Gran Turismo 5 - Music Guideline

I am over 100% sure that every single gamer in the world who adores racing games, has Gran Turismo 5 in his/her collection. And whether you happen to be a GT afficionado or you 're just keen on trophies, there is a time that things start to get nasty in GT5. And this is particularly when you reach Level 25 on A-Spec, because this is exactly when real action starts and endless hours of gaming are waiting for you.

By nasty, I dont mean in terms of difficulty. By then, you would have already purchased the majority of the cars needed to finish the game (apart from some exceptions) and you 'd have trained yourself quite enough. Enough to be able to know the courses, the tricky corners and the upgrades that you car needs to be the king of the road.

This is when Endurance Series enter the game and trust me, driving skills aren't enough. Eventually fatigue will hit you, your patience will be tested, along with the stability of your console. Not that PS3 will crush (never happened to me), but if you have issues with electricity, well it's better to fix that first, because one thing you certainly don't want, is to have wasted a good amount of time in a 9-hour race.

Music to the rescue? Perhaps... Personally, I wouldn't have come this far without it. The standard music of the game is just fine, but can you make it only with this is? Or you prefer to listen only the repeating noise of the engine?

The tiny list below (I really tried to narrow it as much as I could) is a recommendation of tracks that will make your life easier and happier during your GT5 gameplay. There are 4 categories to choose from, depending on your needs and your favourite kind of music.

80's is what you should try and listen in the beginning. They are cool songs that will slide you perfectly into the game. Once you finish with them, Rock enters the stage, to give you the boost and the extra power the inside of you needs. If you prefer playing at night or right after work (or during), After Hours are the ones you should choose. They are relaxing and powerful at the same time. For those who prefer pop or dance music in general, well you know where to look for.

Remember, the songs listed are just recommendations. You can choose your own tracks and listen to them while playing GT5, but these particular genres have been tested and seriously, they really fit into the game. You may either put them directly into your console and listen to them from there, or just put on your headphones and enjoy them from your mp3 player or your iPod.

Last but not least, have yourself equipped with some cool water, juice and fruits, or just a cup of coffee or tea. Oh, and don't forget to check your clock, because I can assure you, time really flies with GT5. Enjoy gaming and music, here's the list of my recommendations.


A-ha - Take on me

Phil Collins - Easy lover

Kenny Loggins - Footloose

Bonnie Tyler - Holding out for a hero

Elton John - I'm still standing

Kim Wilde - You keep me hanging on

Hall & Oates - Maneater

Taylor Dayne - Tell it to my heart

Technotronic - Pump up the jam

S Express - Theme from S Express

Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F

The Jam - A town called malice

David Bowie - Modern love

Martha and The Muffins - Echo Beach

Richard Marx - Should have known better

Styx - Mr.Roboto

Belinda Carlisle - Leave a light on

Black Box - Ride on time

New Order - Blue Monday

Falco - Der Kommissar

Michael Jackson - Beat it

OMD - Electricity

Pet Shop Boys - It's a sin

Stevie Wonder - Part time lover


Europe - The final countdown

Beastie Boys - Fight for your right to party

Thin Lizzy - The boys are back in town

Thin Lizzy - Whiskey in the jar

T Rex - 20th century boy

Golden Earing - Radar love

Alien Ant Farm - Smooth criminal

Steppenwolf - Born to be wild

Motorhead - Ace of spades / Overkill

Status Quo - Down down

Gary Moore - Out in the fields

Queen - I want it all / One vision

Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone

Billy Indol - Rebel Yell

The Dandy Warholes - Bohemian like you

The Knack - My Sharona

ACDC - Thunderstruck

Alice Cooper - I'm your gun

Angel Witch - Angel witch

Twisted Sister - We 're not gonna take it

Black Sabbath - Neon Nights / Die Young / Paranoid

Ozzy Osbourne - Bark at the moon

Bon Jovi - Living on a prayer

Bryan Adams - Remember

Deep Purple - Highway star / Burn

Def Leppard - Action

Dio - Stand up and shout / Rainbow in the dark

Dire Straits - Walk of life

ZZ Top - Sharp dressed man

Cheap Trick - Mighty wings

Ram Jam - Black Betty

Evanescence - Everybody's fool

Guns 'n Roses - Paradise City / Sweet child o' mine / Welcome to the jungle

Heart - If looks could kill

Helloween - I want out

Iron Maiden - Aces High / 2 minutes to midnight / The trooper

Joan Jett - Bad Reputation

Judas Priest - Breaking the law / Ram it down / Electric eye

Led Zeppelin - Immigrant song

Metallica - Motorbreath / Whiplash / Creeping death

Muse - Uprising / Supermassive black hole

Nightwish - Moondance

Rory Gallageher - Moonchild / Shadow play

Scoprions - No one like you / Rock you like a hurricane

The Sweet - Ballroom blitz

The Kinks - All day and of all of the night

UFO - Doctor Doctor

Uriah Heep - Easy living

Spencer Davis Group - Gimme some lovin'

Larry Greene - Through the fire


Boston - More than a feeling

Robin Beck - First time

Tina Turner - The best

Whitesnake - Here I go again

Cutting Crew - I just died in your arms tonight

John Waite - Missing you

Mr Mister - Broken Wings

Roxette - Fading like a flower

Roxette - Listen to your heart

The Animals - House of the rising sun

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded by the light

Europe - Carrie

Queen - Don't stop me now

Carlos Santana - Oye como va

The Zutons - Valerie

Alicia Keys - No one

Aerosmith - Dream on

Babe Ruth - The Mexican

Def Leppard - Love bites

Dire Straits - Sultans of swing

Chris Rea - The road to hell

Hoobastank - The reason

Heart - Alone

James Brown - There was a time

Muse - Neutron Star Collision (Love is forever)

Richard Marx - Angelia

Scorpions - In trance

Steve Miller Band - Serenade from the stars

Uriah Heep - Lady in black

Hans Zimmer - Nyah

Adele - Rolling into deep

Joan Jett - That's the way love goes

Take That - Back for good


Alphabeat - Fascination

Pink - So what

N.E.R.D. - Rockstar

Pitbull - I know you want me

David Guetta - When love takes over

Katy Perry - I kissed a girl

Snap - Rhythm is a dancer

Erik PRydz - Call on me

Robert Miles - Children

Darude - Sandstorm

Britney Spears - Toxic

Cathy Dennis - Why

David Holmes - 7/29/04 The day of

Alcazar - Cryin' at the discoteque

Armand Van Helden - My my my / I want your soul

Armin Van Buuren - In and out of love

Robin S - Show me love

Felix - Don't you want me

Jay Dee - Plastic Dreams

ATB - 9pm (till I come)

Bob Sinclair - Love generation

Rozalla - Everybody's free

Sash - Encore une fois

The Prodigy - Firestarter / Omen

Culture Beat - Mr.Vain / Anything

Jamiroquai - Cosmic Girl

U96 - Das Boot

Usura - Open your mind