GTA IV – The Ballad of Gay Tony ~ K109 The Studio

Today I want to flashback to an epic compilation album I made years and years ago; I STILL jam out to this a lot. I would love to take credit for this amazing playlist of songs, but the real credit goes to Rockstar Games for their amazing work on Grand Theft Auto IV: Episodes From Liberty City. The first DLC for the 4th game was The Ballad of Gay Tony; this story-line featured the life of a bouncer named Luis Lopez who worked as a bodyguard for Tony Prince, a nightclub owner. One of the nightclubs, Hercules (a gay-friendly club to be precise), featured the killer disco arrangement that I’ve put together here. As with the other games in this series, one could also enjoy these songs on the radio while driving, particularly station K109 The Studio. I remember being addicted to these songs at the time, so I researched the full list of them and threw this album together. As always, I encourage supporting the original artists, but I admit that might be hard given the age of these songs. For now, I’ve uploaded them here for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!

  1. 01 Young Hearts Run Free Candi Staton 4:03
  2. 02 Everybody Dance Chic 3:22
  3. 03 He's The Greatest Dancer Sister Sledge 3:38
  4. 04 There But For The Grace Of God Go I Machine 7:13
  5. 05 I Need You Sylvester 4:28
  6. 06 Relight My Fire Dan Hartman 6:38
  7. 07 Boogie Oogie Oogie A Taste of Honey 6:21
  8. 08 A Lover's Holiday Change 6:13
  9. 09 Any Love Rufus; Chaka Khan 4:51
  10. 10 Put Your Body In It Stephanie Mills 5:58
  11. 11 (Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop The Fatback Band 3:14
  12. 12 Shake Your Groove Thing Peaches & Herb 5:32
  13. 13 Disco Inferno (Burn Baby Burn) The Trammps 6:25
  14. 14 Still In Love Rose Royce 5:08
  15. 15 Doin' The Dog Creme D'Cocoa 7:27
  16. 16 Menergy Patrick Cowley; Sylvester 5:36

Credits

Young Hearts Run Free

Performed by CANDI STATON
Written & Composed by DAVID CRAWFORD
Sourced from Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free (1976)

Everybody Dance

Performed by CHIC
Written & Composed by NILE RODGERS ; BERNARD EDWARDS
Sourced from Chic – Everybody Dance (1978)

He’s The Greatest Dancer

Performed by SISTER SLEDGE
Written & Composed by NILE RODGERS ; BERNARD EDWARDS
Sourced from Sister Sledge – He’s The Greatest Dancer (1979)

There But For The Grace Of God Go I

Written, Composed & Performed by MACHINE
Sourced from Machine – There But For The Grace Of God Go I (1979)

I Need You

Written, Composed & Performed by SYLVESTER
Sourced from Sylvester – I Need You (1980)

Relight My Fire

Written, Composed & Performed by DAN HARTMAN
Sourced from Dan Hartman – Relight My Fire (1979)

Boogie Oogie Oogie

Performed by A TASTE OF HONEY
Written & Composed by JANICE JOHNSON ; PERRY KIBBLE
Sourced from A Taste of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie (1978)

A Lover’s Holiday

Performed by CHANGE
Written & Composed by DAVIDE ROMANI ; TANYAYETTE WILLOUGHBY
Sourced from Change – A Lover’s Holiday (1980)

Any Love

Performed by RUFUS & CHAKA KHAN
Written & Composed by DAVID WOLINSKI
Sourced from Rufus & Chaka – Masterjam (1979)

Put Your Body In It

Performed by STEPHANIE MILLS
Written & Composed by EDWARD MOORE ; HOWARD KING
Sourced from Stephanie Mills – What Cha’ Gonna Do With My Lovin’ (1979)

(Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop

Written, Composed & Performed by THE FATBACK BAND
Sourced from (Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop (1975)

Shake Your Groove Thing

Performed by PEACHES & HERB
Written & Composed by DINO FEKARIS ; FREDDY PERREN
Sourced from Peaches & Herb – Shake Your Groove Thing (1978)

Disco Inferno (Burn Baby Burn)

Performed by THE TRAMMPS
Written & Composed by LEROY GREEN ; RON “HAVE MERCY” KERSEY
Sourced from The Trammps – Disco Inferno (1976)

Still In Love

Written, Composed & Performed by ROSE ROYCE
Sourced from Rose Royce – Still In Love (1982)

Doin’ The Dog

Written, Composed & Performed by CREME D’COCOA
Sourced from Creme D’Cocoa – Doin’ The Dog (1979)

Menergy

Performed by PATRICK COWLEY ; SYLVESTER
Written & Composed by PATRICK COWLEY
Sourced from Patrick Cowley – Menergy (1981)