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Listen to the full Mario Kart 8 soundtrack right now

Mario Kart 8 won’t be out until later this month and we don’t even know if Nintendo will release a separate soundtrack. But one great Nintendo fan uploaded the whole soundtrack to YouTube (via NeoGaf), where you can listen to each of the 32 tracks and the main theme. Until Nintendo takes it down.

You can listen to the Mario Kart 8 main theme above, and you can find some more tracks below. The soundtrack, especially the main theme, seem to be inspired a lot by jazzy tunes, fused with the classic Nintendo melodies. Get familiar with these tracks, because you’ll be listening to them a lot when playing the game.

As expected, each of the 32 race tracks has its own unique song. You can find the YouTube links below:

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  • greengecko007

    It’s a truly amazing soundtrack, and one I would definitely buy if Nintendo released the songs on something like iTunes. Dolphin Shoals gets me with that saxophone every time.

  • jjbredesen

    Nintendo games have the best music of all devs, period!

    Fantastic soundtrack! Can’t wait to listen to Zelda U’s soundtrack!
    http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/write.ign.com/62147/2012/06/zeldamusic1.png

    • CEObrainz

      Mario 3D world is among my favorite albums. I don’t want to even think of Zelda U as I wouldn’t be able to handle all the anticipation….

      • jjbredesen

        Yup! Mario games have fantastic music! And just 1month and 8days left until Zelda U!!!! Never been so hyped for a game reveal since, well i don’t really know xD

      • Magnus Eriksson

        amazing music

      • Michael Hancock

        You must like jazz. Jazz is whack.

        • lonewolf88

          I don’t like jazz but nintendos jazz is different than jazz.

    • Officer Raichu

      listen to cludtop cruise

      ITS STINKING MARIO GALAXY

      *calms down*

      https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/433383045304164352/m1HB-sX8.jpeg

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheMwgly Mwgly

        reminds me of one piece.

    • lonewolf

      SNK (as of late SNK playmore) music for me is first then Nintendo then any other game company (developer).

    • Josiah Parsons

      This is one of the best ones yet! I like MarioKart soundtracks the best out of all the ones Nintendo does (even Zelda (sorry!))

    • Rinslowe

      I’m still abstaining from even this goodness…
      Gonna wait till the 30th. And immerse in the whole thing then. Wall sized screen, 1080p and a 7.1 surround sound system to breath it to life. I can’a wait cap’n….
      :)

      • jjbredesen

        Well lets just say that you are get blown a way! Lets hope you survive!

        • Rinslowe

          It’s Mario Kart we’re talking about here right? Lol.
          I barely survived Zombie U, that was fantastic on the big screen…
          But Kart splitscreen in two player @ 1080p is all platinum when a single split is still larger than 72″ LCD’s…
          :)

          • jjbredesen

            Yes it is Kart and if your TV is that big then you will most likely not survive xD

            I helped in our local opera house/cinema with tech stuff, and i had 2 hours alone there so i hooked my PC up to the system, giving me a full 4K 3D projector and a full surround sound system with a max power of 180DB, the size of the projection was 14mX7m and lets just say it looked fantastic.

          • Rinslowe

            Yeah that beats mine lol :P
            But to it’s credit it’s still a pretty kickass projector. Even if it wasn’t such a great image and fast for gaming, the sound is actually what brings it to another level. Normally I have the PC separate on 3 2.5k monitors. But last couple of months I’ve had it connected almost the entire time to the projector and doing another playthrough of Skyrim. Atmospheric is an understatement lol…

          • jjbredesen

            Well that is a dam good system, remember my setup is not actually mine xD, the one is use at home (PC) is 2x 2K monitors+ my laptop monitor, + 2 8ohm speakers.

            For console, i sometimes use one of my monitors if i am gaming in my room, but if not i use a normal HD TV 37″, but it not that good, going to get a 60″ one soon though.

          • Rinslowe

            60″ for Kart will be awesome.

          • jjbredesen

            Yup, as long as it has a good refresh rate xD

          • Rinslowe

            True enough. But I think for gaming anything around 120hz/ 240hz is enough for LCD/ LED. I don’t see any real benefits yet at least on faster screens than 240hz…

          • jjbredesen

            Yup, my 37″ is sort of old, one of the first flatscreen LCD’s on the market, and has a max of i beleive 80hz, you do sort of notice, but it is really not that bad. I would say an minimum of 60, but preferred 100+

    • http://Thissitethesitethatexiststhisisarealsitedontclickthis.com Shane Michaels

      Maybe it’s just me, but Sonic music has been constantly good, even when the games aren’t. Sonic 3 had Michael Jackson, for crying out loud.

      • jjbredesen

        True, it has got some great music, but not always some of the newer 3D ones had bad music, and Sonic Adventures has pretty bad music, Zelda is for me the best, but it is up to each person i guess.

        • http://Thissitethesitethatexiststhisisarealsitedontclickthis.com Shane Michaels

          Which ones in particular do you think are bad? I really enjoyed Sonic Adventure’s music. Knuckle’s raps were… ok, fine, I see what you mean, but I liked them, and I liked that all of the songs fit the characters. Zelda’s is nice and regal, with a lot of flair and pomp, which is great.

          • jjbredesen

            Just did not like all the rock songs xD (open your heart etc.)
            It felt like they where trying to make Sonic more modern and failed xD, not a bad game, but a of glitches! and the camera was HORRIBLE!

          • http://Thissitethesitethatexiststhisisarealsitedontclickthis.com Shane Michaels

            Yeah, but I blame the ports more than anything. The original on the Dreamcast was pretty great, except for the camera. How can you hate Open your Heart?
            http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6tfwaL0Gp1rys4czo1_400.gif

          • jjbredesen

            I have nothing against the song, but it is NOT a Sonic song :(

          • http://Thissitethesitethatexiststhisisarealsitedontclickthis.com Shane Michaels
  • CEObrainz

    I’d rather experience it all as I play the game. Listening to it before hand kinda ruins the whole experience imo….

  • Guest

    It is completely beautiful

    • RecheDiazrivarola
    • matthew garcia

      Why are they exposing so much about this game. Do they have nothin else to talk about

      • Officer Raichu

        quit complaining and enjoy the music :D

        • matthew garcia

          I rather everything be a surprise

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            WiiUDaily sure loves to spoil surprises. :P

          • matthew garcia

            Yeah I know everything about the game already. Ign had the same thing posted so it’s not just Wii u daily. Nintendo is trying way to hard

          • Capt. Smoker

            Like when they told us about Rosalina being an unlockable character in the 3D world game

          • lonewolf88

            see your nintendos problem or one of them why there sales don’t go up you know what sold the ps4? hype thats it they fed and fed and fed there fans hype and then they were ready for desert the biggest thing that sells everything is hype thats it. iron man 3 bad movie sold millions why? well did you not see the commercial they showed the best parts and release them into a trailer making the movie look awesome. if nintendo can give the world hype nothing can stop them because nintendo can live up to the hype.

        • matthew garcia

          How about actually hyping the console

          • matthew garcia

            Like explaining to idiots that it’s not just a controller

          • Officer Raichu

            yeah our worlds get worse by the day for example smarts and foods(seriously theyre making chicken and waffle ice cream who likes that!?)

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            That would make too much sense for Nintendo. Which is why they won’t do it.

          • Officer Raichu

            well they could do that to
            maybe just maybe

          • lonewolf88

            *FacePalm* this is hyping up the console if there going to hype the console they have to hype the games and the newest game thats coming out is mario kart and its not some small game.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Because that’s about all there is to look forward to for Wii U at this point.

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          Well, there’s smash. but that’s way off

          • Rinslowe

            Smash. Totally…
            Am I the only one hyped for Bayonetta 2?
            X..
            Project Cars and Watchdogs for Wii U (Will get the PC first for Watchdogs but same time on Project Cars)…
            Fast Racing Neo – Yep I’m hyped for a futuristic racer from Shin’en…

            And totally hyped for this upcoming Zelda U reveal… (By the gods, don’t mess that up Ninty – big expectations there…)

          • uPadWatcher

            Nope… you’re not the only one, buddy.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            I just wanna know where the hell it is.

            I have no doubt Zelda U will blow us away

          • Magnus Eriksson

            As long as they go for a 3D perspective in OoT style Im happy. But im scared we will see a top perspective game. Look at the sales on Zelda the last years. SS sold badly, and with a huge install base thats kind of depressing. Even if all 6M Wii U owners buy it, it will still be the worst selling Zelda game on any console… Not good sign.

          • Rinslowe

            Surely not!

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            Hopefully the game will attract adopters

          • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

            Nope Rinslowe, I’m also looking forward towards Bayonetta 2 and X even more then anything else this year for WiU

          • Rinslowe

            Michael Jackson eh… well why not? :)
            Out of all the games known to be on the way for Wii U. X is without a doubt my most anticipated title so far. And likely to only be out done by Zelda U – but seeing as though that’s probably out next year…

          • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

            Well te song fits I suppose as you are not alone awaiting X and Bayonetta 2 I suppose the song has two sides (three actually), one you’re not alone part to the above games some others and me are looking forward to, the girl in the song would be the Witch or in other words Bayonetta, and X falls in place somewhere aswell.

            All we know so far is that Bayonetta is due Summer in Japan, probably late summer or autumn for NA and EU, the far away part could be X, as we only know it’s supposed to come this year but noone knows when exactly, so Far Away haha, thought it through quite well if I may say so myself. Hopefully closing in on E3 will shed some light on X, although I would not be surprised if X slips to 2015 like Zelda U. Hopefully not though.

          • Rinslowe

            Genius! :)
            And yeah, surely Nintendo are aware of the following X is having and will do as justice this E3 (fingers crossed) and actually give us a release window.
            If they can manage that, then X aand a new Zelda reveal….
            Good times.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Yeah, that’s exactly my point. I mean the 3DS version will be sooner, but the Wii U version which is what any Smash fan would want, is a long way from now.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            They should’ve switched the order, really

    • Capt. Smoker

      Your gonna get me started

  • Gabe Hoffman

    Dolphin Shoals dat sax

  • http://Thissitethesitethatexiststhisisarealsitedontclickthis.com Shane Michaels
  • steveb944

    Must download before removal!!!!

  • C4

    Tropical Freeze soundtrack >>>>> everything else

    • matthew garcia

      I say Zelda and final fantasy games have the best soundtracks

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    Another Mario Kart 8 related article. Not surprised. How about something new for a change? There’s nothing new you say? Well damn, that’s a shame.

    • jjbredesen

      Well Nintendo HQ did get its toilet cleaned…

      • Rinslowe

        In other breaking news. The main cast of the new upcoming Star Wars film have been “confirmed” in writing. And most of the front line original actors will indeed reprise their roles as rumoured…

        To me… That’s just awesome.

        Aaand, after seeing how Disney handled the recent Marvel films with “The Avengers and Cap 2″ being exceptional superhero flicks. My anticipation has officially piqued.

        But yes, totally. HQ getting their toilets cleaned is news worthy stuff also.

        :)

        http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/avengers-disney-marvel-critics-324838

        http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhughes/2014/04/29/original-star-wars-cast-confirmed-to-return-for-sequel/

        • jjbredesen

          Yup i am super hyped for Star Wars VII!!!

          As long as it does not have a mickey mouse death star and is made for kids i will be happy!! Disney has made some great films so i trust them.

          • Rinslowe

            Well if the Marvel films are anything to go by, I think Disney know how to appeal to the core and the casual. Kinda like what Nintendo is trying to do…
            There was also the Tron movie revisit made a couple of years back which showed Disney were able to provide home entertainment in a slightly darker package than expected. And yet still 100% fine for everyone – more or less.
            I think they’ll surprise a lot of people with their take on Star Wars…

    • DoctorWily

      You won’t hear anything new until E3 hits. They’re keeping their cards close to their chest until then. Why wouldn’t they?

    • Officer Raichu

      well im still hyped about mk8
      and with the boost in preorders
      week before direct
      im gonna be a happy happy boy :D

      • asymptoteman

        Just preordered MK8 at Target. I got a MK8 keychain and a $5 gift card at time of purchase.

        • Officer Raichu

          NICE!

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      Zorpix Den this wednesday! ;D

      • Officer Raichu

        :D
        Make it good(as you do always :D)

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Can’t wait! :)

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          Yay! I have no idea what I’m writing about yet! Yay! :D

    • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

      I am sure if you don’t like it you can go over to a site like IGN and hear over and over about Call of Duty 2014

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Being that I was never a CoD fan from day one, why would I do that?

        • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

          Just trying to point out that there are more things being talked about over and over than Mario Kart 8.. I am not sure what you expect as this is one of the most anticipated titles for the Wii U since it was released

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Noted. I wasn’t expecting anything which is why I said I wasn’t surprised. Even so, I will speak my mind about it regardless. Very true, CoD has been talked about since it’s reveal, but since we’re on WiiUDaily and not IGN, it didn’t seem fitting to me to bring it up. Sony and Microsoft console owners relate to it more than Nintendo fans.

      • Rinslowe

        Totally. COD is famous for it’s over hyping the crap out of each new version. And the media lap it up!

        On a side note though, Kevin Spacey in the game… SOLD.
        :)
        I quite like COD multiplayer. Almost every recent one even Ghosts. COD is at the least a very decent multiplayer experience.

        But unless you’re with a trusty crew, best served mic off…

  • wiimenonowiiu

    I for one will wait till i play the game to listen to the sound track but im very happy there is much more hype for this game then any other games as far for wii u, nes is really hoping this game will sell units

  • GariNGB

    Another awesome Nintendo soundtrack. Love it!

  • SacreBlo

    FWIW, it’s not the full soundtrack. It’s the music from the sample videos from the MK8 site looped twice.

  • http://wiiudaily.com/ Colin Malone

    Sugar Ru…Sweet Sweet Canyon.

    That made me laugh.

  • Mario

    …THESE SONGS ARE AMAAAAAAZING!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bob Charlie

    It’s Saturday Night Liiiiiiiiive!

  • Enumerating Wishes

    Nintendo certainly did themselves in with the soundtrack. So much better than Mario Kart Wii’s OST.

  • Guest
  • Googs

    I want to listen to it, but at the same time I don’t want to listen to it. Just 26 days left :S!

  • Derek

    This is cool but I’m going to wait until the game comes out before I spoil anymore things.

  • Carlos Webster

    This is awesome music.

  • LukeMM95

    The main theme may just be the greatest ever produced for a Mario Kart game. Just amazing to listen to.