Top 10 Street Fighter themes not from Street Fighter II


#1

Street Fighter II spawned many great musical themes in addition to creating a whole new genre of video games. Many people instantly recognize the themes for Ryu, Ken, Chun Li and the other Street Fighter pugilists. And they should ? the themes have been tweaked and reimagined and reinvented more than a dozen times.

But these constantly rehashed works have, with the release of both Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix and Street Fighter IV in the past 12 months, reached the top of their game.

However, the SF series has also given birth to a handful of other great, lesser known musical treats across its huge array of titles.

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#2

Dudley’s theme is sick they got that much right, but london stage cvs2 is never gets old.


#3

From 3s: Ken/Alex stage, Q’s theme.


#4

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#5

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#6

pizza pizza pizza pizza my head

Elena’s? :annoy:

I agree though, EX1’s tracks were very good. If we’re counting SF character themes outside of SF, here are two of my favorites:

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#7

Ken’s 2nd Impact remix: [media=youtube]SigVd6D8E-A[/media]

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Checkout the dude’s channel, he has some nice remixes.


#8

Adon’s theme is the best in my opinion.


#9

Yes! Sakura’s theme (“I Want You To Know”, in English, there is a version with her voice actor singing vocals) made it to the list. I’ve heard her EX theme as well, “Precious Heart” and its great. Love the sax in it. Overall, Sakura’s SFA2 theme makes me all nostalgic.

I’m surprised Ryu’s theme didn’t make it, as iconic as it is. Ken’s theme was pretty much the theme of SFII. However, I’m at battle with Ryu’s theme from SFIII Third Strike and his original theme.

Balrog’s theme is pretty good too, kinda fits him.


#10

Alpha 3 tunes need more love. They’re not ‘iconic’ and they’re hard to associate with a specific character, but the tempo and instruments used in that whole soundtrack are perfect for an SF game.

My faves, no order:

Chun 3s
Gill 3s
Ryu 3s
Gill 2i
Guy A3
Rose A3
Ryu A3
Sagat A2
Ryu SF2 remix CvS1
Shin Akuma CvS2

Dunno if these count but…
Cyclops XvSF
Nakoruru CvS1


#11

Not a big fan of the A3, but Rose’s theme from that game is so awesome. Sometimes I’d let that fight go on longer just to hear the music. Wish it was included in the list.

Other favs. of mine I wish would’ve been in:

Adon theme

Alex/Ken theme from 3rd strike

and of course…
“This is truuuuue love wee’re makin’ (this is true love we’re makin’, this is true love we’re makin’)”

Now that’s what I like to call “big damage.”

And man, that Street Fighter ex plus alpha song is awesome! Love heavy guitar.


#12

Not to beat a dead horse, but EX’s music is waaaayyyyyyyyy out there as the best.

Sakura’s theme:

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Hokuto’s theme:

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Ryu’s theme:

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LISTEN TO THAT BASS LINE!


#13

this.


#14

Indestructible from SF4 NUMBER ONE FOR EVAH
LYRIC GENIUS
FITS PERFECTLY WITH THE GAME


#15

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Sakura’s them from sf4 makes me smile everytime i hear it.

Rose theme from a3.
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all of 3s is pretty much tops.

Now that i think of it, its easy to say sf has the best fighting games theme’s hands down.


#16

As far as Alpha 3 ones go, here are my favorites:

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#17

Outside of the near perfection that is the Street Fighter 2 Soundtrack, here are my all time favorite tracks in the SF Universe in no particular order for no particular reason.

Jazzy NYC - SF3 TS
China Vox - SF3 TS
Rising Dragoon - SF EX
Spinning Bird - SF EX
Precious Heart - SF EX
Sakura Mankai - SF EX
Birdie Stage - SF A2
Nash Stage - SF A2
The Road - SF A3
Tower of Shogun - SF A3
Decisive Bout - SF A3


#18

Top 10 lists are stupid, but non-SF2 themes are definitely slept on. Really, the only games that didn’t come to mind when I thought of SF games with sick tracks are the ones I barely played. Completely forgot how good the Ex music was. I even dig the CvS2 shit.


#19
  1. a2 sakura
  2. a2 gen
  3. a2 rolento
  4. sf ex chun li
  5. a2 adon
  6. a2 birdie
  7. cvs1 - ryu remix
  8. xvsf charlie
  9. a3 mika
  10. 2i - ryu

NG dudley theme >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 3s Dudley theme


#20

Vega’s Crimson is indeed an awesome song.

That list is missing:

  • Cammy’s Hyper Street Fighter 2 theme
  • Ibuki’s Sharp Eyes from both New Generation and 2nd Impact
  • Alex’s Jazzy NYC from 2nd Impact
  • Sean’s Sao Paulo from 2nd Impact
  • Hugo’s Bottoms-Up from 2nd Impact
  • Dudley’s Leave Alone from 2nd Impact