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A Look At The Over 130 Radio Tracks That Were Dropped For GTA V’s Final Build

October 26, 2013 by Rory Mitchell in All, Gaming, Video Games

GTA_V_radio_stations_VoltAnyone who has played any Grand Theft Auto title will know that the radio is a key part of the gameplay. It can introduce you to new music, or allow you to listen to your favourite track whilst taking part in a bank job heist, in an attempt to calm your nerves as you try to escape from the fuzz. The music selection in GTA V is varied, but its also inconsistent. You could be listening to a station like “Non-Stop Pop FM” and in it you would have songs from the 80′s such as Wham!’s “Everything She Wants,” then songs from todays era of music such as Rihanna’s “Only Girl (In The World).” Both sound worlds apart and – to reiterate – inconsistent.

But its that inconsistency that reflects the time spent developing GTA V. Here we have a game that has been in development since 2009 and only just went gold master sometime in June/July this year. Naturally you are going to have changes down the line to things like the song lineup on the radio, in the same way you would have changes to a particular mission dynamic. In fact, Rockstar changed the radio song lineup soo much for GTA V, that they actually ended up dropping over 130 songs before the game finally went GM. And by the power of connections and sources, GTAGaming were kind enough to let us in on the songs that were dropped by Rockstar earlier this week.

The lineup includes music from Oasis, Tears For Fears, Friendly Fires, Bob Dylan, The Clash, Jackson Five, Kanye West, Kylie Minogue, and many more you can read by clicking the drop down menu button below this paragraph.

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187 Proof” by Spice 1
2 Hearts” by Kylie Minogue
6 Underground” by Sneaker Pimps
American Boy” by Estelle ft. Kanye West
Animal” by Neon Trees
Answer To Yourself” by The Soft Pack
Assistant Director” by Ducktails
Awesome Awesome” by Buddy
Bad News” by Johnny Cash
Be Alright (LP Version)” by ZAPP
Before The Bridge” by Future Islands
Black Betty” by Ram Jam
Blind” by Rainbow Arabia
Blink Of An Eye” by Michael McDonald
Check This, Dig That” by T.I. ft. Trae Tha Truth
Cissy Strut” by The Meters
Cooler Than Me (Single Mix)” by Mike Posner
D. Ray White” by Hank Williams III
Dancing Machine” by The Jackson Five
Day One” by Toro Y Moi
Don’t Push Me Around” by The Zeros
Doused” by DIIV
Duh Weh Mi Waah” by Bramma ft. Elephant Man
Easin’ In” by Edwin Starr
ep” by Junior Boys
Eraser” by No Age
Everybody Wants To Rule The World” by Tears For Fears
Ffun” by Con Funk Shun
Fopp” by The Ohio Players
Fuckin’ Problems” by A$ap Rocky
Funny Feeling” by The Delfonics
Future Love Paradise” by SEAL
Get Ready” by Rare Earth
Get With It” by Charlie Feathers
Hang Me Up To Dry” by Cold War Kids
Head In The Dirt” by Hanni El Khatib
Hold On” by Wilson Phillips
Hot Rod Lincoln” by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
How Do U Want It” by 2Pac ft. K-Ci & JoJo
Hurting” by Friendly Fires
Hysteria” by Def Leppard
I Believe In Miracles” by The Jackson Sisters
I Don’t Need Society” by D.R.I.
I Get By” by Phychic Ills
I Got Love” by Nate Dogg
I Like It” by Enrique Iglesias
(Pardon Me) I’ve Got Someone To Kill” by Johnny Paycheck
I Want You (Vocal)” by Marvin Gaye
I’m Alright” by Kenny Loggins
In Real Life” by The Ruby Suns
Intimate Connection” by Kleeer
It’s Been Awhile” by Staind
It’s Only Natural” by Crowded House
Jah Jah The Conqueror” by Linval Thompson
Jungle Lion” by Lee Perry And The Upsetters
Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)” by Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
Kids” by Robbie Williams ft. Kylie Minogue
Kingston Town” by Busy Signal ft. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
Let It Rock” by Kevin Rudolf ft. Lil Wayne
Lil’ Devil” by The Cult
Linda Blair” by Redd Kross
Live It Up” by Sizzla
Los Angeles” by X
Love Foolosophy” by Jamiroquai
Love In Motion” by SebastiAn ft. Mayer Hawthorne
Manimal” by The Germs
Me & You” by Cassie
Mr. Bill Collector” by Bone Thugs N Harmony
Magic Mountain” by Silver Convention
Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)” by Steve Harley
Master Plan” by The KayGees
Meet Me Halfway” by The Black Eyed Peas
Mr. Money Man” by Danny Hensworth
Mr. Writer” by Stereophonics
New Beat” by Toro Y Moi
No Sympathy” by Glasses Malone ft. Jay Rock
Nothing Means Nothing Anymore” by The Alley Cats
O.N.E.” by Yeasayer
One Girl/One Boy” by !!!
One Piece” by Panama
Outlaw” by 2Pac
Police & Thieves” by Junior Murvin
Pop That” by French Montana
Rack City” by Tyga
Radar Love” by Golden Earring
Reach For It” by George Duke
Regulate” by Warren G ft. Nate Dogg
Ride The Wild” by The Descendents
Rooster In My Rari” by Waka Flocka Flame
Round And Round” by Paul Weller
Run My Heart” by Twin Shadow
Run Pete Run” by Jimmy Martin
Sable On Blonde” by Stevie Nicks
Se Me Perdio La Cadenita” by La Sonora Dinamita
Serious” by Duran Duran
Sex Beat” by Gun Club
She Runs Away” by Duncan Sheik
Side” by Travis
Slippin’ Into Darkness” by WAR
Smalltalk (Four Tet Remix)” by Ultraísta
Solitude Is Bliss” by Tame Impala
Star” by Kiki Dee
Starlight” by The Supermen Lovers
Steal Away” by Robbie Dupree
Strong As I Am” by The Prime Movers
Subterranean Homesick Blues” by Bob Dylan
Superman Lover” by Johnny Guitar Watson
Surrender” by Cheap Trick
Tape Loop” by Morcheeba
Temperature” by Sean Paul
The Drummer” by Niki & The Dove
The Great Disruptors” by Sweethead
The Murda Show” by Spice 1 ft. MC Eiht
The Only One I Know” by The Charlatans
The Real Thing” by Faith No More
The Time Is Now” by Moloko
The Way I Are” by Timbaland
This Is Radio Clash” by The Clash
Thunder” by Gold Fields
Time to Dance” by The Shoes
Tin Soldier” by The Small Faces
(It’s Good) To Be Free” by OASIS
Truly Alive” by Mitzi
Until She Says” by Moving Units
Want A Wine” by Leo Graham
We Are Only Gonna Die” by Bad Religion
We Getting Down” by Weldon Irvine
Westbound Train” by Dennis Brown
Westside Slaughterhouse” by Westside Connection
Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get” by The Dramatics
Whoop! Whoop!” by DJ Pooh
Wide Open Space” by Mansun
Yes We Can, Can” by The Pointer Sisters
You Make Me Feel…” by Cobra Starship ft. Sabi

You can probably see where some of the music could have fitted in. “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” by Tears For Fears for example, probably would have paired The Pet Shop Boy’s “West End Girls” on Non-Stop Pop FM, which was presumably an 80s music radio station that perhaps Michael would’ve listened to, reflecting his mid-life crisis status. “Surrender” by Cheap Trick meanwhile, might have been a track for Rock Radio and something that Michael’s son, Jimmy might have listened to. The two generations ultimately contrasting one-another, which is a theme we see a lot of in GTA’s popular culture infested universe.

Its certainly an interesting look at how developers argue over particular pieces of information during the development of a major title. Kind of makes me think of what missions were perhaps scrapped due to one reason or another, throughout the five years it took Rockstar to make this game.

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  1. mozzOctober 27, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Actually “Se Me Perdio La Cadenita” by La Sonora Dinamita is in the game

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