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Grand Theft Auto IV (2008) is a sandbox-style action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North.

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Soundtrack

The soundtrack of 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.

Music stations

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 and the Amazon.com MP3 Music Store. 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 came with the downloadable content can also be heard in the original version.

The Beat 102.7

DJ: Mister Cee, DJ Green Lantern, Funkmaster Flex† and Statik Selektah
Genre: Hip Hop, Gangsta Rap, R&B

Tracklist:

† Song that came in Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned & Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City.

The Classics 104.1

DJ: Mixed by DJ Premier
Genre: Golden age hip hop

Tracklist:

Electro-Choc

DJ: François K and Crookers
Genre: Electro House/Electro hop†/Italo Disco†/Crunkcore


Tracklist:

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

Fusion FM

DJ: Roy Ayers
Genre: Funk, Acid Jazz, Jazz-Funk

Tracklist:

IF99 – International Funk

DJ: Femi Kuti
Genre: Funk and Afrobeat


Tracklist:

JNR – Jazz Nation Radio 108.5

DJ: Roy Haynes
Genre: Jazz

Tracklist:

The Journey

DJ: A computer
Genre: Ambient, Chillout, Downtempo, Minimalism, New Age

Tracklist:

Template:NoteA 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.

Template:NoteWhile 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.

K109 The Studio

DJ: Karl Lagerfeld
Genre: Disco, Funk


Tracklist:

† Song that came in Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony & Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City

LCHC – Liberty City Hardcore

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

Tracklist:

† Songs that came in Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned & Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City.

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

Liberty Rock Radio 97.8

DJ: Iggy Pop
Genre: Classic pop and rock, heavy metal

Tracklist:

† Songs that came in Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned & Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City.

Massive B Soundsystem 96.9

DJ: Bobby Konders
Genre: Dancehall

Tracklist:

Radio Broker

DJ: Juliette Lewis
Genre: Dance-Punk, Alternative rock, Indie rock

Tracklist:

† Songs that came in Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned & Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City.

San Juan Sounds

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

Tracklist:

† Song that came in Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony & Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City

Tuff Gong Radio

DJ: Carl Bradshaw
Genre: Reggae/dub

Tracklist:

The Vibe 98.8

DJ: Vaughn Harper
Genre: Soul/R&B

Tracklist:

Vladivostok FM

DJ: Ruslana and DJ Paul†
Genre: World/Eastern European music, Dance†/Trance

Tracklist:

† Song that came in Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony & Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City 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.

These following songs are not included in the game, but in the soundtrack disc of this station.

  • Max Lorens – "Схожу с ума" (Shozhu s uma / Losing my mind)
  • Dyshi – "Взгляни на небо" (Vzglyani na nebo / Look to the Sky)
  • Quest Pistols – "Мама" (Mama / Mother)

RamJam FM†

DJ: David Rodigan
Genre: Reggae

Tracklist:

† Only in Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City

Self-Actualization FM†

DJ: Audrey
Genre: Ambient, Chillout, Downtempo, Minimalism, New Age

Tracklist:

† Only in Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City

Vice City FM†

DJ: Fernando Martínez
Genre: 1980s' Pop & Rock

Tracklist:

† Only in Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City

Independence FM

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.

Talk stations

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.

Integrity 2.0

Host: Lazlow

Topics: Talk radio

Other Info: This station follows Lazlow as he tours Liberty City, speaking with various vendors and pedestrians. 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. 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.

PLR – Public Liberty Radio

Program: The Séance
Host: Beatrix Fontaine (Ilyana Kadushin)
Topics: A call-in talk show 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 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, but is in fact an elitist. 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

Program: Richard Bastion Show
Host: Richard Bastion (portrayed by Jason Sudeikis)
Topics: A right-wing call-in talk show. 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 details about the "Maibatsu Monstrosities", a large luxury SUV parodying the Toyota Land Cruiser, 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. Select messages would be chosen and would appear on the political talk station WKTT in the final build of the game.

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, is extremely misogynistic, and is constantly seen insulting and hitting on his female guests. 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, 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

Program: Conspire
Host: John Smith
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

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. 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.

Music in building interiors

Radio Commercials

Opening credits theme

  • 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 remix also plays during the last 20 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.

  • Stuart Hart – "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.

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