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GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition Missing Over 40 Songs, According to Tracklist

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Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition seems to be missing over 40 songs from the games' original soundtracks, according to Rockstar's tracklists.

One of the most memorable aspects of the original GTA Trilogy was the games' impressive soundtracks and radio stations. These simple additions brought a bit of vibrancy to the worlds of Liberty City, Vice City, and San Andreas. Nothing quite encapsulates a certain time period quite like the music of the eras. Of course, licenced music being used in games is always a tricky trail; as licenses expire, some music often ends up being removed years later. GTA 4 has suffered from this fate, with Rockstar confirming a few years ago that some of the songs used in that game have since been removed.

Sadly, it seems that Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition will also be missing some classics. Rockstar has confirmed that these versions of the games will "match the most recent release of the original versions (from 2014) – with no new changes." What this means is that the new versions will have the same tracklisting as the mobile ports; anything missing in those versions will still be absent this time around. Radio X in San Andreas (a fictional station probably responsible for the formulation of my music taste) will be missing Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name." Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" will also be noticeably missing from Vice City.

Fortunately for Grand Theft Auto III fans, the soundtrack will remain intact. The changes seem to only affect Vice City and San Andreas. With that said, here's the list of every song that will be absent from Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition.

All Songs Missing from GTA: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition

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 - Cum 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 Fuck
  • 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

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition launches Nov. 11 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PCs.