Happy Video Game Music – Bubble Bobble

When I am feeling down, like a lot of people I try and listen to music that will make me happier. One of my favorite genres of music to cheer me up is video game music, but not all of it is cheery. Which is why I have a special playlist of the good stuff. Which I have very originally labeled, “Happy Video Game Music”. I know we can all use a pick-me-up from time to time and most of the stuff is available online for download or can be streamed at sites like YouTube, so I thought I would share these tracks here on the site.

My first entry is the theme music to the 1986 platformer, Bubble Bobble, by Taito. The music was written by, Zuntata who are Taito Corporation’s “house band”.

Here is the game music for the arcade version:

and here is the song being played on Piano by Andrew:

Do you have video game music that puts a smile on your face when you hear it? I would like to hear what you like, so I can enhance my playlist.


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7 thoughts on “Happy Video Game Music – Bubble Bobble

  1. mwentworth says:

    This music is very special to me and hits the spot in exactly the way you described. When we were first married, my wife and I would play Bubble Bobble for hours on the NES; just a fabulous co-op game. I have the OST mp3 on my phone for easy access. A few others on there that make me happy are also NES games, Duck Tales and Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle, which was not a popular game, but I loved it and the music is, as you say, cheery. Another great pick me up tune to keep on hand for me is, of course the Peanuts theme by Vince Guaraldi….

  2. Anthony Draper says:

    Easy. Theme song from Atari 2600’s Pitfall II.
    A close runner-up would be any part of the score from NES’s Castlevania. :-)

  3. Clayton Slavens says:

    I hate to even put this one up here…. but the Super Mario Underground Theme. We used to march to this in Band. And Yes!!!! it was on a base guitar with a guy marching behind him 12v car batteries and all.

  4. Atari Adventure Square says:

    While more moody than perky, the Doom soundtracks have enough drive to get me to dust my broom with a (maniacal) smile on my face.
    There are a few crunchy guitar versions out there.

    Plus, you never get surprised by Imps rounding the corner as you go.
    But Beholders always singe my brows before I get my rag out.

    Dang floating beasts.

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