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This morning I awoke to the usual chaos of a battlefield, with what seemed to be classical music playing in the background, courtesy of my Dad playing Fallout 4. As I was getting up, the song changed, and I actually liked it.

I found out that my Dad had been on Classical Radio, on the Pipboys radio section, so I am wondering if the songs that play on these channels are original or if they they come from other real life albums. If they come from a real life source, than what are the tracks and albums?

  • Have you tried running the tracks past a music identification service such as soundhound.com or shazam.com – David Yell May 24 '16 at 9:53
  • The songs on Diamond City Radio are most certainly real songs, I am unsure of classical (I tend not to use it); I would assume so. @DavidYell had a great idea however – nickson104 May 24 '16 at 9:54
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    <flashbacks to Fallout 3> ♫ "BONGO BONGO BONGO I DON'T WANNA LEAVE THE CONGO OH NO NO NO NO" – Robotnik May 26 '16 at 3:43
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Over at this Fallout 4 Wiki is a list of all songs in Fallout 4. According to this list, the majority of the songs on Diamond City Radio are real songs from the 1930ies to 1960ies.

There are a few songs, sung by the in-game character "Magnolia", that appear on Diamond City Radio. These songs were recorded specifically for the game:

  • Baby It's Just You
  • Good Neighbor
  • I'm the One You're Looking For
  • Man Enough
  • Train Train

The Classical Radio also seems to feature real songs since there are works from Beethoven, Wagner, Brahms etc.

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The songs you hear on the radio are mostly out-of-verse songs from the 30s-60s, and the classical period.

In Fallout 4, radio songs are split across 2 radio stations: Diamond City Radio and Classical Radio. Diamond City Radio also plays a series that were written exclusively for Fallout 4 by Lynda Carter, who voices the in-game singer, Magnolia.


Classical Radio

Classical Radio plays classical music, all of which are real classical pieces from artists such as Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludvig von Beethoven.

Classical Radio also has ties to the Institute. If you enjoy listening to the Classical Radio station, be advised that destroying the Institute will shut down the radio station, after which classical songs can only be heard from juke boxes.


Diamond City Radio

Most of the songs you hear on Diamond City Radio come from between the 30s and 40s. Some recordings are new to Fallout 4, while others have featured in other titles. Diamond City also plays the 5 tracks sung by Magnolia.

Songs new to Diamond City Radio

Songs from Galaxy News Radio

The following songs were also played on Galaxy News Radio in Fallout 3.

Songs by Magnolia

The songs sung by Magnolia were recorded exclusively for Fallout 4 by the characters voice actress, Lynda Carter. Lynda Carter has previously played Wonder Woman, and provided voice acting for Skyrim.

The songs are also attributed to John Jarvis and Kerry Max, and do not appear to have been released anywhere but in game.

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Yes. For example, two of the original theme songs from Fallout 2 and 3, Maybe and I don’t want to set the world on fire, are works of Ink Spot, a band from 1930s. Bethesda has also included many other Ink Spot’s songs, along with some other mid 1900 songs.

  • Don't forget Louis Armstrong's A Kiss to Build a Dream On from Fallout 2. – Mani5556 May 24 '16 at 16:22

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