The Sims is a simulated world where you can live and love and have cats and make money and the ever hilarious woohoo (a sim euphemism for sex). It’s a wondrous world of complete creation where you can be a god either a soft loving and caring one that provides pizza for every meal or an evil mean god that kills off a family simply to have a haunted house. Regardless of the morality of the creator, it’s a game of free and open creation.
The Sims have a radio like any simulated world would have. It’s got its own music soundtrack (as do all video games). From the start, it’s had a form of instrumental soundtracks including an upbeat salsa for the loading screen, and of course the several classical orchestral soundtracks for the creative build mode. There’s a whole list of the music in the sims available at the Sims-wiki. The songs they play from Sims 2 onward mimic the songs of our world but in Simlish or Sims English. So it’s seriously weird because it’s songs in a gibberish language. But they’re good.
There is a large assortment of songs from a range of artists. Seriously there is a lot. (To clarify, this article is just the songs that are used in the Sims franchise. The other kinds of Simlish covers will be looked at in another article). Some of these songs include “Manos al Aire” by Nelly Furtado, “Double Vision” by 3oh!3, “Some Chords” by Deadmau5, “Ever Seen This” by Aceyalone and RJD2, “Saturday Night” by Jessica Mauboy. There are so many other artists that have their songs in Simlish and here’s a list of them on the Sims-wiki.
Here is a small glimpse at the Sim soundtrack of real-world songs in Simlish.
“Good Intent” by Kimbra
“We Have Love” by Hot Chip
“American Trash” by Innerpartysystem
“Hot in Here” by Nelly
“Pocketful of Sunshine” by Natasha Bedingfield
“Want You Back” by 5 Seconds of Summer
“Last Friday Night” by Katy Perry
“Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves
“Classic” by The Knocks
“Run Away With Me” by Carly Rae Jepsen