The Songs of the Fallout Series Now on Official Spotify Playlist

Enjoy good music.
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The experience of playing a video game, like watching a movie, is heightened when accompanied with good music. When Fallout was first released in 1997, players were not only treated to a post-nuclear and retro-futuristic world but were also welcomed with the somber opening notes of a guitar.

A quarter of a century later, the game's use of mid-twentieth-century popular music fleshed out the world and tone of the series, which became a favorite of many fans of the franchise. Indeed, no trip across the wasteland is complete without checking out what's playing on the airwaves.

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the series, Bethesda revealed in a post that it wanted to have the experience of listening to those songs even when players are not logged in.So, an official Spotify playlist has been released for everyone to enjoy.

Here are some of the songs you can enjoy:

  • “Maybe” by The Ink Spots
    • For those having a hard time on where to start, this is it. The Ink Spots have made frequent appearances in the series but the introduction of “Maybe” in the original Fallout has made the pop vocal group synonymous with exploring the wasteland for an entire generation of fans.
  • ​“Anything Goes” by Cole Porter
    • It’s a catchy show tune that isn’t just good for getting caught in your head. The lyrics in this toe-tapping song describe a world declining rapidly and on the brink of madness.
  • “Johnny Guitar” by Peggy Lee
    • Written for the mid-’50s film of the same name, this forlorn melody is able to set the mood especially when you’re wandering the Mojave Wasteland’s lonesome and dusted highways in Fallout: New Vegas .
  • “Pistol-Packin' Mama” by Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
    • The streak of the franchise when it comes to finding some levity in chaos shines in this track from Fallout 4. Here, Bing Crosby plays out his role of being hounded by the Andrews Sisters.
  • “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by The Beach Boys
    • ​This song brings the sun-soaked sounds of the late ‘60s to Fallout 76. The wilds of post-nuclear Appalachia offer a darker lens to this otherwise peppy Beach Boys track that’s about pining for a brighter future with fellow wastelanders.

You can view the massive collection of songs made for Spotify here. Learn more about the 25th anniversary celebration here.

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