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GT5 Settles On Intro Theme Song

Music has always been a big part of the Gran Turismo experience, and the introductory song is certainly important.

It has been announced that "Planetary (GO!)" will be the intro theme song for Gran Turismo 5 . It's one of the tracks off the new My Chemical Romance album, "Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys." Said lead singer Gerard Way:

"Gran Turismo is one of the most beloved videogame franchises of all time, with fans across the globe. Having a song featured as the lead intro to GT5 allows us to reach fans beyond radio and online and into a totally different platform. We are thrilled that our song is going to be the first thing you hear when you boot up the game."

If you're unfamiliar with the song…well, too bad.  You'll have to go find it and listen.  The one at YouTube – the one we originally posted – isn't it; that's just some loser trying to steal a song title, apparently.  Sorry about the confusion. If you can find a link to the real song and want to post it up in the Comments section, feel free to do so.

Anyway, The album in question will be released by Reprise Records on November 22; it's produced by Warner Bros. Records Chairman Rob Cavallo, who also produced MCR's platinum-selling album, "The Black Parade," as well as other albums by Dave Matthews Band, Jawbreaker, and The Goo Goo Dolls.

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

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Mornelithe
Mornelithe
13 years ago

A part of me died inside listening to that, why I even bothered is beyond me. Their games are absolutely fabulous but Poly's taste in music and mine differ..greatly. As long as I can turn the music off (I prefer to hear the cars anyway), I'm fine with it. There's a sound system in the other room if I really want to hear tunes anyway.

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
13 years ago

I thought this game was confirmed to support custom soundtracks which could solve your problem right there

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
13 years ago

Yep, you're right I just checked (so much to remember that's going into this game now lol). Still, I do prefer hearing the engine sound over any music…even in my own car actually. But, I can always use the sound system on my PC to compete if I really want to listen to something. Have a better sound system there than on my TV lol.

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
13 years ago

yea way too much to remember… I myself am not as big on cars so I prefer high energy music.

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
13 years ago

@ Laxpro2001: Definitely agree, I have no idea how this whiny crap could increase the pleasure of driving. I'd be foaming at the mouth to jump out of the car.

Metal or Drum n Bass, and if I'm just out for a leisurely ride, Classical or Jazz.

daus26
daus26
13 years ago

Remember that each region has its own intro music so whatever comes up for the NA region, its the NA producers to blame, not necessarily PD.

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
13 years ago

Oh really? Each region has it's own song! Great in that case – I'm importing the Japanese version. Now I'm hoping they put a song like "Before I Decay" by the GazettE as the intro.

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
13 years ago

@ Shadowpal: There are custom soundtracks, as laxpro stated. All this really effects is the intro soundtrack, which unfortunately will have to be muted (But I will watch it, cause the Intro's are usually awesome for the GT games).

Underdog15
Underdog15
13 years ago

I drive a whimpy Hyundai Accent, so the engine isn't louder than my own BREATHING. In fact, the sound of the road whizzing by is louder than the sound of my engine… So… needless to say, I have music on always.

Usually I listen to random mix of whatever's on the ipod, and there is literally almost every genre on it… even stuff in other languages.

Today, though, ipod battery died, so I listened to my Distant Worlds cd's on the way to work! (Orchestral Final Fantasy music all written by Nobuo Uematsu!)

i know… a little pathetic. Could be worse! Yesterday, I played some CoD with friends, and my one buddy was blasting the Cait Sith theme song through his mic at everyone. My friends all knew what it was, but every other CoD kid had no clue. lol. Was fun, at least.

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
13 years ago

@ Underdog15: Hah, I can relate, I've had wimpy cars in the past. I like the sound of my BMW though, so yeah, I like hearing the engine. When I'm driving I mainly listen to NPR, so yeah typically it's Jazz/Classical lol.

On the rare occasion though, as I said previously, Drum n Bass and Metal if I'm in for a long ride. Helps keep the blood pumpin'.

manofchao5
manofchao5
13 years ago

i wonder if they are using this song to apologize right off for being late lol

tes37
tes37
13 years ago

I hope it doesn't take long for the start menu to load. I don't think they could have found anything worse than this song.

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
13 years ago

The song is a poor choice but they could have definitely found a worse song

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
13 years ago

You're right. They definitely could have found worse songs. See the entire track listing from MCR. /puke

Underdog15
Underdog15
13 years ago

It could have been the music they chose to put in Beatles Rock Band! Geeze! What did they do? Put like… BEATLES music in that game? gross!

frylock25
frylock25
13 years ago

no i hope i wont have to sit through that often. couldnt even finish it.

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
13 years ago

I finished it to see if there was any chance of me liking… I think the song was cut off. Either that or it ends so abruptly that there is no worse way to end it, seriously.

frylock25
frylock25
13 years ago

i tried i got almost all the way… just never got better or changed really so i stopped it.


Last edited by frylock25 on 10/19/2010 9:52:08 PM

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
13 years ago

Yes a very static song = a very boring song :/

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
13 years ago

Not a good song choice IMO. When I think racing game I think intensity. Would have liked to see the song be more progressive. Hopefully the soundtrack is much different than this tune. Thank goodness for custom soundtrack capabilities!

Personally one of the main reasons I liked Burnout 3 so much besides the gameplay was the soundtrack


Last edited by laxpro2001 on 10/19/2010 9:49:46 PM

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
13 years ago

What about some of the intense thumping tracks they played during the trailers. I want to get pumped up before i race, not listen to someone whine about how their mom never loved them or whatever it is emo kids whine about these days.

StangMan80
StangMan80
13 years ago

yep same here, what about the song that we had to guess the name of, the one in the night racing trailer I believe. That would of been a lot better.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
13 years ago

+ one trillion!

Anymore of this depressing Emo crapolla and I'll leave the car in the garage and take some anti-depressants instead.

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
13 years ago

I hate the term emo to describe music. What it really is is punk with more confessional lyrics and maybe more of a hardcore feel depending on the band. Its name implies emotion which all (good) songs have so I think its kind of silly to name a genre this. To say the least this song can't be emo… there is no emotion whatsoever.


Last edited by laxpro2001 on 10/19/2010 10:18:30 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
13 years ago

OK, an edit…

+ one trillion!

Anymore of this depressing pseudo new-age punk teen angst ridden, over emotional, depressing and boring crapolla and I'll leave the car in the garage and take some anti-depressants instead.

Better?

😀

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
13 years ago

Remember emo was one of the criteria for being a girl gamer.

Just saying….

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
13 years ago

When you break it down it doesnt make a whole lot of sense, but pop culture refers to whiny dicks in black eyeliner as "emo" while they churn out boring power chords and complain about stuff either nobody cares about or is just a normal part of life and they need to grow a pair and get over it.

There are a lot of things in the english language that when broken down make no sense at all.

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
13 years ago

lol yes i get thats what its called… i just hate it being called that. anyway thanks highlander 😀

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
13 years ago

This song is not punk. LOL

Underdog15
Underdog15
13 years ago

Could be worse… could be like… 50 cent or something rappish… that's one "music" fad that needs to either die or evolve.

WTF ever happened to Outkast? When they first came out, I thought, "Finally… rap is going to begin to reform into something more creative and musical." Then they decided to act and make clothes… and rap still sucks. It's been the same for 10+ friggin' years already. GAWD!

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
13 years ago

You can't spell "crap" without "rap"

But seriously, that is one of the biggest problems with my generation! They think its music but all it really is, is a lyrical styling. It can accompany music and sound good as per RHCP, Alley Life, Public Enemy & Anthrax ect. but people always seem to feed into the same garbage. If I hear my friends say it has a sick beat one more time…

Underdog15
Underdog15
13 years ago

you could always lay a sick beat-down on them!

i wouldn't hate it so much if would just TRY to reform itself and grow… but it doesn't. And it's not like I have an uninformed opinion… I work at a youth centre… I hear it all the time… and it is ALL the same.

StangMan80
StangMan80
13 years ago

What?!?! I do not like this song and it does not go with this game at all.
hey PD did you forget you were working on a racing game?
I much rather of had an engine idling and revving up, now that would be awesome and plus I think a lot more people would like the sound of a car rather then feeling suicidal

either way I can't wait for this game, GT5!

Anonymous
Anonymous
13 years ago

My Chemical Romance sucks, plain and simple. I hate emo music and emo bands. I hate Gerard Way. People who listen to MCR are some of the worst individuals online, these crazy girls will die for these fools.

What were they thinking?

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
13 years ago

This many years in development and they go with this….LOL!

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
13 years ago

I saw Green Day back in 2006 (my gf at the time was a fan of theirs, certainly not me) and My Chemical Romance opened for them. One of the worst bands I've ever seen perform live. They should have picked Pendulum – Sounds of Life.

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
13 years ago

You saw Green Day?! I;m so jelaous, granted I didn't start liking them until fairly recently but now I can say they are one of my favorite bands. Punk rocks!

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
13 years ago

Definitely, even I like Pendulum!

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
13 years ago

Yeah, while I'm not a fan (not my type of music, I like Trance/Progressive) I must say they were great live and mid-way through their act Billie Joe grabbed a kid (I'm going to say 13-15) to come on stage and play his guitar and then let him take it home.

In contrast My Chemical Romance kept preaching on girls not sleeping around and not doing drugs. It was pathetic, the lead singer preached more than he sang and when he did sing it was terrible.

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
13 years ago

MCR is embarrassing live. I watched a few minutes of a concert they put on tv an i felt bad for them. Just plain awful.

If they didnt want to use something techno/electronica they could have at least gone with something like Helicopter by Bloc Party or Don't Rush by Tegan & Sara. I could sit here all day and list songs that are better for GT5.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
13 years ago

You had a gf?

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
13 years ago

Ya, her name was Steve.

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
13 years ago

How big was her p… wait not going down this road again are we LV 😉

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
13 years ago

5'1 98lbs, oh my was it a "yummy" 4 years.

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
13 years ago

@LV
Lulz, my name is Steve. Funny seeing as you commented on my penis in another article 😉 Not that i blame you, its quite an incredible penis. I talk about it all the time.


Last edited by NoSmokingBandit on 10/19/2010 10:34:57 PM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
13 years ago

Bandit,

It was supposed to be a secret…..geesh!

frylock25
frylock25
13 years ago

so steve wasnt allergic to electrical tape then i guess huh?

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
13 years ago

I'm proud, evidently you guys do remember all the sick and twisted things I say on here.

MWAH!

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
13 years ago

Green Day are not punk. They are pop rock.

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
13 years ago

They most definitely are punk maybe pop punk but believe me they are… Listen to Outsider and tell me you don't immediately think Ramones (who are another big punk band). Green Day is most definitely punk.

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