With around 36% of the world’s population playing video games these days, one company has taken a look at what music is playing as the soundtrack to all of those video games and the song which is most popular is Mortal Kombat’s Techno Syndrome with 141,741,111 views.
These are their key findings:
1: The 90s has the most popular video game tracks with a collective 220,892,769 views.
2: Fighting game music has the most listeners with 165,620,231 views on YouTube.
3: 90s classic Mortal Kombat’s Techno Syndrome punches to first place with 141,741,111 views.
Here’s a List of the Top 10 Video Game Tracks:
|Rank||Track Title||Video Game||Views||Game Genre|
|1||Techno Syndrome||Mortal Kombat (1992)||141,741,111||Fighting|
|2||Still Alive||Portal (2007)||43,039,999||Puzzle|
|3||Main Theme||Battlefield 4 (2013)||24,006,678||First Person Shooter|
|4||That’s The Way It Is||Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018)||21,840,778||Adventure|
|5||E1 M1 At Doom’s Gate||Doom (1996)||19,463,768||First Person Shooter|
|6||Guile’s Theme||Street Fighter 2 (1991)||18,255,171||Fighting|
|7||Snake Eater||Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004)||14,898,046||adventure|
|8||A Type||Tetris (1984)||13,259,142||Puzzle|
|9||The Best is Yet to Come||Metal Gear Solid (1998)||10,944,440||Adventure|
|10||Main Theme||Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002)||10,356,369||Adventure|
The full list of 60 video game tracks can be found here.
#1 Mortal Kombat (1992) Techno Syndrome
Mortal Kombat’s Techno Syndrome fought its way to first place with a whopping 141,741,111 views on YouTube. This track, written by Olivier Adams to accompany the home versions of Mortal Kombat in 1994, encourages players to ‘Test your might’.
#2 Portal (2007) Still Alive
Teleporting into second place is Portal’s Still Alive with 43,039,999 views on YouTube. This song by Jonathan Coulton takes a humorous tone even mocking players with the line ‘That was a joke *haha* fat chance’ at the prospect of being helped by the game’s research corporation.
#3 Battlefield 4 (2013) Main Theme
In third place is Battlefield 4’s Main Theme with 24,006,678 views.This piece has a heavy drum beat to suit the game’s war theme.
Most viewed game tracks on YouTube by decade
The 90s dominate with 220,892,769 views.
Most viewed game tracks on YouTube by genre
|First Person Shooter||59,144,180|
|Beat ’em Up||448,682|
Fighting games take the top spot with 165,620,231 views.
Methodology for this study: Best Casino Sites sought to find out which video game track is the most iconic. To do this they compiled a seed list of the 60 best pieces of video game music collated from articles in CNET, levelskip, NME, Collider and CBR.com. Each piece of music was then searched for on YouTube and the video with the most views chosen and recorded. Each video was then ranked according to views to find the most popular video game track. Years of video game releases and genre were then pulled from Wikipedia. Pivot tables were made for each decade and genre to discover the most viewed game tracks by genre and decade. This data is accurate as of 14th of June 2022 but is subject to change.
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