Here Are All of the Songs Removed from Grand Theft Auto IV in Today’s Update

Here Are All of the Songs Removed from Grand Theft Auto IV in Today’s Update

Grand Theft Auto IV had a slew of its licensed songs removed today after Rockstar's decade-old licensing deal came to an end.

We reported earlier this month that Rockstar would soon be forced to remove a number of songs from Grand Theft Auto IV due to the expiration of a ten-year licensing deal.

Today, those songs were finally removed when a new update for Grand Theft Auto IV went live. As a result, we now we know which songs were taken out of the game and which survived.

Below is the full list of songs that are no longer in GTA IV, along with the corresponding radio stations in which you used to be able to hear them at.

The Journey

  • Terry Riley – “A Rainbow in Curved Air”
  • Gil Scott-Heron – “Home Is Where the Hatred Is”
  • IF99 – International Funk
  • San Juan Sounds
  • Angel y Khriz – “Ven Báilalo”
  • Michael Shrieve – “Communique: ‘Approach Spiral'”

K109 The Studio

  • Tamiko Jones – “Can’t Live Without Your Love”
  • “Still In Love” by Rose Royce (The Ballad of Gay Tony)

The Classics

  • Marley Marl (feat. Craig G) – Droppin’ Science
  • Brand Nubian – All for One

Vladivostok FM

  • Glukoza – “Швайне” [Schweine / Pigs in German]
  • Seryoga – “King Ring”
  • Ranetki Girls – “О тебе” [O Tebe / About You]
  • Ruslana – “Wild Dances” Ukranian FM Version
  • Kino – “Группа крови” [Gruppa Krovi / Blood Type]
  • Marakesh – “Ждать” [Zhdat / To Wait]
  • Zveri – “Квартира” [Kvartira / The Flat]
  • Oleg Kvasha – “Зеленоглазое такси” Club Remix [Zelenoglazoe * Taksi / Green Eyed Taxi]
  • Splean – “Линия жизни” [Liniya Zhizni / Lifeline]
  • Basta – “Мама” [Mama / Mother]
  • Leningrad – “Никого не жалко” [Nikogo ne Zhalko / A Pity for No One]
  • Dolphin – “РЭП”
  • Salvation” by Sucker DJs (The Ballad of Gay Tony)
  • “Music” by Jonathan Peters feat. Maya Azucena (The Ballad of Gay Tony)
  • “When Love Takes Over” by David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland (The Ballad of Gay Tony)

The Vibe 98.8

  • Mtume – “C.O.D. (I’ll Deliver)”

Radio Broker

  • Ralph Myerz – “The Teacher”

Liberty Rock Radio

  • The Smashing Pumpkins – “1979”
  • Stevie Nicks – “Edge of Seventeen”
  • Electric Light Orchestra – “Evil Woman”
  • David Bowie – “Fascination”
  • “Touch Too Much” by AC/DC (The Lost and Damned)
  • “Five To One” by The Doors (The Lost and Damned)
  • “Jane” by Jefferson Starship (The Lost and Damned)
  • “Run To The Hills” by Iron Maiden (The Lost and Damned)

The Beat 102.7

  • Fat Joe (feat. Lil Wayne) – Crackhouse
  • Papoose – Stylin’


  • “Call from the Grave” by Bathory (The Lost And Damned)

Vice City FM

  • “C’est la Vie” by Robbie Nevil
  • “History” by Mai Tai
  • “Teardrops” by Womack & Womack
  • “Wood Beez (Pray like Aretha Franklin)” by Scritti Politti
  • “You’re the Voice” by John Farnham

Luckily, this update isn’t all bad, as Rockstar was able to add a couple new tracks into the game to help even things out just a bit.

Vladivostok FM

  • ALEKSEY BOLSHOY: YA Nenavizhu Karaoke
  • SERYOGA: Mon Ami (ft. Maks Lorens)
  • DELICE:Goryacheye Leto
  • SERYOGA: Dobav’ Skorost
  • RIFFMASTER: Begu (Rancho Song)
  • RIFFMASTER Riffmaster Tony
  • ZHENYA FOKIN: Noch’ju
  • AYVENGO: Underground
  • KIEVELEKTRO: Gulyaj,Slavyane!! (ft. Alyona Vinnitskaya)
  • AYVENGO:Reprezenty
  • SERYOGA: Chiki

This entire situation is definitely a strange one, but it’s just what happens sometimes when you use licensed music. It’ll be interesting to see if another situation like this occurs in the future with Grand Theft Auto V when we near that title’s ten year anniversary.