The CD of GTA with the credits for the soundtrack listed.

The first Grand Theft Auto, also commonly called GTA, has seven radio stations and a police radio track, all of which can be heard once the player enters a car, setting a feature that would become a mainstay in the game series.

All the songs in this soundtrack are original creations produced by the Rockstar staff (none of them are licensed content).

Most of the names of songs or the radio station names are never mentioned in-game, the exceptions are Head Radio FM and The Fergus Buckner Show FM (also, the DJ of Radio '76 FM names his radio "Funk FM"). However, the soundtrack is listed in the booklet which comes with the game.

The radio stations that the player can listen in GTA are as follows:

Technical Info

On the PC version of the game disc, the radio station audio is stored in standard CD audio tracks. As a result, PC players can remove the CD once the game is loaded and replace it with an audio CD. The next time the character enters a vehicle, a song from the CD will randomly play.

The radio stations can also be played outside the game by putting the game disc into a normal audio CD player, as long as track 1 (which contains the game data) is skipped over.

Radio stations

The songs are listed in the same order as they appear in the game manual.
As all the songs are original creations, for all of them the year of release is that of GTA: 1997.
Authors of the songs, at the side, in superscript.


N-CT FM plays hip-hop and gangsta rap.

  • Da Shootaz - "Grand Theft Auto" (C.Conner/Robert DeNegro) (plays in the game's main menu)
  • Slumpussy - "This Life" (C.Conner/Robert DeNegro)
  • CCC Featuring Robert DeNegro - "Blow Your Console" (C.Conner/R.DeNegro)

Radio '76 FM

Radio '76 FM plays funk. At one point, the DJ calls this station "Funk FM".

  • Ghetto Fingers - "On The Move" (Colin Anderson)
  • Ashtar - "Aori" (C.Anderson)
  • Stylus Exodus - "Pootang Shebang" (C.Anderson)

Head Radio

Head Radio is hosted by Eddie Symons and plays techno and contemporary rock.

  • Reality Bubble - "Days Like These" (C.Conner)
  • Meme Traders - "Automatic Transmission" (Grant Middleton)
  • Ohjaamo - "Complications" (C.Conner)

The Fix FM

The Fix FM plays house, and dance.

  • Animal Testing Centre - "DSP" (C.Conner)
  • Rotorman - "Ride" (C.Conner)
  • Technophiliak - "Lagerstar" (G.Middleton)

It's Unleashed FM

It's Unleashed FM plays hard rock, alternative rock and trance.

  • Stikki Fingers - "4 Letter Love" (C.Anderson/B.Baglow)
  • The Hounds - "Let It Out" (C.Conner)
  • Bleeding Stump - "Just Do It" (C.Anderson)

The Fergus Buckner Show FM

The Fergus Buckner Show FM is hosted by Fergus Buckner and plays country. Consisting of only 1 song, this is the shortest station in GTA, but only the fifth shortest in the GTA series.

  • Sideways Hank O'Malley (and The Alabama Bottle Boys) - "The Ballad of Chapped-Lips Calhoun" (C.Anderson/B.Baglow)

Brooklyn Underground FM

Brooklyn Underground FM plays drum and bass and techno.

  • Retrograde - "Benzoate" (C.Conner)
  • Government Listening Post - "E104" (C.Conner)
  • Trancefer - "Figiwhiz" (C.Conner)

Other songs

The following song is not included in the radios but is used as the game's title track, and also credits song:

Removed songs



  • The number of songs in this soundtrack is 19.
  • All songs are original creations.
  • There are only 2 DJs named: Fergus Buckner and Eddie Symons.
  • In a ranking of the shortest stations in the game series, The Fergus Buckner Show FM, from GTA, ranks as the fifth shortest in the series, and the shortest that is not from GTA London.
  • The game uses a generic police radio track used in countless films, series and games ("5 George K, number 30 Broad street" is said in the track). This police track would be used too in GTA 2 and GTA III.
  • In GTA 2, in Head Radio while Phanny Joe Styles make her last speech, it plays Slumpussy's "Gangster Friday", the credits theme of GTA.
  • The main theme of GTA Advance is an instrumental version of a song from GTA: Slumpussy's "This Life".
    • This version can also be heard on the radio in some cars. It is the only song from GTA to do so, all the others songs are from GTA 2.

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