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The Mix 107.77One of the reasons I was convinced to check out THQ and Volition's Saints Row 2 for the Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, and PC was that it includes a collection of some of the best musical hits of the 1980s as part of the soundtrack.  If one is going to mercilessly slaughter gang members, one really should be doing to the sounds of Europe's "The Final Countdown" and Hall & Oates's "Out of Touch".  The in-game radio also includes the universal peppy good mood song, A-ha's "Take on Me".  How universally peppy is it?  So universally peppy that, at times, the protagonist character will sing along.  Like most people singing with the radio, the result involves a general lack of rhythm, pitch, and proper lyrics as well as a lot of singing with the instrumental portions.  Don't just take my word for it though.  Listen for yourself in this video from NilbusX.

See what I mean when I said that Saints Row 2 doesn't take itself too seriously?  The game's customization options allow players to choose from six different voices for the protagonist, three male and three female.  Each voice sings along to a different song (one of the female voices has a preference for "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" from Tears for Fears), but they all have a taste for A-ha.  Now that is universal.  Check out the result when all six singing voices are synced up courtesy of GreggieBats.

I don't know which kinds of music developer Volition is planning to include in the Saints Row 3 soundtrack, but I would like to point out that A-ha had another hit song back in the day...