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Recurring Music in The Legend of Zelda Series

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Throughout The Legend of Zelda series, one of the most memorable aspects of the games has been the music. Ranging from a limited number of tracks in the first game to over 200 in Twilight Princess, there has been a lot of music. Some tunes are very familiar, some are long forgotten, but many are used multiple times throughout the series. Often they are fully reworked, or small samples of a song are used. The following is a list that details which songs have been used in other songs. Note that this list will not include songs that reference songs first used within their own game. Parentheses directly after a song title indicate that only a portion of a song includes the mentioned track, and that portion will be listed in the parentheses.

The Legend of Zelda

Though the Title Screen and Overworld themes sound very similar, there are differences within them.

Title Screen

A Link to the Past

Credits (After "Programmers")

Link's Awakening

Player Select (Alternate)

Oracle of Seasons/Oracle of Ages

  • Title (same arrangement as Link's Awakening)
  • File Select (same arrangement as Link's Awakening)
Ending

The Wind Waker

Four Swords Adventures

Title

The Minish Cap

Credits (Intro and near the end)

Twilight Princess

Disc Channel Preview (Wii version only)
Title

Phantom Hourglass

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Spirit Tracks

  • Before the Final Battle (Intro)

Skyward Sword

  • "Upgraded Sword" theme (first four notes only)

Overworld

The Adventure of Link

A Link to the Past

Link's Awakening

Majora's Mask

  • Temple Clear

Oracle of Ages/Seasons

  • Overworld from both games (same arrangement as Link's Awakening)
  • Ending 2

The Wind Waker

The Minish Cap

Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Soulcalibur II

Ocarina of Time 3D

Skyward Sword

  • Staff Credits

A Link Between Worlds

Dungeon

Link's Awakening DX

Majora's Mask

The Minish Cap

The Wind Waker

  • Quoted during Farewell Hyrule King.

Ganon's Lair

Four Swords Adventures

Game Over

A Link Between Worlds

Game Over (Second Part)

Credits

Four Swords Adventures

Results/Hero Ranking

Adventure of Link

Temple

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Temple

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Temple (Melee) (Same arrangement as in Melee)
Great Temple/Temple

A Link to the Past

Title Theme

File Select/Fairy Fountain

  • Used as File Select music for all games that follow
  • Used for the theme of the Fairy Fountains and Great Fairy Fountains in all games that follow

Twilight Princess

Seal of the Seven Maidens

The Minish Cap

  • Game Over theme (second part of original)

Hyrule Castle

The Wind Waker

Four Swords Adventures

  • Hyrule Castle

Twilight Princess

  • Meeting Zelda

The Minish Cap

  • Dark Hyrule Castle (fully used and remixed)

Zelda's Lullaby

Ocarina of Time

Majora's Mask

The Wind Waker

Four Swords Adventures

  • Upon rescuing one of the maidens

The Minish Cap

  • Zelda's visit to Link's house
  • Picori Festival(part)
  • Ending Credits(part)

Twilight Princess

Phantom Hourglass

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Appeared during Ocarina of Time Medley

Spirit Tracks

  • Link's graduation ceremony
  • When Link and Zelda sneak out of Hyrule Castle
  • When Zelda meets Link as a ghost in her chamber
  • When Zelda tries to get her body back before the final fight against Malladus

Skyward Sword

Kakariko Village

Ocarina of Time

The Wind Waker

Four Swords Adventures

  • Kakariko Village

Twilight Princess

Light World Dungeon

Four Swords Adventures

Dark World Dungeon

Four Swords Adventures

The Dark World

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • The Dark World

Ganon's Theme

Ocarina of Time

  • Ganon's Theme

The Wind Waker

  • Ganon's Theme
  • Cursed Great Sea theme

Twilight Princess

  • Dark Beast Ganon (played only when Beast Ganon is within a portal)

Skyward Sword

  • Quoted in 'Battlefield of Demise'

Ganon Battle

The Wind Waker

Link's Awakening

"Sea Lily's Bell" theme

'Majora's Mask'

  • "Ballad of the Wind Fish" (nominally)

Ocarina of Time

Kokiri Forest

The Wind Waker

Song of Time

Majora's Mask

Twilight Princess

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Appeared during Ocarina of Time Medley

Epona's Song

Majora's Mask

The Minish Cap

  • Malon sings first three notes when you talk to her

Twilight Princess

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Appeared during Ocarina of Time Medley

Saria's Song

Majora's Mask

Super Smash Bros. Melee

  • Saria's Song (alt. theme for Great Bay stage)

The Wind Waker

Twilight Princess

Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Appeared during Ocarina of Time Medley

Sun's Song

Majora's Mask, The Wind Waker, and Twilight Princess

  • Morning

The Wind Waker

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Appeared during Ocarina of Time Medley

Song of Storms

Majora's Mask

Oracle of Seasons

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Appeared during Ocarina of Time Medley
  • Remixed tune in the Pirate Ship stage

Minuet of Forest

The Wind Waker

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Appeared during Ocarina of Time Medley

Bolero of Fire

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Appeared during Ocarina of Time Medley

Serenade of Water

Twilight Princess

  • Whenever Rutela appears to Link

Requiem of Spirit

Twilight Princess

Prelude of Light

Twilight Princess

  • Song at a Howling Stone

Hyrule Field

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Hyrule Field Theme

Skyward Sword

  • Song of the Hero (part)

Ganon Battle

The Wind Waker

Game Over

Majora's Mask

  • Game Over

A Link Between Worlds

  • Game Over (first part)

Majora's Mask

Goron's Lullaby

Twilight Princess

Song of Healing

Twilght Princess

  • Song at a Howling Stone

The Wind Waker

Ballad of Gales

Twilight Princess

  • Song at a Howling Stone (nominally)

Twilight Princess

"Critical Hit" theme

Spirit Tracks

  • Invincibility theme during multiplayer battle

Phantom Hourglass

Linebeck's Theme

Spirit Tracks

Overworld (Ocean) theme

Spirit Tracks

  • Battle Mode theme (in minor key)
  • Dark Link's battle theme (in minor key)
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