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[VOTING CLOSED] VGChartz' Top 50 Video Game Music Composers

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Hi.

It's been a while since I've put together a community driven top list here, so I figured now would be a good time to do so. Previously I've put together the top 50 Final Fantasy songs and the top 50 video game soundtracks lists, and now it's time to vote for your favourite video game composers of all time. At least initially it's going to be a top 25 list, but if I get a lot of votes I might expand it to a top 50 list, but we'll see. The more people that take part in this the better, so I don't have to base this whole thing on just my own personal opinion. So, here's the way this is gonna work:

(PLEASE READ THE RULES FIRST BEFORE VOTING)

How This Works

To enter your vote you need to list your top 10 favourite video game composers in order from most to least favourite, so for example:

  1. Nobuo Uematsu (10 pts)
  2. Jeremy Soule (9 pts)
  3. Koji Kondo (8 pts)
  4. Yasunor Mitsuda (7 pts)
  5. David Wise (6 pts)
  6. Yoko Shimomura (5 pts)
  7. Tim Follin (4 pts)
  8. Martin O'Donnell (3 pts)
  9. Motoi Sakuraba (2 pts)
  10. Jesper Kyd (1 pts)

If you are unsure about the name of a composer from a game, Wikipedia usually lists the names of composers in the general information section of most video games. However, if that fails you can go to VGMdb and search the name of the game and you should find the answer easily. Or you can just ask here and either me or someone else will probably be able to help.

You're also welcome to link your favourite pieces from the composers here as well if you wish. 

Rules:

  1. You can pick UP TO TEN COMPOSERS. If you can't think of ten composers you can simply leave the rest of the spots empty.
  2. Only composers who primarily work in video games are to be voted on, so as much as you might like to vote for someone like Kow Otani or Harry Gregson-Williams, I'm afraid they won't be accepted despite their excellent work as they mainly work in film and anime. As a rule the composer should have at least 10 video game credits to their name for them to count, or if they have less then they must have worked exclusively on video games.
  3. In order for your vote to count you need to have at least 50 posts on the forums so people can't use multiple accounts to vote. I doubt there's anyone who would do that anyway, but it's a precaution just in case.

Voting Deadline: November 4th

The results will be posted on the site as articles, which I will also link here when they are done.

Finally, if you have any questions about the voting or the rules or anything else related to them you can leave a comment here and I'll answer as soon as I can. Hopefully as many people as possible join in the voting so we'll get a good picture of people's favourite video game composers.

Last edited by Darashiva - on 04 November 2019

Help put together VGChartz' favourite video game composers list by voting here:  http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241150

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1. Yoko Shimomura (10 points)
2. Nobuo Uematsu (9 points)
3. David Wise (8 points)
4. Motoi Sakuraba (7 points)
5. Mahito Yokota (6 points)
6. Tomohito Nishiura (5 points)
7. Junichi Masuda (4 points)
8. Hirozaku Tanaka (3 points)
9. Koji Kondo (2 points)
10. Grant Kirkhope (1 point)



1. Yasunori Mitsuda (10 points)
2. Yoko Shimomura (9 points)
3. Junichi Masuda (7 points)
4. Toby Fox (6 points)
5. Grant Kirkhope (5 points)
6. Satoshi Igarashi (4 points)
7. Nobuo Uematsu (3 points)



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1. Shogi Meguro
2. Yoko Shimomura
3. Koji Kondo
4. Takashi Tateishi
5. Setsuo Yamamoto
6. Tomori Kudo
7. Hidenori Shoji
8. Toby Fox
9. Masafumi Takada
10. Josh Mancell



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1. Tim Follin
2. Koji Kondo
3. David Wise
4. Yoko Shimomura
5. Keiichi Okabe
6. Yasunori Mitsuda
7. Nobuo Uematsu
8. Yuzo Koshiro
9. Hirokazu Tanaka (Hip)
10. Junichi Masuda

Honorable mentions: Grant Kirkhope, Martin O'Donnell.

Number one pick is purely for the potential this artist had and just thinking about what he could achieve if he kept making music for video games today. Tim Follin is a legend, making mindblowing tracks even with the beeps n boops 1bit speaker of the ZX Spectrum.

One of my fav tracks:






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OTBWY said:


Number one pick is purely for the potential this artist had and just thinking about what he could achieve if he kept making music for video games today. Tim Follin is a legend, making mindblowing tracks even with the beeps n boops 1bit speaker of the ZX Spectrum.

One of my fav tracks:




I very much agree on that. Follin was able to do things on those limited systems that I never thought possible before I heard his work.



Help put together VGChartz' favourite video game composers list by voting here:  http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241150

My Most Recent Articles:

1. Video Game Music Spotlight #11: Horror and Solitude

2. Live services, Roadmaps and Broken Promises

3. Video Game Music Spotlight #10: Best of the Dreamcast

For my non-video game related writings you can check my blog below.

Latest Post: Disney Canon: Dumbo (1941)

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(0. Kow Otani)
(0. Solar Fields)

1. Ed Harrison aka 0edit

2. Jeremy Soule

3 & 4. Glenn Stafford & Derek Duke

5. Matt Uelmen

6. Ben Prunty

7. Kelly Bailey

8. Daniel Sadowski

9. Jack Wall

10. Austin Wintory



1. Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, Xenogears, Xenosaga series, Shadow Hearts series)
2. Shoji Meguro (Shin Megami Tensei 3, Persona 3, Persona 4, Persona 5)
3. Nobuo Uematsu (Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy series)
4. Yuki Kajiura (Xenosaga series)
5. Miki Higashino (Suikoden series)
6. Chikayo Fukuda (.hack//G.U.)
7. Yoko Shimomura (Kingdom Hearts series, Street Fighter 2)
8. Motoi Sakuraba (Tales series, Star Ocean series)
9. Shinji Hosoe (Xenosaga series, Zero Escape series)
10. Koji Kondo (Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask)

Last edited by Hiku - on 03 November 2019