Games with their own subpages:
- 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", also being a Title Drop. Reused in III (as "Joyride" in parentheses), composed by Craig Conner.note
- "Four Letter Love" is a spot on pastiche of hard rock songs from The '80s Sunset Strip scene complete with a killer guitar solo.
- 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.
- A remix of "O Mio Babbino Caro" created by Hudson Mohawke for the 10th Anniversary Edition trailer of GTA III. It serves as a modernized remix of an Italian opera, befitting the Italian-American mafioso theme and the remaster of a timeless classic. It was used again for the announcement of the Definitive Edition of the 3D Trilogy, serving as a tearjerkingly nostalgic theme for the celebration of Grand Theft Auto's golden age.
- 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.
- The main theme, "A Dark March". really fits the mafia-themed story, almost sounding like it came from The Sopranos.
- 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.
- "No Sex For Ben" by The Rapture, a song from Radio Broker. Despite the Darker and Edgier nature of the game, you can't deny that the song is incredibly funny, laughable and silly. The fact that it is one of the most memorable songs in the game certainly helps. Radio Broker in general is a novelty for anyone who has ever played the previous games. This makes sense, since the game takes place in 2008.
- The main theme, "Soviet Connection". It fits appropriately to the dark and gloomy nature of the game.
- The music that plays over the pause menu. It's a very subdued and empty piece, and it sums up the tragic tone of the story 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.
- Busta Rhymes' "Arab Money", basically Yusif Amir's theme song, is all kinds of awesome.
- The addition of Vice City FM, which, as the name implies, plays non-stop '80s music, is welcome to many.