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Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Mag 15 playlist: 2007

By ESPN The Magazine

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.”

“Can’t Tell Me Nothin’” by Kanye West
“Bob Knight became the all-time winningest coach in college basketball history. I’m sure he’d sing the hook to this one like the rest of us did.”

“SexyBack” by Justin Timberlake
“This season saw Alex Rodriguez win his last MVP, and some mirror probably saw him sing this song awkwardly more times than it would care to remember.”

“We Fly High” by Jim Jones
“There should be a generation of picture-perfect jump shooters, given all the practice they got doing that 'ballin' ' thing with their wrists.”

“Crank That (Soulja Boy)” by Soulja Boy Tell Em
“And a generation of kids who will go on YouTube and wonder why entire football teams were doing the same dance to such a forgettable track.”

“Irreplaceable” by Beyonce
“What else could you say about LeBron James after scoring 48 points, including the Cavaliers’ last 25, in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals?”

“Fergalicious” by Fergie
“In '07, Sir Alex Ferguson led Manchester United to the Premier League title for the ninth time, making it possible to get soccer and 'Fergalicious' into the same item.”