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The Vinyl Countdown logo used in all renditions of the store.

Vinyl Countdown is a music store located in both Vice City (in 1984 & 1986) and Los Santos (in 1992), and appears in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. The name of the store is a reference to Europe's most famous song, The Final Countdown.

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In GTA Vice City, the store, which is found at the North Point Mall and has an accessible interior, is one of fifteen stores that must be robbed for 100% completion, whilst the same store in GTA Vice City Stories is where Smiley #9 can be found although it has no other purpose. The name is a reference to the hit single "The Final Countdown" by Swedish rock band Europe - the song was released the same year GTA Vice City was set in.

In GTA San Andreas, there is a small billboard of both Love Fist and a Lance Vance look alike, with the message "Let's go to Dundee!!"

In all appearances, the logo of Vinyl Countdown has the first "o" replaced with a black disc, making it only partially visible on the usual dark background. This results in yet another one of Rockstar's sexual jokes, the resulting combination being "Vinyl Cuntdown"

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