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Simple rules.

Having a flashback? Want some nostalgia? Post a song from any GTA that you're currently listening to.

I'll go first.

These two are probably my defining songs for Vice City (They all are, I know)

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Vice City. A gorgeous gaming experience. I knew it was going to be very special within the first 3 minutes of play.

Nipping along the sun washed beach on a scooter, bathing in neon, clicking to Flash FM and...

Magic.

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@gunsmith, that ray yo yo song i fell in love with immediately as soon as i heard it... beastie boys did a short skit with it, it's what i associate it with... i fucking love that shit, it's the only song that keeps me from changing the station off of east los santos...

this topic made me want to listen to this song again...

it came on while i was doing some getaway driving for someone the first time... i was the getaway driver, while the radio sung a song about that very thing... R* is quite clever with their song choices at times... flashing lights from kanye is another good example... even tho it's about the stars and fame, it fits the situation on chases...

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In the Lost and Damned when I had to flee the botched heroine deal with Nicko and Playboy X, this song

came on the radio as I was fleeing on my Hog.

I remember telling that story to a friend and another guy overheard the story and was all like Bullshit!

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Too many brain cells have been blazed to remember Vice City...

There was nothing better than cruising around the orange tinged streets of Los Santos (GTA:SA) in my drop top, flickin' the switch to make the ass drop to this song...

Or around the Venturas desert playing this one...

I had a moment in GTAV when I was racing over the Vinewood Hills (maybe the end of a mission) and this song came on and everything just felt right...

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Lately, I've been listening to assorted GTA radio stations at work, finding complete streams with DJ chatter, not just a playlist of songs. Fortunately, they already think I'm nuts - the commercials and intros keep making me laugh.

Today's song of the day: Life's What You Make It, by Talk Talk, from Vice City's Flash FM.

"We tell you what's good, then play-play-play-play-play it till you like it..."

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Just drove up from San Diego to Beverly Hills, and in the 2 hour drive I must have listened to half the songs in GTAV and San Andreas on the radio. Rockstar really does a great job of capturing the essence of the cities they recreate with their music selection.

Rockstar also introduced me to plenty of great songs from different eras that I otherwise never would have been able to enjoy.

It's been one hell of a journey playing GTA games all these years.

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I've been listening to GTA V's cut music recently. Such a shame they didn't include at least some of these songs. Maybe DLC one day?

Those non-stop pop and LSRR lists..

Non-Stop Pop FM:

The Black Eyed Peas - Meet Me Halfway (2009)

Beyonce ft. Jay-Z - Deja Vu (2006)

Cassie - Me & U (2006)

Cobra Starship ft. Sabi - You Make Me Feel... (2011)

Crowded House - It's Only Natural (1991)

Duncan Sheik - She Runs Away (1997)

Duran Duran - Serious (1990)

Enrique Iglesias - I Like It (2010)

Estelle ft. Kanye West - American Boy (2008)

Jamiroquai - Love Foolosophy (2002)

Kevin Rudolf - Let It Rock (2008)

Kiki Dee - Star (1981)

Kylie Minogue - 2 Hearts (2007)

Mike Posner - Cooler Than Me (Single Mix) (2010)

Moloko - The Time Is Now (2000)

Morcheeba - Tape Loop (1996)

Neon Trees - Animal (2010)

Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue - Kids (2000)

Seal - Future Love Paradise (1991)

Sneaker Pimps - 6 Underground (1996)

The Supermen Lovers - Starlight (2001)

Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World (1985)

Timbaland ft. Keri Hilson & D.O.E. - The Way I Are (2007)

Wilson Phillips - Hold On (1990)

Los Santos Rock Radio:

The Charlatans - The Only One I Know (1990)

Cheap Trick - Surrender (1978)

The Cult - 'Lil Devil (1987)

Def Leppard - Hysteria (1987)

Faith No More - The Real Thing (1989)

Golden Earring - Radar Love (1973)

Kenny Loggins - I'm Alright (1980)

Mansun - Wide Open Space (1996)

Michael McDonald - Blink Of An Eye (1993)

Oasis - (It's Good) To Be Free (1994)

Paul Weller - Round And Round (1992)

The Prime Movers - As Strong As I Am (1986)

Ram Jam - Black Betty (1977)

Rare Earth - Get Ready (1970)

Robbie Dupree - Steal Away (1980)

The Small Faces - Tin Soldier (1967)

Staind - It's Been Awhile (2001)

Stereophonics - Mr. Writer (2000)

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me) (1975)

Stevie Nicks - Sable On Blond (1983)

Travis - Side (2001)

West Coast Classics:

2Pac (feat. K-Ci & JoJo) - How Do U Want It (1996)

2Pac - Outlaw (1995)

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Mr. Bill Collector (1995)

Kam - Whoop Whoop (1997)

Nate Dogg - I Got Love (2001)

Spice 1 - 187 Proof (1992)

Spice 1 (feat. MC Eiht) - The Murda Show (1993)

Mack 10 (feat. Ice Cube & WC) - Westside Slaughterhouse (1995)

Warren G (feat. Nate Dogg) - Regulate (1994)

Radio Los Santos:

ASAP Rocky ft. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar - f*ckin' Problems (2012)

Buddy - Awesome Awesome (2012)

French Montana ft. Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne - Pop That (2012)

Glasses Malone ft. Jay Rock - No Sympathy (2011)

T.I. ft. Trae tha Truth - Check This, Dig That (2012)

Tyga - Rack City (2011)

Waka Flocka Flame - Rooster In My Rari (2012)

Lowdown FM:

The Dramatics - Whatcha See is Whatcha Get (1971)

The Delfonics - Funny Feeling (1969)

Edwin Starr - Easin' in (1974)

Jackson 5 - Dancing Machine (1974)

The Jackson Sisters - I Believe in Miracles (1973)

Johnny Guitar Watson - Superman Lover (1976)

Marvin Gaye - I Want You (Vocal) (1976)

The Meters - Cissy Strut (1969)

The Pointer Sisters - Yes We Can Can (1973)

Silver Convention - Magic Mountain (1976)

War - Slippin' into Darkness (1971)

Weldon Irvine - We Gettin' Down (1975)

Rebel Radio:

Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues (1965)

Charlie Feathers - Get With It (1956)

Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen - Hot Rod Lincoln (1972)

Hank Williams III - D. Ray White (2006)

Jimmy Martin - Run Pete Run (1977)

Johnny Cash - Bad News (1964)

Johnny Paycheck - (Pardon Me) I've Got Someone To Kill (1978)

Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) (1968)

Space 103.2:

Con Funk Shun - Ffun (1978)

George Duke - Reach For It (1977)

The Kay-Gees - Master Plan (1974)

Kleeer - Intimate Connection (1984)

The Ohio Players - Fopp (1976)

Zapp - Be Alright (LP Version) (1980)

Vinewood Boulevard Radio:

Cold War Kids - Hang Me Up To Dry (2007)

Hanni El Khatib - Head in the Dirt (2013)

Moving Units - Until She Says (2011)

No Age - Eraser (2008)

Psychic Ills - I Get By (2013)

Sweethead - The Great Disruptors (2009)

Channel X:

The Alley Cats - Nothing Means Nothing Anymore (1978)

Bad Religion - We're Only Gonna Die Young (1982)

The Clash - This is Radio Clash (1981)

D.R.I - I Don't Need Society (1983)

The Descendents - Ride The Wild (1979)

The Germs - Manimal (1979)

The Gun Club - Sex Beat (1981)

Red Kross - Linda Blair (1982)

X - Los Angeles (1980)

The Zeros - Don't Push Me Around (1980)

Blue Ark FM:

Bramma feat. Elephant Man - Duh Weh Mi Waah (2011)

Busy Signal feat. Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley - Kingston Town (2012)

Danny Hensworth - Mr. Money Man (1978)

Dennis Brown - Westbound Train (1978)

Junior Murvin - Police and Thieves (1976)

Lee Perry & The Upsetters - Jungle Lion (1973)

Leo Graham - Want a Wine (1973)

Linval Thompson - Jah Jah The Conquerer (1975)

Sean Paul - Temperature (2006)

Sizzla - Live Up (2003)

FlyLo FM:

SebastiAn feat. Mayer Hawthorne - "Love In Motion" (2011)

Radio Mirror Park:

!!! - One Girl/One Boy (2012)

DIIV - Doused (2012)

Ducktails - Assistant Director (2013)

Friendly Fires - Hurting (2011)

Future Islands - Before the Bridge (2011)

Gold Fields - Thunder (2013)

Junior Boys - EP (2011)

Mitzi - Truly Alive (2013)

Niki & The Dove - The Drummer (2011)

Panama - One Piece (2013)

Rainbow Arabia - Blind (2011)

The Ruby Suns - In Real Life (2013)

The Shoes - Time to Dance (2010)

Tame Impala - Solitude Is Bliss (2010)

Toro y Moi - Day One (2013)

Toro y Moi - New Beat (2011)

Twin Shadow - Run My Heart (2012)

Ultraísta - Smalltalk (Four Tet remix) (2012)

Yeasayer - O.N.E. (2010)

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Some people found those songs in the trackID.gtx2 database (whatever that is). Whether the songs were removed before release or intended for dlc is unknown. imo, a lot of the cut songs are better than what ended up in the game. Oasis, Bob Dylan, Jamiroquai, Jackson 5... FFS R*

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Cheesy as fuck but take the l out of lover from vc is such an awesome song. Every time it comes on I have to pull over and sing that first verse.

Also, been caught stealing by alice is the reason I left the music on so long in SA. That an I believe the original of love roller coaster was on that sound track. Honestly though, 4 & 5, I have pretty much turned the tunes off from the start. I'm a product of the 80s & 90s

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bOnEs mentioned the Paradise van on the tweets today, so I listened to Eddie Money's Two Tickets to Paradise. That got me nostalgic for GTA SA, so I listened to KJAH West, with commercials. It was the audio version of having a beer with an old friend visiting from out of town.

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I heard this whilst dining on holiday over summer. Not only did it remind me of the good times I've had on GTAV/O, but it also reminds me of home, the good and bad times, growing up in London, England.

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