- Obviously, seeing as they are radio stations. Rockstar usually goes through pains to appropriately pick contemporary and appropriate music for each station. Special mention goes to K-ROSE in San Andreas. It's country, but somehow it works when you're driving through the woods.
- To get an idea of just how much this trope applies, look up the YouTube video for any song ever featured in GTA Radio and check out the comments. If you can make it through the first page without seeing at least three comments about GTA, you've reached the low end of the spectrum.
- "Gangster Friday" (or just Grand Theft Auto when reused in III, with Joyride in parentheses) composed by Craig Conner.
- The main theme, which is probably the most relaxed of all theme songs in the series, is a beautiful jazz composition that really conveys the spirit of urban decay.
- The main theme is pure gold! Also, this version performed by Young Maylay (CJ's voice actor himself!) along with 2Pac and Eazy E.
- The main theme is one of the more uplifting and catchiest of all theme songs in the series, as a Jan Hammer-style New Wave Music theme, capturing the 80's atmosphere perfectly.
- The main theme, but especially the incredibly soothing, beautiful and haunting pause music, which is a slower remix of the main theme.
- No Security which plays during the final mission.