Donkey Kong 35th Anniversary | Top 25 DK Music Tracks

By Az Elias 25.08.2016 1

The Donkey Kong series has been blessed with a number of fine composers throughout its rich history - most of which contributed to the soundtracks of the successful side-scrolling platforming adventures of the big gorilla and his Kong pals. David Wise is perhaps most synonymous with the musical works of the series, creating the majority of the scores for the Donkey Kong Country trilogy, and returning for the soundtrack of Tropical Freeze. Eveline Novakovic (née Fischer) should most definitely not be forgotten for her contributions to the original DKC and almost all of DKC3, whilst Grant Kirkhope was most notable for DK64. Wise and Kirkhope both collaborated for Diddy Kong Racing, and the three of them all had some say in the various DK Land and DK Country handheld trilogies' soundtracks. Sure enough, it is the most popular DK games - and arguably the series' highest points - that have delivered the best musical scores, with much of our list of 25 featuring many Country tunes, but who can blame us? Sit back and do a favour to your ears by joining us and listening to a selection of our favourite soundtracks in the Donkey Kong series.

Donkey Kong Country - DK Island Swing


 

Donkey Kong Country - Aquatic Ambience


 

Donkey Kong Country - Life in the Mines


 

Donkey Kong Country - Fear Factory


 

Donkey Kong Country - Northern Hemispheres


 

Donkey Kong Country - Ice Cave Chant


 

Donkey Kong Country - Gang-Plank Galleon


 

Donkey Kong Country 2 - Forest Interlude


 

Donkey Kong Country 2 - Stickerbrush Symphony


 

Donkey Kong Country 2 - Lockjaw's Saga


 

Donkey Kong Country 2 - Disco Train


 

Donkey Kong Country 3 - Cascade Capers


 

Donkey Kong Country 3 - Rockface Rumble


 

Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA) - Water World


 

Diddy Kong Racing - Jungle Falls


 

Diddy Kong Racing - Walrus Cove


 

Diddy Kong Racing - Pirate Lagoon


 

Diddy Kong Racing - Darkmoon Caverns


 

Diddy Kong Racing - Star City


 

Donkey Kong 64 - Frantic Factory


 

Donkey Kong Country Returns - Mast Blast B


 

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - Windmill Hills


 

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - Busted Bayou


 

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - Alpine Incline (Ground)


 

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - Aquaduct Assault


 

Have we missed any of your favourite Donkey Kong music tracks? Share them with others below!

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Dave Wise is my favorite video game composer. I think that he, like no other, blends perfectly awesome atmosphere with iconic melodies. 
Solid list, but I miss Trunk Twister from DKC:TF. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZAbPnqiiRg

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