Music of Commodore 64 games
The C-64 is 30 years old in 2012. A prototype was shown at the January 1982 CES in Las Vegas. It began shipping in August, 1982.
According to the Guinness Book of Records, the Commodore 64 was the best-selling home computer system of all time, selling over thirty million units in its production years from 1982 to 1993.  There were approximately ten thousand games released for the C64 over its decade-long reign, and many still remain popular with “retro gamers.” One of the attractions to Commodore’s games over those of its competitors was their unique musical aesthetic. With screaming guitar-like square wave solos, full-length songs, attempts to re-create traditional “rock band” line-ups in its use of tone channels, and its increased use of percussion, Commodore music was like rock to Nintendo’s heavily looped disco aesthetic.
Note that the C64 used a special (SID) chip to make music. Tens of thousands of music files for the C64 are available online, but you’ll need some kind of special “C64 emulator” software with a to listen to them on your computer. They’re pretty easy to find.
• All-Time Top C64 Game Tunes (.sid files)