EA has just revealed the soundtrack for the upcoming The Sims 2: Apartment Life expansion, and while it may not contain They Might Be Giants performing in Simlish like the FreeTime soundtrack, it does have Good Charlotte, who have never appeared on a game soundtrack unless you count...all of them. At this point I've heard more Good Charlotte in video games than I have anywhere else, though I'm not sure if that says something about me, the music industry, or both. Other artists joining Good Charlotte include Junkie XL, Katy Perry, and Sunny Day Sets Fire, one of those bands with a "look how cool our name is" name, made more infuriating by the fact that it is actually a pretty cool name. Hit the jump for the full track listing, or just turn the music off and stream your favorite music over the internet.
EA Announces The Sims 2 Apartment Life Expansion Pack Soundtrack Featuring Good Charlotte, Junkie XL and Katy Perry International Line-up of Artists Add Music to the Fun and Drama of Close Quarters Living REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced the international line-up of artists who are set to rock on The Sims™ 2 Apartment Life Expansion Pack soundtrack. Hit groups such as Good Charlotte and hot newcomer Katy Perry add flavor to the adventure, fun and drama of close quarters of apartment living. International pop stars also sizzle on the soundtrack including Vanilla Sky from Italy, Ranetki Girls from Russia and Lola, a Hungarian pop star gaining fame and recognition across Europe as well as Artwerk artists Chromeo, Ladytron and Junkie XL. To top it all off, Australian singer and songwriter Gabriella Cilmi sings her hit debut title, "Sweet About Me." In The Sims 2 Apartment Life, excitement and surprise await your Sims as they move out of the suburbs and into a brand new busy apartment building! Set your Sims up in an artsy converted loft, swinging studio bachelor pad or posh penthouse with their own butler. Close quarters mean new opportunities or unexpected surprises. And now for the first time, there is the ability to control multiple households so that neighboring Sims can live in happy harmony, or comical conflict. Your Sims can advance their career with the right social network, cope with domestic drama when roommates clash or find true love just down the hall! The Sims 2 Apartment Life, the latest expansion pack is slated for launch on August 26 in North America and August 22 in European and Asia-Pacific regions. In-Game Soundtrack Includes: "Everything" Performed by A Cursive Memory "Getting Better" Performed by Bob Schneider "Radio" Performed by Castaneda "Fancy Footwork" Performed by Chromeo "Battle Royale" Performed by Does It Offend You, Yeah? "Sweet About Me" Performed by Gabriella Cilmi "Club Soda" Performed by Ghostland Observatory "Where Would We Be Now" Performed by Good Charlotte "Violet Stars Happy Hunting!" Performed by Janelle Monae "Crazy" Performed by Jem "Mad Pursuit" Performed by Junkie XL feat. Electrocute "Hot N Cold" Performed by Katy Perry "Ghosts" Performed by Ladytron "Mozdulj Mar (Mondulo Mar)" Performed by Lola "Ona Odna (She's Alone)" Performed by Ranetki Girls "This Is Not A Test" Performed by Shock of Pleasure "Brainless" Performed by Sunny Day Sets Fire "Good Day" Performed by Tally Hall "Come My Sunshine" Performed by The Comas "Divebomb" Performed by The Whip "Not A Love Song" Performed by Uh Huh Her "On & On" Performed by Vanilla Sky "Can't Believe My Eyes" Performed by Wainwright Music Credits Executive Music Producer, Steve Schnur Sr. Music Supervisor, Cybele Pettus Music Licensing Manager, Beverly Koeckeritz * The Sims 2 Apartment Life requires The Sims 2 Double Deluxe, The Sims 2 Deluxe, The Sims 2 Special DVD Edition or The Sims 2 Holiday Edition for PC to play.