I found a guide on this site that had loads of songs and I spent hours searching for songs from 1980-1984 that would work well for this game. All songs are from the 80s, but I will add 60s/70s tracks to any request.
There are a few good 80s music tracks that we can collect. You don't think it had enough flavour, or that there were just a few songs that were missing? Personally, I found some amazing songs from the 80s that could have been included in this game. However, they were unlikely to be licensed. With the ability to add our own songs, it's not a huge issue. Let me get into it!
For some lore nerds, this may also be true for them. ".
"You Spin Me Right Round" was released in 1985. I like to think that Big Boss is so passionate about music that he has Miller/Ocelot or the intel team to get early music copies for him. He was the first music pirate in the world, show some love.
How do I install the music?
It seems unfair to include this guide without giving you instructions on how to install your song now, doesn't it?
First, you will need.mp3s for all the music that you wish to add. We all have our ways of getting these and I'm sure. Some people can figure out how to get them but I won't link or endorse anything with a skull and a big black cap.
Once you have downloaded/purchased your MP3s, you will need to place them into this route directory. \Steam\steamapps\common\MGS_TPP\CustomSoundtrack This is usually found in the Program Files(x86 folder. For most people it's not. Drag and drop your songs into this folder. For easier navigation, I strongly recommend using proper titles/band name. For example, I used the naming system in this guide.
Quick Note: The game does not seem to be able to input the proper length for my songs. It seems that the game doesn't seem to be able to input a proper duration for my songs.
The Music List! (Finally)
Ok, I've pre-ambled enough, haven't you? Let's get to the point. I am listing them alphabetically by band, not their release years. However, I will try to be helpful and place them wherever possible.
A Flock of Seagulls- I Ran (so Far Away) March 1982
Abba – Super Trouper Nov 1980
ABC – The Look of Love May-August 1982
Bananarama – Cruel Summer June 1983
Benetar – Love is a Battlefield September 1983
Billy Joel – Uptown Girl September 1983
Blondie – Call Me January 1980
Bruce Springsteen – Born in America July 1984
Culture Club – Do you really want to hurt me? September 1982
Culture Club – Karma Chameleon September 1983
Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun September 1983
Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time January 1984
Daryl Hall and Oates: You Make My Dreams Come True ( 1980/April 1981
David Bowie and Queen – Under Pressure October 1981
Depeche Mode – You Can't Get Enough September 1981
Devo – Whip It August 1980
Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen June 1982
Duran Duran – Hungry like the Wolf May 1982
Eurythmics Sweet Dreams January 1983
Foreigner – I Want To Know What Love Is November 1984
Gary Numan – Cars
August 1979 A (I know it isn't an 80s song, but it was released in 1979. It's funny, c'mon. It's funny to drive around Africa with it on.
Joan Jett – A I Love Rock 'n Roll 1981 (Google will show you the original was 1975, JJ's 1981 cover which is what this is)
Journey – Don't Stop Believin October 1981
Katrina and The Waves: Walking on Sunshine 1983
Lionel Richie – All Night Long August 1983
Loverboy – Working for Weekend
Men at Work – Down Under
Safety Dance for Men Without Hats 1982
Micheal Jackson – Beat It
Nena – 99 Luftballoons 24-A14158197A (English re-release made in 1984.)
Night Ranger – Sister Christian March 1984
Phil Collins – In the Air Tonight January 1981
REO Speedwagon – Keep on Loving You November 1980
Rick James – Super Freak August 1981
Rick Springfield – Jessie's Girl February 1981
Rolling Stones – Start Me Up August 1981
Soft Cell – Tainted love recorded 1984
Styx – Mr Roboto February 1983
The Human League – Don’t You Want Me? November 1981
The Police – Every Breath You Take May 1983
Tina Turner – What's love got to do with it? 1984
Toni Basil – Mickey 1982
Toto – Africa June 1982
Twisted Sister – We Are Not Going to Take It April 1984
U2 – Pride in The Name of Love September 1984
Van Halen – Jump December 1983
Wham! Wham! May 1984
Whitesnake – Here I Go Again October 1982
This is my personal playlist of songs. I find they add to the game and give it a more 80s feel than any other tracks. I recommend to anyone doing the Africa Chapter to set your Helicopter Speakers to (if you have researched them to "Toto-Africa".
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