Gaming Groovers: The top 10 gaming songs revealed!

Can you imagine obtaining sweet gaming victory to a wall of silence? We all know games for their amazing graphics or storylines, but it’s the soundtrack that can heighten our victory… or move us to tears.

It’s no surprise that artists such as Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, and David Bowie have gone on to soundtrack some iconic games – the BAFTAs even have their own gaming category!

To recognise gaming’s contribution to music, Ebuyer has used Spotify streaming data to reveal the world’s top 10 gaming songs. The full list is as follows:

RankGameSongNumber of Streams
1Minecraft‘Sweden’ – C41885,301,159
2Halo 2‘Blow Me Away’ – Breaking Benjamin60,129,439
3Doom‘Rip and Tear’ – Mick Gordon46,812,005
4Call Of Duty: Black Ops‘115’ – Treyarch Sounds (Brian Tuey, James McCawley, Kevin Sherwood)44,003,938
5The Last Of Us‘The Choice’ – Gustavo Santaolalla, Alan Umstead37,738,701
6Grand Theft Auto V‘Sleepwalking’ – The Chain Gang of 197434,487,217
7Assassin’s Creed 2‘Ezio’s Family’ Jesper Kyd28,701,166
8God Of War‘God of War’ – Bear McCreary24,730,125
9The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim‘Dragonborn – Jeremy Soule24,635,928
10The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘Geralt of Rivia’ – Marcin Przybylowicz20,164,882

 

Taking the coveted top spot is Minecraft’s ‘Sweden’ by German compose Daniel Rosenfield, with a whopping 85 million streams. ² This means C418 could be drawing in around $341,000 from streaming alone.

Action-adventure and role-playing games dominated the top 10 including Assassin’s Creed, The Last of Us, and Skyrim.

However, more shocking than the list itself are the songs snubbed from the list! The legendry Final Fantasy soundtrack by Japanese composer Nobuo Uematsu failed to make the top ten! Even Mario couldn’t get mush-room on the list.

Now the only thing left to do is add these songs to your playlists!

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