Top 5 Songs from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
by: David Sanchez
; edited by: Michael Hartman
; updated: 5/25/2012
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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is known for featuring a vast soundtrack full of timeless themes. These are the top 5 songs heard in Ocarina of Time.
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The Most Memorable Songs from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Music is a big part of the Nintendo 64 classic, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Not only does playing music on Link’s magical ocarina actually play a pivotal role in the game, but there’s a grand soundtrack full of beautiful themes to accompany each of the game’s locales. From eerie to lively, from serene to grand; these are the top 5 songs from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
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Hyrule Field Theme
The moment you set foot on Hyrule Field, you know you’re in store for an adventure of massive proportions. Before you lies a vast field of green grass, trees, and enemies, and the scope is definitely a lot to take in at first. To accompany you as you traverse the huge field is a theme that mixes in feelings of hope, bravery, and love for adventure. In that sense, the Hyrule Field theme is symbolic of the journey that lies ahead. With its catchy rhythm that slowly changes, the Hyrule Field theme is easily one of the most memorable songs in Ocarina of Time.
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Spirit Temple Theme
The Spirit Temple’s theme manages to evoke a number of emotions. Not only is this song eerie, but it also creates a vibe that practically says you’re nearing the end of your long journey (despite the fact that it is possible to beat the Shadow Temple after the Spirit Temple). This is easily one of the game’s darker songs.
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Lost Woods Theme
The theme heard in the Lost Woods is one of the game’s most playful songs. It’s catchy, it’s happy, and it is the song Link’s friend Saria plays on her ocarina. The fact that the Lost Woods is an area in Kokiri Forest where people can lose their way and become horrid creatures combined with the playful nature of this song creates something of a paradox, but this just adds to the theme’s mystique. To this day, countless fans still talk about this song, many of them covering it on piano and keyboard.
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Gerudo Valley Theme
You know you’re in the desert when this song begins playing. Inspired by a mix of Latin and Spanish sound, the Gerudo Valley theme is a favorite among many Ocarina of Time fans. The song’s international sound roots combine nicely with the world of Zelda to create a theme that sounds like something that would play at an international festival while still retaining that Hyrulian charm.
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Zora's Domain Theme
Easily one of the greatest songs in any Zelda game, the theme heard in Zora’s Domain manages to create a feeling of serenity. The moment you set foot on Zora’s Domain and listen to this theme, you get the feeling that you’re in one of the freshest, most relaxing areas in the game. This is the kind of song that warrants exploring every inch of Zora’s Domain, even after you’ve done everything these is to do, just to continue listening to the song.
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Top Music from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Everyone who ever played Ocarina of Time is certain to have his or her favorite song. With an expansive list of memorable themes, it’s hard to just pick five. But whether your favorites are listed here or not, there’s no denying that these are some of the most memorable, most enjoyable songs in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.