Sunday, February 15, 2009

Burnout: Paradise - "Panama" > "Paradise City"

I have been playing hell of Burnout: Paradise this weekend.

It's amazing how much I'm enjoying it, as I hate driving in general*, and driving GAMES specifically. But Criterion manages to take all the things that normally drag other games down - the simulation style controls, crashing once ruining your good time, and generally just smashing your opponents - and make it their trademark. Well done. Add on all the free content and DLC that they've put onto their platform and Burnout: Paradise quickly becomes an amazing game and an even more amazing achievement for a developer.

I do, however, have one beef with the game: The soundtrack.

Luckily, both platforms allow you to play your own damn music.

So presented here, in full, is my soundtrack for Burnout: Paradise. I shuffle the hell out of them, so pay no attention to the order. But know that all 48 of these tracks are perfectly suited for driving the hell out of cars. 

  1. Panama - Van Halen**
  2. Circle, Square, Triange - Test Icicles
  3. Out of My Mind - The Konks
  4. Back in Black - The Hives
  5. Pump It Up - Elvis Costello
  6. OLE! - The Bouncing Souls
  7. PDA - Interpol
  8. Girlfriend - Avril Lavigne***
  9. Ms. Fat Booty - Mos Def
  10. Nausea - Beck
  11. Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love - Van Halen
  12. Random - Lady Sovereign
  13. Lyrical Swords - GZA & Ras Kass
  14. Song 2 - Blur
  15. Rock N Roll Train - AC/DC
  16. Dancing Queen - Abba
  17. Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees
  18. She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult
  19. Positive Contact - Deltron 3030
  20. Method Man - Wu Tang Clan
  21. Here's Your Future - The Thermals
  22. Troublemaker - Weezer
  23. Bad Scene, Everyone's Fault - Jawbreaker
  24. Do You Want To? - Franz Ferdinand
  25. Bone Machine - Pixies
  26. This is a Call - Foo Fighters
  27. Teen Age Riot - Sonic Youth
  28. Helter Skelter - The Beatles
  29. Just a Gigolo (I Ain't Got Nobody) - David Lee Roth
  30. Shimmy Shimmy Ya - Old Dirty Bastard
  31. Hello There (Steve Albini Version) - Cheap Trick
  32. The Power Is On - The Go! Team
  33. Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
  34. 99 Problems (Helter Skelter Mix) - Danger Mouse
  35. Kiss Off - Violent Femmes
  36. Tick Tick Boom - The Hives
  37. American Hearts - Piebald
  38. Hold Music - Architecture in Helsinki
  39. Beat It - Michael Jackson
  40. Fat Bottomed Girls - Queen
  41. Perfect Hair - Danger Doom
  42. The Final Countdown - Europe
  43. The Militia - Gang Starr
  44. You Vandal - Saves the Day
  45. Dirt of Your Shoulder - Jay-Z
  46. Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode
  47. Baba O'Riley - The Who
  48. Highway to Hell - AC/DC

And with that, I return to Paradise City to smash things to tiny bits. 

I suggest you do the same.


*I don't even have my license for realsies.
** Despite "Paradise City" by Guns N Roses being on disc, Panama by Van Halen is the perfect song for this game. PERFECT. 
*** Look, I seriously don't even want to hear about it, okay?


P2 said...

Beegees and Wutang in one mix. You're either crazy or oddly brilliant. Can't figure out which just yet.

mf said...

Re: ***; I understand completely. No explanation necessary.

mister slim said...

The UNKLE remix of the Queens of the Stone Age track 'No One Knows' is still my favorite song for driving games, as it has been since Burnout 3. I've actually mostly been playing Paradise with the included soundtrack, mostly for the classic Burnout tracks. Though I did leave 'Girlfriend' turned on.