6. Your Favorite Martian f/Hoodie Allen “8-Bit World” (2011)

Lyric: [whole song]

Complex Says: Nope, we’re not going to let this one slide. Dude talks about Metal Gear Solid in an 8-bit-themed song--and while Metal Gear’s 1987 debut was certainly an 8-bit game, 1998’s Metal Gear Solid was graphically well beyond that pixelated barrier. Oh well. Best advice is to lighten up before you listen to it anyway. We’re bringing this track into the list because the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is relevant to our interests, but launched last week under an avalanche of Skyrim and Modern Warfare 3 chatter.