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The 10 best Nintendo-inspired love songs on the Internet

These dudes have chick issues, basically. But we didn't need Nintendo to tell us that.


Aja Romano


Posted on Mar 20, 2013   Updated on Jun 1, 2021, 9:04 pm CDT

Jimmy Fallon and Selena Gomez offered up a Nintendo tribute last night on his talk show, crooning a duet cover of Sam Hart’s “Mario Kart Love Song.” It inspired us to go on the hunt for more Mario- and Zelda-flavored songs from the heart. 

So what do we learn from this roundup of video game–flavored romance? That these dudes have chick issues, basically. But we didn’t need Nintendo to tell us that.

1)  “Video Games Remix” by Alex Hanly / Roboboots

This stylish remix of Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games” says it all.

2)  “Dear Peach (Luigi Love Song)” by Nerd Alert ft. KurtHugoSchneider

If you didn’t ship it by the end of this surprisingly angsty vid, we don’t believe you.

3) “Yuri the Only One” by LeetStreet Boys

Because you and I make Nintendo Wii.

4) “I’m Sorry, Princess Ruto” by Sean Sydejko

This Legend of Zelda song addresses the unrequited love that Ruto the Sea Princess has for our hero, Link. 

5) “Save You From the Dark” by JC Van Luyn ft. Docjazz4

This original song is composed from several themes from Legend of Zelda, and features an actual ocarina, the pan pipe featured in Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

6) “Mario Kart Love Song” by Sam Hart

This most famous of Nintendo songs has inspired parody replies and endless covers on YouTube.

7) “Princess Peach” by Purple Melon

I have no idea what this song has to do with Super Mario, but who cares, it’s Purple Melon.

8) “Hero” by Nerds With Guitars


9) “Hero of Time” by TeejsMusic

Bonus points for putting Princess Peach in drag.

10) “Christmas Calendar—Super Mario World” by the Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra

Because no list of Nintendo love songs would be complete without a “Let It Snow” mashup in which Mario gets increasingly frustrated trying to locate Peach’s castle.

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*First Published: Mar 20, 2013, 5:26 pm CDT