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Featured music for November on ESPN

November, 8, 2013
11/08/13
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EminemJoseph Okpako/RedfernsSongs from Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" are being featured on ESPN this month.
Here's a list of songs from performers featured on ESPN's programming, along with links to the artist’s websites and links for you to download and buy the songs and/or albums.

Eminem: "The Monster feat. Rihanna" and "Legacy" from the “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” album. (iTunes | Amazon)

Lady Gaga: "Fashion" from the “ARTPOP” album. (iTunes | Amazon)

Tilian: "Now Or Never" and "Up In The Air" from the “Material Me” album. (iTunes | Amazon)

LVDP Sound System: "Stay Strong" and "Esperanza"from the “Fiesta y Lucha” album (Bandcamp).

El Dusty: "Puro Pori" not available for sale.
ESPN The Magazine's senior writer Sam Alipour talks with Justin Timberlake, who stars in the new movie "Runner Runner" (in theaters today), about his poker game and ownership stake in the Memphis Grizzlies.video

Pearl Jam featured on ESPN in October

October, 2, 2013
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Pearl JamAP PhotoPearl Jam's "Lightning Bolt" album is due to be released on Oct. 15.
Here's a list of songs from performers featured on ESPN programming this month, along with links to the artists' websites and links for you to download and buy the songs and/or albums:

Pearl Jam: "Mind Your Manners," "Get Away" and "Let The Record Play" from the "Lightning Bolt" album. (iTunes | Amazon)

Eljuri: "Mas Fuerte" and "Ya Es Hora" from the “Fuerte” album. (iTunes | Amazon)

Elastic Bond: "Keep It Flowing," "Find A Way" and "Pierdo El Control" from the “Real” album. (iTunes | Amazon)

Featured music for August on ESPN

August, 2, 2013
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Selena GomezJoe Faraoni/ESPN ImagesSelena Gomez's album "Stars Dance" debuted on the Billboard 200 album chart at No. 1 in July.


Here's a list of songs from performers featured on ESPN's programming in August, along with links to the artists' websites and links for you to download and buy the songs and/or albums:

Selena Gomez: "Save The Day" and "Write Your Name" from the “Stars Dance” album. (iTunes | Amazon)

Redlight King: "Born To Rise" single. (iTunes | Amazon)

Bostich and Fussible: "Do It" and "I Count The Ways" from the “Nortec Collective Presents Bulevar” album. (iTunes | Amazon)

ZZ Ward: "365 Days" from the “Till The Casket Drops” album. (iTunes | Amazon)

Music featured on ESPN's 'First Take' LA

July, 17, 2013
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Here's a list of songs from performers featured on ESPN’s "First Take" LA Programming, links to the artist’s websites and links for you to download and buy the songs and/or albums:

Radical Something

"California" from the “We Are Nothing” album.
(iTunes|Amazon)

Kwesi Kankam

"In LA" not available for sale

Brenna Red

"The Summer of Los Angeles" not available for sale

Darius Rucker at home with country

June, 19, 2013
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You can admit it: When Darius Rucker left Hootie And The Blowfish behind to pursue a country music career, you weren't sure it was going to last. After all, "Cracked Rear View" sold a zillion copies, won a Grammy award (for "Let Her Cry") and spawned hit after hit. Why mess with success?

Ahh, but when Rucker performed a short acoustic set at the ESPN cafeteria on Wednesday, the song that got employees singing along was "Wagon Wheel," the first single off his third country album, "True Believers." His performance of “Wagon Wheel” with Lady Antebellum at the CMT Awards on June 6 brought the audience to its feet, and both the single and the album have hit No. 1 on Billboard’s country charts. The Old Crow Medicine Show song, based on a Bob Dylan melody, is at No. 3 and has been on the Billboard Hot Country chart for 22 weeks.

"I love the music," Rucker said Wednesday in a SportsNation chat on ESPN.com. "I said from the late 80s that I would go to country. I think it's going awesome, probably 100 million times better than I thought it would."

The response to the album so far has been fantastic, he said. "It's been huge. Really better than we thought it would be. Surprisingly, critically acclaimed. It's been great."

While Rucker is gearing up to tour behind "True Believers," he's also keeping an eye on the NFL and working on his golf game as much as five days a week. "I shot even par at my home course. It's the best score I've ever had," he said. "I'm going low someday, real soon."

During his chat with SportsNation, Rucker was asked about the two teams closest to his South Carolina roots -- the Panthers and the Dolphins.

On Miami: "I expect to see a better season than last year. Hopefully [they'll] sneak into the playoffs at 10-6. But [they're] still a couple of years away from the Super Bowl."

As for the Panthers? "They have to go up from last year, so I hope they have a good year," Rucker said. "I have a bunch of friends in the organization, so I'm hoping. Cam (Newton) is a good QB, so I hope for good things."

Coe 24K to have music on 'Unite'

April, 30, 2013
4/30/13
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Here's a list of songs from performers featured on ESPN’s "Unite" programming, links to the artist’s websites and links for you to download and buy the songs and/or albums:

May Music for "Unite" programming

Coe 24K

"On Tha Come Up" not available for sale
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The Mag 15 playlist: 2012

April, 15, 2013
4/15/13
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ESPN The Magazine is celebrating its 15th anniversary. To commemorate the milestone, The Mag will look back and generate exclusive playlists curated by Bomani Jones. The “Around the Horn” panelist will pick and discuss the biggest hits of the past 15 years. Listen to the final playlist below.

“Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen
“You’ll understand I had to put it on the list. But I don’t want to talk about it either.”

“Gangnam Style” by PSY
“Remember, Dennis Rodman wanted to go to North Korea and meet PSY. PSY, who is South Korean, wasn’t able to make it.”

“We Are Young” by Fun featuring Janelle Monae
“Say hello to the Oklahoma City Thunder, as exciting and youthful a basketball team as we’ve ever seen in the NBA Finals. The future looked so bright ...”

“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” by Kelly Clarkson
“... and then they met the Heat, survivors of scrutiny as rare as the Thunder’s youth. LeBron got his ring, meaning it might be a while for Kevin Durant.”

“Starships” by Nicki Minaj
“Add 'starships' to the list of things not nearly as fast as Usain Bolt, who won three more gold medals and staked his claim to being the greatest track Olympian of all time.”

“Take Care” by Drake featuring Rihanna
“Can’t you imagine Drake consoling Lolo Jones and telling her everything would be OK? How did Lolo’s PR team not get her in one of his videos?”

“Work Hard, Play Hard” by Wiz Khalifa
“Call him Johnny Football if you want to, but it’s pretty clear Johnny Manziel likes lots of other things. The Heisman Trust has never had a winner quite like this.”

“Glad You Came” by The Wanted
“Serena Williams did the crip walk at Wimbledon during the Olympics, and Andy Murray won the men’s gold medal. There’s two things you’ll probably never see again.”

“We Found Love” by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris
“Inspired by the death of his girlfriend, Manti Te’o helped Notre Dame to its best season in nearly 25 years. Hey, that’s what we thought in 2012."

The Mag 15 playlist: 2010

April, 10, 2013
4/10/13
11:25
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ESPN The Magazine is celebrating its 15th anniversary. To commemorate the milestone, The Mag will look back and generate exclusive playlists curated by Bomani Jones. The “Around the Horn” panelist will pick and discuss the biggest hits of the past 15 years. Listen to the entire playlist below.

“Power” by Kanye West
“Love The Decision or hate it, but be honest -- from that moment on, LeBron James has been the biggest star in sports. He flexed his muscle, to disastrous effect, but you can’t say he didn’t have the power to do so.”

“Break Your Heart” by Taio Cruz
“Yeah, sorry, Cleveland. We know. We know.”

“You Belong with Me” by Taylor Swift
“This is summary of Dan Gilbert’s insane, Comic Sans diatribe about LeBron. Wait, I thought it said You Belong to Me.”

“Cooler Than Me” by Mike Posner
“Those of us who thought Duke’s program had become too stale to get Coach K his fourth ring? Maybe being 'cooler' doesn’t matter that much.”

“Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry
“After 49 Cup-less seasons, forgive hardened, blue-collar Chicagoans for singing like pop stars when the Blackhawks finally brought home a championship.”

“Miss Me” by Drake
“Because, finally, this was Brett Favre’s last season. His third -- and least successful -- last season.”

“B.M.F.” by Rick Ross featuring Styles P
“That’s exactly what Michael Vick did, though most of it went back to the Falcons after he went to prison. But 2010, powered by an unexpectedly great season, was when he started making it back.”

“OMG” by Usher featuring will.i.am
“Connecticut’s women’s basketball team had its second straight 39-0 championship season. Those three letters might be the only way to capture such dominance in the 21st century.”

The Mag 15 playlist: 2009

April, 8, 2013
4/08/13
7:00
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ESPN The Magazine is celebrating its 15th anniversary. To commemorate the milestone, The Mag will look back and generate exclusive playlists curated by Bomani Jones. The "Around the Horn" panelist will pick and discuss the biggest hits of the past 15 years. Listen to the entire playlist below.

“Party in the U.S.A.” by Miley Cyrus
“This was the year of the Super Bowl champion Saints, as close as possible to truly being America’s Team. Even a couple of Falcons fans rooted for Drew Brees & Co.”

“Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” by Beyonce
“Two years earlier, Kobe demanded the Lakers get him some help. This year, he put a ring on it, and Shaq was nowhere to be found.”

“Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys
“Jay and Keys performed this during the 2009 World Series, which the Yankees won. Which, apparently, turned this into the new New York anthem the world was just itchin’ for.”

“I Love College” by Asher Roth
“Guarantee that’s how John Wall felt about his year at Kentucky, when he and his incoming classmates arrived in the Fall and fully ushered in the era of one-and-done college basketball. It’s just that he loves millions of dollars more.”

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The Mag 15 playlist: 2008

April, 5, 2013
4/05/13
7:00
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ESPN The Magazine is celebrating its 15th anniversary. To commemorate the milestone, The Mag will look back and generate exclusive playlists curated by Bomani Jones. The "Around the Horn" panelist will pick and discuss the biggest hits of the past 15 years. Listen to the entire playlist below.

“Whatever You Like” by T.I.
“This had to be the team song of the Detroit Lions, whose accommodating performances on the gridiron helped make them the first 0-16 team in NFL history.”

“Superstar” by Lupe Fiasco
“Forget his NFL career. Watch this and be reminded Tim Tebow [the speech], on his way to a national title at Florida, was every bit the superstar many wished he could be now.”

“4 Minutes” by Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake
“The song doesn’t matter. Just remember the '08 Phillies won the franchise’s first World Series since ... before anyone had even heard of Madonna. Yeah, long time.”

“No Air” by Jordin Sparks featuring Chris Brown
“As in, when Mario Chalmers hit a last-second 3-point dagger to send Kansas into overtime against Memphis, John Calipari looked like there was no air left in the universe.”

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The Mag 15 playlist: 2007

April, 3, 2013
4/03/13
7:00
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ESPN The Magazine is celebrating its 15th anniversary. To commemorate the milestone, The Mag will look back and generate exclusive playlists curated by Bomani Jones. The "Around the Horn" panelist will pick and discuss the biggest hits of the past 15 years. Listen to the entire playlist below.

“Make It Rain” by Fat Joe
“That was pretty much all anyone could hope would happen in a game against the 16-0 Patriots, featuring the resurrection of Randy Moss. Or, just wait for the Super Bowl.”

“Umbrella” by Rihanna
“Never forget -- Prince killed the Super Bowl halftime in February -- in high heels, in the rain -- and managed to sneak an inappropriate visual into the show for good measure.”

“Party Like a Rock Star” by Shop Boyz
“Because this is exactly what Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich did after winning their fourth championship. You know they did.”

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New music by Fall Out Boy is on ESPN

April, 2, 2013
4/02/13
4:00
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Here's a list of songs from performers featured on ESPN’s programming, links to the artist’s websites and links for you to download and buy the songs and/or albums:

March Music on ESPN programming

Fall Out Boy

"My Songs Know What Your Songs Did in the Dark" from the “Save Rock and Roll” album
(iTunes | Amazon)

Fall Out Boy

"The Phoenix" from the “Save Rock and Roll” album
(iTunes | Amazon)

New Politics

"Harlem" single
(iTunes |Amazon)

Wavves

"Sail to the Sun" from the “Afraid of Heights” album
(iTunes | Amazon)

Cuarto Poder

"Arenita Platita" from the “In Tha House” album
(iTunes | Amazon)

Cuarto Poder

"Del Estilo" from the “In Tha House” album
(iTunes | Amazon)

Capital Cities among groups on 'First Take'

April, 2, 2013
4/02/13
10:00
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Here's a list of songs from performers featured on ESPN’s "First Take" programming, links to the artist’s websites and links for you to download and buy the songs and/or albums:

March Music for "First Take" programming

Capital Cities

”Center Stage" from the “Capital Cities EP” album
(iTunes | Amazon)

Watch the Duck

”Poppin’ Off" from the “Anatidaephobia EP” album
(iTunes | Amazon)

Santiago X The Natural

”Got A Hold Of Me" from the “True To My Word” album
(iTunes | Amazon)

The Mag 15 playlist: 2006

April, 1, 2013
4/01/13
7:00
AM ET
This month, ESPN The Magazine celebrates its 15th anniversary. To commemorate the milestone, The Mag will look back and generate exclusive playlists curated by Bomani Jones. The "Around the Horn" panelist will pick and discuss the biggest hits of the past 15 years. Listen to the entire playlist below.

“Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley
“This was the year Steve Nash won his second MVP. Maybe we were crazy? Yeah, possibly.

“Ridin Dirty” by Chamillionaire featuring Krayzie Bone
“This is more Mark Martin’s flavor, but it was the year Jimmy Johnson won his first of five Cup series championships. If you ain’t ridin’ dirty, you ain’t tryin’.”

“I’m in’ Luv (Wit a Stripper)” by T-Pain
“At once, a young athlete’s dream, and the soundtrack to the veteran’s cautionary tales.”

“Dirty Little Secret” by The All-American Rejects
“Yes, Floyd Landis, I’m looking at you.”

“There It Go (The Whistle Song)” by Juelz Santana
“The unofficial theme song of the 2006 NBA Finals, when Dwayne Wade went to the foul line like he paid rent on it.”

“Bossy” by Kelis
“As is Peyton Manning. But after the 2006 season, he was something more important -- a Super Bowl champion.”

“Jesus, Take the Wheel” by Carrie Underwood
“Little known fact -- that was the official name of the play Florida ran when Tim Tebow threw the jump pass. Or maybe it just should have been.”

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