It can easily be argued that the opening stage is one of, if not the most important part of a game. It's the first thing most players are going to see, and it helps establish the tone for everything to come after.
Naturally, part of establishing that tone is having a good theme song to set the mood as players are introduced to the new world stretching out before then. And while having something pumping and upbeat isn't a requirement, these are often the ones that stick in most peoples' minds.
So which ones are the best? WatchMojo has their opinions here, and as you can guess by its presence here, there is definitely a splash or two of blue in here.
What do you think? Should the Mega Man or Mega Man-esque games' themes have ranked higher? Or do you believe their position respectable enough in deference to some of the other movers and shakers on the list? Or do you think there's a better opening Mega Man/Mega Man-esque stage theme that should have made the list instead?
Share your thoughts -- or heck, if you're so inclined, your own Top 10 opening stage themes -- in the comments below.
Thanks to djjimmyrock for the tip!