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Old Aug 4, 2015, 04:49 PM
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Question Game Music Spotify Playlist

Hey guys,

I am looking to create as expansive a playlist as I can on Spotify, containing music from Game adverts, TV spots, soundtracks etc. But ONLY licensed music! (e.g. Devotchka - How it Ends (Gears of War)) I would really love to put effort into this and would appreciate any and all help and ideas I can get from the rest of you.

So please if you can think of anything, give me the names of the artist, song and the game it was used for!

Many thanks!

P.s. Of course I will share the link to said playlist as it builds.
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Old Aug 4, 2015, 05:20 PM
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Why only licensed music?

Here are a few I can think of:

"O Fortuna" from Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. Used for the FFVII commercials, and probably a bunch of other games too.

Every Tony Hawk game ever. Here's an example from Tony Hawk 3:
http://vgmdb.net/album/9345

(IMO, Tony Hawk 2 had the best music.)

Every Grand Theft Auto game, esp 3 and beyond.

Hikaru Utada's "Hikari" (for KH1) and "Passion" (for KH2). They were written for the games but they also stand apart as their own tracks on her full albums, so ... maybe licensed? Yes?

Devics' "The Salty Seas" used at the end of Telltale's The Walking Dead Season 2 Ep 4. All episodes end with a licensed song, but this one is EASILY the best. Here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9c6ZI83CgQ

Every sports game ever, probably.

Check all the Guitar Hero and Rock Band playlists.

That should get you well over 1000 songs. Have fun.
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Old Aug 4, 2015, 11:13 PM
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First of all, thanks for replying.. you're the first out of three forums!

Second: I only want licensed music because TV Spots, soundtracks and trailers are an excellent way to discover new music.. and I wanted to create a Spotify playlist that would have at least most of those tracks uploaded.

I can't find any record of 'O Fortuna' being used for Final Fantasy? Got a link?

I was also trying to avoid the "easy" 1000 by just copying down Tony Hawks, or the GTA games etc.. I wanted unique tracks really that stand on their own.

But thanks! Here is a link to the playlist so far:

https://open.spotify.com/user/111241...CtiVocRLU3KDmi
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Old Aug 5, 2015, 06:58 AM
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ahhhhh crap. The FFVII commercial doesn't use "O Fortuna." I remember this being a huge debate/research project on STC awhile back. I seem to recall someone finding that it is in Carmina Burana, just not the opening.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru9zzFEdGWk

IDK the source though.
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Old Aug 5, 2015, 07:53 AM
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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, trailer Golden Age of Piracy uses "audiomachine - Phoenix Rising".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fyihDMOcJw

The Last Guardian, old PS3 trailers (2009) make use of Main title/variations of Miller's Crossing by Carter Burwell.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC6eCbs_G2I

AC Revelations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTFxEyFWwBk
Woodkid - Iron

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skWGjgoERtw
Lords of the Realm (by John Samuel Hanson but I'm not entirely sure)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uH9iSYIsaM
Machine Vandals - Black Dawn (Prince Mix)

AC Brotherhood
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjcYqcL0v0Q
Unkle - Burn My Shadow (featuring Ian Astbury)

AC Unity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coQLlp1u8L8
Woodkid - The Golden Age

All are official trailers.

Off-topic though, GTA 5 has its own instrumental score and a number of songs specifically written for it so it jumps out of the usual pattern.

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Old Aug 7, 2015, 07:11 PM
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Hey, I've been looking at your playlist more and I'm coming to really like this idea.

Two questions:

1) what game used a Pigeon John song? Love me some PJ!
2) who used Massive Attack's "Teardrop"?

It's really too bad that Spotify doesn't allow the playlist author to have a "comments" column in the playlist. You could say which game each song represents and how (commercial, played in-game, played in an intro / ending).

I wanted to suggest some really great ones to you: FALLOUT SERIES!

Fallout 1: "Maybe" by The Ink Spots
Fallout 2: "A Kiss To Build A Dream" by Louis Armstrong
Fallout 3: "I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire" by The Ink Spots
Fallout 4: "It's All Over But The Crying" by The Ink Spots (this is per the trailers)

Fallout 3 & New Vegas also have a bunch of weird awesome old-timey songs. The most shocking one is this song "Butcher Pete" used in F3. I HIGHLY recommend you put it in the playlist!

There was also this PS2 / Xbox action RPG that used the Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance Engine called "Brotherhood of Steel" which had a lot of modern rock/metal from the mid '00s, all used for boss fights.

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Skinlab - "Slave The Way"
Skinlab - "Beneath The Surface"
Skinlab - "Losing All"
Meshuggah - "Perpetual Black Second"
Meshuggah - "Straws Pulled At Random"
Slipknot - "The Heretic Anthem"
Slipknot - "People = Shit"
Chimaira - "The Dehumanizing Process"
Chimaira - "Stigmurder"
Chimaira - "Pure Hatred"
Killswitch Engage - "My Last Serenade"
Killswitch Engage - "Temple From The Within"
Celldweller - "Stay With Me (Unlikely)"
Celldweller - "The Last Firstborn"
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Old Aug 8, 2015, 05:55 AM
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2) who used Massive Attack's "Teardrop"?
AssCreed TV commercial at least
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQAHfCaU77k

While I'm at it, AC Brotherhood Story Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wmcgU4dGlA
Röyksopp - Röyksopp Forever (really like this track)

Official AC Universe retrospective
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVoVHSVaMAg
Bear in Heaven - Yo Do You
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Old Aug 10, 2015, 11:01 PM
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Thanks for the great suggestions guys!

I'll do my best to get these added.

Keep them coming! Lets build on this.

Also:

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1) what game used a Pigeon John song? Love me some PJ!
This was from the Dead Island 2 trailer!

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Old Aug 13, 2015, 02:13 AM
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Not from commercials or trailers, used in The Witcher 2 opening cinematic (not the other CG one added in the Enhanced Edition of the game), not found on the TW2 OST. This version originates from the band's 2008 album so I believe it was licensed/used with permission. The song itself is traditional though:
Żywiołak - Ой ти, Петре, Петре (Oj ti, Petre, Petre)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mubi7Z9lDw
(30 seconds in)

Bioshock Infinite trailer: Nico Vega - Beast
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLHW78X1XeE

Borderlands intro: Cage the Elephant - Ain't No Rest for the Wicked
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqbgncFCO0M

(when you finish the game, you can hear DJ Champion - No Heaven)

From my Splinter Cell days: Crystal Method - Name of the Game (SC used it in the intro and a zillion other shows/movies... I mean fuck it, even Charmed used it)

Worth adding that Celldweller (thanks Ramza) has few AssCreed trailer tracks as well - Earth Scraper, Through the Gates, Birthright (Birthwrong Blue Stahli Remix).

p.s. Due to country restriction, I got no access to Spotify so if I've repeated the stuff already on that list of yours, sorry.

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Old Aug 20, 2015, 01:26 PM
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This is going great guys. I've updated the playlist as best I could so far with spotify's limitations.

Any more would always be appreciated.

As before, here is the link.. let me know what you think:

https://open.spotify.com/user/111241...CtiVocRLU3KDmi
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