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    The Way to the Top
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    The Hanging Edge
    Aria de Mezzo Carattere
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    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF13, 2) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF14, new entry)

    Bumping this with the corrected link for reconsideration. Arthur, feral, OSTGeek, and lucasshrine all voted before the correct track was linked. Standing with the correct link is 2-2 with The Crystarium advancing on tie-break. (I'm voting The Hanging Edge.)

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    Regarding Final Fantasy Tactics, I love Hitoshi Sakimoto (see: my Final Fantasy XII voting record), and FFT is arguably regarded as more canon main title Final Fantasy than XI or XIV. Originally there just wasn't room for it, and its lack of a number meant it was the first to go. With this expanded format, it's certainly more easy to accommodate. I guess my biggest concern is that expanding the game so rapidly could prevent tracks on the cusp from ever really breaking through. New additions will get a lot of voting priority for being new, and I'm worried that we'll see a lot of potential underdog runners vanish for a few years. Like, on the low end of pre-quals we're taking out songs that haven't managed to break the first round in four years. If we start forcing say, The Phon Coast or Gurgu Volcano into that position...

    The catch with adding FFT is that it's going to come in bulk. We'd be looking at a minimum 8 new tracks, I think. We have a couple options with that. The game currently has 193 tracks. FFT would be too few to go to a full 256 hoedown, and I don't know that interest exists in doing anything that big anyway. (I thoroughly enjoy this, but it's hard for me to measure the point where you all would just get bored with it.)

    Pre-quals is now a 13-track gig, up from 4 when I started running it. FFT would make it somewhere around 23. The current system allows for a maximum 26, and my new entry pass breaks that number. We would need a new system here. I can think of a few options.

    One idea I really like is to scrap the current method whereby the top 12 ranked losers get into the final 128 and introduce a single-vote pass. The whole point of the 12-track auto-advance was to prevent clear favorites from dropping off the map, but tastes change over time, and the longer this game runs, the less the numbers reflect that. If I let every active participant of the current year choose one round-one loser to reappear the following year, I think that could make everyone happy while freeing up space in the qualifiers. It wouldn't free up much space, but more importantly it would make a large pre-qual field feel less destructive. You're always going to get one in.

    A more straight-forward option would be to not give new entries a pass. You're subject to pre-quals every year out the gate. That would certainly free us up until a Final Fantasy XVI is injected into the mix.

    I'm open to other suggestions. I would also note that I keep reasonably tight control over how many people participate here. I feel like 8-12 voters is the sweet spot where everyone's voice matters but it still feels competitive, and I advertise each year to the extent that it yields something about in that zone. I'm not worried about growth and I'm more interested in ensuring that the people who have an established interest in it get the return they're looking for. Whatever works best for all of you is necessarily the best option.

    ---------- Post added at 01:08 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:58 AM ----------

    I think I'm at something like this:

    Starting next year, round 1 losers get no guaranteed pass. Instead, everyone who has participated in the current game and at least one previous year can select a round-one loser to automatically advance to the next year's 128, up to 12 people. (At present, this cap is a non-issue.) So basically if we were to implement this right now, Voter 1 can replace Wild West with a round 1 loser of their choising, Voter 2 can replace Theme of the Tantalus, Voter 3 can replace Home Sweet Home, etc up to Dark Messenger. (We wouldn't realistically get that high.)

    New tracks that don't make it through qualifiers don't get a pre-qual pass.

    We can add FFT and be in a system that works for a while.
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    That seems like a fair system to me.

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    It's also possible that I can't math at 1 in the morning. Pre-quals can handle 52, not 26. I might not need to change anything at all just yet.

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    My vote is still with Crystarium after listening to the updated track.

    I like the idea of voting in a song instead of prequals, in order to bring in some FFT. I also like the idea of keeping it limited to max number of people, to help keep underdogs from falling to the way side.

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    Pre-qual results for the curious. There was no need for tie-breakers. Qualifier round coming later tonight.

    6-2 Tozas Town (FF3) vs The Way to the Top (FF3)
    7-1 Aria di Mezzo Carattere (FF6) vs Ru'Lude Gardens (FF11)
    8-0 You're Not Alone! (FF9) vs Battle Scene (FF2)
    6-2 Between Ordeals (FF10) vs Rolanberry Fields (FF11)
    6-2 The Sanctuary of Zi'Tah (FF11) vs Battle Scene (FF1)
    7-1 Vana'diel March (FF11) vs Fabul (FF4)
    5-3 The Federation of Windurst (FF11) vs Challenge (FF10)
    6-2 In the Sky That Night (FF13) vs Taejin's Tower (FF13)
    8-0 Primarch Dysley (FF13) vs All the World Against Us (FF13)
    5-3 Desperate Struggle (FF13) vs Rebellion (FF12)
    4-2 The Crystarium (FF14) vs The Hanging Edge (FF13)
    5-3 Story Mission Theme (FF14) vs Lake Bresha (FF13)
    7-1 Kugane (Day) (FF14) vs Desert Moon Defied (FF14)

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    Happy voting! For the sake of being proactive, I will cut this off at the end of February 2020. You're free to vote up until then, so take your time, and don't feel obligated to vote on every pairing if you're only interested in a few.

    For next year's qualifiers, we'll be introducing Final Fantasy Tactics. If you have a track you're dying to recommend and you're worried about forgetting between now and then, feel fry to name it here and I'll jot down a note. Depending on how many recommendations come in, we might have to pick and choose or we might be able to roll with everything. That's something to sort next year.

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    Fighting Fate (FF13, 29) ~~No contest.
    The Forgotten Capital (FF12, 14) ~~I could go either way here. Ultimately sided with FF12 hype plus it missed out the last two years.
    The Federation of Windurst (FF11, new entry). ~~Oof. I really love Starlight Celebration, but my recent foray into FF11 has me dead set on seeing Windurst through.
    Esper Battle (FF12, 28) ~~No contest.
    You're Not Alone! (FF9, new entry) ~~This track is why letting people add new songs matters. Amazing it was overlooked this long.
    Saber's Edge (FF13, 29) ~~Steiner is my breakout new favorite FF9 character on replay, but his tune is still middling. Saber's Edge is beautiful.
    Eruyt Village (FF12, 31) ~~FF11 has a lot of great tunes that really define the game experience, and Despair is not one of them. Especially up against one of my favorite FF12 tracks.

    Group B
    Ishgard Pillars (Day) (FF14, 6) ~~This track has had really tough luck getting paired against other strong underdogs. I might prefer Troops March On for nostalgia, but FF6 is over-represented and I'd love to give it a shot.
    Heaven's Tower (FF11, 10) ~~Another case where I love both tunes and want to give the underdog a shot.
    The Royal City of Rabanastre (FF12, 31) ~~Two imaginative tracks. I think Royal City is way more compelling though.
    Eternal Harvest (FF9, 5) ~~I listened to both of these for a while. I don't feel strongly about either, but it was a close call between them.
    Otherworld (FF10, 14) ~~This song has had brutal rands over the years and my voting record doesn't really reflect how much I enjoy it. The tune is fun independently, but its role in the game is the real selling point.
    Magna Insomnia (FF15, 24) ~~No contest.
    Forbidden Land Eureka (FF3, new entry) ~~Gustaberg is an interesting track. Neither the in-game region nor the tune itself do much for me independently, but I think they really compliment each other well. It's not enough to top Eureka though.

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    Group A
    Aria di Mezzo Carattere (FF6, new entry)
    Dear Friends (FF5, 10)
    The Federation of Windurst (FF11, new entry)
    Esper Battle (FF12, 28)
    You're Not Alone! (FF9, new entry)
    Steiner's Theme (FF9, 10)
    Eruyt Village (FF12, 31)

    Group B
    Troops March On (FF6, 31)
    JENOVA Absolute (FF7, 35)
    The Royal City of Rabanastre (FF12, 31)
    In the Sky That Night (FF13, 1)
    Breezy (FF8, 24)
    Magna Insomnia (FF15, 24)
    Gustaberg (FF11, 25)

    Group C
    To the Place of Gods (FF12, 22)
    Under Her Control (FF8, 26)
    Eden Under Siege (FF13, 11)
    Off the Edge of Despair (FF7, 28) - The word "Despair" is misspelled in the original post
    The Silence Before the Storm (FF10, 39)
    Anxiety (FF11, 38)
    The Man with the Machine Gun (FF8, 38)

    Group D
    Out of the Labyrinth (FF14, 6)
    Cloud of Darkness (FF3, 24)
    Seymour Battle (FF10, 34)
    The Crystarium (FF14, new entry)
    Eternal Wind (FF3, 22)
    The Lunarians (FF4, 20)
    The Phon Coast (FF12, 36)

    Group E
    The Invincible (FF3, 13)
    Signs of Change (FF12, 20)
    Stand Your Ground (FF15, 3)
    Aetherial Slumber (FF14, 16)
    Balamb Garden (FF8, 23) - By a million miles
    Theme of the Empire (FF12, 11)

    Group F
    Blue Fields (FF8, 43) - Go, baby, go
    Cid's Theme (FF7, 30)
    Besaid Island (FF10, 46)
    Rabanastre Downtown (FF12, 25)
    Between Ordeals (FF10, 2)
    Castle of Hain (FF3, 6)

    Group G
    Troian Beauty (FF4, 36)
    Tozas Town (FF3, new entry)
    The Hand That Gives the Rose (FF14, 7)
    Main Theme (FF2, 12)
    Kugane (Day) (FF14, new entry)
    Ship (FF1, 3)

    Group H
    Dinner Car (FF15, 3) - Gold Saucer's reign of terror must end
    Sealed Away (FF5, 17)
    Seeking Power (FF12, 36)
    Vana'diel March (FF11, new entry)
    Cursed Earth (FF5, 20)
    The Day Will Come (FF5, 16) - This was one of the toughest ones for me

    My favorite Tactics tracks:
    Character Making
    Pray
    Trisection
    Attack Team
    Team Making
    Data Screen
    Zalbag, The Holy Knight

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    To the Place of Gods (FF12, 22) ~~Royal Palace kicks off stronger, but To the Place of Gods holds up better over a few minutes of repetition.
    Battle (FF3, 10) ~~This is one of my favorite NES battle tunes. The gritty, sleazy groove that permeates FF8 tracks like Under Her Control is something I can get into, but it's not strong enough to carry here.
    Eden Under Siege (FF13, 11) ~~No contest.
    Off the Edge of Dispair (FF7, 28) ~~Crystal Cave is one of the weakest FF3 tracks in the mix, it think. I would have humored voting an underdog here generically, but I can't do it in this case.
    In Search of Light (FF5, 2) ~~Competitive match-up, but not a tough call. I'd rather give In Search of Light a second shot.
    Anxiety (FF11, 38) ~~This song is sooooooooo good, and it took me years to realize that.
    Selbina (FF11, 20) ~~I never imagined Selbina to be a desert port city, but encountering it in the game made me appreciate it a lot more.

    Group D
    Out of the Labyrinth (FF14, 6) ~~Saltswept always shows up and goes nowhere. Let's see what this tune can do. It's more interesting, I think. Just less immediately accessible.
    Mystic Mysidia (FF4, 7) ~~This track hasn't appeared since qualifiers came into existence after 2015, and that's a real shame. FF3 has plenty of other good battle tunes in the running.
    Seymour Battle (FF10, 34) ~~I have an abysmal voting record with this track and I have no idea why. It's great. Loving FFX on replay probably helped.
    The Crystarium (FF14, new entry) ~~Neither of these tracks do much for me, so let's let the new guy through.
    Eternal Wind (FF3, 22) ~~No contest. Also, Eternal Wind is one of only two tracks left out of the original 128 that I have never voted against.
    The Sanctuary of Zi'Tah (FF11, new entry) ~~I love The Lunarians, especially in its in-game setting, but I feel like it's expendable to see a new entry through.
    The Phon Coast (FF12, 36) ~~No contest.

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    Group E
    Gurgu Volcano (FF1, 29) ~~This is my favorite FF1 track, and I think one of the few NES-era tunes that I liberally vote for without any component of wanting to see through an underdog.
    Signs of Change (FF12, 20) ~~Eyes On Me is awful. Sorry.
    Ashe's Theme (FF12, 6) ~~Yikes, now this is a tough one. I think Ashe's Theme just does a little bit more, and it missed out last year.
    Aetherial Slumber (FF14, 16) ~~There's probably a Youtube documentary to be made on the peculiar story behind Square-Enix blacklisting this track from Youtube when every other song from the FF franchise is free game. For now, it just suits my mood better.
    Balamb Garden (FF8, 23) ~~Eh, the only Final Fantasy track with vocals that does anything for me is Suteki Da Ne. Balamb Gardan is okay.
    Theme of the Empire (FF12, 11) ~~I love this theme. If I could go back in time, I'd swap it out for the Agitation (Imperial Version) take on it, but it's still a fairly easy decision for me.

    Group F
    Blue Fields (FF8, 43) ~~Damn, this is an unfortunate pairing. I love both of these, but Blue Fields wins by a hair aside from the fact that it had to sit out 2019.
    Matoya's Cavern (FF1, 23) ~~I hand-picked Cid's Theme to be a new entry in 2016, but it hasn't done much for me since. Matoya's Cavern is a classic.
    Besaid Island (FF10, 46) ~~I can't believe this tune missed out on 2019. No contest.
    Desperate Struggle (FF13, 1) ~~Yikes.
    Between Ordeals (FF10, 2) ~~Force Your Way is the definition of generic, to me. Between Ordeals is a little to quirky to carry far, but at least it's creative.
    Suteki da ne (FF10, 4) ~~Not a popular opinion, but I think this tune is really pretty.

    Group G
    Story Mission Theme (FF14, new entry) ~~Nothing wins me over easier than a nice waltz, but Troian Beauty has made the cut every single year and has very little to show for it. Let's give a new tune a chance.
    Steel Reason (FF14, 5) ~~Tozas Town does nothing for me. Steel Reason is a really fun and grossly underappreciated song.
    The Hand That Gives the Rose (FF14, 7) ~~Meh. Every year it's the same story. The Hand That Gives the Rose wows me on first encounter and then I quickly realize they copped out and made it a 30 second loop in an era of vgm where they could have easily turned it into something epic. I want to vote against it here. Main Theme from FF1 is just... really dull.
    Main Theme (FF2, 12) ~~Now here's a pairing where I can give one of the early titles some love without any regrets.
    Born Anew (FF13, 6) ~~Brutal. I think Kugane is one of the best new additions, and against nearly any other track I would give it the advantage here. Born Anew is just too strong.
    Ship (FF1, 3) ~~Castle Pandemonium never lives up to its name. Ship's a fun tune with potential to advance through a round or two.

    Group H
    Gold Saucer (FF7, 21) ~~GO GOLD SAUCER GO!! 2020 CHAMPION!!!!
    Harvest (FF5, 8) ~~Not a huge fan of either of these.
    Attack (Raid) (FF10, 15) ~~This tune is great and it missed the last two years.
    Vana'diel March (FF11, new entry) ~~Here's another great opportunity to see a new entry through. Tower of Bab-il is great, but I can live without it for a year. Vana'diel March feels so quintessential FF11.
    Cursed Earth (FF5, 20) ~~Some years I really like Those for the Purge, and some years it does nothing for me. A really moody piece. Hedging on "does nothing" at the moment.
    Sometime, Somewhere (FF11, 11) ~~Speaking of which, The Day Will Come is a snooze-fest.

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    Group A
    Aria di Mezzo Carattere (FF6, new entry)
    Dear Friends (FF5, 10)
    The Federation of Windurst (FF11, new entry)
    Esper Battle (FF12, 28)
    You're Not Alone! (FF9, new entry)
    Steiner's Theme (FF9, 10)
    Despair (FF11, 12)

    Group B
    Ishgard Pillars (Day) (FF14, 6)
    Heaven's Tower (FF11, 10)
    Vivi's Theme (FF9, 22)
    Eternal Harvest (FF9, 5)
    Breezy (FF8, 24)
    On the Other Side of the Mountain (FF7, 12)
    Forbidden Land Eureka (FF3, new entry)

    Group C
    Royal Palace (FF5, 6)
    Under Her Control (FF8, 26)
    Sprouting (FF10, 22)
    Off the Edge of Dispair (FF7, 28)
    The Silence Before the Storm (FF10, 39)
    Anxiety (FF11, 38)
    The Man with the Machine Gun (FF8, 38)

    Group D
    Saltswept (FF14, 11)
    Mystic Mysidia (FF4, 7)
    Fealty (FF14, 20)
    The Crystarium (FF14, new entry)
    Frontier Village Dali (FF9, 33)
    The Sanctuary of Zi'Tah (FF11, new entry)
    The Phon Coast (FF12, 36)

    Group E
    Tqhe Invincible (FF3, 13)
    Eyes on Me (FF8, 10)
    Stand Your Ground (FF15, 3)
    Kingdom Baron (FF4, 19)
    Balamb Garden (FF8, 23)
    Theme of the Empire (FF12, 11)

    Group F
    Blue Fields (FF8, 43)
    Cid's Theme (FF7, 30)
    The Prelude of Empty Skies (FF5, 1)
    Rabanastre Downtown (FF12, 25)
    Force Your Way (FF8, 28)
    Castle of Hain (FF3, 6)

    Group G
    Story Mission Theme (FF14, new entry)
    Steel Reason (FF14, 5)
    The Hand That Gives the Rose (FF14, 7)
    Walking the Snowy Mountains (FF5, 24)
    Kugane (Day) (FF14, new entry)
    Ship (FF1, 3)

    Group H
    Dinner Car (FF15, 3)
    Sealed Away (FF5, 17)
    Seeking Power (FF12, 36)
    Vana'diel March (FF11, new entry)
    Cursed Earth (FF5, 20)
    Sometime, Somewhere (FF11, 11)

    This only solidifies the fact that I love FF 5, 8, 9, and 11's ost. I'm not a big fan of FF 10 or 13 ost. Finally, Golden Saucer can go die in a manure fire, with the manure it might actually be worth something.

    I always try to pick Breezy and Blue Fields for Arthur, as long as they're not up against one I have strong feelings for. They are good tracks that are underappreciated.

    Also, I feel like we might have another FF9 winner next year with the introduction of "You're Not Alone"...that could also be my highly personal bias speaking lol
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    Group A
    Fighting Fate
    The Forgotten Capital
    The Federation of Windurst
    Esper Battle
    You're Not Alone!
    Steiner's Theme
    Eruyt Village

    Group B
    Troops March On
    JENOVA Absolute
    Vivi's Theme
    In The Sky That Night
    Otherworld
    On the Other Side of the Mountain
    Forbidden Land Eureka

    Group C
    Royal Palace
    Under Her Control
    Sprouting
    Crystal Cave
    The Silence Before the Storm
    Ancient Castle
    The Man with the Machine Gun

    Group D
    Saltswept
    Mystic Mysidia
    Seymour Battle
    The Crystarium
    Frontier Village Dali
    The Lunarians
    The Promise

    Ground E
    Gurgu Volcano - two important songs that shaped FF9
    Eyes on Me
    Stand Your Ground
    Kingdom Baron
    Melodies of Life - really tough vote, I love them both very much, went for the underdog
    Reel Rumble

    Group F
    Blue Fields
    Cid's Theme
    Besaid Island
    Desperate Struggle
    Force Your Way
    Suteki Da Ne

    Group G
    Troian Beauty
    Tozas Town
    Main Theme (FF1)
    Walking the Snowy Mountains
    Born Anew
    Ship

    Group H
    Gold Saucer
    Harvest
    Seeking Power
    Tower of Bab-il
    Cursed Earth
    The Day Will Come

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    Group A
    Aria di Mezzo Carattere (FF6, new entry)
    The Forgotten Capital (FF12, 14)
    The Federation of Windurst (FF11, new entry)
    Primarch Dysley (FF13, new entry)
    You're Not Alone! (FF9, new entry)
    Steiner's Theme (FF9, 10)
    Eruyt Village (FF12, 31)

    Group B
    Ishgard Pillars (Day) (FF14, 6)
    JENOVA Absolute (FF7, 35)
    Vivi's Theme (FF9, 22)
    In the Sky That Night (FF13, 1)
    Otherworld (FF10, 14)
    Magna Insomnia (FF15, 24)
    Forbidden Land Eureka (FF3, new entry)

    Group C
    Royal Palace (FF5, 6)
    Under Her Control (FF8, 26)
    Sprouting (FF10, 22) - this one is too iconic from my childhood to pass up hah. I was fighting for underdogs in general but not here hah!
    Crystal Cave (FF3, 7)
    The Silence Before the Storm (FF10, 39)
    Ancient Castle (FF2, 14) - quite liked this though never played ff2.
    The Man with the Machine Gun (FF8, 38) - underdog.

    Group D
    Out of the Labyrinth (FF14, 6)
    Mystic Mysidia (FF4, 7)
    Seymour Battle (FF10, 34)
    The Crystarium (FF14, new entry)
    Frontier Village Dali (FF9, 33) - under dog.
    Sanctuary of Zi'Tah (FF11, new entry)
    The Phon Coast (FF12, 36)

    i'll come back for the rest of the qualifiers.
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    Group E
    Gurgu Volcano (FF1, 29)
    Eyes on Me (FF8, 10)
    Ashe's Theme (FF12, 6)
    Kingdom Baron (FF4, 19)
    Melodies of Life (FF9, 13)
    Theme of the Empire (FF12, 11)

    Group F
    Blue Fields (FF8, 43)
    Cid's Theme (FF7, 30)
    Besaid Island (FF10, 46)
    Rabanastre Downtown (FF12, 25)
    Between Ordeals (FF10, 2)
    Suteki da ne (FF10, 4)

    Group G
    Story Mission Theme (FF14, new entry)
    Tozas Town (FF3, new entry)
    Main Theme (FF1, 11)
    Main Theme (FF2, 12)
    Kugane (Day) (FF14, new entry)
    Ship (FF1, 3)

    Group H
    Gold Saucer (FF7, 21)
    Harvest (FF5, 8)
    Seeking Power (FF12, 36)
    Vana'diel March (FF11, new entry)
    Those for the Purge (FF13, 5)
    Sometime, Somewhere (FF11, 11)

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    Fighting Fate (FF13, 29) Unlucky pairing. Not too many themes out there that I would vote for over FFVI opera aria.
    The Forgotten Capital (FF12, 14)
    The Federation of Windurst (FF11, new entry)
    Esper Battle (FF12, 28)
    You're Not Alone! (FF9, new entry)
    Saber's Edge (FF13, 29)
    Eruyt Village (FF12, 31)

    Group B
    Ishgard Pillars (Day) (FF14, 6)
    Heaven's Tower (FF11, 10)
    Vivi's Theme (FF9, 22)
    In the Sky That Night (FF13, 1)
    Otherworld (FF10, 14)
    Magna Insomnia (FF15, 24)
    Gustaberg (FF11, 25)

    Group C
    To the Place of Gods (FF12, 22)
    Under Her Control (FF8, 26)
    Sprouting (FF10, 22)
    Off the Edge of Dispair (FF7, 28)
    In Search of Light (FF5, 2)
    Ancient Castle (FF2, 14)
    Selbina (FF11, 20)

    Group D
    Saltswept (FF14, 11)
    Mystic Mysidia (FF4, 7)
    Seymour Battle (FF10, 34)
    Mysteries Abound (FF13, 7)
    Eternal Wind (FF3, 22)
    The Sanctuary of Zi'Tah (FF11, new entry)
    The Promise (FF13, 26)

    Group E
    Gurgu Volcano (FF1, 29)
    Eyes on Me (FF8, 10)
    Stand Your Ground (FF15, 3)
    Kingdom Baron (FF4, 19)
    Melodies of Life (FF9, 13)
    Theme of the Empire (FF12, 11)

    Group F
    Blue Fields (FF8, 43)
    Cid's Theme (FF7, 30)
    Besaid Island (FF10, 46)
    Rabanastre Downtown (FF12, 25)
    Force Your Way (FF8, 28)
    Suteki da ne (FF10, 4)


    Group G
    Story Mission Theme (FF14, new entry)
    Steel Reason (FF14, 5)
    The Hand That Gives the Rose (FF14, 7)
    Walking the Snowy Mountains (FF5, 24)
    Born Anew (FF13, 6)
    Ship (FF1, 3)

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