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You're listening to The Oh of Pleasure by Ray Lynch
& Tom Canning
From Ray Lynch's Platinum album Deep Breakfast
one was more surprised than we were when we were contacted by RockStar
with their interest to include The Oh of Pleasure
in their Grand Theft Auto IV video game. We didn't even know what
it was. So we searched around the internet and found out about it.
What we found surprised us; a high powered action-adventure video
game series that wanted to include Ray Lynch's The Oh of Pleasure.
So we agreed and kept good company with Hip Hop, Jazz Fusion, Electronica,
Ambient Music, among others. Amazing.
getting one of your songs in Grand Theft Auto IV music! I'd only heard
The Oh of Pleasure at Disney World, which is also
the first place I heard Celestial Soda Pop.
So I was really happy to suddenly hear a familiar sound while cruising
down the virtual road in a stolen car, running people over and starting
A fan wrote
us saying he heard the song in GTA IV and thought it was very cool.
We wrote back and asked him if the music was well placed, and here's
what he wrote:
"Yes, the game is very popular. It has already broken a few Guinness
World Records in its first few weeks. To answer your question, I do
think the music is used well. I was just startled to hear it in this
particular game, since it's so controversial. The context in which it's
used is very cool. One of the things you can do in the game is carjack
cars. The people you steal the cars from are typically listening to
one of the games many radio stations. One of the stations plays music
with Ray's style. You can also change the radio station. The first time
I heard "The Oh of Pleasure" was night time in the game. I had carjacked
a car that was the equivalent of a Mercedes. I couldn't believe my ears
when I heard the driver had been listening to Ray Lynch! Wow... it's
actually... amazing. A song I can think of so many possible movie scenes
to go with.
Auto IV broke the Guinness World Records for "Highest grossing video
game in 24 hours" and "Highest Revenue Generated by an Entertainment
Product in 24 Hours". It sold 3.6 million copies on day one, which equaled
roughly $310 million in revenue.
For first day
sales it also broke the record of "Fastest-selling video game in 24
hours", previously held by Halo 3 at $170 million.