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As in most games, Music plays a role in setting the mood for players in Minecraft. When settings are enabled, ambient music will play within the Overworld, The Nether and in The End. It also plays within game menus, and during the Credits.

Most music tracks in Minecraft are produced by Daniel Rosenfeld (also known as C418), a freelance musician from Germany. The console editions also include music from Gareth Cocker, a UK musician. In 20w15a new tracks made by Lena Raine were introduced to the Nether, which include "So Below", "Rubedo" and "Chrysopoeia", and in 20w16a a new music disc called "Pigstep" by Lena Raine was added. In Alpha v1.1.1 calm4.ogg/Mojang Specifications/Magnetic Circuit tracks made by Notch was added, then removed in Alpha v1.1.2. There are also new tracks for Minecraft Earth by Shauny Jang, new songs for Minecraft Dungeons by Peter Hont, Johan Johnson and Samuel Åberg.

Music Tracks[edit | edit source]

There are many music tracks which play regardless of where a player is located within a Minecraft world. However, each type of area in Minecraft (i.e. the overworld, the Nether etc.) typically has a few tracks which are unique to that area. Creative Mode also has a few exclusive tracks, as does the main menu. This table will only list the original 12 tracks.

Music File Name Run Time Notes
Minecraft calm1 4:21 When counting both parts of mice on Venus as its own song, this is the longest track in the game
Sweden calm2 3:36
Clark calm3


Mojang Specifications calm4 3:13 Calm4.ogg is a real music OGG file that was created by Notch himself. It demonstrated a battle-like tune with Notch saying "Mojang Specifications" in a deep slow manner.
Subwoofer Lullaby hal1 3:29
Living Mice hal2 3:08
Haggstrom hal3 3:24 This and Mice on Venus are the only two songs to have a second part
Danny hal4 4:15
Key naunce1 1:06 This is the shortest track in the game
Oxygene naunce2 1:08
Dry Hands piano1 1:09
Wet Hands piano2 1:31 This is known as the theme for Minecraft, although that title really goes to the track Minecraft.
Mice on Venus piano3 4:42 (New)

1:28 (Old)

This and Haggstrom are the only two songs to have a second part

When counting both parts as one song, this is the longest track in the game.

The old version of the song was much shorter, and did not include the second part and only included half of the first. This also made Minecraft the original longest song.


Axolotl  5:03
Dragon Fish  6:12
Warmth 3:59

Warmth is one of the tracks played in the Nether. It is part of the Volume Beta soundtrack by C418. It is a haunting piece while at the same time, mournful in typical Minecraft fashion. It really captures the feel of hell the Nether tends to give and is perfect for it. 

Dreiton 8:17

Dreiton is played in the Nether. While not as creepy as Warmth or Dead Voxel, you can hear crackling in the background, as if there was a fire. 

It is also possible for players to play special music tracks themselves through the use of a Jukebox and

Music Discs


Types of Music[edit | edit source]

  • In the overworld, the music is calm and peaceful which creates a sense of harmony.
  • In the Nether, the music is dark and sounds evil.

Albums[edit | edit source]

Minecraft - Volume Alpha[edit | edit source]

Minecraft - Volume Alpha is the first soundtrack released for Minecraft by C418, which features all of the songs available since Alpha made by him plus some extras. It was released on March 4, 2011. The second Minecraft soundtrack album, "Minecraft - Volume Beta", was released on November 9, 2013.

Minecraft - Volume Beta[edit | edit source]

Minecraft - Volume Beta is the second soundtrack for Minecraft by C418, the first being "Minecraft - Volume Alpha." It was released on November 9, 2013.

Minecraft - Nether Update OST[edit | edit source]

Minecraft - Nether Update Original Soundtrack is an album produced by Lena Raine for the 1.16 "Nether Update", and contains three ambient tracks for the Nether as well as two versions of the Pigstep music disc. It was released on June 14, 2020

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In Legacy Console Edition, the music disc "Cat" includes a second tune at the end, a remix titled "Dog" from Minecraft - Volume Alpha.
  • On April Fools' Day 2014, Mojang played a bunch of villager-themed pranks on players, including temporarily changing all the menu songs with the villagers singing the Game of Thrones theme song. This, and other changes, was reverted on April 2, 2014.