'GTA 5': The 13 Best Songs On The 'Grand Theft Auto V' Soundtrack; Full List Of Songs In The Game

By @AndrewBerry1 on

The release of “Grand Theft Auto V” and the subsequent launch of “Grand Theft Auto Online” has opened up a vast, expansive world for gamers to explore. Whether they’re busy following the plot of the game or simply tooling around the fictional city of Los Santos in a stolen car while causing general mayhem, it’s clear that Rockstar Games has raised the bar.

One of the key aspects of the "GTAV" experience is the music. With a score by the likes of German electronic innovators Tangerine Dream, as well as Woody Jackson and hip-hop producers Alchemist and Oh No, and 15 in-game music stations with 240 licensed songs, virtually every genre is represented in some way. There’s clearly a lot to sift through here.

Below, find a list of 13 of the best songs to be found in “Grand Theft Auto V,” as well as a full list of all the music that appears in the game.

1.) Rick James – Give It To Me Baby (SPACE 103.2)

It’s a shame that most people below the age of 35 only know Rick James from a skit on Chappelle’s Show. In actuality, James was an R&B and funk pioneer who had a long, fruitful career as a musician, songwriter and producer before passing away in 2004. “Give It To Me Baby,” which can be found on the Space 103.2 station in "GTAV," is a single taken from his 1981 album “Street Songs,” which also includes James’ signature song, “Super Freak.”

2.) DJ Quik – Dollaz and Sense (WEST COAST CLASSICS)

You know Tupac. You know Dr. Dre. You Know Ice Cube. You know NWA. You probably know Tha Dogg Pound and Mack 10, too. But do you know DJ Quik? If you don’t know, now you know. The man was right at the forefront of West Coast hip-hop along with the aforementioned artists. “Dollaz and Sense” rests easily with other hip-hop heavyweights on the West Coast Classics station in "GTAV."

3.) Johnny Cash – General Lee (REBEL RADIO)

No self-respecting country fan would be caught dead without at least one Johnny Cash album in his or her collection, and Rockstar Games was wise to include “General Lee” as part of the Rebel Radio music station in "GTAV."

4.) The Cult – Rain (LOS SANTOS ROCK RADIO)

When it comes to classic rock radio, it’s tempting to go with the likes of Chicago, Def Leppard, Phil Collins or Queen, but sometimes it’s nice to dig a little deeper, which is why “Rain” by The Cult is one of the must-listen tunes from Los Santos Rock Radio in "GTAV."

5.) George McCrae – I Get Lifted (THE LOW DOWN 91.1)

George McCrae will always be best known for his 1974 proto-disco classic “Rock Your Baby,” but one of his follow-up singles, “I Get Lifted,” might be just as good. The song drips with attitude and is a perfect addition to "GTAV’s" resident '70s funk station, The Low Down 91.1.

6.) Yellowman– Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt (BLUE ARK)

Virtually any artist from the Blue Ark station in “Grand Theft Auto V” would have been a wise pick when making a best-of list, but special attention needs to be paid to Yellowman. The man is a pioneer of the dancehall movement in Jamaica that eventually went global, and he did it all while overcoming the huge social stigma (in Jamaica) of being albino. “Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt” is a good representation of what Yellowman does best.

7.) All Saints – Pure Shores (NON-STOP POP FM)

Question: What do you get when you combine the voices of British girl group All Saints with the innovative production of producer William Orbit? Answer: pure pop perfection and a sure-fire place on the list of the top 13 songs found in "GTAV."

8.) The Gaslamp Killer – Nissim (WORLDWIDE FM)

Hip-hop producer & DJ The Gaslamp Killer brings his trademark style to “Nissim,” a tune pulled from his debut album “Breakthrough” released last year. The song can be found on the Worldwide FM music station in “Grand Theft Auto V.”

9.) Black Flag – My War (CHANNEL X)

The Channel X music station in "GTAV" is a bullet-proof collection of pure punk aggression. No song better represents that aesthetic than Black Flag’s classic song “My War” from 1985.

10.) Toro Y Moi – So Many Details (RADIO MIRROR PARK)

Toro Y Moi continues his sonic winning streak on “So Many Details.” Fans of the genre known as chillwave would be wise to check out this track on the Radio Mirror Park station in "GTAV."

11.) Gucci Mane – Too Hood (RADIO LOS SANTOS)

Between all of his legal troubles and controversies, it’s easy to forget just how talented Gucci Mane really is. The rapper reminds us here with “Too Hood” from Radio Los Santos.

12.) Green Velvet and Harvard Bass – Lazer Beams (SOULWAX FM)

“Lazer Beams” by Green Velvet and Harvard Bass is the perfect song for a car chase, which is undoubtedly what Rockstar Games had in mind when they included it among the 240 songs found in "GTAV." Green Velvet brings his trademark house style to the track, complete with acid squelches and a frenetic beat.

13.) Aphex Twin - Window Licker (FLYLO FM)

A classic tune from the demented mind of Richard D. James, otherwise known as Aphex Twin. If you haven't seen the video, you're in for a treat.

SPACE 103.2 – Hosted by Bootsy Collins
Bootsy Collins – I’d Rather Be With You
D Train – You’re the one for me
Eddie Murphy – Party All The Time
Evelyn Champagne King- I’m In Love
Kano – Can’t Hold Back Your Lovin’
Kleer – Tonight
One Way – Cutie Pie
Rick James – Give It To Me Baby
Sho Nuff – Funkasize You
Stevie Wonder – Skeletons
Taana Gardner – Heartbeat
Zapp – Heartbreaker, Pts. 1-2
Bernard Wright – Haboglabotribin

Tupac -Ambitionz Az a Ridah
Compton’s Most Wanted – Late Night Hype
DJ Quik – Dollars And Sense
Dr. Dre – Still D.R.E
Dr. Dre – The Next Episode feat. Snoop Dogg
Ice Cube – You Know How We Do I
Kausion – What You Wanna Do
Kurupt – C-Walk
Mack 10 – Nothin’ But The Cavi Hit feat. Tha Dogg Pound
MC Eiht – Streiht Up Menace
NWA – Appetite for Destruction
NWA – Gangsta Gangsta
Tha Dogg Pound- What Would You Do
The Geto Boys-Mind Playing Tricks On Me
Too Short – So You Want To Be A Gangster
King Tee- Played Like A Piano
Snoop Dogg – Gin and Juice

REBEL RADIO – Hosted by Jesco White
Charlie Feathers- Can't Hardly Stand It
Hank Thompson – It Don't Hurt Anymore
Hasil Adkins – Get Out Of My Car
Jerry Reed – You Took All the Ramblin’ Out of Me
Johnny Cash – General Lee
Johnny Paycheck -It Won't Be Long (And I’ll Be Hating You)
Ozark Mountain Devils – If You Wanna Get to Heaven
Waylon Jennings – Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way
Waylon Jennings – I Ain’t Living Long Like This
Willie Nelson – Whiskey River
C.W McCall – Convoy Theme Song

LOS SANTOS ROCK RADIO – Hosted by Kenny Loggins
Billy Squier – Lonely Is the Night
Bob Seger – Hollywood Nights
Bob Seger – Night Moves
Chicago – If You Leave Me Now
Def Leppard – Photograph
Don Johnson – Heartbeat
Elton John – Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting
Foreigner – Dirty White Boy
Gerry Rafferty – Baker Street
Greg Kihn Band – The Breakup Song (They Don’t Write ‘Em)
Julian Lennon – Too Late for Goodbyes
Kenny Loggins – I’m Free (Heaven Helps The Man)
Phil Collins- I Don’t Care Anymore
Queen – Radio Gaga
Robert Plant – Big Log
Simple Minds – All the Things She Said
Small Faces – Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake
Steve Winwood – Higher Love
Stevie Nicks – I Can’t Wait
The Alan Parsons Project – I Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You
The Doobie Brothers – What a Fool Believes
The Cult – Rain
Steve Miller Band – Rock n Me

THE LOW DOWN 91.1 – Hosted by Pam Grier
Aaron Neville – Hercules
BT Express – Do It
El Chicano – Viva Tirado
George McCrae – I Get Lifted
Marlena Shaw – California Soul
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles – Cruisin’
The Delfonics – Ready Or Not Here I Come
The Five Stairsteps – O-o-h Child
The Soul Searchers – Ashley’s Roachclip
The Trammps – Rubber Band
The Undisputed Truth – Smiling Faces
Sometimes War – The Cisco Kid

BLUE ARK – Hosted by Lee Scratch Perry
Chronixx – Odd Ras
Dennis Brown – Money In My Pocket
Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse
Half Pint – Crazy Girl
Joe Gibbs & The Professionals – Chapter Three
Junior Delgado – Sons of Slaves
Konshens – Gun Shot a Fire
Lee Scratch Perry – I Am A Madman
Lee Scratch Perry – DiscoDevil
The Upsetters – Grumblin’ Dub
Tommy Lee Sparta – Psycho
Vybz Kartel Ft Popcaan – We Never Fear Dem
Yellowman – Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt
Protoje – Kingston Be Wise

NON-STOP-POP FM – Hosted by Cara Delevingne
All Saints – Pure Shores
Britney Spears – Gimme More
Corona – Rhythm of the Night
Fergie – Glamorous
Hall and Oates – Adult Education
Jane Child – Don’t Wanna Fall In Love
Kelly Rowland- Work (Freemasons Remix)
Mis-Teeq – Scandalous
Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)
N-Joi – Anthem
Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
Rihanna – Only Girl (In The World)
Robyn – With Every Heartbeat
Stardust – Music Sounds Better with You
Wham-Everything She Wants
Amerie – 1 Thing

Worldwide FM – Hosted and mixed by Gilles Peterson
Cashmere Cat – Mirror Maru
The Hics – Cold Air
inc. – the place
Trickski – Beginnings
Mala – Ghost
Swindle – Forest Funk
Tom Browne – Throw Down
Donald Byrd -You And The Music
Candido – Thousand Finger Man
Toro Y Moi – Harm In Change
Kyodai – Breaking
Django Django – Waveforms
The Gaslamp Killer – Nissim
Owiny Sigoma Band – Harpoon Land
Guts – Brand New Revolution
Kiko Navarro & Tuccillo, Amor – Lovery (Slow Cuban Vibe Mix)
Richard Spaven- 1759 (Outro)
Hackman – Forgotten Notes

CHANNEL X – Hosted by Keith Morris
Agent Orange – Bored of You
Black Flag – My War
Circle Jerks – Rock House
Fear – The Mouth Don’t Stop (The Trouble with Women Is)
OFF! – What Now
The Adolecents – Amoeba
The Descendents – Pervert
The Germs – Lexicon Devil
The Weirdos – Life of Crime
TSOL – Abolish Government + Silent Majority
Youth Brigade- Blown Away
Suicidal Tendencies – Subliminal

East Los FM – Hosted and mixed by Mexican Institue of Sound and Don Cheto
Los Bultures de Culiacan – El Kokaino
Mexican Institue of Sound – Es-Toy
Nina Dioz – Criminal Sound
La Vida Boheme – Radio Capital
Fandango- Autos Moda Y Rock And Roll
Don Cheto – El Tatuado
La Sonora Dinamita – Se Me Perdio la Cadenita
She’s A Tease – Fiebre De Jack
Maldita Vecinidad – Pachuco
Hechizeros Band – El Sonidito
Milkman – Fresco
Jessy Bulbo-Maldito
La Liga ft. Alika Nueva Alianza – YO TENGO EL DON
Los Tigres Del Norte – La Granja
Los Angeles Negros – El Rey Y Yo

RADIO MIRROR PARK – Hosted by Twin Shadow
Battle Tapes – Feel the Same
Dan Croll – From Nowhere (Baardsen Remix)
DJ Mehdi – Lucky Boy (Outlines Remix)
Ffeathers – Dark Matter Jai Paul – Jasmine (Demo)
LIVING DAYS – Little White Lie
Miami Horror – Sometimes
Tony Castles – Heart In The Pipes (KAUF Remix)
Toro Y Moi – So Many Details
Twin Shadow – Shooting Holes
Twin Shadow – Old Love
Yacht – Psychic City (Classixx Remix)
Black Strobe – Boogie In Zero Gravity (Extended Version)
Age of Consent – Colours
Chain Gang of 1974/ GTA – Sleepwalking
Jimmy & Morgan – The Set Up
Yeasayer – Don’t Come Close
Neon Indian – Change of Coasts
Nite Jewel – Nowhere to Go
Poolside – Do You Believe
The C90′s-Shine A Light (Flight Facilities Remix)
HEALTH – High Pressure Dave

Wavves – Nine is God
FIDLAR – Cocaine Bass
Drum of Death – Crawling After You
Hot Snakes – This Mystic Decade
Moon Duo – Sleepwalker
SAM FLAX – Fire Doesnt Burn Itself
Shark? – California Girls
The Black Angels – Black Grease
METZ – Wet Blanket
Ceremony – Hysteria
Ty Segall – Do Wah Wah
Thee Oh Sees – The Dream

RADIO LOS SANTOS – Hosted by Big Boy
100s – Life of a Mack
Ab-Soul feat. Kendrick Lamar – ILLuminate
ASAP Rocky – R-Cali
BJ the Chicago Kid feat. Freddie Gibbs and Problem – Smokin and Ridin
Clyde Carson feat. The Team – Slow Down
Freddie Gibbs – Still Livin’
Future – How It Was
Game feat. 2 Chainz and Rick Ross – Ali Bomaye
Gangrene – Bassheads
Gucci Mane feat. Ciara – Too Hood
Jay Rock feat. Kendrick Lamar – Hood Gone Love It
Kendrick Lamar – A.D.H.D
Problem feat. G. Malone – Say That Then
YG – Im A Real 1
Yung Walt feat. Nipsey Hussle – Hold Up

SOULWAX FM – Mixed by Soulwax
Palmbomen – Stock (Soulwax remix)
Fatal Error – Fatal Error
Supersempfft – Let’s Beam Him Up
Mim Suleiman – Mingi
FKClub – The Strange Art  (Inflangrati remix)
Matias Aguayo –  El Sucu Tucu
Daniel Avery –  Naive Response
Joe Goddard – Gabriel (Soulwax remix)
Daniel Maloso – Body Music
Green Velvet and Harvard Bass – Lazer Beams
Zombie Nation – Tryouts
Tom Rowlands – Nothing But Pleasure
Jackson And His Computer Band – Arp #1
Goose – Synrise (Soulwax remix)
Transistorcake – Mr. Croissant Taker
Tiga –  Plush (Jaques Lu Cont mix)
The Hacker – Shockwave (Gesaffelstein remix)
Pulp – After You (Soulwax remix)

FLYLO FM – Mixed by Flying Lotus
Flying Lotus – Getting There
Clams Casino — Crystals
Flying Lotus – Crosswerved
Flying Lotus – Be Spin
Flying Lotus – See Thru 2 U
Flying Lotus – The Diddler
Flying lotus – Comptuer Face (remix)
Hudson Mohawke – 100hm
Flying Lotus – The Kill
Tyler, the Creator – Garbage
Outkast – Elevators
Captain Murphy – Evil Grin
Flying Lotus – Catapult Man
Dabrye – Encoded Flow
Machinedrum – She Died There
DJ Rashad – Fuck T-Why
Thundercat – Oh Sheit It’s X
Flying Lotus – Stonecutters
Shadow Child – 23
Kingdom – Stalker
Aphex Twin – Window Licker

Additional in-game songs
Visitors – Visitors
Danny Elfman – Clowns
Wavves – Dog

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