So apparently the Saints Row The Third Soundtrack leaked.

Update: 11/01/11 - It seems that the list is legit. The setlist is making its way around the blogosphere coming straight from THQ. Score one for sketchy internet leaks!

Oh the internet. It's amazing how you can be browsing random videogame forums and suddenly see the entire soundtrack for one of your most anticipated games of the year. Sure, you may be skeptical at first. I mean, none of these post provide any context, backstory or explanation to how this information was obtained. Rather, they just dive straight to the point and list all the songs. The funny thing? For some weird reason, that makes them seem even more legit. I'm probably breaking some sort of videogame news blogging rule by crediting this to Anonymous over at 4chan and Blitzrules240 over at the IGN forums (bet that dude's stoked for the new NFL Blitz game), but whatever. The hype train is in motion and I'm on board. Choo choo.

You can check out the supposed soundtrack after the jump.

Like the previous Saints Row games (and even the last bunch of Grand Theft Auto titles), the soundtrack is broken up into different radio stations. Each station is based around a particular genre and will most likely have a radio personality to help introduce songs and add random chatter.

Gen X:
Volcanology - Brooklyn
Diamond Eyes - Deftones
Clarion Call - Delphic
Stupid Grin - Dragonette
Renegades - Feeder
Sha La La La La - Heavy Young Heathens
Too Fake - Hockey
Lost Desire - Jr.
Torture - King Kong and the Shrines
Animal - Miike Snow
Riot Rhythm - Sleigh Bells
Next Girl - The Black Keys
In Cauda Venenum - The Dear Hunter
Queen Dot Kong - The Do
El Matador - The Lines
Born Free - The Rassle
Stop Searching - Valencia
Paint Yourself - White Denim

Jokers of the Scene - Baggy Bottom Boys
State of Ghetto Jackin' - Baobinga
Satisfaction - Benny Benassi
A City In Florida - Deadmau5
Idealistic - Digitalism
Pitiless - Dilemn
Heartbeats - Grum
Double Bubble - Jesse No
Oh No You_Don't - Jesse No
Angry Elephants - Junkie XL
Wallflowers - Kevin and Carrick
Scrub Down - Kevin Seaton
Neckbrace - Ratatat
Woo Boost - Rusko
31 Seconds to Die - The Bloody Beetroots
Don't Break It - Tugboat

Este Reggaeton - Ambush
Vamonos Hasta Bajo - Blaster Chicks
Get Down - Calle Cardona
Ella Prende Gilla - DJ Genesis
Virtual Diva - Don Omar
Dejate Llevar - FDK feat. Pinky
Lujo - FDK
Movimiento Espectacular - Flama
Chacka - Friendz
Maria Juana - Mr. Kapri
Maldito Alcohol - Pitbull
La Turbina - Prophex
Sueltate Y Toma - Reggae Black
Se Fue La Luz - R_1
Ponte A Trabajar - Vakero
Todavia No Hay Na - Villanosam

Brandenburg Concerto No_3_Allegro - Bach
Minuet - Boccherini
Waltz in D Flat Major - Chopin
Humoresque OP101 No7 - Dvorak
Hallelujah From Messiah - Handel
Hungarian Rhapsody - Liszt
Spring Song - Mendelssohn
Der Holle Rache - Mozart
Serenade No13 in G Allegro - Mozart
The Thieving Magpie Overture - Rossini
The William Tell Overture - Rossini
Carnival of the Animals Fossils - Saint Saens
The Stars and Stripes Forever - Sousa
Blue Danube - Strauss
Ride of the Valkyries - Wagner
Skaters Waltz - Waldteufel

Gimme What You Got - Amanda Blank
Done Did It - Blakroc
Throw Your Hands Up - Freeway
My Life Is A Party - G Easy
Power - Kanye West
Get It In - KB
I'm Burnt - Kurupt
Don't Panik - Medine
Paradise - Mickey Factz
Quiet Dog - Mos Def
In the Zone - Pharoahe Monch
Fur In My Cap - Rob Roy
Boom Bye Yeah - Sean Price
Push Play - Sixx John
Can't Stop Now - Southpaw Swagger
The Countdown - Sum Kid
93 Hardcore - Tandem
Yonkers - Tyler the Creator
Mirrors - Wale
Good to Go - Yelawolf

Bezerker - After the Burial
Runes to My Memory - Amon Amarth
Obfuscation - Between the Buried and Me
Perfect Weapon - Black Veil Brides
Suicide Jag - Chemlab
Feel Like I Do - Drowning Pool
Apocalyptic Havoc - Goatwhore
Regurgitated Disinformation - Job For A Cowboy
Armagoddamnmotherf***inggeddon - Marilyn Manson
Divinations - Mastodon
Apologies Are for the Weak - Miss May I
The Lotus Eater - Opeth
Rise Rebel Resist - Otep
Misanthropy Pure - Shai Hulud
Love? - Strapping Young Lad
Necropolis - Black Dahlia Murder
Farewell Mona Lisa - The Dillinger Escape Plan
Slow Revolution - Tugboat
Engine Wrecks - You Love Her Coz She's Dead

The Mix:
Stand and Deliver - Adam Ant
Fantasy - Aldo Nova
Holding Out For A Hero - Bonnie Taylor
Machinehead - Bush
Pepper - Butthole Surfers
Epic - Faith No More
Relax - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
You're The Best - Joe Bean Esposito
Return of the Mack - Mark Morrison
Live Wire - Motley Crue
Shout at the Devil - Motley Crue
No Easy Way Out - Robert Tepper
My Adidas - Run DMC
Ball and Chain - Social Distortion
What I Got - Sublime
It's My Life - Talk Talk
Birds Fly Whisper To A Scream - The Icicle Works
Funky Cold Medina - Tone Loc

SWIM (Adult Swim):
Let Spirits Ride - Black Mountain
Insufficient Fare - Cerebral Ballzy
Winner - Cheeseburger
Basketcase - Dangerdoom
The Cyborg Slayers - Dethklok
No Vacancy - J G Thirlwell
The War - Mike Bigga
Anarchy - Odd Future
Aqua Team Hunger Force - Schoolly D
Sports Sports (Bar Remix) - Tim & Eric
Save Me From Myself - Unknown Hinson
Idiot - Wavves

I don't know about you guys, but there's something about licensed videogame soundtracks that make me giddy inside. Sure it's a way to see if your favourite artist is getting some attention, but I've found videogames to be a great tool to discover new musicians and even genres.

While not a huge fan of sports and racing games, I always get a kick (;D) out of looking up what tracks they end up including. Open-world games are no exception. However, the latter has the added bonus of including radio stations (including he radio personalities and the nifty commercials). This little touch is something I've appreciated ever since I first experienced it in Grand Theft Auto III (which is reaching its 10th anniversary soon. How old do you feel?). The whole radio format really does add to the "living world" feel that these sandbox games do strive for. Plus they're entertaining. That's always a good thing.

Being a huge fan of music, a solid soundtrack can end up adding to the current hype I have for a game. If this list is accurate, Saints Row The Third looks to be no exception. Is it doing the same for you? If you're on the fence, no worries. Saints Row The Third comes your way in less than a month, with a release date of November 15th. GET HYPE.

Sound track incoming [via 4chan]
Saints Row: The Third Soundtrack leaked [via Blitzrules240]

As a bonus, here's my created character for Saints Row The Third:

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