Awesome Music / Grand Theft Auto
aka: Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto V has its own page.
GTA Radio
  • 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.

Grand Theft Auto (Classic)

Grand Theft Auto III
  • 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.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Damn near the entire soundtrack can be thought of as one long string of Awesome Music. Many have praised it as quite possibly the greatest video game soundtrack ever made, its mix of songs capturing the feel of its time and place, at least as remembered by pop culture, like nothing else before it or since. Looking back, Vice City was a Genre Turning Point for video game soundtracks, making it Awesome on a meta level as well. Before Vice City, music for video games was usually either composed by a single musician for that game or made up of a collection of underground or obscure artists and bands (the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series' eclectic collection of punk and hip-hop being about as big as it usually got), while afterwards, it became the norm for games, especially open-world games, to feature dozens of songs by big-name musicians.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • 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 C.R.A.S.H. theme, played whenever Tenpenny is onscreen. While it's a short, quiet loop, it's still a dark tune, perfectly summing up how much of an absolute Jerkass Tenpenny is.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
  • 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.

Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony

Alternative Title(s): Grand Theft Auto Classic, Grand Theft Auto IV The Ballad Of Gay Tony, Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, GTA Radio