Feb 16, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Pharrell Williams performs before the 2014 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

2K Sports reveals NBA 2K15 soundtrack curated by Pharrell

When 2K Sports revealed Pharrell Williams, would be curating the soundtrack for NBA 2K15, there was some cause for concern in the gaming community. The first fear was that the Grammy winning hit “Happy”, a song many are tired of at this point, would appear on the soundtrack. Following that, it was unclear which direction Pharrell would head with the sound, going for mainstream or digging through and finding songs majority basketball fans were familiar with.

Upon release, it looks as if Pharrell has done an excellent job mixing and matching for the soundtrack. Here is the full list of the 27 songs that will appear on NBA 2K15:

  • Personal Jesus – Depeche Mode
  • River Styx – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
  • Romantic Rights – Death from Above 1979
  • Planet Rock – Afrika Bambaataa
  • Love Runs Out – OneRepublic
  • Team – Lorde
  • Drop It Like It’s Hot – Snoop Dogg
  • Hot ‘n Cold – Basement Jaxx
  • Aerosol Can – Major Lazer
  • On & On – Missy Elliott
  • Can I Have It Like That – Pharrell
  • Scenario Remix – A Tribe Called Quest
  • How Does It Feel – Pharrell
  • Shut ‘Em Down – Public Enemy
  • Set It Off – Strafe
  • Creator – Santigold
  • Suck My Kiss – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Grindin’ – Clipse
  • Dangerous – Busta Rhymes
  • Hunter – Pharrell
  • House of Jealous Lovers – The Rapture
  • Seventeen Years – Ratatat
  • Under Cover of Darkness – The Strokes
  • Everlasting Light – The Black Keys
  • Spiderwebs – No Doubt
  • Doo Wop (That Thing) – Lauryn Hill
  • Mama Used to Say – Junior

Unlike LeBron James and Jay-Z have done in the last two versions of NBA 2K, Pharrell has given 2K a throwback feel, finding gems and putting odd-fitting songs on the soundtrack. That’s how it used to be in the older versions of NBA 2K–it sometimes acted as a gateway for fans to find new music in other genres they’d yet to familiarize themselves with.

NBA 2K15 is set to release on October 7th for PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Playstation 4.

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