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The Fallout 4 soundtrack contains two main elements:

  • The ambient soundtrack composed by Inon Zur.
  • Songs and other musical works which are played by the various radio stations.

BackgroundEdit

Composer Inon Zur returns again to create the orchestral score. For Fallout 4 he felt that game is a more personal story, this time making the piano take a more prominent role in the game's score. He combined a real piano with an electric piano to make a "sound that is really round and not bright at all but very lush."

In addition, he crafted the soundscapes with unorthodox instruments focusing on three elements: "classical instruments; electronic instruments; and a non-musical instrument or an ethnic/primitive instrument." Players could immediately tell what sort of area they were in based on the background instrumentation.[1]

It was also announced that the game would offer "three times the amount of music (compared with Fallout 3)" combining the instantly recognizable with the lesser-known tracks by well-known artists.

The third section focuses on obscure tracks from long-forgotten bands "with ludicrous lyrics and a distinctive sound".

"It's All Over But the Crying" was the first song chosen with The Ink Spots as a hallmark of the series. While the recognizable opening guitar riff evokes a sense of nostalgia, the second half provides a lively, hopeful setting.

Music Supervision and licensing was done by Christopher S. Parker and Ian M. Anderson, music coordinator for Brandracket, LLC.

With Chris, director Todd Howard delved into the area of music history of artists who did songs about uranium and radioactivity with a naiveté to the lyrics. "Back when these songs came out, society was fueled by a utopian optimism that stood in stark contrast with the apocalyptic nature of world-destroying atomic weapons."

Many of these songs originated from the soundtrack to the 1982 documentary The Atomic Cafe and later expanded by the Atomic Platters and CONELRAD Radio.[2]

In addition, a collaboration with singer Lynda Carter was announced to write and perform original songs for the game. Carter was inserted in the game as Magnolia a singer in Goodneighbor.[3]

Musical tracksEdit

Radio songsEdit

Diamond City RadioEdit

Note: songs marked with a (†) have been reprised from Fallout 3.

A Wonderful Guy

Written by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Tex Beneke and sung by Claire Chatwin
(C) 1949 Williamson Music, An Imagem Company (ASCAP)
Courtesy of The Orchard

Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive

Written by Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen
Performed by Bing Crosby
(C) 1944 Harwin Music Co. (ASCAP)
All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.
Courtesy of HLC Properties, Ltd.

Anything Goes

Written and Performed by Cole Porter
(C) 1934 (Renewed) WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of RCA Records and Sony Music Entertainment
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing

Atom Bomb Baby

Written by J F Young
Performed by The Five Stars
(C) 1957 Published by Benjon Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises

Butcher Pete (Part 1)

Written by Roy Brown and Henry Glover
Performed by Roy Brown
(C) 1949 Brown Angel Music Publishing (BMI), Fort Knox-Trio Music c/o Carlin America, Inc. (BMI), Arc Music Corp. (BMI)
Courtesy of King Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Video Game Licensing

Butcher Pete (Part 2)

Written by Roy Brown, Henry Glover
Performed by Roy Brown
(C) 1949 Brown Angel Music Publishing (BMI), Fort Knox-Trio Music c/o Carlin America, Inc. (BMI), Arc Music Corp. (BMI)
Courtesy of King Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Video Game Licensing

Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo)

Written by Bob Hilliard and Carl Sigman
Performed by the Andrews Sisters with Danny Kaye
(C) 1947 (Renewed) by Better Half Music Co. (a division of Bourne Co.) (ASCAP) and Music Sales Corporation (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises

Crawl Out Through The Fallout

Written and Performed by Sheldon Allman
(C) 1960 Arvon Music Co. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Essential Media Group LLC

Crazy He Calls Me

Written by Bob Russell and Carl Sigman
Performed by Billie Holiday
(C) 1949 Published by Music Sales Corporation (ASCAP)
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group under license from Universal Music Enterprises

Dear Hearts and Gentle People

Written by Bob Hilliard and Music by Sammy Fain
Performed by Bob Crosby and the Bobcats
(C) 1949 by Better Half Music (ASCAP) and Fain Music Company (ASCAP)
Courtesy of The Orchard

Easy Living

Written by Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin
Performed by Billie Holiday
(C) 1937 Famous Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Columbia Records and Sony Music Entertainment
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing

Good Rockin' Tonight

Written and Performed by Roy Brown
(C) 1948 Brown Angel Music Publishing (BMI) and Brown Angel Publishing (GEMA)
Courtesy of Gusto Records, Inc.

Grandma Plays the Numbers

Written by Wynonie Harris and John Mason
Performed by Wynonie Harris
(C) 1949 Trio Music Company (BMI)
Used by permission of Fort Knox Music Inc. c/o Carlin America, Inc.
Courtesy of Gusto Records, Inc.

Happy Times

Written by Sylvia Fine
Performed by Bob Crosby and the Bobcats
(C) 1949 (Renewed) Warner Bros. Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of The Orchard

He's a Demon, He's a Devil, He's a Doll

Written by Don Raye and Harold Spina
Performed by Betty Hutton
(C) 1951 Big Four Music Company (ASCAP)
Courtesy of RCA Records and Sony Music Entertainment
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing

I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire

Written by Eddie Seiler, Sol Marcus, Bennie Benjamin, and Eddie Durham
Performed by The Ink Spots
(C) 1940 Eddie Durham Swing Music Publishing (ASCAP), Ocheri Publishing Corp., administered by
Warner/Chappell Music International LTD (ASCAP) and Bienstock Publishing Co.
o/b/o Redwood Music Ltd. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Musical Enterprises

Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall

Written by Doris Fisher and Allan Roberts
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald and The Ink Spots
(C) 1944 Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP) and Music Sales Corporation (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises

It's A Man

Written by Cy Coben
Performed by Betty Hutton
(C) 1951 Delmore Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of RCA Records and Sony Music Entertainment
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing

It's All Over But the Crying

Written by Seger Ellis and Russ Morgan
Performed by The Ink Spots
(C) 1948 Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises

Keep a Knockin' (But You Can't Come In)

Written by Bert Mays and J. Mayo Williams
Performed by Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
(C) 1939 Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group under license from Universal Music Enterprises

Maybe

Written by Allan Flynn and Frank Madden
Performed by The Ink Spots
(C) 1935 EMI Robbins Catalog Inc. (administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.)
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises

Mighty, Mighty Man

Written and Performed by Roy Brown
(C) 1949 Brown Angel Music Publishing (BMI), Arc Music Corp. (BMI), and Fort Knox Music Inc.
c/o Carlin America, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of King Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Video Game Licensing

One More Tomorrow

Written by Edgar Delange, Ernesto Lecuona, and Josef Myrow
Performed by Frankie Carle & His Orchestra
(C) 1945 (Renewed) WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) and Scarsdale Music Crop.In-game spelling, punctuation and/or grammarIcon sic (ASCAP)
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing

Orange Colored Sky

Written by Milton Delugg and Willie Stein
Performed by Nat King Cole
(C) 1950 Amy Dee Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Capitol Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises

Personality

Written by Johnny Burke and Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Performed by Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers, Jo Stafford
(C) 1946 (Renewed) by Bourne Co. (ASCAP) and Music Sales Corporation (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Capitol Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises

Pistol Packin' Mama

Written by Al Dexter
Performed by Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
(C) 1942 Universal - Songs of PolyGram International, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises

Right Behind You Baby

Written by Charlie Rich
Performed by Ray Smith
(C) 1958 (Renewed) Hi Lo Music, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Sun Entertainment Corporation

Rocket 69

Written by Henry Glover and Sydney Nathan
Performed by Todd Rhodes Orchestra: Vocal by Connie Allen and the Band
(C) 1952 Trio Music Company (BMI) and Fort Knox Music Inc. c/o Carlin America, INC. (BMI)
Courtesy of Gusto Records, Inc.

Sixty Minute Man

Written by William Ward
Performed by The Dominoes
(C) 1951 Trio Music Company (BMI)
Used by permission of Fort Knox Music Inc. c/o Carlin America, Inc.
Courtesy of Gusto Records, Inc.

The End of the World

Written by Sylvia Dee and Arthur Kent
Performed by Skeeter Davis
(C) 1962 Music Sales Corporation (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Sony Music Nashville
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing

The Wanderer

Written by Ernie Maresca
Performed by Dion
(C) 1964 Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
Courtesy of Capitol Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises

Undecided

Written by Sydney Robin and Charles Shavers
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald
(C) 1938 Universal Music Corp (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises

Uranium Fever

Written by Penny Britt
Performed by Elton Britt
(C) 1955 Trio Music Company (BMI) and Alley Music Corp. c/o Carlin America. (BMI)
Courtesy of RCA Records and Sony Music Entertainment
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing

Uranium Rock

Written by Alonzo Hopson Jr.
Performed by Warren Smith
(C) 1958 Universal - Cedarwood Publishing (BMI)
Courtesy of Sun Entertainment Corporation

Way Back Home

Written by Tom Waring and Al Lewis
Performed by Bob Crosby and the Bobcats
(C) 1935 Warner Bros. Inc. (ASCAP) and Sovereign Music Co. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of The Orchard

Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

Written by David Curlee Williams
Performed by Big Maybelle
(C) 1955 Nimani Entertainment/Tyrone A. Wallace (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing

Worry, Worry, Worry

Written by George Tibbles and Ramez Idriss
Performed by The Three Suns
(C) 1947 Colgems - EMI Music Inc. administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of RCA Records and Sony Music Entertainment

Magnolia's songsEdit

The soundtrack also features original songs composed and performed by Lynda Carter, John Jarvis, and Kerry Marx as sung by the character, Magnolia, in the game.

Baby It's Just You

Written and Performed by Lynda Carter, John Jarvis, and Kerry Marx
(C)2015 Lynda Carter, John Jarvis, and Kerry Marx (BMI)

Good Neighbor

Written and Performed by Lynda Carter, John Jarvis, and Kerry Marx
(C)2015 Lynda Carter, John Jarvis, and Kerry Marx (BMI)

I'm the One You're Looking For

Written and Performed by Lynda Carter, John Jarvis, and Kerry Marx
(C)2015 Lynda Carter, John Jarvis, and Kerry Marx (BMI)

Man Enough

Written and Performed by Lynda Carter, John Jarvis, and Kerry Marx
(C)2015 Lynda Carter, John Jarvis, and Kerry Marx (BMI)

Train Train

Written and Performed by Lynda Carter, John Jarvis, and Kerry Marx
(C)2015 Lynda Carter, John Jarvis, and Kerry Marx (BMI)

Classical RadioEdit

  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Lute Suite in E minor - Courante
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat major: Maestoso - Allegro
  • Johannes Brahms: Tragic Overture, Op. 81
  • Frederic Chopin: Introduction and Polonaise brillante in C major
  • Frederic Chopin: Nocturne in E-flat major No. 2, Op. 9
  • Frederic Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
  • Claude Debussy: Jeux de Vagues (from ['La Mer')
  • Claude Debussy: Nuages (from 'Nocturnes')
  • Edward Elgar: Nimrod (from 'Enigma Variations')
  • Edward Elgar: "Salut D'Amour"
  • Alec Gould: Valse Diable
  • Edvard Grieg: In the Hall of the Mountain King (from 'Peer Gynt')
  • Edvard Grieg: Morning Mood (from 'Peer Gynt')
  • Gustav Holst: Mars, the Bringer of War (from 'The Planets Suite')
  • Franz Liszt: Consolations No. 3
  • Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
  • Modest Mussorgsky: Gopak (from 'The Fair at Sorochyntsi')
  • Modest Mussorgsky: Meditation
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: The Sea and Sinbad's Ship (from 'Scheherazade')
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: The Elephant, The Cuckoo, The Swan (from 'The Carnival of the Animals')
  • Domenico Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in F Minor, K. 19
  • Robert Schumann: Faust Overture
  • Bedrich Smetana: 3 Polkas de salon, Op. 7
  • Johann Strauss II: The Blue Danube Waltz
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Finale
  • Richard Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries (from 'Die Walküre')

Additional licensed tracksEdit

Additional tracks are licensed from APM, a production music company.

Ambient musicEdit

iTunes release Edit

The original soundtrack for Fallout 4 was released on iTunes on November 6, 2015. The album in its entirety costs $16.[4]

Track Title Time
1 Main Theme 3:02
2 The Commonwealth 4:10
3 Of Green and Grey 4:46
4 Portal to the Past 3:37
5 Standoff 2:12
6 Combat Ready 2:02
7 Deeper and Darker 3:45
8 Wandering - The Blasted Forest, Pt. 1 1:29
9 Brightness Calling 4:58
10 Of the People, for the People 5:01
11 Hope Remains 4:19
12 Wandering - The Blasted Forest, Pt. 2 1:58
13 Predator and Prey 2:06
14 War in the Wastes 3:09
15 Time to Die 2:13
16 Uninvited 4:19
17 Wandering - The City, Pt. 1 2:55
18 Rebuild, Renew 6:11
19 Concrete Mysteries 4:23
20 Tread Carefully 4:37
21 The Infiltrator 2:23
22 No Quarter 2:54
23 Wandering - The City, Pt. 2 2:28
24 The Vigilant 3:36
25 The Warlord 1:43
26 Red Brick, Broken 4:22
27 Lonely Walls 4:16
28 Wandering - The City, Pt. 3 3:51
29 Regrouped, Reloaded 2:06
30 V.A.T.S. or Die 2:19
31 Wandering - The Foothills, Pt. 1 3:52
32 Darkness Falls 4:20
33 War of Wills 3:20
34 Wandering - The Foothills, Pt. 2 2:21
35 Only One Survives 2:06
36 A Critical Chance 1:57
37 Dust & Danger 3:21
38 Liberty Lives 3:18
39 Lost Boston 3:58
40 Wandering - The Foothills, Pt. 3 2:27
41 Honor & Steel 4:15
42 We Are Unstoppable 2:05
43 Dominant Species 2:01
44 Explore and Discover 4:28
45 Wandering - The Glowing Sea Pt. 1 3:28
46 The Stars My Solace 4:16
47 Imagine Utopia 2:52
48 Lone Wandering 4:23
49 Wandering - The Glowing Sea Pt. 2 2:05
50 The Last Mariner 5:24
51 Echoes of the Dead 2:07
52 Enough is Enough 2:17
53 Wandering - The Coast, Pt. 1 1:54
54 Humanity's Hope 3:05
55 Endless Ocean, Endless Dreams 5:33
56 No Voices, No Cries 2:12
57 Wandering - The Coast, Pt. 2 3:56
58 Covert Action 3:33
59 Rise and Prevail 2:14
60 No More Sails 4:19
61 Wandering - The Coast, Pt. 3 3:33
62 In This Together 4:46
63 Still Standing 4:02
64 Science & Secrecy 3:57
65 Fallout 4 Main Theme ('Spinner' Mix) 2:49

OtherEdit

Often used when the personal nuclear protection modules are opened. Used at several museum displays

Behind the scenesEdit

  • In an interview with iDigitalTimes, audio director Mark Lampert hints at another atomic war-pop song from the Dot Records catalog.[5]
    • Looking at the track listing for the Atomic Platters, the only songs to have come on the Dot label were The Five Stars' "Atom Bomb Baby" (initially issued on Kernel then reissued nationwide on Dot) and The Commodores' "Uranium'.[6]
    • A cut line Travis Miles voiceline introduces Dore Albert's "Fallout Shelter".[7] It was issued on Carnival Records and later on Dot Records.
  • During the infamous Survivor2299 hoax, "The End of the World" was suggested to be a new song in Fallout 4. The singer, however, was Patti Page instead of Skeeter Davis.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Fallout 4 – Behind the Score with Inon Zur"
  2. [1] Atomic Platters Website
  3. "Facing the Music in Fallout 4".
  4. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fallout-4-original-game-soundtrack/id1052835490
  5. Fallout 4 Soundtrack News: Audio Director Mark Lampert Confirms New Track at idigitaltimes.com
  6. The Atomic Platters Box Set at atomicplatters.com
  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH8xGPlIVAk
  8. Fallout 4 Trailer Audio Potentially Leaked: Reddit Questions Legitimacy


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