BioShock (soundtrack)

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The music soundtrack of BioShock is composed of licensed music from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, as well as an original orchestral score by Garry Schyman.

BioShock score[edit]

The original score for BioShock was composed by Garry Schyman. A selection of tracks was released to fans for free on August 24, 2007 in MP3 format via the official 2K Games website. But for now the links are broken.[1]

Orchestral Score
Soundtrack album by Garry Schyman & Various
Released August 24, 2007
Recorded c. 2007
Genre Video game music
Length 21:47

Orchestral Score[edit]

  1. "Bioshock Main Theme (The Ocean on his Shoulders)" - 1:56
  2. "Welcome to Rapture" - 1:52
  3. "Dr. Steinman" - 1:00
  4. "The Docks" - 0:53
  5. "The Dash" - 0:35
  6. "Step into My Gardens" - 1:10
  7. "Dancers on a String" - 1:28
  8. "Cohen's Masterpiece" - 2:53
  9. "The Engine City" - 1:07
  10. "Empty Houses" - 1:43
  11. "This Is Where They Sleep" - 1:21
  12. "All Spliced Up" - 1:03

BioShock: Sounds of Rapture[edit]

A soundtrack was released to German consumers, containing all the same tracks as Orchestral Score, but with dubbed recordings from the game in between the songs, such as the speech of Andrew Ryan that plays when entering Rapture in the beginning of the game.

BioShock: Sounds of Rapture
Soundtrack album by Garry Schyman & Various
Released August 24, 2007
Recorded c. 2007
Genre Video game music
  1. "BioShock Main Theme (The Ocean on His Shoulders)" - 1:58
  2. "Andrew Ryan - Tauchfahrt" - 1:03
  3. "Welcome to Rapture" - 1:55
  4. "Andrew Ryan - Hohn" - 0:33
  5. "Dr. Steinman" - 1:02
  6. "Dr. Steinman - Schwester, Skalpell!" - 0:39
  7. "The Docks" - 0:55
  8. "Geist - Schönheit versprochen" - 0:16
  9. "The Dash" - 0:37
  10. "Atlas - Little Sisters" - 0:20
  11. "Step Into My Gardens" - 1:13
  12. "Dr. Suchang - Zarn-Versuch" - 0:38
  13. "Dancers on a String" - 1:31
  14. "Atlas - Die ganze Stadt geht zum Teufel" - 0:19
  15. "Cohen's Masterpiece" - 2:55
  16. "Martin Finnegan - Der Eismann kommt" - 0:49
  17. "The Engine City" - 1:10
  18. "Geist - Total verspliced" - 0:11
  19. "Empty Houses" - 1:46
  20. "Dr. Suchong - Bewussteinskontrolle" - 0:29
  21. "This Is Where They Sleep" - 1:23
  22. "Andrew Ryan - Natur der Dinge" - 0:18
  23. "All Spliced Up" - 1:04
I Am Rapture, Rapture Is Me (Official BioShock Score)
Soundtrack album by Garry Schyman & Various
Released February 9, 2010
Recorded c. 2007
Genre Video game music

I Am Rapture, Rapture Is Me[edit]

The entire soundtrack for BioShock was collected on a vinyl record and included with the Special Edition of BioShock 2. It features almost all the tracks from the downloadable score, save for "The Dash", along with other unreleased tracks.

Side A[edit]

  1. "Ocean on His Shoulders (BioShock Main Theme)" - 1:54
  2. "Welcome to Rapture" - 1:48
  3. "Dancers on a String" - 1:30
  4. "Cohen's Masterpiece" - 2:54
  5. "Step Into My Garden" - 1:07
  6. "The Docks" - 0:54
  7. "This Is Where They Sleep" - 1:21
  8. "The Engine City" - 1:09
  9. "All Spliced Up" - 1:01
  10. "Dr. Steinman" - 1:55
  11. "Empty Houses" - 1:45
  12. "Lost Soul" - 0:42
  13. "The Good One" - 1:04
  14. "Rapture Daily News" - 1:01

Side B[edit]

  1. "Busted Sub" - 1:06
  2. "Spliced Aphrodite" - 1:08
  3. "Diseased Medical" - 2:02
  4. "Cohen Is Lurking" - 4:01
  5. "Haunted Slums" - 1:49
  6. "Bowels of the City" - 1:11
  7. "Becoming One of Them" - 1:39
  8. "Combat Medly" - 2:46
  9. "Rise Rapture Rise" - 1:44
  10. "Gameplay Cues" - 0:37

BioShock 2 score[edit]

Sounds From The Lighthouse (Official BioShock 2 Score)
Soundtrack album by Garry Schyman & Various
Released February 9, 2010
Recorded c. 2010
Genre Video game music
Length 48:02

The original score for BioShock 2 was composed by Garry Schyman. It was released to consumers in the special edition of the game under the name, Sounds From The Lighthouse (Official BioShock 2 Score) on February 9, 2010 on CD. The score soundtrack features all 26 tracks from the game.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Pairbond - BioShock 2 Theme" – 2:33
  2. "Waking Up in 1959 (Multiplayer Main Menu)" – 1:31
  3. "Ten Years Later" – 1:46
  4. "Protecting His Charge" – 1:07
  5. "Welcome Back" – 2:20
  6. "Cult of Lamb" – 1:19
  7. "Out the Airlock" – 1:42
  8. "How She Sees the World" – 2:46
  9. "Grace Under the Ocean" – 1:51
  10. "The Abyss" – 1:24
  11. "Big Sister on the Move" – 2:00
  12. "Send Him Howling Back to Hell" – 2:07
  13. "Eleanor's Darkness" – 1:42
  14. "That Symbol on Your Hand" – 2:01
  15. "Drained Memories" – 2:40
  16. "Entrance to Eden" – 1:38
  17. "Persephone" – 1:07
  18. "Cell Block" – 1:15
  19. "Lockdown March" – 1:29
  20. "Welcome to the Drop" (Alt. With Vocal) – 1:38
  21. "Under the Tracks" (Unused With Vocal) – 2:44
  22. "Research" – 1:11
  23. "Destroying the Lobby" – 1:10
  24. "Gil's Entertainment" – 1:49
  25. "Escape" – 3:33
  26. "Eleanor's Lullaby" – 1:39

BioShock Infinite Score[edit]

The BioShock Infinite Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Garry Schyman & Various
Released March 26, 2013
Genre Video game music
Length 45:08

The original score for BioShock Infinite was composed by Garry Schyman. It was exclusively included with the limited Premium Edition and Songbird Edition as a digital download.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Introduction" - Ken Levine (0:28)
  2. "Welcome to Columbia" - Garry Schyman, Jim Bonney (1:01)
  3. "Will the Circle Be Unbroken (choral version)" - Ada Ruth Habershon, Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (2:56)
  4. "Lighter Than Air" - Garry Schyman (1:46)
  5. "Lutece" - Garry Schyman (2:45)
  6. "The Battle for Columbia I" - Garry Schyman, Jim Bonney (1:16)
  7. "The Girl in the Tower" - Garry Schyman (0:37)
  8. "Elizabeth" - Garry Schyman (2:02)
  9. "The Songbird" - Garry Schyman (1:55)
  10. "Rory O'More/Saddle the Pony" - Samuel Lover/anon (3:41)
  11. "The Battle for Columbia II" - Garry Schyman (2:01)
  12. "The Readiness Is All" - Ken Levine, Jim Bonney (1:32)
  13. "Lions Walk With Lions" - Garry Schyman (1:06)
  14. "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" - Ada Ruth Habershon, Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (0:40)
  15. "Unintended Consequences" - Garry Schyman (1:00)
  16. "The Battle for Columbia III" - Garry Schyman (0:59)
  17. "Family Reunion" - Garry Schyman (1:08)
  18. "Solace" - Scott Joplin (3:40)
  19. "The Battle for Columbia IV" - Garry Schyman (1:19)
  20. "The Battle for Columbia V" - Garry Schyman (1:08)
  21. "Let Go" - Garry Schyman (0:32)
  22. "Doors" - Garry Schyman (1:19)
  23. "The Girl for the Debt" - Garry Schyman (1:10)
  24. "Back in the Boat" - Garry Schyman (1:07)
  25. "AD" - Garry Schyman (1:21)
  26. "Smothered" - Garry Schyman (1:13)
  27. "Baptism" - Garry Schyman, Jim Bonney (1:25)
  28. "Will the Circle Be Unbroken (full version)" - Ada Ruth Habershon, Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (4:43)

Licensed music[edit]

While playing BioShock and BioShock 2, phonographs will occasionally play music from the 1930s, 40s and 50s as the player explores.[2] Following is a list of licensed songs that appear in BioShock and BioShock 2

BioShock[edit]

Songs appearing briefly

  • "Just Walking in the Rain" - Johnnie Ray
  • "The Ballroom Waltz" - Cliff Eidelman
  • "World Weary" - Noël Coward
  • "Wild Ride" - Faux Frenchman
  • "And All the While I'm Loving You" by Essentials Jazz Masters (Background tune in "New Year's Eve Alone" audio diary)

Licensed but unused songs

In addition to these, the song "You're Getting to be a Habit With Me" by Buddy Rich and Harry Edison appears during the installation sequence for the PlayStation 3 version of the game.

BioShock 2[edit]

The licensed music featured in Bioshock 2 was officially released as an Amazon MP3 and CD on demand service album on April 15, 2010, entitled Bioshock 2: The Official Soundtrack - Music From And Inspired By The Game (Special Edition). It contains 18 tracks spanning 52 minutes[3]

Bioshock 2: The Official Soundtrack

  1. "The Boogie Man - Todd Rollins & His Orchestra with Chick Bullock" - 3:03
  2. (How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window - Patti Page - 2:38
  3. 20th Century Blues - Noël Coward - 3:34
  4. Nightmare - Artie Shaw And His New Music - 2:49
  5. Daddy, Won't You Please Come Home? - Annette Hanshaw - 2:58
  6. Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition - Kay Kyser And His Orchestra - 2:32
  7. Dawn of a New Day (Song of the World's Fair) - Horace Heidt And His Musical Knights - 2:30
  8. Night and Day - Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra - 2:58
  9. My Heart Belongs to Daddy - Eddy Duchin & His Orchestra, featuring Mary Martin - 2:54
  10. Chasing Shadows - Django Reinhardt;Stéphane Grappelli;Quintette Du Hot Club de France - 2:57
  11. Jitterbug Waltz - Fats Waller & His Rhythm - 3:20
  12. I Cover the Waterfront - Connie Boswell - 2:57

Bioshock 2: The Official Soundtrack (Special Edition)

  1. "The Boogie Man - Todd Rollins & His Orchestra with Chick Bullock" - 3:03
  2. (How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window - Patti Page - 2:38
  3. 20th Century Blues - Noël Coward - 3:34
  4. Nightmare - Artie Shaw And His New Music - 2:49
  5. Daddy, Won't You Please Come Home? - Annette Hanshaw - 2:58
  6. Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition - Kay Kyser And His Orchestra - 2:32
  7. Dawn of a New Day (Song of the World's Fair) - Horace Heidt And His Musical Knights - 2:30
  8. Night and Day - Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra - 2:58
  9. My Heart Belongs to Daddy - Eddy Duchin & His Orchestra, featuring Mary Martin - 2:54
  10. Chasing Shadows - Django Reinhardt;Stéphane Grappelli;Quintette Du Hot Club de France - 2:57
  11. Jitterbug Waltz - Fats Waller & His Rhythm - 3:20
  12. I Cover the Waterfront - Connie Boswell - 2:57
  13. Mental Strain At Dawn - Jack Purvis - 2:46
  14. Bei Mir Bist Du Schön - Benny Goodman and His Orchestra;Martha Tilton - 2:32
  15. The Trouble with Me Is You - Red McKenzie - 2:32
  16. The Skeleton in the Closet - Putney Dandridge - 2:33
  17. We Saw the Sea - Fred Astaire - 2:19
  18. La Mer (Beyond the Sea) - Django Reinhardt;Stéphane Grappelli - 4:16

Licensed Music in Game

Songs featured on Rapture Radio (online commercial broadcast) but removed from the final version:

In addition to these, the song "Dream" by The Pied Pipers was played over the Teaser Trailer for BioShock 2.[6]

The song "Daddy, Won't You Please Come Home?" by Annette Hanshaw is used in a trailer, it can also be heard in one of the early levels of the game.

BioShock Infinite[edit]

Some of the music featured in Bioshock Infinite was unofficially released as an MP3 album and on demand service album on February 1, 2013, entitled The Original Songs Uncovered (Tracks Inspired By Bioshock Infinite). It contains 12 tracks spanning 33:49 minutes [7]

The Original Songs Uncovered

Licensed Music in Game

  • "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" - Tears for Fears
  • "The Old Time Religion" - Polk Miller
  • "Old Time Religion" - Paramount Jubilee Singers
  • "Fortunate Son" - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • "St. James Infirmary Blues" - Duke Ellington
  • "Everybody Wants to Rule The World (waltz cover)" - arranged by Scott Bradlee
  • "After You've Gone" - performed by Jessy Carolina
  • "After You've Gone" - Marion Harris
  • "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" - Cyndi Lauper
  • "Girls Just Want to Have Fun (instrumental)" - arranged by Jim Bonney
  • "Fortunate Son (a-capella version)" - performed by Jessy Carolina
  • "La Mer (Beyond the Sea)" - Django Reinhardt
  • "Shiny Happy People (1912 version)" - arranged by Scott Bradlee, lead vocal by Tony Babino
  • "Tainted Love (Blues Version)" - arranged by Scott Bradlee, lead vocal by Miche Braden
  • "Button Up Your Overcoat" - Helen Kane
  • "Goodnight, Irene" - performed by Bill Lobley
  • "Just a Closer Walk With Thee" - Courtnee Draper
  • "(What Do We Do on a) Dew-Dew-Dewey Day" - Charles Kaley & His Orchestra
  • "Shine On, Harvest Moon" - Ada Jones and Billy Murray
  • "Me And My Shadow" - Sam Lanin
  • "I'm Wild About That Thing" - Bessie Smith
  • "Wild Prairie Rose" - Jessy Carolina, Ommie Wise
  • "Ain't She Sweet" - Ben Bernie & His Orchestra, Scrappy Lambent, Billy Hillpot
  • "Shake Sugaree" - Elizabeth Cotten
  • "Ain't We Got Fun" - Van and Schenck
  • "The Bonnie Blue Flag" - Harry McCarthy
  • "Requiem in D Minor K.626 Sequentia Rex tremendae" - Mozart
  • "Requiem in D Minor K.626 Sequentia Confutatis" - Mozart
  • "Requiem in D Minor K.626 Sequentia Lacrimosa - Mozart
  • "Air on the G String from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major BWV 1068" - Bach
  • "God Only Knows" - The Beach Boys

Trailer Tracks

Burial At Sea[edit]

Episode One

  • "Wonderful, Wonderful" - Johhny Mathis
  • "The Lady Is a Tramp" - Mel Tormе
  • "She's Got You" - Patsy Cline
  • "La Mer" - Django Reinhardt
  • "Waltz of the Flowers" (accordion version) - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • "Cohen's Scherzo" (accordion version) Garry Schyman
  • "Tonight for Sure!" Ruth Wallis
  • "It Had To Be You" Django Reinhardt
  • "Midnight, the Stars and You" - Al Bowlly
  • "Nocturne" - Frederick Chopin

Episode Two

The BioShock EP[edit]

The BioShock EP
EP by Moby and Oscar the Punk
Released December 4, 2007
Genre Electronica
Length 11:04
Label Take-Two Interactive Software
Moby and Oscar the Punk chronology
Go – The Very Best of Moby: Remixed
(2007)
The BioShock EP
(2007)
Last Night
(2008)

The BioShock EP (also known as The Rapture EP) is a CD included with the limited edition version of BioShock and contains remixes by Moby and Oscar the Punk.[8] The three remixed tracks on the CD include "Beyond the Sea," "God Bless the Child" and "Wild Little Sisters". The original recordings of these songs are in the game.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Beyond the Sea" (Moby and Oscar the Punk Remix) - 3:13
  2. "God Bless the Child" (Moby and Oscar the Punk Remix) - 3:55
  3. "Wild Little Sisters" (Moby and Oscar the Punk Remix) - 3:56

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tobey, Elizabeth (2007-08-24). "Introducing the BioShock Orchestral Score". 2K Games. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  2. ^ a b Hyrb, Larry (2007-10-11). "BioShock Music list". Major Nelson's Blog. Retrieved 2007-10-12. 
  3. ^ Shirley, John. "Bioshock 2: The Official Soundtrack - Music From And Inspired By The Game (Special Edition): Various Artists: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  4. ^ "Turret Hack Gameplay HD". Game Trailers. 2009-11-20. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  5. ^ "Electrobolt Gameplay HD". Game Trailers. 2009-12-08. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  6. ^ Tobey, Elizabeth (2008-10-23). "BioShock 2's Teaser: Now In HD". 2K Games. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  7. ^ Plunkett, Luke (2007-08-17). "Limited Edition Rapture EP". Kotaku. Retrieved 2 November 2007.