Well, mentioning the Mega Turrican stage 1-2 music got me thinking about other games which have excellent music. So I decided to make a little list. I'm sure there's 100 other games/songs I'm forgetting about, but these are the ones that stand out off the top of my head:
Mega Turrican (Genesis) - Stage 1-2
Vice Project Doom (NES) - Not sure which level
Final Fantasy 6 (SNES) - Prelude - Yes, once upon a time I used to play RPG's.. mostly during the SNES era. The next few songs go back to that time period
Final Fantasy 6 (SNES) - Terra music
Chrono Trigger (SNES) - The Wind's Yearning
Secret of Mana (SNES) - Into the thick of it
Mega man 3 (NES) - Magnet Man - Always loved this song so much
Gomola Speed (TG16) -
I did a cover of this with live drums for SDC round 55 :)
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 (PSX) - You (Bad Religion)... OK, not exactly game music in the traditional sense, but yeah... It was in the game. And I love Bad Religion. So... yes, excellent stuff :)
Audio quality is kinda trash on that site for this song, but the song skipped around on the khinsider site. Oh well.
How could I forget Rhythm games?
Parappa the Rapper (PSX) - Prince Fleaswallow's rap. In this level, Parappa is waiting in line to go to the bathroom. Lol.
A-Lin you got any game music picks?