Music Disc

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Music Disc
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First appearances

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Data values

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Music discs are 12 unique items that can be played in jukeboxes. By default, they play music made by C418; however, custom music can be added with the use of a resource pack.


Natural generation

Music disc (13) can be found in 21.8% of dungeon chests and 21.8% of woodland mansion chests in groups of 1.

In Bedrock Edition they can be found in 21.5% of woodland mansion chests in groups of 1.

Music disc (cat) can be found in 21.8% of dungeon chests and 21.8% of woodland mansion chests in groups of 1.

In Bedrock Edition they can be found in 21.5% of woodland mansion chests in groups of 1.

In Bedrock Edition music disc (mellohi) can be found in 18.9% of buried treasure chests in groups of 1.

In Bedrock Edition music disc (wait) can be found in 18.9% of buried treasure chests in groups of 1.


When killed by a skeleton's arrow, a creeper drops a random music disc in addition to any other items.

Legacy Console Edition tutorial world

See also: Legacy Console Edition tutorial

Music discs can be found in naturally generated chests in the legacy console edition tutorial world.


Please note, these tracks (except for "11") have been shortened to 30 seconds on this wiki, due to an agreement with the author.

Icon Track name Description Track Length (time)

13 A somewhat unsettling ambient track consisting mostly of cave noises, metallic clinks, splashes, wind blowing, and muffled bow firings. 2:58

cat An upbeat, synthetic melody. In the .minecraft directory and in the Legacy Console Edition, the music disc plays another tune by C418, titled Dog. JE: 3:05
LCE: 5:32

blocks An upbeat, catchy tune. 5:45

chirp A retro tune with a sample from a 1970 MATTEL Program Disc: Bossa Nova Style playing in the background. 3:05

far A calm, relaxing, nature-like melody. 2:54

mall A calm piece of serene music. 3:17

mellohi A slow, slightly melancholic waltz. 1:36

stal A moderate jazz-like piece. 2:30

strad A tropical-sounding synth piece. 3:08

ward The record starts off with an excerpt from Chopin's Funeral March[1] played on synth organ but goes into an electronic, upbeat, exploration and adventure tune with a dark undertone. 4:11

11 A slightly disturbing disc, the recording seems to be of a person running across (or maybe breaking) different block types and later on stopping to use equipment of some kind, cough, and then continue running with a hastened pace. The block sounds similar to that of dirt and stone. The person is struggling and haunting background noises are heard throughout the recording. Strange noises of barking or wind blowing are heard near the end before abruptly stopping. One can hear a hissing noise akin to what would be expected at the end of an older shellac record at this point. During this track, there are sounds of Ghasts. 1:11

wait An upbeat and relaxing song, with a "blocky" feel to it.

This disc is the latest to be added to Minecraft, although it has existed in the game data for quite some time (as where are we now).

3:58 (Fades at 3:51)

Data values

Java Edition:

Name ID Name













Bedrock Edition:

Name ID Name Numerical ID

record_13 500

record_cat 501

record_blocks 502

record_chirp 503

record_far 504

record_mall 505

record_mellohi 506

record_stal 507

record_strad 508

record_ward 509

record_11 510

record_wait 511

Raw music files

The 12 music tracks created for records by C418 can be found in:

  • Windows: %appdata%\.minecraft\assets\virtual\legacy\records
  • Linux: ~/.minecraft/resources/streaming/
  • macOS: ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/resources/streaming/

All music disc files are in .ogg format.


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo

Music to my EarsPlay a music disc in a Jukebox.YesYesNoWii U, Switch20GBronze



Java Edition Alpha
April ?, 2010C418 uploaded a video to YouTube, containing previews of many music tracks that were later added as records.
v1.0.14 13 and cat were the first records to be added to Minecraft. Records were offically named "music discs". 13 was an ambient track before this update.
Music discs were added to dungeon chests.
Java Edition Beta
1.2_02 Before this update, gold 13 music discs were noticeably more common than green cat ones. Now, green cat discs are more often dropped.
August 1, 2011C418 announces new music discs.
Java Edition
1.0.0 Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2 9 new discs were implemented, adding up to a total of 11 discs, although they are not dropped by any creepers. These are stored along with the first discs, 13.mus and cat.mus, (which have been decoded as 13.ogg and cat.ogg respectively). Before this update, there were 12 unused music files, now only one remains unused, which is the song "where are we now". "Where are we now" was not added with the rest of the new 9 discs because of problems with the spaces in the name.[2]
1.1 11w50a All of the discs except for 11 can be dropped by creepers killed by skeletons. Also, they all have the same probability of being dropped now.
1.4.4 1.4.3-pre The disc where are we now was renamed to wait and was made available in game. 11 is also available in Survival now. It is dropped by creepers in the same way as other discs.
1.5 13w04a Active jukeboxes give off a redstone signal when a comparator is placed behind it; its strength depends on the ID of the inserted disc.
1.6.1 13w24a Custom music discs can now be made using resource packs.
Before this version, cat and 13 were the only discs in .ogg formats, all the other discs were in .mus format, which was decrypted by Minecraft on-the-fly.
1.9 15w44a Decreased average yield from dungeon chests.
1.11 16w39a Music discs cat and 13 are now found in the new woodland mansion chests.
1.13 17w47a The IDs have been changed from record_$song to music_disc_$song.
Prior to The Flattening, these items' numeral IDs were 2256 through 2267.
Bedrock Edition
1.2 build 1 Added music discs.
All of the discs except for 11 can be dropped by creepers killed by skeletons.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Patch s1Added 13 and cat.
TU5Added the remaining 10 music discs.
TU12Where Are We Now uses the blue texture used in the PC version, opposed to the green Cat texture it used to use.
TU22CU101.15Added Where Are We Now to Survival.


Issues relating to "Music Disc" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • One of the disc names, stal, is in Swedish; "stal" means "stole", but can also be "stål" with the ring diacritic, which means "steel".
  • Music disc "11", based on its data value before 1.13, is the 11th disc in the game, is the only music disc that is shattered to pieces (this is why the end is static), lasts for 1 minute and 11 seconds, and outputs 11 when put in a comparator jukebox.
  • Chirp uses a sample from the Optigan disc "Bossa Nova Style".[3] It also sounds very similar to the song "The Orb Of Dreamers" from the PlayStation game series LittleBigPlanet, which also uses the sample. You can compare the two here.
  • In Legacy Console Edition, if the music disc "Cat" is played, then after it is finished playing "Cat", it will play "Dog", which is a remix of Cat by C418 and is part of the Minecraft - Volume Alpha soundtrack album.
  • If the .ogg file for the music disc "11" is turned into a spectrogram in an audio editor, the static at the end displays what seems to be the Steve's face and the numbers 12418.
    • The numbers are a visual signature, where "12" is hexadecimal for "C", and combined with "418" creates "C418".
  • The data values used by music discs range from 2256 - 2267, while all other blocks/items use the first free data value available.‌[Bedrock Edition only]
  • The discs appear to be based on older 78 rpm records. These usually held a single 2-3 minute song on one or both sides, were made out of a noisy material called shellac (which was notorious for its fragility and hissing sound when no music was playing, both of which can be seen in "11"), and were larger than later, 45 rpm vinyl records which replaced them.

See also