AlreadyDead (psykoboy2) wrote,

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - The Soundtrack

The official soundtrack for Grand Theft Auto Vice City is by far the largest soundtrack there has ever been for a videogame, movie... just about anything..and certainly has the largest amount of licensed tracks. In total there are 79 songs in the entire sountrack (one is an original tune).

The soundtrack consists of seven volumes, each a seperate CD containing selections from a radio station in the game itself. The volumes are not reproductions of the radio stations in the game. They are meant to be listened to and thought of as individual albums and are "hosted" by the DJ
from the radio station in this spirit - in other words, the DJ chatter on the CD's is not taken from the game. The way they are presented seems to be that the radio station has put out a compilation CD of their most popular tracks.

Each album follows a similar pattern. It starts of with an introduction from the DJ, then goes through about half of the songs, more DJ commentary with station identification, then the other half of the songs, then closing comments and two commercials.

The music is, of course, 80's oriented. But it actually varies more than you would think. There's some '70's stuff thrown in, even a pinch of disco. Most of the stuff on Esparanto is from the 40's and 50's. Nothing is newer than
1986 though. And yes, all the songs are here in their entirety, with many breaking the 6 minute barrier and the longest track being almost nine minutes (Super Strut by Deodato). The tracks are pretty well seperated by genre, with
Wave 103 and Flash FM overlapping the most. They even talk about that in the liner notes for Wave 103, how it's hard to tell pop from new wave. All the other albums are broken up better and have more distinct sounds. It's also interesting how they didnt take the biggest hits from the bands, often picking tracks that you would not expect. There's bound to be stuff on here you haven't heard before.

VOLUME 1: V-ROCK hosted by Lazlow.

Judas Priest - You've Got Another Thing Comin'
Motley Crue - Too Young to Fall in Love
Megadeth - Peace Sells
Lovefist - Dangerous Bastard
Autograph - Turn Up the Radio
Twisted Sister - I Wanna Rock
Ozzy Osbourne - Bark at the Moon
Anthrax - Madhouse
Iron Maiden - 2 Minutes to Midnight
Slayer - Raining Blood
Tesla - Comin' Atcha Live
David Lee Roth - Yankee Rose

VOLUME 2: WAVE 103 hosted by Adam First

Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Two Tribes
Tears for Fears - Pale Shelter
Kim Wilde - Kids in America
Blondie - Atomic
A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran (So far Away)
The Human League - (Keep Feeling) Fascination
Nena - 99 Luftballons
The Psychedelic Furs - Love My Way
Spandau Ballet - Gold
Thomas Dolby - Hyperactive!
Romeo Void - Never Say Never
Corey Hart - Sunglasses at Night

VOLUME 3: Emotion 98.3 hosted by Fernando Martinez

Toto - Africa
Jan Hammer - Crockett's Theme
John Waite - Missing You
Cutting Crew - (I Just) Died in Your Arms
Foreigner - Waiting for a Girl Like You
Mr. Mister - Broken Wings
Roxy Music - More Than This
Squeeze - Tempted
REO Speedwagon - Keep on Loving You
Night Ranger - Sister Christian
Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
Kate Bush - Wow

VOLUME 4: Flash FM hosted by Toni.

Hall & Oates - Out of Touch
Electric Light Orchestra - Four Little Diamonds
Michael Jackson - Bille Jean
The Outfield - Your Love
Talk Talk - Life's What You Make It
Bryan Adams - Run to You
Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days
Go West - Call Me
Lionel Richie - Running With the Night
Laura Branigan - Self Control
INXS - Kiss the Dirt
Yes - Owner of a Lonely Heart

Volume 5: Wildstyle Pirate Radio hosted by Mr. Magic.

Herbie Hancock - Rockit
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message
Zapp & Roger - More Bounce to the Ounce
Davy DMX - One for the Treble
Mantronix - Bassline
Man Parrish - Hip Hop Be Bop
Hashim - Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)
Cybotron - Clear
Afrika Bambaata - The Perfect Beat
Run DMC - Rock Box
Kurtis Blow - The Breaks
Whodini - Magic's Wand
Degeneration - Maibatsu Thunder

Volume 6: Fever 105 hosted by Oliver "Ladykiller" Biscuit.

Micheal Jackson - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
The Pointer Sisters - Automatic
Fat Larry's Band - Act Like You Know
Mtume - Juicy Fruit
Teena Marie - Behind the Groove
Oliver Cheatham - Get Down Saturday Night
Rick James - Getto Life
Evelyn 'Champagne' - King Shame
Mary Jane Girls - All Night Long
Kool & The Gang - Summer Madness
Rene & Angela - I'll Be Good
Whispers - And the Beat Goes On

Volume 7: Radio Espantoso hosted by Pepe

Deodato - Super Strut
Cachao - A Gozar Con Mi Combo
Mongo Santamaria - Me and You Baby
Machito and his Afro-Cuban Orchestra - Mambu Mucho Mambo
Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra - Jamay
Mongo Santamaria - Mama Papa Tu
Unaesta - La Vida es Una Lenteja
Lonnie Liston Smith - Expansions
Irakere - Aguanile
Beny More - Maracaibo Oriental
Deodato - Latin Flute
Tito Puente - Mambo Gozon
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