Check out this top 10 list of videogame theme songs

There was one day where someone decided it would be a good idea to have a pop-style theme song in videogames. With the space and sound quality that CD storage provided, why not? Some publishers pulled in top performers and wrote full love ballads to for their latest release, and it turned out that gamers liked it. Especially Japanese gamers. This trend continued up to present day (mostly in Japan) and now there are countless videogame theme songs with full vocals. In Japan, these songs even chart alongside top pop songs!

If you ask this game music fan, there are a lot of good vocal theme songs out there. It was hard to pull together the ten best, but I did for AOL Radio. My choices may seem sappy and RPG-focused at first glance, but when you really think about it, game theme songs and sappy RPGs go hand in hand.

Check out the full list of the top 10 videogame theme songs at the AOL Radio Blog, complete with audio samples.

Dale North