The soundtrack of Chinatown Wars is different than that of the other GTA games. The radio stations are comprised of single artists or record labels which are typically the station names and the music is solely instrumental. There are neither radio station hosts nor are there advertisements.
Opening title music is "Chinatown Wars" by Ghostface Killah and MF Doom.
The original DS version of the game features 5 stations. The PSP version added 6 additional stations. The original stations are:
|Prairie Cartel||The Prairie Cartel||The Prairie Cartel|
|Truth+Soul||Truth and Soul Records||Bronx River Parkway, El Michels Affair, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Bronx River Parkway feat Jose Parla & The Candela All Stars, Bronx River Parkway feat The Candela All Stars, The Expressions, Cosmic Force|
|Deadmau5||Deadmau5||BSOD, Deadmau5 Ft. MC Flipside, Deadmau5|
|Alchemist||The Alchemist & Oh No||Gangrene|
The following stations were added for the PSP:
|DJ Khalil||DJ Khalil||DJ Khalil|
|SinoWav FM||CRC Jianian||Ren Tongxiang, He Xunyou, Central Traditional Orchestra, Wang Changyuan, China Central Folk Music Orchestra, Zhu Runfu|
|Turntables on the Hudson||Turntables on the Hudson||Nickodemus, Nickodemus & Osiris, Zeb, Nickodemus & Quantic, Nickodemus & Zeb|
|DFA||DFA Records||Altair Nouveau, Walter Jones, Mogg & Naudascher, The Juan MacLean, Plastique De Rêve, Skatebård, Max Brannslokker, Strangelets|