Top Songs from KH1

“Kingdom Hearts” is a most fantastic game, with a wonderful story and great characters and lots of great music, as well, and so I shall be sharing with you all my top ten favorite songs from this game.  By the way, to make things more fair and because I have a habit of making unnecessary rules for things that don’t really matter, I will only be including songs original to this game (to my knowledge, at least), not songs from Disney movies or “One-Winged Angel”.  Otherwise, “One-Winged Angel” and probably “This is Halloween” would be in here, too.  The former because it’s just too awesome and the latter probably just because I love “The Nightmare Before Christmas”.

10. “Merlin’s Magical House” is quite a fun song that plays in Merlin’s house (who would have guessed?) in Traverse Town.  It’s so cute and fun!  I just love it!

9. “End of the World” is the final level of the game, the place housing the remains of all the worlds taken by the Heartless.  This song is slow and depressing and makes one feel lonely and empty, very fitting for such a place.

8. “Monstro” plays inside, well, Monstro the whale.  It is a fun song to listen to while you wander around in this giant whale’s tummy.

7. Captain Hook’s Pirate Ship has some great music when you fight enemies.  I always thought it was quite a fun song.  And it sounds…pirate-y to me.  Yeah.  Pirate-y.

6. “Night of Fate” mainly plays when the Heartless come to Destiny Islands.  I love this song.  It just really gives a certain feel to this area, as Sora attempts to fight off an endless amount of Heartless overtaking his world.  The song speaks of hopelessness and one’s fruitless attempt to save their world when there is no hope of doing so.

5. “Dearly Beloved” plays during the title screen and other places, too, I believe.  It’s just a simple and slow, pretty song that’s played on the piano.  When I hear it, I instantly think “Kingdom Hearts”!  Just try not to!  You can’t!

4. I very much enjoy “Fragments of Sorrow” (thanks, PurpleArmadillo, for telling me the name of this song), as well, the music that plays in the End of the World during battles.  It is just so epic, and I love the vocals, especially at 0:43.  It’s pretty darn dramatic battle music, and it fits well for the final level of the game.  It makes you feel like you’re heading towards something really important, like the fate of all worlds rests on you and your actions, and, you know what, it does.

3. “Traverse Town” is one of the first locations of the game, and I find the music here to be very soothing and peaceful as you wander around this town at night.  When I played this game for the very first time, I remember wandering around this place, with this music playing, and just thinking I couldn’t believe I was really playing this amazing game.  (I didn’t need to be very far into the game to know it would be awesome.)  I still get the same feeling now.

2. “Hollow Bastion” is played in the enormous castle near the end of the game in a world bearing the same name.  I always loved this song, and I think it gives the place a rather ancient, mysterious feel to it.

1. “Simple and Clean” is this game’s theme, sung by Utada Hikaru.  It is no doubt the best song of the game.  I still remember when I first heard this song during a commercial, and it just made me want the game so very much.  (I must admit, though, I have no idea how the words relate to the game.  At all.)

Simple and Duck

7 thoughts on “Top Songs from KH1

  1. Aha, you have a blog, too? And it’s all about video games and art!

    Kingdom Hearts has such amazing music doesn’t it? It really captures a sort of magical, charming feeling and yet has plenty of very epic and serious pieces. I’ve recently begun catching up with this game series (played 1 and 2 when they came out but couldn’t keep up with the games for different consoles) thanks to Final Mix. Can’t wait for Final Mix 2, then I’ll need to get Dream Drop and I’ll be all set for KH3!

    The battle music that plays at the End of the World is called “Fragments of Sorrow” and it sounds even more epic reorchestrated for Final Mix. You can hear the choir more clearly, which is my favorite part:

    Another good pieces is during the final boss stages, “Forze del Male” :


    1. Hello, how nice to see you on my humble blog! “Kingdom Hearts” does indeed have such a nice variety of songs. Some really great, emotional stuff, and yet some fun ones, too, that work great with the Disney worlds. I had some trouble keeping up with the other games, too. So many on so many different handhelds, but I finally got them all, and I’m going to beat “Dream Drop Distance” soon, and then I’ll have all the games finished. (I am so excited for “Final Mix 2” and for “KH3”. And with the “Ratchet and Clank” movie on the horizon, it’s a great time to be a fan of PlayStation games.)

      And thanks for the links to the songs. Ah, that’s the name of that song. I must change that. And “Forze del Male” is a good song, too. I forgot all about that one.


  2. I agree with you, Simple and Clean is definitely the best. And it’s funny, I first heard it 9 years ago in a commercial for Chain of Memories, and I’ve been in love with the series ever since that moment.


    1. That song is just so great. I never get bored of it. My first time hearing it was a commercial for the original game, and I knew at that moment that I needed a PS2. That was one of the main things that inspired me to get my first non-Nintendo console, and now I have no idea how I managed to live without some kind of PlayStation console. I shudder to think of my pre-PlayStation days.


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