The music of BioShock

I’m having an incredible amount of incoming searches for the BioShock music which is most likely due to the game finally being released on the PS3. I loved the game and I’m happy for everyone that now has a chance to play the game.

The Orchestral score was made available as a download on the ‘Cult of Rapture‘ site just after the 360 release last year. It is incredibly beautiful and I recommend everyone to download it. And whoever said no to free stuff?!

BioShock Orchestral score tracklist:

  1. BioShock Main Theme (The Ocean on His Shoulders)
  2. Welcome to Rapture
  3. Dr. Steinman
  4. The Docks
  5. The Dash
  6. Step Into My Gardens
  7. Dancers on a String
  8. Cohen’s Masterpiece
  9. The Engine City
  10. Empty Houses
  11. This Is Where They Sleep
  12. All Spliced Up

The limited edition of the 360 version also contains three tracks by Moby:

  1. Beyond the Sea
  2. God Bless the Child
  3. Wild Little Sisters

The game furthermore uses a variety of songs from the era. I am so used to hearing them on BioShock that I’m unable to listen to them without being reminded of BioShock! The full list of licensed tracks is:

  1. Django Reinhardt – La Mer (Beyond the Sea)
  2. The Ink Spots – If I Didn’t Care
  3. Noël Coward – The Party’s Over Now
  4. The Ink Spots – The Best Things in Life Are Free
  5. Django Reinhardt – It Had to Be You
  6. Bing Crosby – Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
  7. Johnnie Ray – Just Walking in the Rain
  8. Bing Crosby – Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
  9. The Andrews Sisters – Bei Mir Bist du Schön
  10. Django Reinhardt – Jitterbug Waltz
  11. Billie Holiday – Night and Day
  12. Django Reinhardt – Liza (As the Clouds Roll Away)
  13. Noël Coward – Twentieth Century Blues
  14. Django Reinhardt – Please Be Kind
  15. Bobby Darin – Beyond the Sea
  16. Pytor Llyich Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker Suite: Waltz of the Flowers
  17. Stanley Black – Academy Award
  18. Rosemary Clooney – It’s Bad for Me
  19. Perry Como – Papa Loves Mambo
  20. Billie Holiday – God Bless the Child
  21. Cole Porter – You’re the Top
  22. Mario Lanza – Danny Boy
  23. Patti Page – (How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?
  24. Noël Coward – World Weary



  1. Posted December 12, 2008 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    oooo, awesome. just finally got a 360 to play the game on, and loving it.

  2. Posted December 12, 2008 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    Glad to hear you like it, it’s such an atmospheric game mainly due to the authentic music!

    How far into the game are you?

  3. Posted December 12, 2008 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

    still pretty close to the beginning, life’s been to chaotic for much gaming.

  4. Posted December 12, 2008 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    Fair enough. Just make sure you turn the lights of when playing. ;)

  5. Geoff
    Posted March 3, 2009 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    awesoooooome!!!! thanks for the music, been looking for them 4 ages :)

  6. Posted March 5, 2009 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    Glad you like it. :)

  7. Posted August 29, 2009 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    Hey. would it be possible that you upload the licensed tracks to a torrent site or something? I’ve been looking for those tracks for years (literally)

  8. Posted September 4, 2009 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    I’m afraid I can’t, it’s copyrighted content and illegal.

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