- "Now, 10 minutes of music guaranteed! As soon as you wait through another 9 minutes of messages from our sponsors."
- — GTA III
Lips, like Head Radio, is a mainstream station that plays pop music. It doesn't feel any shame about being a commercial radio, in fact one of its idents in GTA III says "commercial radio at its best, and proud of it!" The station's headquarters can be found in Staunton Island. Its call sign is KBDDF, according to the GTA III website.
In 1998 (the setting of GTA Liberty City Stories) Lips is hosted by Cliff Lane and Andee and plays teen and dance pop, strongly targetting a young female demographic (likely because of Cliff Lane's lust for preteen girls).
By 2001 (the setting of GTA III), Andee is the sole DJ, and the station has switched to more of a contemporary pop mix station, with genres ranging from rock to hip hop to R&B to even jazz-funk. According to Andee, all of the songs now are from "the 70's to the 90's". For the PS2 version of this game, some lyrics were censored for profanity, most notably those from Fatamarse's "Bump To The Music" and Da Shootaz's "Grand Theft Auto".
All the songs in both renditions of Lips are original creations made by the Rockstar staff especially for the games.
- The year of release for these songs is that of their respective games (GTA III: 2001, GTA Liberty City Stories: 2005).
- Authors of the songs, at the side, in superscript.
Grand Theft Auto III
- Marydancin - "Wash Him Off" (Craig Conner) (removed song, only heard briefly)
- Fatamarse - "Bump To The Music" (Craig Conner)
- April's in Paris - "Feels Like I Just Can't Take No More" (Craig Conner)
- Lucy - "Forever" (Stuart Ross)
- Boyz 2 Girls - "Pray It Goes OK?" (Craig Conner)
- Da Shootaz - "Grand Theft Auto" (1997) (C.Conner, Robert DeNegro) (originally included in GTA 1)
- Funky BJs - "Rubber Tip" (Stuart Ross)
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
- Rudy LaFontaine - "Funk in Time"
- Sawaar - "Love is the Feeling"
- Sunshine Shine - "Mine Until Monday"
- Credit Check - "Get Down"
- Cool Timers - "Tonight"
- Nina Barry - "Bassmatic"
- The Jackstars - "Into Something (C'mon Get Down)"
Grand Theft Auto III soundtrack:
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Liberty City Stories soundtrack
- Lips 106 is possibly based on WBLI 106.1, which plays Top 40 music in Long Island, New York. Its name may also be a reference to the Kiss FM radio network common through Europe and North America.
- This is one of the favourite radio stations of the Yakuza, alongside Rise FM and MSX FM.
- Rockstar Games have released the entire GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories playlists of Lips 106 on iTunes for download, including the cut song "Wash Him Off" by Marydancin.
- "Sawaar" is incorrectly named in the iTunes store as "Sarwarr".
Grand Theft Auto III
- At the start of Lips 106, it airs an advertisement previewing some of the songs that are intended to be played on the station.
- The sample starts with the intro of the song "God Bless All the Universe" by Rev. Rooney & The Rocksta Choir, which is a song from GTA 2, and not included in any of the radios of GTA III.
- Then it plays Fatamarse's "Bump To The Music".
- Then, the sample plays briefly the song "Wash Him Off" by Marydancin, which was cut down from the final release of the game, but was nevertheless released later by Rockstar as part of the soundtrack.
- Then it plays Boyz 2 Girls' "Pray It Goes OK?"
- Then it plays Lucy's "Forever".
- And it finishes with Debbie Harry's "Rush Rush"; in the final version of the game, that song appears on Flashback FM instead.
- After "Bump to the Music" plays, Andee reads a Liberty Tree news report about Carcer City and its corrupted police chief who was cleared for corruption charges. Andee also claims that Carcer City is "nearby" Liberty City.
- Boyz 2 Girls is a possible reference to American new jack swing group Boyz II Men, one of whose songs features on CSR 103.9 in GTA San Andreas.
- The Funky BJs is a reference to the soul ensemble The J.B.'s, who since featured on Master Sounds 98.3 in GTA San Andreas, as well as being reference to a blowjob, common name for the act of oral sex.
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
- In GTA Liberty City Stories, an advert for the station proclaims, "who needs a Top 40 countdown? Pop stations only have to play six songs". However, the tracklist for GTA Liberty City Stories has seven.
- "Funk in Time" by Rudy La Fontaine is a crude reference to the saying "fucking time".
- Rudy LaFontaine's and Sunshine Shine's singles can be seen advertised on billboards throughout Liberty City in GTA Liberty City Stories, and in safehouses and bars in GTA IV and GTA V.
Grand Theft Auto IV
- All of the station's songs from GTA Liberty City Stories are available as ringtones in GTA IV.
- A poster advertising a performance of "Tonight" by the Cool Timers in Maisonette 9 can be seen on a shelf in Luis' safehouse in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
Grand Theft Auto V
- A modified version of "Bump to the Music" is one of Franklin's ringtones for his phone in GTA V. It is also his default ringtone once you first play as him.
- "Bassmatic" is also the theme song for several spam adverts the player has to remove in Friend Request.
- Head Radio - a pop and rock radio in GTA 1, GTA 2, GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories.
- Flashback FM - an '80s pop radio in GTA III and '70s pop in GTA Liberty City Stories.
- Flash FM - an '80s pop radio in GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories.
- Emotion 98.3 - an '80s soft pop radio in GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories.
- Wave 103 - an '80s new wave and synthpop radio in GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories.
- CSR 103.9 - a new jack swing and pop radio in GTA San Andreas.
- Vice City FM - an '80s pop radio in GTA Episodes From Liberty City.
- Non-Stop-Pop FM - a pop radio in GTA V.
- Official website
- 'Grand Theft Auto III - Music from Lips 106' on iTunes
- 'Grand Theft Auto - Liberty City Stories (Music from Lips 106)' on iTunes