SimCity soundtrack listing

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Where to find the music

SimCity 4 handily stores its music under [install path]/Radio/Stations in MP3 format. SimCity 3000, unfortunately, uses the proprietary Maxis XA format, but there are converters available on the Internet if you’re willing to do some Googling.

SimCity 3000

Title Composer Expansion Filename Length Downloads
SimCity 3000 Theme Jerry Martin 3000 n/a 1:01 Download from SimCity.com Download from iTunes
SimCity 3000 Unlimited Theme ? Unlimited n/a ?
The theme songs are heard during the games’ respective introductory movies.
Window Washer’s Dream Robi Kauker & Kent Jolly Both 3kd1.xa 4:59 Download from SimCity.com Download from iTunes
SIM Broadway Jerry Martin 3000 3kg2.xa 6:02 Download from SimCity.com Download from iTunes Download from Jerry Martin Music
This is the only actual music track that is featured only in SimCity 3000; it was completely removed from Unlimited, and cannot be re-enabled as normal background music, unlike with Concrete Jungle.
Updown Town Jerry Martin Both 3kj1m.xa 3:42 Download from SimCity.com Download from iTunes Download from Jerry Martin Music
Turn up the volume and listen carefully — you might be able to hear someone laughing near the end of the track.
Night Life Jerry Martin Both 3kj2m.xa 6:28 Download from SimCity.com Download from iTunes Download from Jerry Martin Music
South Bridge Kirk Casey Both 3kj3m.xa 6:38 Download from SimCity.com Download from iTunes
Central Park Sunday Marc Russo Both 3kj4m.xa 5:29 Download from SimCity.com Download from iTunes
SimCity 3000 Loop Jerry Martin 3000 3kloop.wav 0:11
SimCity 3000 Unlimited Loop ? Unlimited 3kloop.wav 0:22
This tune is played repeatedly (hence the name loop) while the game is doing busywork, such as loading or saving cities.
Building Jerry Martin Both 3kp1.xa 6:01 Download from SimCity.com Download from iTunes Download from Jerry Martin Music
Magic City Jerry Martin Both 3kp2.xa 6:06 Download from SimCity.com Download from iTunes Download from Jerry Martin Music
Illumination Jerry Martin Both 3kp3m.xa 7:47 Download from SimCity.com Download from iTunes Download from Jerry Martin Music
New Terrain Jerry Martin Both 3kp4.xa 5:41 Download from SimCity.com Download from iTunes Download from Jerry Martin Music
As the name implies, this is the first song you hear after the inception of a new city.
Concrete Jungle Jerry Martin Both 3kp5m.xa 7:00 Download from SimCity.com Download from iTunes
Only present by default in 3000; see this SC3000.COM Underground article for information on enabling this track in Unlimited.
The Howling Wind Jerry Martin Unlimited 3kse1.xa 6:38 Download from Jerry Martin Music
Sixth Floor ? Unlimited 3kse2.xa 4:49
Prior to their acquisition by Electronic Arts, Maxis’ headquarters were located on the sixth floor of California Plaza in Walnut Creek, California. The name may also be a reference to the assassination of John F. Kennedy, in which Lee Harvey Oswald shot Kennedy from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository.
Desert Sand ? Unlimited 3kse3.xa 4:49
City Lights ? Unlimited 3kse4.xa 5:02
City of Dreams ? Unlimited 3kse5.xa 5:08
Power Grid Jerry Martin Both 3kt1.xa 5:44 Download from SimCity.com Download from iTunes Download from Jerry Martin Music
Infrastructure Jerry Martin Both 3kt2.xa 7:06 Download from SimCity.com Download from iTunes Download from Jerry Martin Music
Urban Complex Anna Karney Both 3kt3.xa 6:29 Download from SimCity.com Download from iTunes
SimCity 2000 Theme ? Both sc2kbug.xa ?
Hidden track in both 3000 and Unlimited; see this SC3000.COM Underground article for information on enabling it.

SimCity 4

Mayor Music

Title Composer Expansion Filename Length Downloads
Bumper to Bumper Jerry Martin Rush Hour SC4ep1_01_M.mp3 7:06 Download from SimCity.com Download from Jerry Martin Music
The Morning Commute Jerry Martin Rush Hour SC4ep1_04_M.mp3 4:47 Download from SimCity.com Download from Jerry Martin Music
Wheels of Progress Andy Brick Rush Hour SC4ep1_05_M.mp3 6:00 Download from SimCity.com
Deserted Andy Brick Rush Hour SC4ep1_06_M.mp3 5:11 Download from SimCity.com
Metropolis The Humble Brothers Rush Hour SC4ep1_07_M.mp3 5:06 Download from SimCity.com Download from iTunes
ElectriCITY The Humble Brothers Rush Hour SC4ep1_09_M.mp3 5:11 Download from SimCity.com Download from iTunes
This track was used as the introductory theme for the second hour of NPR’s 7 December 2005 broadcast of On Point, Video Game Revolution. Ironically, SimCity wasn’t mentioned at all during the episode.
Floating Population Walt Szalva Rush Hour SC4ep1_10_M.mp3 5:13 Download from SimCity.com
Chain Reaction Edwin Dolinski Rush Hour SC4ep1_11_M.mp3 6:15 Download from SimCity.com Download from iTunes
Rush Hour Jerry Martin Both SC4m01.mp3 5:24 Download from iTunes Download from Jerry Martin Music
SimCity 4’s first expansion pack was also named Rush Hour; speculation abounded that a follow-up would thus be called By the Bay, and focus on water transport.
By The Bay Jerry Martin Both SC4m02.mp3 6:03 Download from iTunes Download from Jerry Martin Music
The New Hood Jerry Martin Both SC4m03.mp3 5:16 Download from iTunes Download from Jerry Martin Music
No Gridlock Jerry Martin Both SC4m04.mp3 7:48 Download from Jerry Martin Music
Re-Development Jerry Martin Both SC4m05.mp3 5:09 Download from iTunes Download from Jerry Martin Music
Most of the SimCity 4 preview movies have this tune as background music.
Bohemian Street Jam Jerry Martin Both SC4m06.mp3 5:37 Download from iTunes Download from Jerry Martin Music
Urban Underground Anna Karney Both SC4m07.mp3 5:04 Download from iTunes
Street Sweeper Marc Russo Both SC4m08.mp3 4:59 Download from iTunes
Instead of using a separate theme, as in 3000, Maxis used this track in the introductory movies to SimCity 4 and Rush Hour.
Crosswalk Talk ? Both SC4m09.mp3 5:03
Tarmack Kirk Casey Both SC4m10.mp3 5:31 Download from iTunes
Night Owl Kirk Casey Both SC4m11.mp3 5:19 Download from iTunes
EpiCenter The Humble Brothers Both SC4m12.mp3 6:26 Download from iTunes
Gritty City Walt Szalva Both SC4m13.mp3 5:31 Download from iTunes
The iTunes Store calls this Rockin’ Down.
Zone System Kent Jolly Both SC4m14.mp3 3:32 Download from iTunes
Transit Angst Robi Kauker Both SC4m15.mp3 4:41 Download from iTunes
Landfill Marc Russo Both SC4m16.mp3 5:16
Thanks to Jenko Grund for composer information.
Oasis The Humble Brothers Both SC4m17.mp3 6:04 Download from iTunes
Thanks to Andrew Hamilton for composer information.

Region Music

Title Composer Expansion Filename Length Downloads
Area 52 Jerry Martin Rush Hour SC4ep1_02_G.mp3 5:13 Download from SimCity.com Download from Jerry Martin Music
SimCity.com and Jerry Martin’s Web site call this Bombay.
Dig Deep Jerry Martin Rush Hour SC4ep1_03_G.mp3 5:56 Download from SimCity.com Download from Jerry Martin Music
Arctica The Humble Brothers Rush Hour SC4ep1_08_G.mp3 5:09 Download from SimCity.com Download from iTunes
Above the Clouds Jerry Martin Both SC4g1.mp3 3:56 Download from Jerry Martin Music
Jerry Martin’s Web site refers to this piece as From Above.
Shape Shifter Jerry Martin Both SC4g2.mp3 7:32 Download from iTunes Download from Jerry Martin Music
Jerry Martin’s Web site refers to this piece as The Creator.
Terrain The Humble Brothers Both SC4g3.mp3 5:35 Download from iTunes
Without Form Jerry Martin Both SC4g4.mp3 6:28 Download from iTunes Download from Jerry Martin Music
Taking Shape Bob Marshall Both SC4g5.mp3 4:22
Mr. Marshall himself wrote in with the following: I am the composer of Taking Shape from the Region mode music in the game. I was working on a contract basis for Jerry Martin as a music composer at the time. We were asked to submit 5 minute tunes. For some reason, I wasn’t credited, although I did get paid for the job.
Primordial Dream Michael Land Both SC4g6.mp3 5:20
Disabled by default, but easily turned back on by checking its box in the audio settings.
Thanks to Jenko Grund for composer information.
Parallel View Kirk Casey Both SC4g7.mp3 5:28
Thanks to Jenko Grund for composer information.