“It’s Not Definitive” – Fans Believe GTA: Trilogy Hits the Wrong Notes in the Games’ Soundtracks

Published 11/11/2021, 12:05 PM EST


The soundtracks and music stations of GTA games are an integral part of the gameplay and some of the songs from the O.G. GTA games are etched into many players’ hearts. These songs invoke nostalgia and fond memories for many people, along with the amazing gameplay content of these titles.

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In light of that, this news might disappoint several fans, but due to licensing issues, some of the most iconic songs from the Trilogy of GTA games might not be available in the definitive edition. Fans reacted to this development on Twitter with much disappointment.

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Iconic GTA songs missing from the Definitive edition

GTA Trilogy will have the following songs removed from the track list in GTA Vice City and San Andreas.

Vice City

  • 2 Live Crew – Get It Girl
  • ABC – Poison Arrow
  • Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force – Looking for the Perfect Beat
  • Alcatrazz – God Blessed Video
  • Aneka – Japanese Boy
  • Animotion – Obsession
  • The Buggles – Video Killed the Radio Star
  • The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary
  • The Fixx – One Thing Leads to Another
  • Gary Numan – Cars
  • Herbie Hancock – Rockit
  • Irakere – Añunga Ñunga
  • Joe Jackson – Steppin’ Out
  • John Waite – Missing You
  • Kate Bush – Wow
  • Lionel Richie – Running with the Night
  • Love Fist – Fist Fury
  • Loverboy – Working for the Weekend
  • Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
  • Michael Jackson – Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
  • Ozzy Osbourne – Bark at the Moon
  • Quiet Riot – C*m On Feel the Noize
  • Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Love Missile F1-11
  • Trouble Funk – Pump Me Up
  • Tyrone Brunson – The Smurf

San Andreas 

  • 2Pac (ft. Pogo) – I Don’t Give a F*ck
  • Augustus Pablo – King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown
  • The Blackbyrds – Rock Creek Park
  • Black Harmony – Don’t Let It Go to Your Head
  • Blood Sisters – Ring My Bell
  • Bobby Byrd – Hot Pants – I’m Coming, I’m Coming, I’m Coming
  • Bobby Byrd – I Know You Got Soul
  • Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band – Express Yourself
  • Fatback Band – Yum Yum (Gimme Some)
  • Gap Band – You Dropped a Bomb on Me
  • George Clinton – Loopzilla
  • James Brown – Funky President (People It’s Bad)
  • James Brown – The Payback
  • The JB’s – The Grunt
  • Joe Cocker – Woman to Woman
  • Lyn Collins – Rock Me Again and Again and Again and Again and Again and Again
  • Maceo & The Macks – Soul Power 74
  • N.W.A. – Express Yourself
  • Ozzy Osbourne – Hellraiser
  • Rage Against the Machine – Killing in the Name
  • Roy Ayers – Running Away
  • Tom Petty – Runnin’ Down a Dream

Netizens on Twitter react to their favorite songs missing from the Definitive Edition

Netizens have been quick to notice this change and have taken to Twitter to express their reactions to the same. Of course, it’s a major loss to not hear Billie Jean playing while driving around the streets of Vice City and NWA’s Express Yourself in San Andreas. Here are some of the best reactions so far.

 

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What do you think of the new GTA Trilogy: Definitive Edition? How much do you think the games miss out by not having the classic soundtrack? Let us know in the comments below.

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Siddid Dey Purkayastha

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Siddid Dey Purkayastha is an eSports author for EssentiallySports and is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree at Christ (Deemed to be University). He has always been into gaming since the ripe age of 9 and has never looked back. Apart from his deep love for narrative-driven or campaign-based games, he enjoys casually playing online games such as Valorant, Fortnite, FIFA Ultimate Team, Warzone, and GTA Online.

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