GTA 5 Online: Wanna be startin’ somethin’ and other songs

gta 5 online music list

One of the key elements in every great game is the music, back in the day the game industry was small and the only music you could buy was old songs by unknown artists from small record labels. Today, the game industry is larger than the film industry and we now have professional composers writing the music and professional musicians working full time for game companies.

Take-Two Interactive Software) has always invested a lot of money in the soundtrack for all their games, including the GTA 5 Online soundtrack.

Here are some interesting facts about the music from the game.

The music supervisor in charge of Grand Theft Auto V Online, Ivan Pavlovich, is doing a superb job and he should get a raise.

Wanna be startin’ somethin’ is a song by Michael Jackson from the album Thriller which is still the best selling album of all time with at least 42,400,000 copies sold worldwide since 1982. The album won 8 Grammy Awards in one night, which was a record at the time. That record is currently shared with Carlos Santana from Mexico, which also won 8 Grammy Awards sixteen years later with the album Supernatural. If you are only going to buy one album in your lifetime from a musician from Mexico, buy this one.

For many years, Thriller was the most honored album until Come Away with me by Norah Jones and Genius Loves Company by Ray Charles were released in 2002 and 2004 respectively.

Today, the most honored album of all time is How to dismantle and atomic bomb by U2 tied with Supernatural with 9 Grammy Awards.

As of 02/15/2014, Michael Jackson remains on the Billboard 200 with the album Number Ones.

You can watch It was a good day and Check yo’ self by Ice Cube here and the video below.

If you have not seen these music videos, make sure you watch first It was a good day.

Montell Jordan sold a lot of records back in 1995 and went all the way to the top of the Billboard 100 with This is how we do it which has been viewed over 15,000,000 times on Google YouTube. However, most people have not seen the original version called Children’s Story by the Slick Rick, which you can hear when you are playing Grand Theft Auto.

Calle 13 is a Puerto Rican group started by two brothers, one studied to be an accountant and the other studied to become a software developer.  They now have 3 Grammy Awards and 19 Latin Grammy Awards. Don’t let anybody tell you what you should do with your life, including your own family and friends. If they are sending you to Harvard to become a lawyer and your gut is telling you to do something else then DO IT. You can watch atrevete te te here.

Michael Crichton actually went to Harvard and graduated as a Medical Doctor.

Richard Page used to work as a session musician for the great Quincy Jones and actually composed songs for Michael Jackson, Donna Summer, Kenny Loggins and others.

He was so good, that he was offered the opportunity to replace Bobby Kimball as the lead singer of Toto. Later he was offered the chance to replace Peter Cetera as the lead singer of Chicago. He refused both jobs. Here is a song from his Welcome to the Real World Album which went all the way to the top of the Billboard 200 in 1986.


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