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Mad Poster
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#1 Old 9th Jul 2020 at 2:36 AM Last edited by HarVee : 9th Jul 2020 at 8:39 AM.
Default Songs that remind you of The Sims 2? aka The Custom Soundtrack Thread
I wasn't going to create this thread, but I got the idea from a brief discussion in the Random thoughts thread. This is a thread where you can share the songs that remind you of TS2, songs that sound like they should be in TS2, songs you listen to while playing TS2, remixes you discovered, etc.

For me personally, I often switch between Spotify for those times when I am passively building, and music from in-game stations for those times I want to be immersed in the Sims world.

If you have spotify, you can add songs to a MTS custom sims playlist.
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2...FRy-wTQ77oHGzBg

My Soundcloud, where I upload some things I make.
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#2 Old 9th Jul 2020 at 2:39 AM
Katy Perry's Firework.

When I was 11 I found out you could put your own music in the game. For some reason, I chose that song. I made all of my Sims host parties where they could only play that song and had to smustle dance to it. The dance went along to the music perfectly.... I should add it to my current game just 'cause.
Mad Poster
#3 Old 9th Jul 2020 at 3:34 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE-TrWspLHY

Theme from The Good Place. In addition to sounding almost like it could have been lifted straight out of one of the Sims games' soundtracks, the show itself actually has more than a few themes in common with some of the idealized-yet-crazy things you can create in a Sims world.

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Mad Poster
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#4 Old 9th Jul 2020 at 4:04 AM Last edited by HarVee : 9th Jul 2020 at 4:29 AM.
That theme gives me Sims vibes. I like it.

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Theorist
#5 Old 9th Jul 2020 at 4:53 AM
This might sound weird, but some of the Nirvana songs as lullabies, like this version of Lithium
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGt9lOOsv8Y

Some of the songs from the show Pushing Daisies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plk...19A1F9&index=11
Mad Poster
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#6 Old 9th Jul 2020 at 5:31 AM Last edited by HarVee : 9th Jul 2020 at 6:14 AM.
This entire album reminds me of TS. Can't find a youtube link for it.
https://open.spotify.com/album/45jp...0RlWYPaieuQVQXQ

Quote:
Originally Posted by omglo
This might sound weird, but some of the Nirvana songs as lullabies, like this version of Lithium
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGt9lOOsv8Y

That's not weird at all. Everyone's got their own preferences, and honestly I actually like Rockabye Baby! songs too.

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Scholar
#7 Old 9th Jul 2020 at 7:48 AM
Anything New Age, which I believe is the genre of sims music. Like Enya's Orinoco Flow.
https://youtu.be/LTrk4X9ACtw
Also Desperate Housewives soundtracks sound EXACTLY like TS3 music.

Omnia - Fantasy / Mythological / Medieval Hood
Ephemera MoreColorful - SimpleSkin Recolors
Mad Poster
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#8 Old 9th Jul 2020 at 9:11 AM Last edited by HarVee : 9th Jul 2020 at 9:37 AM.
Added some of these suggestions to the playlist in the OP. It's a collaborative playlist so you can add to it too.

My Soundcloud, where I upload some things I make.
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#9 Old 9th Jul 2020 at 4:17 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by HarVee
Added some of these suggestions to the playlist in the OP. It's a collaborative playlist so you can add to it too.


Love it! This idea is so fun. Just subscribed to it
Mad Poster
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#10 Old 10th Jul 2020 at 4:12 AM
I like how this remix used the TS1 load music at the beginning.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZYHfpZYyS8

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Test Subject
#11 Old 15th Jul 2020 at 1:39 AM
I was WAITING for this moment.
Okay, um, where do I begin?
This sounds SO much like the Salsa station.
Heck, cannot believe anyone has ever made a Simlish cover of it, I'd be SO grateful to add it into my game.
If you can't tell Spanish and Simlish apart, consider this a bonus "salsa radio" track. Enjoy.
https://youtu.be/Xq6N2484MlA?t=58
Mad Poster
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#12 Old 15th Jul 2020 at 2:51 AM Last edited by HarVee : 15th Jul 2020 at 3:08 AM.
I like the sound of it. It does sound like the Salsa music.

iirc there is a song in the game that is sang in Spanish but I don't remember the name.

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Theorist
#13 Old 15th Jul 2020 at 2:41 PM
Did anyone else download music from the other Sims games for their music folder?
Mad Poster
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#14 Old 15th Jul 2020 at 8:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by omglo
Did anyone else download music from the other Sims games for their music folder?

Do you mean personal music folder or game music? I got a lot including the Bustin' Out and TS2 Console soundtracks in my game folder.

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Theorist
#15 Old 15th Jul 2020 at 11:38 PM
I meant the game folder. I never thought about grabbing the music from the console or Bustin' Out.
Mad Poster
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#16 Old 16th Jul 2020 at 12:08 AM Last edited by HarVee : 16th Jul 2020 at 4:56 PM.
I didn't really grab the music from BO and TS2 Console per say. I recorded them from the games using NCH's SoundTap recorder and an emulator. I wanted HQ files without compression.

I gave the Build/Buy music from BO names so they'd fit into the game better.



I also record some songs from TS4 using SoundTap, such as the Simlish Nelly - Hot In Herre and Bananarama - Cruel Summer. It surprised me when those were done. They fit TS2 more than they do TS4.

My Soundcloud, where I upload some things I make.
Test Subject
#17 Old 18th Jul 2020 at 8:37 PM
A lot! I added to the Custom radio station much of the music I enjoyed in 2014, largely inspired by other games (like GTA:VC), or songs recommended by YT. Naming all of them would take too much time, so I'll mention a few.

Faith no More - Chinese Arithmetic
The Buggles - I am a Camera
Ultravox - Vienna
Metallica - Hit the Lights
Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights
Black Sabbath - The Shining
Jethro Tull - Thick As a Brick
Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
Kraftwerk - The Robots
INXS - Original Sin
Pink Floyd - Time

and many, many others...
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