The Mag 15 playlist: 2002

March, 22, 2013
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This month, ESPN The Magazine celebrates its 15th anniversary. To commemorate the milestone, right here on Sounds, 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.

“How You Remind Me” by Nickelback

“Much like Indiana somehow made the final game of the NCAA tournament and Ohio State eventually won a national title that year, these guys somehow had the No. 1 song on Billboard’s year-end chart.”

“Lose Yourself” by Eminem

“Because every 'scrappy' athlete and resuscitated automaker needed an anthem, and Mr. Mathers is their Francis Scott Key.”

“Still Fly” by Big Tymers

“Ten years later, ESPN aired a 30 for 30 dedicated to this club classic.”

“Work It” by Missy Elliott

“Hello, Serena!” “Pass the Courvoisier Part II” by Busta Rhymes feat. P. Diddy and Pharrell

“Another in-arena classic ... at least the instrumental.”

“Clocks” by Coldplay

“Something climatic happened in this year, and some TV producer -- OK, every TV producer -- finally had the perfect song to play! For the next four years.”

“Grindin’” by Da Clipse

“This had to be fellow 757 resident Iverson’s jam. Coincidentally, the dress code came around just a few years later.”

“Lady Marmalade” by Christina Aguilera, Pink, Mya, Missy Elliott and Li’l Kim

“Had this come out in 2013, think every sports team would do its own video version? OK, maybe not.”

“Ether” by Nas

This is Shaq and Kobe’s song. They’d slow dance to it if it had a different beat.”

“Foolish” by Ashanti

“As in, ‘Telling your starting pitcher to take the ball with him in a World Series game you haven’t already won is foolish, Dusty Baker.’”

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