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Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack

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The Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack, like previous games in the Grand Theft Auto series, features various radio stations that play different genres of music when the player enters vehicles in the game. The stations consist of licensed music, DJ chat and spoof advertising. The game features 19 in-game stations, 17 of which are musical stations and the other two are talk stations, with 240 licensed songs.

Since the game's location is modelled on southern California, the developers attempted to create an accurate representation of Californian music. Production of the soundtrack also consisted of licensing music for the radio stations, and selecting a DJ that matches the genre of music the station hosts. The soundtrack consists of a wide variety of radio stations that play different genres of music, including reggae, hip hop, pop and country. The game also features an original and dynamic score composed by Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson, Alchemist and Oh No which plays out in several selective missions.[1] Selected tracks from the score were later released on The Music of Grand Theft Auto V.[2] In September 2014, it was announced that new songs would be added to some of the radio stations in the next-gen releases of the game.[3]

As with other recent GTA in-game radio networks, songs, DJ comments and other material are randomly sequenced, and may occasionally incorporate references to in-game events. While the DJs do not reference changing weather patterns (a feature not seen since Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas), some DJs will reference the time of day (saying "Good morning" or "Good evening" when applicable, for example).


File:Flying Lotus, Wavves & DJ Pooh on GTA V.jpg
Flying Lotus (left), Nate Williams and Stephen Pope of Wavves (top right), and DJ Pooh (bottom right) in a recording studio working on Grand Theft Auto V's music.

In developing the radio stations, the development team sought to reinforce the game's recreation of California by licensing tracks they felt appropriately echoed a "Cali feel".[4] On the inclusion of the pop station Non-Stop-Pop FM, music supervisor Ivan Pavlovich noted "the first time you get off an airplane in L.A. and you hear the radio and the pop just seeps out... We wanted that. It really connects you to the world".[4] He felt that music licensing for the game involved a greater discernment than in Grand Theft Auto IV, as the music in Grand Theft Auto V played a greater role in building a Californian atmosphere.[4] "It reflects the environment in which the game is set", he explained.[5] Initially, the team planned to license over 900 tracks for the radio, but over time they refined the total number of tracks to 241.[4]

The tracks are shared between eighteen stations, and the radio also includes two talk-back stations.[6] Some of the tracks were written specifically for the game; for example, rapper and producer Flying Lotus hosts the station FlyLo FM which includes original work he composed for the game.[6] As Pavlovich noted, for each of the radio stations, over time the team would develop an understanding of where the station's music was going and then select a DJ to host the station. Each station's DJ was selected with the mindset that they would match the genre of music the station hosts; for example, in developing Los Santos Rock Radio the team licensed classic rock tracks, and thus Kenny Loggins became a fitting choice for the station's DJ.[4]

DJs featured included several well-known musical artists such as Lee "Scratch" Perry and Kenny Loggins. One station features an early acting role by British actress-model Cara Delevingne portraying a parody of herself.

Music stations[edit]

Blue Ark[edit]

DJ: Lee "Scratch" Perry[7]
Genre: Reggae, dancehall, dub[8]

Track list[7]
Year Song title Artist
2012 "Odd Ras" Chronixx
1972 "Money in My Pocket" Dennis Brown
1982 "Night Nurse" Gregory Isaacs
1986 "Crazy Girl" Half Pint
1978 "Chapter Three" Joe Gibbs & The Professionals
1977 "Sons of Slaves" Junior Delgado
2012 "Gun Shot a Fire" Konshens
1977 "Disco Devil" Lee Perry & The Full Experience
1976 "Grumbling Dub" Lee Perry & The Upsetters
1986 "I Am a Madman"
2012 "Kingston Be Wise" Protoje
2012 "Psycho" Tommy Lee Sparta
2011 "We Never Fear Dem" Vybz Kartel featuring Popcaan
1984 "Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt" Yellowman
Enhanced version track list[9][10]
Year Song title Artist
2012 "Kingston Town" Busy Signal featuring Damian Marley
1978 "Mr. Money Man" Danny Hensworth
2014 "Loyals" (Royals remix) Demarco
2012 "Topic of the Day" I-Octane
2010 "Money Come and Money Go" Lee "Scratch" Perry
1978 "Roast Fish & Cornbread"
2013 "Addi Truth" Vybz Kartel

Channel X[edit]

DJ: Keith Morris[7]
Genre: Punk rock, hardcore punk[8]

Track list[7]
Year Song title Artist
1981 "Amoeba" Adolescents
1980 "Bored of You" Agent Orange
1984 "My War" Black Flag
1985 "Rock House" Circle Jerks
1985 "Pervert" Descendents
1985 "The Mouth Don't Stop (The Trouble with Women Is)" Fear
2013 "What's Next?" Off!
1983 "Subliminal" Suicidal Tendencies
1981 "Abolish Government/Silent Majority" T.S.O.L.
1978 "Lexicon Devil" Germs
1977 "A Life of Crime" The Weirdos
1983 "Blown Away" Youth Brigade
Enhanced version track list[9][10]
Year Song title Artist
1980 "The Enemy" D.O.A.
1985 "I Don't Need Society" D.R.I.
1980 "John Wayne Was a Nazi" MDC
1982 "Linda Blair" Redd Kross
1977 "Don't Push Me Around" The Zeros
1980 "Los Angeles" X

East Los FM[edit]

DJ: DJ Camilo and Don Cheto[7]
Genre: Mexican music, Latin music[8]

Track list[7]
Year Song title Artist
2009 "El Tatuado" Don Cheto
1987 "Autos, Moda y Rock and Roll" Fandango
2008 "El Sonidito" Hechizeros Band
2006 "Maldito" Jessy Bulbo
2012 "Tengo el Don" La Liga featuring Alika
2010 "Radio Capital" La Vida Bohème
1969 "El Rey y Yo" Los Ángeles Negros
2009 "El Cocaino" Los Buitres de Culiacan Sinaloa
2009 "La Granja" Los Tigres del Norte
1991 "Pachuco" Maldita Vecindad
2012 "Es-Toy" Mexican Institute of Sound
2012 "Fresco" Milkman
2010 "Criminal Sound" (El Hijo de la Cumbia remix) Niña Dioz
2010 "Fiebre de Jack" She's a Tease
1978 "Se Me Perdió la Cadenita" La Sonora Dinamita

FlyLo FM[edit]

DJ: Flying Lotus[7]
Genre: Electronic music (IDM), hip hop (Midwest hip hop)[8]

Track list[7]
Year Song title Artist
1999 "Windowlicker" Aphex Twin
2013 "Evil Grin" Captain Murphy
2013 "Crystals" Clams Casino
2006 "Encoded Flow" Dabrye
2013 "It's Wack" DJ Rashad and Heavee D
2013 "100HM" Hudson Mohawke
2011 "Stalker Ha" Kingdom
2011 "She Died There" Machinedrum
1996 "Elevators (Me & You)" Outkast
2013 "Be Spin" Flying Lotus
2013 "Catapult Man"
2013 "Crosswerved"
2010 "Computer Face"
2013 "Stonecutters"
2013 "The Diddler"
2012 "See Thru to U" Flying Lotus featuring Erykah Badu
2012 "Getting There" Flying Lotus featuring Niki Randa
2013 "The Kill"
2012 "23" Shadow Child
2013 "Oh Sheit It's X" Thundercat
2013 "Garbage" Tyler, The Creator
Enhanced version track list[9][10]
Year Song title Artist
1972 "Eddie You Should Know Better" Curtis Mayfield
2012 "Into Vogon Skulls" Dimlite
2014 "Masquatch" Flying Lotus featuring DOOM
1970 "You Never Come Closer" Doris
2014 "Early Mountain" Flying Lotus
2013 "Osaka Trade"
2013 "Medication Meditation" Flying Lotus featuring Krayzie Bone
2014 "Shred You to Bits"[lower-alpha 1] Gaslamp Killer
2008 "4 AM" (Araabmuzik remix) Kaskade
2010 "Fuck the Makeup, Skip the Shower" Knower
2014 "Make Money" Lapalux
2014 "B Adams" Mono/Poly featuring Thundercat
2014 "What We Want" XXYYXX

Los Santos Rock Radio[edit]

DJ: Kenny Loggins[7]
Genre: Rock (classic rock, soft rock, hard rock, pop rock)[8]

Track list[7]
Year Song title Artist
1981 "Lonely Is the Night" Billy Squier
1978 "Hollywood Nights" Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
1976 "Night Moves"
1976 "If You Leave Me Now" Chicago
1983 "Photograph" Def Leppard
1986 "Heartbeat" Don Johnson
1973 "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" Elton John
1979 "Dirty White Boy" Foreigner
1978 "Baker Street" Gerry Rafferty
1981 "The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)" The Greg Kihn Band
1984 "Too Late for Goodbyes" Julian Lennon
1984 "I'm Free (Heaven Helps the Man)" Kenny Loggins
1982 "I Don't Care Anymore" Phil Collins
1984 "Radio Ga Ga" Queen
1983 "Big Log" Robert Plant
1986 "All the Things She Said" Simple Minds
1968 "Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake" Small Faces
1976 "Rock'n Me"[lower-alpha 2] Steve Miller Band
1986 "Higher Love" Steve Winwood
1985 "I Can't Wait" Stevie Nicks
1977 "I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You" The Alan Parsons Project
1985 "Rain" The Cult
1979 "What a Fool Believes" The Doobie Brothers
Enhanced version track list[9][10]
Year Song title Artist
1989 "Black Velvet" Alannah Myles
1988 "Circle in the Sand" Belinda Carlisle
1976 "Peace of Mind" Boston
1987 "Comin' On Strong" Broken English
1969 "Fortunate Son" Creedence Clearwater Revival
1974 "Cat's in the Cradle" Harry Chapin
1972 "30 Days in the Hole" Humble Pie
1976 "Carry On Wayward Son" Kansas
1986 "Danger Zone" Kenny Loggins
1970 "Mississippi Queen" Mountain
1982 "Shadows of the Night" Pat Benatar
1985 "We Built This City" Starship
1986 "Burning Heart" Survivor
1972 "Roundabout" Yes
1983 "Gimme All Your Lovin'" ZZ Top

The Lowdown 91.1[edit]

DJ: Pam Grier[7]
Genre: Classic soul, funk (disco), gospel[8]

Track list[7][11]
Year Song title Artist
1973 "Hercules" Aaron Neville
1974 "Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)" B.T. Express
1970 "Viva Tirado" El Chicano
1974 "I Get Lifted" George McCrae
1969 "California Soul" Marlena Shaw
1979 "Cruisin'" Smokey Robinson
1968 "Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide from Love)" The Delfonics
1970 "O-o-h Child" The Five Stairsteps
1974 "Ashley's Roachclip" The Soul Searchers
1972 "Rubber Band" The Trammps
1971 "Smiling Faces Sometimes" The Undisputed Truth
1972 "The Cisco Kid" War
Enhanced version track list[9][10]
Year Song title Artist
1975 "Changin'" Brass Construction
1973 "I Believe in Miracles" Jackson Sisters
1976 "Superman Lover" Johnny "Guitar" Watson
1974 "Climax" Ohio Players
1975 "Bouncy Lady" Pleasure
1972 "Stories" The Chakachas
1969 "Funny Feeling" The Delfonics
1976 "Magic Mountain" Eric Burdon & War

Non-Stop-Pop FM[edit]

DJ: Cara Delevingne[7]
Genre: Pop (dance-pop, synthpop), R&B (contemporary R&B), electronic dance music, house (electro house)[8]

Track list[7]
Year Song title Artist
1999 "Pure Shores" All Saints
2005 "1 Thing" Amerie
2007 "Gimme More" Britney Spears
1993 "The Rhythm of the Night" (Rapino Brothers Radio Version) Corona
2006 "Glamorous" Fergie featuring Ludacris
1983 "Adult Education" Hall & Oates
1989 "Don't Wanna Fall in Love" Jane Child
2008 "Work" (Freemasons remix) Kelly Rowland
2003 "Scandalous" Mis-Teeq
2000 "Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" Modjo
1990 "Anthem" N-Joi
1985 "West End Girls" Pet Shop Boys
2010 "Only Girl (in the World)" Rihanna
2007 "With Every Heartbeat" Robyn featuring Kleerup
1998 "Music Sounds Better with You" Stardust
1984 "Everything She Wants" Wham!
Enhanced version track list[9][10]
Year Song title Artist
1999 "I Want It That Way" Backstreet Boys
1989 "On Our Own" Bobby Brown
1984 "Smalltown Boy" Bronski Beat
2006 "Me & U" Cassie
2001 "Days Go By" Dirty Vegas
2005 "Feel Good Inc." Gorillaz featuring De La Soul
1988 "New Sensation" INXS
1997 "Alright" Jamiroquai
2013 "Applause" Lady Gaga
1987 "Living In A Box" Living In A Box
2013 "Tennis Court" Lorde
2011 "Midnight City" M83
2011 "Moves Like Jagger" Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera
2012 "Bad Girls" M.I.A
2010 "Cooler Than Me" Mike Posner
2000 "The Time Is Now" Moloko
1996 "Tape Loop" (Shortcheeba mix)[lower-alpha 3] Morcheeba
1983 "Promises, Promises" Naked Eyes
1983 "Send Me an Angel"[12][lower-alpha 4] Real Life
2000 "Kids" Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue
1991 "Something Got Me Started" (Steve "Silk" Hurley mix) Simply Red
1985 "Let's Go All the Way" Sly Fox
1996 "6 Underground" Sneaker Pimps
1987 "Tell It to My Heart" Taylor Dayne
2009 "Meet Me Halfway" The Black Eyed Peas
1988 "Wait!" Dr. Robert & Kym Mazelle

Radio Los Santos[edit]

DJ: Big Boy[7]
Genre: Modern contemporary hip hop, trap[8]

Track list[7]
Year Song title Artist
2013 "Life of a Mack" 100s
2012 "ILLuminate" Ab-Soul featuring Kendrick Lamar
2013 "R-Cali" A$AP Rocky featuring Aston Matthews and Joey Fatts
2013 "Smokin and Ridin" BJ the Chicago Kid featuring Freddie Gibbs and Problem
2012 "Still Livin'" Freddie Gibbs
2013 "How It Was" Future
2013 "Bassheads" Gangrene
2011 "Too Hood" Gucci Mane featuring Ciara
2011 "Hood Gone Love It" Jay Rock featuring Kendrick Lamar
2011 "A.D.H.D." Kendrick Lamar
2013 "Hold Up" Marion Band$ featuring Nipsey Hussle
2013 "Say That Then" Problem featuring Glasses Malone
2012 "Ali Bomaye" The Game featuring 2 Chainz and Rick Ross
2012 "Slow Down" Clyde Carson featuring The Team
2013 "I'm a Real 1" YG
Enhanced version track list[9][10]
Year Song title Artist
2014 "Hunnid Stax" Ab-Soul featuring Schoolboy Q
2013 "Bugatti" Ace Hood featuring Future and Rick Ross
2013 "Work" ASAP Ferg
2014 "Came Thru/Easily" Chuck Inglish featuring Ab-Soul and Mac Miller
2013 "Kush Coma" Danny Brown featuring A$AP Rocky and Zelooperz
2014 "Bad News" Danny Brown and Action Bronson
2014 "Sellin' Dope" Freddie Gibbs and Mike Dean
2010 "Relaxin'" G-Side
2012 "Swimming Pools (Drank)" Kendrick Lamar
2013 "Do It Big" Problem & Iamsu! featuring Bad Lucc and Sage the Gemini
2013 "Collard Greens" Schoolboy Q featuring Kendrick Lamar
2013 "Millions" Skeme
2013 "Upper Echelon" Travi$ Scott featuring T.I. and 2 Chainz
2012 "Every Day" Trouble featuring Gucci Mane
2013 "Work" Young Scooter featuring Gucci Mane
2013 "I Can't Wait" Young Scooter featuring Trinidad James

Radio Mirror Park[edit]

DJ: Twin Shadow[7]
Genre: Pop (indie pop, synthpop), electronic music (indietronica, chillwave)[8]

Track list[7]
Year Song title Artist
2013 "Colours" Age of Consent
2012 "Feel the Same" Battle Tapes
2012 "Boogie in Zero Gravity" Black Strobe
2012 "From Nowhere" (Baardsen remix) Dan Croll
2006 "Lucky Boy" (Outlines remix) DJ Mehdi
2013 "The Set Up" Favored Nations
2013 "Dark Matter" Feathers
2013 "High Pressure Dave" Health
2012 "Jasmine" (Demo) Jai Paul
2010 "Little White Lie" Living Days
2009 "Sometimes" Miami Horror
2013 "Change of Coast" Neon Indian
2013 "Nowhere To Go" Nite Jewel
2010 "Do You Believe?" Poolside
2010 "Shine a Light" (Flight Facilities remix) The C90's
2013 "Sleepwalking" The Chain Gang of 1974
2011 "Heart in the Pipes" (KAUF remix) Tony Castles
2012 "So Many Details" Toro y Moi
2013 "Old Love/New Love" Twin Shadow
2010 "Shooting Holes"
2009 "Psychic City" (Classixx remix) Yacht
2013 "Don't Come Close" Yeasayer
Enhanced version track list[9][10]
Year Song title Artist
2013 "One Girl / One Boy" !!!
2012 "Heartbreak" Age of Consent
2008 "Strangers in the Wind" Cut Copy
2010 "Living in America" Dom
2007 "Hold On" Holy Ghost!
2012 "Flutes" Hot Chip
2013 "When You're Out" KAUF
2011 "Crystalfilm" Little Dragon
2013 "Truly Alive" Mitzi
2011 "Polish Girl" Neon Indian
2012 "The Drummer" Niki and the Dove
2013 "Always" Panama
2011 "Pharaohs" SBTRKT featuring Roses Gabor
2013 "Mesmerised" Scenic
2013 "In Real Life" The Ruby Suns
2011 "New Beat" Toro y Moi
2010 "Forget" Twin Shadow
2010 "O.N.E." Yeasayer

Rebel Radio[edit]

DJ: Jesco White[7]
Genre: Country music, rock (Southern rock, country rock, rockabilly)[8]

Track list[7]
Year Song title Artist
1975 "Convoy" C. W. McCall
1956 "Can't Hardly Stand It" Charlie Feathers
1964 "I Don't Hurt Anymore" Hank Thompson
1966 "Get Outta My Car" Hasil Adkins
1972 "You Took All the Ramblin' Out of Me" Jerry Reed
1981 "The General Lee" Johnny Cash
1968 "It Won't Be Long (And I'll Be Hating You)" Johnny Paycheck
1973 "If You Wanna Get to Heaven" Ozark Mountain Daredevils
1975 "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way" Waylon Jennings
1979 "I Ain't Living Long Like This"
1973 "Whiskey River" Willie Nelson
Enhanced version track list[9][10]
Year Song title Artist
1956 "Get With It" Charlie Feathers
1963 "She Made Toothpicks of the Timber of My Heart" Homer and Jethro
1973 "Dippin' Snuff" Marvin Jackson
1956 "Crazy Arms" Ray Price
1968 "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" Tammy Wynette
1985 "Highwayman" The Highwaymen

Soulwax FM[edit]

DJ: Soulwax[7]
Genre: Electronic music (dance-punk, deep house, fidget house)[8]

Track list[7]
Year Song title Artist
2012 "Naive Response" Daniel Avery
2012 "Body Music" Daniel Maloso
1988 "Fatal Error" Fatal Error
2013 "The Strange Art" (Inflagranti Remix) FKCLUB
2012 "Synrise" (Soulwax Remix) Goose
2012 "Laser Beams" Green Velvet & Harvard Bass
2013 "Arp #1" Jackson and His Computerband
2011 "Gabriel" (Soulwax Remix) Joe Goddard featuring Valentina
2013 "El Sucu Tucu" Matias Aguayo
2009 "Mingi" Mim Suleiman
2013 "Stock" (Soulwax Remix) Palmbomen
2013 "After You" (Soulwax Remix) Pulp
1979 "Let's Beam Him Up" Supersempfft
2012 "Shockwave" (Gesaffelstein Remix) The Hacker
2012 "Plush" (Jacques Lu Cont Remix) Tiga
2013 "Nothing But Pleasure" Tom Rowlands
2013 "Mr. Croissant Taker" Transistorcake
2012 "Tryouts" Zombie Nation

Space 103.2[edit]

DJ: Bootsy Collins[7]
Genre: Funk (post-disco, P-Funk), R&B (contemporary R&B)[8]

Track list[7]
Year Song title Artist
1981 "Haboglabotribin" Bernard Wright
1976 "I'd Rather Be With You" Bootsy's Rubber Band
1981 "You're the One for Me" D. Train
1985 "Party All the Time" Eddie Murphy
1981 "I'm in Love" (12" version) Evelyn "Champagne" King
1981 "Can't Hold Back (Your Loving)" Kano
1984 "Tonight" Kleeer
1982 "Cutie Pie" One Way
1981 "Give It To Me Baby" Rick James
1978 "Funkasize You" Sho Nuff
1987 "Skeletons" Stevie Wonder
1981 "Heartbeat" (club versions) Taana Gardner
1983 "Heartbreaker" Zapp
Enhanced version track list[9][10]
Year Song title Artist
1981 "Nights (Feel Like Getting Down)" Billy Ocean
1987 "Back and Forth" Cameo
1981 "Walking Into Sunshine" Central Line
1983 "Joystick" Dazz Band
1979 "Gotta Get My Hands (On Some Money)" Fatback Band
1981 "Flashback" Imagination
1977 "Flash Light" Parliament
1975 "Mothership Connection (Star Child)"
1981 "Do It Roger" Roger Troutman

Vinewood Boulevard Radio[edit]

DJ: Nate Williams and Stephen Pope[7]
Genre: Garage rock, alternative rock, noise rock[8]

Track list[7]
Year Song title Artist
2013 "Crawling After You" Bass Drum of Death
2012 "Hysteria" Ceremony
2012 "Cocaine" FIDLAR
2004 "This Mystic Decade" Hot Snakes
2012 "Wet Blanket" METZ
2012 "Sleepwalker" Moon Duo
2012 "Fire Doesn't Burn Itself" Sam Flax
2013 "California Grrls" Shark?
2005 "Black Grease" The Black Angels
2011 "The Dream" Thee Oh Sees
2012 "Diddy Wah Diddy" Ty Segall Band
2013 "Nine Is God" Wavves
Enhanced version track list[9][10]
Year Song title Artist
2013 "Next Stop" Bleached
2013 "Used Blood" Coliseum
2012 "Sixpack" JEFF the Brotherhood
2012 "Fall in Line" Mind Spiders
2010 "Gone for Good" Nobunny
2012 "Turn It Around" The Men
2013 "Who Needs You" The Orwells
2009 "Answer to Yourself" The Soft Pack

West Coast Classics[edit]

DJ: DJ Pooh[7]
Genre: Hip hop (West Coast hip hop, golden age hip hop, gangsta rap)[8]

Track list[7]
Year Song title Artist
1996 "Ambitionz Az a Ridah" 2Pac
1990 "Late Night Hype" Compton's Most Wanted
1994 "Dollaz + Sense" DJ Quik
1999 "Still D.R.E." Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg
1999 "The Next Episode" Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg, Kurupt and Nate Dogg
1993 "You Know How We Do It" Ice Cube
1995 "What You Wanna Do?" Kausion featuring Ice Cube
1990 "Played Like a Piano" King Tee featuring Ice Cube and Breeze
1998 "C-Walk" Kurupt featuring Tray Deee and Slip Capone
1996 "Nothin' But the Cavi Hit" Mack 10 featuring Tha Dogg Pound
1993 "Streiht Up Menace" MC Eiht
1991 "Appetite for Destruction" N.W.A
1988 "Gangsta Gangsta"
1993 "Gin and Juice" Snoop Dogg
1994 "What Would U Do" Tha Dogg Pound featuring Snoop Dogg
1991 "Mind Playin' Tricks on Me" Geto Boys
1992 "So You Want to Be A Gangster" Too $hort
Enhanced version track list[9][10]
Year Song title Artist
1995 "1st of tha Month" Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
1990 "Ballad of a Menace" CPO featuring MC Ren
1988 "No More ?'s" Eazy-E featuring Ice Cube
1994 "Captain Save a Hoe" E-40 featuring The Click
1995 "Sherm Stick" Jayo Felony
1995 "I Got 5 On It" Luniz featuring Michael Marshall
1994 "Servin' Em Heat" South Central Cartel
1993 "The Murda Show" Spice 1 featuring MC Eiht
1993 "We Roll Deep" The Conscious Daughters
1994 "Afro Puffs" The Lady of Rage featuring Snoop Dogg
1994 "This DJ" Warren G
1996 "Bow Down" Westside Connection

WorldWide FM[edit]

DJ: Gilles Peterson[7]
Genre: Lounge, electronic music (chillwave, deep house), jazz (jazz-funk), world (worldbeat)[8]

Track list[7]
Year Song title Artist
1979 "Thousand Finger Man" Candido
2012 "Mirror Maru" Cashmere Cat
2011 "Waveforms" Django Django
1975 "You and the Music" Donald Byrd
2012 "Nissim" Gaslamp Killer
2011 "Brand New Revolution" Guts
2012 "Forgotten Notes" Hackman
2013 "The Place" Inc.
2012 "Lovery" (Slow Cuban Vibe mix) Tucillo and Kiko Navarro featuring Amor
2012 "Breaking" Kyodai
2012 "Ghost" Mala
2013 "Harpoon Land" Owiny Sigoma Band
2010 "1759 (Outro)" Richard Spaven, Vincent Helbers and Jonas Lonnas
2012 "Forest Funk" Swindle
2013 "Cold Air" The Hics
1979 "Throw Down" Tom Browne
2013 "Harm in Change" Toro Y Moi
2011 "Beginnings" Trickski
2012 "Live Your Life" (MeLo-X Motherland God mix) Yuna
Enhanced version track list[9][10]
Year Song title Artist
2014 "World in a Room" Anushka
2013 "Recover" (CID RIM remix) Chvrches
2013 "Viarejo" Clap! Clap!
2009 "Kill Dat" Dâm-Funk
2013 "Hive" Earl Sweatshirt featuring Vince Staples and Casey Veggies
2012 "What You Need" Flume
2013 "Kool FM" Four Tet
2014 "Run Away" Jamie Lidell
2012 "Let Yrself Be" Jimmy Edgar
2013 "Black Magic" Jonwayne
2012 "Treat Me Like Fire" Lion Babe
2012 "No Balanço da Canoa" Maga Bo featuring Rosângela Macedo and Marcelo Yuka
2013 "Made to Stray" Mount Kimbie
1994 "Numb" Portishead
1979 "Street Life" The Crusaders featuring Randy Crawford
2013 "I-69" Roman GianArthur
2014 "Shark Week" Sinkane featuring Salvatore Principato
1978 "Why You Wanna See My Bad Side?" Smokey Robinson
1980 "Body & Soul" William Onyeabor

The Lab[edit]

DJ: The Alchemist and Oh No[13]
Genre: Hip hop, synthpop, dancehall

The Lab features original music produced specifically for the Windows version of the game, all featured on the soundtrack Welcome to Los Santos. The station was originally exclusive to the Windows version,[13] but became available to all consoles versions in the Ill-Gotten Gains Part 2 update in July 2015.[14][15] The songs use various samples from the game's original score.[13]

Track list[13]
Year Song title Artist
2015 "Trouble" Ab-Soul featuring Aloe Blacc
2015 "Fetti" Curren$y & Freddie Gibbs
2015 "California" E-40 featuring Dâm-Funk and Ariel Pink
2015 "Play It Cool" Gangrene featuring Samuel T. Herring and Earl Sweatshirt
2015 "20's 50's 100's" King Avriel featuring ASAP Ferg
2015 "Wanderer" Little Dragon
2015 "Welcome to Los Santos" MC Eiht & Freddie Gibbs featuring Kokane
2015 "Lock & Load" MNDR featuring Killer Mike
2015 "K.Y.S.A" Phantogram
2015 "Born Bad" Popcaan featuring Freddie Gibbs
2015 "Speedline Miracle Masterpiece" Tunde Adebimpe featuring Sal P and Sinkane
2015 "Fast Life" Vybz Kartel
2015 "Leave" Wavves

Self Radio[edit]

DJ: Cliff Lane and Andee (voiced by Ed McMann and Shelley Miller)

The Windows version of the game adds Self Radio to the station line-up, playing music of the user's choice. These music files will then play when the radio is selected, separated by DJ commentary and fictional advertisements.[16] Like GTA IV's Independence FM, the supported file types are .wma, .mp3 and .m4a.[17] All user-inputted songs on Self Radio cannot be added to any clip with the Rockstar Editor.

Blonded Los Santos 97.8 FM[edit]

DJ: Frank Ocean[18]
Genre: Contemporary R&B, soul, rap

Blonded Los Santos 97.8 FM was added to the game in December 2017, as part of The Doomsday Heist update.

Track list
Year Song title Artist
1997 "IZ-US" Aphex Twin
2013 "Hiders" Burial
2012 "Winnin'" Chief Keef featuring King Louie
1975 "So In Love" Curtis Mayfield
1999 "Andreaen Sand Dunes" Drexciya
2017 "Chanel" Frank Ocean
2012 "Crack Rock"
2016 "Ivy"
2016 "Nights"
2016 "Pretty Sweet"
2017 "Provider"
2014 "Codeine Crazy" Future
2017 "YSL" Gunna featuring Playboi Carti
1996 "Dead Presidents II" Jay-Z
2015 "Man Don't Care" Jme featuring Giggs
2017 "On A Farm" Joy Again
1976 "Je ne bois pas beaucoup" Les Ya Toupas du Zaire
1998 "Miss White Cocaine" Lil Sko
2017 "For Real" Lil Uzi Vert
1978 "When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You" Marvin Gaye
2000 "EZ Come, EZ Go" MC Mack
2014 "First 48" Migos
2015 "Mr Noah" Panda Bear
2015 "Master" (Sandy) Alex G
2016 "Kno Ya Wrong" ScHoolboy Q featuring Lance Skiiiwalker
2017 "FBG" Suspect
1997 "Rain" SWV
1973 "International Feel" Todd Rundgren

Talk stations[edit]

As with previous instalments in the series, Grand Theft Auto V features two public talk radio stations:[19] West Coast Talk Radio and Blaine County Talk Radio.[20] West Coast Talk Radio, also known as WCTR, was previously featured on the radio in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. In both renditions, the station includes a program featuring Lazlow (voiced by radio personality Lazlow Jones) and Fernando Martinez (voiced by Frank X. Chavez), fictional characters who are featured in multiple games in the series.[21][22]

Blaine County Radio[edit]

Program Host Guests Topics
Blaine County Radio Community Hour Ronald Jakowski (voiced by David Mogentale) Sophia Bowles-Carmichael Conspiracy theories
Beyond Insemination Duane Earl (voiced by Danny McBride) none Advice call-in talk show
Bless Your Heart Bobby June and Ricky
(voiced by Trish Suhr and Shelton Smith, respectively)
Jock Cranley and Samantha Muldoon (voiced by Alex Anthony and Melissa van der Schyff, respectively) Talk/Cooking show

West Coast Talk Radio[edit]

Program Host Guests Topics
Chakra Attack Dr. Ray De Angelo Harris and Cheryl
(voiced by J. B. Smoove and Annie Lederman)[23]
none West Coast approach to spirituality
The Fernando Show Fernando Martinez and Jo
(voiced by Frank X. Chavez and Ann Scobie)
Sue Murry Talk show
Chattersphere Lazlow and Michele Makes
(voiced by Lazlow Jones and Rachel Feinstein)[21]
Brother Adrian (voiced by John Keating) Talk show

Other in-game music[edit]

Year Song title Artist Mission
1986 "Clown Dream"[lower-alpha 5] Danny Elfman "Grass Roots - Trevor"[7]
1981 "V-I-S-I-T-O-R-S" Visitors "Grass Roots - Michael"[7]
2013 "Dog" Wavves "The Third Way"[7]


The games in the Grand Theft Auto franchise, including all of the main series games, have led to a soundtrack album release. Many have also inspired orchestral, vocal, or piano arrangement albums as well. Grand Theft Auto V is the first entry in its series to make use of an original score.[24] Music supervisor Ivan Pavlovich noted that creating original score for the game was "daunting" given that it would be a first for the series.[4] Like previous entries in the series, the game also contains licensed music tracks provided by an in-game radio. Pavlovich noted that the team did not want the original music to detract from the use of licensed music as well, but rather to accompany it.[5] He further considered that the team had to balance the "ambient subtext and tension" of the score with onscreen action in the game.[25] To work on the score, Rockstar brought The Alchemist, Oh No and Tangerine Dream on board with Woody Jackson, who had collaborated with the team on three previous projects, Red Dead Redemption (2010), L.A. Noire (2011) and Max Payne 3 (2012).[26] In collaboration with each other, the team of producers composed twenty hours of music which scores the game's missions.[6] In addition, music plays dynamically throughout the game in both the single-player and multiplayer modes.[27]

Early in the game's development, the music team were shown an early build of the game before conducting production on the score. Their work on the score was mostly complete later in the game's development, but they continued composing up until the final build of the game had to be submitted for manufacturing. Edgar Froese, Tangerine Dream's founding member, was initially uninterested in being involved in music production on the game. After being flown into the studio and shown the game, he had a change of heart, impressed by the game's scale and cinematic nature. Froese's initial eight months of work on the score produced 62 hours of music.[4] He recorded with Tangerine Dream in Austria, but further work was mainly conducted at Jackson's studio in the United States, which The Alchemist and Oh No accessed.[5]

See also[edit]

  • Music of Grand Theft Auto V


  1. Uncredited both in-game and in the manual until the Online Heists update on March 10, 2015
  2. Incorrectly credited as "Take the Money and Run" in the game's manual.
  3. The original version of this track was replaced with the Shortcheeba remix in the Online Heists update, released on 10 March 2015
  4. Wasn't officially listed when the enhanced version soundtrack was revealed but the song does appear on Non-Stop Pop FM
  5. Licensed from the Pee-wee's Big Adventure soundtrack
  1. Sources that refer to the original score in Grand Theft Auto V include:
  2. R* Q (24 September 2013). "The Music of Grand Theft Auto V: Three Volume Digital Album Now Available on iTunes". Rockstar Games. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
  3. "'Grand Theft Auto 5′ Gets Updated Soundtrack on Next-Gen and PC". GameRant. September 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Corriea, Alexa Ray (3 October 2013). "The accidental excellence of GTA 5's soundscape". Polygon. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Stutz, Colin (26 October 2013). "Rockstar Music Head on 'Grand Theft Auto V': We've Topped What's Come Before (Audio)". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Shamoon, Evan (28 August 2013). "Inside the 'Grand Theft Auto V' Soundtrack". Rolling Stone. Jann Wenner. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27 7.28 7.29 7.30 7.31 7.32 "Rockstar reveals definitive GTA 5 radio station song list: From Rick James to FIDLAR". Metro. DMG Media. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 Hohnen, Mike (29 August 2013). "New 'GTA V' Soundtrack Details: WAVVES, Flying Lotus, Keith Morris To Host Radio Stations". Music Feeds. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 9.11 9.12 Corban Goble (17 November 2014). "Grand Theft Auto V Reveals Expanded Radio Station Tracklists for Game Relaunch". Pitchfork.com. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  10. 10.00 10.01 10.02 10.03 10.04 10.05 10.06 10.07 10.08 10.09 10.10 10.11 10.12 R* A (20 November 2014). "GTAV Soundtrack: Listen to Original New Songs Added from Flying Lotus, Jamie Lidell, Freddie Gibbs and More". Rockstar Newswire. Rockstar Games. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  11. Discogs
  12. Hooton, Christopher (18 November 2014). "GTA 5 PS4/Xbox One gets new songs from Lorde, Kendrick Lamar, Danny Brown and more". The Independent. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 R* Q (1 April 2015). "Welcome To Los Santos Album Now Available to Pre-Order". Rockstar Games. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  14. Jason Dunning (7 May 2015). "Grand Theft Auto V on PS4 Getting Rockstar Editor, The Lab Radio Station Coming to All Consoles". PlayStation LifeStyle. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  15. R* Q (10 July 2015). "The GTA Online ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update Part 2 Is Now Available". Rockstar Games. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  16. Pereira, Chris (14 April 2015). "How to Listen to Your Music in GTA 5 on PC". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on 15 April 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  17. [1]
  18. R* Q (13 December 2017). "New GTAV Radio Station: Blonded Los Santos 97.8 with Frank Ocean & More". Rockstar Games. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  19. Hamilton, Kirk (28 August 2013). "Good Lord, The GTA V Soundtrack Is Going To Be Amazing". Kotaku. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  20. Hooton, Christopher (2 September 2013). "Get a taste of the GTA 5 radio stations: From Fly LoFM to Vinewood Boulevard Radio". Metro. DMG Media. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  21. 21.0 21.1 Owen, Phil (23 August 2013). "GTA 5 Radio and Soundtrack Leaked -- Lazlow Is Back". GameFront. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  22. Rockstar North (17 September 2013). "Music Credits - GTA Media". Grand Theft Auto V: The Manual. Rockstar Games. Retrieved 7 April 2014. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  23. Miller, Simon (16 September 2013). "GTA 5: 11 Little Things You Need To Know". VideoGamer.com. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  24. Robinson, Andy (12 November 2012). "GTA V will introduce a musical score for missions". Computer and Video Games. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  25. Hatchman, Jonathan (26 November 2013). "Know The Score: The Music Of Grand Theft Auto V". Clash. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  26. R* Q (31 August 2013). "GTAV Soundtrack Interviews and Details... Plus "Sleepwalking" by The Chain Gang of 1974 from the Official Trailer". Rockstar Games. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  27. Stuart, Keith (12 November 2012). "Grand Theft Auto V preview: the inside story". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 August 2013.

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