Sun's Song

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The "Sun's Song" is a recurring Song in The Legend of Zelda series.[1] The "Sun's Song" goes unnamed in Majora's Mask, The Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Learning Location and Uses

Ocarina of Time

The song is composed by the Composer Brothers, Flat and Sharp.[2] Assigned by the Royal Family of Hyrule to study the mystic powers of the family, this melody is the result of Flat and Sharp each studying a different song: one to summon the sun, and another to summon the moon.[3][4]

The "Sun's Song" can be learned from entering the Royal Family's Tomb in the Graveyard of Kakariko Village. However, Link can only enter the inside of the tomb after playing Zelda's Lullaby on top of the Triforce mark. The notes for the "Sun's Song" are scratched on a wall at the end of the crypt along with a poem.[5] When played on either the Fairy Ocarina or the Ocarina of Time, the "Sun's Song" will allow Link to change night to day, or day to night.[6] It can also freeze ReDeads and Gibdos inside the room within which the melody is played.[7] If Link plays the song near certain areas on the ground in which Navi turns green, a special type of Fairy will appear that refills Link's magic meter.

When this melody is played, one of two things can happen to the surrounding area and Link's location. In areas where time flows normally, Link will remain in his current location, whereas in locations where time normally stands still, Link is returned to the entrance to that area. Examples of these effects are Hyrule Field and Kakariko Village, respectively. When the "Sun's Song" is played in Hyrule Field, Link stays where he is, and the sun quickly sets before the moon is summoned. When this melody is played in Kakariko Village, however, the screen goes black, and when Link is visible again he is at the entrance of Kakariko Village. This song is especially useful for completing the Gold Skulltula token side quest, as they are only found on the overworld during night.

Since its introduction in Ocarina of Time, the "Sun's Song" has become the song to signify morning in several games.[which?]

Majora's Mask

The notes of the "Sun's Song" signify morning before the a given area's main theme begins. While the Song is not playable by Link without the use of glitches, its function of skipping to the next morning or night is fulfilled by the "Song of Double Time".

The Wind Waker

A more basic version of the "Sun's Song" appears in The Wind Waker, known as the "Song of Passing," which serves the same function as the "Sun's Song".

Twilight Princess

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The "Sun's Song" is part of the "Ocarina of Time Medley" in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

The "Sun's Song" is part of the "Ocarina of Time Medley" and the "Termina Field" track in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The "Sun's Song" appears as part of the "Ocarina of Time Medley" and both versions of the "Termina Field" track in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


  • The Sun's Song is heard at the beginning of the Hyrule Field, Termina Field and Clock Town (Day 1) themes.
  • It is possible that the Sun's Song was supposed to appear in Majora's Mask due to it being found in the files and may have been replaced by the Song of Double Time, given their same functions. Unlike the Song of Double Time, the Sun's Song can be used on the Night of the Final Day and will result in a Game Over if Link does not stop it by going into another area or quickly playing the Song of Time.[8]


ZW Nomenclature Asset.png Names in Other Regions ZW Nomenclature Asset 2.png
太陽の歌 (Taiyou no Uta) (OoT)[11] 
The Italian Republic
Canto del Sole (OoT | OoT3D)[9][10]Sun Chant
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Other Names

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  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 96 (OoT | OoT3D)
  2. "Something else is inscribed on the tombstone... It's the secret melody of the Composer Brothers!" — Game Screen (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  3. "We brothers also served the Royal Family, and were assigned to study the hereditary mystic powers of the family. Though we never could figure out the power of the Triforce, we had almost completed our study of controlling time with the tones of ocarinas. Uh, I mean... Actually, we did complete that study!" — Composer Brothers (Ocarina of Time)
  4. "To tell the truth, each of us was studying a different song, one to summon the sun and another to summon the moon." — Composer Brothers (Ocarina of Time)
  5. "The rising sun will eventually set, A newborn's life will fade. From sun to moon, moon to sun... Give peaceful rest to the living dead." — Game Screen (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  6. "Like I told you before, with that song, you can turn day to night or night to day whenever you want. When you're in darkness, that song should bring the sun's light to you. You should try it." — Composer Brothers (Ocarina of Time)
  7. "Restless souls wander where they don't belong, bring them calm with the Sun's Song." — Game Screen (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  8. Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) - Beta Code Fun - Sun's Song & Saria's Song YouTube
  9. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 96
  10. "Hai imparato il Canto del Sole!" — N/A (Ocarina of Time 3D, Italian localization)
  11. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Shogakukan, pg. 154
  12. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time—Perfect Guide, Versus Books, pg. 30