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Top 10 Iconic Songs from The Legend of Zelda Series

From hauntingly beautiful vocals to lively and upbeat melodies, explore the most memorable tracks from the legendary video game franchise.


The Legend of Zelda has been a staple of video game culture for over three decades. Since its inception in 1986, the series has spanned over 19 mainline games and has sold over 118 million copies worldwide. One of the most iconic elements of the franchise is its music. The music of The Legend of Zelda has become an integral part of the series, with each game featuring its own unique soundtrack. In this article, we will be looking at the top 10 songs from The Legend of Zelda series (in no particular order).

Follow Fi

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword


Follow Fi is the main theme of Skyward Sword and is arguably one of the most beautiful pieces of music in the series. It features a hauntingly beautiful flute melody that perfectly captures the epic nature of the game's story. Follow Fi and embark on the adventure of a lifetime as you learn about the rich history of Hyrule and Zelda in Skyward Sword.



 

Gerudo Valley

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Gerudo Valley is one of the most iconic locations in Ocarina of Time, and its theme song is just as memorable. The song features a lively and upbeat melody that perfectly captures the exotic and adventurous nature of the Gerudo Desert. It's hard not to get swept up in its infectious rhythm and perfectly encapsulates the adventure of riding through Gerudo Valley on horseback.



 

Ballad of the Wind Fish

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Ballad of the Wind Fish is a song that is played during the end credits of Link's Awakening. It's a song that perfectly captures the bittersweet ending of the game, where Link must wake up the Wind Fish to escape the dream world he has been trapped in. The song has a melancholic and wistful quality to it that is both beautiful and emotional which perfectly captures the game's dreamlike and surreal nature.



 

The Great Fairy Fountain

The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past

The Great Fairy Fountain is one of the most iconic songs in the series. It first appeared in A Link To The Past and has since been featured in numerous games in the franchise. The song features a peaceful and calming harp melody that perfectly captures the serene beauty and magic of the fairy fountains found throughout the games. Our resident artist BEATette did an amazing remix of the song in preparation for the new Tears of the Kingdom release.



 

Midna's Lament

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. What's not to love about a Disney movie about video games, am I right?! With tons of real video game character cameos and a look at what our favorite gaming heroes and villains do once the game turns off, this film is nothing short of Disney magic. It's like Toy Story but for video games, heartwarming storyline included. Definitely a must-see for adults and children alike.



 

Saria's Song

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Saria's Song, also known as the Lost Woods Theme, is one of the most recognizable songs in the series. It is performed by the Kokiri girl, Saria, and has become synonymous with the peaceful and carefree nature of the Kokiri Forest. It's a song that is easy to get stuck in your head and is sure to bring a smile to your face.



 

Dragon Roost Island

The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker

Dragon Roost Island is a beautiful and serene song that is played during the opening sequence of The Wind Waker. It's a song that perfectly captures the essence of the game, which is all about sailing the vast oceans and exploring new islands. The song has a gentle and calming melody that is perfect for setting the mood for adventure.



 

Title Theme

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time


The Title Theme for The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time is an iconic piece of music that perfectly sets the tone for the game. The song features a majestic and uplifting melody that captures the grandeur and epic scope of the game's story. It begins with a soft and mysterious introduction that gradually builds up to a powerful and triumphant climax. The Title Theme for Ocarina of Time is one of the most recognizable pieces of music in the series and is sure to evoke a sense of nostalgia in anyone who has played the game.



 

Song of Storms

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

The Song of Storms is arguably the most beloved song from Ocarina of Time. It is performed by the mysterious musician, Guru-Guru, and is said to have the power to summon rain and storms. The song features a memorable melody that perfectly captures the power and intensity of a raging storm. The melody of the song is both haunting and beautiful, and it's easy to get lost in its ethereal sound. Andrea Vanzo does a phenomenal job of encapsulating the essence of the Song of Storms.



 

Song of Time

Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time

While mainly a short riff played on your ocarina, the Song of Time deserved a full orchestral version of its hauntingly beautiful melody. Thankfully, HyruleOchestra from YouTube gave us the Song of Time song we all deserved. Although slightly changed in the sequel- Majora's Mask, the Song of Time remains one of the enduring melodies of nostalgia for Zelda fans.



 
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