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Songs that should've been in GTA III


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While GTA 3 may present itself as a more surreal game with its grittyish NY inspired atmosphere; this game I feel like has had that goofiness with its satire on pedestrian squishing sounds and non sense oriented lyrics of the produced house made songs like on Head Radio and Lips. 


This song in particular is a parody on NU- metal with hip-hop vocals which would be an actual licensed song to work well against the underground nature of GTA 3 soundtrack. I feel like songs like this would expand on the 3D LC satire.

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On 8/31/2020 at 7:13 AM, Letus said:

Well, imo, some GTA 1 and 2 songs might fit with GTA 3, like these one of my favourite ones:




They actually did put a small snippet of DSP in the game. When you get near one of the clubs, you can hear it, I think the one in the mission Chaperone. They also put snippets of Benzoate, E104, Figiwhiz.

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I wish there was a Classic Rock station with songs like this.


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Should have been on Game Radio.

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On 1/29/2020 at 6:21 PM, perennial said:

My unoriginal song picks:


I know this is in GTA V but it reminds me of GTA III a lot.


Hearing this on radio for some reason gave me flashbacks to GTA III.


The song "Fame" by her has a really similar opening to one of the songs on Flashback.

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Most of the songs posted here go outside the scope of the radio stations in the game (And besides, Rockstar likely wouldn't have the money to get the licenses for any of these songs above at the time), so my list here will try to mantain the direction Rockstar was going for the radio stations.



Songs from the Generation Records label.

Slyder - Jetscream

Slyder - Multiple Cats

Nebulus - Layer V

Nebulus - Blueless

Shiver - Extra Life



Songs from the Scarface soundtrack.

Amy Holland - Turn Out the Night

Beth Anderson - Dance, Dance, Dance

Paul Engemann - Success



Marydancin - Wash Him Off



Conor and Jay - Carry Me Off



Songs from the Game Recordings label.

Lord Digga - My Flows is Tight

Royce Da 5'9" - You Can't Touch Me

Blahzay Blahzay - Federal Reserve Notez




Songs by Scientist, from his album Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of Vampires.

Cry of the Werewolf

Blood on His Hips

The Voodoo Curse



Luciano Pavarotti - E Il Sol Dell'anima



Songs from Moving Shadow's Timecode 01.1.

Calyx - Catapult

Rascal and Klone - Get Wild

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There was a radio station mentioned in GTA3's manual and billboards called OR-Bit but wasn't listenable. People think it was an earlier name for Rise FM due to their common space theme, but I have another theory. At around this time Rockstar also released a game called Midnight Club which featured music by Derrick May and Surgeon, while in GTA3's Feb 2001 trailer it used a song by Derrick May called Kaotic Harmony. So its safe to say that Rockstar was a bit on a techno kick, and because of it I think that OR-Bit could be named after The Orbit club in Morley, Leeds. While I don't know how popular that club was to earn a fictional radio station named after it, it was a techno club that was the site for a legendary set mixed by Surgeon. It could've been a great inclusion, as Midnight Club proved both techno and drum and bass make for great car chase music.


I also think Duvet by Boa would make for a good inclusion on Head Radio. But this is mainly because the reason why this song became so popular, an anime called Serial Experiments Lain, always struck me as having the same vibes as GTA3. Both SEL and GTA3 feature a modern setting with a seamy, dystopian underside. It would be a good tribute to another piece of media with a similar vibe. It sounds sappy lyrically, but so was Change by Conor & Jay.

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On 2/1/2021 at 3:12 PM, GhettoJesus said:


Should have been on Game Radio.

This song is already featured in Liberty City Stories.

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This soundtrack would have totally kicked ass if it had some Linkin Park and Jay-Z hits included.

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Fits the dark, tense, and chaotic atmosphere of Liberty City.



This entire trance mixtape just feels like it was made for GTA III.

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Liberty FM :

Warren Zevon - Lawyers, Guns And Money (1978)

Saxon - And The Bands Played On (1981)

Rare Earth - (i Know) I'm Losing You (1970)

AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1976)

The Guess Who - American Woman (1969)

Robin Trower - Day of the Eagle (1974)

The Cars - You're All I've Got Tonight (1979)

Rush - Tom Sawyer (1981)

Queen - I'm In Love With My Car (1975)

Black Oak Arkansas - Hot And Nasty (1971)

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Gang - House Behind A House (1982)

I think it would be good to make Liberty FM as a mod for GTA 3.

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On 1/3/2020 at 7:38 AM, gts. said:

This would've made the game even more ground breaking in my opinion.



Amityville would suit III's atmosphere perfectly. Though III's songs were censored so it'd need heavy editing... and just remove Bizarre's verse.



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