The soundtrack to the upcoming Mafia III uses its '60s-heavy jukebox soundtrack to enhance the drama, says creative director Haden Blackman.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Blackman said that "[the team's] approach was very much that we have to make sure it's an amazing soundtrack, because that will lead to an amazing game."

Although the game contains over a hundred songs, they are used as musical score, rather than as radio stations, as in fellow open-world games like Grand Theft Auto and Saints Row.

"Honestly, I was doubtful that we'd be able to get this wide spectrum of Sixties artists," Blackman said, adding that songs were selected for their specific moods, and for how they reflect the turbulent political climate in which the game takes place.

For example, Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Green River" is used to get players "into the right kind of mentality where you're this kind of stalker moving through the swamp," while the Duprees' "You Belong To Me" plays during "a really dramatic moment between two characters."

"And then [soul duo] Sam and Dave. It was really important to me to get some representation from Sam and Dave because I could see driving to that, being in combat to that, applying it to cinematics or story moments."

Mafia III releases October 7th for new-gen consoles and PC; the full soundtrack listing follows.

The Animals - "House of the Rising Sun"
The Animals - "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place"
Aretha Franklin - "Chain Of Fools"
Aretha Franklin - "Respect"
The Avengers - "Paint it Black"
The Band - "The Weight"
Barry McGuire - "Eve of Destruction"
The Beach Boys - "Help Me, Rhonda"
The Beach Boys - "Heroes and Villains"
The Beach Boys - "Wouldn’t It Be Nice"
Beethoven Ben - "Dance of the Hours"
Big Brother & the Holding Company - "Piece Of My Heart"
Blue Cheer - "Good Times are so Hard to Find"
The Bobby Fuller Four - "I Fought the Law"
The Box Tops - "The Letter"
Canned Heat - "On The Road Again"
The Chambers Brothers - "I Can't Turn You Loose"
The Chambers Brothers - "Time Has Come Today"
Clarence Carter - "Slip Away"
Clifton Chenier - "Ay-Tete Fee"
Count Five - "Psychotic Reaction"
Cream - "White Room"
Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Bad Moon Rising"
Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Born On The Bayou"
Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Fortunate Son"
Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Green River"
Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Proud Mary"
Del Shannon - "Keep Searchin’ (We’ll Follow The Sun)"
Del Shannon - "Runaway (1967 version)"
Delta Rae - "Bottom of the River"
Dewey Edwards - "I Let a Good Thing Go By"
Diana Ross & the Supremes - "Love Child"
The Dramatics - "Get Up and Get Down"
The Duprees - "You Belong To Me"
Dusty Springfield - "Son of a Preacher Man"
Eddie Floyd - "Knock on Wood"
Elvis - "A Little Less Conversation"
Etta James - "Don't Go To Strangers"
Four Tops - "Reach Out, I'll Be There"
Freddy Cannon - "Palisades Park"
The Fun Sons - "Hang Ten"
Iron Butterfly - "In-a-Gadda-da-Vida"
James Brown - "I Got You (I Feel Good)"
Jefferson Airplane - "Somebody To Love"
Jefferson Airplane - "White Rabbit"
John Lee Hooker - "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer"
Johnny Cash - "Folsom Prison Blues (Live)"
Johnny Cash - "Ring Of Fire"
Jr. Walker and the All Stars - "Shotgun"
L.C. Cooke - "Take me for What I Am"
Lightnin' Hopkins - "Black Ghost Blues"
Lightnin' Hopkins - "Sinner's Prayer"
Lightnin' Hopkins - "The Howling Wolf"
Lightnin' Slim - "G.I. Blues"
Little Richard - "Long Tall Sally"
Lonnie Youngblood - "Go Go Shoes"
Martha and the Vendellas - "Nowhere To Run"
Marvin Gaye - "You"
Mercy Dee Walton - "Five Card Hand"
The Miracles - "You've Really Got a Hold on Me"
The Misfits - "You Belong To Me"
Mourning Ritual ft Peter Dreimanis - "Bad Moon Rising"
Otis Redding - "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay"
Otis Redding - "Hard to Handle"
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas - "Tramp"
Otis Spann - "Must Have Been the Devil"
Patsy Cline - "Crazy"
Paul Revere and the Raiders - "Kicks"
Question Mark and the Mysterians - "Ninety-Six Tears"
The Ramones - "Palisades Park"
Roger Miller - "King of the Road"
The Rolling Stones - "Mother's Little Helper"
The Rolling Stones - "Paint it Black"
The Rolling Stones - "Street Fighting Man"
The Rolling Stones - "Sympathy for the Devil"
Roosevelt Sykes - "Hey Big Momma"
Roy Orbison - "Running Scared"
Rufus Thomas - "Walking the Dog"
Sam and Dave - "Hold On, I’m Comin’"
Sam and Dave - "Soul Man"
Sam Cooke - "Another Saturday Night"
Sam Cooke - "Bring it on Home to Me"
Sam Cooke - "Chain Gang"
Sam Cooke - "I'm Gonna Forget About You"
Sam Cooke - "Wonderful World"
Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs - "Li'l Red Riding Hood"
The Searchers - "Needles & Pins"
The Searchers - "Take Me for What I'm Worth"
The Shadows of Knight - "I Got My Mojo Working"
Sonny Rhodes - "You Better Stop"
Status Quo - "Pictures Of Matchstick Men"
Steppenwolf - "Born To Be Wild"
Steppenwolf - "Desperation"
The Supremes - "Baby Love"
The Supremes - "You Keep Me Hangin’ On [#1]"
The Tams - "What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am)"
The Temptations - "Ain't Too Proud To Beg"
The Temptations - "I Wish It Would Rain"
Three Dog Night - "One"
The Troggs - "Wild Thing"
Vanilla Fudge - "You Keep Me Hangin' On"