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Poll results: Which Street Fighter do you think has the best music?

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • September 30, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. PDT • Comments: 130

Update: The poll period has ended. Check out the results after the jump.

Earlier: Last week on the EventHubs Podcast we ranked the numbered Street Fighter games by their music, and got so many responses that it quickly became clear our readers and listeners wanted in on the action.

We've put together a poll for you to vote in to rank your favorite Street Fighter sound tracks below, but have a few clarifying notes to offer before you dive in.

Capcom tends to roll out more than one version of a Street Fighter game before launching a full on sequel. There were three Alpha titles, for example, as well as three Street Fighter 3 entries that offered different music. The same can be said for Street Fighter 2 as themes saw slight alterations through its numerous updates, and a much larger one as HD Remix dropped in 2008.

We considered dividing up and listing out every single entry for you to vote on, but the differences of some are much greater than others and the whole thing quite rapidly started feeling rather convoluted.

Instead, we've put together a poll that represents seven chapters of Street Fighter from over the last 30 years. All of SF2 is under the same banner, as is all of SFA and SF3. We've even included Street Fighter EX (despite not doing so in our podcast segment because it's not technically a main entry) as it's a series with more than a few fans of its music.

You get two votes to toss into the mix so you can select your two favorites of these. Of course, we'd love to hear your reasoning and the specific themes that win you over, so please take some time to elaborate in the comments if you have it.

It could be a particular character's stage music that you've fallen for, or perhaps a character select or main intro theme is what does the trick for you. I'll share right now that I'm personally voting for Street Fighter 3 for its incredibly memorable and jazzy tunes, and Street Fighter 2 for being the iconic mainstay of franchise with themes that have been stuck in our heads (pleasantly) for three decades now.

Which Street Fighter has the best music?

1. Street Fighter 3: 240 votes / 29.7%
2. Street Fighter 2: 152 votes / 18.8%
3. Street Fighter 5: 127 votes / 15.7%
4. Street Fighter Alpha: 115 votes / 14.2%
5. Street Fighter 4: 98 votes / 12.1%
6. Street Fighter EX: 77 votes / 9.5%

Total votes: 809

Voting has closed

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