Madden 08 drafts song list

EA's annual footballer to feature pop, rock, hip-hop soundtrack from Ozzy, Bravery, Sum 41, Timbaland, more.

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Spanning 11 platforms and hitting more than 7.1 million users as of last March, EA's Madden 07 garnered a substantial amount of playtime for the up-and-coming artists who landed a slot on its soundtrack. EA released the details on its Madden NFL 08 soundtrack this week, and as in past years, the collection includes a variety of established pop, rock, and hip-hop artists, as well as a few newcomers.

Headlining the show are platinum-record-selling artists such as The Bravery, Swizz Beats, Sum 41, Timbaland featuring Justin Timberlake, The Hives, and Yellowcard. Airbourne, Datarock, Operator, and Enter Shikari will make their big-time debut, hoping to seed an ascent to superstardom. Lending a track to the proceedings for the first time will also be rock legend Ozzy Osbourne, with "I Don't Wanna Stop."

Arriving this August, Madden NFL 08 will be available on the Xbox 360, Xbox, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Nintendo DS, Wii, PC, PlayStation Portable, mobile handsets, and Mac.

The full soundtrack is listed below.

Artist - Song

Airbourne - "Runnin' Wild"
Atreyu - "Becoming"
Brother Ali - "Whatcha Got"
Daddy Yankee - "Impacto"
Datarock - "The New Song"
Earl Greyhound - "S.O.S."
Enter Shikari - "OK, Time for Plan B"
From Autumn to Ashes - "Daylight Slaving"
HE**YEAH - "You Wouldn't Know"
Jupiter One - "Countdown"
MIMS - "Cop It"
Murs - "Dreadlocks"
O-Solo - "Monsta"
Operator - "Soul Crusher"
Ozzy Osbourne - "I Don't Wanna Stop"
Pharoahe Monch feat. Showtyme - "Desire"
Pitbull feat. Don Omar - "Fuego Remix"
Queens of the Stone Age - "3's & 7's"
Red1 feat. Afu-Ra - "Dem No Worry We"
Shadows Fall - "Redemption"
Swizz Beatz - "It's Me Snitches"
Sum 41 - "Underclass Hero"
Team Shadetek feat. 77Klash & Jahdan - "Brooklyn Anthem"
The Bravery - "Believe"
The Hives - "Tick Tick Boom"
The Used - "The Ripper"
Timbaland feat. Justin Timberlake - "Release"
Yellowcard - "Fighting"
Zion I & The Grouch - "Hit'em"

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Jamesp2005

Wow, I didn't realise so many people chose a game to buy solely on the music that plays at the opening and on loading screens. I always liked to pick my game based on, oh I don't know, game play.

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ravspdr

what a garbage list!

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the_undisturbed

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davidb5

Too much Rap and not enough Rock. I wish we could play our own playlist like the old xbox days.

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ThatUnO

Once Again not enough rap and too much rock. It really sucks that they can't just do half rap and half rock.

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reeftonexpress

Not too impressive at all. Loving the hives thou

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JumpOff718

Wow this track list is 100% Garbage. Looks like another year hitting the MUTE button during the opening of the game. EA games really really really is going to the garbage section. I switched to NBA 2K7 with the PS3 and never will buy a Live again. Soccer I went to Konami (well the new one will be my first) i am sick and tired of buying the same soccer game with horrible gameplay. And now madden. It went to garbage with 07 on next gen. Now they also said that the PS3 version is going to run at 30FPS. thats cool. NOW I WILL NOT SPEND A PENNY ON THIS GAME. Looks like my $60 will go to a game like Assassins Creed instead (and i was going to get madden in replace of this). But since both games suck for PS3 Quality I rather get a game that tells a story. GOOD JOB EA. Instead of making a PS3 game and porting it to 360 you did the opposite. Now i hope the consumer public is smart enough to not buy this game on PS3. That way we really burn another HUGE HOLE in your pocket and you REALLY learn your lesson. Idiots at EA biased a********

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BUFFALO193

that list is brutal,who are those people..........

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Joshua250

@prince_gohan11: The game should have good music to begin with. They shouldn't put such sucky music that listening to your own music is REQUIRED instead of being optional. :/ Come on EA, Timberlack, MIMS?!

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diddyj

The soundtrack looks like it sucks, but i havent heard any songs on there besides the ozzy one....but, if they have the oldschool football soundtracks like they did in 06 and 07, then i will be alright....even so, its 360, so i can just listen to my own music, or turn it off..

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prince_gohan11

OMG wtf are most of you complaining about? Turn the music off if you don't have a 360 (or I think PS3). You can just listen to something you think is better, like a dog barking down the street.If you have a next gen console, play your own fricken music. That simple.It's not hard. I played my own music in 07 (I have a 360) and nothing went wrong. This happens every year. People act as if this will ruin the gameplay. It's a optional feature to listen to the music in the game.

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guiltandregret

what is with all the whiney emo crap in Madden and every other ea sports game?! don't EA know Hot Topic kids dont play sports?! Shadows Fall are the only metal/rock band on there worth having on there. at least they like football!

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-HCMF-

So when is EA's suckfest going to end? I could care less about this music - It is a football game - Justin does not no what a football is, so why is he even "in the game"

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johnbonham1980

Honestly, this list probably interests me more than last year's... I think that even the most amazing soundtrack in the world gets obscenely tiresome in a Madden game, as you hear the same songs over and over and over again considering how much time is spent with franchise mode etc. for your average Madden player. If they tripled the playlist, it would be at least bearable. Course, this year I'm probably not going to buy Madden, so it's a moot point. Looking forward to APF 08.

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814StopsToday

wow, one decent song

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Randini1977

Hopefully, they will leave in the NFL Films music + the option to remove the tracks you don't want. I wish that would translate to the stadiums, as well. That, and every other soundtrack before it, is a giant pile of suckdom. Ugh. I cannot wait until 2010.

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Khoo1992

Timberlake??? Cool!!!

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neftones

While the game remains the same each and every year, the music in Madden gets crappier and crappier with each release. It's like the only area EA puts any effort forth, and I think it's a subtle way for them to tell us how much they hate our lives (as if charging $60 each year for rehashed BS wasn't enough).

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Buckling

great, more crappy music for a crappy game

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DAzn2341

and you guys shouldnt **** diss MIMS, he made it to where he is by himself. produced his own beats, writes his own lyrics, has his own label, and he made it mainstream. give him credit

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Maxor127

The music is one of the worst things about Madden. I played my first Madden game in a long time and my first NFL game since NFL 2K5 when I played Madden 07. The music was absolutely horrible and didn't fit the game at all. Having a soundtrack of real bands wouldn't even really be that bad if 90% of the bands weren't whiny emo bands who sound like they're going through puberty. The music just does not fit the game at all. The presentation in general is horrible in Madden. I just don't understand why people love Madden so much. Horrible music, crappy presentation, clumsy interface, and average gameplay.

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Foolz3h

Brother Ali - "Whatcha Got" Pharoahe Monch feat. Showtyme - "Desire" Swizz Beatz - "It's Me Snitches" Murs - "Dreadlocks" Zion I & The Grouch - "Hit'em" Hell yes! 8)

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3XnemesisX3

Wheres The LINKIN PARK?

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digidestined87

Daddy Yankee is reggaeton... It might be a decent soundtrack, but IDK. I really like Pitbull and Daddy Yankee, the Tim-JT collab should be nice, the underground stuff should be aight, but I honestly think MIMS sucks.

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RaNaBiR

Can't wait for the FIFA 08 soundtrack!!

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DAzn2341

brother ali, murs, zion i, and the grouch are pretty big in the underground, but if you dont like rap theres no way you will like underground rap... but i really dont like how they put trash songs by the artists, makes underground rap look way worse...

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Burning_Shadow

You all need to relax, its a awesome playlist

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vashkilla

latin_boi Definately Love Ozzy, Sum 41, The Used, The Bravery, and Yellowcard...MIMS and Daddy Yankee are the only real hip-hop artists I can tolerate... since when was daddy yankee hip-hop??

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Superbustacap

Another terrible soundtrack. And it's so important because I play Madden so much every song gets so repetitive, especially when they're terrible like this.

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mjdgoldeneye

All I can say is PICK... A... GENRE!!! Emo/Scremo type bands, "new" punk, alternative, AND Rap????? *Sigh*

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ou661

its me snitches i love that song doesnt seem rite for madden tho and really who cares about the sound track

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mightykoolaid

im just going to put on my custom soundtrack and play the game

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dreallink

Hmm, don't really care about the soundtrack, but some songs are good..swizz beatz, new upcoming artist, that song is pretty sweet!

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liltone926

i've been turnin off the madden sountrack for yrs now and it looks like i will continue. i dont care about madden's music. Just focus on the gameplay EA! thats where all the money should be goin, ima madden fan but jesus there were alot of things that were fake as hell in 07 for 360. hopefully they fix alot of them.

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Solid_Penguin

Pharoahe Monch finally getting the attention he deserves. One of the best rappers of our generation.... then we get to **** MIMS and that **** Oh well, nice to see him getting respect.

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tbolt_88

Atreyu..From Autumn To Ashes..Sum 41..The Used..Yellowcard..and Ozzy? Hell ya sounds like a good soundtrack to me.

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cookoo4cocopuff

Ive only heard of like 6 or 7 artists from this list but whatever I really dont car what kind of songs are on it.

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SolidSnake5500

Every single one of these bands suck, minus ozzy..but he was much better with Black Sabbath. I'm still waiting for them to get some actual good music instead of all this teenage crap. This is the type of crap you will find on MTV for **** sake.

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Orlandun

Why do they even bother to show this, not like im going to decide to pick up the game just because ozzy is on the soundtrack. I don't see why this soundtrack hasn't gotten so much attention compared to the other games with licensed music.

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jsrock_on54

im noticing more & more people whine alot. its just a stupid soundtrack to a game. Listen to your iPod. Madden's commentary is the same every year anyway, so why listen to the game?

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jay051684

He**Yeah is awesome

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Devilman41379

wow. complete crap

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Franchise2k6

SWISS BEATS IS A SHOCKER! and FTW!!!

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hanapepe_dragon

Thank god for having a 360 is all I have to say.

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Bungholio55

ozzy at least...

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Pete5506

nothing that good

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apu99992

I DON't WANNA STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FTW REDEMPTION FTWE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111

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Tree06

I love the song selection for Madden. I liked them for a while.

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SaintSadistic

Queens of the Stone Age is a great band no doubt, but I don't see "3's & 7's" going with the theme of Football.

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teebeenz

No your confusing Hell yeah for HEAsterixAsterix, very popular in Germany.