Dancing Mad

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Dancing Mad
Composer Nobuo Uematsu
Arranger Nobuo Uematsu
Programmer Minoru Akao
Released 1994-04-02
Format SPC.png
Game Final Fantasy III (SNES)
Title Origin Official
Loops Yes

Dancing Mad is the final boss battle music of Final Fantasy III (SNES), when you last confront Kefka. The song exists in four separate movements.


The final boss battle in Final Fantasy III (SNES) exists in four main battles, each with it's own movement of Dancing Mad. The background music loops in each battle.

Movement 1

The first movement plays at the ground level battle. It begins like a foreboding version of Catastrophe with heavier emphasis on the pipe organ. Then it adds choral voice and increases in tempo making it a wonderful battle score.

Dancing Mad - First Movement

The song is 1:48 in length.

Movement 2

The second movement which plays in the second battle relies heavily on choral harmonies with pipe organ melodies. It has a constant staccato sound that makes the battle quite aggravating.

Dancing Mad - Second Movement

The song is 1:59 in length.

Movement 3

The third movement accompanies the third battle. It is a pipe organ solo very similar to the work of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Dancing Mad - Third Movement

The song is 1:46 in length.

Movement 4

The fourth movement of Dancing Mad is the same as the pipe organ and chorus from the first scene of Omen played at the game's title. It then jumps into a very different sounding epic boss battle tune.

Dancing Mad - Fourth Movement

The pipe organ section of the song is its own separate file in the game data, and is 0:33 in length. The battle portion of the song is 2:40 in length.


The song's title varies depending on your source. This site uses the most recent American release of the official soundtrack.

Title Transliteration Source
Dancing Mad US iTunes soundtrack
Dancing Mad US OSV
妖星乱舞 (Yosei Ranbu) Wild Dance of the Demon Star Japan OSV


The following games include the song as well, but they emulate the music and sound the same.

  • Final Fantasy Anthology PAL (PS1)
  • Final Fantasy VI (AND)
  • Final Fantasy VI (FOS)
  • Final Fantasy VI (GBA)
  • Final Fantasy VI (PS1)
  • Final Fantasy VI (PS3)
  • Final Fantasy VI (PSP)
  • Final Fantasy VI (PSV)
  • Final Fantasy VI (WII)
  • Final Fantasy VI (WIIU)

Album Appearances

The song appears on the Final Fantasy VI Original Sound Version as a single track.


For technical reasons, this song is broken up into five different files in the game data. Each of the first three movements is its own file, and the fourth movement is broken out into two files. The first is the opening of the last battle, the second is the repeating combat music. They are named "59.1 - Dancing Mad #1.spc", "59.2 - Dancing Mad #2.spc", "59.3 - Dancing Mad #3.spc", "59.4.1 - Dancing Mad #4.1.spc", and "59.4.2 - Dancing Mad #4.2.spc".