Cyberpunk 2077's missions are references to songs

Published on 11 Dec 2023

Please note that this article contains spoilers, so don't read it if you haven't played the game and would like to at some point in the future.

I am also still busy updating and fixing the terrible formatting when I find a moment, please bear with me This is a long list...

Epistrophy - Kenny Clarke & His 52nd Street Boys

Listen here

The Space in Between - How To Destroy Angels

I found two songs with the same name, but I think the How To Destroy Angels piece has Judy vibes to it, and it is a damn good tune. Listen here

Queen of the Highway - The Doors

Listen here

The Highwayman - The Highwaymen

I'm not sure if this is correct, apparently the mission name is based on a poem, but a poem is not a song, so this is what I think it is. Listen here

Stadium Love - Metric

Listen here

Talkin' 'Bout a Revolution - Tracy Chapman

Listen here

I'll Fly Away - Hank Williams Sr or Johnny Cash

I put both here, since I like both, but according to the wiki page, it's the Hank Williams Sr one. Listen here - Hank Williams Sr Listen here - Johnny Cash

Send In The Clowns - Judy Collins

Listen here

Kold Mirage - Lorn

Listen here

Pyramid Song - Radiohead

Listen here

Violence - Grimes

This is that mission where V needs to do something for Lizzy Wizzy, a celebrity in the game. Listen here

Coin Operated Boy - Dresden Dolls

The perfect song for the mission, I instantly recognised this when I saw it in the game. Listen here

I Fought The Law - The Clash

Listen here

Sex On Wheels - My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult

I haven't heard this in ages, it's a classic!

Chippin' In - Samurai (Refused)

A fictional band played by Refused, a real life band.

Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival

It's pretty striking how fitting the songs are with the missions that were named after them. Whoever designed this a genius.

The Hunt - New Model Army

Dream On - Aerosmith

Space Oddity - David Bowie

Fool On The Hill - The Beatles

Sinnerman - Nina Simone

There Is a Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths

They Won't Go When I Go - Stevie Wonder

This is a path of the mission Sinnerman, after you make a certain decision in a previous part of the mission. This is a really heavy story and kind of made me feel rather sad, but in a good way. I wish I could convince him not to go through with it :(

Only Pain - Gojira

Ride Captain Ride - Blues Image

One Way Or Another - Blondie

From Her to Eternity - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Moving Heat - Maenad Veyl

I'm not sure if this is correct, but it's the only song I could find online that fits this mission name.

Unfinished Sympathy - Massive Attack

Last Call - Elliott Smith

I found a number of songs called Last Call, but this one seems the most appropriate and in line with the taste in music of the rest of the music the mission names are based on. I also think it's this one, because many of the other songs of the same title was released after the game was released in 2020.

The Killing Moon - Echo & The Bunnymen

Firestarter - The Prodigy

Voodoo Treasure - Majestic

I've Seen That Face Before - Grace Jones

Baby Let Me Take You - The Detroit Emeralds

The Show Must Go On - Queen

Dazed And Confused - Jake Holmes

Most people know this as a Led Zeppelin song, but it was originally written by Jake Holmes in 1967.

Shot By Both Sides - Magazine

Money For Nothing - Dire Straits

Addicted To Chaos - Megadeth

Birds With Broken Wings - Ben Caplan

You Know My Name - Chris Cornell

Get It Together - Beastie Boys

The wiki page doesn't name a song, however I think this is the one.

New Person, Same Old Mistakes - Tame Impala

The Damned - The Plasmatics

I'm not sure about this one...

Balls To The Wall - Accept

No Easy Way Out - Robert Tepper

Push It To The Limit - Paul Engemann

Lucretia My Reflection - The Sisters Of Mercy

Spider And The Fly - The Rolling Stones

Hole In The Sky - Black Sabbath

Tomorrow Never Knows - The Beatles

Dog Eat Dog - AC/DC