Here’s a list of songs removed in GTA IV’s latest update

Vladivostok FM is gonna sound a bit different

For those unaware, earlier in the month, Rockstar announced that a number of licensed songs within Grand Theft Auto IV‘s radio stations were going to be removed in a new update, due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.

Well, the update has officially gone live and over 50 tracks have been removed, with Vladivostok FM in particular almost being completely gutted. However, Rockstar has attempted to address this by adding a number of replacement tracks to that specific station in the new update.

Here’s the full list of removed (and new) tracks:

Vladivostok FM

  • Kino – “Группа крови” [Gruppa Krovi / Blood Type] (1988)

  • Marakesh – “Ждать” [Zhdat / To Wait] (2006)

  • Zveri – “Квартира” [Kvartira / The Flat] (2006)

  • Seryoga – “King Ring” (2005)

  • Splean – “Линия жизни” [Liniya Zhizni / Lifeline] (2000)

  • Basta – “Мама” [Mama / Mother] (2006)

  • Leningrad – “Никого не жалко” [Nikogo ne Zhalko / A Pity for No One] (2002)

  • Ranetki Girls – “О тебе” [O Tebe / About You] (2006)

  • Dolphin – “РЭП” [Rap] (2008)

  • Glukoza – “Швайне” [Schweine / Pigs in German] (2005)

  • Ruslana – “Wild Dances” Ukranian FM Version (2004)

  • Oleg Kvasha – “Зеленоглазое такси” Club Remix [Zelenoglazoe * Taksi / Green Eyed Taxi] (2007)

Liberty Rock Radio

  • The Smashing Pumpkins – “1979” (1995)

  • Stevie Nicks – “Edge of Seventeen” (1981)

  • Electric Light Orchestra – “Evil Woman” (1975)

  • David Bowie – “Fascination” (1975)

The Journey

  • Terry Riley – “A Rainbow in Curved Air” (1969)

  • Michael Shrieve – “Communique: ‘Approach Spiral'” (1984)

  • San Juan Sounds

  • Angel y Khriz – “Ven Báilalo” (2004)

  • IF99 – International Funk

  • Gil Scott-Heron – “Home Is Where the Hatred Is” (1971)

Liberty City Hardcore

  • Cro-Mags – “It’s the Limit” (1985)

  • Leeway – “Enforcer” (1988)

K109 The Studio

  • Tamiko Jones – “Can’t Live Without Your Love” (1979)

The Vibe 98.8

  • Mtume – “C.O.D. (I’ll Deliver)” (1984)

Radio Broker

  • Ralph Myerz – “The Teacher” (2006)

The Beat 102.7

  • Fat Joe (feat. Lil Wayne) – Crackhouse (2008)

  • Papoose – Stylin’ (2008)

The Classics

  • Brand Nubian – All for One (1990)

  • Marley Marl (feat. Craig G) – Droppin’ Science (1988)

Episodes and EFLC

K109 – TBOGT

  • “Still In Love” by Rose Royce


  • “Call from the Grave” by Bathory

Liberty Rock Radio – TLAD

  • “Touch Too Much” by AC/DC

  • “Five To One” by The Doors

  • “Jane” by Jefferson Starship

  • “Run To The Hills” by Iron Maiden

Vladivostok FM – TBOGT

  • “Salvation” by Sucker DJs

  • “Music” by Jonathan Peters feat. Maya Azucena

  • “When Love Takes Over” by David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland

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

Video Editor

  • “A City Under Siege” by Boy 8-Bit

  • “Boxer” by Crookers (feat. Nic Sarno)

  • “Stickin” by SonicC

  • “The Best Thing” by Hook N Sling

  • “You Never Know” by Marly

Additional Removals

Bahama Mammas Club Mix * “TBOGT Theme (Downtempo Mix)” by Aaron Johnston, Jesse Murphy & Avi Bortnick (Previously Unused)

New songs for 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

Although it’s sad to see this occur, it’s also not the first time it has happened. Both San Andreas and Vice City were given a similar treatment upon their 10-year anniversaries — without warning, no less.

That said, I’m extra curious now if disc copies of Grand Theft Auto IV for the Xbox 360 work on Xbox One X without the need for any update. If you’re on PlayStation 3, oddly enough, Rockstar apparently sent out codes for the lost tunes as some sort of weird workaround.

At least they gave everybody a heads up this time around. Here’s to hoping they do the same in October for Midnight Club: Los Angeles for its 10-year anniversary.

IV Song Removal Due to Licenses Expiring [GTAForums]

Dan Roemer
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