Nico with a shotgun in Grand Theft Auto 4.

Rockstar Games announced earlier this year that a number of songs would soon be removed from Grand Theft Auto IV. Well, it's the day the music died in Liberty City, with dozens of tunes officially patched out of the game.

We've come to expect moves like this over the years. When a game comes out with a beefy soundtrack of dozens upon dozens of licensed songs, it's usually not feasible to license the whole list indefinitely. It turns out GTAIV had a 10-year agreement on a large number of songs heard on the various radio stations, and the deadline for their removal is officially upon us.

The folks over at Gameinformer were able to get their hands on the list, which you can find below. From David Bowie to Fat Joe, AC/DC, The Smashing Pumpkins and beyond, a large number of tunes got the ax. A collection of 10 new songs have been added in as compensation, but obviously the scale is a bit on-sided here.

If you don't want to lose all of your songs on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC version of the game, make sure you don't update it with the latest patch. And for those of you who are now worried about what's going to happen with GTAV, that game is only five years into what we assume is a similar 10-year licensing contract with songs. You should be fine.

The Journey

Terry Riley - "A Rainbow in Curved Air"

Gil Scott-Heron - "Home Is Where the Hatred Is"

IF99 - International Funk

San Juan Sounds

Angel y Khriz - "Ven Báilalo"

Michael Shrieve - "Communique: 'Approach Spiral'"

K109 The Studio

Tamiko Jones - "Can't Live Without Your Love"

"Still In Love" by Rose Royce (The Ballad of Gay Tony)

The Classics

Marley Marl (feat. Craig G) - Droppin' Science

Brand Nubian - All for One

Vladivostok FM

Glukoza - Schweine

Seryoga - "King Ring"

Ranetki Girls - O Tebe / About You

Ruslana - "Wild Dances" Ukranian FM Version

Kino - Gruppa Krovi / Blood Type

Marakesh - Zhdat / To Wait

Zveri - Kvartira / The Flat

Oleg Kvasha - Club Remix

Splean - Liniya Zhizni / Lifeline

Basta - Mama / Mother

Leningrad - Nikogo ne Zhalko / A Pity for No One

Dolphin - "???"

"Salvation" by Sucker DJs (The Ballad of Gay Tony)

"Music" by Jonathan Peters feat. Maya Azucena (The Ballad of Gay Tony)

"When Love Takes Over" by David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland (The Ballad of Gay Tony)

The Vibe 98.8

Mtume - "C.O.D. (I'll Deliver)"

Radio Broker

Ralph Myerz - "The Teacher"

Liberty Rock Radio

The Smashing Pumpkins - "1979"

Stevie Nicks - "Edge of Seventeen"

Electric Light Orchestra - "Evil Woman"

David Bowie - "Fascination"

"Touch Too Much" by AC/DC (The Lost and Damned)

"Five To One" by The Doors (The Lost and Damned)

"Jane" by Jefferson Starship (The Lost and Damned)

"Run To The Hills" by Iron Maiden (The Lost and Damned)

The Beat 102.7

Fat Joe (feat. Lil Wayne) - Crackhouse

Papoose - Stylin'

*L.C.H.C. *- "Call from the Grave" by Bathory (The Lost And Damned)

Vice City FM

"C'est la Vie" by Robbie Nevil

"History" by Mai Tai

"Teardrops" by Womack & Womack

"Wood Beez (Pray like Aretha Franklin)" by Scritti Politti

"You're the Voice" by John Farnham

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