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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Fallout 4: The Diamond City Radio Playlist (2015)

If you follow me on Twitter, you know I'm a huge fan of Fallout 4. I was only given a Playstation on Christmas last year, and I think I became a fan of it after seeing videos of it on Youtube. As a surprise, the wife got me Fallout 4. Thankfully not 76, because many seem to dislike it. But 4 got my attention in the first place, and now I'm playing it whenever I can. Now, for those who consider themselves gaming fanatics, let me warn you, I'm still a noob. I've got prior to this game no gaming experience whatsoever, and thankfully we will not discuss the game, but only one tiny feature that is present in this game, and gets a lot of plays on Soundcloud and Youtube: Diamond City Radio!

I still need to discover all the perks of this game, but what I can tell you is that I'm addicted. Truly addicted. And I'm in love with the music they used for this 'radio' station. I've been listening to this for weeks now, not only during me playing the actual game, but there are plenty of channels on Youtube and Soundcloud dedicated to the game. You can literally find everything on here. So what kind of music can you hear? Old music. Classic music. Timeless music. But also music that will remain in your head, long after you stopped playing the game.

Someone on Youtube made this video, and all the track names are in chronological order. Don't expect the usual hard style music I normally write about , in this video. If you are a fan of the game, or just Jazzy music in general, you will love this! Sit back, and enjoy!

01. Tex Beneke - A Wonderful Guy

02. Bing Crosby - Accentuate The Positive

03. Cole Porter - Anything Goes

04. The Five Stars - Atom Bomb Baby

05. Roy Brown - Butcher Pete (Part 1)

06. Roy Brown - Butcher Pete (Part 2)

07. Danny Kaye - Civilization (Bongo Bongo Bongo)

08. Sheldon Allman - Crawl Out Through The Fallout

09. Billie Holiday - Crazy He Calls Me

10. Bob Crosby - Dear Hearts And Gentle People

11. Billy Holiday - Easy Living

12. Roy Brown - Good Rocking Tonight

13. Wynonie Harries - Grandma Plays The Numbers

14. Bob Crosby - Happy Times

15. Betty Hutton - He's A Demon

16. The Ink Spots - I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire

17. Ella Fitzgerald - Into Each Life

18. Betty Hutton - It's A Man

19. The Ink Spots - It's All Over But The Crying

20. Louis Jordan - Keep A Knockin'

21. The Ink Spots - Maybe

22. Roy Brown - Mighty, Mighty Man

23. Frankie Carle - One More Tomorrow

24. Nat King Cole - Orange Colored Sky

25. Johnny Mercer - Personality

26. Bing Crosby - Pistol Packin' Mama

27. Ray Smith - Right Behind You Baby

28. Connie Allen - Rocket 69

29. Billy Ward And The Dominoes - Sixty Minute Man

30. Skeeter Davis - The End Of The World

31. Dion - The Wanderer

32. Ella Fitzgerald - Undecided

33. Elton Britt - Uranium Fever

34. Warren Smith - Uranium Rock

35. Bob Crosby - Way Back Home

36. Big Maybelle - Whole Lotta Shakin Going On

37. The Three Suns - Worry Worry Worry

Funny side note: a couple of weeks ago, me and the wife went to Bletchley Park, the famous location where they 'cracked' the Enigma code, and we had afternoon tea there. Guess what kind of music they played? Correct. This kind of music. Well, not the saucy and sexual tinted tracks, but the 'clean' records. It gave me a nice feeling: small sandwiches, small tea, in a nice location, with Fallout 4 music. My kind of heaven.

Some of these records are so unique and cool, you might even think that they have been specifically written for the Fallout series, but you've got to remember that when these were originally released, the world was focussed on atomic/nuclear power and the devastation a nuclear bomb creates. It was a different time, a Third World War was closeby. So it might appear to be specifically made for this game, but it wasn't. It was just the state of the world back then. Such a different world.

How cool is it, that music can take you back to this world in an instant? You don't need to be at Bletchley Park to feel like you are in the 40s and 50s. You just need to close your eyes and listen to this. And another amazing thing is that the tunes were short, compared to the music nowadays. But within the shortness it packs a punch.

I love the fact that these tunes are catchy as hell! Nothing like the top 40 from today. The tunes will be forgotten easily, but not these tunes. Yes, they might sound dated, but they will outlive many of the artists who release music in the 10s.

I'm so addicted to this: I can literally sing along each and every record! And at the moment this kind of music is my favourite! Yes, EDM and everything EDM related I love, but my passion lies now with the 40s and 50s music. And Fallout should get some credit, for making me aware of this kind of music. Not something you would look out for, or hear on the radio at all.

Which is my favourite record? 'Pistol Packin Mama' by Bing Crosby. So darn catchy.

Ah hell, it might be 20+ degrees outside, but this reviewer will not leave the house: I must revisit Diamond City, and just relax. Who needs the sunshine when you have got Fallout 4?

Artist: Various Artists

Genre/Style: Pop, Jazz, Country Music, Rock and Roll, Rhythm and Blues

Video Info: Fallout 4: songs playlist- The Diamond City Radio

Length Video: 01:42:05

Tracks: 37 (thirty-seven)

Download/Listen (via Youtube): LISTEN HERE

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More Information: Fallout - Official Website

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