My Top 10 Ocarina of Time Tracks


It’s been a week now since the re-release of the greatest videogame of our time* and for the most of us, it has been a welcomed trip to nostalgia city; collecting gold skulltula tokens, riding Epona over Hyrule fields and even battling our way through the odd dungeon as we go. But for me Zelda isn’t all about the gameplay, as one of the most crucial elements of the series that people often forget about is Koji Kondo’s musical masterpieces that echo throughout the every game. I’m a huge fan of the music in Ocarina of Time, so here’s my run through of my top 10 tracks in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – some of my choices may surprise you…

*Proven fact since 1998

10. Kokiri Forest

Ocarina of Time simply wouldn’t be the same without jumping down from the ladder from Link’s house and hearing this song played. This song also reminds me of repeatedly trying to run into Mido who at the beginning blocks your path to the Great Deku Tree.


9. Gerudo Valley

Most lists have this song much higher up, and I understand why – it’s a great score from the game. It is also Nintendo Scene’s very own Orla Madden’s favourite song from Ocarina of Time.

8. Kepora Geobera’s Theme

I have never come across a top 10 list of Zelda songs with this track in, and I don’t know why – it’s excellent! So yes, we all agree the owl is very annoying, but my Kondo knew how to make him a catchy theme.

7. Fairy Flying

Another annoying aspect of Zelda games are the fairies, especially that pesky Navi. Yet without her we wouldn’t have had that spectacular cut-scene where we see her view flying into the Kokiri Forest in Ocarina of Time 3D.

6. Shooting Gallery

There’s something so simplistic and brilliant about this piece, although it may be short Kondo himself said that his briefest tracks were his best. His favourites are; Hyrule Castle Courtyard, Mini Game and Potion Shop.

5. Serenade of Water

This is a warping song Link learns as an adult to quickly transport him to Lake Hylia, so that he may reach the infamous Water Temple.

4. Title Theme

Also known as the ‘Whistle Theme’. When I first popped in my brand new Ocarina of Time 3D cart last week and fired up my 3DS, I was totally unprepared for how stunning the opening sequence would look in 3D. As soon as I heard this song all the memories from the N64 version hit me like a ton of bricks – but in a good way.

3. Lost Woods

When asked what most people’s favourite Ocarina of Time song is, the usual reply is Lost Woods. It’s a classic and was the only thing stopping my frustration from boiling over when I accidently went through the wrong exit while trying to find my way through the first level back in the late 90s.

2. Song of Storms/Windmill Hut

One of the defining moments for me when playing Ocarina of Time was finding this song in Kakariko Village. I’ve always loved this tune, so when I played Majora’s Mask for the first time I was thrilled to find Guru-Guru (the Windmill guy) hanging out in the laundry pool of Clock Town playing the same song. Incidentally, this is also Nintendo Scene’s Peter Harrison’s favourite Ocarina of Time song.

1. Kotake and Koume’s Theme

So here is my favourite Ocarina of Time song, and also my favourite Zelda track of all time.

This may seem like an odd choice, but check out CSGuitar89’s metal adaption of it, and I’m sure you’ll see why:

If you don’t agree with my list, drop us a comment in the section down below, and let us know your top 10 Ocarina of Time tracks. If you’re still not sure whether to grab yourself a copy of the new 3D version, have a look at our review of the game and see if we can change your mind! (Buy it now!)

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5 Responses to “My Top 10 Ocarina of Time Tracks”
  1. jimjamz says:

    I was so happy when I completed the game and discovered they’d added a fully-orchestrated end credits sequence. If Skyward Sword has anywhere near as good music as Ocarina did, that game’s going to be a feast for the ears.

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  2. You are dead on right, Kotake and Koume’s Theme is an awesome track. Although I like the Gerudo Valley’s, I feel it is out of place in a Zelda game.

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  3. chichuki says:

    I have to say I love the music in Zelda games. The fact that they were giving out a “free” soundtrack with Ocarina of Time 3D was one of the main reasons I bought the game when I did. I have listened more and more to the shop theme since I got the soundtrack. It has that Zelda feel to it where you can instantly tell what it is and what game it’s from. Almost all Zelda games have that musical feel to them where you can ID almost any music from the series.

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  4. Eugene says:

    Zelda’s Lullaby is not here?
    that’s like my favourite soundtrack!!

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