Ten Best Video Game Songs Ever

Hotline Miami got that "primal force."
Hotline Miami got that "primal force."

Every Monday, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Miami's airwaves -- historically reserved for the musical accompaniment to bumpin', shakin', grindin', twerkin', tweakin', and getting stuck in traffic on the 836 -- are regularly seized by sounds and scores typically reserved for marines fighting aliens, plumbers fighting dragons, and wizards doing wizard shit.

The gamer behind this weekly aural occupation is University of Miami music theory and composition major Jackson Alexander Parodi, and The Warp Zone is the name of his program on the college's highly acclaimed radio station, WVUM.

So stretch your thumbs and shake some ass ... Here are the ten best video game songs ever, according to Miami's foremost Nintendo, PC, Xbox, and PlayStation music enthusiast.

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10. "Pinna Park" from Super Mario Sunshine

North American Release: August 2002

Gaming Platform: Nintendo GameCube

Jackson says: "This lovely ragtime represents an accurate cross-section of the Super Mario Sunshine world's fantasticality."

9. "Titania and Macbeth" from Star Fox 64

North American Release: July 1997

Gaming Platform: Nintendo 64

Jackson says: "This is my favorite track from this awesome N64 game. It energetically captures the beat and pulse of the level where Fox drives a Landmaster tank instead of flying his usual Arwing."

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