tempo to keep the player invested in listening to more of it.

Cleopactra (1HR Looped) - Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness Music

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A very underrated song from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time video game. Most people talk about the shop theme from this game (which is also a classic.) But this one is fire… well, ice… as well. It feels like I’m just checking myself into a five-star vacation spot for the weekend when listening to this track. A very cozy vibe to it, like a warm blanket surrounding me when I enjoy a nice cup of hot cocoa near the fireplace. 

Zora's Domain - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Credit: Video Games Music

Honestly, I couldn’t go wrong with any song I chose on this video game’s soundtrack. All are masterpieces. And what makes this soundtrack even better is that the game itself is a true gem. You can get lost playing Vigilante 8 for hours and not even know it. What propels this game of vehicle mayhem forward is that each level is wrapped with a splendid song. This track kinda has a Disco feel to it, and I like it!

Vigilante 8 - Main Menu [N64]

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Ah, yes, the legendary comedic hip-hop song that introduced the Donkey Kong crew to the audience in 1999. The lyrics are very catchy and very fun to sing to. DK Rap was the intro to the Donkey Kong 64 video game. I absolutely enjoyed the first three seconds of this song. The scratching sound, along with the “here we go,” voice-over. So perfect to open a song. 

DK Rap - Donkey Kong 64

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A very underrated racing game on any video game platform. Diddy Kong Racing’s title theme easily makes it at number seven on the list. It tells the player, “Hey, are you ready to have a grand ol’ time today?” This opening intro song prepares the person playing the game that they are about to slip into a soothing world where there are no cares…and everyone is up for a friendly racing competition.

Title Theme - Diddy Kong Racing

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The game that revolutionized the four-player deathmatch mode in video games gave us a pretty cool soundtrack. Goldeneye 007 was a game that has stood the test of time and can still be played with the same enjoyment as once before. This entry into the list features what James Bond would sound like if it was being played while waiting in an elevator. Very laid back indeed. 

Goldeneye 007 (Music) - Elevator Music 1

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You know that a song has done its part in bringing a video game to life when it helps introduce a character to the world. In this case… two characters. Banjo-Kazooie’s main title theme makes it on this list because it has the same amount of firepower as all the other aspects of the game. Who could forget Banjo’s unique laugh during the intro of this game when this song is playing in the background? 

Main Title | Banjo-Kazooie

Credit: 31 Horas Music

Even though the final spot on the list belongs to a song that seems more action-packed than smooth…it still is fun to listen to. Pokemon Stadium unleashes an epic level of a main theme. After listening to this song, the player should feel pumped to throw down in this game. It has this “We have arrived” vibe to it. That is something that really makes this game special and, dare I say…fun. Pokemon Stadium is the game in the series where rookies to the Pokemon universe can sit down and have hours of enjoyment playing it. The game’s soundtrack also gives this game an extra edge of addiction. 

Pokemon Stadium Theme

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There you have it…my top ten list of the best feel-good songs from the Nintendo 64.

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