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Although GTA London 1969 was treated as an expansion for the first game, the soundtrack is completely different. Here, once more Rockstar puts radio stations that the player can listen when driving a vehicle, in addition to a police radio station.

It is worth noting that the subsequent expansion, GTA London 1961 uses this same soundtrack (even though all the songs would be anachronistic, given the years they were released).

In order to capture the essence of London in the late '60s, Rockstar decided to license music from the era, in what would be the first use of licensed songs in the game series, a feature that would become recurrent in subsequent games. To give the feeling of the British crime scene from the period, this soundtrack uses a combination of early reggae and Italian beat, soul and jazz from film scores.

All radio stations have DJs, but unlike the first GTA which had a couple of DJs named, in GTA London none of the DJs are named.

Radio stations

Bush Sounds

Genre: Reggae

Bush Sounds plays reggae music by The Upsetters. "Dollar in the Teeth" was released as part of the double A-side of "Return of Django", reflecting its presence alongside "Return of Django" in the station.

Groovy Baby

Genre: Soul

"Le Malizie Di Venere - Seq. 3" is also played on Westminster Wireless.

Heavy Heavy Monster Sounds

Genre: Reggae, Ska

Like Bush Sounds, Heavy Heavy Monster Sounds is a reggae-oriented station, but features two varied bands as opposed to centering around one. This radio station broadcasts on 666, on the medium wave.

Blow Up Radio

Genre: Beat

"Beat Fuga Shake" is taken from the soundtrack for "Il mistero dell'ombra" (also known as "Tiffany memorandum" or The "Tiffany Memorandum"), a 1967 Italian film.

Kaleidoscope

Genre: Beat

"Hot Camera Shake" and "L'Uomo Che Saprà" are taken from "Troppo per vivere... poco per morire" (also known as "Your Turn to Die"), a 1967 Italian film.

Out On Beat

Genre: Jazz

"Tema di Londra M. 1" is taken from the soundtrack for "Colpo maestro al servizio di Sua Maestà britannica" (also known as "Master Stroke"), a 1967 Italian film, while "Latin Quarter" is taken from the soundtrack of the Una sull'altra, a 1969 Italian film.

Primary Performance

Genre: Beat, Soul

  • Riz Ortolani - "The Roaring Twenties" (1969)
  • Riz Ortolani - "Teresa L'Illusa" (1973)

"The Roaring Twenties" is taken from the soundtrack of the 1969 Italian film "Una sull'altra", while "Teresa L'Illusa" is taken from the soundtrack of the 1973 Italian film "Teresa la ladra" (also known as "Teresa the Thief").

Radio Endora

Genre: Beat

  • Riz Ortolani - "Tiffany Sequence M. 8" (1967)
  • Riz Ortolani - "Tiffany Sequence M. 22" (1967)

The tracks are taken from the soundtrack for "Il mistero dell'ombra" (also known as "Tiffany memorandum" or The "Tiffany Memorandum"), a 1967 Italian film.

Westminster Wireless

Genre: Soul, Jazz

  • Piero Umiliani & Gianfranco Reverberi - "Le Malizie Di Venere - Seq. 3" (1969)
  • Piero Umiliani & Gianfranco Reverberi - "Le Malizie Di Venere - Seq. 4" (1969)
  • Piero Umiliani & Gianfranco Reverberi - "Le Malizie Di Venere - Seq. 6" (1969)

The tracks are taken from the soundtrack for "Le malizie di Venere" (also known as "Devil in the Flesh"), a 1969 Italian film.

Day of Hell

Genre: Beat, Funk

  • Rockstar Games(Chris Sears,Jim Browski,Dr.Gilo Allen,Duncan "Limpdick" Scoot) - "Saturday Nite at Dirty McNasty's"
  • Rockstar Games(Chris Sears,Jim Browski,Dr.Gilo Allen,Duncan "Limpdick" Scoot) - "Book 'Em"

Classical FM

Genre: Classical

  • Rockstar Games(Charlie Clarke,JL,Sarah Daly,Paul Powell) - "GTA Pomp"

Groovy Beats

Genre: Jazz

  • Rockstar Games(Charlie Clarke,JL,Sarah Daly,Paul Powell) - "Spy Theme"

Funktastic

Genre: Funk

  • Rockstar Games(Chris Sears,Jim Browski,Dr.Gilo Allen,Duncan "Limpdick" Scoot) - "Austin Allegro Drag Race"

Trivia

  • The number of new songs in this soundtrack is 21.
    • There is 1 song repeating (Umiliani&Reverberi's "Le Malizie Di Venere - Seq. 3"), so in total the radio soundtrack presents 22 songs.
  • The year with the most songs is 1969, with 10 songs.
  • The use of obscure Italian film soundtracks and early reggae by Rockstar can be understandable because at that point (1999) it was still a small company and couldn't afford to buy the rights for more widely known songs.
  • Both GTA London 1969 and GTA London 1961 use the same soundtrack.
    • Which makes its use in GTA London 1961 anachronistic given the years in which the songs where released (with the earliest songs being from 1967), with the exception of the songs that are original creations by the Rockstar staff.
  • Riz Ortolani's "Teresa l'illusa", from 1973, is the only anachronistic song in the GTA London 1969 soundtrack.
  • GTA 1 had 2 DJs named, but GTA London has none.