8-Tracks

If you love music this is the page for you! You’ll find all of the music, podcasts, albums, bands, and radio performances from Ready Player One right here. From full discographies of certain bands, odd podcasts, and full blown radio plays from Doctor Who there is a little something for everyone here. There is some overlap between the books and the film so you will find us putting up the links at the same time when we review or write an article on one of these references. There is navigation below the following note so that you can just jump to many of the sections that are quite extensive. Halliday listened to extensive discographies so those bands are listed separately.

Note: Links will be added as items are reviewed. Some references have been expanded to encompass the larger universe where characters, species, vehicles, etc. have appeared. Some references have been left to just the direct reference that appears or is mentioned due to the nature of the media (for example Final Fantasy VII is not expanded to include all of the Final Fantasy Franchise as the majority of them do not connect in any way other than game play). Other items may be listed multiple times due to their complexity or coverage of multiple franchises such as Lego Dimensions (the game features multiple areas and characters including Gremlins, Ghostbusters, Doctor Who, etc). The decision to expand the universal scope of any reference is at my discretion but is made during the course of research and consumption of the media AND is subject to change at any time.

General Songs

  • Also Sprach Zarathurstra by Richard Strauss
  • Atomic by Blondie
  • Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil
  • Blue Monday by New Order
  • Change by John Waite
  • Crom by Arno Corps
  • Dead Man’s Party by Oingo Boingo
  • Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap by ACDC
  • Don’t Let’s Start by They Might Be Giants
  • Dr. Jones by Aqua
  • In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel
  • James Brown is Dead by L.A. Style
  • A Million Miles Away by Plimsouls
  • Pac-Man Fever by Buckner & Garcia
  • Pour Some Sugar On Me by Def Leppard
  • Rebel Yell by Billy Idol
  • The Safety Dance by Men Without Hats
  • Three is a Magic Number by School House Rock!
  • Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper
  • Union of the snake by Duran Duran
  • Video Fever by The Beebers
  • Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham!
  • The Wild Boys by Duran Duran

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General Albums

  • Back to the Future: The Musical (soundtrack)
  • Conan the Barbarian (score)
  • Ladyhawke (score)

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Podcasts

  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Future
  • Jay and Silent Bob Get Old: Tea Bagging in the UK
  • Jay and Silent Bob Go Down Under
  • Jay and Silent Bob Get Irist: The Swearing o’ The Green

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Radio Plays & Shows

  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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Bon Jovi

  • Bon Jovi
  • 7800 Fahrenheit
  • Slippery When Wet
  • New Jersey
  • Keep the Faith
  • These Days
  • Crush
  • Bounce
  • Have a Nice Day
  • Lost Highway
  • The Circle
  • What About Now
  • Burning Bridges
  • This House Is Not for Sale
  • 2020

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Bryan Adams

  • Bryan Adams
  • You Want It You Got It
  • Cuts Like a Knife
  • Reckless
  • Into the Fire
  • Waking Up the Neighbours
  • So Far So Good
  • 18 til I Die
  • On a Day Like Today
  • Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
  • Room Service
  • 11
  • Track of My Years
  • Get Up
  • Shine a Light
  • So Happy It Hurts

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The Clash

  • The Clash
  • Give ‘Em Enough Rope
  • London Calling
  • Sandinista!
  • Combat Rock
  • Cut the Crap

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Def Leppard

  • On Through the Night
  • High ‘n’ Dry
  • Pyromania
  • Hysteria
  • Adrenalize
  • Slang
  • Euphoria
  • X
  • Yeah!
  • Songs from the Sparkle Lounge
  • Def Leppard

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Devo

  • Q: Are We Not Men? A: We are Devo!
  • Duty Now for the Future
  • Freedom of Choice
  • New Traditionalists
  • Oh, No! It’s Devo
  • Shout
  • Total Devo
  • Smooth Noodle Maps
  • Something for Everybody

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Duran Duran

  • Duran Duran
  • Rio
  • Seven and the Ragged Tiger
  • Notorious
  • Big Thing
  • Liberty
  • Duran Duran (The Wedding Album)
  • Thank You
  • Medazzaland
  • Pop Trash
  • Astronaut
  • Reportage
  • Red Carpet Massacre
  • All You Need Is Now
  • Paper Gods
  • Future Past

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Falco

  • Einselhaft
  • Junge Romer
  • Falco 3
  • Emotional Wiener Blut
  • Data de Groove
  • Nachtflug
  • Out of the Dark (Into the Light)
  • Verdammt wir leben noch
  • The Spirit Never Dies

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John Cougar Mellencamp

  • Chestnut Street Incident
  • A Biography
  • John Cougar
  • Nothin’ Matters and What if it Did
  • American Fool
  • The Kid Inside
  • Uh-Huh
  • Scarecrow
  • The Lonesome Jubilee
  • Big Daddy
  • Whenever We Wanted
  • Huan Wheels
  • Dance Naked
  • Mr. Happy Go Lucky
  • John Mellencamp
  • Rough Harvest
  • Cuttin’ Heads
  • Trouble No More
  • Freedom’s Road
  • Life, Death, Love and Freedom
  • No Better than This
  • Plain Spoken
  • Sad Clowns & Hillbillies

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Journey

  • Journey
  • Look into the Future
  • Next
  • Infinity
  • Evolution
  • Departure
  • Dream, After Dream
  • Escape
  • Frontiers
  • Raised on Radio
  • Trial by Fire
  • Arrival
  • Generation
  • Revelation
  • Eclipse

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Pat Benatar

  • In the Heat of the Night
  • Crimes of Passion
  • Precious Time
  • Get Nervous Trifiva game
  • Tropico
  • Seven the Hard Way
  • Wide Awake in Dreamland
  • True Love
  • Gravity’s Rainbow
  • Innamorata
  • Go

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Pink Floyd

  • The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
  • A Saucerful of Secrets
  • More
  • Ummagumma
  • Atom Heart Mother
  • Meddle
  • Obscured by Clouds
  • The Dark Side of the Moon
  • Wish You Were Here
  • Animals
  • The Wall
  • The Final Cut
  • A Momentary Lapse of Reason
  • The Division Bell
  • The Endless River

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The Police

  • Outlandos d’Amour
  • Regatta de Blanc
  • Zenyatta Mondatta
  • Ghost in the Machine
  • Synchronicity

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R.E.M.

  • Murmur
  • Reckoning
  • Fables of the Reconstruction
  • Lifes Rich Pageant
  • Document
  • Green
  • Out of Time
  • Automatic for the People
  • Monster
  • New Adventure in Hi-Fi
  • UP
  • Reveal
  • Around the Sun
  • Accelerate
  • Collapse into Now

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RUSH

  • Rush
  • Fly by Night
  • Caress of Steel
  • 2112
  • A Farewell to Kings
  • Hemispheres
  • Permanent Waves
  • Moving Pictures
  • Signals
  • Grace Under Pressure
  • Power windows
  • Hold Your Fire
  • Presto
  • Roll the Bones
  • Counterparts
  • Test for Echo
  • Vapor Trails
  • Snakes & Arrows
  • Clockwork Angels

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They Might Be Giants

  • They Might be Giants
  • Lincoln
  • Flood
  • Apollo 18
  • John Henry
  • Factory Showroom
  • Long Tall Weekend
  • Mink Car
  • The Spine
  • The Else
  • Join Us
  • Nanobots
  • Glean
  • Phone Power
  • I Like Fun
  • My Murdered Remains
  • BOOK
  • No!
  • Here Comes the ABCs
  • Here Comes the 123s
  • Here Comes Science
  • Why?
  • The Escape Team

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Van Halen

  • Van Halen
  • Van Halen II
  • Women and Children First
  • Fair Warning
  • Diver Down
  • 1984
  • 5150
  • OU812
  • For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
  • Balance
  • Van Halen III
  • A Different Kind of Truth

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