Mafia 3 Features 100 Songs, Playlist Available Now On Pandora
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2K Games and Hangar 13 Studios revealed all 100 songs that will be available in Mafia III when it launches on October 7th later this year for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The game will mark the return to a series that’s been dormant for quite some time, and the developers will have a lot to live up to based on what 2K originally achieved with Mafia II.

As far as the soundtrack is concerned, it looks like it has an eclectic mix of unforgettable tunes from some of the greats from that era. All of the music is designed to latch gamers onto the motif of 1968 New Bordeux, a fictional city themed after New Orleans in Louisiana.

There are some really good songs from some renown artists on the playlist. You can check it out below, as listed over on the official website.

  • ? And The Mysterians: “Ninety-Six Tears”
  • The Animals: “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place”
  • Aretha Franklin: “Chain of Fools,” “Respect”
  • Barry Maguire: “Eve of Destruction”
  • Beach Boys: “Help Me, Rhonda,” “Heroes and Villains,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”
  • Beethoven Ben: “Dance of the Hours”
  • Big Brother & The Holding Company: “Piece of My Heart”
  • Blue Cheer: “Good Times Are So Hard To Find”
  • Bobby Fuller Four: “I Fought The Law”
  • Box Tops: “The Letter”
  • Canned Heat: “On The Road Again”
  • Chambers Brothers: “I Can’t Turn You Loose”
  • Clarence Carter: “Slip Away”
  • Clifton Chenier: “Ay-Tete-Fee”
  • Count Five: “Psychotic Reaction”
  • Cream: “White Room”
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival: “Proud Mary,” “Fortunate Son,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Born on the Bayou”
  • Del Shannon: “Runaway,” “Keep Searchin’ (We’ll Follow The Sun)”
  • Delta Rae: “Bottom of the River”
  • Dewey Edwards: “I Let A Good Thing Go By”
  • Diana Ross & The Supremes: “Love Child”
  • Dusty Springfield: “Son of a Preacher Man”
  • Eddie Floyd: “Knock on Wood”
  • Elvis: “A Little Less Conversation”
  • Etta James: “Don’t Go To Strangers”
  • Four Tops: “Reach Out, I’ll Be There”
  • Freddie Cannon: “Palisades Park”
  • Iron Butterfly: “In A Gadda Da Vida”
  • James Brown: “I Got You (I Feel Good)”
  • Jefferson Airplane: “Somebody to Love,” “White Rabbit”
  • John Lee Hooker: “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”
  • Johnny Cash: “Folsom Prison Blues (Live),” “Ring of Fire”
  • Jr. Walker and the All Stars: “Shotgun”
  • L.C. Cooke: “Take Me For What I Am”
  • Lightnin’ Hopkins: “Black Ghost Blues,” “Sinner’s Prayer,” “The Howling Wolf”
  • Lightnin’ Slim: “G.I. Blues”
  • Little Richard: “Long Tall Sally”
  • Lonnie Youngblood: “Go Go Shoes”
  • Martha and the Vendellas: “Nowhere to Run”
  • Marvin Gaye: “You”
  • Mercy Dee Walton: “Five Card Hand”
  • Misfits: “You Belong To Me”
  • Mourning Ritual (ft. Peter Dreimanis): “Bad Moon Rising”
  • Otis Redding: “Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay,” “Hard To Handle”
  • Otis Redding & Carla Thomas: “Tramp”
  • Otis Spann: “Must Have Been The Devil”
  • Patsy Cline: “Crazy”
  • Paul Revere and the Raiders: “Kicks”
  • Ramones: “Palisades Park”
  • Roger Miller: “King of the Road”
  • Roosevelt Sykes: “Hey Big Momma”
  • Roy Orbison: “Running Scared”
  • Rufus Thomas: “Walking The Dog”
  • Sam and Dave: “Hold On, I’m Comin’,” “Soul Man”
  • Sam Cooke: “Chain Gang,” “Wonderful World,” “Bring It On Home To Me,” “Another Saturday Night,” “I’m Gonna Forget About You”
  • Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs: “Li’l Red Riding Hood”
  • Sonny Rhodes: “You Better Stop”
  • Status Quo: “Pictures Of Matchstick Men”
  • Steppenwolf: “Desperation,” “Born To Be Wild”
  • Supremes: You Keep Me Hangin’ On
  • Temptations: “I Wish It Would Rain”
  • The Animals: “House of the Rising Sun”
  • The Avengers: “Paint It Black”
  • The Band: “The Weight”
  • The Chambers Brothers: “Time Has Come Today”
  • The Dramatics: “Get Up and Get Down”
  • The Duprees: “You Belong To Me”
  • The Fun Sons: “Hang Ten”
  • The Miracles: “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me”
  • The Rolling Stones: “Mother’s Little Helper,” “Paint It Black,” “Sympathy For The Devil,” “Street Fighting Man,”
  • The Searchers: “Take Me For What I’m Worth,” “Needles & Pins”
  • The Shadows of Knight: “I Got My Mojo Working”
  • The Supremes: “Baby Love”
  • The Tams: “What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am)”
  • The Temptations: “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”
  • The Troggs: “Wild Thing”
  • Three Dog Night: “One”
  • Vanilla Fudge: “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”

According to Haden Blackman, studio head and creative director at Hangar 13…

“The 1960s marked some of the best years for artistic expression. From rhythm and blues to the transformative progression of rock and roll, it is critical for us to represent this era accurately and authentically in Mafia III,” “This soundtrack immerses players into a golden age of music that includes some of the greatest and most beloved artists and music of all time.”

I wouldn’t necessarily call the 1960s the “golden age” of music… I mean, the 1970s were pretty badass, too. And oh man, there’s no era with nostalgic music I listen to more than probably the 1980s.

Even still, with artists like The Temptations and The Rolling Stones on the list above, it’s hard to argue about the quality of music they have prepped for Mafia III.

If you really want to experience the game’s soundtrack as intended, there’s a pre-order bonus that comes on a 180 gram vinyl that’s part of the collector’s edition. If you can’t afford the collector’s edition, 26 songs from the game’s original soundtrack will be available for digital purchase. And if that’s not enough, you can head to Pandora right now and load up the Mafia III playlist to begin listening to some of the classics listed above, ahead of the game’s release.

Mafia III is due to drop on Xbox One, PS4 and PC starting October 7th this fall. It’s kind of a shame they don’t have Dorothy’s “Gun In My Hand” on the list because that song fits Mafia III so well.


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