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After purchasing a sound system, from a small transistor to a Hi-Fi surround system, Sims will be able to listen to music through radio stations covering different music genres. Some games and expansions even allow players to add their own radio stations by using music from their computer. DJ booths typically don't feature the regular radio stations. They have unique genres of music that can be played instead, which the games internally treat the same as other radio stations.

The Sims Medieval is the only game to not feature any radio stations as radios are anachronistic to the time period. Instead, background music is played when viewing inside buildings.

Radio stationsEdit

The SimsEdit

The Sims features 9 radio stations, four of which are in the base game and the rest introduced with House Party. Other expansions add stations that can only be heard on community lots, and are produced from dedicated wall speakers.

Base Game
  • Classical
  • Country
  • Latin
  • Rock
House Party[n 1]
  • Beach
  • Country Dance
  • Disco
  • Rap
  • Techno
Hot Date
  • Easy Listening (grey Nonstop Noise Wall Speaker only)
  • Classical (Audible Enlightenment Wall Speaker only)
Unleashed
  • Zydeco (green Nonstop Noise Wall Speaker only)
  • Live Band (Screaming Buttress Wall Speaker only)
Superstar
  • Orchestra (Return of the Vacuum Tube only)

The Sims OnlineEdit

The Sims Online features all of the same stations as The Sims, excluding the dedicated speaker stations included with Unleashed and Superstar. The game also introduces three unique radio stations:

  • Horror
  • Old World
  • Sci-Fi

The Sims Bustin' OutEdit

The Sims Bustin' Out features six radio stations, four of which contain original music created specifically for the game. The Bluegrass and Techno stations reuse music from The Sims, House Party, and Superstar.

  • Bluegrass
  • Hip-Hop
  • Metal
  • Pop
  • Smooth Jazz
  • Techno

The Urbz: Sims in the CityEdit

Each district of Urbzville in The Urbz: Sims in the City has its own radio station (except for Skyline Beach, which shares the same station as Cozmo Street). Each station is unlocked for selection after its associated district is visited for the first time.

The Sims 2Edit

The Sims 2 features 20 different radio stations, as well as an additional Holiday-themed station that is only available to listen to on a specific stereo. An additional 4 stations are exclusive to the DJ booth. 6 stations are available with the base game, with others being introduced through expansion packs. Each expansion and stuff pack also added new music to the existing stations as well, many of which are Simlish versions of real-life songs.

All stations except for College Rock and Jazz have a corresponding wall-mounted speaker which only plays that station, and can only be placed on community lots.[n 2] Some expansion and stuff packs also added to existing stations.

With FreeTime, custom radio stations can be created from the audio options menu. Players are able to create and name their own custom radio stations, and choose a playlist of songs to be played on it. Songs from any existing radio station, as well as all Build Mode, Buy Mode, Create-A-Sim, and Neighborhood View music can be added to the custom station. All custom radio stations are grouped under the "Custom Station..." pie menu and can be played on any stereo in-game, but cannot be played on wall-mounted speakers.

Base Game
University
Nightlife
Open for Business
Pets
  • Country
Happy Holiday Stuff
  • Holiday (Funky the Snowman only)
Seasons
Bon Voyage
  • Big Band
  • Reggae
  • Surf
  • World
Freetime
  • Indie Wave

The Sims StoriesEdit

Pet Stories
  • Country
  • Electronica
  • Indie
  • Jazz
  • Pop
Castaway Stories
  • Beach
  • Disco
  • Island
  • Zydeco

The Sims 2 (console)Edit

The console version of The Sims 2 features nine radio stations with entirely unique music, but reuses music from The Sims 2 Nightlife for the different modes of the game. Many of the songs were originally recorded for The Urbz: Sims in the City and were held over to be used in The Urbz 2, which was ultimately refactored into The Sims 2. Other songs in the game are remastered versions of existing songs from selected artists' work.

Several real-life songs were rerecorded into Simlish, and can be played individually on a stereo, much like selecting a radio station. These artists are Fischerspooner, Kitty Shack, MXPX, Paramore, Reggie & the Full Effect, and Trivium.

  • Alternative Rock
  • Ambient Dub
  • Bluegrass
  • Industrial
  • Lounge Music
  • Nu-Metal
  • Pop
  • Punk Pop
  • Trance Dance

The Sims 3Edit

The Sims 3 features 27 radio stations, containing a mixture of original music, Simlish versions of real-world music, and reused music from previous games in the series. 6 stations are available with the base game, with others being introduced through expansion packs and stuff packs.

Sims can have a favourite station set for them in Create-A-Sim. They will gain a +40 "Enjoying Music" moodlet when listening to their favourite station, and will select it automatically when dancing or autonomously turning on the stereo.

The Custom station allows players to add their own custom music to the game. Unlike The Sims 2, it's not possible to create other custom radio stations.

Base Game
  • Fav Classical Classical
  • Fav Custom Custom
  • Fav Electronica Electronica
  • Fav Indie Indie
  • Fav Kids Kids
  • Fav Latin Latin
  • Fav Pop Pop
World Adventures
  • Fav Chinese Chinese
  • Fav French French[n 12]
  • Fav Egyptian Egyptian
Ambitions
  • Fav Roots Roots
  • Fav Soul Soul
Fast Lane Stuff
  • Fav Rockabilly Rockabilly
Late Night
  • Fav Hip-Hop Hip-Hop
Pets
  • Fav R&B R&B
  • Fav Country Music Country
  • Fav Songwriter Songwriter
Showtime
Supernatural
  • Fav Dark Wave Dark Wave
70's, 80's, & 90's Stuff[n 14]
  • Fav Disco Disco
  • Fav Rap Rap
  • Fav Rock Rock
University Life
  • Fav Geek Rock Geek Rock
Island Paradise
  • Fav Beach Party Beach Party
  • Fav Island Life Island Life
Movie Stuff
  • Fav Spooky Spooky
  • Fav Epic Epic
  • Fav Western Western
Into the Future
  • Fav DigiTunes DigiTunes

The Sims 4Edit

The Sims 4 features 22 radio stations, with an additional 10 stations exclusive to the DJ booth. 7 radio stations are included with the base game, with 4 stations being introduced to the game through patches. All other stations are introduced with expansion packs, game packs, and stuff packs.

Unlike previous games, there are no dedicated custom radio stations in The Sims 4. Custom music can be added (with the exception of Talk Radio) to existing stations.

Base Game
Get to Work
  • Easy Listening
Perfect Patio Stuff
  • Backyard
Spa Day
Get Together
Romantic Garden Stuff
  • Baroque
Dine Out
  • Jazz
Kids Room Stuff
  • Tween Pop
City Living
  • Spop
  • World
  • Talk Radio
Bowling Night Stuff
Cats & Dogs
  • Singer-Songwriter
Jungle Adventure
  • Latin Pop
  • Latin
Seasons
  • Summer Strut
Get Famous
  • Hip-Hop
StrangerVille
  • Strange Tunes
Island Living
  • Island

Appearances by gameEdit

Radio Stations The Sims The Sims Online The Sims Bustin' Out The Sims 2 The Sims 2 (console) The Sims Stories The Sims 3 The Sims 4
Alternative TS4 Icon
Alternative Rock TS2C icon
Ambient Dub TS2C icon
Backyard TS4PPS Icon
Baroque TS4RGS Icon
Beach Party TS3IP Icon
Beach The Sims House Party The Sims Online Logo TSCS Icon
Big Band The Sims 2 Bon Voyage Icon
Bluegrass Bo logo TS2C icon
Blues TS4 Icon
Chinese TS3WA Icon
Classical The Sims Icon The Sims Online Logo The Sims 2 Nightlife Icon TS3 Icon TS4 Icon
College Rock The Sims 2 University Icon
Country Dance The Sims House Party The Sims Online Logo
Country The Sims Icon The Sims Online Logo The Sims 2 Pets Icon TSPS Icon TS3P Icon
Dark Wave TS3SN Icon
DigiTunes TS3ITF Icon
Disco The Sims House Party The Sims Online Logo TSCS Icon TS3DCS Icon
Easy Listening The Sims Hot Date The Sims Online Logo TS4GTW Icon
Egyptian TS3WA Icon
Electronica TSPS Icon TS3 Icon TS4 Icon
Epic TS3MS Icon
French TS3WA Icon
Geek Rock TS3UL Icon
Hip Hop Bo logo The Sims 2 Icon TS3LN Icon TS4 EP6 GF Icon
Holiday The Sims 2 Happy Holiday Stuff Icon
Horror The Sims Online Logo [n 34]
Housemix The Sims 2 Nightlife Icon
Indie Wave The Sims 2 Icon
Indie TSPS Icon TS3 Icon
Industrial TS2C icon
Island Life TS3IP Icon
Island TSCS Icon TS4 EP7 Island Living Icon
Jam Bands The Sims 2 Seasons Icon
Jazz The Sims 2 University Icon TSPS Icon TS4DO Icon
Kids TS3 Icon TS4 Icon
Latin The Sims Icon The Sims Online Logo TS3 Icon TS4AT Icon
Latin Pop TS4AT Icon
Live Band The Sims Unleashed
Lounge Music TS2C icon
Lullabies TS4 Icon
Metal Bo logo The Sims 2 Icon
New Age The Sims 2 Seasons Icon TS4SD Icon
New Wave The Sims 2 Open for Business Icon
NuDisco Bowling Night Stuff Icon
Nu-Metal TS2C icon
Old World The Sims Online Logo
Oldies The Sims 2 Nightlife Icon
Orchestra The Sims Superstar
Pop Bo logo The Sims 2 Icon TS2C icon TSPS Icon TS3 Icon TS4 Icon
Punk Pop TS2C icon
R&B The Sims 2 Icon TS3P Icon
Rap The Sims House Party The Sims Online Logo TS3DCS Icon
Reggae The Sims 2 Bon Voyage Icon
Retro TS4 Icon
Rock The Sims Icon The Sims Online Logo TS3DCS Icon
Rockabilly TS3FLS Icon
Romance TS4 Icon
Roots TS3A Icon
Salsa The Sims 2 Icon
Sci-Fi The Sims Online Logo
Shopping The Sims 2 Open for Business Icon
Singer-Songwriter TS4 Cats and Dogs Icon
Smooth Jazz Bo logo
Songwriter TS3P Icon
Soul TS3A Icon
Spooky TS3MS Icon TS4 Icon
Spop TS4 City Living Icon
Strange Tunes The Sims 4 StrangerVille Icon
Summer Strut TS4 Seasons Icon
Surf The Sims 2 Bon Voyage Icon
Talk Radio TS4 City Living Icon
Techno The Sims House Party The Sims Online Logo Bo logo The Sims 2 Icon
Trance Dance TS2C icon
Tween Pop The Sims 4 Kids Room Stuff Logo
Western TS3MS Icon
Winter Holiday TS4 Icon
World The Sims 2 Bon Voyage Icon TS4 City Living Icon
Zydeco The Sims Unleashed TSCS Icon

Popular radio stationsEdit

Fav Beach Party Beach and Caribbean-influencedEdit

Beach is included in the series under many different names. It is called Beach in The Sims: House Party and The Sims Castaway Stories. Reggae appears in The Sims 2: Bon Voyage. Island appears in The Sims Castaway Stories and The Sims 4: Island Living. Beach Party and Island Life are radio stations appeared in The Sims 3: Island Paradise.

Fav Country Music CountryEdit

Country mainly appears in The Sims, The Sims 2: Pets, The Sims Pet Stories, and The Sims 3: Pets. Bluegrass is a radio station in The Sims Bustin' Out (console), The Sims 2 (console). Country Dance is a party-themed radio station in The Sims: House Party. Country is alternatively known as Backyard in The Sims 4: Perfect Patio Stuff.

Fav Classical ClassicalEdit

Classical mainly appears in The Sims, The Sims 2: Nightlife, The Sims 3, and The Sims 4. A similar station called Baroque appears in The Sims 4: Romantic Garden Stuff.

Fav Disco DiscoEdit

Disco can be found in The Sims: House Party, The Sims Castaway Stories, and The Sims 3: 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff. Disco is alternatively known as NuDisco in The Sims 4: Bowling Night Stuff.

Fav Electronica ElectronicEdit

Techno is included in The Sims: House Party, The Sims Bustin' Out (console), and The Sims 2. New Wave appears in The Sims 2: Open For Business. Electronica is a radio station appeared in The Sims Pet Stories, The Sims 3, and The Sims 4.

Fav Hip-Hop Hip-HopEdit

Hip-Hop is included in The Sims Bustin' Out (console), The Sims 2, The Sims 3: Late Night, and The Sims 4: Get Famous. A similar station called Rap appears in The Sims: House Party and The Sims 3: 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff.

Bass skill icon JazzEdit

Jazz is included in The Sims 2: University, The Sims Pet Stories, and The Sims 4: Dine Out. A similar station called Smooth Jazz is included in The Sims Bustin' Out (console).

Fav Latin LatinEdit

Latin appears in The Sims, The Sims 3, and The Sims 4: Jungle Adventure (along with a Latin-themed pop genre called Latin Pop). A similar station called Salsa is included in The Sims 2.

Fav Pop PopEdit

Pop is included in The Sims Bustin' Out (console), The Sims 2, The Sims 2 (console), The Sims Pet Stories, The Sims 3, and The Sims 4. It also borrows elements from other styles with different names such as Tween Pop in The Sims 4: Kids Room Stuff, Spop in The Sims 4: City Living, and Latin Pop in The Sims 4: Jungle Adventure.

Fav R&B R&B and SoulEdit

R&B first appeared in The Sims 2, and was later included in The Sims 3: Pets. Soul is a radio station first appeared in The Sims 3: Ambitions.

Fav Rock RockEdit

Rock is included in the series under many different names. It is called Rock in The Sims and The Sims 3: 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff. Metal appears in The Sims Bustin' Out (console) and The Sims 2. Jam Bands appears in The Sims 2: Seasons. Surf appears in The Sims 2: Bon Voyage. Indie Wave and Indie are radio stations appeared in The Sims 2: FreeTime and The Sims 3. College Rock and Geek Rock appear in The Sims 2: University and The Sims 3: University Life. Alternative is a radio station introduced in The Sims 4.

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. These stations are only available on the Wurl 'N' Hurl Retro Jukebox, the Turntablitz DJ Booth, and custom items based on them.
  2. Custom content speakers for the College Rock and Jazz stations are available from ModTheSims.
  3. Pets adds songs to this station
  4. Teen Style Stuff adds songs to this station
  5. Family Fun Stuff, Pets, Seasons, FreeTime, and Apartment Life add songs to this station
  6. This is the default station.
  7. Glamour Life Stuff, Pets, and Apartment Life add songs to this station
  8. Pets and Apartment Life add songs to this station
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Can only be played on the DJ booth
  10. This station exclusively plays Buy Mode music from The Sims.
  11. This station exclusively plays Build Mode music from The Sims.
  12. This station plays the same music from The Sims: Makin' Magic.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Can only be played on the DJ booth
  14. These stations play the same music as the radio stations from The Sims and The Sims: House Party.
  15. Get Together adds songs to this station
  16. Plays music from previous The Sims titles
  17. Added with Patch 5
  18. Spooky Stuff and Vampires add songs to this station
  19. Added with Patch 9
  20. Added with Patch 46
  21. Added with Patch 46
  22. Makes Sims "Focused"
  23. DJ Booth with level 5 DJ skill
  24. DJ Booth with level 4 DJ skill
  25. DJ Booth with level 3 DJ skill
  26. DJ Booth with level 9 DJ skill
  27. DJ Booth with level 2 DJ skill
  28. DJ Booth with level 8 DJ skill
  29. DJ Booth with level 7 DJ skill
  30. DJ Booth with level 2 DJ skill
  31. DJ Booth with level 10 DJ skill
  32. DJ Booth with level 6 DJ skill
  33. This station plays Disco music from The Sims House Party.
  34. No Horror station exists in The Sims 2 itself, but a series of Horror-themed music was made available on the official The Sims 2 website.

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