Grand Theft Auto IV soundtrack

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The soundtrack to the game Grand Theft Auto IV, like the previous games in the series, is mostly made up of in-game radio stations. These radio stations can be listened to when driving various vehicles in the game, or at the start menu. Radio stations in past Grand Theft Auto games have included licensed music, original music made specifically for the game, DJ chat, and spoof advertising. This game includes 19 in-game radio stations (20 in the PC edition) and over 200 tracks. Of the 19 stations, 16 are musical stations while the other 3 are talk radio.

The soundtrack is expanded by purchasing two episodes of downloadable content, Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned and Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony, which each add over 50 songs and a talk radio program to the existing radio stations.[1][2] The songs included with the downloadable content carry over to the compilation disc Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City but songs featured originally in Grand Theft Auto IV do not. Instead there are three exclusive radio stations featuring 48 songs not available for the original game.

The radio stations play songs in a random order and will still start at a random point whenever the player enters a vehicle. The radio station that is on when the player enters a vehicle is based on the type of vehicle the player enters.

Along with the in-game radio stations, other credited music is heard exclusively at certain points in the game. This includes the opening credits sequence and when walking through the interiors of certain buildings in the game. Michael Hunter composed and produced the theme song called Soviet Connection and incidental music for the original game.

As part of a partnership between Rockstar Games and Amazon.com, most of the music heard on the in-game radio stations is available for download through the Amazon MP3 digital music store.[3] Beginning with the release of The Lost and Damned, Rockstar's soundtrack sales partner is the iTunes Store.[4]

Music stations[edit]

The following is a complete list of music-oriented radio stations in Grand Theft Auto IV and the music programming found on them, as credited in the Grand Theft Auto IV game manual[5] and the Amazon.com MP3 Music Store.[6] In the PC version there is also a "Independence FM" station which plays music files stored in My Documents\Rockstar Games\GTA IV\User Music path (the songs also need to be scanned on the Audio menu in Settings). Songs that featured with the downloadable content can also be heard in the original version.[7][8]

The Beat 102.7[edit]

DJ: Mister Cee, DJ Green Lantern, Funkmaster Flex† and Statik Selektah
Genre: Hip hop, gangsta rap, East Coast rap, R&B[9]

Tracklist
Year Song title Artist
2008 "What's the Problem" Styles P
2008 "Anybody Can Get It" Uncle Murda
2008 "Nickname" Qadir
2008 "Where's My Money?" Busta Rhymes
2008 "Getaway Driver" Maino
2008 "Stick'm" Red Cafe
2008 "Wet 'Em Up" Tru-Life
2008 "Price On Your Head" Johnny Polygon
2008 "Top Down" Swizz Beatz
2008 "War Is Necessary" Nas
2007 "Flashing Lights" Kanye West featuring Dwele
2008 "Hip Hop" (Remix) Joell Ortiz featuring Jadakiss and Saigon
2008 "The Crackhouse" Fat Joe featuring Lil Wayne
2008 "Dirty New Yorker" Mobb Deep
2008 "We Celebrate" Ghostface Killah featuring Kid Capri
2008 "Blow Ya Mind" (Remix) Styles P featuring the LOX and Swizz Beatz
2008 "Stylin'" Papoose
Episodes from Liberty City tracklist
Year Song title Artist
2009 "Arab Money" Busta Rhymes featuring Ron Browz
2009 "Respect My Conglomerate" Busta Rhymes featuring Young Jeezy and Jadakiss
2008 "Swing Ya Rag" T.I. featuring Swizz Beatz
2009 "Jumping (Out the Window)" Ron Browz
2008 "Go Hard" DJ Khaled featuring Kanye West and T-Pain
2009 "Dangerous" (Remix) Kardinal Offishall featuring Akon and Sean Paul
2008 "Green Light" John Legend featuring Andre 3000
2008 "Love Lockdown" Kanye West
2009 "Auto-Tune" B.o.B
2009 "Here In Liberty City" Termanology
2009 "Carjack" Freeway
2009 "Spit" Saigon
2009 "The Chase Is On" Skyzoo
2009 "I Hear Footsteps" Consequence
2009 "My Favorite Song" Talib Kweli

The Classics 104.1††[edit]

DJ: Mixed by DJ Premier
Genre: Hip hop, Golden age hip hop[9]

Tracklist
Year Song title Artist
1995 "Supa Star" Group Home
1990 "All For One" Brand Nubian
1989 "I Got It Made" Special Ed
1994 "D. Original" Jeru the Damaja
1988 "Droppin' Science" Marley Marl featuring Craig G
1989 "Cha Cha Cha" MC Lyte
1988 "Top Billin'" Audio Two
1986 "Go Stetsa I" Stetsasonic
1987 "It's Yours" T La Rock & Jazzy Jay
1991 "Who's Gonna Take the Weight?" Gang Starr
1991 "Live at the Barbeque" Main Source featuring Nas and Akinyele

†† Not included in Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City.

Electro–Choc[edit]

DJ: François K and Crookers
Genre: Electro house, post-punk, hip house†, and fidget house[10]

Grand Theft Auto IV tracklist
Year Song title Artist
2005 "Signal Failure" Padded Cell
2006 "The Devil in Us (Dub)" Black Devil Disco Club
2007 "No Pressure (Deadmau5 Remix)" One + One
2006 "Brain Leech (Bugged Mind Remix)" Alex Gopher
2007 "B.T.T.T.T.R.Y. (Bag Raiders Remix)" K.I.M.
2006 "Tits & Acid" Simian Mobile Disco
1986 "Let Your Body Learn" Nitzer Ebb
2007 "Testarossa Autodrive (SebastiAn Remix)" Kavinsky
2007 "I Thought Inside Out (Original Mix)" Chris Lake vs. Deadmau5
2007 "& Down" Boys Noize
2005 "Waters of Nazareth" Justice
1979 "Turn to Red" Killing Joke
2000 "Make It Happen (instrumental version)" Playgroup
1983 "Optimo" Liquid Liquid
The Ballad of Gay Tony and Episodes from Liberty City tracklist
Year Song title Artist
2009 "Jump Up" Major Lazer feat. Leftside & Supahype
2009 "Kid Conga" Daniel Haaksman feat. MC Miltinho
2009 "A City Under Siege" Boy 8-Bit
2009 "Put Your Hands on Me (Acapella)" Crookers feat. Kardinal Offishall & Carla Marie
2003 "Nude Night" The Chemical Brothers
2009 "Bad Men" Crookers feat. Solo
2009 "Animal (Acapella)" Miike Snow
2009 "Watching You (Oliver $ Remix)" Jahcoozi
2009 "Boxer" Crookers feat. Nic Sarno
2009 "Stickin" SonicC
2009 "Knock You Out (Andy George Remix)" Black Noise
2009 "Boom Da (Crookers Mix)" Mixhell feat. Jen Lasher & Oh Snap
2009 "No Security" Crookers feat. Kelis

† Songs that are only featured in Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony & Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City

Fusion FM††[edit]

DJ: Roy Ayers
Genre: Jazz fusion, acid jazz, nu jazz

Tracklist
Year Song title Artist
1967 "The Edge" David McCallum
1978 "Heavy Tune" Gong
2005 "Funk in the Hole" Roy Ayers
1968 "Holy Thursday" David Axelrod
1975 "Knucklehead" Grover Washington Jr.
1975 "Pokusa" Aleksander Maliszewski
1976 "Raisins" Ryo Kawasaki
1974 "Stomp" Marc Moulin
1973 "Stratus" Billy Cobham
1974 "Sneakin' in the Back" Tom Scott & The L.A. Express

†† Not included in Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City.

IF99 – International Funk††[edit]

DJ: Femi Kuti
Genre: Funk and Afrobeat[11]

Tracklist
Year Song title Artist
1977 "Sorrow, Tears & Blood" Fela Kuti
1977 "Zombie"
1998 "Truth Don Die" Femi Kuti
1975 "A Chance for Peace" Lonnie Liston Smith
1977 "Galaxy" War
1975 "Give the People What They Want" The O'Jays
1971 "Home Is Where the Hatred Is" Gil Scott-Heron
1974 "Just Kissed My Baby" The Meters
1975 "Livin' It Up" Mandrill
1972 "New Bell" Manu Dibango
1974 "Who Is He and What Is He to You" Creative Source
1977 "You Can't Hide Love" Hummingbird

†† Not included in Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City.

JNR – Jazz Nation Radio 108.5††[edit]

DJ: Roy Haynes
Genre: Jazz[9]

Tracklist
Year Song title Artist
1955 "April in Paris" Count Basie
1955 "Let's Get Lost" Chet Baker
1960 "Giant Steps" John Coltrane
1958 "Moanin'" Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers
1958 "Move" Miles Davis
1957 "Night and Day" Charlie Parker
1962 "Snap Crackle" Roy Haynes
1956 "St. Thomas" Sonny Rollins
1957 "Whisper Not (Big Band)" Dizzy Gillespie
1941 "Take the "A" Train" Duke Ellington

†† Not included in Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City.

The Journey††[edit]

DJ: A computera
Genre: Ambient, chillout, downtempo, minimal, new age[9]

Tracklist
Year Song title Artist
1994 "5:23"b Global Communication
1967 "A Rainbow in Curved Air" Terry Riley
1986 "Arrival" Steve Roach
1984 "Communiqué: 'Approach Spiral'" Michael Shrieve
1976 "Oxygène (Part IV)" Jean Michel Jarre
1983 "Pruit Igoe" Philip Glass
1981 "Remote Viewing" Tangerine Dream
1994 "Selected Ambient Works Volume II CD2 TRK5"c Aphex Twin
1984 "The Oh of Pleasure" Ray Lynch

^a A Macintosh computer was used to produce the computerized DJ voice for this station, as "Vicki" from the speech recognition software PlainTalk can be heard throughout this station's DJ banter.

^b In The Music of Grand Theft Auto IV, "5:23" by Global Communication is known as "Maiden Voyage".

^c While not credited as such, as the official title for this song is a picture, it is unofficially titled "[z twig]" or "[b+w stripes]", which is also referenced in the file name ("ZTWIG"). The nomenclature used in this article comes from Warp Records' own labeling of the song.

†† Not included in Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City.

K109 The Studio[edit]

DJ: Karl Lagerfeld
Genre: Disco, funk[12]

Grand Theft Auto IV tracklist
Year Song title Artist
1977 "Burning Love Breakdown" Peter Brown
1979 "Can't Live Without Your Love" Tamiko Jones
1979 "Dancer" Gino Soccio
1981 "Get On Up and Do It Again" Suzy Q
1982 "On a Journey" Electrik Funk
1978 "Standing in the Rain" Don Ray
1977 "Supernature" Cerrone
1981 "Till You Surrender" Rainbow Brown
1979 "Underwater" Harry Thumann
1980 "Walk the Night" Skatt Brothers
The Ballad of Gay Tony and Episodes from Liberty City tracklist
Year Song title Artist
1980 "A Lover's Holiday" Change
1979 "Any Love" Rufus (feat. Chaka Khan)
1975 "(Are You Ready) Do the Bus Stop" The Fatback Band
1978 "Boogie Oogie Oogie" A Taste of Honey
1976 "Disco Inferno" The Trammps
1979 "Doin' the Dog" Creme d'Cocoa
1978 "Everybody Dance" Chic
1978 "He's the Greatest Dancer" Sister Sledge
1980 "I Need You" Sylvester
1981 "Menergy" Patrick Cowley
1979 "Put Your Body In It" Stephanie Mills
1979 "Relight My Fire" Dan Hartman
1978 "Shake Your Groove Thing" Peaches & Herb
1982 "Still in Love" Rose Royce
1979 "There But for the Grace of God Go I" Machine
1976 "Young Hearts Run Free" Candi Staton

LCHC – Liberty City Hardcore[edit]

DJ: Jimmy Gestapo and Max Cavalera
Genre: New York hardcore, hardcore punk, crossover thrash and varied extreme metal† genres[13]

Grand Theft Auto IV tracklist
Year Song title Artist
1986 "A Day in the Life" Murphy's Law
2006 "All Your Boyz" Maximum Penalty
1989 "Back to Back" Underdog
1988 "Enforcer" Leeway
1989 "Injustice System!" Sick of It All
1985 "It's the Limit" Cro-Mags
1989 "Just Can't Hate Enough (Live)" Sheer Terror
1982 "Right Brigade" Bad Brains
1989 "Tell Tale" Killing Time
1984 "Victim in Pain" Agnostic Front
The Lost and Damned and Episodes from Liberty City tracklist
Year Song title Artist
1995 "Slaughter of the Soul" At the Gates
2009 "Jailbait"†† Drive By Audio
1987 "Inner Sanctum" Celtic Frost
1990 "Drowned" Entombed
1991 "Dead Embryonic Cells" Sepultura
2008 "Blood Fire War Hate"††† Soulfly
1990 "Dead by Dawn" Deicide
1992 "I Cum Blood" Cannibal Corpse
1987 "Call from the Grave" Bathory
1986 "Awakening of the Gods" Kreator
1989 "Fear of Napalm" Terrorizer


†† Not included in Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, exclusive to DLC version of TLAD.
††† Song exclusive to EFLC edition of TLaD.

Liberty Rock Radio 97.8[edit]

DJ: Iggy Pop
Genre: Classic rock, alternative rock, metal

Grand Theft Auto IV tracklist
Year Song title Artist
1996 "1979" The Smashing Pumpkins
1996 "Cocaine" Steve Marriott's Scrubbers
1985 "Cry" Godley & Creme
1988 "Dominion/Mother Russia" The Sisters of Mercy
1982 "Edge of Seventeen" Stevie Nicks
1975 "Evil Woman" Electric Light Orchestra
1975 "Fascination" David Bowie
1988 "Goodbye Horses" Q Lazzarus
1980 "Heaven and Hell" Black Sabbath
1980 "Her Strut" Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
1969 "I Wanna Be Your Dog" The Stooges
1976 "Jailbreak" Thin Lizzy
1983 "Mama" Genesis
1975 "New York Groove" Hello
1985 "One Vision" Queen
1992 "Remedy" The Black Crowes
1973 "Rocky Mountain Way" Joe Walsh
1970 "The Seeker" The Who
1975 "Street Kids" Elton John
1978 "Straight On" Heart
1983 "Thug" ZZ Top
1988 "Turn You Inside-Out" R.E.M.
The Lost and Damned and Episodes from Liberty City tracklist
Year Song title Artist
1975 "Hair of the Dog" Nazareth
1978 "Renegade" Styx
1971 "Every Picture Tells a Story" Rod Stewart
1975 "Saturday Night Special" Lynyrd Skynyrd
1970 "Funk #49" James Gang
1973 "Free Ride" Edgar Winter Group
1974 "Lord of the Thighs" Aerosmith
1972 "Highway Star" Deep Purple
1979 "Touch Too Much" AC/DC
1976 "Drivin' Wheel" Foghat
1968 "Five to One" The Doors
1976 "Go to Hell" Alice Cooper
1979 "Jane" Jefferson Starship
1982 "Run to the Hills" Iron Maiden
1987 "Wild Side" Mötley Crüe
1980 "Wheels of Steel" Saxon
1973 "China Grove" The Doobie Brothers
1986 "Wanted Dead or Alive" Bon Jovi

Massive B Sound System 96.9††[edit]

DJ: Bobby Konders
Genre: Dancehall

Grand Theft Auto IV tracklist
Year Song title Artist
2007 "Badder Den Dem" Burro Banton
2007 "Set It Off" Choppa Chop
2007 "Real McKoy" Mavado
2007 "Last Night"
2007 "Raise It Up" Jabba
2006 "Brrrt" Bunji Garlin
2007 "Youth Dem Cold" Richie Spice
2008 "All About Da Weed" Chuck Fenda
2006 "Call Pon Dem" Chezidek
2007 "Da Order" Spragga Benz
2007 "Bullet Proof Skin" Bounty Killer
2007 "Church Heathen" Shaggy
2008 "Mi Fraid" Munga
2008 "Driver" Buju Banton

†† Not included in Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City.

Radio Broker[edit]

DJ: Juliette Lewis
Genre: Alternative rock, indie rock, and dance-punk

Grand Theft Auto IV tracklist
Year Song title Artist
2008 "Arm In Arm (Shy Child Mix)" The Boggs
2005 "Cocaine" Cheeseburger
2007 "Disneyland, Pt 1" Get Shakes
2007 "Get Innocuous!" LCD Soundsystem
2008 "Homicide" (999 cover) The Prairie Cartel
2008 "Inside the Cage (David Gilmour Girls remix)" Juliette and the Licks
2007 "Mayday" Unkle featuring The Duke Spirit
2008 "No Sex for Ben" The Rapture
2005 "One Horse Race" Tom Vek
2006 "Pony" Teenager
2007 "Raging in the Plague Age" Les Savy Fav
2007 "Riot in the City" White Light Parade
2007 "Sleep Is Impossible" Deluka
2008 "Strange Times" The Black Keys
2007 "Take It With a Kiss" The Pistolas
2006 "The Teacher" Ralph Myerz and the Jack Herren Band
2008 "Vagabond" Greenskeepers
2006 "Wrap It Up" Whitey
2007 "Yadnus (Still Going to the Roadhouse mix)" !!!
The Lost and Damned and Episodes from Liberty City tracklist
Year Song title Artist
2007 "Shake It Loose" Blonde Acid Cult
2008 "Hell on Wheels" Kill Memory Crash
2009 "Get Ready to Die" Magic Dirt
2008 "Nouveau Americain" Brazilian Girls
2009 "Borderline" Freeland
2008 "The Hunger (Blood in My Mouth)" Kreeps
2008 "Radical Businessman" Japanther
2008 "Command" Foxylane
2008 "Body Language" Monotonix
2008 "Dance Girl (GTA Mix)" Game Rebellion
2008 "Blood on the Steps" The Yelling
2008 "I Walk Alone" The Jane Shermans

San Juan Sounds[edit]

DJ: Daddy Yankee & Henry Santos Jeter
Genre: Reggaeton, Latin pop, rock

Tracklist:

† Songs that are only featured in Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony & Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City

Tuff Gong Radio††[edit]

DJ: Carl Bradshaw
Genre: Reggae, dub

Tracklist
Year Song title Artist
2005 "Chase Dem" Stephen Marley
1973 "Concrete Jungle (The Unreleased Original Jamaican Version)" Bob Marley & the Wailers
1980 "Pimper's Paradise"
1975 "Rat Race"
1978 "Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock)"
1978 "Satisfy My Soul"
1979 "So Much Trouble in the World"
1979 "Wake Up & Live (Parts 1 & 2)"
2005 Jamrock" Bob Marley & the Wailers featuring Damian Marley

†† Not included in Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City.

The Vibe 98.8††[edit]

DJ: Vaughn Harper
Genre: Soul, R&B, funk, quiet storm[9]

Tracklist
Year Song title Artist
2007 "Because of You" Ne-Yo
1994 "Bump n' Grind" R. Kelly
1984 "C.O.D. (I'll Deliver)" Mtume
1987 "Criticize" Alexander O'Neal
1977 "Daylight" RAMP
1977 "Footsteps in the Dark" The Isley Brothers
1995 "Freek'n You" Jodeci
2007 "Get It Shawty" Lloyd
2004 "Golden" Jill Scott
1985 "Hangin' on a String (Contemplating)" Loose Ends
1986 "Have You Ever Loved Somebody" Freddie Jackson
1996 "In My Bed (So So Def remix)" Dru Hill
1996 "Pony" Ginuwine
1975 "Inside My Love" Minnie Riperton
1978 "It's Only Love Doing Its Thing" Barry White
2008 "I Want You" C.J. Hilton
1983 "Just Be Good to Me" The SOS Band
1971 "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)" Marvin Gaye
2006 "You" Raheem DeVaughn

†† Not included in Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City.

Vladivostok FM[edit]

DJ: Ruslana and DJ Paul†
Genre: Eastern European pop, Russian rock, Russian hip hop, progressive house†, dance[14]

Grand Theft Auto IV tracklist
Year Song title Artist
1988 "Группа крови" (Gruppa krovi / Blood type) Kino
2006 "Ждать" (Jdat' / To Wait) Marakesh
2006 "Квартира" (Kvartira / The Flat) Zveri
2005 "King Ring" Seryoga
2008 "Liberty City: The Invasion" (Вторжение)
1994 "Линия жизни" (Liniya Zhizni / Lifeline) Splean
1997 "Мама" (Mama / Mother) Basta
1999 "Никого не жалко" (Nikogo ne Zhalko / No pity for anyone) Leningrad
2006 "О тебе" (O Tebe / About You) Ranetki Girls
2008 "РЭП" (RAP / Rap) Dolphin
2005 "Швайне" (Schweine / (from German language) Pigs) Glukoza
2004 "Wild Dances (Ukrainian FM Version)" Ruslana
2007 "Зеленоглазое такси" (Zelenoglazoe Taksi / GreenEyed Taxi) (Club Remix) Oleg Kvasha
The Ballad of Gay Tony and Episodes from Liberty City tracklist
Year Song title Artist
2004 "How Would U Feel" David Morales (feat. Lea-Lorien)
2005 "Lovin' You More (Freemasons Vocal Club Mix)" Steve Mac
2008 "Salvation (eSQUIRE Mix)" Sucker DJs
2004 "Put 'Em High" (JJ's Club Mix) Stonebridge
2004 "You Never Know (Morjac Extended Mix)" Marly
2003 "Lola's Theme" Shape:UK
2005 "Love on My Mind" Freemasons (feat. Amanda Wilson)
1998 "Can't Get Enough" Soulsearcher
2004 "The Weekend" Michael Gray
2005 "Music" Jonathan Peters feat. Maya Azucena
2008 "Crazy World (Fonzerelli Mix)" J Majik & Wickaman
2006 "Boogie 2Nite (Seamus Haji Big Love Mix)" Booty Luv
2008 "The Best Thing" Hook 'n Sling
2008 "Pjanoo (Club Mix)" Eric Prydz
2009 "When Love Takes Over (Original Extended)" David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland

On the original version of GTA IV, music formats switch between the original music content found on Radio Vladivostok and the new dance music content with DJ Paul.

RamJam FM†[edit]

DJ: David Rodigan
Genre: Reggae, dub

Tracklist:

† Songs that are only featured in Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City

Self–Actualization FM†[edit]

DJ: Audrey
Genre: Ambient, chillout, downtempo, new age

Episodes from Liberty City tracklist
Year Song title Artist
1991 "A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules from the Centre of the Ultraworld" (Live Mix MK10) The Orb
1995 "Artifacts & Prophecies" Alpha Wave Movement
1993 "Bike" Autechre
1996 "Cosmology Myth" Larry Heard
2002 "Go Forward" (Love Bubble Mix) Chilled by Nature
2007 "Moonbathing" Tom Middleton
2004 "Skygazer (3002)" (Remix) Alucidnation
2002 "V/8 Psychedelic Brunch" Pete Namlook and Klaus Schulze (feat. Bill Laswell)

† Songs that are only featured in Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City

Vice City FM†[edit]

DJ: Fernando Martínez
Genre: 1980s Pop & rock

Episodes from Liberty City tracklist
Year Song title Artist
1988 "Buffalo Stance" Neneh Cherry
1986 "Breakout" Swing Out Sister
1986 "C'est La Vie" Robbie Nevil
1988 "Cuddly Toy" Roachford
1988 "Divine Emotions" Narada Michael Walden
1986 "Find the Time" Five Star
1987 "Heart and Soul" T'Pau
1985 "History" Mai Tai
1986 "I Can't Wait" Nu Shooz
1989 "I Don't Want a Lover" Texas
1985 "Kayleigh" Marillion
1987 "Labour of Love" Hue and Cry
1987 "Love Changes (Everything)" Climie Fisher
1982 "Maneater" Hall & Oates
1986 "Misfit" Curiosity Killed the Cat
1989 "People Hold On" Coldcut & Lisa Stansfield
1985 "Something About You" Level 42
1982 "Stay With Me Tonight" Jeffrey Osborne
1989 "Teardrops" Womack & Womack
1989 "The Look" Roxette
1983 "The Politics of Dancing" Re-Flex
1985 "Voices Carry" 'Til Tuesday
1988 "Waiting for a Star to Fall" Boys Meets Girl
1985 "When Love Breaks Down" Prefab Sprout
1987 "Wishing Well" Terence Trent D'Arby
1987 "Wishing I Was Lucky" Wet Wet Wet
1984 "Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)" Scritti Politti
1986 "You're the Voice" John Farnham

† Songs that are only featured in Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City

Independence FM[edit]

The PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV adds Independence FM to the station line-up, which plays digital music files of the user's choice. Music files or shortcuts to music files placed within the GTA IV User Music folder are played in varying modes as selected by the user. Sequential mode plays the files in order, Shuffle mode randomly selects files, and Radio mode randomly plays songs with DJ commentary and advertisements. Supported file types are .wma, .mp3 and .m4a. QuickTime or iTunes needs to be installed for M4A support. In order for music to be played in Independence FM, the player must tell the game to scan the folder.[15]

Talk stations[edit]

The following is an incomplete list of talk radio stations in Grand Theft Auto IV and the programming found on them, as credited in the game manual.[5]

Integrity 2.0[edit]

Host: Lazlow[9]
Topics: Talk radio[9]

Other Info: This station follows Lazlow as he tours Liberty City, speaking with various vendors and pedestrians, and does not actually go on the air until the player unlocks Algonquin Island in the game (prior to this several references are made to the station launching soon). During the program various references are made, mostly from Lazlow's life, like V-Rock in Vice City, WCTR in San Andreas, and Chatterbox FM in Liberty City, there are also specific references to the Chatterbox program aired in GTA III, as he is told to bring back "the vegetarian guy" (Reed Tucker) who Lazlow made fun of, other references include a Backstage encounter at a Love Fist Concert (Love Fist being a band featured in an earlier game). These references are notable as GTA IV is set in a different continuity to the earlier games, and other than Lazlow's discussions contains no direct connections to any of the previous games. During the course of his program he interviews a pervert, a Latin hot dog vendor, a taxi cab driver, and an artist shooting a music video about rain, he also enters into arguments with several pedestrians, including one who tells him to keep his voice down, one telling him that he is an asshole, an internet obsessed teenager who calls him an old man, and a geek who he asks to build a website to sell Lazlow stuff. The pervert, the hot dog vendor, and the geek were all voiced by Fred Armisen.

The Ballad Of Gay Tony adds additional segments to the station. Lazlow mentions that the station "went dark" for a while because of lack of funding (explaining off the absence of new content to the station for The Lost And Damned). The segments deal with Lazlow having an intern named Jorge follow him around Liberty City while he interviews people and shows him the city. Jorge cannot speak English, which Lazlow takes advantage of regularly (and, to that effect, Lazlow cannot speak Spanish which is Georgie's language). He repeatedly threatens to deport Jorge. At the last new segment, Lazlow and Jorge, with Lazlow claiming that he can get into all the clubs, are directed to the Hercules club (which is one of the two clubs featured in the plotline to Ballad). Lazlow is ignorant to the fact of the club's main theme (it's a gay club, synonymous to Ballad's characters). Jorge finally gets revenge on Lazlow by saying something in Spanish, to which all of the clubgoers in the front door line look to Lazlow (to which Lazlow is still ignorant as to why, stating that "the people are attracted to me all of a sudden").

PLR – Public Liberty Radio[edit]

Program: The Séance
Host: Beatrix Fontaine (Ilyana Kadushin)
Topics: A call-in talk show[9] focused on New Age spiritualism. During the show, Beatrix, a phony psychic, provides callers with questionable advice, and constantly asks for their money. Beatrix's last name may be a reference to Darius Fontaine, a get-rich-quick huckster who appeared in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Program: Pacemaker
Host: Ryan McFallon (Bryan Tucker)
Topics: A talk show[9] focused on health care. Host Ryan McFallon interviews a panel of three guests: Sheila Stafford (portrayed by Rachel Allen), a spokeswoman for Betta Pharmaceuticals who is said to have left a woman to die because Sheila feared the dying woman was uninsured, Wilson Taylor Sr. (portrayed by Bill Hader), a representative for an HMO, and Waylon Mason (portrayed by Rick Shapiro), an advocate of holistic medicine and home remedies. The show ends with Mason drilling holes in the heads of the other two guests.

Program: Intelligent Agenda
Host: Mike Riley (Brian Sack)
Topics: A left-wing call-in talk show. Host Mike Riley interviews a panel of three guests: Brandon Roberts, a Vinewood actor who associates himself with left-wing causes only to enhance his own image, John Hunter, a candidate for state governor, and Zachary Tyler, a child prodigy who was brought onto the show as an example of liberal parenting. The show ends with John Hunter spanking Zachary Tyler, and Zachary pleading 'No! Please no!'. Brandon also mentions a 'real' religion that he's a member of, The Epsilon Program of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas fame, and says "Kifflom" at the start and the end of the program.

WKTT – We Know The Truth[edit]

Program: Richard Bastion Show
Host: Richard Bastion (portrayed by Jason Sudeikis)
Topics: A right-wing call-in news talk show.[16] During the show, host Richard Bastion (a parody of Rush Limbaugh) answers guests' questions and statements about what they think is wrong with America. One male caller (voiced by Matt Pearson) details about the "Maibatsu Monstrosities", a large luxury SUV parodying the Ford Excursion, which winks GTA III's radio commercials and Chatterbox FM's female caller driving one.
Other Info: In July 2007, Rockstar sent out an e-mail to their mailing list subscribers advertising an opportunity to get on the radio in the game. The e-mail included a link to a website with more information. On the website, it was explained that anyone could call a phone number provided and leave a message complaining about America. Selected messages would be chosen and would appear on the political talk station WKTT in the final build of the game.[17]

Program: Just or Unjust
Host: Judge Grady (Michael-Leon Wooley)
Topics: A radio court show, drawing some inspiration from Judge Judy and Divorce Court. The show's star, Judge Grady - who is a parody of Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas - is extremely misogynistic, biased and ideological. He is constantly heard insulting and hitting on his female guests, will take the man's side during domestic disputes regardless of how blatantly in the wrong they are, and his monologues are full of right-wing talking points which are often irrelevant to the case. At the end of each show, rather than the judge deciding who is right, the plaintiff and the defendant take part in a game to see who wins the trial. Games include duels, gladiatorial combat with lions, a Three-way, cannibalism and glass-eating contests.

Program: Fizz!
Hosts: Jane Labrador (Melinda Wade), Marcel LeMuir (voiced by Fez Whatley), Jeffron James (voiced by Patrice O'Neal)
Topics: A celebrity gossip radio show, parodying TMZ, What the Buck and Perez Hilton. Features interviews with Ricky Gervais and Katt Williams.

Program: The Martin Serious Show
Hosts: Martin Serious (Will Forte), Lisa Lynn, Mark the Manager, Smithy the Stunt Boy (East Side Dave MacDonald of the Ron and Fez Show)
Topics: Only on Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned & Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City, this is a parody of The Howard Stern Show[1]

Program: Conspire
Host: John Smith (voiced by Rick Allison)
Topics: Only on Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony & Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City, this is a parody of Coast to Coast AM and The Alex Jones Show.

Other in-game music[edit]

The following is a list of songs that are found in the game, but cannot be heard on any in-game radio stations, as credited in the game manual.[5] Instead, other than the song played during the title sequence, they can be heard exclusively while walking through the interiors of different buildings in the game. One song being heard in a cutscene for the mission, Buyer's Market from TLaD, is Don Omar - "Dale Don Dale" (During Elizabeta's party at the start of mission)

Music in building interiors[edit]

  • Rick James – "Come Into My Life" (First/Second song normally played during strip club private shows at The Triangle Club and Honkers)
  • Rick Ross – "Hustlin'" (Heard during Katt Williams' comedy routines; Williams also recreates a comedy routine from his film American Hustle built around the song)
  • Goldfrapp – "Ooh La La" (Second/Third song normally played during strip club private shows at The Triangle Club and Honkers)
  • Mystikal – "Shake Ya Ass" (Third/First song normally played during strip club private shows at The Triangle Club and Honkers)
  • Niall Toner – "A Real Real" (Heard in the Irish pub in Broker)
  • Killian's Angels – "Celtic High Step" (Heard in the Irish pub in Broker)

Radio Commercials[edit]

Opening credits theme[edit]

  • Michael Hunter – "Soviet Connection – The Theme from Grand Theft Auto IV"

Several different adaptations of this song are used in various parts throughout the game. A remix of the theme plays upon game's startup. A solemn version plays on the pause screen and several different short variations are heard upon the player's completion of a mission. A few notes from the theme play when a mission is completed. A remix also plays during the last 30 seconds of a multiplayer match. There is also a short musical jingle version of the theme that is played from an ice cream truck within the game. Another remix version is also played at the end of the game's storyline.

  • Stuart Hart and Tony Eicher – "The Lost and Damned Theme"
  • Aaron Johnston, Jesse Murphy, and Avi Bortnick - "The Ballad of Gay Tony Theme"

These themes and accompanying incidental cues replace "Soviet Connection" in Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned and Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony, respectively.

Ringtones[edit]

Soundtrack releases[edit]

Rockstar Games has released five soundtrack albums to date. The Music of Grand Theft Auto IV contains several soundtrack selections from the game.[18] Vladivostok FM features tracks from and "inspired by" the in-game radio station.[19] Liberty City Invasion features original music produced by DJ Green Lantern, some of which appears on 102.7 The Beat in the game.[20] Similarly, Statik Selektah's The Lost and Damned EP features original music produced by Statik Selektah that features in the downloadable episode.[21] The original themes are available in Grand Theft Auto IV — The Theme Song Collection.[22] A soundtrack album for the first expansion, The Music of Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned was announced with artwork[23] and Drive By Audio – "Jailbait" was released on the iTunes Store as a single from the album. However, a full track listing was not announced, the album was not released, and the announcement was subsequently removed.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned. Exclusive Features: Radio Station Updates & Soundtracks". Retrieved 2009-02-14. 
  2. ^ "Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony. Exclusive Features: Soundtrack: Radio Station Updates". Retrieved 2009-11-05. 
  3. ^ Staff, YVG (2007-03-27). "Rockstar Games and Amazon.com make sweet music together.". Yahoo!. Retrieved 2008-04-30. 
  4. ^ "Rockstar switching GTA IV music partnership from Amazon to iTunes.". Variety. 
  5. ^ a b c Rockstar Games, ed. (2008). Liberty City Guidebook (Xbox 360). Rockstar Games. pp. 17–23. 
  6. ^ "Amazon.com: Grand Theft Auto 4: The Music". Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  7. ^ "Grand Theft Auto IV - Soundtrack". Grandtheft4.ucoz.com. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  8. ^ "Grand Theft Auto IV - Music". Grandtheft4.ucoz.com. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i Clark, Tim (April 2008). "Grand Theft Auto IV Review". PlayStation Official Magazine (UK) (United Kingdom: Future Publishing) (17): 88–96. 
  10. ^ "Electro–Choc official website". Retrieved 2008-04-27. 
  11. ^ "IF99 official website". Retrieved 2008-04-27. 
  12. ^ "K109 official website". Retrieved 2008-04-27. 
  13. ^ "L.C.H.C. official website". Retrieved 2008-04-27. 
  14. ^ "Vladivostok FM official website". Retrieved 2008-04-27. 
  15. ^ "Rockstar Games Support". 
  16. ^ "WKTT official website". Retrieved 2008-04-27. 
  17. ^ Rea, Jared (2007-07-13). "Rockstar wants to know: what's wrong with America?". Joystiq. Retrieved 2008-04-27. 
  18. ^ Rockstargames.com
  19. ^ Rockstargames.com
  20. ^ Rockstargames.com
  21. ^ Rockstargames.com
  22. ^ Rockstarbase.com>
  23. ^ Rockstargames.com
  24. ^ Rockstargames.com

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