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[[folder: The Sims 1 ]]

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU2rUU0z72Y The Sims 1 main theme.]] If you are in the proper mood, it WILL make you cry. But they're the most glorious of tears.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObCgwGR__wE Buy mode.]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNizVO8WBYw Build mode.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2MFv2xe8yQ Build Mode 5]] easily being the best of them.
* Most of the Neighbourhood, Rock, Jazz tracks from the base game, the Disco tracks from House Party, and the neighborhood tracks from all subsequent expansion tracks.
** If you've played the American version of ''The Sims'' without any expansion packs, chances are you'll recognize [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_j2PpZKIJw Neighborhood 1]], the first song that plays every time you enter the neighborhood screen for the first time. Also a potential EarWorm, this jazzy tune lovably conjures up imagery of 1960s and 1970s suburbia.
** While for players of the European version, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWAE2X8Jq60 this song]] may be the equivalent. It frequently plays on the neighborhood screen. Songs like this were definitely the icing on the cake for The Sims 1, taking a great game and giving it a lovely soundtrack to boot.
%%* The Superstar and Makin' Magic build themes. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z3IqKgkRXE Studio Town 5]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uCg1BmCvMI Magic Town Build Mode 5]] deserve a special mention.


[[folder: The Sims 2 ]]

* All the neighbourhood themes:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoVygntuGKc University]] deserves special mention because most of the future S2 expansions' themes AND The Sims 3's main theme are essentially remixes of it. It has basically grown into the {{Leitmotif}} of the entire series. Or at least that of Sims 2 & 3. Very crowning music indeed.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDWQ15YdmII Seasons.]] It could qualify as a lullaby with how relaxing it is.
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml1ckCzMfqk Base game.]]
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2wu-Qm9m9o Nightlife 1,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwCNSNIVObI Nightlife 2,]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W9DaTgz8Ow Nightlife 3.]]
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPeTskzUz68 Open For Business.]]
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCvd0eKMpFo Pets.]]
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gZLBdmE8ok Bon Voyage.]]
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJfGHtsKblk FreeTime.]]
%%** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3ig2if5_xw Apartment Life.]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZrYeMZW2pE This piece of epic]] from University Build Mode.
* Pretty much all the real life songs played on the radio are excellently chosen, but many consider [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRd1qwA2m4o this]], played on the College Rock channel, to be the best one by far. They actually got the real singers to do their song in Simlish.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nlzl2oynWxU W of P3 - Aff Wubbas Doo]]. Unfortunately, it was created just for ''Sims 2 Pets'', but it's unlikely you'll ever hear it if you don't also have University.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-fYFcRuBUg "It wouldn't be so bad"]] stands out amongst OFB's New Wave music channel. There simply isn't any better music for your sims to smustle to. It's a legitimately good song, unfortunately since it was purely made for the game, there's no non-Simlish version. What a shame.
* Any devoted ''Sims 2'' player will remember [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prNK4RdBODs "Show me the Way"]]. It's the most easily recognized radio song in ''The Sims 2'', as one of the game's early trailers used it, and it's frequently heard during several of the ingame TV shows.
* The console versions of the game have a nice little one: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDfOaKNkB2Q Chameleon,]] which sounds like a French top pop hit.


[[folder: The Sims 3 ]]

%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ3SmVpFSLQ The main theme.]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3o9xmcgriA The Grim Reaper's theme song]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKXEiSTXp9o The map screen music.]]
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKlpwbYobTw RockaSIM]] from Late Night.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yaEwcmrR4Q Ladytron - Ghosts]]. Also in Sims 2 Apartment Life, without the vocals.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6Hc37ypiYA Amazing Facsimile]] from the intro video.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxLCSHJvDCU Building a Nest for Eggs]] from Generations is just beautiful.
* Pretty much every Create a Sim theme. One standout is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCk8_g1p-ck Looking For Kitty]] from the Pets expansion.


[[folder: The Sims 4 ]]

* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2Qc1830kQo Vampires CAS & Build Mode 1]] could be mistaken for being from an epic RPG.
* Some of the Map View songs have a wonderfully atmospheric feel to them, like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJOZHE3FF-w this]] from ''City Living'', and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3MTGgKtMLM this]] from ''Cats & Dogs''.
* Much like ''The Sims 3'', almost all of the Create a Sim songs are fun to listen to while making families. Some standouts include: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcM3rGEC7Hk these]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdPS9Dg1k1o two]] from ''Cats & Dogs'', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxPVi8CovMM this]] from ''Dine Out'', and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsGMqIDZE88 this]] from ''Get to Work''.