Nov 11th, 2012

You’ll no doubt spend a lot of time in the Wii U menus, and now is a great time to start getting used to much of the menu music that’ll be playing in the background. We’ve got a few samples of the music below, follow this link for a lot more Wii U menu music. Much of the music reminds us of favorite Nintendo soundtracks, including Zelda, Pikmin, and others.

Wii U menu music: home screen

Wii U menu music: settings

Wii U menu music: Mii creation

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  • Mariokartfann

    Must. Sleep. Now. Too. Relaxing. Will. Never. Get. Chance. To. Play. Games. If this. Is. The. First. Screen…

    • Superstick

      It’s true. Nintendo hires the best music composers ever. Just listen to the first stage of super mario galaxy. dadadadaDADADADADADADADAAAAAAA. So peac..eful.. zzz. =-=

      • Kev

        Agreed. Super Mario Galaxy might be the best video game soundtrack of all time. Nintendo understood the importance of music at a time when simple sound effects were the norm. It could be said that much of Super Mario Bros’ legacy is owed to the background music in the game.

        • SideScreamer

          While we’re on the subject of Video Game composing, and scores/soundtracks, Halo has to have some of the best of all time.

          But yes, Nintendo’s franchises, at least every single one of them, has amazing soundtracks and music.

          • ruffy

            yeh yeh. but mario’s music is more famous :3

          • Roedburn

            Zelda’s got the best!

          • Madmagican


      • Sethowar

        I loved the music in SMG… I would just listen to it and walk around the levels immersing myself in the awesomeness 🙂

      • Mariokartfann

        Bithc, please. I fall asleep to SMG 1&2 music. So I have a… good… night… zzzzzzzzz

      • Johny

        AGREED … SMG… best… soundtracks,….. EVER


        skyward sword soundtrack…nuff said

        • Nintenlord

          Donkey kong country series beats all

          • marioravesto3d

            Final fantasy up there with mario and zelda for great music.

          • Lazyboy88

            Yes final fantasy, the Chocobo theme is my favorit soundtrack of all times..

      • BubbleMan v2

        Nintendo games really do have the best music, no argument. While I like music from games like Skyrim, having custom made, high quality, and SUPER CATCHY tracks for every specific area really distinguishes Nintendo from the crowd.

    • Kahhhhyle

      When I heard it I felt like I was in a museum…

    • edward montgomery

      Bet this puts kids to sleep perfect for 99.8% of you to grab away

      • theorangefish

        Why are you all so excited about some soumdtracks? If Nintendo makes the best sounds or not is something that is called “PERSONAL PREFERENCE”.

        • Bruno

          You’re all wrong,the best sound track goes to Majora’s Mask.

          • HyrulianUtopia

            I love Zelda, especially Twilight princess (Live)

  • jeremy

    mii creaction sounds like the great fairy/zelda menu song 😀

    • HuntheUniverse

      I definitely feel a bit of Fairy Fountain going on in there.

  • SortableShelf19

    It sounds really good. I really like it!

    • Dan

      f u you a hole it dont sound good to you your just a fag who typed the first thing you couuld think of to be first. you a loser who types FIRST with out actualy typin it you loser

      • SortableShelf19

        I honestly don’t care about being first.

      • TheImaj

        Dan. What are you some kind of idiot? Shut your filthy mouth off and get in line in 6 days.

        Reply to me if you have any issues with doing this.

      • 111jackful

        Leave SortableShelf alone Dan! He was just saying how nice the music was.

      • Garzard

        Baby’s First Troll out now!

      • Superstick

        @Dan U Mad Bro?

      • ssb4 3dsFC3007 8585 6950

        almost a 100 downvotes DAN lol xD. P.S. the music is not bad, its good. GO NINTENDO!

      • Ben

        Seriously? How did that comment got trough?

    • Man

      I dont like it……I LUV IT!!! 7 Days!!

      • Nintendonoob

        lol 7days
        *phone rings*
        “7 days…”
        “until what?”
        “The Wii U comes out”

        • Bruno

          Dan? Did you forget to take your pills today?

        • KJ22

          …thought you were gonna make a TWEWY joke! “You have 7 days to buy a Wii U…fail, and face erasure!!!”

          Twewy on 3DS AND Wii U anyone?

        • KJ22

          ….I thought you were gonna make a TWEWY joke! “You have 7 days to buy a Wii U…fail, and face erasure.”

          Twewy for 3DS AND Wii U, anyone?

          • Nintendonoob

            Well sir if I had only 7 days to get a Wii U I would be outside of GameStop right now carrying a machete (to fend off customers) and counting the seconds until it is released… Imma noob but not that big of a noob thank you very much.

  • Nintendork28

    well…that’s gonna take me some getting used to.

    • LazerK

      I was kinda hoping music something like the Wii U game lineup video had at last year’s e3
      But this isn’t so bad either.Each one reminds me of Zelda a bit,which is good imo

  • Man

    Its the little things like this that make me get mad hype for a system and get butterflies in my stomach ….i cant wait to hear this hooked up 2 my tv at home!!! 7 more days!!!

    • Sethlaw225

      leave it to nintendo to make a masterpiece all the way down to the music. not to many studios do that.

  • Otariman

    The Mii Maker music is freaking amazing.

    • Nintedward

      It’s beautifull!!!!! Koji Kondo must of produced such Eargasms!!!!

      • Nintedward

        I want the mii creation music at my funeral which will be in exactly 106 years cus I’m 21 now. Don’t worry , modern medicine will keep me going.

  • Andrew Sheehan

    I’m assuming these are arranged by Koji Kondo.

    • Nintedward

      It sure as hell wasn’t the SOB who keeps rehashing the NSMB music 😛

      • corbin74

        Nintedward I swear it seems like are two of you sometimes. One awesome and one completely stupid jack@$$ commenter who sleeps under the IGN bridge.

  • Ryushi

    Oh, damn I love the Mii Maker one (at the bottom).

  • DragonChi

    This music is freakin beautiful. Only Nintendo man……only Nintendo..

  • Mida

    I wish you could customize the music though. That would be beyond epic

  • Rasta

    The mii maker part1 has that old nintendo esk i love!! it brings me peace!


    I love it!!!!!!! sounds like future

  • u mad bro FC: 0559-7101-5495


  • HyrulianUtopia

    Ahhhhhh. All the important information is coming to us now.

    feels gooood!

    • Dronch

      it feels too good…

      • Andrew Sheehan

        That’s what she said..

  • Nintedward

    Ok wiiudaily you sons of bitches :P. I really don’t want to spoil this , but considering the music is just one click away , I guess I have no choice!

    *clicks and listens* *curses wiiudaily*

    • Naterman

      Ah Nintendward. I enjoy ur crazy antics as I enjoyed the epic wii u music. If that’s the menu music, I just can’t imagine how epic the actual game music will be

      • Andrew Sheehan

        Well, it would have to be done by Koji Kondo, other wise there is no comparison.

  • Ginja Ninja

    Did anyone else here this light Zelda like music/tune partway through the last video? (Mii creation one). Because I sure did 😀

  • 211nil

    Sounds really great, to bad it’s 18days left
    Can’t wait

  • NintendoMan :D

    Sounds futuristic. It fits the Wii U well since it’s 8th gen. Great job Nintendo.

  • An old friend…

    We’ve known each other for a while. We had so much fun together. But, now… now it’s time to say goodbye. You’re going to have so much fun… U guys. I’ll never forget you. Seems like just yesterday our love was new. But now it’s time for U to see things through.

    Take care of each other. I will always love you.

    • Pokemonlp10

      I know… your… the Wii! :3

      • JumpMan

        aw, bye my friend! i’ll still play with you! i mean, you’re the only thing i have that can play Gamecube games! but if the Wii U get Gc games on Vc, you’re screwed.

        • Bruno

          I cheated on you.

  • Miguel F.

    To be honest I don’t really “love” the music, but don’t go spamming the dislike button on this comment, just in my opinion the music is too dull and too relaxed i mean its the Wii U, its so supposed to be fun and awesome! 🙂

  • WiiUlover

    7 days 4 hrs and 41 mins until launch

    • WiiUlover

      It says its 5 but it is 9 where I am. It’s weird

      • WiiUlover

        I meant it says 5 but its 8. Srry I’m just toooo excited

  • MSLFan

    Please give me a sentative till next week. MUST HAVE! CAN’T SLEEP!

  • Dazz

    The wii u have a better music sound than xbox 360.

    • Kahhhhyle

      The xbox doesn’t have back ground music… Neither does the ps3 actually just some blips when you move around the menus

  • Aaron

    Kinda reminds me of mario ice world, I’m typin this comment via ps3, lookin 4ward to not having to use the ps3 anymore to the wii u

    • [000]

      And I’m typing this comment via 3DS.

    • marioravesto3d

      Haha me to,am giving me ps3 to me brother I won’t be needing it anymore.Buying me wii u this month and 3ds next month and any of my family wanting christmas present’s will have to have a go on my wii u cause got no money left.

  • Challengerupc

    The Menu music reminds me of the sunken ship level in Super Mario 64

  • BananaPwnz

    Grrrr, I cant get the Wii U menu music out of my head! It’s so catchy!

  • Burn

    well i wub it ;D

  • immallama

    It’s beautiful :’) *Cries*

  • Gregory

    Man news like this makes me stoked and really sad at the same time since I can’t get a Wii U on launch day/ the few weeks after launch.

  • CRT_hater777

    Holy cow the Mii maker sounds like pikmin great fairy combo!

  • 30yearsofnintendogaming

    why cant i just go through a time portal to when i get the wii u…. my problems will be solved

  • Sobari

    Nintendo seems to be taking music more and more seriously than ever before, both in and outside of games.

  • Redmuerte

    Third clip gave me, for some odd reason, an instant visual of the original Blues Brothers movie. The scene where SWAT, military and several policemen were afte them at the taxation building as they calmly rode the elevator up, listening to elevator music. Very nostalgic in a way and I for one, love it.

  • Nintendude

    This must be the work of Koji Kondo, because it is amazing.

  • D2K

    It would be cool if you could download the GameCube menu music and use that somewhere if you wanted too.

  • Hibill18

    The last one really reminds me of Legend of Zelda. Overall, not what I was expecting, but it’s still really cool!

  • LyingTuna

    It’s all pretty good… I like the Wii Mii theme better than the U one, but other than that, these are great.

  • NintendoGMR95

    Man” best music ever! i Listened to all of them 2 times, man am a happy Nintendo Gamer right now, 🙂 BEST FREAKIN MUSIC EVER!!!

    Wii U is gonna be killer, i don’t know if i’ll be able to tame it. 😉

  • Wii Uoops!

    Wait, how do we know this is real?
    Don’t hate me!

  • Linskarmo

    The Main Menu seems very Forest Temple-y to me. The Settings one seems kind of Oocca-y, and the Mii Maker one sounds like a sort of mix between LoZ Fairy’s Fountain and Mario Galaxy. I love them all!

  • Elite

    Very nice. The wii maker is definitely the best one.

  • Darksauske75

    My favorite themes are the Mii Maker, Mii Maker (part 2), and parental controls! The Mii Maker part 2 is my favorite it feels and sounds so nice!! Now I will know the nostalgia I’ll have with the Wii U!

  • TheUNation

    Holy Wara Wara… When I get the U a few weeks after the launch, I’ll get used to these U-nique tracks.

    • SortableShelf19

      I see what U did there.

      • [000]

        Mii tu.

  • Joyous Killer

    Reminds me of the that that raining place from metroid prime 2 echoes…

  • Kris

    aahh… I love this kind of music. 🙂

  • Lusunup

    I love the wii u mii creation theme it reminds me of the fairy fountain with a tad touch of skyward sword =3 I thank you nintendo for such soothing music that can only be found on nintendo systems.

  • FishFan03

    Very nice and relaxing tunes…cant wait for the Wii U!!! It just might be the only next gen console I get. If anything maybe the PS4 a year or two after it comes out but by then the Wii U will be in its prime so we’ll see. Hate money hungry microsoft and the fact that they charge you to play multiplayer online. Besides, I have two boys which will grow up with Nintendo and Mario like I did =)

  • Zak Eblade

    The soundtrack sounds awesome! It sounds like as if the soundtrack was pulled out of super mario galaxy. At least its better than shitty xbox avatar thing a ma jig.

  • Cardcaptor Twi

    I’m going to miss the cheerful music like on Streetpass, but this sound cool. I could get used to it.

  • Yamiryuu Zero

    Completely different from the Wii, that has only one music! Much better, now I’ll have a reason to go to menus XD

  • Nintenbood

    Can’t wait to listen to this amazing music on my wii u!
    ahhhhh its so peaceful~

  • Falcon PAWTCH!!!

    Man love these soundtracks.

  • Nintendofan4life

    Sounds like sex music. I like it.

  • Tyler

    I don’t really like the Mii Creation music. I liked the upbeat Mii creation track from the original Wii better.

  • nm_nintendo

    chill, nintendo style!

  • Sylux

    Track 1: Definily forest temple.
    Track 2 : Sounds awefully much like Torvus Bog MP2 (compared it, it’s higher pitched)
    Track 3: Great fairy indeed and one mixture of something I could figure where it’s from.

    Excellent job 🙂

  • JumpMan

    i’ll post this then listen and be freaking out… kbai!

    • JumpMan

      holeecrapimdyingroghtnowitssoamazing. this will be my sleeping playlist for the next 6 days. omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg

  • Here’s Why

    Hey guys, I’m not one to crash the party, but…

    does anyone here think that this music is just fan-made? I mean, all of the music is Zelda Inspired, and the guy’s YouTube name even has Zelda in it. Also, wouldn’t Nintendo kill anyone if someone started leaking their music? I think so…

    I’m just trying to put some sense into all this. It was just like Sonic Colors and Generations. 1 month away from their releases and some loser releases fake music, which he claimed weee from the real games.

    This Zelda Youtuber has given us no proof that this is Wii U Menu Music. He even has a music for “Loading”. Seriously, what System during the system menu ever has to load long and/or has ever had music on it?

    Sorry, the music is great and all, but F.A.K.E 🙁

    • TheImaj

      Hmm. Ladies and Gents… He or she kinda has a point. Guess we’ll find out in about:
      7,976 minutes!!

      • Sylux

        I didn’t look at the site in the YouTube tabs, but doing so just now I’m afraid here’s why could be right indeed. Thinking of it it could make sense, well as I live in Europe and have to wait to atleast December the 4th before I can get it and listen to it (yes, it comes the 30th of November but leaving to turkey for a wedding of my friend of mine on the 30th and won’t be back before the 3rd of December late in the evening)

        So perhaps one of you Americans is willing to verify or debunk it on November the 18th for us? By posting here perhaps?

        Thx in advance.

        • JumpMan

          i got your back, man!

  • HTFU NOV 30

    Why is it still 18 days to go. I have literally done nothing but get stoned for about 3 years waiting for this console!

    Looking forward to spending the following 6 playing it stoned!

  • NintendoLover

    This is what’s awesome about Nintendo’s systems. They always make good music. I love it. The music is so sooooothing….. If you look at ps3 it’s got NO menu music! Nor does xbox, I think. Nintendo has always made good soundtracks and music for its consoles. The PS Vita don’t have menu music either! Nintendo’s music is always soothing! One time I put my Wii on put the volume up and then just started doing my work cuz it was so relaxing…….

  • NintendoLover

    This is what’s awesome about Nintendo’s systems. They always make good music. I love it. The music is so sooooothing….. If you look at ps3 it’s got NO menu music! Nor does xbox, I think. Nintendo has always made good soundtracks and music for its consoles. The PS Vita don’t have menu music either! Nintendo’s music is always soothing! One time I put my Wii on put the volume up and then just started doing my work cuz it was so relaxing……. I loved it

  • Amanda

    Decided to do what people asked. Here is Mii Maker part 1 for 10 hours

    • JumpMan

      thank you. so. much. *listens to whole thing*

  • G shiro

    Super smash bros has one of the best music soundtracks ever just like these

  • Skyloftian

    Very nice! Can’t wait to hear it in surround sound!

  • redclow

    Sounds groovy, man!

  • Kirbymon123

    Kirby has some nice songs too everyone! Gourmet Race, Halberd Theme, O2 boss music, anyone?! Although I give props to Zelda because a lot of their games are based on musical instruments.

  • BradBoZ

    Wait, if this music came from Skyward Sword, that was uploaded from… I think it’s just a suggestion… Not real. :/