One of the most important features of your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is your town tune. Selecting something you love, which represents your island, can be a difficult task. Isabelle will allow you to customize your town tune but it is very limited. The tune is only seven seconds long and has a limited range of notes to choose from. Nevertheless, it is possible to create some amazing tunes.
However, if you're not musically minded then you may not want to spend hours trying to perfect the art. If this is you then we have the answer. We've found some of the best and most iconic tunes you can recreate for your town, along with the notes to do just that.
Updated December 28, 2021, By Helen Ashcroft: Animal Crossing New Horizons now has more features than ever before. One of these is the addition of permanent stores on Harvey's Island which makes customizing everything around you easier and more convenient.
When constructing your perfect island paradise your island music remains as important as ever so we've added some more iconic tunes to this list of town tunes. So, if you want a familiar song but aren't musically inclined then check out these top town tunes.
20 Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
This eclectic collection of town tune ideas from Reecee includes the Family Guy theme, Aha's Take On Me, the Super Mario Sunshine victory theme, and Windows XP's startup tune.
We admire the utter randomness of the selection and chose this excellent rendition of Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up as our example. After all, who can resist Rick Rolling their visitors?
19 Kiki's Delivery Service - A Town With An Ocean View
Studio Ghibli fans are sure to enjoy Leia Leilani's town tunes video, themed around the anime studio. It includes songs from Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Ponyo, and Howl's Moving Castle among others.
Some tunes have multiple versions but this one takes us straight to Kiki in the bakery. It also has a second part that follows on, we just wish we could have both!
18 Danganronpa - Welcome To Dangan Island
This selection of Danganronpa town tunes covers several sections of the game and includes the morning theme, body discovery chimes, and several songs from the series. Above is the music for Welcome to Dangan Island by Carelesss Prince.
If you want to hear some alternative Danganronpa songs then make sure to check out Sophisticated Stoner's Danganronpa Town Tunes selection.
17 Europe - The Final Countdown
These 18 town tunes cover a wide range of themes including gaming, general music, and holiday songs. Another firm favorite in this selection by Jvgsjeff is the Final Fantasy 7 airship theme.
However, we've chosen The Final Countdown by Europe due to how iconic and recognizable the classic song is. This version pulls from the part you'd expect and will leave you singing the rest in your head.
16 Disney - It's A Small World
This compilation of Disney town tunes from Alex Brandenburg features music from Frozen, Tangled, Moana, Aladdin, and several more classic movies.
Despite the rich choice, we couldn't help selecting this iconic Disney earworm, It's A Small World, from the ride of the same name in Disney World. If you prefer more classic options make sure to check out the video.
15 The Witcher - Toss A Coin To Your Witcher
If you were cranking up the volume when Toss A Coin To Your Witcher came into our lives, via Netflix's The Witcher we have good news. The instant classic can now be recreated in your town and is sure to have you singing along. Thanks to Epiphajinie we are now feeling Jaskier's vibes on our island.
Who knows, maybe the love of the song may have visitors helping you out when they hear it. All together now "toss some bells to my villager, oh island of plenty, oh island of plenty." It might catch on.
14 Pokemon Center Theme
If you prefer a more stirring option you can find the Pokemon gym victory theme as well as a selection of tunes from different games. Pokemon Red and Blue, Diamond and Pearl, Sun and Moon, and Sword and Shield are all covered.
13 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Whistle
This classic whistle will be instantly recognizable to any Hunger Games fans that set foot on your island. Tug on their heartstrings a little with this ditty from the movie.
12 Sailor Moon Opening
11 Avengers Theme
This Avengers theme was composed by Arbuckle and his video is unique in that it walks you through the process. For anyone who wants to know more about composing their own tunes, this is a great resource.
Of course, the tune will also appeal to Marvel fans, allowing you to evoke the feel of an Avengers HQ on your island.
10 Beauty And The Beast: Be Our Guest
If you want to add some Disney magic to your island then you need to check out this huge selection of Disney tunes from AC Broski. There are so many options that you'll be spoiled for choice.
Create some Disney magic with this classic and instantly recognizable earworm from Beauty and Beast or check out tunes from The Little Mermaid, Mulan, Aladdin, Frozen, The Lion King, and many more.
9 The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time
This compilation from Super Milltendo actually includes a huge amount of Ocarina tunes from The Legend of Zelda. Taken from both Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, these timeless classics will bring together the two franchises perfectly.
Above is the Zelda intro but the video itself contains many more that we recommend all Zelda fans check out to find the perfect fit for their island.
8 Game Of Thrones Title Theme
If you're looking for some classics this selection of non-Nintendo tunes from Prosafia Gaming may have the answer. The Game of Thrones Title Theme is a highlight for us but it's far from the only great option.
7 Do You Want To Build A Snowman? From Frozen
If you want to build a snowman, or simply annoy anyone else on your island with this earworm tune then Nerd Attack! has it covered. This town tune covers the catchiest part of the song and is sure to get stuck inside your head.
Part of a 30 more town tunes video, Nerd Attack's eclectic compilation also includes some classic video game music, as well as chart songs including Gorillaz, Feel Good Inc.
6 Harry Potter Theme Song
This perfect recreation of the iconic Harry Potter theme song comes from a short compilation by Arekkz Gaming. Instantly recognizable you're sure to be humming the Hogwarts music after you hear it ring out from the town hall.
The compilation also includes an explanation of the town tune as well as other classic themes including the Hunger Games whistle.
5 Tetris Theme
For fans of the classic game Tetris, you can find the theme in this town tunes compilation video by Queen Panda. It also includes other game themes as well as music from TV shows including Stranger Things and Phineas & Ferb.
The Tetris theme will transport you back in time and make every hour feel like a treat. The retro tune fits perfectly with this style of music and is sure to compliment your town.
4 Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
If your island needs some chart tunes, rather than video game music then don't worry. This selection of classic popular music songs is sure to help you out. Above is the iconic Bad Romance by Lady Gaga but Raygun Bunny has more to discover.
The selection includes All-Star by Smashmouth, Bad Guy By Billie Eilish, Misery Business By Paramore, and DNA by BTS as well as songs by Queen, The Beatles, and Elton John.
3 Star Wars Imperial March
The Imperial March from Star Wars is a classic tune no doubt worthy of any island and here you can see all the notes to recreate it as your town tune. The video compilation from Swegger also includes the Star Wars theme if that's more your style.
2 Super Mario Bros Underground/Overground
Super Mario fans can bring everyone's favorite ex-plumber into their game with the Underground and Overground themes from Super Mario Bros. The instantly recognizable earworms are once again perfect fits for the retro-sounding town tune.
For those who prefer other Nintendo franchises, this video by Evan Carville is packed full of them. Not only are there more Super Mario tunes but you'll also find songs from The Legend of Zelda, past Animal Crossing titles, Pokemon and Splatoon.
1 Big Ben Clock Chime
If you're a player who prefers to be more traditional then this Big Ben Chime by NOGUDGAMER could be the answer. The dulcet tones will sound familiar to any UK residents, as they ring out on news programs but they are sure to add a touch of class to all islands.
Even if you've never heard of the iconic London clock tower then this tune may still be recognizable. Try it out and see if it fits your island vibe. It's sure to add a little culture.
Wizarding World seems to think that Hogwarts Legacy is still coming out this year.