L.A. Noire takes much pride in making musical homages to Film Noir and Jazz (and also Bebop and Minimalism), so the game is full of them. Every driving scene, every investigating scene, every chase scene, every shootout, every brawl can be considered one "Mister Sandman" Sequence.
- "(I Always Kill) The Things I Love".
- "Torched Song". Not least for being quite... theme-named.
Scene & Background Music
- The main theme. It's woefully shortened on the official soundtrack, but the full version - with its various instrumental shifts - is amazingly haunting and beautiful, and fits the noir theme perfectly.
- "Get after him, Cole! Don't let that asshole get away!"
- "Steer him off the tar!" Just imagine the siren's sound with that.
- "Seems like we've got the place to ourselves." "Vice Fall From Grace pt.1". Now beat the living hell out of him!
- "You are surrounded! Cease and desist!" "Pride Of The Job pt.1". The guy behind the column packs a freaking Tommy!
- "You can drive, I need to go over the case-notes."
- "Mellow Cardrive". Just another body in the mud.
- "Pride Of The Job pt.2". The hell you bet she had something to hide...
- "Homicide Use And Abuse pt.1". Now it's official. This shit is serious.
- "Homicide Use And Abuse pt.3". You need to find a phone. No time to lose.
- "Homicide Use And Abuse pt.4". Now all the pieces fit together. Get partying.
- "Burglary Temptation pt.2". The rain really doesn't help now.
- "Arson Redemption pt.1". A new sunny day. But you don't enjoy it.
- "Arson Redemption pt.3". It's all over. Now just sift through the ashes.
- "New Beginning pt.1". The trail gets hotter, just one clue left...
- "New Beginning pt.2". No, that wasn't hot at all. God, your head hurts.
Real Life Music
- "You are listening to K.T.I. Radio."
- "That's My Desire" by Martha Tilton. Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
- "Sing Sing Sing" by Gene Krupa. Turn up the volume and you could use it as a stand-in siren.
- "Manteca" by Dizzy Gillespie. You may have to pull over to avoid casualties when this plays.
- "Humph" by Thelonious Monk. It maybe refers to the car crashing down towards Sunset Boulevard.