This time, we are going to discuss all things music in The Sims 4! Read on and learn about the radio stations and soundtracks of the game, as well as other fun facts related to The Sims 4 music!
All About The Sims 4 Music
Music is such a large aspect of The Sims 4 gameplay. Ever since the game franchise was launched into the market, our Sims have always been able to listen to music and dance their hearts out. But in The Sims 4, not only can our Sims do these things, but they can now also create their own music, and even mix their beats! The Sims games have also provided us with some of the coolest radio stations, remarkable soundtracks from real-life artists, the ability to add our custom music, and more! We’ll delve into all of these, in this article!
How exactly can Sims listen to music in the game? There are many ways! They can listen at home when they have a radio device, a stereo, and the like. They can also hear music when they visit bars, nightclubs, and other community lots. All in all, your Sims can play music through this array of objects in The Sims 4:
- Wireless Speaker
- Record Player
- Boom Box
- Karaoke Machine
- Audio Blaster
- Juke Box
- Residential Wall Speaker
- Venue Wall Speaker
- DJ Booth
Radio Stations in The Sims 4
There are over 38 radio stations in The Sims 4. Whenever a new stuff pack or an expansion pack is released, there is almost always a new radio station added. For example, Japanese Folk was introduced to the game after the launch of The Sims 4: Snowy Escape, Cottagecore when The Sims 4: Cottage Living was released, and Ranch when The Sims 4: Horse Ranch joined the game.
Sometimes, new radio stations and related tweaks are also introduced during game patches. When Patch 131 was carried through, it made the “Mixed Music” setting available on stereos, allowing Sims to play random songs from various radio stations in the game.
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List of Base Game Radio Stations
The first Sims has 4 radio stations for its base game–Classical, Country, Latin, and Rock. The Sims 2’s base game has 6, which includes Hip-Hop, Metal, Pop, R&B, Techno, and Salsa. The Sims 3’s base game, on the other hand, has Classical, Custom, Electronica, Indie, Kids, Latin, and Pop. The Sims 4 has the most number of base game radio stations, as there are 16 all in all. These are the following:
- Alternative Music
- Blues Music
- Carnaval Beats Music
- Classical Music
- Electronica Music
- Hip Hop Music
- Kids Music
- Lullabies Music
- Pop Music
- R&B Music
- Retro Music
- Romance Music
- Spooky Music
- S-Pop Music
- Winter Holiday
- World Music
The DJ Booth and DJ Mixing
Your Sims can also choose to express their love for music by dabbling in DJ stuff. With The Sims 4: Get Together Expansion Pack, Sims has been given the opportunity to delve into DJ Mixing through the help of a DJ Booth. DJ Mixing is a 5-level skill that lets Sims play exclusive genres of music, create mix tapes, and interact with their audiences. Through this skill, Sims can play these special genres:
- Chill Out
- Hip Hop
- Drum & Bass
Playing Musical Instruments
Whether your Sims dream of being a rockstar or just want to impress their crushes with some tunes, playing instruments in Sims 4 will let them feel awesome while letting them gain some musical skills on the side. So, let them get those talents out, fingers ready, and let the music playing begin! All in all, these are the musical instruments they can use in The Sims 4:
- Pipe Organ
There’s this nifty device called the Mix Master Music Station, which will let Sims unleash their inner music producer. With this, they can craft pop beats or dive into experimental electronic sounds—all from the comforts of their home. All they need are the following: buy the object for 1,500 simoleons, have a love for good tunes, and have some creativity, and voila! New music is born.
Music Lover Sims
You can create a Sim with the “music lover” hobby trait in CAS. As a music lover, these Sims can be able to do the following:
- When viewing wind chimes, they can get a +2 moodlet and the buff, “Sounds of the Wind”
- With stereos, they can have the exclusive “Listen Deeply” interaction.
- They will get tense when they have not listened to music for a while.
- They will become happy when playing musical instruments
- Compared to other Sims, they will have more fun when listening to music.
Soundtracks in The Sims
The Sims franchise is known to produce high-quality soundtracks for the game that are easy to listen to and quite addictive. EA Games is also renowned for collaborating frequently with popular artists who sing a Simlish version of their songs for The Sims! Here are just some of the most famous songs from renowned artists that have become part of the official soundtrack:
- Last Friday Night – Katy Perry
- Run Away With Me – Carly Rae Jepsen
- Na Na Na – My Chemical Romance
- Pressure – Paramore
- Animal – Neon Trees
- Little Talks – Of Monster and Men
- Take my Hand – Charli XCX
- Want You Back – 5 Seconds of Summer
- Nothing’s Wrong – Echosmith
- We Are Young – fun.
More on SNOOTYSIMS: Read about our list of popular songs in Simlish!
The Sims on Spotify
Did you know that you can listen to The Sims game soundtracks on Spotify? These playlists are officially released by EA Games Soundtrack! It’s especially awesome to listen to the soundtrack of the earlier games in the series because it gives a precious rush of nostalgia. Head over to the following links to give the original soundtracks a listen:
How to Listen to Your Favorite Songs in The Sims 4
Yes, you read that right. You can listen to your real-world playlist right in the comfort of The Sims 4! For example, if you want to listen to Taylor Swift, you can just turn on the in-game radio and bop your head to her beats! But to be able to do this exactly, you have to refer to our guide below.
Adding Custom Music to The Sims 4
For a full article about this process, you can head over here. For the summarized version, you can follow these steps:
- Make sure you have MP3 files of the songs you want to listen to.
- If you’re using Windows, head over to Documents>Electronic Arts>The Sims 4>Custom Music.
- Now that you’re in the Custom Music folder of The Sims 4, you can see different folders that represent the existing genres of music in the game.
- Paste your MP3 files inside these folders. It’s up to you if you want to follow the specific genre classifications in categorizing your MP3 files. If you don’t want to, then just dump all your songs in one of the folders.
- Launch the game and open the radio. Tune in to the station where you placed your MP3 files, and enjoy!
The Sims 4: For Rent New Radio Station?
Remember that Dec 7, 2023, will mark the release of The Sims 4: For Rent! And since this new expansion pack is largely inspired by Southeast Asian countries and cultures, we wonder if this means that we would get a new radio station that centers on Southeast Asian music. Well, we just have to wait to find out!
Final Thoughts: Appreciating The Sims 4 Music
Music is such a vital part of The Sims 4! Us Simmers and our Sims surely cannot live without the lovely soundtracks of the game. How about you? Do you love the music of The Sims 4? Let us know how your game goes! We are on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, and Tumblr where you can follow and message us! Or, you can leave us a comment on this post! Happy simming, Simmers!