Fallout 76 has been officially announced with a slick new teaser trailer that, unsurprisingly, doesn’t do much beside tease us all and inform us of Fallout 76’s existence. What the teaser trailer for Fallout 76 does have though is a pretty catchy song playing on the radio.
In case the teaser trailer for Fallout 76 isn’t enough, here’s the song that was playing on the radio so all vault dwellers can enjoy the soothing tones. The song is called Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver, or more simply, Country Roads. This song was written by Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert, and John Denver and was released as a single in 1971.
What’s unusual about this particular song choice is that not only is it a different kind of genre to what players have come to expect, but it’s from an entirely different era. For instance, the original Fallout 3 teaser used the song, I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire, a song written by Bennie Benjamin, Eddie Durham, Sol Marcus, and Eddie Seiler, and was released in 1941. Meanwhile, Fallout 4 used a song called It’s All Over, but the Crying by The Ink Spots, a track that was created during the 1940s.
Despite this difference in decade, and in genre, the song used in the Fallout 76 trailer still ignites that old flame in our heart for spelunking through the wasteland.