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Film — Live-Action
- Guardians of the Galaxy is the Trope Codifier for the modern day. Peter Quill, the protagonist, owns a vintage Sony Walkman that he uses to listen to a cassette tape filled with 1970s pop music that his late mother loved: "Awesome Mix Vol. 1." Do not mess with that tape. Highlights on the soundtrack include "Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Swede and "Come and Get Your Love" by Redbone.
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 features another diegetic soundtrack and explores additional ways that characters listen to the music, such as homemade* portable loudspeakers and a gigantic spaceship's intercom system in addition to the headphones and tape deck used in the first film. And after Peter's Walkman is destroyed in the film's climax, he is given a Zune with new music on it. Highlights include "Mr. Blue Sky" by Electric Light Orchestra and "The Chain" by Fleetwood Mac.
- High Fidelity: Protagonist Rob Gordon is the manager of a record store, and most of the songs in the film soundtrack are played In-Universe by him and his employees. This includes a cover of Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" performed by Jack Black, whose character Barry sings it in the film.
- The Martian: Trapped alone on Mars, the only music Mark Watney can find to listen to is a collection of disco music files on Commander Lewis's laptop computer. He uploads the music to his rover's onboard computer and listens to it throughout the film even as he complains about it. Highlights include "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer and "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor.
- Baby Driver: Baby listens to songs on an iPod almost constantly to help combat the tinnitus that he otherwise experiences. Of course, that's some incredible Understatement, as the film blends music into its action in such an incredibly epic fashion that it's difficult to describe with just words. Highlights include "Bellbottoms" by the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and "Brighton Rock" by Queen.
- In The Tuxedo, Jimmy wears a high-tech tuxedo capable of granting the user abilities. Whenever Jimmy selects one of the tuxedo's modes, different music will accompany the selected mode and then continue playing as the background music.
- Reservoir Dogs' soundtrack is selections played by a radio station's "Super Sounds of the Seventies Weekend" the characters listen to.
- Black Mirror: San Junipero features a soundtrack of awesome '80s (plus some '90s and '00s hits) that are played at a nightclub in which most of the episode is set.
- Most games in the Grand Theft Auto series have an In-Universe Soundtrack in the form of in-game radio stations that can be played whenever driving a vehicle, featuring a variety of licensed music.
- Metal Gear:
- In Metal Gear Solid 4, Solid Snake can listen to music through an in-game iPod, and can collect more songs at various points of the game. Most of it is the original soundtrack from various entries of the Metal Gear series.
- In Metal Gear Solid V, Big Boss can also play music tapes on a Walkman device through the iDroid menu, and can find more tapes scattered throughout different areas. About half of the music comes from the original soundtrack, while the rest are various real-life licensed songs from The '80s.
- Zootopia: Most of the actual soundtrack songs are coming from the world of the film, like Judy playing the Gazelle song to give a city montage, the short car chase radio, and the final scene being a concert.